Holy Trinity Catholic High School (Simcoe)
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|Holy Trinity Catholic High School|
|128 Evergreen Hill Road
P.O. Box 550
Simcoe, Ontario, N3Y 4N5
|School type||Catholic High School|
|Motto||Ut Omnes Unum Sint
(That all may be one)
|School board||Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board|
|Enrollment||938 (August 2014)|
|Colour(s)||Maroon, Black and Silver|
The high school is located in Simcoe, Ontario, Canada. School uniforms are mandatory during school hours, and courses are conducted in a theological manner. Though it is a Roman Catholic school, the student population has Catholic and non-Catholic components, allowing all to benefit from the courses offered by this advanced learning institution. Students are encouraged to exemplify Canadian values, such as the importance of the environment and conservation. Students are also encouraged to think critically on and off-campus. Weekly student charities and awareness campaigns cover issues such as domestic violence, local animal shelters, food drives and gift collections. On October 25, 2013, a fire was deliberately set in a girl's first floor washroom. Damage was totaled to be over $75,000. The Super Cities Walk for Multiple Sclerosis held in Simcoe's Holy Trinity Catholic High School raised more than $57,000 in donations for Multiple Sclerosis.
The school was founded in September 2001, with an initial enrollment of 750 students. The school outgrew the main building's original capacity of 1,000 students and an annex was built to accommodate the increase in enrollment. Construction for the annex began in 2006. John Burroughs, the principal at that time, expected enrollment to peak in the following years. The addition was ready for use in September 2007  with ten classrooms, a food services classroom and a conference room in the southwest corner of the school. The addition alleviated the overcrowding that the school was experiencing at that time. Some reasons for the higher-than-expected enrollment at Holy Trinity are state-of-the-art technology equipment, excellent athletic facilities and equipment, and the fact that it is the only Catholic high school in the county.
Holy Trinity has been at the leading edge of technology in Canadian high schools since its opening. The technology department at Holy Trinity consists of Communication, Construction, Cosmetology, Design/Drafting, Manufacturing, Culinary Arts and Transportation. Some of the cutting-edge technology includes:
- Haas CNC Milling Machine
- AXYZ CNC Router
- iMac G5 Computers with Final Cut Studio and Logic Pro software
- Smart Board, an interactive board which doubles as a computer screen; projectors are required for this board.
- Daily televised announcements from the school television network (formerly Trinity Vision Network or "TVN", it was renamed to Holy Trinity Television or "HTTV" following a studio update before the 2013-2014 school year). This is also available online and in a video podcast. As of 2013-2014, online streams and podcasts are no longer available.
- Comprehensive transportation (automotive) shop
- Cosmetology course teaching hairstyling and aesthetics
The secondary school is represented in many different intramural sports as the Holy Trinity Titans. Titan teams include swimming, soccer, rugby, track and field, badminton, tug-o-war, golf, basketball, hockey, tennis, cheerleading, volleyball, cross-country, football, figure skating and rowing. Holy Trinity's fundraising efforts in the 2006-2007 school year successfully raised enough money to start a football team for the school. The football team played its first game in September 2007.
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