STUDENT ADVISORY PROGRAM ~ T’nT or ‘Trojan Time’
All Regina Public High Schools have a student advisory program in place. Educational research and practice overwhelmingly demonstrates that when an advisory program is in place students do better at school. While in advisory, students and their advisor will work together to:
- Develop a greater sense of belonging
- Regularly monitor attendance and academic progress and communicate with students and parents
- Develop an online portfolio for career and planning and to track academic progress
- Enjoy a smoother transition to high school and from high school to post-secondary education and work
- Acquire life skills that will be applied now and in the future.
Teachers at École Thom Collegiate will act as an Advisor to a small group of students in a specific grade. TnT teachers will maintain contact with students and parents through phone, email, or using a Google Classroom and will communicate regarding student programing, attendance, school news. The Advisory teacher is a sustained contact point and conduit of information for parents.
AP (Advanced Placement)
Advanced Placement (AP) is an international enrichment program. Through the Advanced Placement’s courses and exams, high school students can earn university credit and advanced placement, stand out in admissions process and, more importantly, follow their passion in one or more AP subjects. AP operates on an open access policy meaning that any student can try an Advanced Placement course. AP can be a diploma program. Students in Advanced Placement study the regular Saskatchewan curricula with a focus on a more enriched academic program. AP is all about creating a university-ready culture.
The guidance department offers a variety of services to students, teachers and parents. These services include:
- individual counseling aimed at meeting the educational, personal, social and career planning needs of students
- referral to various outside agencies as needed
- current information on post-secondary programs as well as vocational materials
- financial assistance by way of scholarship and bursary information as well as various loan and grant information.
A counsellor is available every period of the day for personal, vocational, and educational counselling. The centre is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You are encouraged to drop in to look through the career and self-help materials on display, to use the computer career program, or to talk to a counsellor. Please see us if you are having personal or academic problems, or to talk about subject selection and career planning. Parents are also welcome to call a counsellor at 523-3600 regarding any concerns they may have.
Regina Public Schools strives to provide students and families with an accurate and current list of available community resources. These organizations are not affiliated directly with Regina Public Schools and are meant to be used in the interim until you are able to talk with a guidance counsellor. Regina Public Schools assumes no responsibility for the operation of these outside agencies.
Please click on the following link to view our current list: Counsellor Resource List
The Indigenous Advocacy program supports and enhances the high school experience of First Nations, Metis and Inuit students through academic advising, tutorial support, and post-secondary planning. Click here for more information.
The Learning Resource Program is for students who have been identified as having learning difficulties. A variety of service options are available and range from supporting teachers in making adaptations, monitoring students’ progress, providing consultative services.
ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE (EAL)
The EAL Resource Teacher supports students with language learning. EAL students are provided sheltered literacy classes and tutorials. Students who do not yet have the necessary English literacy skills to be successful in the academic program may receive sheltered literacy classes. Once students have acquired the necessary English literacy skills, they are integrated into the regular academic program with tutorial support.
DRUG AND ALCOHOL COUNSELLING
The Regina Qu’Appelle Health District drug and alcohol counselor is available to support students and family. Please contact the Guidance Office.
You are welcome to visit our Resource Officer located on the main floor of Thom Collegiate. The Resource Officer is here to assist students with concerns and problems, as well as help them understand the role of a police officer and the individual’s responsibility to the community, the law, and its enforcement.
JOHN DAVIES RESOURCE CENTRE
Welcome to Thom’s Library. We are open from 8:00am to 4:00pm.
The Resource Centre is home to many great books that you are sure to enjoy. We have computers and technology available to classrooms and to students needing homework support.
There is always something new at the Library. Come visit us often!
The auditorium is a special place in our school in which students are expected to conduct themselves with dignity. Courtesy for the performers and consideration for the other members of the audience are key words governing expected conduct.
CANTEEN / LUNCH HOUR
Students who must remain at school for lunch, are encouraged to eat their lunch in the Student Commons Areas. Staff members are assigned to supervise. Students staying for lunch should practice physical distancing.
The school brings in lunch items such as pizza, sandwiches, tacos and burgers. Vending machines are available and are cleaned regularly. Thom Collegiate has a limited number of water bottle filling stations for student and staff use. Students should bring a refillable bottle for water from home each day.
THE THOM STORE - TROJAN TERRITORY
Trojan Territory is located in the foyer of the school, directly across from the elevator. It is stocked with t-shirts, sweatshirts, performance shirts, golf shirts, tank tops, as well as hats and water bottles. New items are being added periodically throughout the year.