HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL HISTORY
Holy Trinity High School came into
official existence in January 1985. Karl E. Cadera was the first
principal of Holy Trinity. Karl had the considerable task of hiring
staff, recruiting students and soliciting support from parents for the
new Catholic High School. When school began on September 3, 1985 it had
six staff and 56 students. The founding staff members were: secretary,
Maria (Oliveira)Janeiro; teachers, Julie (Begley) Ham, Perry Cavarzan,
Claude Chiandet, Belinda Titanic and custodian, Bruce Madill. The
"school" was spread over several locations: the office was on 75 Holland
Street East, 2 classes were held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, the
computer class was held in the DePeuter Building, the shop class was on
Bridge Street and Physical Education classes were held at Marie of the
Incarnation and the Vins Building. The students walked or were bused to
their various locations. After four months, in January 1986, a new site
was found on the third floor of the Bank of Nova Scotia building. Holy
Trinity now had four classrooms in one place! Then in September 1986,
the school was moved to its present location and became "portable city".
With the student population doubling
each year, in 1990, the Ministry of Education finally recognized Holy
Trinity as a viable enterprise and approved the construction of a
permanent facility. In 1991 construction of the present building began.
Classes continued through the construction period with portables being
moved around the site. In January 1992 the new building was ready for
occupation. The official opening was held on May 24, 1992. As our
school population continued to grow, Holy Trinity experienced yet
another school addition which began in 2005. A third gym, new
hospitality and automotive wing and the construction of an additional 20
classrooms was part of the new vision for Holy Trinity High School.
The addition was completed in 2007.
The design of the building is especially
noteworthy. The chief architect was Margaret A. Russocki. Impressed by
its pastoral setting, she incorporated rural motifs in the design of the
The chapel and cafeteria have the shapes of a silo and barn
respectively, with the windows in the cafeteria like wagon wheels. Holy
Trinity was Margaret Russocki's last assignment prior to her tragic and
The chapel, the centre and focus of the
school, contains magnificent stained glass windows, designed by Sarah
Hall and sponsored by many family members of the community. Another
beautiful feature of the school is the school crest which has been
strikingly rendered onto the foyer floor, in terrazzo, by a local
Now in a beautiful new building, Holy Trinity has a student population of 711 and a combined staff of 66.
The dream continues!