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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 school.

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 untimely death. 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 craftsman.

Now in a beautiful new building, Holy Trinity has a student population of 711 and a combined staff of 66.

The dream continues!