October 2023 Week of Oct 23-29   


Oct 23 | Day 1 DABC

Aquatic Zones @ Coquitlam
Gr.8 Volleyball semifinal vs Bby North

Oct 24 | Day 2 HEFG

School Picture Retakes
Gr.9 Volleyball quarterfinal vs Bby North
Gr.8 Football vs VC @ Bby Lake

Oct 25 | Day 1 ABCD

Special Presentations
Swim Practice @ Edmunds
Cross Country Championships @ Mundy Park
Gr.8 Volleyball bronze/gold matches @ STMC

Oct 26 | Day 2 EFGH

PLC Late Start Schedule
Canadian Open Math Challenge
Gr.9 Volleyball semifinal @ STMC
JV Football vs Seaquam @ Bby Lake

Oct 27 | Day 1 BCDA

Missions: Jeans Day
Gr.8 Volleyball Handsworth Tournament
Sr Volleyball BC Catholics @ ND
Varsity Football vs Seaquam @ JO Park

Oct 29

Gr.8 Volleyball Handsworth Tournament



Our Halloween advisory challenge happened last week and the scores are in! After the first couple of Advisory Challenges, Limerick starts the year with a small lead with defending champ London nipping at their heels. Pumpkin Artists, you have until Wednesday to finish those pumpkins in the foyer.

This Thursday, each student will receive a google form to vote on their house’s pumpkin. The winner from each house will represent its house at the Halloween pep rally. Look for an email from Mr. Power Thursday to vote!


Intramural soccer is around the corner! There will be an intramural soccer sign-up google form being sent out this week. Teams this year are in-house and must have a mix of grades (10-12) or (8-9) and must have AT LEAST 12 players. So recruit some friends from your house and sign them up, or sign up as an individual and we’ll place you on a team.

Sign-up will close October 28th!


Missed the opportunity to sign up for a club? There will be visuals with google classroom codes posted on school TVs next week. Be on the lookout for this to sign up and get info on a club of interest.

Student Council

Student Council is selling candygrams. Be on the lookout for the sale from October 23-27!

Halloween Spirit Week Events are also being organized by Student Council. The events will be running from October 26-31.


Next Wednesday October 25th Dr. Wayne Tinsey who is the Global Ambassador for Edmund Rice Education Beyond borders will be visiting our community in the afternoon. Dr. Wayne Tinsey is a renowned speaker for the mission and Essential Elements of an Edmund Rice Education.

This is a unique opportunity as Dr. Wayne who is from Australia is presenting to Edmund Rice schools in North America during this time. Dr. Wayne is pictured below (far left) with fellow Edmund Rice Educators at a meeting with Pope Francis.


Mr. Walker is hosting a ‘spooky stories’ event in the Drama room for Halloween. Come and listen to stories, perform stories or even perform your own writing. Treats will be available!

The QR code on the flier will show a number of spooky stories students can read in advance to get ready to perform!


In preparation for the Fraser North Zones on October 25, our cross country athletes have been hard at work training and competing.

Top mentions from Oct. 4 include: Evelyn M. (10th place), Remo G. (7th place), Daniel K. (14th place) and Jai S. (20th place). Since this is the same course as the Provincial Zones, it was a great practice run for all who participated.

Congratulations to all 22 athletes who competed in Oct. 12’s meet at Central Park! Everyone saw significant improvement from the first meet. Well done!! Top mentions include: Olivia F. (9th place), Charlotte O. (14th place), Giuseppe G. (14th place), Nathan H. (18th place), Rylan C. (11th place) and Aaiden M. (16th place). Big thanks to Jane and Ron Orser and Carine Chau for volunteering to be marshals along the course!

We have also enjoyed learning additional strength and conditioning exercises from Coach Tim in the Fitness & Weight Room.


Grade 8
Our Grade 8 Knights suffered their first defeat of the season. They look to get back to their winning ways against rival Vancouver College Tuesday at Burnaby Lakes, 3:30pm kickoff.

Our JV Knights won a wet and muddy game against Terry Fox 23-6 to close out a sweep of the Coquitlam schools in Regular Season play. Next week they face off against the Seaquam Seahawks Thursday at Burnaby Lakes, 3:30 kickoff.

Our Varsity Knights won 21-0 over Terry Fox last week on their Seniors’ night. They square off against a very tough Seaquam team next Friday Night at John Oliver Park @ 7pm.


St. Thomas More has a SUN RUN team! Race Day – Sunday, April 21, 2024

We are excited to announce that St. Thomas More will have a Sun Run team again this year. Come out and participate with your friends and family. There is a 2.5km or the 10km course. If you register before Oct. 31, you qualify for the cheapest price category. ($22 for youth; $35 for adults)

Before registering, please note the following:

  1. STMC is NOT responsible for student supervision or transportation during the Sun Run
  2. STMC may offer some training resources, such as a suggested plan to prepare for running 10km and may offer some scheduled practice runs. However, please note that runners are responsible for their own training.
  3. If we have less than 14 members on our team, the team will be disbanded and the members will be automatically moved into the Individual categories and you will be responsible for paying the upgrade fees
  4. Youth team technical shirts will have STMC Knights printed on the back; however, the Cotton shirts will NOT have a team name on the back due to a limited area of print size
  5. Parents and siblings are welcome to register as part of the Sun Run team, however, the number of youths must be greater than the number of adults on the team.

To register, please go to team member registration and select STMC Knights. Access Code: HHMLJD
*Be sure you are on the Oasis Youth Team Challenge (before adding your name and details)
Team Name: STMC Knights

After completing the registration, please complete Mrs. DeWith’s quick Google Form: Sun Run Google Form