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General Information for the school

Introduction

Michael Power•St. Joseph, a co-educational school of over 2000 students, was founded by two religious communities: the Basilian Fathers and the Sisters of St. Joseph. In our school community, students meet Christ sacramentally in school and class liturgies, and come to know the "good news" in their theology classes. In pursuing scholarship, they come to an awareness and appreciation of God's creation.
The school year is divided into two full semesters. Our Special Education program is based on an inclusive model of support for students with a wide variety of learning needs including both developmentally disabled and gifted students. Other important programs are Extended French, Co-operative Education, and English as a Second Language.
The athletic program encourages physical fitness and desirable attitudes towards sports and recreation. Art and Technology students have several opportunities to participate in exhibits and performances. The student newspaper, the yearbook, peer ministry are popular activities. Students participate in many other clubs and a variety of sports. Involvement is characteristic of this school and new students should plan to participate.
Students wear a grey, white and navy uniform. The school colours are maroon and gold.

Grade 9 Programs

CORE SUBJECTS

Math, Geography, Science, French, English, Theology

OPTIONAL SUBJECTS

Choose One Of:

Information Technology in Business, Communication Technology, Physical Education/Health

And One Of:

Music, Visual Arts

Grade 8 Registration

Information Night for Grade 8 families takes place annually in November.
Registration Night for new students takes place annually in March

Refer to the school calendar for specific dates.

Student Agenda

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Student Services

The aims of the Student Services Department are to provide students with opportunities to:

• formulate education plans consistent with their intellectual abilities, interests and personal goals.

learn more about the world of work and employment opportunities suited to their interests and abilities.

come to a fuller understanding of self, develop or enhance a positive self-image and explore ways of establishing successful relationships with others.

Counsellors accomplish these aims through personal counseling, group instruction and various administrative functions. They also draw on a variety of community, medical, educational and career resources as needed.

Each grade level is dealt with differently reflecting the developmental needs of that particular age group. The focus in grade nine is on time management and study skills. Each student also meets with his/her assigned academic counsellor to start a portfolio. Parents are invited to contact counsellors at any time during the school year to arrange interviews in order to discuss matters of concern.

Career Access

The Career Access Department of the Toronto Catholic District School Board provides support and transitional services to students who are "at risk" of leaving school prior to graduation. Service is also provided to students with special needs for the purpose of transition to post secondary opportunities.

Chaplaincy & Theology

The vision of the Chaplaincy Team is to help create an atmosphere where Christianity is a lived experience with Christ as a model. The Adult Chaplaincy Team helps to coordinate the spiritual activities of the school community such as school liturgies, other liturgical events, Peer Ministry and grade level retreats.

The Chaplaincy Team also coordinates a group of senior students (peer ministers) who make a commitment to pray and serve in the school community. Some of the service activities that peer ministers are involved in include: Big Brother/Big sister to grade nine students, mini-retreats, tutoring, food drives and coaching intramural sports.

All grade 9 students are enrolled in a compulsory theology course and are expected to participate in the day retreat program organized by our Chaplaincy Team.

Course Descriptions

Click here to view a list of courses available at Michael Power•St. Joseph. Feel free to browse the courses and read their course information sheets. You will need a password to gain entry. For the password, please contact the school.