General Information for the school
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.
Grade 9 Programs
Math, Geography, Science, French, English, Theology
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.
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.
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.
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.
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