|St. Joseph Catholic Secondary School|
5555 Creditview Road
|School type||Separate High School|
("Seize the Day")
|Religious affiliation(s)||Roman Catholic|
|School board||Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board|
|Area trustee||Luz Del Rosario|
|Grades||9 to 12|
|Enrollment||1300 (As of October 31, 2013)|
|Language||English, programs include French, Spanish|
|Colour(s)||Purple, black, grey and white|
St. Joseph Secondary School, colloquially known as St. Joe's is a Catholic high school located in the Streetsville community of Mississauga, Ontario. The school is administered by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board.
Like other members of the district, students who attend St. Joseph C.S.S. receive teaching on religion, family life and prayer in addition to the standard curriculum found in public schools. The school is linked with the St. Joseph's Parish in Streetsville, which is a part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Toronto. Its scriptural motto is "Be Not Afraid... Come Follow Me".
Some extra-curricular programs include: Future Business Leaders Association (FBLA), The Mirror (school newspaper), Culture Shock, Green Team, L.I.F.E. Ministry, SafeSpace, Yearbook Committee, Annual Christmas talent Show, Artsapalooza, Artsfest, School Musical, Peer Tutoring, Jazz and Marching Band and the Nicaragua Project. Also, the school LINK Crew Ambassadors are a successful widespread organization, and assist with tours and parent evenings. The school is built almost exactly like Philip Pocock Catholic Secondary School also in Mississauga. The school was attended by Trooper Marc Diab, who was killed by a roadside bomb while serving his country in the War in Afghanistan. The park behind the school was renamed Trooper Marc Diab Memorial Park, in his honour.
In June 2013, St. Joe's was awarded the 2012–13 Premier's Award for Accepting Schools on behalf of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. The Premier's Awards for Accepting Schools are awarded annually and recognize schools that have demonstrated initiative, creativity and leadership in promoting a safe, inclusive and accepting school climate. Bob Delaney, MPP (Mississauga-Streetsville) made a presentation in the St. Joseph Secondary School library on Monday, June 17, 2013.
The St. Joseph Jaguars have many sports teams which are known locally as some of the most competitive in the school board. Teams include:
- Swimming (junior & senior)
- Hockey (senior & junior boys and varsity girls)
- Cross-country Running (senior, junior & midget)
- Golf (varsity)
- Field Hockey (varsity girls)
- Basketball (senior & junior)
- Volleyball (senior, junior & boys bantam)
- Cricket (varsity)
- Soccer (senior & junior)
- Track & Field (senior, junior & midget)
- Baseball (boys varsity)
- Fast Pitch Softball (girls varsity)
- Tennis (senior & junior)
- Curling (varsity mixed)
- Badminton (senior & junior)
- Table Tennis (junior & senior)
- Flag Football (girls)
- Bantam Boys Volleyball 2005 Champions
- Junior Boys Soccer Tier 1 2007 Champions
- Senior Rugby Boys Tier 2 2013 Champions
- Bantam Boys Basketball 2010 Champions
|St. Joseph Secondary School stabbings|
|Location||Mississauga, Ontario, Canada|
|Date||June 17, 2009|
On June 17, 2009, at least two students and one teacher were stabbed after they attempted to stop a fight between several students on school property. Two students suffered severe stab wounds and were rushed to Credit Valley Hospital. Peel Regional Police said they received the initial call at around 8:30 a.m. After reports of multiple stabbings, the school was placed in lock down between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Shortly after the lock down was lifted, the school was evacuated and remained closed for the rest of the day while police continued their investigation into the stabbings. Later in the day, Peel Regional Police announced that two suspects aged 16 and 17 were arrested and charged with attempted murder.
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