St. Joseph Secondary School (Mississauga)

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St. Joseph Catholic Secondary School
St. Joseph Secondary School (Mississauga).jpg
5555 Creditview Road
Mississauga, Ontario, L5V 2B9
Coordinates 43°35′N 79°42′W / 43.59°N 79.70°W / 43.59; -79.70Coordinates: 43°35′N 79°42′W / 43.59°N 79.70°W / 43.59; -79.70
School type Separate High School
Motto Carpe Diem
(Seize the Day)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Founded 1994
School board Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board
Superintendent David Amaral
Area trustee Peter Ferreira
Principal Jeff Quenneville
Grades 9 to 12
Enrollment 1500 (As of October 31, 2013)[1]
Language English, programs include French, Spanish
Campus Suburban
Area Mississauga-Streetsville

Purple, Black, Grey and White

Mascot Jaguar Joe
Team name Jaguars

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.[2]

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.

For the school year beginning September 2013, the school changed its uniform colours to primarily purple and grey, with all incoming Grade 9 students required to wear the new uniform.


The St. Joseph Jaguars have many sports teams which are known locally as some of the most competitive in the school board. Teams include:

  • Football (boys varsity)
  • Swimming (junior & senior)
  • Hockey (senior & junior boys and varcity 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)
  • Rugby (junior boys & senior boys)


  • 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 (2009-06-17)
Target Students and teacher
Attack type
School stabbing, attempted mass murder
Weapons Knives
Non-fatal injuries

On June 17, 2009, this school was the site of multiple stabbings, at least four students and one female teacher who had tried to break up a fight between several students on the school property have been injured, two male students were rushed to Credit Valley Hospital with severe stab wounds, while a female teacher at this school was among the injured she suffered minor injuries when she tried to break up the fight and was not transported to the 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 lockdown mode between 8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. shortly after the lockdown was lifted the school was evacuated and remained closed for the rest of the day while police continued their investigation in the stabbing.[3] On the same day when the stabbings took place, Peel Regional Police also announced that two suspects aged 16 and 17 who cannot be named under the provisions of Canada's Youth Criminal Justice Act were arrested and charged with attempted murder.[4]

Notable alumni[edit]

Laura Marotta, sculptor with a permanent public artwork located in Hamilton, commissioned by Metrolinx and the City of Hamilton.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b Roberts, Rob (2010-03-10). "Mississauga names park for fallen soldier Marc Diab". The National Post. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  3. ^ "Attempted murder charges laid over school stabbing". CTV Toronto. 2009-06-17. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  4. ^ Sidhu, Jasmeet (2009-06-17). "5 hurt in school stabbing". The Toronto Star. Retrieved 2011-05-07. 
  5. ^ "Andre Durie". Roster. Toronto Argonauts Football Club. Retrieved 2008-10-02. 
  6. ^ "Internet Movie Database". filmography. Retrieved 25 August 2011. 
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