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St. Francis Xavier Secondary School
"Striving for Excellence in Catholic Education; to give our students a Purpose and Hope for Life."
905.507.6666
  • St. Francis Xavier Secondary School
  • 50 Bristol Road West
  • Mississauga ON , L5R 3K3
  • Principal: Dan Compagnon
  • Vice Principal(s): Irene Carvalho
    Massimo Giannobile
    Cathy Greco
    Maria Pallotta
  • Superintendents: Lucy Papaloni
  • Trustee: Anna Maria Abbruscato (Ward 4)
    Thomas Thomas (Ward 5)
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Grade 12 Baking Class proud to present: The White House Grade 12 Baking Class proud to present: The Polar Express 

The Grade 12 Baking Class proud to present: The White House & Polar Express.

Specialist High Skills Major

SHSM is a ministry-approved specialized program that allows students to focus their learning within a specific sector while meeting the requirements to graduate from secondary school. It also assists students' transition after graduation to apprenticeship training, college, university or the workplace.

SHSM Programs offered at St. Francis Xavier

Health and Wellness
Hospitality and Tourism
Sports

SHSM Programs offered at St. Francis Xavier 

Key Benefits for Pursuing SHSM

SHSM enables students to: 

  1. Customize their secondary school education to suit their interests and talents 
  2. Develop specialized knowledge and skills that are education institutions 
  3. Earn credit that are recognized by the sector and postsecondary education institutions 
  4. Gain sector-specific and career-relevant certifications and training 
  5. Develop Essential Skills and work habits that are valued by the sector, recorded using the tools in the Ontario Skills Passport
  6. Identify, explore and refine their career goals and make informed decisions about their post secondary destination
  7. Remain flexible, with the option to shift between pathways should their goals and plans change

Certifications and Training

All SHSM students are required to complete:

Standard First Aid Training
CPR "C" (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
AED (Defibrillator)
WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)   

Sector Specific:

Health and Wellness
Infection Control for Ambulatory Care
Violence and Home Health Care
Cultural Competency
SALT Training

Hospitality and Tourism
Smart Serve
Service Excellence
Safe Food Handling
 
Sports
Coaching - Level 1
Leadership
Conflict Resolution

 

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