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St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School
"For the Greater Glory of God"
905.820.3900
  • St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School
  • 2800 Erin Centre Blvd.
  • Mississauga ON , L5M 6R5
  • Principal: Michael Freitas
  • Vice Principal(s): Laura Di Gennaro
    Andrew Kwiecien
    Mirella Palmisano

  • Superintendents: Martine Lewis
  • Trustee: Brea Corbet (Mississauga Ward 9)
    Sharon Hobin (Mississauga Ward 8)
    Luz del Rosario (Mississauga Ward 11)
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Student Leadership

​Gonzaga Student Leadership Programs

 

There are many leadership opportunities and programs at St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School.  Students are encouraged to take an active role in the Leadership process and become active members of the Gonzaga Christian Community.  

Gonzaga Jr. Leaders

Overview:

Jr. Leaders are selected from the incoming grade 10 class.  Jr. Leaders begin their "Gonzaga" leadership journey in grade 10 as they enhance and strengthen their leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.  Jr. Leaders is a valuable organization to the Gonzaga community and truly help support the pillars of Gonzaga - Chaplaincy, Gonzaga Student Body, Gonzaga Administration & Staff, Gonzaga Clubs and Teams and the Gonzaga House System.

Grade Level:

  • Grade 10 

Application Information:

  • Jr. Leader Application :  https://forms.gle/pvYxsMnBPyR9RDF57
  • 2020-21 Jr. Leader Applications are due by May 31st, 2020
  • In order to apply for a Jr. Leader position for the 2020-21 school year, please complete the above google form link
  • If you have any questions, please contact me via email.  jason.eagles@dpcdsb.org

Leadership Roles:

  • Grade 9 Retreat
  • Gonzaga Post-Secondary Fair
  • Annual Children's Christmas Party
  • Gonzaga's 8 to the 9 Event
  • Leadership Committees
  • Special Events
  • Annual Gonzaga House Gala

​2020-2021 Jr. Leaders

 

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Gonzaga Prefects

Overview: 

Prefects are selected each June from the incoming grade 11 and 12 class.  Prefects represent the school, liaise with administration, promote school activities and spirit, act as positive role models for the entire school, and assist Gonzaga's athletic teams and social/academic clubs and groups.

Grade Level:

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Students apply in March of Grade 10

Application Information:  (note date changes due to school closure covid-19)

  • Prefect Application:  TBA
  • Prefect Carousel Day:  Cancelled
  • Prefect Teacher Appraisals: Cancelled
  • Prefect Interviews: TBA

           NOTE:  All 2022-23 Gonzaga Prefect Applicants - TBA.

Qualifications

  • Motivated
  • Must have a "good" academic standin
  • Enthusiasti
  • Strong interpersonal skills                           
  • Flexible
  • Strong communication skills                       
  • Prepared to attend all Prefect events
  • Self confident                                              
  • Be a positive role model

Leadership Roles:

  • Grade 8 Transition Programming
  • Grade 9 Retreat
  • Theme Weeks
  • School Dances
  • Mentorship, Tutoring & Sibling Program
  • Safe @ Gonzaga
  • Gonzaga House System
  • Coffee House
  • Athletic Pep Rallies
  • Intramural Programs
  • School Events
  • School Masses
  • School Assemblies
  • Supporting all Gonzaga Clubs and Teams
  • Fundraising
  • Special Events
  • Gonzaga House Olympics (every four years)
  • Annual Gonzaga House Gala 

​2020-21 Gonzaga Prefects

 

 

 

​2019-20 Gonzaga Prefects

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Gonzaga Student Board of Directors and House Heads:


Overview

The role of Board of Directors/House Heads is to provide Gonzaga Prefects with a more commited and active role of leadership for the Gonzaga community.  They will communicate information to the Prefects within their Gonzaga House.

In addition, House Heads are to be an active planner, organizer, and leader of the Gonzaga Student Leadership program.  In addition, to supporting the GSL, each House Head will be responsible for one of the six (6) Committee posts.  (Athletics / Clubs & Groups, Communication & Student Voice, Events, House System, Media, and Mentorship/Peer Tutoring/Gonzaga Sibling Program/Safe @ Gonzaga)

The FIVE components of the Gonzaga Student Leadership Program are responsible for supporting the five (5) pillars of St. Aloysius Gonzaga S.S.

  1. The Gonzaga Student Body
  2. The Gonzaga Administration/Staff and Community
  3. The Gonzaga House System
  4. Gonzaga Athletics
  5. The Gonzaga Chaplain

Grade Level:

  • Grade 12

Application Information:

  • Returning Prefect Application 

Leadership Roles:

  • Enhanced leadership opportunities
  • Strengthing and fostering strong interpersonal relationships
  • Teamwork
  • Budget planning
  • Public Speaking Opportunities
  • Role Modeling
  • Student Ambassadors
  • Group skills

​2021-22 Gonzaga Board of Directors & House Heads

Gonzaga Student Leadership Head Prefects


Overview:

The Gonzaga Head Prefects are selected annually by the Gonzaga Prefect Advisors.  The Head Prefects are the face of the Gonzaga Student Leadership program.  They will assist with the planning and direction of the student leadership program and work with all elements of student leaders to ensure that all students needs are met.   

Grade Level:

  • Grade 12 

Application Information:

  • No Application 

Leadership Roles:

  • Attend weekly Prefect Advisor Meetings
  • Lead weekly BOD and House Head Meetings
  • Lead weekly Prefect Meetings
  • Attend and support monthly Jr. Leader Meetings
  • Maintain continous contact with the six leadership committees
  • Enhance their own leadership style and skills
  • Improve/strengthen their confidence
  • Improve/strengthen their interpersonal skills
  • Improve/strengthen their communication skills 

​2021-22

Alya El Shafie

2021-22

Marijana Seketa

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History:

2005-2006

Ninette Shenouda
Matthew Goulart

2006-2007

Monica Kisielewicz
Heinz Salva

2007-2008

Sandra Ibrahim
David Coulson

2008-2009

Colleen Bobbie
Thomas Bancic

2009-2010

Catherine Kirkpatrick
Karan Malik

2010-2011

Catriona Catomeris
Samy Ghobrial

2011-2012

Vanessa Francone
Adam Pietrobon

2012-2013

Katia Ghanem
Cameron Smith

2013-2014

Diana Tang
Nicholas Vukelic

2014-2015

Alexia Argiropoulos
Matthew Prioste

2015-2016

Kristina Vukelic
Anispiragas Piragasanthar

2016-2017

Lauren Shaver
Andrew Wernham

2017-2018

BrigitteHidalgo
Ryan McCann

 

2018-2019

Nicole Kwakye-Longdon
John Poirier

2019-2020

Nyla Lyder
Michael Salib

 

 2020-2021

Emma Palladino

Ajay Kalsi

 2021-2022

Alya El Shafie

Marijana Seketa

 

 

Other Items:

The Gord Des Cotes Award (top Board of Director) & Gonzaga Top Prefect Award

Overview:

Annually two Prefects are chosen by their peers as the Top Prefects of the year.  They are presented with this award at the annual Gonzaga House Leadership Gala.  In 2021, Gonzaga Student Leadership Added a new award in Memory of Mr. G. Des Cotes.  Mr. Des Cotes was a staff advisor of Gonzaga Student Leadership who passed away during the 2020-2021 school year.  To recognize his hard work, energy, and passion the GSL created this award in his honour.

History:

Top Prefect Award

2005-2006

Jenvy Nguyen
Michael DiPaul

2006-2007

Victoria Morado
Ryan Inwanicki 

2007-2008

Victoria Colussi
David DiPaul

​2008-2009

Katie Barker
Alexander Pernin

​2009-2010

Angela Hoyos
Kirby Tang

​2010-2011

Gabby Ghanem
Michael Abu

2011-2012

Reem Masoud
Lucas Canzona

​2012-2013

Lyla Abbas
John Sales

​2013-2014

Brianne Ghaney
Julian Cassano

2014-2015

Nicole Smieja
Jose Andres Bordas

​2015-2016

Annesha Mendes
Salvatore DiCerbo

​2016-2017

Anna Lisa Yap
Alanjim Halabia

​2017-2018

Chloe Sunga
Kerollos Iskandar

​2018-2019

Michelle Angkasa
Troy Zada

2019-2020

Hannah Chown

Ian DeSouza

​2020-2021

Alya El Shafie

Marijana Seketa

 

 

The Gord Des Cotes Board of Director Award

​2020-2021

Sarah Laughton

Kian Diab

 

 

Jr. Leaders Award of Merit Winners:

Overview:

Annualy Jr. Leaders apply for teh Jr. Leaders Award of Merit.  Five of the nominations are selected by the Jr. Leader Advisors based on the student's level commitment, dedication, leadership skills, enthusiasm and a variety of other criteria. 

History:

 

​2016-17

Megan Bernardo
Macy Jona
Natalie Nagib
Amaka Ngwaba
Troy Zada

​2017-18

  Michael Salib
Christina Stewart
Valeria Ramirez
Moly Mikhail

​2018-19

Lukas Padiasek
Bianca Paet
Chelsea Lam
Sarah Laughton
Grace Riquinha

​2019-20

Marijana Seketa

Alya El-Shafie

Karen Nayiga

Obinna Akaleme

Tomasz Padiasek

​2020-21

 No Awards due to Covid

Student Leadership Logos

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