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Philip Pocock Catholic Secondary School
"Let this be a school with Spirit"
  • Philip Pocock Catholic Secondary School
  • 4555 Tomken Road
  • Mississauga ON , L4W 1J9
  • Principal: Frances Campese
  • Vice Principal(s): Lina Iacobucci
    Daryl Brady

  • Superintendents: Dulcie Belchior
  • Trustee: Mario Pascucci (Mississauga Ward 3, 1)
    Stefano Pascucci (Mississauga Ward 4)
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Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture SHSM is a unique opportunity for students who are passionate about music.

Application Form: SHSM Student application - A_C.pdf


The 5 requirements of Arts and Culture SHSM are:


     Grade 11          Grade 12
 1 Gr. 11 OR 12 English Credit
 1 Gr. 11 OR 12  Business Studies OR Canadian and World Studies Credit
 2-4 Credit Co-op Placement


Students are required to train in 6 certifications:

3 Compulsory:
First Aid, CPR, WHMIS

 3 Elective:
• Training in a technique (conducting, musical  theatre, opera, African Drumming)
• Music Therapy
• Certification in Careers in the Entertainment Industry
• Lighting and Sound Equipment
• Arranging and Recording Software
• Instrument Repair

These planned learning activities take place outside of the traditional classroom to enable SHSM students to find out about opportunities and careers available to them (a day long observation of a person working in the industry, attending a college or university music class, touring theatres and studios, participating in workshops, attending conferences)


- Apprenticeship: visiting agencies in the sector
- College: interviewing a college student in the sector
- University: observing a master class
- Workplace: helping a musician prepare for a show
- All Pathways: volunteer at a community concert


Students use the OSP to assess, build, document and track their skills and transfer them to further their education, training, the workplace and everyday life.

Major Credit Courses
Students will be required to choose a minimum of 1 of the following MUSIC MAJOR courses each year:

Grade 11:
AM1 3M1/O1 (Instrumental Music)
AMV 3M1/O1 (Vocal Music)
AMG 3M1/O1 (Guitar)
AMR 3MI/OI (Instrumental Repertoire)
AMR 3MV/OV (Vocal Repertoire)

Grade 12:
AM1 4M1/O1 (Instrumental Music)
AMV 4M1/O1 (Vocal Music)
AMG 4M1/O1 (Guitar)
AMR 4MI/OI (Instrumental Repertoire)
AMR 4MV/OV (Vocal Repertoire)

Other Major Credit Courses
HRT3M1/HRF3O1 (World Religions) 
HSP3U1/C1 (Anthropology)
CHW3M1 (History)
HZT4U1 (Philosophy)
CGW4U1 (World Issues)

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