We, the Catholic School Community at Father Michael Troy will work together as a family to foster positive relationships. We will strive for excellence in our pursuit of individual, school and district goals. Through our faith, we will strengthen our core values: Loyalty, Fairness, Honesty, Dignity and Respect, Personal and Communal Growth and become lifelong learners.
Flex Time Thursday Promoting Responsibility, Self-Reliance and Self-Motivation Father Michael Troy is currently in our third year of an exciting learning initiative called Flex Time. Flex time is a designated block of time during the school day that is student directed but teacher supervised, where students can extend their learning, pursue individual interests, collaborate with peers, or where necessary, seek remediation and learning supports.
The Flex Time initiative has been extremely successful and has proven to be time well spent by students and staff. Students have been very productive and creative using their time to seek one on one support, complete homework, work on group projects, and prepare for exams. We initially introduced core course work only but due to a high level of student interest, we have introduced seminar sessions in each core subject area as well as programming in French, Music, CTS, and Physical Education. To date, we have had hundreds of visitors to FMT looking to emulate our work locally as well as visitors from Norway and Australia, and we have presented at conferences locally and abroad.
We are excited to see new initiatives develop from our work, and encourage your insight on future directions at FMT, to further develop students who are increasingly self-directed and successful, who develop a greater ownership for their learning, and who become more self-reliant, intrinsically motivated and more personally responsible.
Serving the community of The Meadows in South East Edmonton.
We, the Catholic School Community at Father Michael Troy will work together as a family to foster positive relationships. We will strive for excellence in our pursuit of individual, school and district goals. Through our faith, we will strengthen our core values of loyalty, fairness, honesty, dignity and respect, personal and communal growth and become lifelong learners.
Father Michael Troy was born in Dublin on October 1, 1917. He was a member of the religious congregation of missionaries known as the Spiritans.
Inspired by great Spiritan role models, Michael Troy left Ireland to come to Canada. In 1965, he moved to Edmonton and began teaching at Archbishop MacDonald High School. Eventually he went to Saint Joseph’s High School where he remained for more than thirty two years as a teacher, coach, pastor, counselor and friend to hundreds of staff and students.
The mention of his name evokes a profound sense of gratitude from thousands of people whose lives he’s touched. His encouragement of all to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit has led to many outstanding leaders emerging from St. Joe’s.
Father Troy lived out the mission of the Spiritans by being involved in missionary outreach to impoverished countries. He edited the worldwide missionary magazine The Spiritan and is the executive director of the Edmonton Archdiocesan Mission Council. He spearheaded the Holy Childhood Association through which schools raise thousands of dollars for countries in need. This “Kids Helping Kids” project is just another way that Father Troy continues to inspire staff and students to recognize the great gift that God has given them “to learn, to work, to live fully and to serve God in one another”.
- High School size gymnasium
- School wide fitness program
- Campus wear policy
- Many extracurricular activities
- Healthy Choices Concession
- Extensive use of Technology
- Strong Discipline policy
- Renaissance Program
- Christ Centered Professional Learning Community
- Resource Facilitator
- Guidance Councellor
- Grade Nine Mentor Program
- Curriculum Support Initiative CSI
- SMART technology in classes to support learning
- Literacy Centre Collaboration Workspace
- 2-Sixteen station Computer pods
- Student Leadership Team
- PowerSchool/Web Based Newsletter
- Wireless Learning Environment