Welcome back!

We hope that everyone had a happy, restful summer break, and we look forward to an exciting and productive school year.

Opening Day: Tuesday, September 3

New students, please join us for a Welcome Assembly from 10-10:45 am in Ferguson Hall. At 10:45 am to 12 pm, Debbie and Perryne will be collecting your Activity Fee and handing out timetables. You’ll also have a chance to ask Karin about any timetable questions you might have.

Returning students, please join us from 1 pm to 2 pm in the SOLE Student Lounge. Debbie and Perryne will be collecting your Activity Fee and handing out time tables. You’ll have a chance to ask Karin about any timetable questions you might have.

Wednesday, September 4th is a regular school day. Classes begin at 9:15 am, so set your alarm!

It’s summer!

Wishing everyone a happy and safe summer break!

Our next registration date is Wednesday, August 28th at 10 am. For more information on the registration process, please visit our Admissions page.

Anyone under 18 must bring their parent or guardian to the registration.

To reserve your spot, email Debbie, our Office Administrator, at Debbie.Andrew-Murphy@tdsb.on.ca.

SOLE Graduation

Congratulations to our graduating class of 2019! Your hard work has paid off, and you’re on to the next chapter of your lives! A special thanks to Brandy for an amazing valedictorian speech, MPC’s sound crew for all their help, and our incredible student volunteers. Graduates, we will miss you and we appreciate all that you’ve brought to our school community.


Our commencement ceremony is Wednesday, June 26th from 7-9 pm in the MPC auditorium. Please arrive early! If you’re not graduating and need community hours, we’re always looking for volunteers to help out.

Visit from Capt. Rhind

SOLE was proud to host a visit on Wed June 12, 2019 of World War 2 veteran, Capt. John Jack Rhind, 99, who came to us courtesy of Historica Canada as part of the 75th anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 1944). Although Capt. Rhind was not part of the Allied Armada that led the eastern push into Europe, he was part of the Allied push north towards Germany from Italy, where he served with the 11th Field Artillery as a commander of a troop of 30 men.

Capt. Rhind shared with our students his experiences during the war, particularly the Battle for Montecassino. Capt. Rhind was also part of the Allied troops that liberated several villages in The Netherlands that had been under Nazi occupation for four years.

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Financial Literacy: Goal-Setting

Did you attend today’s Financial Literacy workshop (or wish you did!)? Here are a few helpful resources from Heather, the workshop leader, to help you reach your financial goals!

Financial Consumer Agency of Canada – bank account and credit card selector tools and lots of other good stuff.h

The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada (FCAC) ensures federally regulated financial entities comply with consumer protection measures, promotes financial education and raises consumers’ awareness of their rights and responsibilities.

Toronto Public Library – job search help for teens

Put your hand up if you want a job! The library can help you get there. The library is a great place to start your job search. We offer job search and career workshops across the city, just for teens. All sorts of job opportunities and resources are out there…

SOLE Art Show opening

We had a fabulous kick-off to our annual Art Show with a packed opening night gala. Students, parents, community members, and people from all walks of life descended on Fresh Paint Studio to celebrate the tremendous creative achievement of our students. With music, food, and opening remarks from MPP Rima Berns-McGown, it was a night to remember. A huge thanks to everyone who helped out, and congratulations to all of our emerging artists!

The show is up until Thursday, May 30th, so drop by to see the work (and maybe even buy a piece!). Gallery hours are posted on Fresh Paint Studio’s website.

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