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Work Connections

The ‘Work Connections… Be the One… Get Hired’ Job Fair event is Toronto’s largest school-to-work job fair.  Students from SOLE attended, connecting with:

  • Employers from various sectors with available entry level positions
  • Employment information and resources
  • Informative workshops
  • Access to free local employment services

They even met Mayor John Tory! Thanks to Karin and Dana for opening up this opportunity for our students!

Celebrating Our Successes

Yesterday, SOLE celebrated our Semester 2 Honour’s Tea, which recognizes students on the Honour Roll (80% or higher average) at midterms and students who have made outstanding contributions to the school community. We’re so proud of all of you, and wish you the best for Term 2!

SOLE Open House

Yay! What a fantastic Open House! Last night,  we showcased our program, facilities, and vibrant school community. Visitors commented on the friendly environment and warm reception. Food, activities and even green screen demonstrations were part of the event.

Thank you so much to all of our student volunteers! We also want to say goodbye to our York Teacher candidates, Miles, Dana, and Dragos, and our Community Worker-In-Training, Sam, who made such a positive impact on SOLE. They are always welcome here!

 

International Day of Pink

April 11, 2018 marks the International Day of Pink. It celebrates diversity and raises awareness to stop homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, and all forms of bullying. SOLE students and teachers broke out their pink clothes to make a stand for inclusive and safe spaces.

students and teachers in pink

Congratulations, Nina!

Nina was invited to compete for an entrance scholarship at Tyndale in March, and on Friday, her name was announced as the winner. They were very impressed by her in the interview and with her essay on a book she had read.

This award will open up more opportunities for Nina, as she will be sought out for some leadership opportunities. Also, her tuition will free next year! She is thrilled of course…and her family and all of us at SOLE are so proud of her!

Here she is with Gary Nelson, the president of Tyndale at the ceremony.

Nina with Gary Nelson.

Making crepes in World Cultures

Rachel and Christina’s World Cultures class made crepes. This French classic is easier than you think with the right equipment and/or a willingness to experiment. Ooh la la!