Get ready for Semester 2

Welcome back to our returning students, and a warm hello to our new students! We hope you’re pumped for semester two!

If you would like to see your marked exams, Exam Review Day is Wednesday, Feb. 1st.

You can pick up your timetable on Friday, Feb. 3rd. Returning students, please pick up your timetable between 9 am and 12 pm only in the SOLE office. New students, please come between 1:30 pm and 3 pm.

The first day of full classes is Monday, Feb. 6. Period 1 starts at 9:15.

We look forward to seeing you all!

Cooking with Student Voice

Thursday cooking demonstrations are back! This time, Rachel demonstrated how to make delicious noodle soup in a mason jar. Join us every other Thursday to learn how to make affordable, healthy meals in 15 minutes.

Skilled trades links

Did you attend yesterday’s presentation on career opportunities in the skilled trades and technology (or did you wish you did)?

Here are some more links that you can check out for more information: A link to the Skills Ontario YouTube page with many videos can be found on the website as well.

Apprenticeship and grant information:

Labour Market/Career information:

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program:

Pre-apprenticeship programs, including free apprenticeship training (Website updated frequently) :

Skills Ontario presentation

Did you know that skilled tradespeople can make $60,000-$80,000 a year, and many make upwards of more than $100,000? Or that skills tradespeople are in such demand that the government will pay you to complete some programs? Or that you can get an education through a paid apprenticeship?

Today, Amy Kearns from Skills Ontario visited SOLE to give a presentation on opportunities in the skilled trades and technologies. Students learned about education pathways, career options, and all of the great things that these careers can offer to students.

For more information, and to check out events like the Cardboard Boat Race and the Skills Competition, check out Skills Ontario!

Holiday drive update

The season was made all the sweeter by meeting with the Syrian refugee family who inspired our holiday drive. They would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff and students who raised money and donated food and clothing to make their lives a little warmer, and were touched by our school’s generosity of spirit.

students in a snowglobe

Holiday party

After a chill morning of yoga and meditation, we celebrated the upcoming winter break with snacks, holiday music, gingerbread decoration, and a roaring fire (on the computer monitors)!

Have a safe and happy holiday (and don’t forget that there are still two more days of school left!).

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