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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!).

Journey to the stars!

SOLE and Greenwood students launched into space today with a visit from the Mobile Planetarium! This unique experience allowed students to explore our star system and beyond from the comfort of the gym, guided by award-winning science journalist Peter McMahon. Far out!


Principal’s Honours Tea

The Principal’s Honours Tea celebrates SOLE students with outstanding academic achievement, as well as those who  have contributed in positive ways to the school. We’re proud to share the joy of this occasion with students and their families! Congratulations to all of our award recipients!