Maryam Yusuf 行政和学生服务主管
Southern Ontario Collegiate has staff from the Hamilton Police Force Community Service Department visit the school. Students benefit from this up-to-date information on community laws and how to protect themselves from theft and other risks. This positive exchange sets the stage for students’ understanding and knowledge of their community.
Every student is given a monthly bus pass which lets them travel on all HSR (Hamilton Street Railway) buses. The cost of the Bus pass is included in the fees. In addition, students learn where to find and how to use HSR timetables, maps, and travel apps to plan their travel between residence, school and other destinations. They quickly find their way around!
The Ontario Ministry of Education requires that all students have up to date vaccinations. Students should attempt to have all vaccinations in place before they travel, however students can receive vaccinations once they are here. (Please note that most insurance programs do not cover the cost of vaccinations.)
Students are registered for compulsory private health coverage as soon as they arrive at school. Their insurance card, claim forms and instructions usually arrive in 10 – 14 days. Those whose vaccinations are incomplete or out of date are provided with clear information on which vaccinations are needed. If a child needs medical care, SOC facilitates appointments at a medical clinic and gives students information and directions for other local clinics and physicians.
SOC has a trained Guidance Counselor who provides confidential counselling for any student in need. Teachers also operate an open-door policy and are always available to provide help and a listening ear. As a small school, with a strong focus on holistic care, we are very aware of children struggling with culture shock, homesickness, depression or any other challenges. If a student needs extra support, we refer them to trusted local organizations who work with young people. These are Alternatives for Youth - https://ay.on.ca/ and Ngen Youth Centre – https://www.ngenyouth.ca.
We know how important food is to teenagers! Every day, students can find a hearty selection of healthy and tasty meals in our cafeteria. Menus change weekly, but here are some typical menu choices below.
Lunch choices include: