Welcome to our updates page. Please see our most recent news updates below. These updates are written by our office staff and are very important for those who want to keep up to date with events and announcements. If you, or someone you know is currently attending SOC, see below to see our school’s most recent news.

Nov 2022 – Guidance Newsletter

November 2022

November has arrived and the cold weather is at our doorstep. This means university and college applications are well underway and final exams are just around the corner! I would like to extend a warm welcome to our newly arrived onsite students.

University Applications
University applications are well underway. To the students who have submitted their applications I wish you the best of luck! For those students who have yet to have a meeting to discuss their application, please reach out to molly.mignault@mysoc.ca and schedule a meeting to discuss your application. The OUAC deadline is January 12, 2023. Applications submitted after this date will still be accepted by OUAC however, for competitive, in demand programs (engineering, nursing, medicine, computer science) you may be at risk of not being accepted if you miss this deadline. Our goal is to have all students to complete their applications by December 9, 2022. Please use this website for information: https://www.ontariouniversitiesinfo.ca/. If you are looking to apply to schools outside of Ontario, please use the school’s website for the most accurate information.

As of September 2022, the Ontario ministry of education has reinstated the mandatory Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test. All graduating students must write this test. December graduates will write the test in November, June graduates will write in the spring. Mrs. Spleit-Landry has begun training and practice sessions.

If you are applying to college/university, there is still time to apply for scholarships. Most entrance scholarships automatically distributed by universities are grade based, take time to research these and other program-based scholarships. Many scholarships require supplementary applications, take the time to research these. Scholarship deadlines are not flexible. Please use this website to search for Canadian Scholarships: https://www.scholarshipscanada.com

Winter clothing
The weather is not getting any warmer, it is only colder from here on out. Students need to dress appropriately. Boots, thick socks, mittens, scarves etc. Please note the importance of appropriate winter clothing. This means clothing that is waterproof and warm.

Volunteer Hours
All students must complete volunteer hours as required by the Ministry of Education. Onsite students graduating in December who have yet to complete their volunteer requirement need to see guidance immediately.


Final exams are fast approaching. They take place December 1,2 and 5. Please speak with your teachers ASAP if your grades are not where they should be.

Important Dates

November 11—Remembrance Day Assembly

University Information Sessions

November 7: University of Guelph
November 10: University of Ottawa
November 14: Toronto Metropolitan University
November 21: University of New Brunswick On-site Application Day

Land Acknowledgement

Southern Ontario Collegiate is situated upon the traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wendat, Haudenosaunee and Mississaugas and it is still home to many Indigenous people. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

Important Contacts

Principal, Alison Currie                                       alison.currie@mysoc.ca
Guidance Counsellor, Molly Mignault             molly.mignault@mysoc.ca
Admission and Visa Information                       admin@mysoc.ca
Travel & Residence, Nabil Alkilabi                    nabil.alkilabi@mysoc.ca
Administrative Office, Catherine McFarland  catherine.mcfarland@mysoc.ca
Accounts, Katie Cox                                             katie@mysoc.ca