Sir William Osler High School's Mission Statement
Sir William Osler High School offers a unique and caring setting for students with a Developmental Disability (DD) or a Mild Intellectual Disability (MID) exceptionality. At Osler, our staff provide a warm, welcoming environment with a supportive and collaborative approach to create a rich and dynamic experience where students can grow. Sir William Osler provides social and academic programming for students of all abilities, with a goal to build life skills and employability skills. Students are accepted to the school through the Identification Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) process and may remain at Osler until they turn 21 years of age. Students work toward a Certificate of Accomplishment through the non-credit program.
Sir William Osler High School offers a wide variety of program options including hands on employability shop classes. These include commercial food school with a restaurant services component, horticulture, auto and carpentry shops. Our Life Skills program includes our Multi-Sensory Room, Simulated Apartment classroom, and Simulated Grocery Store classroom. Programs are enhanced with our in-school and out of school cooperative classes when possible.
Skills For Your Future
We offer a unique timetable where we try to schedule a half day of employability skill courses and half a day in academic studies building your literacy and numeracy skills. Our Employability Skills include shops in: Culinary Arts, Baking, Restaurant Service, Auto Detailing, Auto Technology, Computer Technology, Landscape and Masonry, Green Industries, Drywall / Painting / Roofing Construction, Carpentry, and in-school Pathways.
More Information About Sir William Osler High School
•Employability shops geared for students of varying ability.
•Modified courses in Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Social Science, Learning Strategies, Music, Art, Geography, History and Careers and Civics.
•Experiential Learning is available to some senior students up to age 21, through a variety of workplace opportunities.
Our DD Program is a caring and safe environment. We have specialized programming based on students needs and abilities.
- Physical/Personal Care Needs
- Communication Skills
- Social Skills
- Life Skills
Employability Skills Shops
We have a number of Employability Shops for students to learn in a hands-on environment.
- Food School - experience in an industrial kitchen
- Auto - general knowledge of vehicle maintenance
- Construction/Woodworking - safe tool use
- Horticulture/Landscaping - work with a variety of plant life in different mediums
Our senior students may have the ability to participate in either our in-school our community co-operative education program. Our program teaches important skills needed for the workplace.
- Resume writing and interview skills
- Placement opportunities within the community
- Team-work - Communication - Initiative - Time Management
- Employability Skills Portfolio
- Pathways In-School Co-op
- Active Boys 2 Men and Girlz 2 Women
- Boys and Girls Club TTC Training
- Student Success Room
- After School Lit. and Num. Program
- Swim to Survive Program @ Leacock
- Leadership Program
Student Life - Where You Belong
•Leadership Opportunities: SAC / ME to WE / Athletic Council / SAT / Eco Schools
•Variety of Sporting Teams and Events
•Curricular Field Trips
•Girlz 2 Women / Go Girls
•Learning Partnership Business Venture
•Equity and Diversity Presentations and Events
•Boys 2 Men
•Student Activity Council Initiatives
•Co curricular Programs
•School-wide Field Trips
•Student of the Month Assemblies
WHAT SETS US APART
Sir William Osler H.S. integrates the academic program, employability skills and leadership opportunities for students that provide them with avenues not found in other secondary schools.. Our students say it best....
"Lots of extra support and smaller class sizes means we have more opportunities to obtain our goals." K. Li
"There are Leadership activities and roles we are given that promote responsibility and increase confidence which assist with future independence and opens doors for future post-secondary endeavours." M. Dalton
"Classes have 'Hands-on' activities that enhance the lesson being taught. It is easier to learn by doing and not just by having someone talk about it." A. Large
"Co-op has been a great experience for me. It has helped me with creating resumes and preparing for the World of Work. I have been able to obtain a full-time job thanks to my teacher and her support." Anonymous
PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
•Placement for Nursing students - Centennial College and Ryerson University.
•Placement for PSW, SSW, DSW students - Seneca and Centennial College.
•Placement for Peer Helper Program - Agincourt Collegiate.
•After School Programs - Scarborough Boys and Girls Club.
•Teacher Education Student Placements - O.I.S.E., University of Toronto.
•160 Osler students participate in our Co-op program in a variety of community businesses, agencies and schools.
•Agency Involvement: Griffin Centre, Youthlink, Geneva Centre, Surrey Place Centre, Community Living Toronto, and Operation Springboard who provide support to our students and their families.
•Support for fundraisers and our annual Open House.
•Monthly lunches for community seniors.
•Volunteering for community outings.