School Curriculum Teacher Resources

Image of the Curriculum Companion cover page.Allow your curriculum to come alive with the Town of Oakville’s school programming opportunities. With four different unique programming options, students can experience hands-on learning in performing arts, studio arts, heritage programs, recreation, youth education, and more!

Enjoy state-of-the-art facilities and amenities. Programs complement existing elementary and secondary school curriculum with lesson plans provided. Custom options available to suit your teaching needs.

Check out the 2016/2017 Curriculum Companion (PDF, 2.26 MB) to learn more about this school year’s programs and activities offered.

Please note: The information in this booklet was current at the time of printing and is subject to change.

School Curriculum Companion Teacher’s Night Out

Mark your calendars for April 2017!

Due to conflicts with various Parent-Teacher interviews and subsequent low registrations, we have decided to reschedule this event until April 2017. We apologize in advance and hope to connect with you at that time. We also welcome the opportunity to host private tours with any groups/schools wishing to learn more about our programs and views our facilities. Please email to book. In the meantime, please check out our available programs.

Teachers are invited to the Town of Oakville's first-ever School Curriculum Companion Teacher’s Night Out event! Enjoy free food, drink, presentations, and choice of workshop (performing or studio arts).

Learn more about Museum tours including Oakville’s role in the Underground Railroad; theatre performances about the civil rights movement and Canadian history; Swim to Survive lessons and recreational skating; innovative arts and culture activities; and customized youth programs. When incorporated into the school curriculum, we believe these programs will enhance the student learning experience and assist teachers with extra-curricular lesson planning.

Did you know?

  • The TD Learning with the Arts student matinee program includes a questions and answers period.
  • Skate and helmet rentals are available at select arenas.
  • Oakville's aquatics programs are available at five indoor pools that are open year-round and five outdoor pools open from June until the beginning of September.
  • The Town of Oakville is proud to hold Play Works’ Gold Youth Friendly Community designation for its outstanding commitment to providing young people with opportunities to play, participate in and contribute to their community.

Click on the headings that follow and links provided for more information.

Performing Arts

Literacy, numeracy and other curricula come alive for students with the Learning with the Arts program at the Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts. Bringing the excitement of high quality theatre, music and dance to children and providing students with inspiring and rewarding experiences that support their creative development. Geared toward elementary and secondary school curriculum.

Contact us

Claudia Stampone, Box Office Administrator
905-338-4161, ext. 3204

Studio Arts

Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre is a unique multi-purpose recreation, arts and culture facility that includes fine art, ceramics, woodworking, theatre and dance studios, as well as a gallery, museum space, aquatics centre, rock climbing wall and gymnasiums.

Through your visit, students will have an opportunity to explore diverse exhibitions and gallery spaces and have hands-on studio experiences. Customized programs are available. Please contact us to design your visit. Lunch rooms available.

Contact us

Preeya Nayee, Cultural Assistant
905-845-6601, ext. 4608

Oakville Museum

Once home to Oakville’s founding family, the historic Erchless Estate is now the setting for Oakville’s community museum. Through historical artifacts, hands on activities, stories, and interactive presentations, the museum’s education programs help students immerse themselves into historical experiences that offer unique opportunities to experience our shared living heritage.

The Oakville Museum offers both onsite and in-class education programs with specific curriculum links to a wide variety of subjects and grade levels. We are committed to offering inquiry-based learning as outlined by the Citizenship Education Framework. Museum programs for early learners are based on learning through play. All programs can be adapted for Kindergarten students.

Contact us

Susan Crane, Learning and Community Outreach Officer
905-845-6601, ext. 5019


Oakville’s recreational programs focus on providing essential physical literacy experience as well as embracing the fundamental movement skills for quality learning throughout our swim and skate programs. We invite you and your students to get active with the Town of Oakville!

Swim Programs

Drowning is the second-leading cause of accidental death in Canada for those 55 years of age and under. The Lifesaving Society’s Canadian Swim to Survive® standard defines the essential minimum skills required to survive an unexpected fall into deep water.

Swim to Survive classes are provided as part of the Grade 3 public school and the Grade 4 Catholic School curriculum. Students are bussed to a Town of Oakville pool for three in-water lessons focusing on the sequence of three skills: roll into deep water; tread water for one-minute; and swim 50 metres.

Swim to Survive Plus builds on the skills taught in Swim to Survive and is geared toward presenting real-life situations for children in Grade 7. Participants will learn:

  • How to roll, tread and swim with clothes on.
  • How to help a friend in deep water without putting themselves in danger.
  • Basic physical fitness concepts through interval training and a fitness swim.

Contact us

Jonathan Brooker, Aquatics Coordinator, White Oaks Pool
905-845-6601, ext. 3466

Skating Programs

Zooming around the cool ice is a fantastic way to embrace winter (or warmer temperatures) and get active. Oakville’s Recreation and Culture department is committed to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all skaters and invite you to get on the ice with your students.

For your convenience, a limited supply of free skate and helmet rentals are now included in our school recreational skates at Maple Grove Arena, River Oaks Community Centre, and Sixteen Mile Sports Complex.

Halton Public and Catholic Schools

We remind both Halton District Public and Catholic school board teachers that ice can be rented through the Reciprocal Agreement.

Independent Schools

Schools with CORE status should advise staff at time of call for current rates.

Contact us

Town of Oakville Facility Booking

Youth Services

Our youth centres provide a positive way for children and youth to develop fundamental skills through recreational programs and services. The Town of Oakville is proud to hold Play Works’ Gold Youth Friendly Community designation for its outstanding commitment to providing young people with opportunities to play, participate in and contribute to their community.

The town operates three youth centres that focus on positive Asset Building. Youth in grades 6 to 10 are welcome at QEPCCC Youth Centre.

Lesson plans will be enhanced by hosting a special program or field trip for your students to enjoy the variety of activities. Supplies and capacity differ slightly at each centre.

Contact us