Proof of vaccination is required at indoor town facilities. Oakville remains in Step 3 of the Province’s reopening plan. Please continue to follow all current public health measures.
Our unique programming options, state-of-the-art facilities and amenities complement existing elementary and secondary school curriculum. Lesson plans and custom options are available to suit your teaching needs.
Browse our 2019/2020 School Curriculum Companion (PDF) for the current school year programs and activities offered, including:
Please note: Information in this booklet was current at the time of printing and is subject to change.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join our email list about upcoming school curriculum events.
Click on the headings that follow and links provided for more information.
The Oakville Community Foundation helps Oakville’s publicly-funded elementary students understand their community better through free arts, cultural and heritage programming. Curriculum-based and provided in partnership with local groups, Community Classroom programs also help strengthen students' sense of belonging.
In-school performances and instruction is offered for students in the primary grades. Busing and admission fees are covered for junior and intermediate grades. Community Classroom funding is only available for one program per student.
Community Classroom programs and busing are booked directly through the Oakville Community Foundation.
The Anti-Idling Campaign Resource Kit includes speaking notes, curriculum links, newsletter inserts, idling tracking sheets and anti-idling badges for the kids to decorate and wear.
Email email@example.com to request posters, an outdoor banner, safety vests, and anti-idling window decals free of charge.
The Halton Children’s Water Festival combines Ontario curriculum requirements and fun with hands-on learning in a natural outdoor setting. Nearly 60 interactive activity centres teach children about:
Email Trisha Henderson, Environmental Coordinator, or call 905-845-6601, ext. 3948.
We focus on providing essential physical literacy experiences and embrace fundamental movement skills for quality learning. All programs are available year-round. Choose from:
Glen Abbey Community Centre – email firstname.lastname@example.org or all 905-845-6601, ext. 3568
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre – email email@example.com or call 905-845-6601, ext. 4609
River Oaks Community Centre – email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-845-6601, ext. 3368
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 bused to a Town of Oakville pool for three in-water lessons focusing on three skills:
Swim to Survive® Plus builds on the skills taught in Swim to Survive®, presenting real-life situations geared toward children in Grade 7. Participants will learn:
Email Jonathan Brooker, Aquatics Coordinator at White Oaks Pool, or call 905-845-6601, ext. 3466
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 invites 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.
We remind both Halton District Public and Catholic school board teachers that ice can be rented through the Reciprocal Agreement.
Schools with CORE status should advise staff at time of call for current rates.
Email Town of Oakville Facility Booking staff or call 905-815-2000
Kids ages 4 to 7 are almost twice as likely to die in a home fire. The Oakville Fire Department teaches Kindergarten and Grade 1 students behaviours that reduce the risks of a fire and address smoke alarm issues in the home to help keep families safe. This free program includes Learn Not to Burn resources.
Call 905-338-4404 to book a program visit from the Oakville Fire Department.
Contact Glenn Barwell, Public Education Officer
Led by professional artists and arts educators, Oakville Galleries’ Artist in the Classroom school programs make the visual arts accessible and engaging through fun-filled, hands-on lessons featuring specialized materials and links to the curriculum.
Once home to Oakville’s founding family, the historic Erchless Estate is now the setting for Oakville’s community museum. Our education programs immerse students in historical experiences that offer unique opportunities to experience our shared living heritage using historical artifacts, hands on activities, stories, and interactive presentations.
Both onsite and in-class education programs are offered 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.
Susan Crane, Learning and Community Outreach Officer
905-845-6601, ext. 5019
The Oakville Public Library is uniquely suited to help students explore Digital Literacy, Communications and more. Students (grades vary) will gain access and exposure to new technology that cultivates discovery and creativity, fostering discussion on how technology impacts everyday life.
As fake news becomes prevalent in our everyday lives, help your students (grades 7 to 12) to analyze, decipher and critique what they read. We will showcase trusted digital resources that can be used in their research projects.
Jennifer Patrick, Program Development Librarian
905-338-4247, ext. 5308
The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts provides students with inspiring and rewarding experiences that support their creative development. Geared to elementary and secondary schools, the Learning with the Arts program brings literacy, numeracy and other curricula alive through the excitement of high quality theatre, music and dance.
Contact Claudia Stampone at 905-338-4161, ext. 3212 or Elizabeth Harvey at 905-338-4161, ext. 3201
Help at-promise students recognize their unique abilities, interests and creativity through innovative learning opportunities outside of a traditional classroom. Our staff will customize a plan with you that leverages arts, music and cultural programming to enhance the student experience and optimize engagement.
Contact Nabeel Rahman, Community Development Specialist
905-845-6601, ext. 3619
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (QEPCCC) is a unique multi-purpose recreation, arts and culture facility with:
To book a school or group visit for a cultural experience at QEPCCC only, fill out this online request form. Culture staff will respond within three days.
Students will have an opportunity to experience a studio environment first-hand and explore diverse exhibitions and gallery spaces. Our School programs meet Ontario curriculum objectives through creative experiential learning outside the classroom.
Book a two-hour visual arts program in one of our art studios for your next teacher professional development event. We will teach you visual literacy as well as new techniques to complement your classroom activities.
Learn and earn! Brownies, Guides, Cubs and Scouts are welcome to book an evening of art, music or drama to work towards badges. Through fun activities, we promote cultural understanding across the arts.
Our many learning experiences are listed in the Curriculum Companion. Some sessions are accompanied by lesson plans outlining curriculum connections:
School and Group Visits
905-845-6601, ext. 4608
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 two youth centres and pop-up activities at various locations that focus on positive asset-building for ages 11 to 19.
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.
Teachers and adult supervisors must stay with students at all times, being responsible for ensuring appropriate student behaviour and discipline.
Recommended minimum ratio of adult supervisors to students:
Teachers and adult supervisors attend free of charge.
For those planning a full day of activities, space may be provided for lunch (if available). Refreshments are not available on site but participants may bring their own.
Please note: These are nut-free programs.