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 2022 Fall School Curriculum Companion (PDF) for information about the programs and activities offered, including:
Please note: Information in this booklet was current at the time of printing and is subject to change.
Email email@example.com to join our email list about upcoming school curriculum events.
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.
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
Iroquois Ridge Community Centre – email email@example.com or call 905-845-6601, ext. 3728
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre – email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 905-845-6601, ext. 4609
River Oaks Community Centre – email email@example.com 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
Pool rental and programs can be created for Grades 1 through 12. We offer lessons, water safety or fun swim programs based on interest and skill level. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Educators and the fire service have a shared purpose to keep children safe. Children need to learn safe behaviours. The adults in their lives need to model these behaviours.
The OFD is pleased to offer classroom presentations to enhance curriculum-based learning that is tied to fire and life safety. We provide free in-school instruction by request. The lessons students learn will reduce the chances of experiencing a fire, and will assist families in having a plan should a fire occur.
Lessons covered in this PowerPoint presentation delivered by one of our Public Education Officers include:
The Oakville Fire Department can provide a fire safety presentation to meet the language level of LINC or ESL students.
Call 905-338-4404 to book a program visit from the Oakville Fire Department.
Contact Glenn Barwell, Public Education Officer at email@example.com or 905-815-6601, ext. 2022
Alicia Petz, Public Education Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-815-6601, ext. 5281
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, and can be offered virtually.
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.
We are committed to offering inquiry-based learning as outlined by the Citizenship Education Framework with specific curriculum links to a wide variety of subjects and grade levels. All programs can be adapted for Kindergarten students. Museum programs for early learners are based on learning through play.
To book a school or group visit for a cultural experience at Oakville Museum, fill out this online request form to help us understand your booking needs.
The Oakville Public Library is uniquely suited to help students explore Digital Literacy, Communications, STEAM subjects 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.
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.
Email email@example.com to reserve your link for the free classroom livestream offered on YouTube.
For more information about school performances, visit oakvillecentre.ca.
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
QEPCCC is a unique multi-purpose recreation, arts and culture facility offering in-person studio arts school programs in our:
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:
To book a school or group visit for a cultural experience at QEPCCC, fill out this online request form to help us understand your booking needs.
Our youth programs provide a positive way for children and youth to develop fundamental skills through recreation and civic engagement. 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 offers programs 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.