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Oyama Traditional School
"Where Awesome Meets Traditional"
Our Learning Story


Since the little white school house first opened in 1911, OTS has been a safe and caring part of the Oyama community helping all students to thrive and gain foundational skills in math, literacy, and the arts, and to create a joy of learning. Located on the isthmus between Wood Lake and Kalamalka Lake, our classrooms extend beyond the welcoming doors of the school. We take pride in being a part of Central Okanagan Public Schools which educates students in a safe, inspirational learning environment where each student develops the knowledge and skills to be a lifelong learner and healthy productive member of our global society

In 2015, as a community of learners, OTS started on a journey of learning using the Spirals of Inquiry as a framework and guided by the Central Okanagan's Attributes of a learnerOECD principles of learning and the First People's Principles of Learning. This iteration went through a checking phase in 2018 and the work that was done in this cycle can be seen here.

In the spring of 2018, the second iteration of the Spirals of Inquiry process began. The entire student body was a part of the process as well as parents and the community as a whole. We are currently moving toward a hunch around student agency and learning through high quality tasks that are meaningful and relevant to learners, driven by their interests, and often self-initiated with appropriate guidance from teachers.

Photo Reproduced with permission from the Lake Country Museum and Archives website.