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New OTS Uniform Supplier for 2017/2018

May 03, 2017
Dear Parents/Guardians of future OTS students,   Oyama Traditional School is moving to a new uniform supplier for the 2017-2018 school year. This local company will provide us with uniform tops that are more comfortable, durable (washer/dryer friendly) with little shrinkage and for a more affordable price.  Uniform fittings will take...
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Regional French Immersion Public Consultation Meetings

October 06, 2016
​ ​Monday, October 24, 6:00-8:00pm         Mount Boucherie Secondary School - Multi-Purpose Room                                                                  2751 Cameron Road, West Kelowna, BC Links to French Immersion Bundled Options and Resources Springvalley Middle Bundled Option.pdf Dr Knox Middle Bundled Option.pdf
Potential Impact of Options on French Immersion Enrolment.pdf
Redesigning Opportunity for French Immersion...
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SD23 & Capital News - Together We Learn Edition

January 20, 2016
A big thank you to the members of the SD23 Newspaper in Education and the Public Education Awareness Committees and our friends at the Capital News for creating an amazing edition of  Together We Learn . Download a digital version here to read about all of the incredible examples of teaching and learning taking place across...
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Lake Country Catchment Area Review - Staff Memo and Recommendation

December 18, 2015
​Attached is the staff memo that will go to the January 6, 2016 Planning and Facilities Committee Meeting of the Board.  This is a public meeting that will take place at 6:30 pm at the School Board Office, 1940 Underhill Street. Staff Memo - Lake Country Elementary School Catchment Area...
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The Leader in Me culture is coming to OTS!

June 30, 2015
All teachers and parents are embracing a cultural change at OTS known as the Leader in Me! Using the common language of the 7 Habits, yet in an elementary school setting, OTS will become a school that can say, "We grow leaders here!"​
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Lake Country Catchment Area Review

January 16, 2015
Please click on the following for the presentation made at the Public Consultation Meeting held on Thursday, January 15, 2015.    
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Lake Country Catchment Area Feedback Email Link

January 16, 2015
  Please note the following is the correct email address for providing feedback regarding the Lake Country Catchment recommendations: ​planning.review@sd23.bc.ca ...
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The Twitter Feed is active again!

September 29, 2014
​Now that school is back in session, check out the pictures tweeted by @OTSPrincipal at the bottom section of this homepage. With so many activities happening within the vibrant learning culture of the school, pictures are a great way of sharing the wonderful things happening here!
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Outdoor Classroom is now being installed!

September 29, 2014
​Phase One of our two phase Outdoor Classroom project is now in the process of being installed. It is an amphitheater in three curved rows in the shape of the "Golden Spiral" (based on the Fibonacci series). The stone slabs and landscape rock are being donated by local businesses and parent...
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Student Leadership Thrives at OTS!

September 29, 2014
​A big part of the traditional school philosophy is to have strong student leadership throughout the school. This year we again have the OTS Dance Team and the OTS Student Council, made up of students from grades 1 - 6, as well as House Team Captains from grades 5-6 and We...
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School Accessibility - Week of June 30 to July 4

June 27, 2014
If you need to access the school, please note that you may do this on Wednesday, July 2 and Thursday, July 3 from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Please call the school or knock loudly on the rear door to gain access. ​
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Letter from Superintendent Gloster (June 25)

June 26, 2014
Please read the latest update from Superintendent Gloster by clicking on the link below. Letter to Parents - June 25 2014.pdf
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Updates on Labour Dispute between BCTF and BCPSEA

June 18, 2014
Please visit the Central Okanagan School District 23 website at www.sd23.bc.ca and look at the "Quick Updates" section for the most up to date information regarding the labour dispute between the BCPSEA and the BCTF.​
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Public Speaking Success by OTS students

May 08, 2014
Effective public speaking is considered to be a very importance 21st Century competency here at OTS. This year, we sent four extremely talented speakers to the zone finals for the Rotary Public Speaking Competion and two of these students, Bridget and Jocelyn, went forward to the district finals at the Creekside...
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Lego Robotics and 3D Printing!

May 08, 2014
​A small group of enrichment students are working on a couple of specialized lego robots, in which designs will be made for specialized lego pieces that will attach to the robots to increase their functionality. These pieces have now been printed in 3D then added to the robots!
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Primary Mini-Olympics is coming!

February 13, 2014
In keeping with the Olympic spirit with the Sochi 2014 Winter games, the Primary students will participate in their own mini-Olympics on Tuesday, February 18th!​
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A new code of conduct is coming!

January 24, 2014
Using a process which involves all stakeholders, OTS will develop a new code of conduct in the fall of 2014. Building on an already strong "virtue of the week" program with seven pillars of character, the SPC, along with two grade 5 students, the Principal and a teacher, will be travelling...
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A new marketing campaign is launched!

January 24, 2014
Over the next several weeks, during the first registrations period, display ads will run in both the Vernon Morning Star as well as the Lake Country Calendar in order to market the school in the broader geographical areas of Winfield and Vernon. We are the only non-denominational public Traditional School in...
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Yoga in Schools is coming!!!

January 07, 2014
Highly acclaimed fitness and yoga instructor Anita McFarlane will be spending two whole days at OTS (January 29th and 31st) to work with each class on fun yoga fitness!​
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ELFF Evening is coming!!!

January 07, 2014
On Tuesday, January 28th, Oyama Traditional School will again be hosting an Early Learning For Families (ELFF) evening. This is event is for families with children 3 to 5 years of age and is designed to build literacy and strengthen connections between the home and school. The event is free of...
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Team Dancing at OTS!

December 02, 2013
For the past couple of week's, all of the classes at OTS have been learning about "Team Dancing", a more contemporary version of square dancing, with caller/teacher Brian Elmer. The students have really enjoyed this healthy activity, as have the teachers!​
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Over the top, academically!

September 12, 2013
Our target of students exiting grade 3 that are meeting expectations for comprehension and fluency in reading has been steadily rising, from 90% to 93% to the current target of 95%. At the close of the current 2015-2016 school year, 100% of students exiting grade 3, thanks to the support of parents...
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Marketing update!

September 12, 2013
As a traditional school of choice in School District 23, Oyama Traditional is actively marketing its unique qualities and high academics throughout neighbouring communities. We have developed a poster for certain businesses and will soon be in production with a very attractive postcard brochure for distribution in professional offices. This follows...
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Technology update!

September 12, 2013
Besides our snazzy new website, and the completion of our bandwidth upgrade last June, some great new technologies either have been added or will be added soon. Each classroom now has a cutting edge sound amplification system called the Front Row Juno. As well, our digital sign will soon be featuring...
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Volunteer Appreciation Tea

May 17, 2013
One of the strengths of Oyama Traditional School is the amazing parent and grandparent volunteers we have. I encourage all volunteers at the school to come out to our appreciation tea on Friday, May 24th, starting at 8:30 a.m.​
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Marketing initiatives are paying off at OTS!

March 27, 2013
The story of what a great school OTS is is making its way out into the broader community in several ways. Our website is often the first stop for prospective parents moving into the area to get information about the school. Then there is the marketing campaign we recently undertook, in...
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Lego Robotics is coming to the Grade 4/5 class!

March 27, 2013
A lego robotics programmer from school district 23 will be coming out to assist Mr. Penner as he works with his grade 4/5 students to build lego robotics as part of our continuing focus on developing 21st Century learning skills in Science and Technology here at OTS! The students will be...
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Big White After School Ski Program

February 03, 2013
Once again, students who applied will be attending the Big White After School Ski program. They are bussed up to Big White with students from neighbouring elementary schools for some great ski and snow board instruction!​
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Kelowna Rockets are coming to OTS!

February 03, 2013
Members from the Kelowna Rockets hockey team will visit OTS in February. They will read stories to all of the primary students to promote literacy, then have a game of floor hockey against some intermediate students at lunch!​
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Planning for the Future of Lake Country Schools

January 28, 2013
Please see the attached letter from Superintendent of Schools Hugh Gloster​
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Registration for the 2013-2014 school year

January 16, 2013
Registrations for the upcoming school year for kindergarten students and new students in other grades will be accepted beginning on February 4 and continuing through until March 7. To qualify for school enrollment in September 2013, a child must be five years of age by December 31, 2013.  Required documentation:  a...
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Digital Sign Now Up & Running at OTS!

October 31, 2012
​Our new Digital Sign is located across from the Office toward the Intermediate end of the hallway.  Please check it regularly for important announcements.
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Boys and Girls Club Drop-In Care

October 16, 2012
The Boys and Girls Club will be offering an after-school drop-in Club for OTS students on Tuesdays, from 2:30 to 4:00 p.m. There is a $2.00 drop-in fee, which includes supervision and a light snack. Parents must first register their child in the program and pay a $10.00 registration fee for...

Announcement Archive

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New OTS Uniform Supplier for 2017/2018

May 03, 2017
Dear Parents/Guardians of future OTS students,   Oyama Traditional School is moving to a new uniform supplier for the 2017-2018 school year. This local company will provide us with uniform tops that are more comfortable, durable (washer/dryer friendly) with little shrinkage and for a more affordable price.  Uniform fittings will take...
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Regional French Immersion Public Consultation Meetings

October 06, 2016
​ ​Monday, October 24, 6:00-8:00pm         Mount Boucherie Secondary School - Multi-Purpose Room                                                                  2751 Cameron Road, West Kelowna, BC Links to French Immersion Bundled Options and Resources Springvalley Middle Bundled Option.pdf Dr Knox Middle Bundled Option.pdf
Potential Impact of Options on French Immersion Enrolment.pdf
Redesigning Opportunity for French Immersion...
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SD23 & Capital News - Together We Learn Edition

January 20, 2016
A big thank you to the members of the SD23 Newspaper in Education and the Public Education Awareness Committees and our friends at the Capital News for creating an amazing edition of  Together We Learn . Download a digital version here to read about all of the incredible examples of teaching and learning taking place across...