Visual Arts Programme
Our Visual Arts Programme provides an arts education that encourages self-expression and creativity. The children explore various media and subject matters, use of tools and materials to express themselves creatively. Their learning includes an understanding of visual art principles, ability to make observations about art pieces and to communicate their ideas and feelings through art.
Kindermusik (Playgroup, Nursery One and Nursery Two)
Created for the young children, Kindermusik’s syllabus ABC Music & Me is a research-based language and early literacy program built around music. ABC Music & Me supports the early childhood standards and requirements for “high quality programs” as defined by the USA’s National Institute for Early Education. This programme includes the following activities to develop various skills in young children:
- Songs and rhymes to develop phonetic awareness and early reading skills
- Tapping, clacking, and ringing rhythm instruments in time with music to improve hand-eye coordination
- Focused listening with music to improve skills in following directions
- Instrument play to strengthen fine motor skills
- Developmentally-appropriate songs to develop vocal chords and expressive speech
- Learning that emphasizes storytelling, imaginative play and taking turns
Foundation Keyboard and Music Education (Kindergarten One and Kindergarten Two)
Our programme is both process-oriented and result-oriented for a developmentally appropriate holistic music education in the early years. The process-oriented facet of the programme recognizes the pre-schoolers’ needs to move and have fun. While the child is immersed in that fun, they experience and learn about the elements of music such as phrase, beats, tonality or patterns. On the other hand, the result-oriented facet equips the child with the tools to express their musicality through the keyboard.
The syllabus in the Dance Education programme incorporates Chinese folk dance with ballet to cultivate a greater appreciation of dance among the children. The course includes teaching of dance techniques, Chinese poetry and songs, Chinese dance syllabus, Chinese folk dances, classical ballet, Modern/Contemporary dance, martial arts, music and drama, performing and appreciation of Arts.
This programme enables children to have a better understanding and appreciation of the Chinese culture and performing arts, builds up their self-confidence while imparting good moral values. Children will also have opportunities to experience stage performances and receive training in other art forms.
English Literature and Drama
Our English Literature and Drama programme uses a range of storybooks for children to learn about and explore various aspects of speech and drama. Through performing the stories, our students learn about narration, movement, expression, improvisation, use of sound, visual media, masks, costumes, creative writing and simple stage management. These experiences not only build their knowledge about performance but increase their creativity, their confidence and their presentation skills. They will also learn about various types of performance such as mimes, puppetry, musicals, etc.
The Chinese Theatre programme is designed to develop children’s fluency in the Chinese language, ability to perform, and creativity. Through experiencing various theatre forms, the children develop their thinking skills, teamwork skills, friendships, imagination, focus and ability to express themselves. The curriculum also takes into account the children’s developmental levels and incorporates the children’s ideas and experiences to enrich their learning.
Chinese Hui Ben（绘本课程）