As an international school committed to providing a strong balanced programme, Arts forms a key platform for student learning opportunities. Every child at GEMS (Singapore) must be involved in the Arts programme, covering the domains of Visual Arts, Music and Drama.
In a world where creativity, collaboration and problem-solving are key skills all leaders require, the Arts programme ensures that these fundamental skills are explored, developed and showcased in a variety of areas.
In the Primary Years, students receive general music lessons provided by a specialist teacher once a week for an hour. The lessons are fully or partially integrated with the Units of Inquiry and support transdisciplinary learning within the PYP framework.
In addition to the general music curriculum, Primary Years students undertake an annual 6-week string instrument course (violin/cello). Throughout the unit, students learn about their instrument, how to play music and develop musical techniques.
From Grades 6 to 8, students continue with their exploration of music, in conjunction with Visual Arts and Drama. From Grade 9 onwards, students may select one Arts domain which best suits their interests and strengths.
Multiple Arts ECAs are provided throughout the year, across the grade levels. These after-school initiatives provide further opportunities for our students to explore their artistic passions.