Aesthetics Department

The Aesthetics Department strives to achieve an effective Arts curriculum that provides a sequential program of instruction in dance, music, visual arts and multi-media arts for all students beginning in Primary 1 and continuing through higher education. The art curriculum emphasizes the development of students' skills and their understanding of creating, performing and responding. This effective art curriculum includes all learners and recognises the role that arts play in preparing students for future careers by developing their 21st century skills. The department strives to provide opportunities for students to make connections in the following:

  • among the arts,
  • with other disciplines within the core curriculum,
  • with arts resources in the community.


Long Term Goals (3 - 5 years):

  • Grooming Art and Music Scholars (DSA-SEC / SOTA/ LaSalle/ NAPFA)


Short Term Goal:

To sustain a SPARK Award in the National Arts Education

  • Being Active in the Arts community
  • Record of value-added Art performances
  • Able to contribute and adapt to innovation


Programme Based Framework

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The Core Concept presents the essential purpose of making the arts part of each student’s education.

The Guiding Principles are the underlying tenets of learning, teaching, and assessment in the arts forms.
The Arts Forms: Dance, Music, Visual Arts and Multi-Media Arts enable students to learn meaningfully.
The Arts Rubrics define what students should know and be able to do by the end of various stages of their arts learning.


The Arts Rubrics have been designed with three purposes in mind:

  • to acknowledge the importance of both the current content and the skills that students learn as they study the arts.
  • to help teachers create meaningful curriculum and classroom assessments.
  • and to serve as the benchmark of student performance in the arts.