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Vision & Mission
Creative and confident Learners of the Arts with Performance and Moral Character
To provide a holistic arts education for all Andersonians to communicate creativity, passion, respect and excellence.
Core Values as learners of the arts
Enjoy the Arts
- General Music Programme (GMP)
- Enhanced Music Programme in the area of performing arts
- General Art Programme (GAP)
- Enhanced Art Programme in the area of mixed media and fine arts
- Experiences @ Anderson Living Arts Gallery
- Anderson Arts Fiesta
- Values-in-Action community arts projects
Explore the Arts
- P4 ANDventure programme - The Dance of Life
- P5 ANDventure programme - Values-in Drama
- P6 ANDventure programme - Voice of Ceramics
- P3 to P6 Aesthetics Learning Journeys
- Performing Arts Early Specialisation Programme
Excel in the Arts
- 'Our Creative Expressions' - art exhibitions, performances and showcases
- Performing Arts EXCEL development programme
- Visual Arts Talent Development programme
Living Arts Gallery
Launched in 2017, Anderson's first Living Arts Gallery is an active learning space that encourages creative and collaborative play through the arts. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, the Gallery is designed as an environment where pupils can explore their inner creativity, and connect with their senses to see, listen, touch, feel and wonder. Serving as both an exhibitive and interactive space, the Gallery also provides opportunities for pupils to view, experience and appreciate the various art forms.
Principles of Reggio Emilia Approach adopted by the Living Arts Gallery
- Children are competent in constructing their own learning. Being naturally curious about the environment they are in, children learn through experiences of touching, moving, listening, seeing and hearing.
- Children are capable of exploratory play with other children and material things.
- Children know how to communicate and enjoy having multiple ways and opportunities to express their ideas, values and understanding.
- The environment is the third teacher. As an exciting place that generates a lot of information, children can learn and get knowledge through interacting with the environment.
- Tactile wall
- Browsing corner with art-related reading materials
- Play areas for users to experiment with safe art materials and tools
- Viewing area for exhibition of artworks
- Multimedia whiteboard for interactive / collaborative exploration
- Wide range of art manipulatives
- Restrained iPads with arts-based educational apps
- Projector and sound system
Daily opening hours:P1: 9.05 a.m. - 9.35 a.m.
P2 & P4: 9.35 a.m. - 10.05 a.m.
P3 & P5: 10.05 a.m. - 10.35 a.m.
P6: 10.35 a.m. - 11.05 a.m.
All users can help care for the Living Arts Gallery by practicing the following Gallery Etiquette:
- No consumption of any food and drinks is allowed in the Gallery
- Remove your shoes before entering the space
- See and wonder about the artworks on display. Do not touch them.
- Use the multimedia and restrained iPads for your learning, and handle them gently.
- Return what is used to its original place so that the next user can locate them easily.
- Do not remove anything from the Gallery
- Maintain the tranquillity of the room by whispering at all times.