Vision & Mission
Our Arts Programmes
Our whole-school arts education programme articulates a well-developed arts education policy aimed at nurturing our students in values of performance character and moral character essential for life and life-long learning. It is founded upon a three-prong approach: Ownership, Craftsmanship and Leadership. Our overall arts education is also very much aligned to our school’s distinctive programme, ANDventure (Arts), and our Learning for Life Programme (Music & Performing Arts).
Under Ownership in the Arts, all pupils learn with passion and are given opportunites in all art forms to encourage them in growing their interests in the Arts.
Ownership in the Arts – Enjoy!
- General Music Programme (GMP)
- General Art Programme (GAP)
- Explore @ Anderson Living Arts Gallery
- Tinker @ Anderson Sandbox
- ANDventure in the Arts
- Anderson Arts Fiesta
- Values-in-Action community arts projects
- Arts-based learning journey
Craftsmanship in the Arts serves to provide opportunities for students to deepen their interest(s) and to pursue a greater depth in the art form(s) of their choice.
Craftsmanship in the Arts – Explore!
- Enhanced Music and Art Curriculum
- Arts-based learning journeys
- ANDventure Arts Elective masterclasses
- Performing Arts CCA Step-Up programmes
Leadership in the Arts undergirds one of our long term plans to develop students who have high interest and ability in the arts by providing them with opportunities to showcase and to lead and inspire others.
Leadership in the Arts – Excel!
- 'Our Creative Expressions' - art exhibitions, performances and showcases
- Performing Arts EXCEL development programme
- ANDventure Arts specialisation programmes
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
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.
- 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.