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HeARTS programme

The HeARTS (Holistic Education through the arts) programme refers to the school’s aesthetics curriculum. Adopting the ECube approach of Exposure, Experience and Excursion, the Aesthetics Department strives to provide depth and breadth in students’ experience of the arts as well as inculcate graciousness, resilience and confidence through school programmes, assembly talks, learning journeys, camps and other experiences. Recognising the increasing popularity of digital media in the aesthetics, the use of ICT has been woven into the arts curriculum. For example, P1 and P2 students learn the use of MS Paint while upper primary students learn digital photography and imaging. Students’ talents are groomed through the Arts Instructional Programme, Arts CCAs and Arts Enrichment Programme. Their confidence in their own talents is enhanced through the provision of opportunities for external performances. In addition, since 2007, all members of Arts CCAs have opportunities to view concerts and performances to extend their understanding of the Arts. This is important especially for students who are less likely to have the opportunity to attend such arts events.  The quality of our Arts Education and that of our performing Arts groups has been recognized through a number of awards, in particular the National Arts Education Award (NAEA) - Silver (2009-2012) and Glow Award (2013-2016) and the SYF Certificates of Accomplishment (2014 and 2016) in Choir, International Dance and Brass Band.