A school with a lively arts atmosphere where pupils appreciate the arts and aspire to use their talents in the service of God, country and family.
Our Department Members
|Member of Department||Appointment|
|Mrs Chang Li Ping||HOD/ Subject Head|
|Miss Ho Hui Suan, Josephine||Member|
|Ms Thanzin Soe||Member|
|Ms Baidah Ahmad||Member|
|Mdm Noorfizah Hashim||Member|
|Mdm Lee Kai Ling||Member|
|Mrs Gowri Ramesh||Member|
|Mrs Ho Poh Tip||Member|
|Ms Ling Yi Chin||Member|
|Mdm Liu Ying||Member|
|Mdm Song Wenzhe||Member|
|Mdm Zhang Huili||Member|
|Ms Nur Maisarah Othaman||Member|
|Mrs Ruth Lim||Member|
Our teaching and learning approach
At SAPS, we understand deeply that the Anthonians’ artistic expressions and responses to art appreciation and art works experiences are obvious and their creations and innovations in art creations are fostered and valued. Their ability to explore with guidance and to experiment with art techniques is an essential aspect of art appreciation development. We also aim to provide various platforms for Anthonians share the joy of music experiences as they contribute to their development of creativity and self-esteem.
§ We also look into Integrating the various arts forms and arts with the different subject areas and inculcating school values through the structured and tailored arts programme.
§ Pupils learn, appreciate & participate in a range of arts forms: Art and Music
§ Pupils better understand what they are learning through the use of rubrics.
§ Pupils see the relationship between the arts and other subject areas.
§ Pupils use their arts talents to contribute to the community.
The Art Curriculum comprises of:
• Respond/ Create
• Explore the expressive possibilities of a variety of art forms including 2D art, 3D art, ceramics and digital art.
• Appreciate art and respond to a wide range of art forms including various artists and art creation styles from different periods, cultures and countries.
• Develop appreciation towards art through making physical, verbal, emotional or cognitive responses.
• Demonstrate the learning of the art creation styles inspired by the artists’ works and describe differences between art pieces, showing a sense of Shape, Form, Colour, Lines, Texture (Elements of Art) and style.
• Acquire the art creation skills and enhances art appreciation that enrich art works understanding which are necessary for creative expression
• Appreciate art expressively with art vocabulary and art works.
• Develop confidence and independence through taking the initiative, making decisions and accepting responsibility for learning, individually or as a group in art creation activities.
• Share with others about personal/group creative art making process, art appreciation and own creations.
• Create artists inspired art works using ICT.
The Art Syllabus
The Music Curriculum comprises of:
• Production (Creation)
In SAPS Music, we believe Anthonians should go through a music curriculum which allows them to learn the fundamentals before they get to enjoy music.
With the fundamentals right, Anthonians can play music through creative music making process.
With the knowledge in place and seeking fun in the process, Anthonians will be able to love and appreciate music with an increasing sensitivity.
• Explore the expressive possibilities of a variety of sound sources including the voice, home-made or musical instruments
• Listen to, enjoy and respond to a wide range of music including various genres and styles from different countries, ethnic groups and cultures
• Develop sensitivity to music through making physical, verbal, emotional or cognitive responses
• Demonstrate and describe differences between sounds and silences, showing a sense of pulse, tempo, duration, pitch, dynamics, structure, timbre, texture and style
• Perform vocally and instrumentally, from a range of musical styles and traditions relevant to the grade levels
• Acquire the musical skills that enrich musical understanding and are necessary for creative expression
• Imitate with accuracy the rhythmic and melodic patterns using the voice and gestures (hand signs)
• Perform expressively musical phrases and pieces using percussion or melodic instruments from memory or notation where appropriate
• Develop confidence and independence through taking the initiative, making decisions and accepting responsibility for learning, individually or as a group in music creation activities
• Share with others about personal/group creative music making process and the appropriateness and effectiveness of personal/group composed music
• Record music compositions using ICT
To support the teaching and learning of Aesthetics (Art, Music and Dance), we have:
- 2 Art Rooms
- 1 Art Gallery
- 2 Music Rooms
- 1 Dance Studio
In our design of the art and music curriculum, we want to bring greater awareness and appreciation of their unique local cultural environment to a myriad of art forms from the global environment as well. Active participation in arts appreciation is fundamental to the acquisition of artists, musicians and art forms knowledge, understanding and skill. Both the art and music curriculum emphasizes active responses, music and art-making at all levels.
Infusion of Appreciation & Thinking Skills into the Art Programme
Primary 1 – Getting to Know Art (Artists: Paul Klee, Kandinsky and Alexander Calder)
Primary 2 – Exploring Art (Artists: Henry Moore, John Coburn and Keith Haring)
Primary 3 – Get Inspired by Picasso/ Get Inspired by the Occupations (Artists: Picasso and Vincent Van Gogh)
Primary 4 – Museum Studies in Singapore Art Museum/ Get Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh (Artist: Vincent Van Gogh)
Primary 5 – Get Inspired by Dali (Artists: Salvador Dali and Vladimir Kush)
Primary 6 – Get Inspired by our local artists (Artists: Han Sai Por, Liu Kang and Georgette Chen)
Infusion of Appreciation into the Music Programme
Primary 1: Local Children’s folk songs with introduction of percussion instruments
Primary 2: Local Children’s folk songs with introduction of tuned percussions
Primary 3: World Children’s folk songs with introduction of keyboarding
Primary 4: World Children’s folk songs with introduction of ukulele
Primary 5: Experiential Learning with introduction of music IT (Using IPads)
Primary 6: Experiential Learning with introduction of Drumming
Term 1: Aesop Fables skit: Start the school right for our Anthonians
Term 2: Percussion Instruments
Term 3: Singing of National Day Songs
Term 4: Percussion Instruments
AMIS Programmes for Music
AMIS instructors come into the music lessons to enrich our Anthonians with keyboarding, Music IT and African Drumming experience. The AMIS instructors co-teach with the music teachers to strengthen our Anthonians’ musicianship so that every one of them is able to develop the interest of music holistically.NUTURING TALENTS: Art Enrichment Programmes
Art Elective Programme
Piloted for P2 in 2008, it is meant to identify Anthonians who are talented in visual arts. They are given special support in school by means of special activities and specialised training. Currently, there are AEP programmes forl Primary 2, 3, 4 and 5. The aims of the programme are to provide professional training for identified pupils to acquire and strengthen their artistic skills through exploring art elements & to harness the creativity in each pupil so as to develop him/her holistically.
ArtsReach Programme (VIA through Arts)
ArtsReach is an outreach to the community through the Arts. In line with the school values, Faith, Service and Community, this programme aims to lead pupils to greater awareness of using a skill they have learnt in Art to reach out to the community.