Craft & Technology (Art, Music, D&T, FCE)
What We Desire
Empathetic and Self-directed Problem Solvers who are future-ready and be able to contribute back to the community.
Subjects We Offer
- Art (All levels)
- Design and Technology (D&T) (All levels)
- Food and Consumer Education (FCE) / Nutrition and Food Science (NFS) (All levels)
- Music (Lower Sec)
How We Nurture
Exposure – Through the curriculum, we strive to deepen students’ thinking within the disciplines, bringing them through the thinking and actions that professionals would go through, gaining deeper insights through the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and dispositions in the respective disciplines.
Art:We train students to think and act like artists using the Art Inquiry Approach, providing them with the opportunity to give form and meaning to their ideas, thoughts and feelings through visual and tactile forms, developing them to be critical and inventive thinkers and self-directed and reflective learners.
D&T: We train students to think and act like product designers using the Design Process, engaging them in designing and prototyping ideas through applying technology. In the process, they cultivate creative, critical and reflective thinking to make sense of their learning and to develop design-related dispositions and skills.
FCE/NFS: We train students to think and act like dieticians and nutritionists, empowering them to be health-conscious and discerning consumers; enabling them to better manage their lives and others for the present and the future.
Music:We train students to think and act like musicians, acquiring and applying musical skills, knowledge and understanding through Listening, Creating and Performing, cultivating in them a life-long enjoyment and involvement in music.
Experience – Students apply their learning through hands-on activities and project work.
Art: Students are exposed to Elements of Art, Principles of Design, Design Synectics and use of symbolism in Art creation, and they apply their knowledge gained through creation of authentic art works such as assemblage art, portraiture, digital imaging, logo and character design and heritage postcards. In addition, they are engaged through the school’s Aesthetics Exposure Programme such as professional performances planned for various cohorts, art exhibitions and art-making workshops. Students also participate in interdisciplinary projects through learning journeys to understand the historical, cultural and aesthetic value of Peranakan heritage.
D&T:Students are engaged to solve authentic problems through the analysis of a situation presented to them, conduct market product research before ideating and developing their ideas and make a prototype using various resistant materials. Some examples include the making of stationery with cup holders and table lamps.
FCE/NFS: Students get to apply their knowledge gained in food studies through various practical sessions, where they learn to bake cupcakes and muffins, cook a pasta dish, burger-making and pan-fry pancakes.
Music: Students demonstrate their understanding of the musical elements and concepts through creation of cover songs, performances and song writing projects. Also, they learn how to create and arrange their digital Music on BandLab and play popular songs on the ukulele with good tone and strumming styles. Through these experiences, they learn how to appreciate, sing and play various songs from Singapore and global culture with accuracy and expression. There are Aesthetics Exposure Programmes curated for various cohorts as well.
Extension – Selected students deepen their learning through exhibitions, competitions, and learning journeys.
Art:Selected Sec Two students will take part in the Nellie Mitchell Talent Development Programme (NMP) on English Literature-Art Symbolism, an interdisciplinary course designed to stretch high-potential students to advance their critical thinking. Find out more about the NMP here. Upper Sec students have the opportunity to participate in external competitions such as the Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Art Exhibition.
D&T: Upper Sec students have the opportunity to participate in external exhibitions and competitions to broaden their knowledge in the discipline. In addition, there are Computer Aided Design (CAD) and cardboard modeling enrichment modules where they have hands-on experiences to design workable products under the guidance of professionals.
FCE/NFS: Upper Sec students participate in a learning journey to Temasek Polytechnic to deepen their knowledge in the discipline and understand more about post-Sec options in the Food, Nutrition and Culinary Science Faculty. In addition, selected students have the opportunity to participate in the Food Entrepreneurship Competition in Republic Polytechnic.
Music:Students with an aptitude, interest and passion in pursuing Music may apply and enroll in ‘O’ Levels / Higher Music. Also, there are song writing competitions where students may participate in.
- Singapore Youth Festival (SYF) Art Exhibition - Certificate of Recognition (2022)