The development of the artistic world is increasingly important in an era of internationalization. The arts reflect human creativity, self-expression and individualism and promote innovative thinking and critical understanding. At St George’s College North, the creative arts play a fundamental role in the life of every student, providing guidance through a wide variety of programs, leading to a cumulative and expanding knowledge of subjects and processes. It is our aim to develop, nurture and enhance the artistic potential of each individual, allowing for the dissemination of ideas and concepts that enables them to make informed decisions about their life and work.
Stimulation of the mind and the imagination is integral to a child’s development and thus, our Kindergarten Arts program is diverse and multidisciplinary. Our curriculum is based on the official programme for Kindergarten and Primary fully integrated with the Primary Years Programme (PEP) from the International Baccalaureate. Through Visual Arts, Music, Dance and Drama, we provide the basis for perception, which plays a central role in cognitive, motor, language and social-emotional development.
Encouraging students to think independently and openly – shaping their artistry – is important in creating a culture of inquisitive individuals. Our national curriculum is fully integrated to the Primary Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate and provides the basis for building thinking skills which can then be fed into other academic subjects. Exciting their imaginations is essential at such a young age, for they are developing the ability to imagine what might be, and at St George´s College North, we are keen to promote self-discovery and creative expression. This is evidenced by a range of programs and workshop activities that include drama, vocal and instrumental studies, drawing, painting, sculpting and photography.
Understanding the way in which our world has been shaped throughout history is crucial in the transition from college student to citizen of the world. St George’s College North curriculum is fully integrated with the Middle Years Programme and the IB Diploma, in this context we offer a number of art courses – namely Film Studies, Music and Visual Arts – that will provide our students with the skills to face and shape our increasingly complex environment. Introducing a critical awareness of the artistic culture and promoting cross-discipline experimentation expands their knowledge; improves their use of language and develops the ability to analyze ideas.