Learning for Life Programme (LLP)
Greenridge Secondary School (GSS) believes that Arts Education is a powerful platform to develop students’ character and values, cultivate positive attitudes and self-expression, and strengthen essential people skills. These are important 21st Century Competencies (21st CC) skills that help our students thrive in a fast-changing world and support our students’ development as socially responsible citizens who contribute meaningfully to society.
The Arts is an integral component to the holistic development of our students. It contributes to their development of an understanding of the physical, emotional, aesthetic, social, moral and spiritual dimensions of human experience.
To realise the full potential of Arts Education, the school is focusing on creating a quality arts experience. As students undergo a purposeful process of rich experiencing and reflecting, we want to deepen in the students a sense of lively curiosity and an inquisitive mind, which serves to promote creative thinking and an innovative disposition in what they do. We want to sharpen the students’ sense of the aesthetics, which forms the basis of how they will perceive the world and all that is around them. This perspective helps them to make meaning of their lives, culture and identity. In this connection, the school sees the Arts as a vehicle for connecting people and building communities. Through the provision of a quality arts experience, the school will bring out the best in the students as they cultivate personal humility and resilience, learn to empathise and care for others, and through the process, imbue a deep sense of responsibility and service to the community and nation.
The school’s Arts Education Programme focuses on creating a quality arts learning experience through three thrusts:
- Learning Through the Arts
- Learning About the Arts
- Learning In the Arts
HISTORY OF GSS ARTS EDUCATION