What we are all about
Our Mission Statement
To develop creative and responsive artists who demonstrate a passion for the Arts.
We believe every student has the right to a safe and supportive dynamic environment where learners engage in a personal artistic journey of responding and creating through independent and collaborative explorations. Integration of the Arts through inquiry, with a multifaceted approach of delivery, deepens and empowers young artists to take intellectual risks and to make explicit connections. An engaging, enriching and enjoyable experience in the Arts is an essential ingredient in the development of a well-rounded individual.
What are the Performing Arts?
A quote from the IB PYP Arts Scope and Sequence document (November 2009):
“Arts are integral to the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP). They are a powerful mode of communication through which students explore and construct a sense of self and develop an understanding of the world around them. Arts provide students with a wide range of opportunities and means to respond to their experiences and engage with historical, social and cultural perspectives. The students are stimulated to think and to articulate their thoughts in new ways, and through a variety of media and technologies. The PYP recognizes that not all learning can be supported solely through language, and that arts as a medium of inquiry also provide opportunities for learning, communication and expression. Learning about and through arts is fundamental to the development of the whole child, promoting creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving skills and social interactions.”