Aesthetics Level-Wide Programmes
To provide students of Punggol Secondary School multiple pathways
and opportunities to success: Moral, Cognitive, Physical, Social and Aesthetics
focusing on the aesthetics domain. This is to realise our school vision of
nurturing students to become “Achievers with Character”, 21st Century Gentleman
and Lady. In the process of acquiring new skills, students will develop and
display school values of Propriety, Righteousness, Integrity, Self-respect (礼义廉耻) in the process of aesthetics appreciation.
LEVEL AESTHETICS PROGRAMME
Students are exposed to the learning of Dance genre in a 15-hr
programme, during the first half of the year. During the process, students
would be able to inculcate skills of perspective taking by taking on the leader
and follower role, as well as self-reflection through the process of journal
writing. Students will graduate with basic certification through theory and
practical testing. Interested participants will also receive intense and
advance training to showcase their talents through different platforms such as
Music Percussion Programme
The music art form is being
implemented to all Secondary Two students. In this module, students are exposed
to traditional hand percussion such as the Djembe, Conga and Bongo. Besides
learning drumming fundamentals such as rhythm, beat counts and hand drumming
grooves or styles, students are also able to benefit from cognitive stimulation
as drumming requires the brain to adapt to new coordination challenges.
Students are also able to develop socially as often traditional drums are
played in groups known as the “drum circles”.
SCHOOL WIDE AESTHETICS PROGRAMME
SYNERGY CONCERT 2016
The Synergy Concert is a biennial Aesthetics Concert
where all Aesthetics CCAs come together to showcase their passion and talents.
Synergy Concert 2016 was held in SOTA on 8 July, and in view of the school’s 60
th Anniversary, the Aesthetics CCAs came together to put up a musical – “Pei
Dao Spirit”, to portray the school history. Following the life of Joey, a shy
student who struggles to make friends and achieves good academic results, her
personal boundaries are challenged when she meets ‘Pei Dao’, the school’s ethos
and values personified in the form of a superhero character in the story. ‘Pei
Dao’ encourages her through the anecdotes of the school’s history, forcing her
to move out of her comfort zone by sharing timeless tales of courageous leaders
the school has encountered in its 60 years. With the help of some peers who
guide her along, Joey finally musters enough courage to embrace her love for
singing and ultimately finds her voice. Our wish is for all our students to
find their own voices in their personal journeys of self-discovery.
STAFF AESTHETICS WORKSHOP
In June 2016, the Aesthetic Committee organized a day of workshops
to expose fellow staff to various Aesthetics forms. Choices were given to
teachers and they will choose one art form for them to explore. 2D Art forms
like Scraper Board Art, 3D Yarn Art, jumping clay were introduced. Teachers who
likes music learnt to play Ukelele/Guitar, while others who loves baking, learn
to bake Apple Pie / Egg Tart making. At the end of the 2-hour session, teachers
showcased what they had learnt. Sweet surprises were seen
as all Punggolite Teachers are all talented and able to learn something new in
a short period of time.
COMMUNITY LEVEL PERFORMANCE Our various aesthetics groups are often
invited to perform at various public events held by community centres and
organizations around the Punggol Vicinity. Here are some examples of the many
performances by our aesthetic groups.
- Performance at Punggol West Family Day at Punggol 21 CC by ELDDS
- Performance at Punggol West National Day Observance Ceremony at Punggol 21 CC by Guzheng and Dance.
- Performance by TLDDS for the Punggol Street Parade.