|To develop and nurture an appreciation of aesthetics in BBSSians.|
|Programme Director||Ms Kavitha Chandran Desai|
|Coordinators||Art||Mr Marshall Tan|
|Music||Ms Jade Leong|
In line with our mission, to nurture self-directed BBSSians with the passion to excel as audience and participants of the Arts, we continue to craft programmes that aim to enrich the students’ learning experience and plant the seed in them for the passion for the arts. Students are given a variety of opportunities to be exposed to enriching arts experiences both during curriculum time (via Visual Arts and Music lessons) as well enrichments that they can draw inspirations from. Besides lessons in the classrooms, our music concerts, competitions and art exhibitions provide invaluable additional opportunities for students to find a passion for these subjects. We encourage students to showcase their work and boost their confidence by organising events like lunch time concert, talentime competition and art showcase. Assembly programmes and outings to watch musicals and plays also give our students opportunities to appreciate the arts as members of the audience. Care is taken to make sure that students are exposed to different art forms comprising dance, drama, music and visual arts.
The highlight of 2018 is our biennial musical – Metamorphosis on its sixth run that combined the talents of students from our 6 performing arts groups. This year’s production is a high-school adventure that delves into the typical—and also the extraordinary—issues that teenagers face. This exciting arts education experience has pushed students (and staff performers!) to the edge of their capabilities and beyond.
We are proud to announce that the school arts magazine, Echoes will be in its 11th year of publication this year. This year will be the first in which student editors will be involved in creating the magazine.
Highlighted below are some of the programs we carried out for our students in 2018
- School Musical comprising of 6 Performing Arts Groups
- Poetry Writing (Secondary 1/NA)
- Drama workshop (Secondary 2E/NA)
- Readers’ Theatre (Secondary 1T)
- Forum Theatre (Secondary 2T)
- Arts Enrichments for Upper Secondary:
- K Pop
- Hip Hop
- Street Jazz
- Bollywood Dance
- Medal Spooning Art
- Batik Art
- Mosaic Art
The school and the committee will continue to do all it can to have a vibrant arts scene in BBSS and we look forward to many more memorable and exciting experiences in the coming years.