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Aesthetics

Vision

Every child an engaged learner of the Arts

Mission

To develop Meridians to become passionate and appreciative of the Arts.

Approach and Framework

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Music

Every child an active learner of Music

Goals
  • To provide opportunities for students to create music and learn different music skills.
  • To develop pupils’ awareness and appreciation of music

Key Programmes
  • Modular Music Programmes (Keyboard, Ukulele, Guitar)
  • iPad projects (Using iPad applications to create Music)
  • P1-P4 Music Creations Project
  • Music Express (Platform for students with music talents to perform on stage)
  • Meridian’s Got Talent
  • P1-P4 Music Days
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P6 pupils playing different drum rhythmic patterns during the performance
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Pupils learn how to create music using GarageBand

Highlights
  • Students’ performance at National Gallery Singapore
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Two students performed at the SG Rhapsodies Closing Concert

  • East Zone Music Warriors 2017 (Music Competition)
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  • P3 and P4 Modular Music Programme
Keyboard programme was conducted for all P3 and P4 students to equip them with basic keyboard skills. The lessons provide hands-on experience for students to learn basic piano skills such as finger positions, left hand chords, melody playing and the C Major scale.  The students thoroughly enjoyed the programme.

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  • Music Creations Project 2017
Music Creations Project is organised for our Primary 1 to Primary 4 students every year. The music project requires students to create a musical instrument using recycled materials. We encourage our students to create this project with their parents so as to promote family bonding. Students are assigned a specific instrument to make:
  • Pri 1 – Shaker
  • Pri 2 – Drum
  • Pri 3 – Tambourine
  • Pri 4 – Chinese Drums
Take a look at the following videos on our students’ music creation processes!

  • Meridian’s Got Talent
Meridian’s Got Talent is an annual event organised for students to showcase their unique talents during National Day celebration. This year, our contestants put up a wonderful performance by adding in elements of Singapore to their performance items. The Singapore-themed performances were well-received by the audiences.
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  • Music Day for P1 and P2
P1 & P2 Music Day is a yearly event where our lower primary students are given the opportunity to perform as a class on stage. It is also an opportunity for our students to showcase the musical instruments that they have made as part of our Music Creations Project.

Each performance includes singing, movement and instrument-playing. Through each performance, we aim to develop listening and ensemble performance skills in our students. At the same time, students gain self-confidence through performing on stage. Through making music together as a class, our students learn to respect their peers, look out for visual cues from their music teachers, and feel a sense of identity to the class.

This July, our Primary 1 and Primary 2 pupils did an excellent job for each of their class performance.  This is all possible with the hard work of our students, as well as the dedication of our music teachers in facilitating practices during music lessons.

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  •  Music Day for P3 and P4
P3 and P4 Music Day is a platform for our students to perform on stage together as a class. We hope to develop confidence in our students and ignite their passion for the performing arts. Through playing in an ensemble, which consists of different instruments and layers, students learn to understand the importance of teamwork and listening to one another on stage.

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Visual Art

Every child an active learner of Art

Goals
  • To enable every child to be visually literate and to appreciate art through the Art curriculum and modular programmes
  • To develop students’ awareness of Art and express their creativity through Art activities in school

Key Programmes
  • Modular Art Programmes (Chinese Brush Painting, Batik Painting)
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Modular Art (Batik Painting)

Modular Art (Chinese Painting)



  • Art Express
  • Art Club CCA
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Art club memebers presenting their SYF Exhibition Artwork to the school

  • iPad projects (Using iPad applications to create Art)
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Students learn how to draw scenery and animals using the iPad during art lessons

Highlights
  • Art Express (Doodle Challenge)
  • SYF Art 2017 Exhibition
  • Exploring Ethnic Art forms


Performing Art

Every child a ‘Performer’

Goals
  • To enable pupils to develop the confidence to perform in front of an audience
  • To enable pupils to learn and acquire the skills and art of performing

Key Programmes

1.   CCAs
  • Chinese Dance
  • Malay Dance
  • Guzheng
  • Show Choir
  • String Ensemble
  • Drama Club

2.   Collaboration with stakeholders:
  • Pasir Ris Public Library (Meridian Arts Festival on 29/5/17 and 30/5/17)
  • Sing50 Fund
 
Highlights
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Performance at Pasir Ris Library 2016

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Show Chair Performance @National Gallery Singapore 2016
For enquiries on the school’s Aesthetic Department, please email: