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Why Arts Education

The Arts and Performing Arts Curriculum is tailored to provide opportunities for our students to be able to Appreciate, Express and Compose/Create works through the exploration of mixed media, forms and the affordance of technology.

Performing Arts Curriculum

Vision: Develop Cedarians into gracious confident young ladies who have an appreciation for the arts

Mission: To provide a holistic 4-year Arts Programme and to teach the Art of Arts Appreciation and Critique to all Cedarians

Overview of Aesthetics Curriculum

Different Aesthetic Subjects in a Snapshot


Subject  UnitSignature ProgrammePictures of programme in action
Musical Understanding is developed through Listening  & Responding, Creating and Performing. The Lower Secondary Music Curriculum includes keyboard playing, ukulele & guitar strum & sing, percussion ensemble playing, composing and arranging. The integration of ICT in the lower secondary music curriculum, pedagogy and assessment, aims to nurture in our students musical creativity and to deepen their learning and engagement
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Champion, National Schools Xinyao 新谣 Singing Champion, 
National Schools Xinyao 新谣Singing谣Singing 

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Year 1 Keyboard Playing

Differentiated Instructional Approach caters to students of different needs


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MOE Excel Fest 2017
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Year 1 Ukulele Strum & Sing

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Year 1 Percussion Ensemble

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Non Formal Approach where Experiential Learning is supported by reflection & analysis 
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 iBand Music Project.jpg iBand Music Project

The iBand digital music ensemble enhances the learning of the 21st century skills; cultivating a student-centred collaborative learning, authentic learning experiences, strengthening communication skills and confidence. 

Year 1 Song Cover https://youtu.be/WYiPNVRdeqY

Year 2 Original Song writing

Informal Learning & Collaborative Instructional Approach  https://youtu.be/pUB7kh0K5KI

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 Song writing contest 2014


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3rd prize The Originals  Music Fiesta

 Song Writing Contest 2014



Blended Learning

The music curriculum integrates online & offline learning in which video tutorials are shared in Google Classroom (online learning platform)and Padlet ( interactive bulletin board) It promotes self-directed learning and also engages the students in online discussions and reflections. 

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Keyboard Playing


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Guitar Strum Sing


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Singapore Book of Records 

Cup Song Rhythmic Percussion 2013


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Song Writing Contest 2012


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Virtual Drumming 

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Song Writing Contest 2012


School Wide Music Programme

To foster creative expression and a sense of unity & school spirit, school-wide platforms provide an opportunity for the students to develop a passion for the performing arts beyond the classroom

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National Day Virtual Drumming

We countdown to National Day with virtual drumming, inter-class Singathon & Song writing projects. This aims to celebrate the nations birthday in a fun and engaging way, promoting local songs as well as class bonding. https://youtu.be/3GJ0cTSIR_s

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National Day Singathon


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SG50 Inter-Class Song-Writing Contest


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Champion, The Originals Music Fiesta 

SongWriting Contest 2011


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 3rd Prize,The Originals Music Fiesta 

SongWriting Contest 2011


Visual Arts


The Typography programme involves learning about the basic understanding of typography and the principals of typeface through hands on activities. Students are encouraged to apply the skills they have learnt during Art lessons to create their word expressions.

Student designing their own typography using colour pencils and markers.

A work in progress of an A4 poster filled with the various typography designs.

Students working on their final A4 poster design using mainly typography.

The Arts Curriculum 

Subject Unit Signature Programme Pictures of programme in action
Food and Consumer Education

Spice it up! Elective

This elective is designed to empower students to be health-conscious and discerning consumers by equipping them with an advanced level of nutritional knowledge and practical life skills.

Through this elective, students will be able to:
- Understand what is nutrition, balanced diet / healthy lifestyle and the need for it
- Compare and contrast the social, environmental influences and psychological roles of food
- Explain how informed choices may be made in planning meals for different groups of people, with relation to budget, personal preferences and environmental factors
- Experiment the how and why of cooking and the science of food
- Appreciate the diversity of food and its practices in Singapore (National Education)
- Learn hands-on practical skills for baking for oneself and family

Year 1  Spice it Up!

Snacks buffet spread by the students

Year 2  Spice It Up!

Birthday spread done by the students

Year 2  Spice It Up!

Showcase of creativity and cake decoration skills using fondant by the students

Design and Technology

Robotics- building blocks education

It is all about Robotics being fun! Students are introduced to the world of robotics, programming and being creative with bulding blocks. They would need to solve problems using robotic simulation. All this is culminated into a presentation to their peers.

Students delving into the possibilities of building blocks

Students learning to animate their building blocks via program

Students presenting their creative solution to their peers.