In line with our school vision to nurture our students in becoming Joyful Learners, Creative Thinkers, and Compassionate Leaders, the Aesthetics and Art department is dedicated to building Meridian Secondary School as a leading Arts Hub. We adopt a whole school approach in art education, and champion arts advocacy and arts pedagogy capacity building Nationally and Zonally. Our Aesthetics and Art Programme has won us numerous compliments and accolades, including the NAC Blaze Award, the highest conferring title of their recognition for the Arts in schools.
Applied Learning Programme (ALP) in Visual Communication
In line with the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) initiatives, every school will develop an Applied Learning Programme (ALP) to complement their core academic and student development programme.
Here in Meridian Secondary School, our Applied Learning Programme leverages on the creative industries and focuses on “Visual Communication” with the believe that students should be equipped with the minds of a creative thinker which will serve as their competitive edge for their future endeavours. This forms our first level of Visual Art education that reaches out to the whole school.
Every year through Secondary One to Three, all our students students will take on a real-life challenge linked to a creative industry. Each of these challenges reflects what professionals in the industry need to do. Students will realize that to tackle these challenges, they will require skills and knowledge across their various subjects!
Through partnerships with industry stakeholders, up-to-date information on industrial developments and a multitude of opportunities for real-world application of knowledge learnt, our students will take away with them skills that will give them an edge in their future pursuits and deepened knowledge of their options of post-secondary pathways.
Aesthetics Programme - Music / Performing Arts
The school assembly programme serves as a platform of exposure to the school population. At Meridian, this is used to expose all students to a variety of art forms. These programmes are selected to encourage Meridians to pursue their interest and participation in the arts.
Performing Arts Education in the Curriculum
Secondary 1 students receive hands-on experience in various modules like Dance, Drama, Guitar and Stomp through the Potpourri programme. Developing students in creativity, active/ independent learning and team spirit were some of the key desired outcomes of the programme. The creative dance module for example challenged students to think on-the-spot and out of the box.
Secondary 2 students also will experience training in traditional musical instruments. The learning of traditional ethnic music through authentic tasks brings national education and cross-cultural understanding and appreciation closer to students.