East Zone Centre of Excellence of Creative Arts (EZCOECA) - Art Satellite
As the Art Satellite of the EZCOECA, Meridian Secondary School seeks to spread the joy of illustrating and art making amongst school-going students and the community. We also work with the working committee to organise arts pedagogy development workshops and artist sharing sessions to support our art education fraternity. A notable nation-wide work we do is the Young Illustrator Awards (YIA).
Young Illustrator Awards (YIA)
Launched in 2012, the annual YIA organised by the Art Satellite working committee aims to promote the love of doodling and drawing among young children and teenagers. It provides a platform for young artists to showcase their talents to a wide audience and also encourages networking among art lovers through a buzzing online community. Over two seasons of competition, YIA has attracted over 7000 art submissions and the website was visited over 500,000 times. It is by far the most successful national art competition organized by school for schools.
Meridian Art Programme (MAP)
MOE General Art & Aesthetics Programme
As part of MOE’s vision of holistic education, arts education is compulsory for lower secondary students. In Meridian, this comes in the form of Lower Secondary Art Lessons as well our innovative signature Lower Secondary Performing Arts programme called Potpourri.
General Art Programme
General Art Curriculum
In providing a student-centered teaching and learning environment, our curriculum encompasses a broad array of opportunities for students to explore, investigate, invent, design and making art in both traditional and digital media. Students are challenged to develop their aesthetic sense, problem solve to better understand and respect themselves and others through their study of the Visual Arts in Meridian.
We also aim to enrich our students’ study of the visual arts through art excursions to museums and galleries to keep them exposed to the variety of existing art forms.
Upper Secondary Art Curriculum
Supporting our whole school approach to Arts Education, we also offer an extended Upper Secondary Art programme for students keen to take art as a subject for their GCE “O” and “N”-level examinations. During the Art Curriculum, students will learn to appreciate the arts through an enriched experience through the learning of Visual Art. The Art department believes that learning through the Visual Art contributes beyond students’ intrinsic value as it not only nurtures and validates inspiration, intuition and creativity but also shares many attributes to other learning content.