To promote whole-person learning, encourage critical thinking and cultivate the love of music in all students.
Our school Music Curriculum covers the fundamental part of Education Bureau Curriculum. Additionally, we have implemented the “One Student One Western Orchestral Instrument” system. We intend to foster the skills of singing, reading, playing, writing and thinking in music as well as building positive characters.
We incorporate the Kodaly, Orff and Dolcroze Methodologies in our music classrooms. Students sing, play, discover, identify and compose music through the singing games. Music individual as well as group activities are conducted to allow spiral learning of the concepts and theory of music.
Each student learns a western orchestral instrument with a private instructor in a conservatory style of music lesson. This not only develops their instrumental skills by engaging in regular lessons and practice, it also strengthens abstract reasoning skills through long-term learning. Besides, students are also encouraged to join the instrumental classes, choirs, orchestra and different instrumental ensembles. Through the experiences of performances and competitions, students’ confidence as well as their emotional quotient can be enhanced.
At SSCPS, we encourage students to think critically and to play an active role in their learning through the enjoyment of music. The “Core Practice” research-based pedagogy is used to elicit thinking through discussion in music appreciation projects.
Both summative and formative assessment happen throughout the year which focus on the outcome of the instrumental performance as well as the development and the process in singing performance and discussion.
The School is dedicated to nurturing and developing positive character traits in the students. It is our mission to cultivate strong core values, to encourage individuality, and appreciate the differences in people.
The theme of our Ethics Education Programme this year is Explore, Excel, Embrace. We have arranged a series of co-curricular activities for the students to delve deeper into topics like global citizenship and social responsibilities. Students will explore these topics not only academically, but also through sports, arts and music activities.
This year in particular, in collaboration with the True Colours Symphony, the largest all-inclusive orchestra in Hong Kong, students will be exposed to a number of vibrant music activities in order to experience working and performing with people of different abilities and who have special needs.
Experiential learning also plays an important role in our Ethics Education Programme. On top of the music activities, specially designed learning activities led by teachers, parents and other collaborators from different disciplines will be in place. Students will be guided to experience daily activities as simple as eating, walking, listening, etc., and will be encouraged to put themselves in other people’s shoes, so they can feel the differences, gain new perspectives, and one step further, practice empathy in different scenarios in everyday life.
We hope students will be able to explore and appreciate individual differences, excel in their own pursuit of virtues, embrace diversity, and make this work a better place.