Mission / Objectives of Department
Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment
Craft and Technology Department & Aesthetics (C&T&A) comprises of Four subjects area;
- Design & Technology (D&T – Lower and Upper Sec)
- Food & Nutrition (F&N - Upper Sec) / Food Consumer Education (FCE - Lower Sec)
- Visual Art (Lower Sec)
- Music (Lower Sec)
The main approach that teachers adopt in engaging student learning are Design Thinking and Inquiry based learning. Through Design Thinking, students are taught to empathise with the user and look at the problem from various perspective so as to tackle them. Through the usage of Authentic learning, students get to learn the concepts and make the connections so that the lesson becomes alive to them and hence they are more self-directed in their learning. A range of both Formative and Summative assessments are use to assess student learning and understanding so that progress is made.
For the Secondary 2 programme, the three subjects are taught independently. For D&T, the curriculum is designed around Community Service. Students will need to observe and research on problems within the community and are tasked to develop and make a product to address the root problem. For FCE, the curriculum focuses on problem based learning where by students are given cases on certain health condition to work on suitable healthy meal. For Art, students will be exposed to the principles of Art, different methods and ways to express their art through canvas art and silk painting. At the end of each term, an exhibition will be set up to showcase students' good works.
In Music, the Secondary 1 students will be introduced to local music in addition to learning the Ukulele where they will pick up the skill of playing the Hawaiian adaptation of the small guitar. They will also be taught how to appreciate Global Music as well as popular Singaporean folksongs which they will learn and then present their rendition during the Sec 1 cohort recess. For Secondary 2, the students will use their creative ideas to compose their own music through the use of Garageband. They will also be introduced to the instruments of the Western Orchestra where they will learn about the composers of the different periods in western classical music.
Programmes and Activities
Students will put up performances during the recess where they will put to practice what they have learn in class. This will encourage students to practice what they have learnt and also take pride in their performances.