Extra-Curricular

At Salvation Tree, we give equal importance to co-academic subjects that include visual arts, performing arts, physical education, and technology. These add significant value to the quality of students’ experience at school and also introduce them to various opportunities for their growth and development.

Learning Outcomes

Children are visual learners — they learn to make sense of the world around them by exploring and investigating what they see. As their verbal language skills are still developing, art and crafts are ways by which they learn to express and articulate their thoughts.

While children begin to understand form and colours, different media are used to express ideas. They also learn to develop an understanding of beauty and aesthetics through art. As the purpose of art is creative expression, art never consists of copying, colouring, or pasting within templates made by the teachers; but is always the child’s own original work.

Visual and Performing Arts are tackled in an integrated and comprehensive manner through purposeful play. Expressive arts and design involve supporting children to explore, and work with, a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing them opportunities and encouragement to share their thoughts, ideas, and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, dance, role-play, and design and technology.

Exploring and using media and materials: Children sing songs, make music, dance; and experiment with a variety of materials, tools, techniques, colour, design, texture, form, and function

Children explore art and design as a means of expression, communication, and reflection. While experimenting with different styles, they learn to adopt creative processes and practices that maximise their own learning; and develop an understanding of their individual talent, aptitude, and interest. These, in turn, form the basis for focus areas and expertise in selected art forms in the higher classes.
By creatively engaging in different art forms — and exploring and experimenting with instruments, dance and drama forms, and techniques (appropriate for the respective stage of development) — our students learn to respond to the beauty in form, movement, and sound; and develop an aesthetic sensibility. Moreover, by learning about Performing Arts practices from different local and national regions and the world, they begin to respect and accept cultural differences.
The objectives of our PE programme are to help our students develop an understanding of the relationship between their physical and socio-emotional developments; inculcate healthy life practices and habits; encourage them to develop an interest (and expertise) in at least one sport (or physical activity) for lifelong practice; and through team spirit, sportsmanship, and fair play, build positive relationships with others.
At Salvation Tree School, technology is an extension of learning. Thus, it takes up many forms — from teacher led (effective use of technology tools to engage students in learning concepts) to student led (collaborative learning, simulated experiments, or designing new prototypes).