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Aesthetics

Department Goal
To nurture the arts talents and growth of our Gabrielites through three main domains: Visual Arts, Music and Drama.

Head of Department
Mrs Catherine Low

Aesthetics Department

Our Arts Education aims to provide Gabrielites a wide spectrum of arts experiences to help them realise their creative talents and develop their aesthetics vision. In heightening their creative sensibilities, visual and performing arts enrichment programmes are designed and customised to extend beyond the learning of skills and techniques while contributing to their aesthetic and overall development. 

Visual arts curriculum creates many opportunities for Gabrielites to nurture their creativity and artistic nature through a variety of art forms like Drawing, Painting, Collage, Art with ICT, Printmaking art, Ceramic art, Relief and Sculpture, as well as integrating Art with academic subjects. We hope that every Gabrielite is artistically literate where he will be able to develop the ability to observe, understand and make meaning of what he sees, and to articulate his ideas. Through appreciating art, Gabrielites are also able to recognise the value and the relevance of art in their lives. 

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Music curriculum provides a broad-based music education. Gabrielites are equipped with essential musical knowledge and skills through the use of different instruments such as Percussion, Boomwhacker, Recorder, Handbell, Ukulele, Orff instruments, Keyboard and Guitar. The learning of music is encouraged through direct experiences in Listening, Performing and Creating. In fostering their appreciation for music of different cultures, Gabrielites are exposed to a range of music of both local and global cultures. We hope to develop in them an informed and life-long involvement in music.

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St. Gabriel’s Foundation Charity Concert (SGFCC)


On 8th June, our Brass Band had risen to another level of musical excellence in their performance of a repertoire of three songs – Jurassic Park, The Tempest and The Avengers, for the St. Gabriel’s Foundation Charity Concert at the University Cultural Centre, NUS. The combined concert created an inaugural opportunity for our Gabrielites to perform together with students from the other six institutions, namely, Assumption English School, Assumption Pathway School, Boys’ Town, Montfort Junior School, Montfort Secondary School and St. Gabriel’s Primary School. Our Band boys also demonstrated the SGPS virtues of Perseverance, Diligence and Self-discipline as they participated in the many practices and rehearsals. Congratulations Brass Band members for the spectacular performance!

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Arts Showcase at 2019 Open House


At 2019 Open House on 1st June, our young talented Gabrielites from Primary 1 Self-discipline and Perseverance classes performed their energetic Peruvian-African percussive routine and rhythms titled ‘Drum Up in Unity’ and ‘Drum Up for Joy’ respectively. Primary 3 Self-discipline and Generosity Gabrielites also performed a repertoire of folk and contemporary songs, namely, Arirang, You Raise Me Up and You Are My Sunshine, on their Angklung instruments. The melodies were not the only noteworthy aspect of the performance. The lively Percussion Ensemble and harmonious Angklung performance were vibrant and entertaining, and audience had sung our young performers’ praises.
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