At Glenashley Preparatory School, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to learn and enjoy Music as part of a balanced school experience. Music lessons include singing, history of music, learning to read and write basic music theory, writing a rap, exposure to different genres of music, resulting in the development of an appreciation of music.
Our music extra mural programme teaches children life skills such as commitment and team work, as well as the development of lungs and breath control, development of listening and aural skills, hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. This confidence building extra mural grows an appreciation of the Arts within the child. Extra mural music activities include:
- Recorders: Learners are taught to read music on staff notation and how to play their recorder. Ensemble playing for intermediate and advanced players.
- Band: Learners who can already play an instrument join in to make music together! Including but not limited to percussion, drummers, lead and acoustic guitarists.
- Choir: Learners receive tuition in melody and harmony singing, and our choir performs at festivals and during important school functions. We are proud that past members of our Choir are members of Drakensburg Boys Choir!
- Sound/Computer Assistant: We train selected learners on sound set up as well as operate presentations and videos for assemblies and functions .
Private Music lessons for piano, guitar and vocals are available at the School with qualified teachers. Preparation for the International Royal School of Music examinations in London is also offered.
Class Drama lessons include acting in mimes and role plays, making puppets, writing a script and producing a puppet show, praise poems, and presenting an oral as an individual and group work. Productions, talent shows and choral verse give our learners the opportunity to express their dramatic flair, and put into the practice the skills they have learnt.
Glenashley Preparatory School offers Visual Art from Grade 4 to 7. It forms part of Dramatic Arts curriculum, which includes Music and Drama. In Visual Art lessons we cover different forms of both two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork. We study and apply the different art and design principles to communicate a specific message through our artwork. We encourage creativity by giving pupils freedom to express themselves through their art, within reasonable requirements, determined by CAPS. A variety of projects are done from Grade 4 to 7 and we develop art skills by using different mediums.