family is very strong
Music forms part of the boys' curriculum as a non-examinable subject. All boys from Grade 1-7 attend Music lessons for one hour per week. Grade R boys attend one ½ hour session per week.
These lessons include:
The music department regularly tours to other provinces, visiting local schools and sharing their talents. Regular music concerts are also held for parents and extended family which allows the boys to showcase their talents.
Drama offers learners the opportunity to explore and express in a safe and controlled environment. In addition to the academic content, boys experiment with mime, dance, drama, improvisation, script writing and stage performance.
During a time-tabled lesson, boys in Grades 1-3 develop their performing skills in Voice Characterisation, Narrative and Ensemble acting. They use drama games and exercises to explore and express their own ideas about the world in which we live.
Foundation Phase put on a production every year in which every boy takes part and Senior Primary put on a production every second year because they have a much fuller curriculum. Every boy therefore gets the opportunity to play a role in a production in both Foundation Phase and Senior Primary.
Art lessons will continue to be a creative exploration of colour, paint, texture and other materials. Lessons are planned and designed specifically to stimulate illustrative and craft creativity. Children in Grade 4 – 7 are taught by a specialist art teacher.
This is a learning area at Highbury that will extend boys in areas of practical, lateral and problem solving intellect. DT will extend the boys creative boundaries through experimentation and discovery, will help develop new skills and knowledge, and will promote positive attitudes and values towards social, environmental and economic issues.
This is conducted throughout the year with competitions running during some of the terms.