PE, Arts and Tech

Physical Education

IMG_20150609_155052Golden Grove’s physical education curriculum is tailored to the needs of the children, and its success depends on a few simple guidelines to help create a fun, safe and effective learning environment.

Our physical education program has not only health benefits, but is an excellent outlet for every child’s natural energy. During the course of the curriculum children are helped to develop aquatic, ball, running, jumping, balance, rhythm and social skills.

The school also participates in inter-school zone competitions in athletics, gymnastics, soccer and other sports.

Music

IMG_20150609_152904Children will study the history of music, rhythm, pitch, musical instruments and composition, and learn to listen to music creatively.

Training in music is done in an atmosphere of group sharing, role-playing, playing instruments, acting out rhythms and singing. Lessons are offered in piano and guitar for an additional cost.

Theatre

Theatre training includes voice, movement, physical theatre, set and costume design, mime, clowning and improvisation. Our school performance and talent show provide a focus for these disciplines.

Art

Children explore line, colour, tone and shapes through many mediums including sculpture, drawing, painting and collage.

Art education gives children a greater understanding of history, and helps to refine fine motor skills and give a means of communication and expression. Art is cross-curricular, and enhances learning in all other subjects.

At Golden Grove School artistic intelligence is celebrated and held in as high esteem as the other forms of intelligence. It is our belief that if we as educators seek to foster excellence in all the forms of intelligence, we help to create well-rounded individuals who may one day inspire others with their innovative thinking, self-expression and creativity.

Practical Life

IMG_20150609_153853Practical life activities help children develop in a number of important ways.

Children at Golden Grove are given lessons in a range of practical life skills including:

  • sewing
  • cooking
  • cleaning
  • social etiquette

The classroom addresses the child’s need for increasing independence, motor skills and confidence. Practical life activities help children in lengthening attention span, increasing academic success, developing a sense of responsibility, increasing their ability to make judgments and decisions, and helping them to function and interact appropriately in society.