Primary Schools Recognized for Incorporating Arts for a Vibrant Curriculum

 

Primary Schools Recognized for Incorporating Arts for a Vibrant Curriculum 

 

National Arts Education Award 2005 Presentation Ceremony

 

 Date  : 29 August 2005 (Monday)
 Time : 2.30 pm
 Venue  : Victoria Theatre
 Guest of Honour  : Dr Vivian Balakrishnan
     Minister for Community Development,Youth and Sports

      

Primary schools have been placing greater emphasis to provide children with a holistic education that embraces the arts as an essential part of the curriculum.  The National Arts Education Award (NAE), launched in 2003, will be presented for the first time to recognize primary schools for their good arts practices and programmes.

 

In applying for the NAE Award, these schools have shown a commitment to adopting an integrated approach in providing opportunities for all students to be involved in and show excellence in the arts. Gongshang Primary School, Haig Girls’ School, Nanyang Primary School and Zhenghua Primary School will receive the Silver Award. MacPherson Primary School and Princess Elizabeth Primary School will receive the Bronze Award. 

 

Certificates of Accomplishment will be given to Canberra Primary School, CHIJ (Katong) Primary School and Temasek Primary School.

 

41 applications were received for the 2005 National Arts Education Award.  The entries were judged on three areas: School Policy and Planning, Implementation of Programmes as well as Arts Achievement & Arts Culture.

 

This year’s NAE Award Steering Committee is chaired by Ms Ho Peng, Director, Curriculum Planning and Development Division, Ministry of Education. Other members are officials from the National Arts Council and Ministry of Education.  The Award is open to all primary schools this year and will be open to all secondary schools, junior colleges and centralised institutes on alternate years.

 

The Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, will present the National Arts Education Awards at a ceremony on 29 August 2005 at the Victoria Theatre.

 

For more information, please refer to the attached:

 

Annexes

  • Results of the National Arts Education Award  2005
  • Features of winning schools 
  • Criteria of the National Arts Education Award
  • Programme for the National Arts Education Award 2005 Presentation Ceremony