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Aesthetic Appreciation Programme


Aesthetic Appreciation Program
Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. Thomas Jefferson
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”


The arts are a vital part of human existence and as such should be an integral part of every school curriculum.  It is a major source of knowledge and meaning about ourselves as human beings and the world around us.  The NUS High School Music & Art Department has the dual obligation to develop the aesthetic sensitivity of all students regardless of their individual levels of musical/artistic talent, and also to develop the talents of those who are gifted through quality Music and Art Programs. We hope all our Math & Science students achieve basic competencies and to strive for excellence within the limits of their individual capabilities.  These aesthetic experiences will enable them to better enjoy and deepen the quality of their personal lives by broadening and refining the repertoire of expressive abilities.


  • To promote awareness, cultivate values, develop knowledge and perception and to foster students’ aesthetic potential through Seeing, Creating, Appreciating, Listening, Expressing (S.C.A.L.E.).


School and community resources are used to facilitate the exploration of music and art in a manner both meaningful and relevant to students.  When students can apply their knowledge of the Arts, can analyze, synthesize, evaluate for themselves, they have been given skills and competencies which will allow for life-long learning to occur.

The following outcomes and rewards as a result of these experiences here at NUS High are as follow:


Skills, Competencies & Leadership

Confident Person


Knowledge & Understanding

Self-Directed Learner


Creative & Aesthetically-Appreciative

·         a feeling of fulfillment to the emotions and senses

Active Contributor


Values & Attitudes

Concerned Citizen


The programme adopts a spiralling approach to develop aesthetic appreciation to all students. For Year 1 and 2 students, the school hopes to increase awareness and appreciation of various art forms. For Year 3 and 4, it is hope that students would be able to cultivate curiosity and confidence in some particular art forms so that in Year 5 and 6, they can even be an advocate or fans of these art forms.