Performing Arts play a major part in school life at St. Andrews International School, Green Valley. We believe that studying Music, Drama and Dance helps students become aware of additional methods of communication and develop a lifelong engagement with and appreciation for the arts.
St. Andrews Drama department’s goal is to create an environment that is welcoming and engaging to all of its members. Our department provides for the development of imaginative, purposeful, and skilled expression in the theatre creating students who share a passion for theatre and performing arts.
We aim for Drama to be colourful and fun; developing and exploring drama techniques through a skills and issues based curriculum. The department promotes learning about theatre through lessons, activities, workshops, trips and productions. It is a place where the students can explore, develop and find their imagination, talents and creativity and provides opportunities for artistic growth within the department itself as well as the greater school community.
Each term we have a drama production both for Primary and Secondary, this is an excellent opportunity for students to showcase their acting skills. The annual St. Andrews Student Spotlight (SASS) Drama Festival was created to heighten awareness and interest in theatre education and to highlight student excellence in this curricular area.
Secondary students may choose to study the Cambridge International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE) in Drama. This is a two year course and the most one of the most popular international curriculum for 14 to 16 year olds, leading to a globally recognised qualification.
“If music be the food of love – play on” by William Shakespeare.
Class music is offered to your child from Reception to Year 9 in both the Primary and Secondary School. This is where your child will be taught concepts including:
• Music appreciation and percussion (Orff, Kodály)
• Elements of Music and body movement
• Music History and Aural/Ear Training
• Theory of Music and Music Analysis
• Music Technology
• Harmony and Counterpoint
In Secondary School the students in Year 10 - 11 have the option to choose music as a GCSE subject, which is examined by the Edexcel Board of Examinations externally in London. Music plays an important role within any individual’s and child’s life, as students need to find a way to express themselves. At St. Andrews International School, Green Valley campus we offer practical (instrumental) lessons for the following instruments: Violin, Viola, Cello, Drums, Classical Guitar, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Vocal coaching – Group Ensemble, Individual professional singing lessons, Flute, Recorder and Piano. Additional Theory lessons are available for those intending to be entered and complete their examinations with the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) and Trinity College of Music, which endorses the exams offered by Rock School in London.
An instrumental lesson allows the students to perform regularly at assemblies, music soirees and school productions. Your child will have the opportunity to join various ensembles available at school and is open to all students from Reception – Year 13. Fees are 4000 baht per term.
Instrumental lessons are now 20 minutes long once a week and usually 10 lessons per term. This is offered by our well qualified teachers within the music department. Forms are available from the General Office, Music Department and the Head of Music.