Kingsway School : Kingsway School Curriculum
KINGSWAY SCHOOL | JIREH SCHOOL | TAU TE AROHANOA AKORANGA 18 SPECIALCHARACTERKEYCOMPETENCIESVALUESVISIONLEARNINGAREASPEDAGOGY THE ARTS WHAT ARE THE ARTS ABOUT? The Arts are powerful forms of expression that recognise, value and contribute to the unique special character of KingsWay School. The Arts have their own distinct languages that use both verbal and non- verbal conventions, mediated by selected processes and technologies. Through movement, sound and image, the Arts transform people’s creative ideas into expressive works that communicate layered meanings. WHY STUDY THE ARTS? Arts education explores, challenges, affirms and celebrates unique artistic expressions of God, self, community and culture. God the Creator has gifted men and women with various creative skills, gifts, insights and abilities in order to bring worship and glory to Himself. Communication through the Arts is used by Christians to express their faith and share God’s message with the community. Learning in, through and about the Arts stimulates creative action and response by engaging and connecting thinking, imagination, senses and feelings. As students express and interpret ideas within creative, aesthetic and technological frameworks, their confidence to take risks is increased. It is, however, essential that the students develop an awareness of the worldviews expressed within the Arts’ world and be able to develop a Godly wisdom that helps them to align their own artistic endeavours within a Biblical framework. In the Arts, students learn to work both independently and collaboratively to construct meanings, produce works and respond to and value others’ contributions. They learn to use imagination to explore multiple solutions to a variety of situations. Arts education values students’ experiences and cultures and builds on these with increasing sophistication and complexity as their knowledge and skills develop. Students are encouraged to develop perseverance as they seek to overcome creative challenges. A spirit of excellence is also promoted as students craft their artistic expression and seek to glorify God with the creative gifts He has given them.
Connect Magazine Term 3 2016