To stimulate every child's creativity, initiative and independence by providing a distinctive environment and culture in the school.
To instill a life-long interest in and an appreciation for the Arts.
Aesthetics is not just about outer beauty, it is also about depth and inner beauty. The Department strives to provide every Huaminite an opportunity to express themselves in various forms of the arts. Using music and drama as a platform, students get a chance to showcase their talents in performances and take part in various forms of arts competitions.
Visual Arts Department
The Creative Arts Program (C.A.P.S.) at HMPS is managed and directed by the Visual Arts Department. It aims to develop a vibrant culture for the learning and appreciation of Visual Arts and is an integral part of the school’s holistic education where the learning of Visual Arts goes beyond that of art techniques and appreciation.
C.A.P.S is guided by these principles: Expanding Intellectual Capability via Nurturing Creativity; Character Building via Values Education; and Inculcating National Education via Multi-Cultural exposures are met.
Below are the approaches adopted for the students in Huamin Primary:
Lower Consortium (P1 & P2) : Exposure Phase
Middle Consortium (P3 & P4) : Experience Phase
Upper Consortium (P5 & P6) : Excellence Phase
|Mrs Grace Ang
HOD, Aesthetics/Special Projects
"I'm a passionate believer in the inherent creativity possessed by all people and our inherent ability if it's not clouded by convention to appreciate authentic beauty in all forms, whether we like it or not."
- Porter Arneill
Mdm Noor Aishah Amin
Senior Teacher, Visual Arts
"Every child is an artist. The problem is
how to remain an artist once he grows up."
- Pablo Picasso
Mr Pang Biao Bin
Senior Teacher, Music
"I cannot write in verse, for I am no poet.
I cannot arrange the parts of speech with such art as to produce effects of light and shade, for I am no painter.
Even by signs and gestures I cannot express my thoughts and feelings, for I am no dancer.
But I can do so by means of sounds, for I am a musician."
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 ~ 1791)
Members of the Department
Activities in Aesthetics Department
Visit to the Dragon Kiln
Display of Artworks
Programme for Active Learning (PAL)
School was one of the schools selected by MOE to pilot the Programme for Active Learning (
Under PAL, our P1 and P2 pupils will participate in modular activities in four broad areas of:
- Sports and Games
- Outdoor Education
- Performing Arts
- Visual Arts
- To allow pupils to learn through play and be engaged in fun and varied activities.
- To provide a platform for pupils to engage in Social Emotional Learning and develop them in the various SEL competencies.
- To provide well-rounded development in the domains of Cognitive, Aesthetics, Moral, Physical and Social.
- To nurture life skills and values within all pupils through these activities.
The music programme in Huamin aims to enrich pupils’ social, cultural and historical awareness in learning of music and provides opportunities for pupils to link the knowledge learnt in the rest of the aesthetic subjects, i.e. Dance, Visual Arts and Drama.
During music lessons, pupils develop fundamental musicianship skills - listening, performing and creating. They are taught essential music theories and focus on performance-based activities. The beautifully illustrated music textbook cum activity book, “Perfect Match Music”, includes various lessons and activities which aim to give pupils an all-rounded approach in music education. Pupils are actively engaged in music making and a variety of instruments are readily available to them in the school’s music room.
Pupils are also given the chances to use the music knowledge which they acquired, in music creating activities. Through the music lessons, talented pupils who are spotted to have a liking and good in music are given various platforms such as M.A.D. (Music And Dance), school concerts, mass singing, etc, allow the pupils to display their talents. Outstanding pupils who displayed exceptionally capabilities in music are then sent for external competitions.
Apart from the general music programme, pupils get the chances to learn other specialized music forms through PAL (Performing Arts) and these PAL (PA) programmes are planned in tandem to the music programme to develop 21st Century skills in our pupils, i.e. to be confident in oneself, self-directed in learning; music rehearsing, contributing actively to the ensemble, concerned citizen through learning about the development of music scenes in Singapore. The PAL (PA) programmes last for 7 weeks, and culminate into a presentation at the end of the programme.