A broad range of mediums are taught to expose the pupils to a variety of materials. These include painting, drawing, ceramics, papier-mâché, sculpture, collage, fabric painting, lino cuts etc. The basic art principles are taught in context and are repeated each succeeding year so that by the time the Grade 7 pupil leaves for high school he/she has a good understanding of both the practical aspects of art and the supporting theory underlying it. Grade 6 and 7 pupils can be expected to complete research projects.
At Somerset, House music is seen as an important part of a child’s education. We offer regular class music lessons as part of the school week, where students are introduced to the enjoyment of music through active music-making and learning. We provide further opportunities to explore the exciting world of music by providing students the opportunity to play a musical instrument, get involved in a music ensemble, or in any other music-related activity offered at the school.
The task of every music teacher is to develop a love and appreciation of music in their students from a very young age.
Drama is offered as a curriculum subject for each child from Grade 1 – 7. Children are exposed to all forms of drama and are coached in various techniques including mime and voice production. An element of performance is expected, and the benefits of group work are put to good use. We include dance and movement as a component of the syllabus. From puppetry to storytelling to making movies… and finally our various school productions where children have a chance to shine and learn the ropes of live theatre – including all the art design, costume design, stage make-up and stage management.