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Senior preparatory culture

Cultural activities offered:

  • Senior preparatory band
  • Senior preparatory choir
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Marimba bands

Senior preparatory phase: Grades 4 to 6

At Grantleigh, academics and sports are balanced by extensive cultural opportunities. We firmly believe that this is imperative if one is to achieve a rounded education. Participation in cultural activities grows self-esteem and simple exposure broadens a child’s life experience.

On a weekly basis, the children are exposed to classical music at each assembly and this is coupled with a short explanation of the composer and style of music. The children who take music lessons are also given the opportunity to play for the assembly.

The major cultural event of each year is the annual drama production. Each phase of the school takes a turn to stage a production which is always a wonderful, colourful evening showcasing the work done in the art, drama and music departments at Grantleigh.

Senior preparatory band

Our senior prep band includes members from Grades 3, 4, 5 and 6. The instruments featured in our band include violin, flute, cello, trumpet, saxophone, guitar, euphonium, keyboard, piano, marimba and drum kit. The band performs music in various genres and eagerly participates in public performances. All senior prep musicians are welcome.

Senior preparatory choir

This includes boys and girls from Grades 4, 5 and 6. They perform regularly at school functions and at the local eisteddfod.

Art

Art has been an important part of Grantleigh since its inception. Learners are offered the opportunity of experiencing a wide range of mediums which include; ceramics, printmaking, craft, new media and drawing and painting. Art Space offers extramural art and the opportunity for art extension. Our excellent results in the matric examinations and eisteddfods bear testimony to the high standard of art produced in our school. Learners are given the chance to experiment, make their own choices, and express themselves freely in a well-equipped environment with individual tutorship. The Grantleigh art experience is unique!

Drama

The Drama experience at Grantleigh encompasses the study of theatre history, famous theatre practitioners and plays through the ages from Greek to contemporary. Much emphasis is placed on practical work which involves many aspects of performance with the juniors being involved in improvisation, mime, clowning and mask making while the seniors work on monologues, scenes, dramatised prose and stage fighting, etc. Inter-house theatre and play productions provide opportunities, besides performing, to learn about other aspects of drama such as set and costume design, backstage management and directing.

Drama is an exciting subject which encourages students to challenge themselves and to push their boundaries. It boosts confidence and enhances communication skills, and this is an advantage to any field of study a student chooses after leaving school.

Other activities offered by private tutors/coaches held on Curro Select Grantleigh premises:

  • Piano
  • Flute
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba