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Foundation phase cuture

Cultural activities offered:

  • Art
  • Music
  • Foundation phase choir
  • Eisteddfod

Foundation phase: Grades R to 3

Culture is one of the foundational pillars of developing a well-balanced learner. At Meridian Pinehurst, learners are offered the opportunity to participate in a variety of cultural activities.

Choir

At Meridian Pinehurst we have two very enthusiastic choirs hard at work in getting ready to perform at allocated events and in the eisteddfod.

Music

Music can be defined as an art of sound in time that expresses ideas and emotions in significant forms through the elements of rhythm, melody, harmony and colour.

Across cultures and nations music is an essential part of life and should therefore also be an essential part of education. At Meridian we believe that culture, which includes music, should play the same important role in the development process as academics and sport.

We offer tuition in a variety of instruments and also have two choirs (senior choir for Grades 4 to 8 and junior choir for Grades 1 to 3).

The choirs strive to create a dignified image of Meridian Pinehurst and aim towards the highest possible musical standards. We also strive to contribute, through singing, to the cultural development of our community. The choir is instrumental in developing the member’s individual level of musicality and offers an environment where everyone is accepted and certain important skills such as self-discipline, self-confidence, dedication, communication skills, perseverance, loyalty and punctuality are developed.

Instruments

Music tuition in piano, keyboard and recorder is offered at the school. Tuition takes place during school hours, if possible. Learners have a choice of individual tuition (one or two sessions per week) or group classes (one session per week), depending on the instrument (recorder).

Tuition fees

Music fees are calculated per term, with eight lessons per term (one lesson per week) or 16 lessons per term (two lessons per week).

Extramural activities

  • Clay Play
  • Playball (Grade R only),
  • Karate
  • Dance Mouse
  • Rugby (Grade R only)
  • Soccer
  • Manners4Minors (Grade R and Grade 1 only)