The Juilliard School is a world leader in performing arts education. Our Northbridge International School Cambodia collaboration with Juilliard provides our students with high quality learning experiences, and also provides high-level professional training and personal development opportunities for our teachers.
This year we welcomed our new drama teacher, Philippa Statham, to the performing arts team. Philippa has been living in Cambodia for 3 years and has joined Northbridge from iCAN British International School.
Aurea Tomeski (drama) and Brian Drye (music) have joined Hilary Easton (dance) as our Juilliard curriculum specialists.
Last semester, Hilary and Aurea worked with students demonstrating lessons from the Juilliard Creative Classroom, an online collection of educational resources designed to enhance and supplement our curricula.
They also spent time with our performing arts teachers providing professional training and support in developing our PA programme at Northbridge.
Last semester, as part of the partnership between Nord Anglia Education and the Juilliard School, we welcomed visiting Juilliard Alumni musicians Jeremy Noller (drums) and Jeffrey Holbrook (trumpet) who performed for our students from Early Learning 2 to Grade 4 and explored how music can be used to tell stories.
When people think about leadership, what often comes to mind are the concepts of power, decision making, delegating and innovation. Seldom does one think about care, empathy, kindness, and generosity – however these traits that highlight the emotional skills for successful and effective leadership, including by students at Northbridge International School Cambodia, are just as important.
What are the Primary Arts all about? Is it just a load of fun and messing around? It is fun, which is why we love it but there is so much more to the programme than some people might think.
Take a visit to our early learning spaces at Northbridge International School Cambodia, both inside and out, and you will observe a wealth of play activities happening. Students are interacting in playing on their own (solo play), playing with the same thing or in the same space (mirrored play) or sharing together (collaborative play).