I’d also like to take this opportunity to introduce our new Drama teacher, Melfie Ngwenya. Ms Ngwenya comes to us from Regents Pattaya, where she worked teaching Drama. Having lived and worked in many countries around the world, including Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Chile and Thailand, Ms Ngwenya brings to us a uniquely diverse experience of performing arts.
As you may know, Drama is a new curriculum subject for the Primary School this year. Ms Ngwenya has developed our brand new curriculum, integrating the Juilliard Creative Classroom resources, taking an inquiry based approach.
Primary School years are a critical stage in the learner’s academic, social and emotional development. Learners who take Drama at this stage perform better academically, develop a better understanding of self and demonstrate improved emotional and behavior regulation as they negotiate pre-teen years. This is in addition to further developing creativity, confidence, communication, collaborative and critical thinking skills. Drama changes lives.
We aim to develop enthusiastic, thoughtful and aspirational young artists who are brave, bold and sophisticated in their ideas, willing to think outside the box and take creative risks when designing and making Drama work.
Spotlight on Juilliard
This year, Drama will be bringing the Juilliard Performing Arts Learner Ambitions to the forefront of our teaching: