Here at NAIS Manila, we believe that for students to truly embrace their own creativity and to get the most out of a music curriculum they need this opportunity. Our PIP and SIP groups perform at school, showcasing their talents with the guidance of Ms. Crisitina, Mr. Sarreal, Ms. Pen and myself.
As we are aware, it is very difficult to predict what the working world will be like for our young people. It can be argued that many of the jobs graduates are going in to today may have either changed considerably or fail to exist by the time our students begin their careers.
Therefore the development of creativity becomes even more important, allowing students to be adaptable and able to come up with solutions to problems they may not have faced before. These skills are learned through music, and other arts subjects. Fear of failure is often an obstacle for creativity. We work hard to create a learning environment where students understand that failure is a part of their learning journey. Not that failure is celebrated, but rather that it is recognised as an important step towards success. I believe that at NAIS Manila we work very hard on this school-wide, not just in our individual phases or subject areas.
As we look forward to next academic year we will be welcoming the Juilliard curriculum in to our school, With an even greater emphasis on the arts, creativity and expression this will certainly be an exciting time for NAIS Manila students. Having the unique opportunity to take advantage of this fantastic collaboration shows our commitment to creativity, and solidifies its place in our curriculum.
Head of Music