Music and Performing Arts
The focus of our music program is to generate a love of music by developing an understanding of the language of music. These essential building blocks help students flourish in music at each stage. Children explore the basics of music by means of singing, imitation, improvisation, guided listening, percussion instruments, music theory, movement and dance.
All students are instructed in singing techniques and inflection. Students, parents, and friends look forward to our annual school-wide performances: VIP (Grandparents) Day, Christmas Program, and Spring Musical.
Fine and Digital Arts
Art is for everyone at Good Shepherd! Our program is designed as an exploration into awareness and creativity. Our program focuses on the process rather than the product. Art instruction leads students through brainstorming and the creative design process. It leads students through problem solving one step at a time.
Students learn about craftsmanship and tool use with a variety of media, including: paint, pastel, clay, recycled assemblage, and collage. Through field trips we are introduced to working artists, learn in a museum setting, and get outdoors for scientific observations through Plein Air studies. Student artwork is entered in local competitions such as Artigras, Lighthouse Gallery, and Resource Depot Recycling Is Art. GSES student artwork is currently displayed at the Town Hall and throughout the Gallery Square. If you would like to display student artwork in your business, please contact our Development Director at 561-746-5507.
Global Studies is an integral part of all students’ learning experiences and spans across all grades levels. It begins with map skills, and evolves into the basic understanding of language, holidays, historical figures, and art, music and dance across all areas of the globe. Global Studies gives our students the skills they will need to coexist in a more connected world by teaching :
- Knowledge of other cultures
- Sensitivity to other cultures
- Major global issues and current events
- Multiple perspectives using critical-thinking skills
Initiatives in the area of global studies include guest speakers, global service projects, student-led presentations, and the use of Skype technology to connect with international students.