Signature Programmes from PE department
The PE Department plans a series of activities and enrichments for our pupils. Under these signature programmes, pupils are able to discover their inert talents and potentials on top of the fundamental and psycho-motor skills that they get to learn during their PE lessons.
In Catholic High School (Primary), part of the Physical Education programme for the pupils is to cultivate them to be socially responsible citizens by contributing meaningfully to the community through learning and application of values, knowledge and skills. With that in mind, all the Primary Four pupils were accompanied by their Physical Education teachers to Bishan Active Park to perform Values-In-Action (VIA) activity by picking up litter in the park and were also inculcated with values of conserving the environment. At the end of the activity, the pupils were encouraged to pen down their thoughts and reflections, as well as how they can further enhance the well-being of the community.
Primary One pupils are introduced to a 5-week Wushu programme where they will learn the steps for “Wu Bu Quan”, a kind Chinese martial arts for beginners.
Volleyball Programme (LLP)
The pupils will also go through progressive 6-weeks programme of volleyball lessons and to acquire the necessary fundamental skills of a net-barrier game.
The Primary 4 pupils will also undergo rockclimbing lessons in school. One of benefits of rockclimbing is that it will develop and strengthen core muscles better than exercise routine and thus leading to a stronger, less injury prone body. Rockclimbing exercise will also enhance social emotional competencies, in particular, relationship management and responsible decision-making skills. By learning to put trust in the person holding their ropes will foster strong relationships and build rapport among the pupils. In addition, pupils will have to plan and make decision on the climbing routes that they would like to take on.
Apart from introducing the PE syllabus of the Dance module to all the Catholic High pupils, they also undergo a 6-week of Hip Hop dance programme and they perform at the end of the dance programme to the entire level.
Catholic High School Primary Music
Music is integral to every human culture and opens doors to understanding others through a universal language. The primary music curriculum aims to develop students’ musical skills of performing, listening and creating. Students will also develop life-long skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and teamwork.
In Catholic High School, we want to nurture students to become open-minded individuals who show appreciation for musical diversity and to continue to have meaningful participation in music in daily life through adulthood.
Over the course of 6 years, students will be exposed to different instruments and musical cultures. They will also be given opportunities to perform and showcase their musical talents through physical and virtual platforms.
Ethnic Percussion Programme
As a SAP school, Catholic High School Music department works closely with the SAP committee to develop a profile of students with a deep understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures. Primary Two students learn to play various ethnic percussion instruments such as Indian Zills, Malay Kompangs and Chinese drums over a 5-week Ethnic Percussion programme during music lessons. Besides learning the techniques to play the various ethnic instruments, students are taught to play as an ensemble. Through playing music together as an ensemble, students develop better listening skills
The Ukulele Programme is a 10-week long programme that introduces Primary Four students to ukulele basics such as reading chord symbols, producing basic chords and transiting between these chords smoothly. At the end of the Ukulele programme, each Primary 4 class will perform a song for the rest of the school over assembly.
Through preparation for the assembly performance, students learn the importance of perseverance and practice. They gain a sense of accomplishment and pride through the hard work they put in in making the performance possible.
CHS SuperStars is an annual talent show that provides students a platform to showcase their talents and skills. CHS SuperStars encourages creativity and provides a safe space for students to express themselves. Participating in the talent show allows students’ talents and skills to be discovered and enhances students’ confidence. While generating greater awareness of the diverse talents of CHS gentlemen in the school, we hope through CHS SuperStars, our students will be inspired to pursue their passion.
Busking@CHS is held on a termly basis. It provides students of different musical ability the opportunity to perform during recess. Through Busking@CHS, student performers gain performing experience and build confidence in performing in front of a crowd.