PE, HE, CCA & AESTHETICS (PHCA) DEPARTMENT
In Gan Eng Seng Primary School, we aim to provide a holistic education for our GESPians and help them develop their physical and creative abilities.
Besides the health benefits, Physical Education (PE) supports knowledge learned in other disciplines, including science, math and social studies and increases self-discipline, judgment and goal-setting skills. The physical education curriculum in our school helps pupils to strengthen relationships with their peers, develops discipline and perseverance, and improves self-confidence and self-esteem which is aligned to the Social Emotional Learning model.
Art education in general affects student growth and development beyond the art classroom both physically and educationally. Our art curriculum includes holding pencils and crayons or using a paintbrush which develops the motor skills of the pupils. In addition, decision-making and visual learning skills are also supported in art classes for our GESPians as they are required to use creativity and critical-thinking skills in designing their own art projects.
Music education also benefits the mental and social development of the young child. Similar to art education, music helps to develop spatial intelligence — particularly spatial-temporal skills — which allows pupils to visualize how to make music with various instruments. Our music education also supports the development of the left side of the brain, which also processes language.