Why Arts Courses?
As stated in the Ontario Curriculum guide and through extensive research, "experiences in the Arts play a valuable role in the education of all students. Through the Arts, students can develop their creativity, identity, self-awareness, self-confidence, and a sense of well-being. Education in the arts involves students intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically. Learning through the arts therefore fosters integration of students' cognitive, emotional, sensory and motor capacities, and enables students with a wide variety of learning styles to increase their learning potential". (The Ontario Curriculum – The Arts)
Visual Arts: Critical Thinking and Creative Problem Solving!"Those who perceive in themselves this kind of divine spark which is the artistic vocation-as poet, writer, sculptor, architect, musician, actor and so on-feel at the same time that obligation not to waste this talent but to develop it, in order to put it at the service of their neighbour and of humanity as a whole."
Saint John Paul II
Dance at SAB
We currently offer all levels of Dance from grade 9-12.
The curriculum for our dance courses is based on creative collaboration, with an emphasis on creativity, choreography, group work and presentation. Students explore basic dance styles and techniques and in their senior year work on a dance leadership focus.
SAB Music Department
Studying and participating in music at St. Andre is intended to develop student understanding and appreciation of music in practical and creative ways. It offers students a source of personal satisfaction, and will help students gain creative problem-solving skills, individual and cooperative work habits, and a sense of responsibility.
Music is offered in both vocal and instrumental pathways, from grade 9 -12. A variety of ensembles also allow students to extend their relationship with music and their peers. Concert Band and Choir run from September to June, and include many performance opportunities, clinics, festivals and trips.