The Department of Arts and Sports aims at providing students the learning experiences in Music, Physical Education and Visual Arts, and developing students’ talent in these areas. Numerous activities have been initiated by the Department, including Garbage Revolution, Annual Concert, TKO Joint Schools Concert and Sports Day.
Education of art is an integral part of lifetime learning. Art itself is life.
Today a new generation of education approach puts more emphasis on nurturing students’ visual arts and aesthetic senses. It is because the power to admire art and beauty is an innate ability that wanders between the inner and external world of our beings, so that we appreciate ourselves and the world around us. This ability generates the energy to construct a positive perspective on life.
G.T. (Ellen Yeung) College is keen to grow the students’ talents in art. In Visual Arts learning, our students are empowered to be creative, filled with imagination and full of self-confidence. Visual Arts does not only appeal to the students as a school subject but it also colors their lives and refines their learning sensitivity. The students are inspired to reflect on their everyday life and the surroundings from different angles and dimensions. They are exposed to perceive things in broadened horizons and to adopt a more internationalized vision. In their eyes they see diverse aspects of life unfold. In their mind, they begin to make connections between different disciplines of knowledge.
Our school truly believes that education of arts plays an important role in the growing up of our students. We hold fast to our faith in creative Visual Arts education and set no boundaries for the young generation. Through the artistic creations, contexts and activities, our students are free to innovate, to enjoy and to express their attitude about life.
Students at G.T. College are surrounded by music nearly every day. General music classes are scheduled for grade seven to nine students twice a week, aiming at developing creativity, nurturing aesthetic and cultural understand so as to pursue a life-long enjoyment of this form of art. With those objectives clearly stated, a diversified and balanced curriculum with integrated music activities, such as performing, creating and listening are provided.
Musically gifted students are also given the chance to enroll in the accelerated music class, which aims at further development in music appreciation, musicianship, composition and arts administration.
G.T. College Music Department also provides co-curricular performance-related activities for our students through talent classes and after-school music programmes. Those activities provide students with opportunities to participate in groups, such as Ensemble Lumbricus, Chamber Orchestra, and College Junior Choir, which are all directed by the members of the department.
* To develop students’ creativity, ability to appreciate music and to effectively
communicate through music
* To nurture students’ aesthetic sensitivity and cultural understandings
* To develop students’ music skills, construct knowledge in music, and cultivate
positive values and attitudes
Physical Education is "education through the physical". It aims to develop students’ physical competence and knowledge of movement and safety, and their ability to use these to perform in a wide range of activities associated with the development of an active and healthy lifestyle. It also develops students’ confidence and generic skills, especially those of collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking and aesthetic appreciation. These, together with the nurturing of positive values and attitudes in PE, provide a good foundation for students’ lifelong and life-wide learning.
Physical education is part of the school curriculum. Its overall aim is to help students to develop an active life-style and acquire good health, physical fitness, and bodily co-ordination by means of teaching them various sports skills and knowledge. It further helps to promote the qualities of desirable moral behaviours, co-operation in communal life, the ability of making decisions, and the appreciation of aesthetic movements.