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Teaching Approach

The design of the music curriculum in CHIJ Our Lady Queen of Peace is developed on the premise that all children are musical and have the innate ability to listen, sing, dance, play and express themselves musically. Music has the potential to develop extra-musical skills, including critical thinking skills, psychomotor skills, social awareness, and moral and cultural value - all of which contribute to the holistic development of a child.

The teaching approaches and resources are designed to deliver the outcomes of the Music Syllabus (2015). These learning outcomes are organized around 5 Learning Objectives (LOs). All learning outcomes are addressed and learned in an integrative manner, where elements and concepts are learned through active musical experiences, such as music creation and performance as well as movement in music; and where the display of musical skills (listening, creating, performing) draw on students’ learning and understanding of musical elements and concepts.

LO1: Perform Music in both instrumental and vocal settings, individually and in groups

LO2: Create Music in both instrumental and vocal settings, individually and in groups

LO3: Listen and Respond to Music

LO4: Appreciate Music in local and global cultures

LO5: Understand musical elements and concepts


Extracted from 2015 Music Teaching and Learning Syllabus (MOE)


Programme Highlights 2021

Programmes / ActivitiesLevel InvolvedDate
Pre-assembly Programme – Fantastic FridayAll levelsEvery Friday
Chinese New Year 2021All levelsFebruary
Aesthetics Festival 2021All levels July
National Day Celebration All levelsAugust
Teachers' Day Celebration Selected students September

“Elemental music is never just music. It’s bound up with movement, dance and speech, and so it is a form of music in which one must participate, in which one is involved not as a listener but as a co-performer.”  

-Carl Orff