Cultural activities form an integral part of the Selborne Primary education and every effort is made to create a platform for our boys to nurture and develop their creative skills.  Boys are encouraged to participate in both individual and group activities where performing becomes a way of strengthening and building character.

MUSIC

Music at Selborne Primary unlocks self-expression, intelligence and creativity while also being a lot of fun!

Boys can participate in one or more of the following:

CHOIR BAND
Foundation Phase Choir (Grades 1 – 3) Foundation Phase Percussion
The Senior Choir (Grades 4 – 7) Steel Ensemble
Only Boys Aloud (by invitation) Senior Marimba Band
Senior Band

Music tuition is offered as follows and further information regarding fees and times is available by emailing music@selborneprimary.co.za :

 INDIVIDUAL TUITION GROUP TUITION
Brass Choir
Drum Kit Marimba
Piano Steel Pan
Recorder
Vocal
Woodwind

While the Royal School and Trinity Guild Hall examinations are not compulsory, boys are encouraged to set goals and achieve wherever possible.

Each year, the Selborne Primary Music Department participates in a number of local, national and international eisteddfods and festivals. Correspondence regarding involvement, travel, costs etc is sent out to parents as these arise.

Lunch Time Concerts are held twice a year and there is a school play or Culture, Cake and Coffee evening once a year where parents can enjoy their son’s musical progress and talent. An end of year concert is staged in the fourth term where groups perform as well as select soloists – mostly Grade 7s as this is their last year at Selborne Primary.

DRAMA

Drama at Selborne Primary focuses on fun as well as the development of the individual child.  The drama studio provides a safe, comfortable space in which to grow emotional intelligence, self-esteem, confidence, self-control and communication skills.  Co-operation through team-work, role-playing, self-expression and theatre games is also achieved.

A school play or Culture, Cake and Coffee evening is staged once a year where parents can enjoy their son’s progress and talent. Pupils are selected to join the annual Grahamstown National Arts Festival where boys stay in a hostel for several nights and attend a number of carefully selected productions, shows and workshops.

Drama boys are encouraged to participate in a number of local, national and international eisteddfods and festivals. These include the ……. Correspondence regarding involvement, travel, costs etc is sent out to parents as these arise.

ART

The Art Room at Selborne Primary is always alive with colorful creativity! The aim is to equip our boys with the tools and techniques with which the can express themselves freely.  Activities include drawing, painting, printing, collaging, beading, papier-mache, sculpting, fabric baki and ceramics.  Working in the Art Room confronts the boys with many incidental opportunities to develop their life-skills in real situations, for example, learning to share materials, being resourceful, persevering with projects, respecting the work of their peers and teamwork in a shared space.

ECO CLUB

Boys in Grades 4 to 7 are encouraged to join the Eco Club so as to become environmentally aware and to guide Selborne Primary in terms of becoming more environmentally responsible. The ethos of reduce, reuse and recycle is promoted in a bid to keep the Selborne Primary campus clean and litter-free.  Boys are encouraged to identify challenges, come up with creative and impactful solutions and then implement these campaigns.  Past activities include signs at each light switch reminding teachers and learners to switch off lights and fans when not in use, recycling paper in classrooms and collecting and passing on old books, stationery and toys to those in need.

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