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Arts Education Committee (A.E.C)

Transcend Arts as part of life to enrich, to empower, to appreciate.


To nurture and develop students who will become confident and cultural contributors in a dynamic environment. 


In 2017, the various Performing Arts groups have done the school proud with the following achievements:

Concert Band

Certificate of Distinction

Chinese Dance

Certificate of Distinction

Malay Dance

Certificate of Distinction


Certificate of Distinction

Chinese Orchestra

Certificate of Distinction

The Arts Education Committee will continue to ensure the arts programmes in the school are aligned with the given objectives in a dynamic environment through the AEC framework. 


Arts Education Programmes


As a school with more than 100 years of history, Yuying strives to provide a holistic education with strong and targeted emphasis in the aesthetics. Giving strong support to the aesthetics programme, the school and the stakeholders work hand in hand to promote aesthetics as a culture to ensure students have enough platforms to develop or express their passion and talent.       

1. Assembly items
      • Assembly slots are allocated for general arts exposure programs organised by the Arts Education Committee. Programs organised in past years include Media Corp 92.4 Symphony-Insights into Classical Music, The Táng Quartet, Harp Recital, Harmonica Recital, SAF Vocal & Jazz Ensembles, The Acappella Music Society- Vocal Jam, and Street Dance, Drama Performance, Film Production talks cum demonstrations Jack Neo and Royston Tan and Drum set demonstration by World renowed drummer Kenny Hogan.
      • Post exam periods serve as an appropriate time for more substantial assembly items, catered to the students’ interests such as Scape Invasion and assembly talks by The Smart Local and NOC.  

2. Workshops and Excursions 
      • During post-exam periods, students are kept engaged with the arts through workshops and learning journeys, such as an excursion to Dragon Kilns for a hands-on pottery workshop. Students are also brought to the Art-Science museum as a collaboration with the Art department to educate the students on the various art forms. 

3. Platforms for artistic talents 
      • Platforms which are specifically created for the purpose of allowing students an avenue for expression include Talentime, which is an annual culmination of talents, and Talent Corner, which is a monthly event for any students who may want to showcase their talents. 

4. Normal Technical Elective Modules (NTEM)/ Normal Academic Elective Modules (NAEM)
      • All NT and NA students will be able to enjoy NAEM and NTEM during term time. The students would have the privilege to choose from a variety of modules, many of which are related to the various art forms. These include film-making, animation or dance modules. 

5. Performing Arts Ambassadors 
      • A PA ambassador from each Performing Arts CCA is appointed. These students are groomed to be more involved in the execution of other arts-related cause. They are also brought on excursions to watch concerts to widen their experience in the Performing Arts. 

6. External Performances
      • External performances are often in collaboration with external agencies. One example is the participation of our students in a major public production by Qiong Ju Society, a Hainanese opera group, in 2016.

7. A creative and vibrant school environment
      • The newly constructed Aesthetics Centre which consists of the Aesthetics Room, Dance Studio and Music Room supports the performing arts and visual arts. 
      • Walkways throughout the school are decorated with the students’ art pieces.
      • Selected walls are also painted with wall murals by students
      • The teaching strategies employed and practised include teacher-centred learning, student-centred (self) learning, and group work.
      • Independent learning in music for assessment. Focused teaching strategy and peer-directed music sectionals in both CCAs and curriculum.
      • The appointment of student conductor and student leaders in all aesthetic groups.
      • Project work that involves art and music like using multi-media programme to present music arrangements and composition in their project works. The performance was validated by the guest of honour, superintendent and audience. The visual effects were impactful which enhanced the story line of the school’s century history.