Lower Secondary Music Curriculum
The school’s LLP in Music & Music Technology seek to provide all students the opportunity to learn instrumental skills, perform and create music using Music Technology and ICT Skills within the formal music curriculum.
1. Ukulele Programme
Students will learn the basics of how to play the ukulele, after which they would be engaged in group collaboration and mini performances. Using their new found skills, students are encouraged to perform music covers at the end of the programme.
2. Keyboard Programme
Students will learn the basics of the keyboard in a contemporary pop style i.e. melody and chords using both hands in this module. Using the skills learnt, students will perform a section of a pop song using both hands for their assessment.
3. Creating Music with Music Technology & ICT Tools
Students will be introduced to Music Technology tools and software to create music arrangements, emotive or action music cues.
Music Exposure & Engagement Programmes
1. Sec 1 Music Enrichment Programme
All Secondary One students will take part in this programme during their Orientation week. It exposes them to music from the Military Band and Guitar Ensemble. Anchored by students from the VPA CCAs, it allows Secondary One students to be exposed to music performances from Military Band and Guitar Ensemble, followed by experimenting and trying out of the various instruments provided through hands-on instrument stations.
2. SPS Rock Band Interest Group
The SPS Rock Band Interest Group is an initiative that involves students who have interest and passion for performing in a Pop and Rock Band setting beyond the formal music curriculum. Through weekly guided jamming sessions by the Aesthetics Committee, these students are given the time and space at the school’s recording studio to practice and master their instrumental techniques in an ensemble setting.
3. St. Patrick’s Got Talent
St. Patrick’s Got Talent is an annual platform for Patricians to participate and showcase their talent. Click on the following YouTube links to watch this year’s SPS Got Talent’s submissions: