Cultural extension is actively encouraged at St John’s D.S.G. through the vibrant programmes offered in Music, Visual Arts and Dramatic Arts with outstanding facilities supporting each faculty.
At St John’s D.S.G. we love making music; it forms the heartbeat of the school where girls are encouraged to participate in music concerts, events and competitions in-and outside the school.
Girls have the opportunity to participate in a variety of musical activities which include:
- Individual Music Tuition
- Formal Subject Music to Grade 12
- School Choirs
- Vocal Ensembles
- Marimba Bands
The Music Department has five full time teachers situated on the school campus and a number of itinerant music teachers who teach a variety of musical instruments. The school also has a technology lab fitted with appropriate software where girls can compose and record their own music.
MUSIC BROCHURE (PDF)
Art is a much appreciated subject at St John’s D.S.G., where the girls are allowed to tap into their creative side through the disciplines of drawing and painting. The art course for all Grade 8 – Grade 9 girls, provides them with a foundation with which to understand and appreciate art. This is added to over the next three years, should girls decided to take Art to Matric, allowing them to fulfil their potential by exploring different materials and methods of work. The process culminates with the Grade 12’s holding an exhibition of their work, which bears testimony to their development, progress and future potential.
Drama is a social art form which integrates visual, aural, physical, kinaesthetic and performance elements to communicate, explore, reflect on and enhance human experience. The subject Dramatic Arts encompasses a range of performance modes across a variety of media and within a diversity of cultural and social contexts. It develops and promotes human creativity as a rich, diverse and productive resource through dramatic communication, interaction and representation.
The skills gained in the subject prepare the students for careers which focus on communication and interaction with people. Law, management, advertising, marketing, public relations, medicine, journalism, psychology and social work are just a few of the careers which need good communicators.
Specific interests are encouraged at St John’s D.S.G. in the form of various clubs that include:
- Public Speaking
- Youth Forum
- Students’ Christian Association
- Bible Studies
- Outreach Programmes