WHA’s Special Arts Program
We believe that studying the arts and fostering creative expression is essential in the education of young people. We ensure that each child has a strong foundation in basic skills, but we also provide arts instruction and opportunities that go far beyond that found in typical JK-8 schools. Our art, music, and drama teachers are highly skilled and experienced, and instruction in these areas is of a very high quality.
DRAMA AND DANCE
Every spring, the school produces a full-scale musical theatre production at Guelph Little Theatre, in which all students are involved in performing, production of costumes and sets, and technical aspects of the production. In recent years, we have featured such productions as Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins, Shrek, and The Wizard of Oz. The drama productions integrate many aspects our school programs, including music (singing), art (set design), technology (lights & sound) and physical education (movement & dance).
CHORAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
All students are members of the Wellington Hall Choir. We encourage the enjoyment of vocal expression through singing. Many of the pieces learned are presented at events such as Christmas concerts, the Awards and Graduation Ceremony, or in the drama productions.
Students have an opportunity to perform in an ensemble and in solo performances.
VISUAL ARTS AND DESIGN
Students of all grades participate in art and design classes. This program fosters children’s tremendous creative abilities by offering training in lettering, painting, craft design, and theatrical props and techniques.