In the North Vancouver School District, we encourage imagination, inquisitiveness, and a commitment to the arts as an essential part of developing well-rounded citizens. The Drama programs in the district offer the opportunity to foster students’ passions and talents in a variety of courses. Students have the opportunity to explore acting, theatre and film production, directing, script development, and more. One of the essential goals of Drama from K-12 is to utilize creative expression to explore identity and belonging both independently and collaboratively. It also helps students in perspective taking and the programs encourage students to explore the experiences of people from a variety of times, places, and cultures. The First Peoples Principles of Learning is built into the curriculum and aids in the social, intellectual, and emotional growth of our students. The Drama programs allow students to discover the world in creative ways and to express their thoughts, and emotions. As the students progress, an emphasis is placed on community and collective responsibility in order to create artistic works together.
Drama allows students to think creatively and use their imaginations while gaining crucial skills in public speaking and teamwork. Students connect with their peers through unique experiences in the creation of theatre and film productions that is unlike any other school project. Drama showcases the performative and artistic talents of the NVSD students to the larger community through a variety of performance opportunities such as plays, musicals, films, and more.
The NVSD elementary and secondary Drama programs allow students to engage in dynamic ways that give them invaluable skills and opportunities that stay with them for a lifetime.