All the boys have an opportunity to enter in the Southern Arts Festival in April. From Art, creative writing, public speaking (poetry and speeches) to High School photography the school is going from good to great every year.
The Alberton Eisteddfod in the latter part of the year encompasses English and Afrikaans unprepared poetry, prescribed poetry, a junior primary choral verse, senior primary choral verse as well as a dramatic poem along with the art section. St Declan’s item winners enjoy an award evening and are presented with their piece at our very prestigious honours evening.
Annually we put on a production for the community. This is either a song and dance by each grade or a dramatic play aimed at a particular phase.
To close off the year we host a Carol’s Service. There is a farmer’s market, picnic and worship service where our in-house father Christmas’ generously dish out candy.
Our boys are also members of the Cubs and Scouts group that meet at Grace on Friday’s. One of our educators accompanies them and it’s a hive of activities from campouts to raft building and charity work.
Music Department Our goal as the Music Department of St Declans is to engage in an environment full of singing and playing music. Our aim is for students to develop a sense appreciation for music through learning to play an instrument as well as through singing.
We would also like to see participation in external practical music exams i.e. ABRSM,Trinity Guildhall London and Unisa. Above all, we would like to encourage and support our students to develop their artistic expression in the highest level possible.
“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” ― Albert Einstein