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Student Leadership


Every Temasekian, a Caring Leader.

The school believes that good character is reflected in leaders who care. 

The school leadership programmes enable students to be involved in mentoring their peers, organising and executing events and programmes, as well as creating an impact on the school, community and nation.

To effectively develop students across levels, leadership opportunities and training are provided for all students.

Students in Temasek have endless opportunities to develop their leadership skills. Five key leadership groups are available for students to practise what they have learnt and stretch their potential in areas that they are interested and competent in. Together, these five leadership groups allow 45% of Temasekians to hold an appointed formal student leadership position.

The leadership framework above highlights the purpose of the five leadership groups.
Lead to Serve describes the core of student leadership: that the purpose of student leadership in Temasek Secondary is to serve the student body, the school, the community and the nation through leadership.
Support, Character, Health, Welfare and Citizenry describe the five key areas of service that student leaders focus on.
Student Councillors, Peer Support Leaders, Sports Captains, Class Managers and Young Ambassadors are the five generic groups of student leadership in the school. Together with the CCA leaders, there are altogether six leadership groups.
Learning, Imbue of Values and Empowerment refer to principles underlining the planning and organisation of the development of student leadership in the school.

Leadership Training
Every student in Temasek goes through a four-year leadership workshop conducted during the Active Learning In Values Education (ALIVE!), the school’s character education period. Students will be equipped with organisation, decision-making and facilitation skills that are applied through VIA opportunities. These trainings are based on the school’s Character and Citizenship Education Framework, with values, skills and competencies introduced on at a developmental basis. 

Secondary Two Student Leaders and the Secondary Three Executive Committee Members of the five leadership groups will also go through SCoPE (Speaking Confidently, Persuasively and Eloquently), which is an in-house public speaking programme. At the Secondary Two level, the programme aims to help them develop a confident stage presence. They will learn how to enter and stand on a stage, have eye contact with the audience when speaking, and project their voices clearly and confidently. For the Executive Committee Members, the training shifts to focus on tone and delivery to effectively engage and persuade their audiences given different contexts.

Student Leaders will also receive further training during the Student Leaders Convention held annually. Student Leaders are equipped with core leadership skills and knowledge that they need to carry out their duties.
Specific skills needed by individual Student Leader groups are also conducted during the Student Leaders Training Day and Student Leaders Camps during the Mid-year and Year-end holidays respectively.

Leadership Opportunities
All students in Temasek have many opportunities to develop their leadership qualities and skills. Various platforms are provided for students to initiate, organise and manage events as well as projects.

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Situational Leaders are appointed through participation in competitions, project work and group work, which are regular features in the classroom. Students are encouraged to present to their teachers and their peers to build confidence as well as to hone their oratorical skills.

Formal leaders have leadership roles that allow them to exercise leadership at a class level. These include leaders who are appointed by the class (e.g. subject representatives, VIA Leaders) or students who want to lead in their own projects (e.g. LEAD Character Leaders).

CCA Leaders are present in all CCA groups, from the Uniform Groups to the Clubs, Societies and Aesthetic Groups. They include positions such as officers, executive committee members and sectional leaders. Their key roles is to manage administration of the CCA, build camaraderie amongst their members and motivate them to performance excellence. 

The five leadership groups (Student Councillors, Peer Support Leaders, Sports Captains, Class Managers and Young Ambassadors) comprises students across all streams and it caters to the strength, interests and needs of the students, the school and the larger community. These platforms also provide opportunities for the student leaders to initiate, organise and manage events such as the Secondary One Orientation, Student Leader’s Investiture, Post-Exam Activities and the All Staff Day Concert.

The Student Rep Committee consists of the Chair and Vice-Chair persons of the five leadership groups. The committee provides input in the overall running of the school with regards to school safety, school improvement and general direction of the student leadership groups.

Level Description Description
Class Everyday Leadership
• Self-Leadership
• Planning
• Decision Making
• Facilitating
• VIA Leaders
> Go Make A Difference (M.A.D.)
> Children and Youth
> Elderly
> Learning Journeys
• Subject Reps
• Project ICs
CCA CCA Leadership Training • CCA Leadership Roles
School • Student Leaders Convention
• Student Leaders Camps
• Student Leaders Training Day
• In-house Public Speaking Course (SCoPE)
• Student Leadership Groups

Group Area of Service
Student Councillors To support school-wide programmes and manage the general operational functions of the school
Sports Captains To promote health, sports and fitness
Peer Support Leaders To promote character education and peer support
Class Managers To serve the school through managing class administration, developing class spirit and taking care of class welfare
Young Ambassadors To promote citizenry and National Education