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Student Leadership

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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.

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School Values – T●EPIC refers to the values of Teamwork, Performance Excellence, Integrity and Care to be nurtured in every student.

Leadership Skills and Knowledge are taught to equip students to meet the needs of the core areas of Service to the Community and Service to School (Support, Character, Health, Welfare and Citizenry).

The Learning of Values & Attitudes, Skills and Knowledge, the Opportunities for Application, the Reflection after every Programme, and the Mentoring by Seniors and Teachers enable students to be developed effectively.

The Temasek Creed exemplifies the desired student outcomes, where every student is nurtured to be citizens of character; one who is exemplary in conduct, passionate in seeking knowledge, undaunted in spirit, and in so doing, may better serve their family, their school and their nation.

Leadership Training

Every student in Temasek goes through a four-year leadership workshop conducted by teachers 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 Values In Action (VIA) opportunities. These trainings are based on the school’s Character and Citizenship Education Framework, with values, skills and competencies introduced at a developmental basis.

All Student Leaders will 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.

In addition, Secondary Two Student Leaders and the Secondary Three Executive Committee Members of the five leadership groups go through SCoPE (Speaking Confidently, Persuasively and Eloquently) conducted during the Student Leaders Training Days, 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.

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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.

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 their ideas to their teachers and 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 role 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, Young Ambassadors) are made up of students across all streams [Express, Normal (Academic), Normal (Technical)]. These groups cater to the strengths, interests and needs of the students, the school and the larger community. These platforms provide opportunities for the student leaders to initiate, organise and manage events such as the Secondary One Orientation, Student Leader’s Investiture, Post-Examination Activities and the All Staff Day Concert.

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

Level Description Outcomes
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
Peer Support Leaders
To promote character education and peer support         
Sports Captains To promote health, sports and fitness
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