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Student Leadership Development


  • To nurture the leadership potential in all our students.
  • To equip our students with an understanding of key leadership principles, and guide and train them to take on greater responsibilities.

Our Approach

The Student Leadership Development (SLD) programme in CHIJ SJC adopts the Kouzes’ & Posner’s Leadership Challenge Model (LCM). Using the LCM, students develop leadership skills by engaging in the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership:
  • Model the Way
  • Inspire a Shared Vision
  • Challenge the Process
  • Enable Others to Act
  • Encourage the Heart

Our SLD approach is aligned with CCE 2021, which outlines that every student can and should be developed as a leader, with emphasis on fostering each student’s abilities to collaborate within groups towards desired goals.

Our Programme

Self-Leadership: Through ‘The Leader Within’ module in CCE lessons, we equip students with a basic understanding of leadership principles and personal effectiveness.

Team Leadership: Through Student Developmental Experiences (SDEs), students learn to balance between managing people and managing tasks. Key SDEs include CCA activities, Outdoor Adventure Learning (OAL) cohort camps and Values-In-Action (VIA) engagements, which provide authentic opportunities for students to practice and experience what leadership means.

As the characters of individual students differ, we offer a range of student leadership platforms for students to take up and experience. These include class-level leadership (Class Monitors and Peer Support Leaders), CCA-level leadership, VIA leadership (student-initiated projects), and school-level leadership (Sports Leaders and Student Council). Class, CCA and school leadership training programmes are based on the Leadership Challenge Model (LCM), together with customized functional training for the respective leadership platforms.

Thought Leadership: Encourages students to influence through their unique perspectives and create value through innovation. This involves a higher level of critical and inventive thinking, such as through school-based Pupil Voices, and community-based VIA projects.

Student Council Investiture 2019
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Monitors Investiture 2019
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CCA Leaders Investiture 2019
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Sports Leaders Investiture 2020