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Student Development

At Zhonghua Secondary school we strategically adopt a whole-school approach to the effective promotion of character development of our students. Student Development programmes firmly emphasize the social, moral and emotional development of our students so that they “are passionate learners in pursuit of excellence…” The vision of ‘Scholars O Leaders’ encompasses students who are independent learners of exemplary character, integrity and conduct, and who embody the school values – responsibility, integrity, care & excellence.

Student Development Excellence emphasizes the holistic development of the student and is driven by our Character and Citizenship (CCE) framework, guided by and supported by the best practice in student all round development with school management systems like the Student Development Team(SDT), Cohort management, Counselling, Student Leadership, Student management and so forth.

This year our school embarked on Positive Education, our school leaders recognize and respond to the mental health & wellbeing challenges that the millennium generation face in a changing environment. In the words of authors Anthony Seldon and James O’Shaughnessy, “At the International Positive Education Network, we recognize that young people face unique challenges to their mental health and well-being. To achieve this we need a different approach to education, one that values the development of character and wellbeing as much as intellectual growth and academic achievement. We call this approach positive education.”

When Positive Education is actively applied at the 3 levels “Learn & Live it”, “Teach it” and “Embed it” in synergy, we build a whole-school ecosystem towards wellbeing and a flourishing community.

Development and enrichment courses are also conducted at the various levels, such as on personal effectiveness, values building, social skills, social etiquette, student leadership programmes which aim at supporting students’ holistic learning. Our Values in action(VIA) programme aims to foster a strong spirit of community service and care for the less-privileged.

Student Well-being programmes consider the segmented needs of our students through feedback from engagement sessions like Cohort dialogues, Teacher student-conferencing, FGDs and so on. As such we continually improve the school capability to meet the segmented needs and expectations of our students.

Our Parent Support Group (PSG) has always been highly supportive of the school’s major events, actively participating in many different ways to strengthen the collaboration between the home and the school.

Our character development journey towards excellence continually strives to achieve our vision of “Scholars ○ Leaders”.

Our Student Development Team

Mrs Elizabeth Lee

HOD - Character and Citizenship Education

Mr Ron Low

HOD - Discipline
Year Head - Sec 1

Ms Tan Chye I

HOD - Student Leadership

Year Head - Sec 2

Ms Estee Teo

Year Head - Sec 4 & 5

Mr Ang Chun Hua

Year Head - Sec 3

Mr Christopher Lim

Subject Head - CCE (Upper Sec)

Ms Subathra Shugumaran

Subject Head - CCE (Lower Sec)

Mrs Ho-Tam Mee Fong

Sexuality Education Coordinator

Mr Low Kee Ley

Cyber-Wellness Coordinator

Mr Ivan Lee

Senior School Counsellor

Ms Nur Asyurah Binte Rosle


Mr Chalice Lin

AED - Student Development

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Sec 4 Motivational Camp 2017

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Positive Education – Circle Time

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Class Bonding & Interaction