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Student Leadership Development

The Student Leadership Programme @ ZHSS programme aims to provide students with a roadmap of the school's intent to develop essential attributes and competencies that future leaders should embody. This roadmap clearly defines our vision, mission, belief, framework, and our approach to ensure every student is given the opportunity to grow as a leader in their 4 or 5 year journey with us. 

Vision:Zhonghuarians are dynamic and resilient leaders with excellence mindset and a spirit of service and innovation.
Mission:To nurture leaders who are caring, collaborative and confident.
Belief:Every student is a leader who can serve to lead, lead to serve.

Student Leadership Framework

The framework guides how we develop and harness each student's leadership potential.

Programmes are designed along the following tracks:
(1) Selection & Training
(2) Providing Opportunities
(3) Evaluation
(4) Rewards & Recognition

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Student Leadership 3-Tier Approach

Level 1 - Building Personal Leadership & Leading One’s Own Self
Level 2 - Building Inter-Personal Leadership & Leading A Student Group
Level 3 - Building Team Leadership & Leading Across Teams

The student leadership programmes are based on a 3-tier approach, with the first tier being personal leadership, where every Zhonghuarian is capable of personal mastery in the four school values (RICE), guided by the school motto of 礼义廉耻. Training is provided at cohort level for lower secondary students once a year for them to experience the values of personal leadership. Leadership modules in the CCE curriculum further emphasise the importance of personal leadership.

The second tier is inter-personal relationship, where students are given opportunities to lead a student group, e.g. in the CCA, Class Appointment Holders, Student Councillors. Segmented needs training is provided for each of these positions, e.g. Monitor Board training for Monitors at the beginning of the year, training for AV Leaders by Infocomm Club, training of Docents for docent-ship programme, leadership training by UG HQ, leadership training for non-UG leaders organised by the Student Leadership committee.

The top tier focuses on team leadership, where student leaders lead across teams, and are from the EXCOs of the Student Council, Monitor Board, Sports Leaders Board, and CCA. Training is provided on a daily basis and on-the-job. Key student leaders are also sent for external youth leadership conferences (e.g. NextGen Youth Seminar, Hwa Chong Student Leaders Convention, Raffles Institution Lecture Series) to expose them to other student leaders and leadership practices at a national level.

Student leaders are recognised and rewarded for their service through several school-based platforms and awards, and also nationally recognised awards. Some of the examples are:

  • Student Leaders’ Investiture
  • UG Rank Promotion ceremonies
  • Monitor Appointment Ceremonies
  • SAC Outstanding Achievement Awards for CCA
  • SAC Outstanding Leadership Award
  • Alumni Bursary & Scholarship
  • Sheng Peck Choo Scholarship
  • Yap Ee Chian Scholarship

  • Nomination for EAGLES (Edusave Award for Leadership, Achievement and Service)
  • Award of points/levels of attainment for Leadership criterion in LEAPS

External organisations
  • Nomination & selection for NextGen Outstanding Student Leader Award by Marine Parade Leadership Foundation

We would like to reiterate our firm belief, that in ZHSS, every child can be a leader and that their leadership skills will be developed in line with the school’s values of Responsibility, Integrity, Care and Excellence; and the school motto of 礼义廉耻.

Read more about Student Leadership @ ZHSS here.