All students in Temasek have multiple opportunities to develop their leadership qualities and skills. As such, there are deliberate efforts to tier the training and the application opportunities.
Customised training is provided for students for their specific roles and responsibilities. Various platforms are also given for students to initiate, organise and manage events as well as projects to apply the learning that has been taught. Various platforms are also provided for students to initiate, organise and manage events as well as projects to apply their learning.
These extensive opportunities are provided across three levels: Class, CCA and School.
- ALIVE! lessons: Everyday Leadership
- Decision Making
- VIA Leaders
- Go Make A Difference (M.A.D.) Fund-Raising Project
- VIA Projects (for Children and Youth)
- VIA Projects (for the Elderly and Needy)
- National Education Learning Journeys Project
CCA Leadership Training
- Sec 1 Student Leaders Induction
- Student Leaders Convention
- Student Leadership Camps
- Student Leadership Training Days
- Student Leadership Meetings
- Examples of events organized by the Leadership Groups
- All Staff Day
- Temasek Charity Challenge
- Sports Challenge
- Kindness Week
- Bedok Trail
These leadership opportunities can be broadly categorised into different tiers.
Situational Leaders are appointed to exercise leadership at the 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). They could also exercise their leadership skills 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.
Student leaders are elected into a leadership position. These include CCA leaders as well as leaders from the five leadership groups.
CCA Leaders can be found in all CCA groups,from the Uniformed 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 administrative duties of the CCA, build camaraderie amongst their members, and motivate them to performance excellence.
The five Leadership Groups provide more than 45% of the student population with positional leadership opportunities to serve the school and the wider community. Each leadership group is unique and has a tremendous impact on how students contribute to their peers and the community.
The Executive Committee consists of the exco members of the five leadership groups. They have higher levels of responsibilities and are in charge of key events and activities in the school.
The Student Rep Committee consists of the Chairpersons 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.