Leadership is one of the key competencies which the school strives to develop in our students. Greendale’s Student Leadership development is based on the principles of Servant Leadership, where we aim to groom our students to be confident leaders who have the heart to serve. This is in line with our school’s motto: Serve, Lead, Excel.
Students accepted under DSA-Leadership will be developed through a comprehensive and rigorous leadership development programme so that they will have the ability and confidence to take up leadership roles at various platforms in Greendale Secondary School. These students will be closely guided and mentored so that they will be able to achieve a well-rounded education here at Greendale Secondary School and go on to be inspiring servant leaders beyond their secondary school years.
- Emplaced on Level 1 and 2 of Greendale’s Student Leadership Training Programmes to support their transition into possible leadership roles.
- Opportunity to take on leadership roles in class, CCA, Sports Council and Student Council and as Greendale CCE Ambassadors.
- Opportunity to undergo the Aspiring Leaders’ and Inspiring Leaders’ Training Programme and Camps in Secondary 2 and 3 respectively.
- Opportunity to serve and lead school-wide events such as Orientation Camp, Teachers’ Day, Games Carnival etc.
Below are some of the key programmes successful DSA-Leadership entrants can look forward to:
Student Leadership Training Programmes
Selected student leaders look forward to Greendale’s signature Aspiring Leaders (for Secondary 2 students) and Inspiring Leaders (for Secondary 3 students) training programmes. Secondary 2 potential Student Leaders undergo the Aspiring Leaders’ Training Programme, which is a series of hands-on workshops designed to introduce students to servant leadership values. Students have the opportunity to hone their leadership skills and put them to practice. These skills put them in good stead to take on key leadership appointments in Secondary 3.
Student Leaders who take on formal leadership appointments in Secondary 3 are placed on the Inspiring Leaders’ Training Programme. This programme is a year-long mentorship programme which equip our leaders to take on greater challenges in their roles as leaders of their CCAs or leaders in school. Students have the opportunity to learn important planning skills, with particular focus on the Servant Leadership traits of Foresight and Conceptualisation. Leaders are empowered to put these skills to practice during the training programme. They will also have the chance to plan the Secondary 1 Orientation Camp for their juniors.
Our student leaders go through a variety of training programmes and get opportunities to plan activities and events throughout the year to become better servant leaders who are able to SERVE, LEAD and EXCEL. Below are some of the highlights.
Class Leaders Workshop & Peer Support Leaders Training
This workshop is designed specifically for our Class EXCO (Class Leaders & Peer Support Leaders) with the objective of equipping them with the skills to better lead their classes and support their peers. They were also given the time and opportunity to plan some bonding activities for the classes.
Aspiring Leaders Training Programme/ Inspiring Leaders Training Programme
The Aspiring Leaders Training Programme is organised for selected Secondary 2 student leaders from the Student Council, Sports Council and CCAs to prepare them to take on greater leadership responsibilities in upper secondary. Meanwhile, the Inspiring Leaders Training Programme is a follow-up programme for Secondary 3 Student Leaders who have been appointed to formal leadership roles.
Leaders in Action
Sec 1 Orientation: Camp R3ISE
The Sec 1 Orientation programme is the pinnacle event organised by a team of Student Leaders who have undergone the Aspiring Leaders Training and Inspiring Leaders Training Programmes. The event is meant to welcome the new Secondary 1 students to the school and consists of a series of activities organised by the student leaders.
One of the main events organised by the Sports Leaders is the Games Carnival. This event, usually held in July, is an opportunity for Greendale students to come together to build class spirit while competing in a wide array of sporting events.
Another major event planned by Student Leaders is the Teachers Day Celebration in September. Led by the Student Council, the event requires the Student Council to work with their peers to design and plan the school-wide programme.
CCE Ambassadorship Programme
Our CCE Ambassadors are involved in advocating key CCE messages and school values. They serve as emcees at various school events such as Racial Harmony Day and National Day, and make use of social media such as the Greendale CCE Instagram page to champion positive advocacy.