Whitleyans have endless opportunities to develop their leadership skills. The Whitley Student Leadership Development committee prides itself in developing every Whitleyan to be a leader - one who embodies the school values of perseverance, responsibility, integrity, discipline and empathy. The student leaders have many opportunities to develop their leadership qualities and skills. Student Leaders are equipped with core leadership skills and knowledge that they need to carry out given responsibilities through workshops and camps. Various platforms are provided for students to initiate, organize and manage events as well as projects.
The Student Leadership arm in Whitley seeks to nurture and harness the fullest leadership potential of our students. Throughout their secondary school life in WSS, all Whitleyans will have opportunities to be trained and developed into effective leaders through the 3E1M developmental approach as described below:
School Core Values: Perseverance, Responsibility, Integrity, Discipline and Empathy
Expose; personal leadership – where every Whitleyan is first a leader of himself.
Empower; peer leadership – where Whitleyans are given opportunities to lead one another.
Excel; team leadership – where Whitleyans learn to lead any groups of people effectively.
Mentor; community leadership – where Whitleyans model and take on greater leadership roles to inspire future leaders
Delivery of Character and Citizenship Education lessons helps to shape attitudes, beliefs and actions of Whitleyans, strengthening the core competencies that are important in the 21st Century. Guided by the school’s core values, all Whitleyans are also equipped with personal leadership skills at the end of their secondary school education through the series of level camps conducted during the first term of each academic year.
Student Leadership Opportunities in Whitley
Platforms for Student Leadership Development
- Personal Leadership Development for all Whitleyans:
- Level Camps, CCE lessons and Post Exam Activity
- Peer Leadership Development for Class Leaders & Peer Support Leaders: In House Workshops, Kindness Week initiatives, etc.
- Team Leadership Development for Sports Leaders & CCA Leaders: Monthly Sports Challenges, Whitley Fiesta, Sports Carnival, etc.
- Community Leadership for Prefects and House Captains: VIA opportunities to serve the Marymount community, Leadership Training Camps, Secondary One Orientation Programme, etc.
Recognition for Student Leaders
- Various levels of attainment on LEAPS 2.0
- Student Leaders’ Investiture in Term 3
- Nomination for annual EAGLES award
Using Kouzes & Posner’s The Leadership Challenge as our guide, the Student Leadership Committee creates meaningful learning platforms for students to be exposed to leadership practices, empowered to serve and excel in their role. Below is a short description of the five practices: