Our Student Leadership Development Programme is guided by the philosophy that every student can be a leader. Thus, leadership development opportunities are made available to the entire student body. Leadership competencies are developed through the Self Leadership Programme, Team Leadership Programme and the Organisational Leadership Programme.
Self Leadership Programme
All students are required to embark on the NYAA journey and achieve a Bronze award upon graduation. For student leaders, they are given opportunities to further achieve the Silver award.
Team Leadership Programme
1. Class Leadership
The class committee comprises of the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer, Well-Being, Values-In-Action, Environment and House Representative. They undergo twice a year training and seek to build a positive classroom environment by fostering class responsibility and bonding through class or school projects. Their roles include assisting the form teacher and subject teachers in administrative matters and maintaining orderliness and discipline of the class.
2. CCA Leadership
CCA leaders are nominated and selected based on their leadership, performance and contributions in their respective CCA groups. Their roles include rallying and leading their peers to achieve CCA excellence as well as assisting the Teacher-in-charge of certain administrative duties. They undergo an annual Ngee Ann Polytechnic Youth Leaders Camp to be equipped with leadership, communication and project management skills to lead their respective CCA groups at various school events.
Prefects are nominated and selected based on exemplary conduct, good academic results and CCA attendance. They assist the School Discipline Committee by managing students and facilitate school procedures on a daily basis. In addition, the prefects actively support the Student Council in school events.
Organisational Leadership Programme
The Student Council is the top echelon of student leaders, appointed by the school management. Top student leaders from various team leadership groups are nominated by their respective Teachers-in-charge and interviewed by the Student Leadership Development Board.
The Executive Committee of the Student Council (comprising of the President, the Vice President, the Secretary and the Treasurer) is selected by the School Management Committee. The President of the Student Council is voted into office by the student body (50%) and the school staff (50%).
The Student Council serve the school in the following areas:
– Represent the student body and serve as a bridge between students and staff ;
– Promote school values, build a sense of belonging and school pride;
– Plan and organize school events;
– Serve as ambassadors of the school;
– Fulfill responsibility to the community;
– Collaborate with external agencies.