Lifelong Learning Programme: Community Youth Leadership
Goal: Every student, a Community Youth Leader
The Learning for Life Programme in Community Youth Leadership (CYL) supports the school’s vision of nurturing our students to be Champions for the Community.
We adopt the Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z Posner in developing our student leaders in Junyuan. All student leaders will be trained in the Student Leadership Challenge (TSLC) and will have the opportunity to practice:
- Model the Way
- Inspire a Shared Vision
- Challenge the Process
- Enable Others to Act
- Encourage the Heart
Our Junyuan Leadership Development Roadmap
Leadership is a continuous learning journey.
We believe leadership is not positional, and that every student has the potential within them to be a leader. We hope to nurture our student leaders to be concerned citizens and active contributors to the community.
Student Leadership Trainings
Leaders are not born, they are made.
Cohort trainings are conducted during CCE lessons.
- Secondary One (Model the Way)
- Secondary Two (Challenge the Process)
- Secondary Three (Inspire a Shared Vision, Enable Others to Act)
- Secondary Four / Five (Encourage the Heart)
Trainings are also conducted for student leaders of various leadership groups. The leadership development programmes for appointed leaders are segmented and progressive. Some of these trainings include:
- Leaders' Anchor Session for Class Leaders and Peer Support Leaders
- Student Council Internship & Training
- CCA Leaders' Training
- Orientation Leaders' Training
Junyuan Student Leaders
Leadership development is also character development.
1) The Student Council
The Student Council aims to Lead, Serve and Inspire students to be Champions for our Community.
Councilors organise a variety of projects and events within and outside of school. Trainings, workshops, learning journeys and VIA projects are some of the leadership experiences that our councilors will engage in to hone their leadership skills.
2) Orientation Leaders
Orientation Leaders are a vibrant, energetic bunch of student leaders who volunteer to lead and guide incoming Secondary One students.
Not only do they facilitate their Secondary One groups during Orientation, they continue to engage them throughout Term One in conversations involving CCA, time management and peer support.
3) Peer Support Leaders
Our Peer Support Leaders create and anchor a culture of care, whether in learning, in social interactions or in the digital space. With their good relations with peers within the class, they look out for students exhibiting signs of distress, listen to their problems and empathise with them.
Trained with peer bonding, peer helping and peer influencing skills, our Peer Support Leaders also organise termly bonding activities for their classes.
4) Class Leaders
Our class chairperson and vice-chairperson play an important role in class. Together with the other class committee members, they assist the form teachers with administrative duties and lead in the various level-wide class events.
5) CCA Leaders
Leading with passion and pride, these student leaders play a crucial role in the running of their CCAs. Here are some of our CCA leaders who are doing a special showcase for our incoming Secondary One students during Orientation 2023.
Junyuan Student Leadership Opportunities
Leadership is everyone’s business.
1) Secondary One Service Learning & Innovation (SLI) Exposure
All Secondary One students go through a Service Learning & Innovation (SLI) workshop to equip themselves with the knowledge of service learning and the use of Innovation Protocol to understand their roles in helping the community and generating ideas for community projects. In giving back to the community, we partnered with Food Bank Singapore and enabled every Secondary One class to raise awareness on food insecurity and organise food donation drives in Junyuan Secondary.
2) Secondary Two Class VIA Project
All Secondary Two students will plan and execute their very own Values in Action (VIA) project as a class. This platform aims to develop students as socially responsible citizens who contributes to the community.
Some classes have chosen to raise awareness and appreciate our non-teaching staff who work tirelessly for the Junyuan community. Other classes have partnered with external organisations to support a good cause.
3) Secondary Three Co-organising of School Events
All Secondary Three students have the opportunity to organise a school event with their schoolmates and teachers. This allows them to take ownership of the selected school event and practise their leadership skills. Some of these events include Graduation Day, Teachers Day, Hari Raya Celebrations, Racial Harmony, International Friendship Day and many more.
4) CHAMPs-initiated Projects
As part of student advocacy, all students are welcomed to initiate projects that aim to improve the school environment, community, or kick start new initiatives for a good cause.
They can propose changes, provide suggestions and lead in their very own student-initiated project. Some successful projects include Ofobrella (JY umbrella rental system), Class Calendar Whiteboards, Anti-Bacteria Hygiene Awareness Campaign, delivery rider appreciation, JY Charity Garden and Project MYRMEX.
Junyuan Student Leadership Recognition
Leaders encourage the hearts of others.
Student Leaders’ Investiture serves to affirm the efforts of our student leaders. Be it class leaders, CCA leaders, Student Council or Peer Support leaders, all of them were recognised through our Investiture ceremony this year.
As part of our holistic development of Junyuan Champs, Secondary 3 students can volunteer to embark on an Overseas Values-in-Action trip to Cambodia. Some of our service learning work on OVIA include:
- Providing an educational experience to young children or residents at an orphanage
- Humanitarian work and social engagement with local villages
- Cultural experience in Cambodia.
- This programme aims to develop Champions for the Community who are motivated to positively impact their community whether near or far.
2023 Community Youth Leadership Team
||Ms Joanna Koh
|Student Council Teachers in charge
||Ms Ng Sui Lin
Mr Ivan Tan
Mdm Siti Shafiqah
Mdm Xue Wenjuan
|Peer Support Leaders Teachers in charge
||Mrs Alicia Kho
Mr Yeo Jun Qiang
Ms Jolene Ng
Mdm Siti Shafiqah
|Community Youth Leadership Teachers
||Mr Kim Choon Hin Kelvin
Ms Nurliyana Mohamad Zainudin
Mdm Seah Mei Ping
Mr Twang Kwang Han
Mdm Cao Zhihong