GESS Learning for Life Programme (LLP)
The GESS Learning for Life Programme (LLP), also known as the GESS LIFE programme, launched in July 2014, seeks to develop students to be confident and effective student leaders who positively impact their community through the 3D approach – Discovering myself, Developing good habits, and Designing our world.
Students discover themselves and develop a better appreciation of one another’s uniqueness using the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment, a psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. They will learn simple and effective strategies to leverage their strengths and build competencies in other areas, and collaborate with others.
As an integral part of the GESS LIFE programme, the annual cohort GESS LIFE Camp will equip our students with effective strategies and skills to enhance self-management, develop resilience and focus, improve team collaboration, and to understand and appreciate cross-cultural issues.
With a healthy understanding of self and others, and effective habits developed in oneself, GESSIANs are able to design the world they live in. The LIFE programme will provide school-wide, cohort and personal opportunities for every student to purposefully and competently apply their knowledge and skills to impact their families, school, community, nation and the world.
|Name of activity / module||Level(s) of students involved|
|1. GESS LIFE Camp||Sec 1 – 5|
|2. Cohort Leadership Development Programme||Sec 1 – 3|
|3. Election of Head Prefect||Sec 1 – 5|
|4. Student Leadership Development Programme – NYAA||Sec 2|
|5. MBTI Programme||Sec 2|
|6. Student Leadership Development Student Forum||Sec 1 – 5|
|7. Level Values-in-Action (ViA) Programme||Sec 1 – 5|
|8. Education & Career Guidance Programme||Sec 1 – 5|
|9. Student Leadership Development Programme:
b. Application of skills & knowledge
|Selected Sec 1 – 5 students|
|10. Community Youth Leaders in leading Values-in-Action Programme||Selected Sec 1 – 5 students|
Through the GESS LIFE programme, Gan Eng Seng School aimed to nurture our students to become GESSIANs of Excellence, Standing and Significance.
Our NKF Ambassador, Tan Daphne, ushering Minister for Education, Mr Ng Chee Meng during the Official opening of the NKF’s Kidney Discovery Centre on 17th April 2017.
Faith Kirsten from Class 3B sharing her experiences on her outreach to the community to the distinguished guests.
Tan Daphne from Class 2F being interviewed by the media on her volunteering experiences.
Ian Ng, from Class 1F, explaining to the visitors how kidney patients perform dialysis by themselves.
A lighter moment during the Official opening of the NKF Kidney Discovery Centre.
A group photo of happy volunteers!
Gessians paying it forward to their community by helping senior citizens to clean up their residences.