Student Leadership @ GESS
Every Gessian is an Exemplary Leader who Serves, Leads and Excels
As we prepare our Gessians to be future-ready citizens to enter the workforce equipped with the 21st century competencies, every Gessian must be given the opportunity to lead.
The school has a series of developmental leadership training and opportunities to actualize every student’s potential to serve the school and community. We believe that every Gessian is an exemplary leader who serves, leads and excels. We want to foster a student culture that leadership is not by appointment but through positive influence. We want to teach every Gessian to make responsible choices and grow into mature and responsible citizen in our Singapore’s democratic community.
A progressive leadership development plan has been designed to groom every Gessian’s leadership potential, incorporating “The Leadership Challenge”, to mould every Gessian into exemplary leaders. Each level has a progressive leadership focus starting from Self-Leadership in Sec 1, Peer-Leadership in Sec 2, School-Leadership in Sec 3 and Mentor-Leadership in Sec 4/5. Platforms have been put in place for students to learn and demonstrate leadership skills by integrating leadership teaching and learning at various school activities and programmes.
In addition to the basic leadership development for all students, an advanced leadership development is also designed to stretch our core student leaders (Prefects, CCA Leaders and Class Chairpersons). Student Leaders are tested to demonstrate higher leadership abilities as they lead their classes, CCAs and peers in various school activities (Sec 1 GESS Life Camp, Election of Head Prefect, Teachers’ Day, etc), as well as outreach to cluster Primary Schools and community.
Sec 1 GESS Life Camp
Student Leaders’ Appointment Ceremony