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In line with the school’s philosophy of “everyone can learn, everyone can achieve, everyone can contribute”, It is our belief that every student can be a leader at some point in life, be it in the family, in school, in one’s social circles, and one day, in the workplace. These may be formal positions with authority or informal roles. We believe that leadership begins with self and goes beyond self. Leadership in JVS is less about position but more on a mindset demonstrated through role modeling the school values.

Student Leadership Framework


The focus for leadership development is to cultivate, in our students, the ability to lead and inspire self and others. The JVS student leadership framework focuses on imbuing our students with the requisite skills for leadership development as they grow into caring leaders who are empowered and enlightened to lead and serve. Using the LEARN-ACHIEVE-CONTRIBUTE school-wide approach, JVS develops its students through a systematic way by using the 3 levels of leadership from Personal leadership, Team leadership to Organizational leadership through the three domains of Leadership Programme, CCA Programme and Beyond-Self Empowerment Programme. We aim to first develop the student from within and then reaching out to the people around and eventually rising up to the occasion and/or position where the student is able to impact the community and beyond.
Level of leadership Objectives Competencies Programmes
1.  Personal leadership
(Individual level)
  • To understand that there is a leader in everyone as leadership is influence
  • To understand the importance of managing one’s own emotions and state of mind in leading self
  • To be aware of the 5 fundamentals of The Leadership Challenge
  • To understand practice of “Model the Way” and the importance of being anchored in the right values
  • To discover their personal leadership styles and strengths

Students are able to know about leadership styles, personality types, preferences and blind spots

Uphold school values by setting personal example

Follow through on the promises and commitments made

Ask for feedback about the impact of actions
Basic leadership workshop, Enrichment workshop, Orientation Camp
2. Team leadership
(Class level)
  • To understand and apply the leadership practices of “Enable others to act” and “Challenge the process”.
  • To be equipped with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to be a caring leader confident to lead a team.
  • To strengthen students’ confidence in leading
Able to facilitate group discussion as well as encouraging participation within a group of students

Able to foster cooperative relationships

Able to treat others with dignity and respect

Able to plan and organize class-based and school-based events

Able to delegate and assign roles and duties to others

Able to seek innovative ways to change, grow and improve
Class committee training, LEO Club,

In-house and external trainings

3. Organizational leadership
(School level)
  • To enhance students’ ability to manage school and external events and projects
  • To empower students with influencing and mentoring skills
  • To build up task and people management skills
Able to develop action plans to achieve desired outcomes

Able to communicate effectively with others

Able to enlist others in a common vision

Able to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of others

Able to encourage, praise and appreciate the contributions of others
Student council training, service learning programme

JVS is committed to developing our students to be role models who lead and serve. This is achieved through a structured approach, which is grounded on character development and based on Kouzes and Posner's Leadership Challenge Model. The model identifies five key leadership practices as follows:
Leadership Practices Brief Description Training Focus for the level
1.    Modelling the Way Model.png Leaders must start first, creating standards of excellence and setting an example for others to follow. Sec. 1
2.    Inspiring a Shared Vision Inspire.png Leaders passionately believe that they can make a difference and need to communicate it effectively so others take it as their own. Sec. 2
3.    Challenging the Process Challenge.png Leaders are innovators. They are willing to challenge the norm and say ‘Why NOT?’ instead of ‘Why?’ Sec. 3
4.    Enabling Others to Act Enable.png Leaders actively involve others and strive to create an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect.
5.    Encouraging the Heart


Leaders must recognise contributionsthat others make. Always make others feel like heroes.

Sec. 4/5