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Student Leadership

PL Lead is a key management system of PLMGS (Sec)’s Character Development (CD) focus. In line with our school’s desired outcomes of education, our vision is that every PL-Lite is a confident and inspiring leader, a young lady who takes initiative to lead self and influence others positively. She will grow into a resilient and dedicated individual who is a role model in both her character and her choices in life.

PL Lead, has established a comprehensive system to explore, develop and maximise the leadership potential of all PL-Lites. This stems from our beliefs that
-    Every student can be developed as a leader
-    Every student should be developed as a leader
-    Development must be intentional

Student Leadership Framework
The PL student Leadership Framework is represented in the form of a lighthouse to remind PL-Lites that they are to be a light to the community. They are to be examples in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity (1 Timothy 4:12). Our approach to student leadership is to equip students with the necessary values, knowledge and skills through leadership workshops and camps, and thereafter to empower them for their roles or to make a positive and impactful difference to those around them.

PL Lead Framework

The school adopts the 5 practices of Exemplary Leadership from the Leadership Challenge Model (LCM) developed by James Kouzes and Barry Posner (K&P) in our leadership curriculum.  The students seek to exhibit the 5 practices as they go through the developmental stages of leadership:
1.    Model the way
2.    Inspire a shared vision
3.    Challenge the Process
4.    Enable Others to Act
5.    Encourage the Heart


Activities at each student leadership developmental stage, (starting with Personal, followed by Peer and ending with People) is age-appropriate, with a focus on the themes of “iDiscover” (Sec 1), “iAspire” (Sec 2), “iInfluence” (Sec 3) and “iInspire” (Sec 4/5).

PL Lead is also strongly aligned to PLMGS(S)’ Desired Outcomes of Education, with an explicit and intentional focus on the outcome – Inspiring Leader.

DSA Student Leadership (can be a separate page under PL Lead)

Criteria for application into DSA Student Leadership: Prospective Primary 6 students should
  • possess distinctive leadership qualities/dispositions such as:
    • Positive attitudes, e.g. persevering spirit, excellence mindset
    • Passionate in one’s pursuit
    • Confident communicators 
    • Ability to work in teams
  • hold a leadership position in the Primary School such as School Prefect, CCA Leader or other leadership position in the school (Students should state clearly their leadership involvement (if any) in other areas)
  • be actively involved leading in school-wide events or events representing her school.

Upon entry into the DSA Student Leadership programme, these students will be known as Junior Leaders (JLs) and will be installed officially as JLs during Prefects Installation ceremony in Sec 1. Their DSA journey will comprise mentoring from Sec 3 senior prefects and PL Lead teachers, and opportunities to hone and apply their leadership competencies right from Secondary 1. As such, our JLs are exposed to a variety of leadership learning experiences at an earlier time. JLs will be formally emplaced into the Prefectorial Board in Secondary 2, and they are expected to commit and contribute to Prefectorial Board for all 4/5 years of their time in PL and should be potential candidates for Prefect Exco in Sec 3.


PL Lead Calendar of Events and Programmes


Leadership Training

Every PL-Lite will be equipped with basic leadership skills through the leadership modules conducted yearly from Secondary 1 (Leadership 101), Secondary 2 (Leadership 201), Secondary 3 (Leadership 301) and Secondary 4/5 (Leadership 401/501).  In addition, every student will have the opportunity to apply the values, knowledge and skills learnt through their leadership roles at class, CCA or school level.
Our curriculum comprises 3 prongs:

  1. Instruction: Through lessons on leadership, post-exam activities, on-the-job training and mentoring
  2. Experiential: Through CCAs, camps, carrying out of duties in leadership roles
  3. Empowerment: Through planning and execution of events and mentoring of juniors

Student leaders also receive training for their specific roles.  In addition, they are given opportunities to attend conferences, camps as well as the Student Leadership Conferences, Mega Camp and Outward Bound Singapore camp.

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