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YI Student Leadership



Every student councilor will aspire to be a scholar, a sportsman and a statesman.




To develop Yusoffians leaders who are committed to serving the school and community with integrity and compassion.




Our approach to Student Leadership Development is to teach Yusoffian leaders the school core values and a set of practices that develop them to become leaders of influence who will bring about transformation. This set of five practices of exemplary leadership is based on the Leadership Challenge, which is an evidence-based leadership model created by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner of Santa Clara University. 


Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership


School Values

Desired Qualities of a Yusoffian Leader

Model the way




  • Gains the respect of others by being a role model through daily actions that demonstrate the school values

  • Follows through on the commitments that he makes and goals that he set

Inspire a shared vision



  • Is a confident leader who is aware of his strengths and the goals he wants to achieve

  • Able to communicate his beliefs and goals clearly to inspire the rest to follow

Enable others to act


  • Is responsible for leading and mentoring the team to complete projects and duties

  • Able to develop competence, trust, and confidence in team members

Challenge the process



  • To seek improvement to achieve excellence

  • Shows resilience by taking on challenges and is unafraid to try, fail and learn


Encourage the heart



  • Shows care and appreciation towards team members for their contribution to the success of the team

  • Shows compassion for others by caring for and serving the needs of the school and the community

Training Programme:


Self-Leadership Training

Team Leadership Training

Skill Training for Specific Roles

Secondary 1 Cohort Camp

Secondary 3 Cohort Camp

Annual Start Out Right Programme

NYAA Bronze

CCA Leadership Platform for

  • Initiatives

  • VIA

  • Administration Position

    • Chairperson

    • Vice Chairperson

    • Committee Members

Class Leadership Platforms

  • Administration Positions

    • Chairperson

    • Vice Chairperson

  • Values Ambassadors

  • IT Hero

  • Subject Representatives

Student Council Platform

  • Peer Leaders

  • Student Council

Bystander Training

IT Hero Training

Design Thinking Workshop

Leadership Challenge Model Workshops


Games Facilitation

Camp Organisation

Event Organisation

Outdoor Adventure Learning Programme

Student Leader Recognition

Yusof Ishak Secondary School celebrates the achievements of our student leaders. Each year, the student investiture ceremony and farewell ceremony is organised to acknowledge the contribution of every student leader. Our student leaders are recognised for their services through the LEAPS and Eagles Award Recognition platform. YI also recognises outstanding student leaders through the Statesmen Award that is given out in the annual speech and prize-giving ceremony.

Words of Inspiration:

Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it's not. It takes patience, it takes commitment and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure... because you won't ... it's whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.

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Mr Ryan Liong 

Guest of Honour for the 52nd Student Leaders’ Investiture (2017). President of the Yusof Ishak Student Council from 2012 to 2013. Recepient of Yusof Ishak Statesman Award in 2013. 


Many times, we allow our fear, our self-doubts, our struggles to prevent us from stepping out into our destiny. Most of the fears and struggles are very real. Was I fearful of making public speeches? Definitely! Did I struggle when I had to lead a group of leaders in planning for events and camps? Certainly! But when we are facing those mountains, let us learn to see beyond ourselves; beyond our fears, our struggles. Embrace and acknowledge them, and move on ahead. By doing that intentionally, it unlocks the potential in you.

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Mr Ivan Lim 

Guest of Honour for the 53rd Student Leaders’ Investiture (2018).

Yusof Ishak Choir Chairperson and Vice president of the Student Council from 2003-2004


 YI student leaders must strive to achieve personal greatness. This means that one must learn to step out of their comfort zone and to be bold and reflective with what they do.

We all start from the basics – learning to communicate with peers. Then mastering the skills of speaking up and finding innovative ideas for different school events. Many setbacks you will meet, and much sweat and tears shed. You may want to give up but despite that, learn and change from every mistake. You will grow into someone that you never imagined yourself to be.

Ms Desiree Ang Ee Chin

Guest of Honour for the 54th Student Leaders’ Investiture (2019). Vice President of the Yusof Ishak Student Council from 2009 to 2010. Chairperson Singapore Youth Flying Club 2008 to 2009.