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.
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.
BREAKTHROUGH: SEEING BEYOND YOURSELF
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.
DEFYING GRAVITY, EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS
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.