|We had a history of achievements in the Uniformed Groups, Student Council, Sports and CCA Leaders which was pivotal in the shift of the Swiss vision in 2012 – from “Vibrant Learning Community” to “Thoughtful Leaders”. The vision of giving every student a chance to lead – to bring about meaningful and sustainable change in their environment set the new and inspiring direction for us. We became one of the six Community Youth Leadership (CYL) schools in Singapore in 2014.
To effect the CYL function well, we developed the distinctive Thoughtful Leadership Programme (TLP). The TLP is also the Learning for Life (LLP) curriculum that propels the Thoughtful Leadership focus. It is one of the two Distinctive Programmes (the second being the Applied Sciences for Sustainable Development Programme) of the school.
The TLP is driven by the Centre for Thoughtful Leadership (CTL) which oversees three sub-programmes, namely (i) the Glocal Perspectives Programme (GPP), (ii) the Values-in Action Programme (VIAP) and (iii) the Student Leadership Programme (StLP). The idea was to have ‘taught’ curricula in GPP and StLP that would culminate in the hands-on VIA efforts of the students. At the same time, 2014 was the inaugural year when the youngest of the three programmes, GPP was piloted among the Sec 1 Express classes.