Meridian Secondary adopts an age-appropriate and progressive three-stage leadership training programme:
- Leaders of Self
- Leaders of Peers
- Leaders of Community
Cohort leadership reaches out to the masses. Hence, students will be equipped with the knowledge of K&P principles through an anchor programme at the Lower Secondary level. They will then be provided with opportunities to apply their learning and practise leadership through various platforms such as CCAs and VIA activities.
At Tier 2, undergo further training and participate in a wider range of community projects to develop their skills as “Leaders of Peers” through their roles as Student Councillors, CCA Leaders, Class Chairpersons or Peer Support Leaders. As Leaders of Peers, our student leaders often conduct activities for peers of their level (e.g. Class Chairpersons conducting origami activity for their class during CNY celebration, or Peer Support Leaders conducting class bonding games), or for their juniors (e.g. Sec 3 Student Councillors facilitating Sec 2 VIA projects).
Student leaders continue to attend developmental training programmes which are more specialized such as the Anti-bullying workshop, Proposal Writing workshop, and Events Management workshop. Regular check-in sessions are also conducted to provide guidance and support to the student leaders. What is unique to our school is that students are encouraged to step forward and nominate themselves to take on these leadership roles.
Peer Support Leaders
At Tier 3, the ExCo members are trained through regular sessions with Vice-Principal, Mr Kong, and are provided with opportunities to participate in events and/or nominated for awards at the national level (e.g. National Young Leader Award and National Youth Environment Conference).