The Yishun Secondary School Student Development Team oversees the design and delivery of a holistic learning experience that all students undergo throughout their 4/5 years of education in Yishun Secondary School.
Its key role is to enhance the quality of school experience for Yishunites, with emphasis on values education (Respect , Resilience and Integrity) as its core, through the development of students’ academic and socio-emotional competencies to achieve the desired outcome of all Yishunites ( Thinker , Innovator , Contributor ).
It begins with Yishunites undergoing the important transitional phase from a primary school environment to a secondary school environment in the first year, with a structured progression to character and citizenship education, leadership development, Career Guidance and post-secondary education.
STRUCTURE OF THE YISHUN SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENT DEVELOPMENT TEAM
The School Principal oversees the whole Student Development Team. The Lower Secondary and Upper Secondary sections are in turn led by the two Vice-Principals.
Each of the levels consists of (i) one year head (ii) one level discipline master and (iii) one school counsellor, who look after character development as well as provide the socio-emotional support for their respective students.
The Student Development Team is also supported by the CCE Team (led by HOD CCE, SH CCE , ECG Coordinator & Student Manager ) , HOD Discipline as well as the Senior School Counsellor via their respective programmes, which are aligned to the overall Student Development Team framework.
|Secondary 1||Secondary 2||Secondary 3||Secondary 4/5|
Collaborating With Others
Contributing to Community
Striving for Excellence
|Outcomes||Students develop a sense of belonging to the school culture, understanding of the school values and forge a shared identity with their classmates.
|Students understand the role that they play in the school’s ecosystem and each one of them is able to contribute and work with each other.
|Students step out of the school to start contributing to various parts of the community through the school’s LLP and ALP platforms.
|Students focus on the 2 As (aspiration and achievements) and each becomes a Thinker, Innovator and Contributor in their post-secondary school life.
|Programmes||Secondary One Orientation Camp / Secondary One Leadership Programme / Sports Elective Programme
|Secondary Two Camp / Secondary Two Leadership Programme||Secondary Three Career Focussed Enrichment Programme / Secondary Three Internationalization Programme
|Secondary Four Mother Tongue Intensive Week / Secondary Four Graduation Evening|
The SDT structure of the school comprises of HOD/Year Heads (YHs), HOD CCE, HOD Discipline, HOD Educational Support, HOD PE / CCA, HOD Student Leadership, School / Teacher Counsellors, and their respective teams. School Leaders play the vital role as advisors to the Year Heads in academic, co-curriculum and pastoral matters. The structure allows the SDT to focus on the aim to grow a positive school culture by holistically managing and monitoring the well-being of our students collaboratively.