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Character and Leadership Development
Character Development Programme
At Nanyang JC, building character in our students is our core. The many threads of our college’s initiatives are woven and integrated into a unique and holistic character development programme under the Managing Self, Leading Others framework.
The college brand, “Inspiring Excellence.” best sums up our concerted effort at nurturing students of outstanding character. We acknowledge the importance of character development in our students, as seen in our mission – Uphold Values, Enhance Lifeskills and Maximise Potential.
The caring culture has without doubt resulted in a college where all members share the responsibility of making possible our vision of nurturing thinking, resilient and compassionate leaders. Students are enriched via their participation in Overseas Service-Learning Expeditions, lifeskills programmes, whole-cohort leadership camps, Service-Learning Courses and Mentoring Courses. All these have resulted in NYJC achieving the Developmental Award for Character Development in 2008 and 2011.
Student Leadership Development Programme
Students with leadership potential are identified by their Civics Tutors and CCA Teacher-Advisors. The leaders are then put through a differentiated training programme that equips them with the necessary skills and knowledge to perform their roles. An installation ceremony for the Class Leaders Executive Committee members and an investiture for the Student Councillors are conducted to endorse their leadership appointments. A 4-day Leadership Training Camp is conducted annually to prepare students for their roles.
Student leaders are empowered to sit in college committees and the student councillors meet with the College Steering Committee once a term to voice concerns and queries about college policies raised by the student body. This provides them with the opportunity to hone their leadership skills whilst at the same time build their confidence.