Community Youth Leadership
Youths are regarded as the future leaders of society as they possess enormous and multi-dimensional talents and creative abilities which can moulded and harnessed in a conducive atmosphere. At Regent, our Learning for Life Programme (LLP) is on Community Youth Leadership (CYL). Guided by the school’s vision and mission, the LLP is undergirded by a real-world experience learning pedagogy. We believe that every students can be developed as a leader. The CYL programmes aim to develop student’s character, leadership and spirit for volunteering to become a responsible and confident leader who is committed to excellence. This is achieved through our school’s Student Leadership Programme and the Values-in-Action Programme.
The Student Leadership programme equips our students with the attitude, knowledge and Communication, Action Management and Facilitation skills in either the classroom setting, the CCA or in the Student Council to lead self, peers and community. The Values-in-Action (VIA) programme provides our students with the platforms and opportunities to take action to reach out and make a difference in the school and community.These include cohort-wide programmes to develop the students’ understanding of leadership principles and communication skills to equip them to become confident leaders who are able to lead themselves and others:
Sec 1: Readers’ Theatre and Leadership Workshops
- Readers’ Theatre aims to develop the students’ communication, character building and life skills (confidence and team building) through reading.
- The programme is conducted by trained facilitators who will equip the students with the reading skills to deliver a Reader’s Theatre performance at the end of the programme
- The leadership workshops focus on highlighting fundamental principles of Servant Leadership and provides opportunities for students to know themselves.
Sec 2: Speech & Drama and Leadership Workshops
Speech & Drama
- Speech and Drama aims to develop skills for the students to be confident leaders through the performances and presentations.
- They will also learn to relate to the play/text at an empathetic and meaningful level and to respect and value one others’ opinions and contributions.
- This programme is conducted by trained facilitators and students will deliver a performance at the end of the programme.
- The leadership workshops focus on highlighting fundamental principles of Servant Leadership and provides opportunities for the students to understand more about team dynamics and how to give feedback constructively to their peers.
Sec 3: Public Speaking Programme
- The Public Speaking programme aims to develop skills for the students to prepare and deliver speeches and engage in conversations with a large audience.
- They will also gain greater awareness of current and global affairs and increased self-awareness and self-confidence skills.
- This programme is conducted by trained facilitators and students will deliver a speech in front of an audience at the end of the programme.
The Head, Heart and Hands process is adopted to provide students with opportunities to develop their leadership potential and cater to students’ needs, interests and talents. The ‘Head’ element provides formal, informal and service-learning training for all students. In 2019, Student Leaders have participated in Hwa Chong Integrated Leadership Boarding Programme, Leadership Training Camp @ Keat Hong and North West Youth Assembly Programme – Young Leaders’ Camp. The ‘Hands’ element provides students with the opportunities in both instructional and co-curricular programmes so that students can gain experience in leading others. For example, students are involved in the North West Community Development programmes such as Care & Repair, Silver Care and Reduce @ North West programmes as well as engaging the seniors in the Lions Befrienders and the Fei Yue Senior Activity Centre. The ‘Heart’ element seeks to provide feedback to students on their leadership development and enables them to reflect deeply on their role as leaders.