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Student Leadership (Councillors)

In RVPS, every child matters, and we believe that every RVian can be a leader. Thus, Every RVian A Leader programme aims to provide a total education that is value-driven and student-centric, so as to nurture our students to the best of their abilities.


In inculcating strength of character in our students, a school-wide approach is adopted whereby the staff and key partners are involved in developing the students’ leadership qualities. The students will acquire four key leadership qualities of Communication, Collaboration, Care and Responsibility at the end of six years and the development of these qualities will be through the 4Es approach, namely Equip, Enrich, Empower and Explore. The school also adopted 7 Habits of Highly Effective People as part of our training programme such that student councillors can acquire progressive skills to be independent and interdependent.


Through the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, student councillors will get to work on their personal and leadership growth. Platforms are also made available to them so that they can edify other leaders and commit themselves in taking responsibilities for the environment they live in.


We also collaborate with Singapore Civil Defence Force in training the student councillors to be Junior Lionhearters. By taking on the role as community leaders, the student councillors are strong advocates for emergency preparedness. 


Various platforms are made available to the student councillors to enrich their leadership experiences in school. Termly trainings are conducted by the teachers to cater to their learning needs such that they learn communication and organisation skills and heighted their self-awareness on how they can play a proactive role in serving the school and community. Senior councillors also guide the junior and trainee councillors through sharing of experiences and role-play sessions. 


Students also get to go on learning journeys to enrich their experiences and share their learning with their peers. Student councillors are also given opportunities to edify the younger students through our Wildlife Buddy Programme and Kindergarten Visits Openhouses. 


Through regular reflections, student councillors deepen their learning and explore ways in which they can better themselves as leaders in our training programmes.

The school also explores opportunities for the student councillors to widen their horizons and deepen their understanding and learning through collaboration with agencies like SCDF and NEA.

In the selection of trainee student councillors, a rigorous four-step approach is employed to assess students’ suitability as student councillors. This allows for a better fit of students’ leadership potential based on school needs and their passion to learn and lead.


Student councillors are also empowered to take charge of their assigned level projects for the year with guidance from teacher. Hence, this provides opportunities for the student councillors to synergise and sharpen their saw in the planning and implementation of the projects.

Student councillors also engage in peer and self-assessment at mid-year and year-end to better understand their strengths and weaknesses. Together with event-based reflections, student councillors will go through a leadership journey of personal reflections and improvements.