Developing Principled Leaders

Innovative in Thinking; Enterprising in Spirit

Passionate about Life; Inspired to Serve

The concept of ‘Leader’ is integral to the Catholic High experience, and rooted in our strong heritage of nurturing generations of leaders for the nation in numerous fields – public service, academia, culture, business and many more.

Our Student Leadership Board

Above: Our Student Leadership Board

Today, Catholic High’s student leadership experience is multi-faceted, anchored on an approached modelled after John C. Maxwell’s Five Levels of Leadership. We believe that to lead is to make – and be – the difference, and this is the guiding philosophy that steers our student leaders as they helm our various student organisations such as the Student Council, the Prefectorial Board, the Class Management Committee, the Co-Curricular Activities Executive Committees, Ambassador Leaders and more.

The school’s formal student leadership curriculum is our signature “Heart of A Leader” Programme, comprising workshops on communication skills, project management, leadership case studies and scenario planning, as well as intra-school and beyond-school student forums, leadership conferences and community advocacy projects. IP students also experience Joint IP Student Leadership Development with students from CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ School and Singapore Chinese Girls’ School.

Through the curricular, co-curricular and community experiences and signature programmes, the Catholic High students are developed to become leaders who are visionary, grounded upon strong moral principles, and who lead with empathy and by example: to inspire, to serve and to leave a collective legacy.