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Student Leadership

The Deyi Student Leader serves as role models for teams, creating standards of excellence and then setting an example for others to follow. They strive to be servant leaders, to focus primarily on the growth and well-being of peers and the school, and place these in top priority before themselves.

Student Leadership Mindmap.jpgThe Deyi Student Leadership Development Framework aims to develop every Deyian into confident leaders who contribute actively.

The training programme is structured according to the Student Leadership Challenge Model by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. The 5 practices of exemplary leadership summarised as Embody, Envision, Enable, Encourage and Striving for Excellence captures the essence of the training principles towards student leadership development in Deyi.

5 Leadership Practices



Model the Way

  • Sets personal examples of what they expect from others and encourages them to do the same.
  • Consistent, behaves responsibly and are exemplary in their conduct.
  • Follows through on commitments and duties.


Encourage the Heart

  • Encourages others as they work.
  • Expresses appreciation for contributions that others make.
  • Celebrates accomplishments.


Enable others to act

  • Fosters cooperative relationships.
  • Gives others autonomy and choice in deciding how to do work.
  • Recognises and shares the emotions of others.

Striving for Excellence

Challenge the Process

  • Takes pride in doing quality work and is exemplary in his pursuit for excellence
  • Looks for ways to develop and challenge their skills and abilities.
  • Searches for innovative ways to improve what they are doing.


Inspire a Shared Vision

  • Describes to others in their teams what they are capable of achieving.
  • Looks ahead and communicates about what they believe will affect the future.
  • Upbeat and positive when talking about what their teams can accomplish