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LLP - The Good Samaritan Programme


The focus of the school’s Good Samaritan Programme (GSP) is on student leadership and Values-in-Action (VIA).

The aim of GSP is to develop each HIHS student to be a servant leader who is compassionate and morally upright, through honing their leadership skills, competencies and values; and nurturing in them a sense of compassion and commitment towards meeting the needs of the community.


Level Outcomes
Sec 1: A caring and independent leader
Sec 2: A social responsible and reflective leader
Sec 3: A community-spirited and proactive leader
Sec 4/5: An empowered and empowering leader

Curriculum Overview

The curriculum adopts a spiral approach in teaching the five practices of exemplary leaders (Kouzes and Posner’s Leadership Challenge Model), and skills needed to plan and carry out a level thematic VIA project, beginning from their most immediate environment (i.e. school) when they are in Sec 1 to the wider community at large when they are in upper secondary.

                                                                                                 Level Focus for Values-In-Action(VIA)
                                                                                                        Secondary 1: I Love My School

Encouraging Seniors through Notes of Aiffirmation

Our school hopes to inspire Secondary One students to develop a stronger sense of identity to the school and hence, through “I Love My School” project, students are given the opportunity to learn more about the school environment as well as investigate existing school needs and issues. The other objectives of the project would be for students to plan and implement activities within the school context that would address the school needs and issues that they are keen to work on.

Secondary 2: I Love My Community


Serving at the PAYM Loves Red Event

Advocacy Project

Our Secondary 2 students show their love for the community by engaging in an annual National Day event within school. For the past years, 
students set up food, games and merchandise booths in the National Day Fair to raise funds for various beneficiaries. Since 2014, the school has partnered with Punggol Community Centre Youth Executive Committee in organising the event, which is now known as PAYM Love Red@HIHS. They also advocated for the needs of three identified IPCs. 

Secondary 3: I Can Make A Difference 


 Students' Recycling Project


Interacting with Little Ones


Serving Others


Our students teaching the elderly ICT skills under the Intergenerational Learning Programme 

                                                                                                Creating Awareness of Community Issues 

                                                                                                      Students Sharing their SWAP! Projects

Our Secondary 3 students engage in Phase 1 of Service With A Purpose (SWAP!) projects in which they identify and address a social cause or community issue that they are concerned about. Students are encouraged to identify a target community group or organisation that they wish 
to work with and through the SWAP! projects, they can create awareness or improve the lives for the community  group or for the beneficiaries of    the organisation.


Secondary 4 and 5: I Can Empower

5.jpgMaking a Difference in the Lives of Others

Our Secondary 4 & 5 students engage in Phase 2 of Service With A Purpose (SWAP!) projects in which they continue to address the social cause or community issue that they have identified the year before. The aim is to promote sustainability of projects so that students can deepen and widen the positive impact of their actions upon the community. The students also assist in a Flag Day event organised by a welfare organization so that they can learn from the humbling experience of raising funds for the less privileged.

Overseas VIA


In the spirit of encouraging our students to share with the less fortunate and to broaden their cross cultural experience, our school organises an annual overseas VIA trip for selected group of students once a year. Students have the opportunity to serve an overseas community, acquire a better understanding of the overseas culture and learn to appreciate what they have back in Singapore. For the past few years, our school has organised trips to Bintan, Batam, Siem Reap and Phnom Penh in Cambodia, as well as Chiangmai in Thailand.

Service through Environment Education

Environment education is also an integral part of our school’s GSP and we wish for our students to develop and demonstrate the compassion to serve the environment and the courage to lead their peers in caring for the environment. 


The L.E.A.D (Love our Environment, Always Do our part) programme encourages our students to engage in daily cleaning up of their classrooms during the last minutes of curriculum time. Our students should learn to take ownership of the cleanliness of their surrounding environment and to be advocates of a clean Singapore.

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The appointment of two Environment Ambassadors (EAs) in each class helps to ensure that students are consistently encouraged by their peers to put in effort in cleaning up of their classrooms and to engage in recycling of unwanted paper materials. The EAs are also involved in VIA projects in which they will educate their schoolmates on environmental issues and encourage them to engage in positive actions to care for the environment.


Commemoration of Earth Day


Learning more about the Environment through Exhibits & Advocating for Environmental Conservation

Student Leadership

The GSP Curriculum brings out more explicitly the development of service and leadership values and skills. The curriculum adopts a two tier approach to hone the leadership abilities of all students (Tier 1) and identified student leaders (Tier 2). 

Appointments are identified and selected at three levels:

(a) Class Level (Class Executive Committee (CEC) and Monitors’ Committee); 

(b) CCA Level (CCA Leaders and CCA Committee); 

(c) School Level (Advocacy Leaders and Student Council)



Activities and Programmes planned by the Student Leadership Board

1. Teens Conference

The school partners Punggol CC YEC and People’s Association in empowering tier 1 and tier 2 students with opportunities to lead in various projects and at different platforms. This includes our annual Teens Conference and the bi-annual Project Ignite.


The conference saw the participation of some community YECs who serve as a resource and wealth of experience for participating student leaders as they identified social causes of community issues they wanted to address, then planned their course of action based on the 3R approach.


2.Level Camps

Helmed by our student leaders, the orientation camp (Sec 1) and adventure camp (Sec 3) serve to introduce the students to new expectations for the year. 


These camps also provide opportunities for them to hone their leadership and service skills and knowledge. 


 3. Other Programmes


The school adopts the 5 Leadership Challenges of the Kouzes and Posner Model.

Both Tier 1 and Tier 2 students have many opportunities to learn and apply their learning. Some of these training platforms include the leadership challenge day camp, exposure to local conferences, VIA training, peer support training, workshops on environmental advocacy etc. Other platforms for application of learning for students include the HI Drink-Up Campaign, Tana River Project, refurbishing needy homes in collaboration with Punggol CC YEC,  intergenerational learning programme, conducting external training for young prefects etc.




Our students receiving the Silver award for Project Accolade in 2018

PA Service-Learning Award - The school’s sustained efforts under the PAYM Loves Red movement were acknowledged when HIHS was awarded the Gold and Silver awards for Project Accolade and two students receiving the outstanding STAR Award during the Service-Learning Champion (SLC) Festival organised by People’s Association in 2017; and the Silver award for Project Accolade in 2018. Students were also affirmed for their efforts in initiating projects under Project Ignite to benefit residents in the community. 

See video for our students' contributions in 2018:


Environment Award - The whole-school approach towards nurturing and demonstrating care for the environment led to the school achieving the Lotus award for the second year running under the SEC School Green Awards in 2017. In 2018, the school attained the Yellow Flame Award for the continued efforts to promote environmental conservation. 

Lee Kuan Yew Award - In 2017, one of our 2016 cohort tier 2 student leader also obtained the LKY Award for all-round excellence. She had excelled in both academic and non-academic spheres, and exemplified positive character development, strong leadership qualities and commitment to service to the community.

The Good Samaritan Award - Students are recognised for their leadership and service-learning qualities through the Good Samaritan Award. The annual award recognises Sec 1 to 3 students who demonstrate leadership competencies and contribute meaningful service to the community. These students should display exemplary character and exhibit Courage to Lead and Compassion to Serve.