Student leadership at SFMS is based on the principles of Servant Leadership by Robert Greenleaf: “Serving with Humility, Leading with Integrity”. If any SFMS student wishes to be a leader, he or she must first have a heart to want to serve, to make a difference in the lives of others. According to Greenleaf, the ten principles of servant leadership are Listening, Empathy, Healing, Awareness, Persuasion, Conceptualisation, Foresight, Stewardship, Commitment to the growth of people and Building community.
Student leaders include the Student Council, the Class Leaders and the Interest Group Leaders. Together, they seek to represent the students’ population and their voices, to work closely with the school leaders and staff to make SFMS a better place for learning and development for all students.
The SFMS student leadership programme is structured based on the Student Leadership Challenge Model by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. The five practices of exemplary leadership are Embody, Envision, Striving for Excellence, Enable and Encourage.