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Raffles Leadership Institute


About RLI



Our Philosophy
Our approach to leadership development is guided by the following principles:

  • Leadership is a critical educational outcome that has to be purposefully and intentionally developed.
  • All students have the potential to be developed into leaders.
  • Students have to be active practitioners of leadership and not just passive learners.
  • Learning to be leaders is a long-term, developmental process.

The overarching purpose of leadership development is to equip students to contribute effectively and responsibly to society.

Our Pedagogical Approach
The RLI engages learners through real-world experiential learning. Through both direct and indirect experience of authentic situations, staff and students engage with the community and the environment to create meaningful learning opportunities.

We seek to build an environment of mutual respect that fosters personal relationships conducive to growth and leadership development, with staff and students alternating between the roles of those teaching and the taught.

 

RLI Logo
Our logo features a young gryphon poised against an upward-pointing triangle that encapsulates the institute's understanding of leadership and service.

 

RLI-Logo

 

The young gryphon, representing the Rafflesian students that RLI nurtures, has its eyes fixed on the skies. This embodies our understanding of leadership as necessarily attentive, future-oriented and hopeful.

The upward-pointing golden triangle in the background symbolises the wisdom of the ages, the strong and stable foundation that Rafflesians require to be rooted leaders serving the community. It also signals the need for self-cultivation and the overcoming of self-interest that true leadership calls for.


Mission & Vision



The mission of RLI is to develop young people to be effective leaders of character, equipped with personal mastery and inter-personal skills, and anchored with a strong sense of social responsibility and commitment to service for the public good.

The over-arching objective is to nurture future leaders for Singapore, imbued with the Rafflesian values of fortitude, integrity, respect and enterprise, and committed to using their talents for service to nation and community.


RLI Office



 

Year 5-6 Block H, on Level 1, next to the Innovation Centre

 


RLI Specialists



 

Ms Aileen Li (Mrs See)
Experiential Education Specialist (Ecological-Literacy Programme)

Mr Tan Sijie

Experiential Education Specialist (Ecological-Literacy Programme)

Ms Ruth Ong

Experiential Education Specialist (International Service Learning and Leadership Elective)

Ms Lim Xinyi
Experiential Education Specialist (International Service Learning and Leadership Elective)


Publications



 

The Ecological Literacy programme, championed by the Raffles Leadership Institute, publishes 2 to 3 children’s books annually.
 
In order to increase the outreach and impact of these books, all publications have been digitised into E-books. This will make this impactful ‘ecoliteracy library’ available to children around the world, especially those in South-East Asia who share our biodiversity!