Co-curricular Activities (CCA) are broadly categorized into 3 groups: Sports, Visual
and Performing Arts, as well as Clubs and Societies. DSI’s CCAs are guided by
the theoretical framework of Servant Leadership and Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of
Effective People. With this as a guide, students learn to be self-disciplined and acquireself-mastery, as well as developing team spirit via collaboration.
Servant Leadership, our preferred form of leadership training, is another element to be embraced. DSI students learn what it takes to be an empathetic person by serving the community through activities organised by CCAs, with emphasis on Collaboration and innovation.
Through CCAs such as STEM and Model United Nations (MUN), many students travelled to countries such as Switzerland, Singapore, Australia and the United States of America to take part in events such as MUN, scientific forums, cyber security workshops and mathematics competitions as part of their holistic development. They have won many prizes in international events such as MUN, World Scholar’s Cup, UNESCO-TALKMATE Language Champion Challenge as well as various speech contests. Students also participated in internships with hospitals and wildlife preservation groups in Kenya, as well as volunteering to teach in schools in Thailand. These events give them a sense of responsibility as global citizens and develop their leadership skills.
Student CCA Policy
CCA Desired Outcomes
Desheng School International (DSI) provides a blend of holistic education that allows each student to explore and develop not only in the core academic work but also, through a range of Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs) that cater to the students’ varied interests and capabilities, in their experiential learning.
Through CCAs, students discover their interests and talents while developing values and competencies like perseverance and mental endurance that will prepare them for a rapidly changing world. CCAs also promote friendships among students from diverse backgrounds as they learn, play and grow together. More importantly, CCAs are set up to be fun and enjoyable in the students growing process.
In line with the School’s Mission and Vision to provide our students a platform for well-rounded development and to instill the value of perseverance, all students are expected to join and remain in one CCA while they are in DSI.
Students are expected to be committed to their CCAs and attend all sessions. It is the responsibility of the students to inform and request to be excused from their Teachers-in-charge if they are unable to attend any sessions with valid reasons (e.g. sick, parental written request, clashes with other major events at the discretion of the Teachers-in-charge… etc.). Please note that remedial lessons cannot be used as an excuse to skip CCA sessions.
CCA Scoring Rubrics
To ensure accountability and encourage students to participate actively in their CCAs, every student will be graded and score reflected in their semester report based on the following CCA Scoring Rubrics:
(Note: Does not include absence with valid reasons)
Attendance less than 75%
Attendance over 75%
Attendance over 90%
Student puts in some effort during CCA
Student puts in considerable effort during CCA
Student puts in maximum effort during CCA.
Some evidence of leadership. Student is compliant to instructions but hesitant to take up leadership roles.
Good leadership potential.
Student is responsible in carrying out instructions and willing to take up leadership roles.
Excellent leadership qualities. Full of initiatives and willing to lead by example.
Selection and Transfer of CCA
New students are given the opportunity to choose and try out CCA of their choice and submit their CCA confirmation request by Term 1 Week 5. Students are strongly encouraged to be committed and stay on in their chosen CCA to enjoy the full benefits of continuity and leadership opportunities.
Students who wish to transfer CCA are permitted on a case-by-case basis with valid reasons (such as medical or parental objections) after approval at the following levels using the CCA Transfer Request Form:
1. Students get approval from their current CCA Teacher in Charge
2. Students get approval from their proposed new CCA Teacher in Charge
3. Students get approval from the CCA Coordinator
4. Students get approval from the Principal