Community & Service

Community and Service considers how a student engages with his or her immediate family, classmates and friends in the outside world as a member of these communities. Through effective planning and teaching, students can learn about their place within communities and be motivated to act in a new context. (How do we live in relation to each other? How can I contribute to the community? How can I help others?)

Community and Service in the Middle Years Programme aims to develop:

  • sensitivity to the needs of the community and society in general
  • an awareness of the role of the individual within the community
  • a willingness and the skills to respond to the needs of others
  • an altruistic attitude which enriches the lives of students through enhanced insight into different social patterns and ways of life.

This area of interaction supports the fundamental concept of intercultural awareness, which aims to encourage tolerance and respect, leading to empathy and understanding. Students engage in interactive situations that will enrich them emotionally, socially, morally and culturally by involving themselves in positive action and contact with other social and cultural environments.

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