Think Globally, Act Locally
What are the aims of community service at Canadian Academy?
- Encourage the students to continually engage in activities that help others and the environment
- Foster responsibility as a member of the global community
- Embrace human diversity through Community Service and enhance understanding of perspectives of different cultures
- Develop open and respectful communication skills necessary for working collaboratively with others in a diverse community
- Reflect on what he/she learned to take for future action
What is Service?
- Service is an activity that goes beyond ordinary school or family responsibilities, performed without payment and helps others.
- Service Learning is when service is an integral part of the learning and curriculum.
What are the key elements of community service at Canadian Academy?
- student initiated
- student led
- connects the volunteer and recipient
- meaningful for the volunteer and recipient
- a commitment for continuing support
As students move through CA, they should become more independent when selecting and creating service opportunities.
Who could be the recipient of service?
- CA community
- Local community
- Overseas community
What is the process of a service activity?
- Investigate what would be most appreciated by the recipient. Contact Ms. Nishizawa to assist in the investigation.
- Prepare and Plan the logistics of the service. Ask experts in that area for help and suggestions.
- Submit Action Plan to Ms. Nishizawa.
- Action occurs in the CA, local or overseas community. Any funds raised need to be deposited with the Accounting Office.
- Students and supervisors reflect on the action.
- Students and supervisors share the experience with the community that summarizes the experience, shares the total amount raised, and feedback from the recipient.
What is the Middle or High School Service Award at CA?
- 30 points accumulated during a school year
- Community Service Journal needs to be submitted to the MS/HS Office
- No pre-approval unless the Creativity, Action, Service (CAS), is a component of the International Baccalaureate Programme
For more information about Community Service at CA, please contact Midori Nishizawa
, K-12 Director of Service.