Whether Canadian Academy students are raising funds for children to continue their schooling in Thailand, working in soup kitchens for the homeless in Kobe, playing with the children in Shinseijuku orphanage, supporting Animal Refuge Kansai and visiting the elderly in the local Kounan nursing home, service opportunities are a core part of our mission. Our students are encouraged to become involved in community service and through the many student, faculty and parent initiated activities, there is sure to be a project that resonates with every volunteer.
Canadian Academy strives to inspire every student to choose to compassionately impact the world throughout their lives.
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. As students move through CA, they should become more independent when selecting and creating service opportunities.
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
Service at Canadian Academy is:
- student initiated
- student led
- connects the volunteer and recipient
- meaningful for the volunteer and recipient
- a commitment for continuing support
Who could be the recipient of service?
- CA community
- Local community
- Overseas community
Calendar of major service and fundraising activities
Year long activities: Elementary School Leadership Club, High School Student Body Council, Middle Schoool Student Body Council, Mentor Program, KISS, Student Tech Leaders, Eco Club, Soup Kitchen, Shinseijuku Orphanage, Bilingual Cafe, Animal Refuge Kansai, Boy Scouts, Girl Scounts, CATV, Ushering, Service Learning in the Elementary School.
The Director of Service and the Director of Community Relations help the students with logistics and verify that the service follows CA's service philosophy. Faculty and parent support for service activities is crucial. Many of these opportunities cannot take place without adult support
For more information about Community Service at CA, please contact Midori Nishizawa, K-12 Director of Service.