Community & Service

We develop the ‘whole person’ and inspire every student to be a global citizen who will be able to meet the challenges of the world. In order to give young people the opportunity to interact with the community, we encourage activities within the curriculum, through school trips and through our weekly co-curricular activities. All students in the Middle school at some point in the school year engage in community and service activities which will develop their appreciation of the community in the school and those locally. We also encourage the students to take their own initiative in the service to their communities.

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

  • a 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.

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.

Community and Service may involve interacting with other schools

 

Community & Service in the Middle Years (M1 to M5) involves three central elements:

  • awareness
  • involvement and service
  • reflection.

At International School Moshi, younger students in the Secondary are involved in at least one Community and Service Day per academic year  and they are encouraged to participate in other school-initiated activities. In fact, the students are usually involved in far more than one during the year. By M4 and M5 it is expected that student awareness will have developed to the level that they will be sensitive to the needs of various communities and the positive difference they can make. With guidance and support they are expected to show initiative and act on this awareness.

To support and inspire helping attitudes, Community & Service is naturally integrated into curriculum areas, Co-curricular Activities, field trips and Outdoor Pursuits. Students will have opportunities to keep a Community & Service Journal, recording plans, records, reflections and community needs they have become aware of. They also have the opportunity to assess their C&S involvement on a rubric. The expectation for Professional Staff is to be models of positive action in the school community and beyond. TO be eligible for a MYP Certificate, a student must show clear commitment to Community and Service.

By Diploma level, students show initiative throughout the 2-year programme to demonstrate their full commitment to Community and Service. Like the MYP, all students need to show this commitment in order to earn an IB Diploma.