Community building and service start in the classroom and extend beyond it.
Service is an integral part of the IB Middle Years Programme.
Building Better Citizens
Service as action is an integral component of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program. It is the service volunteered by an individual to an individual or organization for the benefit of the community. At Elsie Roy we provide opportunities for service within the classroom and school community. However, students are encouraged to extend their service and to explore ways that they can meaningfully contribute to building stronger and inclusive communities both locally and globally. Service offers our students an opportunity to develop a sense of personal responsibility, improve their leadership skills, and grow as curious and respectful members of the various communities they are part of. Service can benefit both the student and the community. It provides the student with skills and knowledge that will help them in future jobs and give them wide ranging experiences while at the same time strengthening the world in which they live.
Students are required to complete the following:
Grade 6: 10 hours
Grade 7: 15 hours
Students are responsible to record their service hours in their agendas.
Service as Action Reminders
- Your supervisor cannot be a parent and you need to provide contact information
- You cannot be paid for the service
- Service is not directly for the benefit of your family (i.e. cleaning the house)
- Club meetings do not count for hours
- Volunteer and Have Fun
Students are encouraged to find their own passion and volunteer opportunities. There are also many school opportunities to volunteer. The community service team can help match students with different opportunities in the community if they need help getting started.