Service Learning

Service Learning at ISB is defined as a research-based learning method through which skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom are applied through planned action that addresses an authentic community need. Service learning is an integral part of the ISB learning experience for all students.

Examples of service learning opportunities across the divisions include:

Early Childhood Centre

Fund raiser for soup kitchen;
visits to home for elderly;
collaboration with High School students
who act as classroom assistants.

Elementary School

Sanitation Celebration in grade 4;
Healthy Eating Promotion in grade 5;
and Human Rights Support in grade 6.
Other projects include Student Council,
Serve the City reach out,
end of term celebrations,
singing for the elderly,
and peer mediation.
Some are in collaboration with high school.

Middle School

Embedded in the curriculum:
grade 7 internet awareness;
grade 8 environmental focus; and grade 9
working with community organisations;
support for charities such as Enable France,
Make a Wish, and educational organizations
in Malawi and Kenya through the Run-a-Thon;
independent projects in Making a Difference class;
building prosthetic hands

High School

All High School students are involved
in Service Learning Projects.
At least 45 students are out each weekend engaged
in these projects, sometimes as many as 80.
Service Learning is a core component
of ISB’s academic and socio-emotional programme.
In addition to the integration into the curriculum,
students participate in
Creativity – Activity – Service (CAS).