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IB Middle Years Programme: Grades 7 - 11

Service as Action

Contributing to a community through service as action is an important step to becoming a responsible local and global citizen. This is why students in the IBMYP are required to complete a minimum number of service hours annually. 

Hours must be completed outside of the school timetable.

MYP YEAR Minimum Number of Required Hours Level Specific Guidelines
1 10 May be done at school or
within the community
2 10 May be done at school or
within the community
3 5 May be done at school or
within the community
4 20

Must be done outside of school

(Unless the student has organized
a school community initiative)

5 10

Must be done outside of school

(Unless the student has organized
a school community initiative)

 

The Community & Service Coordinator works with students to help them find opportunities to complete their service. They also distribute the Community & Service booklet that each student is required to have in order to document their service hours and to be able to reflect on the impact of their work and what they have learned by completing it.

 

Benefits of Participating Within Communities

  • Students gain work experience that can be listed on a curriculum vitae.
  • Students develop communication and social skills.
  • Students become more empathetic towards the realities of others.
  • Students gain the opportunity to consider possible career paths.
  • Students develop leadership skills.
  • Students gain a sense of pride from seeing the benefits of helping others.

 

Examples of Ways Community Service Hours Are Completed by Beurling Students

After school scorekeeping for interscholastic sporting events Bagging at local grocery stores Beurling Academy
Curriculum Night guide
Beurling Academy
Open House volunteer
Helping at local elementary school daycares Helping at a various local events organized by community partners
Liam Black Memorial Ball Hockey Tournament volunteer
(Alumni event)
Peer-tutoring program tutor Riverview Elementary School Spaghetti Suppers volunteer
Run for the Cure participant Saint Willibroad’s Parish Christmas food basket delivery volunteer Volunteering at the
Point St. Charles YMCA
Volunteering at the
Welcome Hall Mission
Working at the after school canteen (The Hungry Bobcat) 30 Hour Famine Participant