“The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing, would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.”
Community Service is an essential element in St George’s College North‘s education. The programme seeks to combine high intellectual standards with human values in an integral preparation for life.
The school aim is to stimulate students’ awareness on social matters through Community Service and CAS (Creativity, Action and Service) programmes.
Learning through Community Service means undergoing experiences intended to encourage personal and social development, based on the idea that education always entails a social responsibility. From this outlook, students are encouraged to exchange social and educational experiences with others in a way of opening their minds in a non-judgemental manner.
The programme includes students of all ages, from Kindergarten to Secondary and is co-ordinated by a team with one teacher of each section.
Through the programme, students are expected to:
- Develop their human potential through the creativity, action and service activities.
- Face new challenges that may help them improve skills.
- Work in an independent and responsible manner, aware of the ethical consequences of their actions.
- Work in co-operation with others, showing initiative and respect towards other people’s talents and opinions.
- Acquire knowledge and commitment on topics of global importance under the IB community motto: “Our Community: a shared reality”.
- Think globally, act locally, cooperating with their communities as part of a social and educational exchange based on respect.
Among our most important Community Service projects we can mention:
- “Back to School” campaign: stationary items collection.
- "A hug for solidarity” campaign: clothes and shoes collection.
- “A toy for a smile” campaign: collection of toys and Children’s Day party.
- “Christmas for all” campaign: making boxes, cards, decoration items and presents for families in need.
- “Un techo para mi país”: fund raising and construction of houses for homeless people.
- “Mediapila país” project: single mothers make t-shirts and sweaters to sell and earn a living.
- Co-operation with the of state schools system “Patios Abiertos”: meals, visits, field work and playing with the students.
- Audela workshops: “Manos que cantan”, blind painters, invite us to “lift barriers”.
- Co-operation with the Neonatology Hospital: visits, field work, new ideas to help in specific matters according to needs.
- Contribution to schools with dining rooms for families in need.
- Community service in homes for old people and children.
- Solidarity trips within the country.
- Support in reading, writing and maths in neighbouring schools and parishes.
- Weekly workshops to collaborate with different institutions: music, drama, art, crafts and first aid.
- Production and performance of a play to co-operate with some of the previously mentioned organisations.
- Monthly collections for families in need who depend on the local parish.