Service Learning is one of our core pillars of learning. At SJI International, we strive to provide opportunities for every student. Grades 7 to 12 engage in community meaningfully to deepen their understanding of local issues, connect to global issues, and develop skills that will equip them to be positive contributors to societies in the future.
Student action arises out of curricular learning and co-curricular community engagement.
Student choice and voice are valued at each grade level. Systems in place are designed to support student-initiated action. A student-led service-learning council is actively involved in the decision-making and mentoring of individuals and interest groups throughout the school year. This council also maintains a Service Learning Google Site that celebrates student initiative and achievement.
Service learning is underpinned by a rigorous pedagogical framework, guiding the students to undertake systematic research and preparation. It culminates in reciprocal action, benefitting the needs of all partners. This approach to service learning is bound by the process of continuous reflection, which provides growth and development opportunities for every student.
We have a wide range of community partnerships that we work with, both in Singapore and beyond, so that students can learn from experts in the field, exchange ideas, and co-design action plans. We aim for reciprocity as we learn with our partners and recognise the value of diverse perspectives and approaches. Environmental stewardship and sustainability are also priorities in our service-learning programme.