Community & Service
“The goal of educating the whole person and fostering a more compassionate citizenry comes alive in an immediate way when students reach beyond themselves and their books.”
The realization that we are part of a larger community is an essential aspect of education. One way to achieve this is for students to be involved in the larger community in some way through community and service, whether at the local, national, or global level. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) school with membership in the Round Square, our teachers and staff strive to broaden our students’ world views, both inside and outside of the classroom, to impart to each student that we all have a role to play in the maintenance and growth of our communities.
By the end of Grade 12, our grad Class of 2017 had performed 2063 hours of service!
In the educational process, it is natural that most endeavours are intended to benefit the student. However, it is also valuable for students to take part in Community and Service, in which they are the source of the effort, not the recipient. Glenlyon Norfolk School continuously challenges our students to use the skills and awareness of public issues they have gained in the classroom to help their communities and to then reflect upon their experience and consider how they can make a difference. To meet this challenge, all Middle and Senior School students are required to participate in community service at the local, national or global level. Completed hours are recorded by a designated service coordinator and appear on each student’s report card.