Service Learning and Action

Service Learning at Hugh Boyd

The International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program promotes student involvement in the community through service. Students learn the importance of action and its impact on local, national, and global communities in the classroom, and will expand their experience of community through personal service. In doing so, students are encouraged to be caring, concerned, responsible citizens of their local community and the world at large. We encourage students to consider their own interests to determine what type of service best suits them as they complete their service hours in the local environment, and consider what they can do to contribute to the global community. Service as action can occur in the classroom and/or in school or local settings. 

Beyond MYP, service is also part of being a well rounded citizen, and part of their graduation expectations.

Please click on the the link below for more information regarding Service Learning & Action:

Service Learning and Action Information Site

Why Service Learning and Action?

  • The power of one.  Each one of us can help to make the world a better place.
  • Personal responsibility.  Each one of us has a responsibility to the local and global community.
  • Caring. Through service to the community, we can help build more caring human beings.
  • Exposure to new fields and skills.  Through community service, students can learn about future career possibilities and learn new skills, such as working as a team, being a leader, organizing one’s time, and setting goals.
  • Connect learning in the classroom to meaningful action to make changes outside the classroom. 

Community & Service is not… 

  • Family chores
  • Anything you get paid for
  • Attendance or participation at meetings, clubs or teams 

Students are provided opportunities to be involved in service at the school level, and are encouraged to listen to school announcements for service opportunities.  Students are also able to participate in service outside of the school. Students are required to complete a total of 10 hours in each year of the programme, for a total of 30 hours.   

To Record MYP Service Learning Hours…

Students are responsible for tracking their hours and submitting their hours online through MS TEAMS. To do so, students can log onto MS TEAMS (MS TEAMS login website)  onto their grade specific MYP Team. 

Once filled and completed, students can submit via MS TEAMS by May 19, 2023. If you have problems or questions, you can email it (link is external) or give a paper copy to Mrs. Korber in 212.  

Opportunities provided at Boyd Include: 

  • Scorekeeping and refereeing sports games - see Mr. Onukwulu
  • Interact Club - see Mr. Aura 
  • Student Council - see Mr. Mamonluk 
  • Vita Mental Health Club - see Ms. Tong 
  • Unity Club - see Ms. Scott 
  • Library Monitors - see Ms. Moor or Ms. Leung 
  • And many more! 

Outside the school: 

  • Elementary schools 
  • West Richmond Community Centre 
  • See Bulletin Board outside the Library Learning Commons for updated opportunities 

Work Experience Hours are also an important part of the graduation program. All students need to accumulate 30 hours of work experience (these can be paid or volunteer hours) after the end ot their Grade 10 year. These hours can be accumulated any way the student wishes, but they are part of the Career Education Program that all students must take (this program includes the Career Life Education 10 class that students took in Grade 10 - where they would have been told about the need to get these work experience hours) as well as the new Career Life Connections & Capstone 12 course that students need to complete in their Grade 12 year. It is critical that students keep track of and submit a form demonstrating a minimum of 30 hours of work experience (paid or volunteer) between the summer of their Grade 10 year and June of their Grade 12 year.