How Service creates open-mindedness in the IB
Different from a Service portfolio at other schools, at HBIS Service is part of a student’s curriculum. It is more than simply taking part in activities to fulfill required hours.
In the Diploma Programme, Creativity, Activity & Service (CAS) is a large component of a students pass mark over their two final years. In PYP 6, Action is a part of their final exhibition project.
The International Baccalaureate Learner Profile teaches students to be open-minded. And as an international school, students are constantly being confronted with disparate cultures – whether it be among fellow students, or within the new and foreign community they find themselves in.
The curricula allows students to choose in which ways they feel they could best serve local communities. This immersion helps create a better awareness of their own position in society, and makes them more empathetic and caring towards those different from themselves – another IB Learner Profile trait.
By looking inward and finding their place locally, students are better able to look outward and find their role and influence within a broader, global community.