Service Learning

Service learning at ISKR is about is about developing new skills and understanding through empowering communities.
Program Goals

  • To cultivate a sense of social responsibility and commitment to service within the ISKR student body
  • To provide transformative opportunities for ISKR students to learn about and partner with our local community, national community.
  • To be a part of the ISKR vision – to enable our students to become lifelong learners ready to make a difference within their respective communities.

Service Learning in the Elementary School and Middle School
In the Elementary School this coming academic year some grades will take part in a pilot service learning program incorporated into their International Primary Curriculum In the Middle School students in some grades will take part in a pilot service learning program incorporated into their International Middle Years Curriculum. All students will have the opportunity to take part in after-school Service Learning activities (such as Take Action Tuesday’s at Megs Foundation School). We anticipate that this program will grow in the coming years at ISKR and we would appreciate feedback and ideas from the community.

Service Learning in the High School
Program Requirements
Service Component

This part is up to the students and the ideas/projects they want to pursue. However, students must do the following:

  • The service project must be ongoing. At least one semester of service with the same organization completed at regular intervals (weekly, fortnightly, monthly)
  • Students must complete the five stages of service learning.

Learning Component

Students will complete a reflective project that includes 5 stages:

  1. Investigation and inventory – thinking about their skills, interests and skills they wish to develop. Then they need to investigate needs in their local or wider community that interest them. Finally come up with ideas of how they can use their skills to positively impact others in their communities.
  2. Planning and Preparation – Students must write a Service Project Proposal (submitted prior to or in the initial weeks of the service project) – including a reflection on the student’s prior knowledge of the organization, program, or issue addressed by the program, a description of the organization and purpose of the project, an explanation of his or her role in the project, and a reflection on why he or she chose the project and expects to gain from the experience.
  3. Action – carry out the planned project and at the same time keep a reflective journal throughout the course of the project.
  4. Reflection – A final reflection about the project answering the following questions:
    1. What have I learned?
    2. Did the project meet my expectations? Would I change anything?
    3. How has it changed me or made me think differently?
    4. What have I gained from this experience?
    5.  Demonstration and Communication – Students will have opportunities to share their experiences with the school and wider community.

Graduation requirements

Students in Grades 9 and 10 are required to take part in service learning and will be guided through stages 1, 2, 4 and 5 of the learning component, during school hours. Grades 11 and 12 are required to independently complete the five stages of service learning over at least one semester by using their own initiative and skills to find a service project.

Completion of service learning projects is an important part of the ISKR High School graduation requirements.

If you have any suggestions, ideas or want more information please contact the service learning coordinator at

While students will be free to identify organizations and potential projects independently, ISKR will be partnering with Kinamba Project (The Meg Foundation) and Little Angels School (Nyaratrama) to provide service learning opportunities.