Service learning is a form of experiential education where learning occurs through a cycle of action and reflection as students seek to achieve real objectives for the community and deeper understanding and skills for themselves.”
Community service has been a part of educational systems for years. But what takes service learning to the next level is that it combines serving the community with the rich academic frontloading, assessment, and reflection typically seen in project-based learning.
Through our Verita Foundation, we wish to give our students many opportunities to experience hands on service learning projects that will have an impact in our community but they will also have a deep impact on our children’s minds and hearts as we research, engage and then reflect upon the challenges other people and children face thus learning about empathy, compassion, gratitude and civic responsibility.
Year 9 Art exhibition & Silent Auction
Year 9 organised a Silent Auction where all works have been sold. Students managed to raise 3020 lei in total. The money went to the Verita Foundation, which bought and sent supplies to the NGO Asociatia Mamprenoare which delivered them directly to Ukrainian moms and children.
Year 11 Bake Sale
The Year 11 students organised a small bake. The purpose of this event was to raise money for the refugees from Ukraine. It’s their response to the SEE lesson on Compassion for others.
Verita 5K (Ukraine Edition)
We had over 50 attendees for the first Verita 5k organised by the Service Leadership Club. The members of the Service Leadership Club have done a phenomenal job organising the route and guiding the participants throughout the 5k. They’ve organised this event to bring the community together to get some healthy activities happening! They finally used the donation money from the last 5K to get organised and shop for important items for the Ukraine victims.
Verita 5k Second Edition
The second edition of Verita 5K was meant to bring the community together again to get some healthy activities happening and to raise money for the student council to spend on more activities for the students!
Bake Sale and Toy Sale
The children in Year 1A, 1B, 1C & 4B worked so hard to raise money through their bake sales and toy sales. The items on display were colourful and very tasty. These sales brought joy to the whole community and to the recipients the chance to have proper meals, clothes, hygiene products and even a washing machine this Christmas. Supporting such important projects bring joy to families in need as well as teaches our children how connected we are with others and the impact we can have in the world.
Middle School Student Council Anti–Bullying Week
During the anti–bullying week, our middle school students have engaged in various activities such as wearing blue, writing on the kindness tree, and organising the anti–bullying fundraiser. As kindness is one of our school’s core ethos, it is critical we involved our students in this process of learning and raising awareness.