Service Learning at HKIS
All HKIS students have ongoing opportunities to be engaged in service.
HKIS's fifth Student Learning Result is "Contributing to Society" and we offer many opportunities for students to "give back" outside of the classroom. Required activity programs such as PEAK and Interim as well as optional co-curricular clubs and activities are part of our students' diverse service learning experience.
We have many long-standing relationships with charities and organizations assisting the lives of others. For many years our Upper Primary, Middle School and High School have proudly supported the St. Baldrick's Foundation.
Through sponsored reading, Lower Primary students raise funds for the Heifer Read-to-Feed project that donates animals, such as water buffalo, goats and cows, to developing countries.
All Upper Primary students support Operation Santa Claus, a local organization whose work benefits a range of charities in Hong Kong. Fifth Grade students support the literacy projects of Kids4Kids, by writing and illustrating their own books.
As a component of their religion classes, Grades 7 and 8 students complete a compassion project, which involves each student organizing and engaging in service to others: projects are self-selected and have included environmental initiatives and care for the elderly. The Matrix Service Club in Middle School also runs Saturday school sessions for refugees in Hong Kong.
High School students may take Humanities in Action classes, which integrate service and academic learning. There has also been a deliberate shift to provide more service options for Interim trips.