“Small minds select narrow roads; expand your mental vision and take to the broad road of helpfulness, compassion and service.” - Sri Sathya Sai Baba
Sathya Sai Baba’s five principles of Human Values: Love, Peace, Right-conduct, Truth, and Nonviolence uphold the importance of selfless service to all. From the very inception of students’ lives in Kindergarten itself, students participate in various community services. Our school partnership with organizations supports the learning experiences of the students and vice versa. Many active community services and outreach programs promote the ability of the children to value the natural world and their contribution as citizens of the world. Hence, in their daily lives, students are given several opportunities to “Love all, Serve all”.
Each month of our school year is rich with active community programs. Our students participate in the Terry Fox Run, promoting the importance of cancer research and awareness.
During the winter months our students get actively busy with collecting non-perishable food items for the food bank. Another activity is the Mitten Drive to provide warm clothes for the needy in the community.
During Christmas time and Valentines’ Day, our students visit seniors in their lodges. They reach out to the elderly and share their love and compassion through their singing and hand-made gifts.
A unique program that distinguishes our school is the Children Helping Children (CHC) which is observed in the months of April and May. Here, children do chores at home and contribute their money to programs for needy children around the world. One such program is Ryan’s Well Foundation (founded by Ryan Hreljac, the Canadian child humanitarian) to build wells in Africa.
Protecting and caring for our nature is also one of the frames of our education principles and this is exemplified through our participation in Earth Day. Thus, involving children in community service aims to raise today’s children as compassionate, empathetic and proactive leaders of tomorrow, who will use their education to serve society.