WHAT ARE YOUR INDIVIDUAL COMMITMENTS?

 

Each MYP student needs to accomplish a minimum of one individual Service & Action commitment per term
(one activity in term 1 & one in term 2).

WHAT IS EXPECTED FROM YOU?


1. Find
an activity and report it to your homeroom teacher (you need a supervisor). Prepare an action plan.

 

2. Describe your Service and Action activity.

 

3. Complete a reflection and have it signed by your supervisor.

 

4. Hand it in to your homeroom teacher.

 

5. Deadline: June 15th, 2020.

Requirements
  Grade level focus Individual S&A commitments Minimum learning outcomes
MYP 1 Service project

EITHER

A service activity which evidences commitment over a longer period

OR

Two short-term service activities

1- 2 per activity
MYP 2 Service project

EITHER

A service activity which evidences commitment over a longer period

OR

two short-term service activities

1- 2 per activity
MYP 3 Community project

EITHER

A service activity which evidences commitment over a longer period

OR

two short-term service activities

2- 3 per activity
How to get started?
  • Think about your interests and strengths when choosing activities.
  • Check the after-school activities offered by the school.
  • Keep an eye on the S&A notice board (next to the office) for information about new activities on offer, or to see what other students are doing.
  • Read your emails, as you will receive information about S&A activities via email.
  • Think global involvement – helping with global issues but also get involved locally.
  • Help people through humanitarian organisations such as Young Caritas, or the Red Cross and others.
  • Support the environment by supporting organisations such as the WWF and Sea Shepherd.
  • Raise money by all means, BUT ALSO RAISE AWARENESS!!!
Examples
Spread the news Translate the school newsletter into your mother tongue, to inform the community about DKIS events, both in and out of the classroom.Newspaper is published twice per month, and your translation needs to be published on the school’s web page in two days.

 

Teacher in charge: Mateja Kores

 
Afternoon programme, Kindergarten. The school runs an afternoon programme for PYP students. If you enjoy working with younger children, this may be for you. You need to contact AP od kindergarten teachers to find out about their needs and establish a timetable. For one commitment, you need to collect at least ten actions.

 

Teacher in charge: Maja Kastelic

 
Help out at school events Help out at the school’s annual events, such as the Social Event, Halloween night, The Dragons Festival, the World Day of Bees and International Day, Valeta – farewell to grade 8 students, The Final Event. You need to participate at least four times for one commitment.

Teacher in charge: Maja Majnik

Volunteer for regular fundraising opportunities like Help our schoolmates.Sign up or create your own event (Organizing a “DKIS Parents Night out” or movie night) or organise a speaker, musician or another interesting person to speak at the school.

 

Teacher in charge: Maja Majnik

A virtual tour of Ljubljana and DKIS for new students and parents Create a video of Ljubljana and DKIS and the surrounding area. Narrate it in different languages. Post it on the school’s website or YouTube channel for new families.
Assistant coach Initiate or assist with sports, dance for younger students. For one commitment, you need to do at least five meetings with students with supervision of a P. H. E. teacher.

Teacher in charge: Mateja Pompe

Gardening – be active in the school garden – almost every season there is work to do. For one commitment, you need to collect at least ten actions.

Teacher in charge: Maja Kastelic, Marjetka Brenčič

Work with the wider community This could mean volunteering with disabled children (Festival Igraj se z mano – Play with me) or the elderly (Playing music at home for old people or hospital), or even organising a neighbourhood clean-up, dance (European mobility week), or film screening, Cooking Competition Zlata Kuhalnica, First Lego League Competition. For one commitment, you need to collect at least ten actions.

Teacher in charge: Maja Majnik
Create something everybody will enjoy Making a group art project to decorate the community or school or build a needed item for the school garden.

Teacher in charge: Anja Podreka

Recycling our school takes care of the environment, be an active member of recycling team who takes care of paper bins weekly in classes or come up with own new innovative idea how to make school even more environment friendly. You need to be active at least two months for one commitment.

Teacher in charge: Saša Krapež

Instructor for younger students peer to peer teaching – take responsibility for their learning. For one commitement, you need to collect at least ten actions.

Teacher in charge: Subject teachers
Cooperate with Institutions: Red Cross, Unicef, Karitas, Animals/homeless shelter and others.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Service &Action Learning Outcomes and REFLECTION Suggestions
 Learning Outcome Questions/ prompts for your reflections

EthicsPrinciples, morals, right and wrong.

Consider the ethical implications of your actions.

I consider what is right and what is wrong.

How do your opinions and ideas differ from others (e.g. your peers, parents, teachers, the government?)

Why are your ideas different? How have you shown fairness and consideration for others?

Global value – Openness, appreciation of others, respect for diversity and differences.

Develop international mindedness through global engagement, multilingualism and intercultural understanding.

I am involved with a world issue respecting and/or experiencing different perspectives and cultures.

Why do you believe the activities that you are involved in are important globally?

How sure are you that you are actually providing a service – that people you are intending to serve have genuinely benefited from your actions?

Awareness – Find out what you are good at and what you need to work on.

Understanding your surroundings, people, actions.

I am more aware of my own strengths and areas for growth.

Identify a personal strength and give an example of how you used this personal strength during one of your activities.

How do you feel now that you are aware of your strength(s)?

How will you challenge yourself to develop this strength in the future?

Initiative – Don’t wait for others to act. Do it yourself. Make a Plan.

Self-motivation

Discuss, evaluate and plan activities initiated by yourself.

Can you give an example of where you have taken the initiative in activities and when you have taken responsibility for making things happen?

How did you plan your activities around other commitments at school and at home?

PerseveranceKeep going; don’t give up.

Persevere in action

I am able to commit myself for a longer period of time and take responsibility for my own learning.

Explain how you have shown perseverance and commitment in your activities.

What challenges did you face and how did you overcome them?

Challenges & New skills -Try something you would not normally choose to do.

Stretching out of your comfort zone.

I undertake challenges that develop new skills.

What difficulties did you face during your activities, and how did you overcome them?

How did you feel during and afterwards?

What new skills have you learned?

CollaborationTeamwork, connecting with others.

Working collaboratively with others.

I am aware of my role in a group and work well with different groups of people.

How well did you work/interact with others? Give examples.

What did you learn about yourself? What did you learn about others?

What is a good reflection?
Service and Action involve much more than just planning and carrying out the activity. By reflecting on your activities you will get to know your strengths and be able to recognise new skills learned. Students may vary the way in which they reflect on activities by choosing different media and methods (art, a narrative, blogs, photographs, etc.). Reflection should not only happen at the end of an activity – reflect regularly.

Here are some guiding questions to help you with your reflections:

  • What did I plan to do?
  • What did I do?
  • What were the learning outcomes?
  • How successful was I in achieving my goals? What difficulties did I encounter and how did I overcome them?
  • What have I learned about myself and others through this activity? What skills, attitudes and values have I developed?
  • Did anyone help me to think about my learning during this activity? If so, who helped and how did they help?
  • How did this activity benefit others?
  • What might I do differently next time to improve?
  • How can I apply what I have learned in other real life situations?
  • Did I receive any feedback during this activity? How has that helped me?

 

EXAMPLE 1

Learning Outcome Reflection entry
Challenges and New Skills In order to coach the young football players, first I needed to develop my own skills in particular areas of football and then I needed to know “how” to teach the young players. This was a challenge! I did not know “how” to go about teaching the skills in an easy way for young people and I felt I needed to ask the leader/supervisor to give me advice and ideas and then I went away and made a cunning plan! I used the plan, it was a challenge but the new skills of teaching that the supervisor helped me with were key!
Commitment & Perseverance I found it really hard at first to get my ideas across to the young players. They were very excited, kept talking and running off and I felt I had no control and they were not listening to me. My supervisor helped me with some suggestions of keeping activities short, practical and without too much explanation beforehand and things improved…I had to definitely persevere to achieve the final outcome! I feel so excellent about how I kept going even when it was really difficult and all the young players were everywhere! Over the season I feel that I continued to work on the way I interacted with the younger players and I feel that I have gained in both confidence and skill as a coach.

 

EXAMPLE 2

Learning Outcome Reflection entry
Challenges and New Skills In order to coach the young football players first I needed to develop my own skills in particular areas of football and then I needed to know “how” to teach the young players. This was a challenge! I did not know “how” to go about teaching the skills in an easy way for young people and I felt I needed to ask the leader/supervisor to give me advice and ideas and then I went away and made a cunning plan! I used the plan, it was a challenge but the new skills of teaching that the supervisor helped me with were key!
Commitment & Perseverance I found it really hard at first to get my ideas across to the young players. They were very excited, kept talking and running off and I felt I had no control and they were not listening to me. My supervisor helped me with some suggestions of keeping activities short, practical and without too much explanation beforehand and things improved…I had to definitely persevere to achieve the final outcome! I feel so excellent about how I kept going even when it was really difficult and all the young players were everywhere! Over the season, I feel that I continued to work on the way I interacted with the younger players and I feel that I have gained in both confidence and skill as a coach.