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Community Service

To inspire excellence, cultivate character, and empower engagement locally and globally is our collective vision at CDNIS. Community Service, better known at CDNIS as Local and Global Engagement, is our whole school approach to community engagement, education for sustainable development, service and experiential learning, which supports our students to reflect and act on human commonalities, multiple perspectives and shared guardianship of the planet.

Service Learning at CDNIS

At CDNIS we have a vision of inspiring excellence, cultivating character and empowering engagement locally and globally. We achieve this by embracing cross-cultural and global perspectives and fostering meaningful participation and service, which are all fundamental aspects of both the IB programme and life at CDNIS. Beyond the Action (PYP), Service as Action (MYP) and Creativity, Activity, Service (DP) programmes make up a core component of our curriculum. Students and teachers are encouraged to use a service-learning approach for curricula and extra-curricular activities to achieve this vision.

  • The Alliance
  • Animal Welfare
  • Bring Change to Mind
  • Cooking for a Cause
  • Crossroads Club
  • E-Club
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Interact
  • Love for our Elders
  • Mother's Choice
  • The Reading Tree
  • SAGE
  • Sunshine Action Club

Global Goals Programme 

The Global Goals Programme incorporates a network of over 15 student-led clubs who are each educating and engaging the community, while working towards achieving one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). Annually these clubs lead a multitude of education, advocacy, fundraising and donation campaigns.

The Global Goals Programme is overseen by the Global Goals Council. The GGC Council oversees the work of all GGC clubs and promotes education for sustainable development within the CDNIS community and beyond. The annual GGC Leadership Workshop is attended by approximately 80 Upper School student leaders. Highlights from past events include student-led workshops, collaborative planning sessions and guest appearances from: 

  • Sue Toomey and Catherine Dannaoui, Executive and Deputy Executive Directors at HandsOn Hong Kong 
  • Dr Michelle Lee from the 7 Habits for Highly Effective Teens workshops series 
  • James Bishop from Koru Consulting leading the world famous 2030 SDG Game