Stamford American’s vision is to inspire students to create their unique future and as such students embrace this aspiration through the many and varied community service activities locally and regionally each year. Our approach is one which involves student-driven initiatives, reflection, and connecting meaningful service to students' personal development within the International Baccalaureate curriculum.
At Stamford, all students are required to take part in age-appropriate, grade level service activities alongside optional co-curricular activities. During the service learning cycle, students will investigate, plan, act and reflect; all of which are critical in developing leaders, thinkers and communicators who can empathise and understand the people and environments around them
In 2016, Secondary students at Stamford American worked to develop lesson plans and materials for the Cambodia Hope School. Stamford American’s community built this school in partnership with World Assistance for Cambodia in Kampong Chhnang, Boribo Province of Cambodia, giving children in a rural, poor area an opportunity for a better education and a brighter life. Materials donated included a school supply pack for each student, sports equipment and English as a Second Language (ESL) resources to assist in training local teachers to integrate English into daily lessons.
In 2017, together with our PTA, students took part in the Giving Tree at Christmas time fullfilling wishes of children and families from the following charities:
Singapore Cancer Society
Make a Wish Foundation
Ronald McDonald House
In 2018, students in Grade 6 to 10, were involved in activities being developed to support the United Nation’s 17 sustainable development goals, a common discussion area in the taught curriculum. Students are encouraged to initiate their own activities and take full ownership of the process. This challenges them, but also builds upon their own personal interests and skills.