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ISH Service Expo: Active locally, Thinking Globally

One of our guiding statements at ISH refers to creating a learning environment in which students respect and embrace an ever-growing, interconnected global society and to recognize the value of service to others. As such, we believe internationally-minded individuals listen to other voices, strive to see the world through others’ eyes, look beyond their own horizons, respect themselves, their community and environment on a local and global level and take action to make the world a better place.

Finn, Jay and Lukas at Junior School raised funds for the Winternotprogramm, Hamburg
Love Library at the Service Expo 2018-19

Many projects, activities and service programmes, old and new, are active at ISH starting beginning with Junior School where students involve themselves in service to the community. Junior School Council organizes fundraising activities where proceeds go towards a Hospice. Grade 5 students hold Bake sales and raise money for good causes like winter shelters for the homeless. Junior School Choir holds free concerts at homes for the elderly. Clearly, it is never too early for young citizens of the world to take action on behalf of others.

To help our community become better aware of the many service projects in the Secondary School, the Service Expo is held twice a year in the Aula. Clubs and activities are showcased and students can sign up and be a part of them. This year 20 clubs participated, all of them part of IB CAS or MYP Service Programmes. Student turnout was larger than ever, many already knowing what they wanted to be a part of and others willing to try out new experiences. 

Kids4Kids at the Service Expo 2018-19
Tanzania Project Students at the ISH Service Expo

Each one of these activities and services encourage and promote individual reflection on interests, achievements and the personal challenges students would like to set themselves. Students keep an up to date portfolio that documents their planning, evidence and reflections. ISH is grateful to all the dedicated teachers, staff and other members of the community who assist, guide and supervise the students on their journey to learning to think globally and act locally.

UNDP Stand at the ISH Service Expo
Afterschool Kids Club ​at the Service Expo 2018-19   ​


Clubs and Projects

Kids4Kids Sri Lanka Project
The Girl Effect Library Love
Greenish Tanzania Project
WISH Team Afterschool Kids Club
Model United Nations Events Committee
Yearbook Team Student Council
Youth Climate Summit Homework Club
Khayalethu Orphanage in South Africa UNICEF
Props, Costumes and Set Design team Hair and Makeup Team
School Band Tech Crew