Through community service, students learn to be more responsible, compassionate and develop a sense of stewardship for the world and others around them. Although they are young, they can contribute to their community and by doing so they see that they can make a difference in the world. Community service is incorporated into all levels of the Montessori Program at Montessori Bali. In the Primary Years, students work with local organizations to protect the environment, help those less fortunate and to make the world a better place.
Community service can also be used to benefit and strengthen ties within our local school community. I am working with small groups of Upper Primary students to give back in different ways to their school and fellow students. Upper Primary students have been grouped into one of five groups which is then responsible for specific tasks. The five groups are Sports Equipment, Recycling and Compost, Technology, Animal Care and Grounds Upkeep. Below are descriptions of each of these groups and some of their responsibilities.