Service Learning News

Out with the old and in with the new?

The new year is the time many of us make a new start. If you are having a clear out at home, and would like to know where you can donate things that you no longer need, then please contact The Springboard Foundation, who are always happy to receive good quality items for sale or donation.

When donating, please remember the golden rules:
Provide an itemised list
No damaged or broken goods
No open food or medicines (or near to expiry date)
Keep in mind ‘Would I be happy to receive this donation’
For more information, please go to:

Please note, we are unable to accept items at BSM, unless we have announced a targeted donations drive.

Service Learning Week: 14-16 January, 2019
On their return to school, students reflected on their experiences of Service Learning Week, completing their Service Learning Journey. They have had an opportunity to consider the impact they made, how they contributed, what they learned about themselves, and if they would do anything differently next time.

Year 7 students created individual reflection posters, a selection of which are now up on the Year 7 Board in the El Nido Building. Each Year 8 and 9 Tutor Group created a short movie looking at how Service Learning Week affected them and the communities they worked with, and Year 10 students did an online personal reflection journey. The words here are how Year 10 summarised Service Learning Week in just one word.

International Evening – Friday 15 February, 2019
We are now just 3 weeks away from (arguably) the best community event at BSM! Thank you to everyone who has offered to help out with food stalls, performances and the Parade of Nations we really appreciate all of your support. We are delighted to announce we have confirmed food stalls from the following countries:

We still have room for more, so if you are keen to showcase the food from your home country, or your adopted nation,  then please do get in touch. And if you are happy to help on any of these stalls, let us know and we will put you in touch with the lead organisers. Thank you in advance.

Parade of Nations
Our Parade Committee are busy preparing the best Parade of Nations yet! Please dress up in national dress / fancy dress / chosen colours – anything that you feel represents your
chosen country. There are prizes for the best outfits, and every participant (from students, parents and yayas, to friends and relatives) will receive a house point towards the overall competition! The only rule is that anyone who joins the Parade needs to be dressed up.

You can sign up on the board at Ground Level of the Main Building (next to the Covered Court). Or, you can sign up using this Google Form: Parade of Nations 2019 – Sign Up. Please do a separate form for everyone who would like to dress up and join in. And please note the deadline of Friday 8 February.

An event like International Evening takes a huge amount of effort from a lot of people. In addition to those helping out with food, the parade and performances, we would really appreciate if anyone is able to go the extra mile, with any of the following:

  • Raffle Prizes (any ideas welcome!)
  • Parade of Nations (helping us to cover the cost of costumes, prizes etc)
  • Marching Band (25k to cover travel and food costs). These street musicians open the Parade for us. They are led by Boyet Sabas, who provides them with instruments and trains them himself.
  • And other costs of the event, such as hiring a sound system, stage, tables, tents etc etc etc!
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