Amid so many changes and challenges throughout the world, our school community strives to be exemplary in promoting students’ understanding of their role in building a better world through service toward others.
This year’s Service Day exemplified the power of unity, creativity, and our school community’s collective action—even at a distance. On August 22, more than one-hundred-seventy people joined our YouTube Live session, a round table, and workshops on Zoom to share their knowledge and talents. Students, teachers, parents, and alumni engaged in group discussions about service, social justice, and social-emotional development.
In one of the workshops, Elementary students wrote letters to the elderly and local health professionals. Our Portuguese teachers volunteered their time to help explain to students and guests different ways to address those to whom they were writing and how to format their letters.
Three educational institutions with whom our School collaborates, the Instituto São Judas Tadeu, ADCAM, and Monte Moriá, took part in two workshops, “Social-emotional Needs of Students Post Pandemic” and “The Use of Technological Tools for Teaching.”
The school community generously donated clothes and toys to help those who need them.
“This expressive participation of all, in a spirit of unity, learning, and collaboration, permeated our morning with a true spirit of service, using our experiences and skills to serve the common good. We wholeheartedly thank you for making this unforgettable Day of Service a success.” —Moral Education and Global Citizenship Department
“You must become distinguished for loving humanity, for unity and accord, for love and justice. In brief, you must become distinguished in all the virtues of the human world—for faithfulness and sincerity, for justice and fidelity, for firmness and steadfastness, for philanthropic deeds and service to the human world, for love toward every human being, for unity and accord with all people, for removing prejudices and promoting international peace.” —‘Abdu’l-Bahá