Service Learning Pledge – 公益服務誓言

As a school community, we aim to “develop global citizens and leaders through academic excellence.”  The pledge below states how members of the CDNIS community practice being ‘global citizens’, and these statements are the result of inspiration from our CDNIS Mission Statement, the CDNIS Guiding Principles, the International Baccalaureate components of action and service, and key philosophies from service learning guru, Cathryn Berger Kaye.  During the development of this pledge, it became clear that the younger and newer members of our community look to the older members for guidance and inspiration.  As a result, this pledge is for anyone associated with the CDNIS community, including students, staff, parents and alumni.

I recognize that I am a part of many different communities, including that of my family, school, city and world. 我明白我是不同社區的一員,包括我的家庭、學校、城市和這個世界。
I understand that every human being has basic universal human rights, no matter what culture he or she is from. 我知曉無論大家來自那種文化,每個人都有與生俱來的人權。
I respect and appreciate diversity within all communities by taking the time to understand the views and feelings of others. 我尊重並欣賞各個社區的差異,我願意花時間去了解他人的見解和感受。
I recognize that the well-being of my communities is dependent on the health of our natural world. 我明白唯有保持自然環境的健康,才能確保社區的福祉。
I recognize that I have passions, skills and knowledge to offer my communities. 我願意為社區奉獻我的熱忱、技能和知識。
I consider the needs of my communities to make informed choices about how I plan to contribute. 我瞭解社區所需,並有計劃地貢獻所能。
I have the responsibility to use my strengths to take action within my communities in a way that benefits everyone involved. 我有責任盡力做有益於社區的事情。
I continually think about the impact of my actions to make positive changes to my personal behaviour and about the ways I contribute within my communities. 我總是會考慮到我的所作所為是否對我自己和整個社區產生正面的影響。
I am a positive role model who inspires and supports others to act. 我是他人的模範,我啓發別人並支持對方。
I commit to continually apply my passions, skills and knowledge to my communities no matter where I am in the world. 無論身在何處,我承諾將不斷地為社區奉獻出我的熱忱、技能和知識。

Developed by the Service Learning Working Group

Students: Leia Baig, Clare Leckie, Cecilia Li, Joanne Liu, Jessica Nip, Jun Pang, William Scarff

Staff: Ms. Smriti Safaya, Ms. Sarah Urquhart, Mr. Jon Field, Ms. Penny Pan (translation)