Service Learning

‘Making a difference’

We are rightly proud of our service programme. Service begins in Nursery where our youngest children, supported by their parents and teachers, make a difference to the lives of others and it continues through to Y13 where service becomes a hands-on student led experience. As a community we have identified key groups with specific needs. These groups we partner, and through our students’ actions and contributions, aim to make a sustainable difference. Our programme is designed to empower and motivate your children to use their individual talents and passions to make a positive difference through physically engaging in service. We actively encourage our students to lead these projects and for them to engage others in service that improves our environment and communities. Through these experiences your children will grow as individuals and experience the rewards of making a positive contribution to those with greater needs. We aim for your child to develop empathy, respect and a passion for service through real life experience. We hope their positive contributions will instil a desire that will ensure they continue this type of work beyond school.

2014 Service Learning Financial Highlights

For an overview of our expenditures on community service projects in 2014, please click this link.


Typhoon Yolanda Fund Update

A year after Typhoon Yolanda lashed the central islands of the Philippines, we reflected on the fundraising that we organised at BSM and the impact that we have been able to make with that money. 

Senior School Community Service Week 2014

All students in Years 7 to 10 spent three days this week working very hard with their service partners. 

CAS Week 2014

On May 12-16 2014, Year 12 travelled to Tagaytay to undertake a week of community service work as a part of their IB Diploma. For the third year running, we worked in partnership with the Empowering Brilliant Minds Foundation.

School Students Play Part in Philippines Typhoon Recovery

It is now three months since the devastating "super typhoon" Haiyan tore across a swathe of the Philippines, claiming over 6,000 lives and leaving more people homeless than after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

BSM Response to Typhoon Yolanda

There has been a real outpouring of support and generosity for the victims of Typhoon Yolanda from the BSM community – students, staff, parents, friends – over the past few days. Find out more about BSM's relief efforts by clicking read more.

BSM Supports Kirby's Cancer Treatment

Kirby Avenilla is a 2 year old boy from Pangasinan, a rural area four hours from Manila. His parents struggle to make a living to support him and his twin brother by selling snacks from their home.

Year 10 Students, Families and Teachers Get Building With Gawad Kalinga

The partnership between year 10 and Gawad Kalinga (GK) Taguig City, a well-respected NGO that provides housing, education and livelihood support, had a fun and sweaty start on Saturday 7th September

Food Drive for Flood Victims

There was a great response from the BSM community to the food drive immediately following the tropical storm in late August which produced widespread flooding across Manila and forced the school to close.

CAS Week 2013

The whole of year 12 descended on Tagaytay last week for a residential trip that focussed on the CAS (creativity, action, service) components of the IB course.

Tuloy Foundation and Rugby
by: Jake Batuhan

—The best CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) projects involve taking something you love, and using it to give back to the community. Find out how Jake was able to use the sport of Rugby to shape the lives of others.

Table Tennis Achievers Summer Clinic
by: Kenji Siy 

Kenji Siy reports on indigent but promising Table Tennis players. Find out how Kenji was able to share his talents in Table Tennis with the less fortunate. 

SOS Children's Village Rock Band
by: Jane Lee

In July 2009, I formed a rock band outside of school to alleviate academic stress through music and live performances. Like any other idea that began for the self, I eventually had the idea of sharing the talents and passion of the people I worked with to others who do not have a chance to be exposed to the same opportunities that we are.