Tuesday / May 21 / 2019

Primary School Art Exhibition


UAE National Day Assembly


Secondary School Talent Show


Secondary School Swimming Gala


Community & Service

The Community & Service (C & S) program is designed around the following model, in which the student is central, and is able to positively influence his/her school, local, and global communities. At DIA, students will be given the opportunity to impact at least one level of community through activities and assessment tasks across all subject areas. Students will also be given opportunities to get involved in the three levels of community through the Community Project in Year 9.


Action (learning by doing and experiencing) and Service have always been shared values of the IB community. Students take action when they apply what they are learning in the classroom and beyond. IB learners strive to be caring members of the community who demonstrate a commitment to service—making a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment. Service as action is an integral part of the programme, especially in the MYP Community Project. The aim of C&S is to empower students to participate in service within the community, thus preparing them for further education, the workplace and a lifetime of learning.

Change to the Community and Service programme (2014-2015 introduction)

There have been two major changes to the structure and management of the C&S programme with effect from the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year.

Thefirst is the removal of compulsory C&S hours for students in various year levels. Instead, students will complete subject specific C&S tasks in certain subject areas in every year level.

The second change is the implementation of the Community Project in Year 9. The community project encourages students to explore their right and responsibility to implement service as action in the community. Students will complete the community project individually or in groups of no more than 3 students. The aim of the project is also to introduce the Year 9 group to the structure and format of the Personal Project which they will complete in Year 11. Year 9 students will be given a handbook which outlines the project in more detail, and they will be given opportunities to work in their groups during allocated homeroom lessons. Students are encouraged to take initiative and work on the project out of school as well.

Not completing your Community and Service tasks and project

Completing your Community and Service tasks and the Community Project* successfully is an IB requirement for receiving your MYP certificate at the end of Year 11. Subject teachers as well as the Year 9 homeroom teachers will be reporting to the C&S Coordinator about students’ involvement and completion of tasks.

* This will only not affect the students who completed Year 9 prior to the 2014-2015 academic year.

Message from Co-ordinator


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