Beyond The Classroom: Service Learning  At DIA

Through community participation and understanding more about challenges being faced locally & globally, DIA students strive to be proactive compassionate global citizens.

Building a Bridge
Between School,
Home, & Community

Committed to fostering effective teaching and learning through a collaborative culture among all stakeholders.

Celebrating Diversity in a Safe Space

Prioritising the safety and well-being of every student by cultivating a global mindset rooted in inclusivity and open-minded communication.

Empowering a Personalised Learning Journey

Acknowledging the uniqueness of each learner by providing support through diverse resources to create an inclusive environment where every child can thrive at their own pace.

21st Century Education

Service learning is an educational approach that combines learning objectives with community service. It enables students to apply their academic skills in real-world contexts while addressing authentic community needs through analysis, problem-solving and, collaboration.

Action in the PYP

The PYP promotes a student-led and meaningful approach to taking action. Learners should feel like they have made a difference to the world after taking action, whether it be big or small. Action in the PYP is separated into:

  • Participation
  • Advocacy
  • Social Justice
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Lifestyle Choices

Service & Action in the MYP

MYP 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 which can be referred here.

Creativity, Activity Service in the DP

One of the three core elements all DP students must complete. The three strands of CAS are:

  • Creativity – arts, and other experiences that involve creative thinking.
  • Activity – physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle, complementing academic work elsewhere in the DP.
  • Creativity – arts, and other experiences that involve creative Service – an unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student. The rights, dignity and autonomy of all those involved are respected.thinking.

In order to demonstrate these concepts, students are required to undertake a CAS project which can be viewed here.

Essential Aspects of Service Learning

  • DIA partners with local and global organisations, providing students with opportunities for meaningful community engagement.
  • Students research, reflect, plan, and act to address authentic issues, showcasing their skills through meaningful advocacy.
  • Contextual and practical learning experiences.
  • Creating an environment that links the curriculum to authentic action.
  • CAS projects aim to infuse service learning while cultivating creative problem-solvers who take purposeful action for positive impact.
  • A service learning continuum has been developed by the school from K - 12.

Koomail Aziz

Class of 2020, Bsc Biomedical
Sciences, Brunel University

Vaibhav Bhatia

Class of 2020, Canadian Flight

Hana El Attar

Class of 2022, Bachelor
of Psychology - The British
University in Egypt

Words from the DIA Family

“DIA boosted my confidence and honed my public speaking skills, allowing me to address diverse audiences. Grateful for the many abilities nurtured at DIA.”

Words from the DIA Family

"DIA helped me develop the necessary skills required for the real world setting a strong foundation for my future."

Words from the DIA Family

“DIA paved the way for my academic success in university as it helped me stand out in comparison to my peers. It has also helped build my character, like making me more open-minded, which helped me make new friends and step out of my comfort zone by joining various extracurricular activities.”

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About Us

Founded in 2003, DIA is an IB School focused on the holistic development of students through a comprehensive curriculum and partnership between school, home, and community.


DIA is committed to ensuring a fair, equitable, and transparent process for admissions, access, and transition into the school.

Life @ DIA

Offering a broad range of learning opportunities through experiential learning & extra-curricular activities beyond the classroom.