From Anguilla to St. Maarten for the Biggest Volunteer Initiative in the Dutch Kingdom

By anguillian May 3, 2016 10:10



SXM trip 1On March 11th 2016, under the organization of SXM Doet, the Grades 2 and 4 students of Omololu International School embarked on an international adventure to volunteer at the Red Cross Belvedere Seniors’ Home on the Dutch side of Saint Maarten.

After finishing up units on environmental awareness in Grade 2 and expression using multiple intelligences in Grade 4, the students and teachers decided to take action. A large part of the International Baccalaureate Programme, which is used at Omololu, focuses on taking learning beyond the classroom walls and into everyday lives. Despite studying different topics, both grades decided to come together in the action process to help beautify the living arrangements of the seniors at the Belvedere Seniors’ Home.
Students took charge in the initial planning stages by communicating with the Red Cross members and creating decorations using recycled materials. On site, students used their different strengths to work with the Red Cross in removing old paint layers, repainting, gardening, sweeping, and decorating the seniors’ home.

From start to finish, Omololu students showed commitment by persevering throughout the strenuous work, cooperation by teaming up with each other and the Red Cross, creativity by constructing artwork and embellishments, and enthusiasm all around. As SXM Doet says, “together we achieve more!”

Omololu International School embraces, holistic, and experiential approaches to learning about our world, equipping students with meaningful understanding and skill sets to lead successful lives and to make a positive contribution to society. Registration for the 2016-17 School Year is now open. For more information kindly see us at, follow us on Facebook, or contact us at 1 (264) 497-5430.

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By anguillian May 3, 2016 10:10


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