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Supporting your child’s Service as Action (SAA) project journey

Posted: March 8, 2024

As we enter the action phase of the Middle Years Programme (MYP) Service as Action (SAA) projects, we would like to share some insights into this crucial stage and how you can support your child’s success over the next eight weeks.

This phase is a significant opportunity for students to transform their innovative ideas into tangible actions, making a positive impact.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Time Management: Remind your child of the importance of allocating specific time each week to work on their SAA project. Consistent effort is key to making meaningful progress.
  • Communication: Encourage open discussions about their project at home. Ask about their goals, the challenges they’re facing, and the successes they’ve achieved.
  • Offer Guidance: While students should take the lead on their projects, your insights and experiences can be invaluable. Offer advice on organising tasks, meeting deadlines, and problem-solving.
  • Resources: Help them gather the materials or information needed for their project. This might involve a trip to the store, arranging meetings with community members, or navigating online resources.
  • Reflection: The SAA portfolio is a crucial component of their project, used for tracking progress and reflecting on their journey. Discuss what they’ve learned and how they’ve grown through this experience.
  • Stay Connected: If questions or uncertainties arise, remind your child to reach out to their DT SAA Mentor. Additionally, feel free to communicate with the school to understand how you can further support your child’s learning and development.

Your support and encouragement can make a significant difference in your child’s engagement and success with their Service as Action project.

Together, we can ensure they have a rewarding and impactful experience.

Thank you for your continued partnership in your child’s education.