The Director of International Programs facilitates the participation of students in a wide variety of volunteer service projects, student exchanges and conferences in countries around the world. In the past year alone, over seventy of our students took advantage of these opportunities abroad.
Many, but not all, of these initiatives are offered under the auspices of Round Square
. Round Square is a world-wide association of more than 80 schools on five continents sharing unique and ambitious goals. Students attending Round Square schools make a strong commitment, beyond academic excellence, to personal development and responsibility. This is achieved by participating in community service, work projects, exchange programmes and adventuring, which can, and often does, take students half way around the world.
LCS is proud to have been the first Canadian member of Round Square.
In keeping with the educational philosophy of its founder, Round Square holds at its core six IDEALS, which stand for: Internationalism, Democracy, Environment, Adventure, Leadership and Service. Every year, the annual Round Square Conference brings together delegates from member schools for a week-long series of guest speakers, excursions, adventure and cultural activities, and discussion groups. The annual Conference (along with Pre- or Post-Conference excursions) provides a wonderful opportunity for LCS students to get to know and work with other young people from around the world.
In addition to attending past international conferences in Germany, Kenya, Australia, Scotland, the U.S. and India, student delegates from Lakefield also regularly attend the Round Square Americas Regional Conferences - hosted annually by one of the Round Square member schools in North or South America. Participation in Round Square conferences and service projects truly helps to instil an international perspective in our student body.
Please contact Gerry Bird
, Director of International Programs.