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Community Service

Community service holds significant importance for both staff and students at St. Stephen's. It is embedded within the curriculum and extra-curricular activities.  The school is committed to ensuring the regular execution of sustainable community service activities, fostering active student involvement, and maintaining strong ties with local, national, and international communities.

Each House has adopted a charity that it is developing a long term relationship with, so that the impact of its support of time can be seen and the students can learn from the ongoing experience.  This also brings students from the primary and secondary sections of the school to work together on a common community project.

Dragon House has adopted the Downs Syndrome Charity, which supports people with Downs Syndrome and their families around the world.  Every year Dragon organises the Odd Socks Event to help raise money for its charity.  In 2024 Dragon also held a sponsored swim at the Lam Ta Khong Reservoir where staff were sponsored for a 2 km wild swim.

Erawan House has adopted the Home for Handicapped Animals Foundation, a Thai charity based in Nonthaburi that provides sanctuary and rehoming for stray pets.

Garuda House has adopted CUREUsher which supports people with the genetic Ushers Syndrome.  This causes combined hearing and sight loss and affects around 400,000 people globally.

In addition the school has some longstanding community links with the local School for the Blind.  The Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 students usually visit the school every December as part of their residential trip and take part in some communal activities with the students from the Blind School.

The whole of secondary takes part in a community action day that usually has an environmental focus. In recent years we have partnered with the Muaklek Arboretum to support them with conservation efforts on their site.

Boarding students also have their own school shop, which they run themselves. It is very popular with visiting students to the Howling Gibbon Outdoor Education Centre or the English Camps that take place on the school site.  Profits are used for the benefit of the school community or to support special charity projects