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Creativity Activity Service (CAS)
Our school strives to teach students to maintain balance in their personal development. Undoubtedly, the academic demands of the coursework in Grades 11 and 12 compel students to bury their heads in their textbooks at times. However, the importance of life outside the classroom should not be ignored — nor the rich opportunities it offers for learning. To this end, students in the IB Diploma Programme are required to participate in areas of Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS), which enables them to enhance their personal and interpersonal skills through experiential learning.
CAS balances the academic rigor of the IB Diploma Programme with creative, active and service activities of students’ own choice. When choosing CAS activites students need to adhere to specified requirements.
The three elements of CAS:
This includes active involvement in dance, music, theatre or art and includes creative thinking in the design and carrying out of service projects. The aim of this strand is to provide students with the opportunity to explore their own sense of original thinking and expression.
All types of physical exertion contributing purposefully to a healthy lifestyle fit in this category. This strand may include expeditions, individual and team sports, as well as individual fitness programs. The aim of this strand is to promote lifelong healthy habits related to physical well-being.
Service activities create opportunities for students to develop and apply personal and social skills in real life situations involving decision-making, problem solving and initiative. The aim of this strand of CAS is for students to understand their capacity to make a meaningful contribution to their community and society.