Creativity, Activity, Service
The CAS program which is an essential part of the IB program provides the student with the opportunity to learn and develop by taking part in new, challenging and enjoyable experiences. The belief at the heart of the CAS program is that education does not begin or end in the classroom or exam hall and the most essential elements of education may exist outside of both.
ISK provides many opportunities for CAS and students will be fully supported by our advisors and the CAS Co ordinator. Students are also encouraged to take part in activities outside of school and activities they initiate themselves in order to help them to create a program that is a personal challenge and most relevant to them.
To successfully complete CAS, students need to maintain a balance of Creativity, Activity and Service activities over the two years. Students should be involved in at least one project involving teamwork that integrates two or more of creativity, service and activities. These three aspects of CAS may be completed as several separate activities, as larger projects that combine all of the components, or a mixture of the two.
This aspect of CAS covers a wide range of arts and other creative activities outside of the normal curriculum. Students are encouraged to be as imaginative as possible with your choice of activities. This could involve doing dance, theatre, music or art, but could also cover creative activities such as devising marketing or advertising campaigns for Young Enterprise. There are also many opportunities to combine the Creative and Service components, such as the creative design of a community project that students plan to carry out.
Activity involves participation in sport or other activities requiring physical exertion — such as expeditions, and camping trips, or digging trenches to lay water pipes for a Service project. Yoga and dance can also be considered activity. Students are particularly encouraged to take part in group and team activities, but an individual commitment is also acceptable.
This includes participation in a range of community and school service activities. Interaction and cooperation are the basis for a successful Service project. This means that Service activities should not only involve doing things for others but also doing things with others and developing a real commitment.