CAS (Creativity, Action and Service) Is about the education of the whole person!
"There are so many other opportunities in life, other than academic study, to grow in knowledge of life, self and others!"
"A process of doing and reflecting on the doing!"
"CAS should build self-esteem, self-confidence, autonomy and self-reliance"
"the most meaningful CAS experience comes from spending time with others to build relationships and develop the self-worth of both server and served"
CAS is about the education of the whole person. There are so many opportunities in life, other than academic study, to grow in knowledge of life, self and others. It is a process of doing and reflecting on the doing. CAS should build self-esteem, self-confidence, autonomy and self-reliance. The most meaningful CAS experience comes from spending time with others to build relationships and develop the self-worth of both server and served.
The student has to fill in four different papers and give in to the CAS-coordinator. These papers are CAS-proposal, activity leaders judgement, self-evaluation and experience log. The student also has to write a diary, in which they reflect on what they are doing in CAS during the two IB-schoolyears. They should leave the diary three times during IB2 and twice during IB3 to the CAS-coordinator.
Character and structure
CAS consist of three parts; Creativity, Action and Service. The student should at least do 150 hours in CAS during the two IB-years (IB2 and IB3), which means approximately three hours per week. It is important to have a good balance between the three parts. You cannot have 150 hours in one part. It is good if you have more the one activity in each part.
Creativity could involve dancing, theatre, music or art for example. Students can work in groups or individually.
Action can include participation in expeditions, individual or team sports, and physical activities. It also includes physical activity in carrying out creative and service projects.
Service involves interaction, such as the building of links between individuals or groups in the community. These activities should not only involve doing things for others but also doing things with others and developing a real commitment with them. In service students work as volunteers.