Creativity, activity, service (CAS) is one of the three essential elements that every IB student must complete as part of the Diploma Programme (DP).
Studied throughout the Diploma Programme, CAS involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies.
It is not formally assessed. However, students reflect on their CAS experiences as part of the DP, and provide evidence of achieving the eight learning outcomes for CAS.
CAS stands for Creativity, Action and Service. Even though it is mandatory, CAS is a really nice aspect of IB. With CAS, the IB Student does not only focus on studying for your IB exams and completing your IA’s, you have a chance to go and help people, animals etc.
There are various CAS activities that you can complete, and they are:
- teaching music or school subjects to another person
- do something new you have never done before (music classes)
- start a debate or sports team
- go to a less fortunate country and help out
- do bowling, surfing, volleyball..
- try scuba diving
- join a tennis club
- learn to ski
- Tutor at a school
- join an NGO
- plant trees
These are of course just some of the many things you can do. CAS is very open, and you can do any activity you would like.
There are also various outcomes of CAS that you should complete, and these are:
- Develop new skills
- Undertake new challenges
- Work collaboratively with others
- Show perseverance and commitment
- Engage with issues of global importance
- Consider ethical implications
- Plan and initiate activities
After completing his CAS activities, you will need to write various reflections about them.
If you attend our MID-IB Summer Course in Hamelin-Laie International School you will complete the C.A.Ss programme by carrying out activities related to the programme´s objectives, with Red Cross.
At the end of the stay, you will have a dossier documenting all the activities carried out and the goals that you worked towards and achieved.
The dossier will contain a report and evidence of what you have done (certificates, photos, etc.)
PERIOD: July, full weeks
Option 1: July 2 – 9, 2017
Option 2: July 9 – 16, 2017
Option 3: July 16 – 23, 2017
Option 4: July 23 – 30, 2017
Minimum stay: 1 week (7 days for residents, 5 for non-residents)
Monitor-guide: Will accompany the students and residents while at the school and residence areas, and during activities and trips
Course directed at students who are taking the International Baccalaureate, who are motivated and interested in improving their performance, knowledge and/ or skills.
The course given entirely in English.
This course will allow the student to continue working on the following areas:
– Visual Arts
There will be an option to complete the C.A.Ss programme by carrying out activities related to the programme´s objectives. At the end of the stay, all students will have a dossier documenting all the activities carried out and the goals that they worked towards and achieved. The dossier will contain a report and evidence of what they have done (certificates, photos, etc.)
The course will also allow them the option to deepen their knowledge of the methodology of extended essay and theory of knowledge, along with coaching sessions on how to work efficiently in teams, and time management.
Students who wish to deepen their knowledge of the arquitect Antonio Gaudí will have the option to do so by taking his work as stimulus for the Visual Arts projects.
The course timetable is from 9 to 6:
– 4 hours of class in the morning
– 3 hours of CAS activities / Visual Arts / IB TOK, Extended Essay and Time Management in the afternoon
– Students have to choose an option for every time-slot, which they will continue throughout the week
Necesessary equipment: All equipment required for the course is included.
ACTIVITIES ON SCHOOL GROUNDS and its surrondings, Monday to Friday:
Monday: Football championship and Montgat beach
Tuesday: Basketball championship and Montgat beach
Wednesday: Ping-pong championship and Montgat beach
Thursday: Beach volleyball championship and Montgat beach
Friday: Theatre show (CAS Activity) and Montgat Beach
TRIPS DURING THE WEEKEND
The price of the course includes the bus transfer, route and guide. It does not included entrance to Port Aventura or other tourist places, for which we have given approximate prices. This price could change for reasons outside the control of our organisation.
Week 1: Tarragona, Costa Brava, Calella de Palafrugell, Tossa de Mar, Shopping
Week 2: Barcelona Cathedral, Gothic District, Jewish quarter, Girona city
Week 3: FCB Barça, Por Olímpic, Barcelona beach, Port Aventura
Week 4: Sagrada Familia, Parc Güell, Picasso Museum, Rambla, Boqueria Market, Portal de l’Àngel, Plaza Real
Students who wish to may stay in the school residence, Six Lemon World. The rooms are private, have their own private bathroom with a shower, desk and seat, weekly cleaning, bedsheets, towels, mini-fridge, safe and kettle. The residents should only bring their own clothes, soap, shampoo and other personal items.
Additionally, the activities and stay are complemented by cultural and sporting activities on the school grounds and surroundings on Monday and Thursday evenings, and cultural trips to tourist and recreational places of interest on weekends.