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Creativity, Action, Service (CAS)

CAS is a fundamental part of the IB Diploma Programme for our High School students. The objective of CAS is to reinforce the importance of life outside the world of scholarship, providing a refreshing counterbalance to academic studies.

  • Creativity is interpreted broadly to include a wide range of arts activities and the creativity students demonstrate in designing and implementing service projects.
  • Action can include not only participation in individual and team sports but also taking part in expeditions and in local or international projects.
  • Service encompasses a host of community and social service activities. Some examples include helping children with special needs, visiting hospitals and working with refugees or homeless people.

Students are expected to be involved in CAS activities for the equivalent of at least 3 hours each week during the 2-year programme. A system of self-evaluation encourages students to reflect on the benefits of CAS participation to themselves and to others, and to evaluate the understanding and insights acquired.

The CAS coordinator works with the High School students to motivate and encourage their involvement in the selection of varied opportunities available.

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"The wide range of opportunities provided by ISB means that you are able to get involved with all manner of extra-curricular activities. It is a chance for you to take a break from your intense academic work and relax with such things as MUN, sports teams, and numerous CAS activities." 
Ella, Grade 12

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