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CAS Programme Culmination

Friday, 3 March, 2017

In order to celebrate our students’ individual CAS experiences, each student will be required to present an overview of what has been learned from his / her involvement in the various chosen CAS experiences, with particular reference to the Seven Learning Outcomes of CAS and the IB Learner Profile.

Both positive and not-so-positive experiences will be be included as these contribute to the rich fabric of who we are and all provide opportunities for growth.

Students have been asked to nominate a day and time over the coming few weeks at which they will present to the CAS Coordinator, as well as other students and staff. Parents are also invited to attend their son’s / daughter’s presentation.

In addition, on Friday 31 March from 08:00 -09:20 in the cafeteria, a PTA Coffee Morning will be devoted to hearing a selection of these CAS presentations. All BBIS parents are most welcome to attend.

If you believe in something, you must not just think or talk or write, but must act. (Petersen 2003)

From the IB CAS Guide

"CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) is at the heart of the Diploma Programme. With its holistic approach, CAS is designed to strengthen and extend students’ personal and interpersonal learning from the PYP and MYP.

CAS is organized around the three strands of creativity, activity and service defined as follows.

Creativity—exploring and extending ideas leading to an original or interpretive product or performance

Activity—physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle

Service—collaborative and reciprocal engagement with the community in response to an authentic need

As a shining beacon of our values, CAS enables students to demonstrate attributes of the IB learner profile in real and practical ways, to grow as unique individuals and to recognize their role in relation to others. Students develop skills, attitudes and dispositions through a variety of individual and group experiences that provide students with opportunities to explore their interests and express their passions, personalities and perspectives. CAS complements a challenging academic programme in a holistic way, providing opportunities for self-determination, collaboration, accomplishment and enjoyment.

The emphasis in CAS is on helping students to develop their own identities, in accordance with the ethical principles embodied in the IB mission statement and the IB learner profile. Possibly, more than any other component in the Diploma Programme, CAS contributes to the IB’s mission to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect."