CAS Philosophy “[…] if you believe in something, you must not just think or talk or write, but must act” (Peterson (2003).
CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) is one of the three core requirements of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program as it aims at fostering the development of well-rounded individuals both from an academic as well as a personal standpoint. Participating in the school’s CAS program encourages students to be involved in artistic pursuits, sports and community service work, thus enhancing students’ awareness and appreciation of life outside the academic arena.
In our school C (creativity), A (action), S (service) is partially integrated in the school schedule and students are then expected to integrate with out-of-school activities to reach approximately 150 total hours over the two years, with a balance between the three components. Students are given the opportunity of participating in activities proposed by the school but are strongly encouraged to plan and design their own program. The CAS coordinator is available to discuss students’ CAS programs on a regular basis, to check progression in the activities and help students reflect on the learning outcomes they are achieving.
During the first year, the school proposes activities mainly linked to the school community and the local district, whereas, over the second year, students are encouraged to participate in more internationally oriented projects. Each student is expected to evaluate their activities as a preparation for the final self-evaluation at the end of year two. Students are responsible for recording and reflect upon their CAS activities under the guidance of the CAS Coordinator.
OUR C.A.S. ACTIVITIES
We are pleased to present the CAS activities of the Vittoria International School. The video is the work of students in the IB programme.
The video demonstrates some of the broad range of creative projects our students initiated, the services they provided, the volunteer work they organize as well as the many sports they enjoy.
The video is not only a documentary of the students activities but is, in and of itself a creative work which our students, filmed and edited as a part of their CAS activities.