CAS within the IB Diploma

CAS takes education beyond the classroom and gives students the chance to devise their own Creativity, Activity and Service projects. In doing so, students challenge themselves whilst helping others. CAS is a fundamental element at the core of the IB Diploma. Emphasis is placed on the experiential learning and students should be involved in a balanced challenging range of activities. The IB defines CAS as:

  • Creativity: exploring and extending ideas leading to an original or interpretive product or performance.
  • Activity: physical exertion contributing to healthy lifestyle.
  • Service: collaborative and reciprocal engagement with the community in response to an authentic need.

Students need to take part in activities in each of these three strands. Students can choose from the range of activities offered in school and supplement them with other projects outside of School. They are to reflect on their interests and the personal challenges they would like to set themselves. Students are advised to start participating in their projects as soon as possible.

CAS Activities at the International School of Hamburg

Here are just a few of the activities that have been undertaken in the past. Students are welcome to initiate their own idea for a project with approval.

  • Creativity:

    • Arranging an event / performance

    • Photography/Art

    • Drama / Musical Productions

    • CAS Cooking

    • Year Book

    • Band or Orchestra Member

    • Music Lessons

    • MUN (Model United Nations)

    • Tech Crew

    • Film Club

  • Activity

    • NECIS Sports Teams

    • Intramural Sports Practices

    • Assisting with a sports Team

    • Dance classes

  • Service

    • Student Board

    • Kids Helping Kids

    • The Ghana Project

    • Prom Committee

    • The Sri Lanka project

    • Assistance in the Junior School

    • Library Assistance

    • Student Refugee Committee