At One World International School, a key component of our International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP) is Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS). CAS provides opportunities for students to take on new challenges, cultivate new and existing skills and collaborate with their peers to serve the larger community.
Creativity encourages students to complete a project that demonstrates "outside the box" thinking or reflects students' unique personalities and interests. This component allows students to explore and extend their capacity for original thinking and expression. Cultivating creativity enables students to delve more deeply into their interests, develop new skills and build on existing skills.
The activity component empowers students to take on a new physical challenge, try a new sport or hone an existing athletic skill. This component of the IB DP is intended to encourage students to challenge themselves while cultivating self-discipline and establishing healthy habits related to physical well-being. This puts students on track to make physical fitness a lifelong pursuit.
Service is a crucial element of learning at OWIS. Students organise service projects and enjoy volunteering in the community. This strand of the IB DP programme enables students to partner with community stakeholders to provide practical solutions to pressing problems. Students also explore different ways to apply what they're learning in the real world while cultivating their creative thinking, collaboration and communication skills.
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Fundraising for a local charity
Tutoring younger children
Learning a new sport
Coaching a youth sports team
Composing a new piece of music
Creating a documentary on the community's history
Projects can encompass one or more strands. For example, organising a concert to raise money for a children's hospital would involve creativity and service. Service projects are usually done in the local community, and sometimes even internationally.
Not only is CAS an essential part of the Diploma Programme, but it also aligns with our vision and goals. At OWIS, we place considerable emphasis on service. Beginning during the primary school years, we teach students the importance of helping those in need and treating others with respect and compassion.
Long before our students are old enough to participate in CAS, they begin building an understanding of problems and issues impacting the local community and the world at large. They gain this awareness through:
Activities and assemblies that promote awareness
School-wide charitable efforts, such as fundraising for the Make-A-Wish Foundation
CAS complements our mission to support students' learning and personal growth while equipping them to make lasting contributions to the world around them.
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