CAS (Creativity, Action, Service)

 


CAS is a fundamental and mandatory part of the diploma curriculum. The CAS requirement takes seriously the importance of life outside the world of academics, providing a refreshing counter - balance to the academic self-absorption some may feel within a demanding schools program.

The IBO seeks to educate the whole person, making students responsible, compassionate citizens. The CAS requirement allows pupils to share their talents, interests and energy with others. Via CAS activities, students develop a greater awareness of themselves, concern and empathy for others, and the ability to collaborate with other people.

  Creativity is interpreted broadly. It includes a wide range of arts activities but can also be defined as the creativity students show 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, such as helping children with special needs, visiting hospitals, and orphanages, and working with refugees or homeless people.

Students are required to participate in both community service activities and projects set or approved by the school over the course of IB1 and IB2. Activities include projects inside the school (such as Student Council activities and events, physical education instruction, the Green Project, involvement in sports teams and special projects) and outside the school (which include visits to Fransız Fakirhanesi home for the elderly, Union Han centre for refugees, and LOSEV centre for children with leukemia, as well as organized educational trips, Model European Parliament and Model United Nations).

* Please note that much of the information explained above pertaining to TOK is taken from the online curriculum centre found at ibo.org