The CAS requirement is a fundamental part of the programme and takes seriously the importance of life outside the world of scholarship, providing a refreshing counterbalance to academic studies.
CAS aims to develop students who are:
Willing to accept new challenges and new roles
Aware of themselves as members of communities with responsibilities towards each other and the environment
Active participants in sustained, collaborative projects
Balanced – they enjoy and find significance in a range of activities involving intellectual, physical, creative and emotional experiences
Creativity is interpreted broadly to include a wide range of activities that involve creative thinking. Creativity provides students with the opportunity to explore their own sense of original thinking and expression
Action is focused on getting involved in physical exertion that contributes to a healthy lifestyle. The aim of Action is to promote healthy lifelong habits which leads to physical well-being
Service requires students to understand their capacity to make a meaningful contribution to their community and society. Through Service, students develop and apply personal and social skills in real-life situations involving decision-making, problem solving, initiative, responsibility, and accountability for their actions
Reflective thinkers – they understand their own strengths and limitations, identify goals and devise strategies for personal growth
Each school appoints a CAS supervisor who is responsible for assisting students in implementing and developing their personal CAS programmes. A good CAS programme should be both challenging and enjoyable, a personal journey of self-discovery. Students are expected to be involved in CAS activities each week during the two years of the Diploma programme and are encouraged to reflect on their CAS activities on a regular basis.
Candor Clothes Collection Drive – 9th to 21st March 2021
Students of IBDP-1 Candor International school in collaboration with a non-profit organisation (Imagine Clothes Bank Bangalore) organised a pre-loved clothes collection drive. This activity was planned and executed by our students which included designing communications campaigns for clothes collection drive, sorting and storage of collected material and eventually donating it at the Clothes Bank. Through this campaign, the students were able to collect 900 garments (210 kgs) which served 500+ needy people and also impacted the carbon footprint by approx 750 kgs of CO2. This campaign also created awareness among the students about the importance of sustainability and circular economy through reuse of pre-loved items.
CAS - Bake sale - on 7th and 8th April 2021
The Bake Sale event was planned primarily as a fundraising event where the students cooked and baked delectable sweets and desserts at home, organized food stalls at the school and sold the same to all the school students. Through this bake sale, an amount of approximately INR 40000 was raised, which was subsequently used by the students to finance the Labour Day celebrations. Through this event, students showcased their culinary, project management and business skills.
Farming - March to May 2021
As part of the farming initiatives IBDP-1 students planned and participated in a program which involved learning farming techniques. The students had practical farming experience at the school where they prepared a small patch of land for growing vegetables like brinjal, tomatoes, coriander, bell pepper and more. The small field was cleared, ploughed, lines of furrows were dug up to sow seeds and the field was regularly watered and maintained with manure creating a vegetable garden. The produce was used by our school kitchen. The IB Chemistry students learnt on the job and also taught younger school students through live demo sessions on topics like decomposition, organic farming and water filtration. The students learnt about sustainable farming, the effect of global warming on farming, and were exposed to basic practical farming steps.
Giving Back Event for our Support Staff Team - (Labour Day Celebration) - 7th May
IBDP Students planned and hosted an event for our support staff team members as a thank you gesture for all their service and support which forms the backbone of efficient operations. The main aim was to have fun with the support staff team and included different sports competition and cultural events followed by lunch served by the students for the support staff. The funds for the event were raised entirely by the students. The cultural activities included singing and dancing performances by the team and everybody enjoyed the day off getting recognised for all their hard work which they keep performing throughout the year. Multiple members of the support staff team were also awarded with gifts and awards. Students learnt about teamwork, stewardship, respect and understood the importance of all the business functions at an organisation.
Pre - loved Donation Drive - 19th to 29th September
After the success of the last year’s Clothes Collection Drive in collaboration with the non-profit organisation (Imagine Clothes Bank), the IBDP CAS students planned a bigger Collection Drive this year where they added new categories for donation and collection drive for Pre-loved Toys, Bags and other necessities along with the Pre-loved clothes . The Imagine Clothes Bank team visited the school and gave a presentation on their work to the students and also gave specific requirements based on the demand by their beneficiaries for pre-loved Sarees, bags and toys to be collected as the timing of the drive was near the festive season. The students accepted the bigger challenge and planned and executed the Campaign with a lot of educational and promotional communication, live sessions in different classes explaining the purpose, cause and how a donation can not only help a needy person but also its impact on the environment. A total of 1000 pre-loved items were collected saving 1016 Kg of CO2, 160 thousand litres of water and 72 kgs of insecticides.
Pottery Initiative - 27th September - 2022
IBDP Students learnt the art of pottery with the help of our Arts faculty and decided to make pots, small useful containers and earthen lamps which can be put into practical use in their homes and part of it donated to the needy.The students first got exposed to the basic steps by watching online tutorials on how to make pottery, but really making the pot was something they always wanted to accomplish. They got the opportunity to work with the Arts faculty for this initiative. Pottery demands a great deal of patience, precision, and dedication. Pottery necessitates the use of one’s hands with patience and the formation of a shape by turning the pot and shaping one’s hands in the shape of a circle. The Art Faculty taught several techniques for simplifying the procedure and ability to mass produce some items.All students learnt a new skill which also had a practical purpose and this learning can be expanded in their other fields of work as well.
FundRaising Event for a Cause (Domestic Violence) - 2022
A team of IBDP students planned and executed a fundraising and awareness event on the topic of Domestic Violence against Women. They decided to organize an event that will include performing arts items which the students will perform to increase awareness on Domestic Violence against women and also a food festival to raise funds for the cause to be donated to a NGO. Students were grouped in two teams – one which will perform during the event and another which will manage the food stalls (Bring food and sell). This event raised money for NGO’s that fight for and help with Violence Against Women (Women Empowerment). The event was a massive success which involved detailed planning,timely execution and teamwork. The students designed posters to create awareness for everyone, organise who is cooking what, manage the coupons/money, etc. A whole array of dishes were prepared for the food stalls (for example – Brownies, Samosas, Cookies, Popcorn, etc.
Teaching Support staff - ongoing event
The Boarding students of IBDP participated in an initiative to teach English to support staff who were interested in learning. These are students with different levels of learning demands like some of the team members wanted to learn English from scratch while some wanted to learn spoken English and sentences. Students formed categories and created courseware that tried to cater to each of the different learning needs by dividing the team members into groups and in some cases one on one attention was required. The IBDP students also created reference and exercise books, unit plans, worksheets and enough study material. This is an ongoing CAS experience going on teaching around 20 number of support staff team members. The students learnt about converting their knowledge into teaching material and lesson plans.