Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)
Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) – a core component for the IB Diploma Programme, is considered the bridge between academics and the real world, where students engage in numerous experiences of their choice. Students at TNS Beaconhouse stay involved in an array of activities for the 18 months in their Diploma to ensure the development of the seven learning outcomes. CAS is primarily about undertaking new initiatives and reflecting upon them to develop international mindedness & enable lifelong learning, in line with the IB Mission, ATL Skills & IB Learner Profile Attributes.
Creativity: Involves exploring and extending ideas leading to an original or interpretive product or performance.
Such as Photography, Journalism, Drama, Art, Cookery, Musical instrument, Debating, Mentoring, Dance, Creative writing, film making
Activity: Involves engaging in experiences that lead to physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle.
Such as Football, Basketball, Tennis, Athletics, Cricket, Martial arts, Circuit training, Aerobics, yoga, collaborative work.
Service: Involves collaborative and reciprocal engagement with the community (Humans, Animals or the Environment) in response to an authentic need. Service can be direct, indirect, advocacy or research based.
Such as Reading to the blind, Organizing a musical concert where proceeds go to charity, Recycling, Planting trees, Creating awareness aimed at positive change about issues of global significance at a local level through marches, publications or research.
CAS LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Identify own strengths and develop areas for growth.
- Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process.
- Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience.
- Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences.
- Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively.
- Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance
- Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions.
The co-curricular programme encompasses the activities, societies, events and trips which the school offers alongside the academic curriculum. Many of these are student led, enabling opportunities to explore their talents and realize their potential, along with promoting student agency.
CAS & Service Action
Duke of Edinburgh International Award
TNS House Charities
TNS Rise up & Write – Student Led Advocacy Magazine
Biscuit Digest – Student Led Magazine
Boundless TNS– Student Led Newspaper
TNS Orange & Blue Weekly -Student led weekly newspaper
Film making Club
Drama and Choir
Culinary Arts Club