Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS)

Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS) is at the heart of the Diploma Programme. The idea of CAS is that students should learn by doing and by finding themselves in new situations, a concept known as experiential learning.

The three parts of CAS, which are often interwoven with particular activities, are characterized as follows:

  • Creativity: arts, music and other experiences that involve creative thinking and planning.
  • Activity: physical exertion, contributing to a healthy lifestyle and which provides a balance with the rigorous academic programme.
  • Service: a voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student, by, for example, helping someone with a particular need or within the larger local community.

Throughout the two years of the DP programme, students are required to venture into several activities that involve Creativity, Activity and Service. ISSR provides a number of activities to cover all three strands of CAS and students can also choose from outside school experiences.

In all CAS activities students must ensure that the rights, dignity and autonomy of all those involved are respected.