BEING AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE CHARITY CLUB WILL FULFIL THE SERVICE AND CREATIVITY COMPONENTS OF CAS, qualifying as a CAS Project. FULFILMENT OF THE ACTION COMPONENT IS ALSO POSSIBLE, DEPENDING ON THE JOB THAT YOU ARE DOING. THE CHARITY CLUB IS A GREAT AND FUN WAY TO EARN YOUR CAS HOURS!
CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) is an element in the IB Diploma Programme designed to add another dimension to student learning. Regular classes provide learning through study, CAS provides learning through experience. Regular classes have set syllabi, CAS requires students to develop their own set of goals and activities within the formal framework stipulated by the IB.
A student must be active in CAS for a continuous period of 18 months, starting in mid-August of the first year of a student’s Diploma Programme.
A student’s completed CAS programme must include
A total of 150 hours of activities spread evenly in the three categories Creativity – Action - Service
A CAS Project that combines at least two of the categories, lasts for a significant period of time and is cooperative in nature
- excerpt from The CAS Handbook, 2013