Student Life

Creativity, Activity and Service Program

Creativity, Activity, Service – A model for success

Imagine a school where teachers are a presence, but students lead the way.

The Co-Curricular Program at SJK is very robust and is modelled after the CAS Programme in the IB Diploma Programme. There are opportunities in the areas of Creativity, Activity, Service, Special Interests, and Leadership for all students in Grades 7 to 12. Students can stay involved through student-driven co-curricular activities. Activities for students include those that are service and experiential-based and those that promote innovation, creativity, and healthy living.
Creative activities provide students with the opportunity to explore their sense of original thinking and expression. The forms of expression are limitless; including visual and performing arts, digital design, music, writing, film, culinary arts, crafts, and composition. Students are encouraged to engage in creative endeavours that move them beyond the familiar, broadening their scope from conventional to unconventional thinking.
Athletic activities involve developing lifelong healthy habits related to physical well-being. Pursuits may include individual and team sports, aerobic exercise, dance, outdoor recreation, fitness training and other forms of physical exertion that purposefully contributes to a healthy lifestyle. Students are encouraged to participate at an appropriate level and on a regular basis to provide a genuine challenge and benefit.

Service and leadership opportunities allow students to understand their capacity to make a meaningful contribution to their community and society. Students will learn as they identify and address authentic community needs, and the community benefits through mutual collaboration. Students in Grades 7 to 12 have the opportunity to make social change through active citizenship and volunteerism in local, national and international communities.

Examples of CAS Activities

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  • Canoe and Fishing Club

  • Food and Clothing Drives

  • Ice Hockey Club

  • Lower School Volunteer Opportunities

  • Photography Club

  • SJK Aquiline (School Paper)

  • SJK News (Filmmaking)

  • Student Council

  • Terry Fox Run

  • Women in STEM Club

CAS and the IB Diploma Programme

CAS (Creativity, Activity, and Service) is one of the three essential elements that every student must complete as part of the IB Diploma Core Programme (IB DP) in Grades 11 and 12. CAS involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies. It provides opportunities for self-determination and collaboration with others, fostering a sense of accomplishment and enjoyment from their work. IB DP Students are required to undertake a CAS Project, which challenges them to show leadership, initiative, demonstrate perseverance, and develop skills such as collaboration, problem-solving and decision-making.

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