Creativity, Action, and Service

//Creativity, Action, and Service
“If you believe in something, you must not just think or talk or write, but you must act …”
Alec Peterson
Alec Peterson
first Director of International Baccalaureate Organization (2003)

Creativity, activity, service (CAS) is at the core of the Diploma Programme. It is one of the three essential elements at the core of every student’s Diploma Programme. It involves students in a range of experiences alongside their academic studies throughout the Diploma Programme and can enable students to demonstrate attributes of the IB Learner Profile in real and practical ways. The three strands of CAS, which are often interwoven with particular experiences, are characterized as follows:

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exploring and extending ideas leading to an original or interpretive product or performance


physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle


collaborative and reciprocal engagement with the community in response to an authentic need.