Responsibilities of Students
Students are required to:
- Complete a CAS Proposal Form at the beginning of their CAS experience and set personal goals for what they hope to do.
- Participate satisfactorily in a minimum of six substantial activities (>15 hours each) and a leadership project (>30 hours). Activities and the project must demonstrate a balance across the three strands and include all the CAS Learning Outcomes. The project must address at least two of the three strands of CAS – Creativity, Action and Service. Students may undertake more than one leadership project.
- For each of the activities/project students need to:
– Gain approval for the activity from the Success Coach (complete Activity Summary)
– Engage a supervisor who monitors the project and completes the Supervisor Report
– Complete the activity/project satisfactorily
– Reflect on what they have learned and upload reflections and evidence to ManageBac
- Avoid small activities which might have to be combined to meet the requirement of >15 hours for a substantial activity.
Each separate activity, no matter how small, will require a Supervisor Report.
The CAS Coordinator:
- develops and maintaining policy statements and operational documentation in line with IB requirements and school policy
- provides leadership and support for Success Coaches including ManageBac functionality
- facilitates year level presentations for CAS
- facilitates the Certificate II in Active Volunteering Program
- facilitates CAS opportunities with external providers
- develops and publishes CAS timelines
- monitors student progress through collaboration with Success Coaches
- ensures that staff, parents and students are kept informed about CAS
- reports student achievement to the IB.
CAS Advisors (Success Coaches or external supervisors):
- support students in creating a balanced CAS Proposal
- approve CAS planning proposals
- approve suitable CAS activities
- develop student powers of reflection through group discussion and individual consultation
- regularly monitor student CAS progress, both activities and reflections
- identify and support at-risk students through contact with parents/caregivers where necessary
- complete CAS progress checklists and end of semester reporting
- sign off on CAS portfolios at their completion
- report ‘at risk’ students to the CAS coordinator
- provides support for Activity Supervisors
Staff Activity Supervisors:
- facilitate specific activities
- monitor activity attendance
- assist in reflection process and uploading of evidence
- complete Supervisor’s Report