The CAS project is a collaborative, well-considered series of sequential CAS experiences, engaging students in one or more of the CAS strands of creativity, activity, and service.
CAS students must be involved in at least one CAS project during their CAS program.
Through this level of engagement students may discover the benefits of teamwork and of achievements realized through an exchange of ideas and abilities.
A Cas Project:
Challenges students to show initiative, demonstrate perseverance, and develop skills such as those of cooperation, problem-solving and decision-making.
Involves collaboration between a group of students or with members of the wider community.
Offers students the opportunity to be responsible for, or to initiate, a part of or the entire CAS project. CAS projects should last a minimum of one month.
CAS Project Examples
• Creativity: A student group plans, designs and creates a mural.
• Activity: Students organize and participate in a sports team including training sessions and matches against other teams.
• Service: Students set up and conduct tutoring for people in need.
• Creativity and activity: Students choreograph a routine for their marching band.
• Service and activity: Students plan and participate in the planting and maintenance of a garden with members of the local community.
• Service and creativity: Students identify that children at a local school need backpacks and subsequently design and make the backpacks out of recycled materials.
• Creativity, activity, and service: Students rehearse and perform a dance production for a community retirement home.
All CAS projects are designed with a defined purpose and goals. Students identify one or more learning outcomes to further guide their role and responsibilities in the CAS project.
Students reflect on their CAS project experience throughout the project duration. Student reflections with others are informative and help students gain insights into their goals as well as their own personal growth.