CAS/Pre-CAS

CAS, Creativity, Action and Service, is one of 3 essential elements in every student’s Diploma Programme. CAS enables students to enhance their personal and interpersonal learning through experiential learning while counterbalancing their academic programme. Every student will have different goals and will approach the CAS activities differently.

Read moreCAS students have helped several local organizations in various projects, namely: 
Angeli del Bello                                                              
 
Projects run by ISF in aid of:
Masuku Tree of Life (Malawi)
Tanzania Project
Habitat for Humanity

CAS ACTIVITY CALENDAR 2013/14

September
 
October
  • 13 Corri la Vita
  • 19 Angeli Del Bello
  • Junior School After School Activities
  • MS Halloween Decorations
  • 31 MS Halloween Dance
November
10 CARITAS Mensa
  • 28 Thanksgiving Tree for Sant’Egidio
  • Junior School After School Activities
  • Mini Angelo per Un Giorno
  • Toy/Book/clothing collection AILOEnglish lessons Vittorio Veneto
 
December
  • Junior School After School Activities
  • 5 Festival of Song JS
  • 6 Festival of Song US
  • 8 AILO Bazaar
  • Winterfest JS
  • 15 Angelo per Un Giorno
  • Warming Tree for St. James
  • English lessons Vittorio Veneto
 
 
January
  • Junior School After School Activities 
  • MUN The Hague
 
February
  • Junior School After School Activities
 
March
  • Junior School After School Activities
  • 23 Fine Arts Festival JS
  • 28 IB Vernissage US
 
April
  • Junior School After School Activities
  • ISF spring Fundraiser
 
May
  • Junior School After School Activities
  • 17 International Food Festival
 
June
  • Junior School After School Activities
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • FLOMUN
July
 
August




International School of Florence 2013/2014
9th and 10th Pre-CAS
 
 
Purpose
 
The purpose of the 9th and 10th grade Pre-CAS is to encourage and enable you to learn by doing hands-on tasks that have real consequences for the community, and then reflecting on these experiences over time. Pre-CAS serves as training for the more challenging CAS requirement that you will need to complete in 11th and 12th grades.
 
As you carry out Pre-CAS work, you should not simply be thinking of it as “accumulating hours” or “scoring points”. You should find your activities interesting, worthwhile, and beneficial to yourself and the community.
 
You are NOT fulfilling the purpose of Pre-CAS if you are:                      
 
            Playing a passive role while doing your activity.
            Accepting money for the activity that you do.
            Helping a member of your family.
            Doing an activity without a leader or responsible adult to evaluate you.
 
Requirements
 
You need to complete a minimum of 35 hours of service in 9th grade, and a minimum of 35 hours of service in 10th grade. All service ideas must be discussed with Mrs. Vieillard prior to beginning the activity. All authorized service must be logged in your journal and signed by a leader or responsible adult with the number of hours. Your journal must be turned in to Mrs. Vieillard at the end of each trimester.
 If you do not turn in your journal, you have not fulfilled the 35 hour requirement.
 
Pre-CAS gives the opportunity to break down some of the barriers between us and our host community, and, above all, the chance to serve others less fortunate than ourselves. You may wish to volunteer your services in a home for the elderly, or for disabled children, fundraising for Corri La Vita, participate to Angelo per un Giorno or join a group of students in cleaning up the city with Angeli del Bello. You can be actively involved with international service organizations such as UNICEF, WWF, Amnesty International, Green Peace, etc. There are many options for you to do your part in the community.
You may also create your own Pre-CAS project, so long as it has been approved by Mrs. Vieillard, and can be evaluated.
 
 
 
 
Information
 
Please check regularly the notice board in reception and sign up for an activity in which you are sure to participate.
 
Events to come:
 
Bimbibici: start of October
Corri la Vita: mid-October                                                         
Angelo per un Giorno: mid December
 
 
Nathalie Vieillard
Pre-CAS Coordinator
 
 
CREATIVITY 5 hours
Examples: 
Ø Student council (planning)
Ø Knitting
Ø Choir
Ø Art
Ø Newspaper
Ø Yearbook
Ø Music (learning an instrument)
Ø Drama
Ø Green team
Ø MUN
 
ACTION      5 hours
Examples:
Ø Sports team
Ø ASIL League teams
Ø Assisting with extra-curricular activities
Ø Bimbi bici
Ø Cleaning school grounds
 
SERVICE 15-20 hours
Examples:
Ø Yearbook (photos and interviews)
Ø Student Council
Ø Corri la Vita
Ø Library assistant
Ø Angeli del bello
Ø Angeli per un giorno
Ø PTA events
Ø Peer tutoring
Ø Bimbi Bici
Ø Dog shelter

 

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