CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) is one of the three elements of the IBDP Program Core along with TOK and EE. Through CAS students are required to take part in a wide range of artistic, sporting, physical, and service-learning experiences that enrich their school life and help them make connections with the academic curriculum and the community. The aims of CAS are to challenge students to explore opportunities for self-determination, collaboration, accomplishment, and enjoyment.
CAS consists of three strands:
Through undertaking their CAS experiences and projects students are required to meet the following seven Learning Outcomes:
In order to successfully execute their ideas students use the IPARD, a 5-stage scaffolding framework that allows them to systematically and gradually plan and carry out their experiences.
For Mental Health Awareness Week, our school counselor, Tom Bell, writes about mental health at home between parents and students. It is vital that parents and students communicate with each other about how they are doing mentally. Here are some ways to accomplish this conversation.
OYIS Athletics provides extracurricular sports opportunities for all G1-G11 OYIS students, including Soccer/Futsal, Basketball, Volleyball, Cross-Country, and Badminton. Along with many other international schools around Japan and the Kansai region, OYIS is a proud member of the WJAA (Western Japan Athletics Association).