CAS Week

CAS Week 2019 is Monday 30th September to Friday 4th October.

Please note: in Hong Kong Tuesday 1st October is a public holiday, so local activities will be four days.

Every autumn, we suspend lessons for a week. Our students have the opportunity to take part in a broad range of activities and expeditions that are not available through the normal curriculum. The IB ethos of Creativity, Action and Service is the framework that informs this curriculum.  Students take responsibility to fulfil their own potential by trying a variety of experiences, over the years, from each of the three CAS areas.

Responding to feedback
Thank you to everyone who took time to complete the CAS Week reflection survey. The findings were very positive and CAS Week is seen by everyone to be an important and much loved part of the school year.

Developments based on feedback are:

Student voice
Basketball was the most requested new activity, and Canada, the Himalayas, Japan and South Korea were the most requested destinations in the student survey. All of these requests are reflected in the new brochure

Parent voice
The most common request from parents was for more content on the Instagram account. Not all trip leaders have access to wifi every day, but we are exploring ways to bring more photographic and video content forward during CAS Week next year. The second most common request was for better value and the cost of international trips has dropped by $2,000.

In 2019
Year 7 students will work with a team of artistes from the International Schools Theatre Association. They will take part in creative skill building workshops. They will also work as part of an ensemble to construct a unique and creative response to an inquiry question of importance to them. They will showcase their creativity to one another, to parents and to Year 6 students from Sha Tin Junior School.

Students from Year 8 – 12 will select options for the week depending on their individual preferences. Locally, students can opt for a wide range of great activities including sport coaching, the Amazing Race, Dinghy Sailing, Global Feast, Photography, Pottery and much more. Overseas trips include trips to develop diving skills in Anilao, trek in Nepal, New Zealand and on Mt Fuji, service projects in Borneo and Laos and Cambodia and other physical challenges in Mongolia and Canada . See the brochure for more details of the fantastic range of opportunities offered by our dedicated teachers.

Year 13 students have a week focussed on their future. They will use the week to complete their Higher Education personal statements. They will also work collaboratively on their Group 4 project and will complete their Extended Essays.