CAS Project

You start by registering your activity idea on the CAS Project Form.

a CAS Project is…

The goal of a CAS project is to have you involved in sustained collaboration. The following points must all be applicable to all CAS projects at St. John’s:

  • a collaborative
  • well-considered series of
  • sequential CAS experiences
  • engaging you in one or more of strands of creativity, activity and service
  • lasting at least a month
  • where you explicitly use the CAS Stages
  • where evidence of investigation and planning are well-documented on Managebacwhere the student plans the demonstration of learning and documents it on Managebac

If the student(s) take over the leadership of a long-standing club or activity, they are required to

  • Investigate and introduce a new, innovative element into the “usual ways of doing”, focusing on improving visibility & impact
  • Organize a mandatory public event where the club’s achievements are presented to the community
  • Fully respect and follow the fundraising rules to be introduced end of April 2017

CAS Projects that take action beyond the gates of the St. John’s community are eligible for applying for funding to the CAS budget.


Examples

CAS EXPERIENCES VS CAS PROJECTS

 

Topic a CAS experience a CAS project
Basketball Being a player in the school team Organizing a basketball competition open for entry from all high schools in Waterloo, held over two days, with prize money from sponsors.
Music Learning the guitar, aiming to be able to play five songs in three months Writing original songs with your band, aiming to record them and produce an album

the CAS Stages

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INVESTIGATION MEANS:

  • collecting information from people and other sources
  • exploring which clubs or people have already worked with your topic
  • check the knowledge your team has
  • use interviews, questionnaires, observation forms

PREPARATION MEANS:

  • deciding on the roles in the team
  • developing the aims and objectives of your project
  • writing an action plan
  • identifying the new skills you need to learn to succeed

ACTION MEANS

  • what you do has real consequences
  • you use skills you already have
  • you acquire new skills

REFLECTION MEANS

  • reflect on your work as a team and document it creatively
  • examine the difference you made
  • consider project improvements
  • receive feedback

DEMONSTRATION MEANS

  • presenting your project results and what you learnt to an audience through
  • video
  • a blog
  • a lunchtime booth
  • an Assembly
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