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Extra-curricular

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Diploma Programme – Creativity, Activity and Service

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Diploma Programme - Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) enables students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development by learning through experience. It provides opportunities for self-determination and collaboration with others, fostering a sense of accomplishment and enjoyment from their work. At the same time, CAS is an important counterbalance to the academic pressures of the Diploma Programme (DP).

Students may participate in theatre or musical productions, sports and community service activities. Through these activities students will develop greater awareness of themselves and concern for others, engagement with the world of ideas as well as the ability to work cooperatively with other people. Students are expected to be involved in CAS activities and must successfully complete 8 outcomes by the completion of the Diploma Programme.

A system of self-evaluation encourages students to reflect on the benefits of CAS participation to themselves and others and to evaluate the understanding and insights acquired.

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 Creativity

is interpreted broadly to include a wide range of arts activities as well as the creativity students demonstrate in designing and implementing service projects. We have an Academy showcase each year and an Arts Space that is opened during lunch times where students can create, draw and make to their heart's content.

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 Activity

can include participation in individual and team sports and taking part in expeditions and in local or international projects. For example, taking up a new physical team activity like soccer, yoga, tai-chi or running.

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 Service

encompasses a host of community and social service activities. Some examples include organising an activity to help out in the community, helping children with special needs, visiting hospitals and working with refugees or homeless people. We have engaging international trips, such as STEM study tours and service trips. 

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Middle Years Programme - Service as Action and Community Project

Service as Action

Service as Action (SA) is a requirement for International Bacculaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP) in every year of the programme. The outcomes that students work towards are:
  • becoming more aware of their own strengths and areas for growth
  • undertake challenges that develop new skills
  • discuss, evaluate and plan student-initiated activities
  • perservere in action
  • work collaboratively with others
  • consider the ethical implications of their actions.

Community project

Through the IB MYP projects, students experience the responsibility of completing a significant piece of work over an extended period of time.

Co-curricular Activities at Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics and Technology

On Friday afternoons, all of our students participate in the Co-curricular Activities (CCA) program, where students can participate in a wide range of sporting activities. Full details of the program is sent to families at the commencement of each semester.
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Last reviewed 14 October 2019
Last updated 14 October 2019