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Community - Action - Service (CAS) Program

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The CAS Program is offered to students in years 7, 8 and 9 and aims to enhance outcomes in academics, leadership, character building, community mindedness, and lifestyle choices. The program is designed for active, highly motivated young people and incorporates physical activity and community service as catalysts for teaching and learning. Graduates of this program will be equipped with the skills, knowl​edge and capabilities to be our future leaders.

How It Works

CAS participants will undertake a range of activities alongside their academic studies, enabling them to enhance their personal and interpersonal development via experiential learning. The opportunities this program provides for self-determination, collaboration with others and being proactive in the community fosters a sense of accomplishment amongst participants and provides a platform for future personal growth.

The program aims to:

  • enhance personal development across a variety of disciplines through experimental learning
  • improve the collaboration skills students will use across aspects of their schooling, encouraging
  • teamwork and creating a sense of belonging
  • foster a deep sense of accomplishment
  • enhance resilience and self determination
  • develop altruistic attitudes encouraging students to give back to their community and support others;

Opportunities

Students will be challenged in experiences such as; dragon boating, beach challenges, laser skirmish, sailing, go karting, art workshops, organising and running fundraising barbeques in the community and many other exciting experiences where students can develop life skills beyond the school fence.

Students will have access to:

  • Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
  • Kokoda Challenge team membership
  • Life skills development initiatives
  • Enterprise projects
  • Fitness and health programs
  • Personalised pastoral care programs,
  • Team sport opportunities

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

All students enrolled in the CAS program will complete the Bridge Level Award in Year 7 and Bronze Level Award in Year 8.

This internationally recognised award develops skills, potential and participation in the community. Students will be guided through the award section of service, skills and physical activity, and are encouraged to fulfil section requirements independently. Students will complete an ‘Adventurous Journey’ as part of the award requirements.

Application Process

Applicants will need to attach copies of the two most recent report cards with their application. Student behaviour and effort reports will be taken into consideration when positions are offered. We encourage all interested students to apply for a position in this challenging and rewarding program.

*Additional fees apply for the Community Action Service Program. These fees cover the cost of Duke of Edinburgh Award registration and end of term rewards excursions

What do students have to say about the program?

“The CAS program has taught me that no matter how hard something may be, it’s the amount of effort you put in that counts. CAS is about making sure you are reaching your goals and making sure nothing is impossible, no matter how hard it is.”

Zali Croal - C.A.S. student

“The CAS Program has allowed me to take on challenges that I wouldn’t have normally considered. I’ve learnt the benefits of teamwork and have met lots of great people.”

Kayla Gregg - C.A.S. student

“I would recommend the CAS program to others because it is a supportive program that teaches you life skills”

Lachlan Wilson- C.A.S. student​​

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Last reviewed 25 October 2019
Last updated 25 October 2019