Finally! All these years of school are over! Now it's time to have a break and think of other things. And of course, we have all been looking forward to the graduation celebration tonight!
Endlich! Nach all diesen vielen Schuljahren könnt ihr eine wohlverdiente Pause einlegen und euch mit anderen Dingen befassen. Und natürlich freuen wir uns schon lange auf die Abschlußfeier heute abend.
Staged on the spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk, Sculpture by the Sea, is one of Sydney’s most popular events, with 500,000 visitors viewing over 100 sculptures by artists from around the world. Many of our students had the opporutnity to visit the exhibition.
Here are some of the impressions by the Year 11 students.
Die Sculpture by the Sea, die auf dem spektakulären Küstenwanderweg von Bondi nach Tamarama stattfindet, ist eine der beliebtesten Veranstaltungen Sydneys, bei der 500.000 Besucher über 100 Skulpturen von KünstlerInnen aus der ganzen Welt sehen.
Viele unserer Schülerinnen und Schüler hatten die Möglichkeit, die Ausstellung zu besuchen. Hier sind einige der Eindrücke der Schülerinnen und Schüler der Klasse 11.
The Creativity, Activity, Service Program is one of the core components of the IB Diploma Program.
All IB students have to be involved in creative, physical and service experiences, and projects in a local, national or international context for at least 18 months. The CAS Program is about the education of the IB students beyond the classroom and the emphasis is on learning by doing.
It encourages students to share their energies and talents while developing awareness, concern, and the ability to work cooperatively with others.
We are planning to feature various experiences and projects in upcoming issues of the Gutenberg Post to provide insight to our school community what CAS Experiences and CAS Projects our IB students are involved with.
Creativity Activity Service Program
Ulrike Miehle, CAS Coordinator and Year 11 CAS students
Throughout the two-year IB program, one of the core components of the IB is CAS also known as Creativity, Activity and Service. CAS is a core component of the IB that encourages students to develop their personal and interpersonal growth by learning through experience and by providing them opportunities to self-determination and collaboration with others. Within this program every student must complete various experiences and a CAS project. The CAS project must be at least a month long, it must be a purposeful activity with significant outcomes that is completed with a collaborative group and the project should be planned out by the group and reviewing progress.
In our CAS project, we participated in the Tennis AG, an activity for an external source, the Terrey Hills Tennis Club. In this AG it was our responsibility to teach the kids how to play tennis, while also making sure that we learnt all the correct techniques for teaching from our tennis Coach. This AG allowed us to tick off five of the seven CAS learning outcomes: Strength & Growth, Challenge & Skills, Initiative & Planning, Commitment & Perseverance and Collaborative Skills, while doing all three of the CAS strands, Creativity, Activity, Service.
In conclusion, our CAS project focused on the Tennis AG has been a valuable experience, teaching us the importance of extracurricular activities, participating in the community, skill development, and personal growth whilst also developing our skills as tennis coaches and working with younger students.
We strongly recommend doing an AG as an experience or even a CAS project to others as it taught us lots of valuable skills and is also a good CAS experience, participating in all 3 strands of CAS. We also recommend this as a CAS project as it will help you reach your potential, build connections, and contribute positively to the overall school culture.
Fynn Knieling, Thomas Petri, Anton Scholz