Every year, DBS provides short periods of time namely CAS Week in first term and second term, right after the Mid-Term Exam and Final Exam respectively. Such session lasts about two to four weeks and G10 IB students to carry out CAS activities on their own. Students not only can relax and enjoy after the exhausting exam, but they are also given a chance to adapt their coming G11 and G12 life since regular CAS activities in Grade 10 are arranged by the school; students are required to carry out CAS activities on their own that meet the requirements of the IBO in the next two coming years. Although it aims to give students to chance to arrange their activities, it by no means implies that it is a period of “free time” like Easter or Christmas holidays. Instead of being laid-back and watching TVs, activities that involve either creativity, activity and service should be taken into consideration. It is worth mentioning that students will be giving presentations to their fellow schoolmates regarding the activities they have just carried out in CAS week.
Creativity, Activity, Service
For creativity, students can carry out any interesting events that they can think of, from knitting to city planning. For activity, students should carry out any activities that they think that are worth to spend their week. These activities are usually very wide-ranged, including but not limited to playing sports or hiking. For service, students are advised to perform activities that contribute to the society in a larger extent comparing to the two previous mentioned criteria. This third criterion is comparatively more similar to the regular CAS activities that are arranged by the school in Grade 10. Services such as packing books in the library and picking up garbage in beaches are especially welcomed by students.