Secondary students have experienced an amazing range of CAS+ Week challenges .
Students across the school have stepped out of the classroom, and pushed outside of their comfort zones. They have camped in some of the most glorious weather imaginable, scaled the Hong Kong peaks and taken part in canyoning, coasteering, snorkelling and a range of other outdoor activities.
Work experience placements have been underway at Lush, Crossroads, our primary school partners, Intercontinental Grand Stanford, Hotel Icon, with all those involved looking suddenly magically adult and responsible.
Inspiring adventures have been reported from our overseas trips to Taiwan and Japan. Back at school our Year 13s have been heavily engaged in IB Diploma boot camp.
Creativity, Action and Service are terms taken from the IBO’s Diploma programme, and CAS is one of its greatest attractions to universities and employers. At ICHK, every one of our trips and projects is designed to push students to the limits of their capacities in ways that the regular school experience is not able to do. The ‘21st century non-cognitive’ skills they develop, lead to students standing out when applying to universities and set them up for life as confident, interdependent, self-assured adults.
Over this past week students have engaged in opportunities that allowed them to show initiative, demonstrate perseverance and develop skills such as collaboration, problem solving and decision-making. These are skills which simply cannot be duplicated in the classroom, and the growth that has taken place in our students’ lives will be carried with them into the future.
Pictures of all the action can be found through our Twitter feed: #ICHKCASweek