The CAS program provides students with the opportunity to interact with, support and engage with internal and external communities.
Students can be involved in a range of service, artistic and active experiences which complement their academic studies and enable them to develop personal involvement and commitment that supports their holistic development as an ethical, aware and reflective member of society.
The three strands of CAS, which are often interwoven with particular activities, are characterized as follows.
Creativity: exploring and extending ideas leading to an original or interpretive product or performance
Action: physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle
Service: collaborative and reciprocal engagement with the community in response to an authentic need
Students engage in these 3 strands which provide the opportunity for developing experiential learning and personal growth.
All CAS experiences need to meet these four criteria:
- real purposeful activities, with significant outcomes
- personal challenge – tasks must extend the student and be achievable
- thoughtful consideration, such as planning, reviewing progress, reporting
- reflection on outcomes and personal learning
At ECA we offer a variety of clubs and activities involving sports, service learning and creativity. Students are encouraged to join clubs and activities of their interest.