At QAHS, students have the opportunity to become involved in over 40 extra-curricular experiences, including Futsal, Debating, Dragon Dance, Knitting for Charity, and AUSLAN, just to name a few. These opportunities are available to all students across year 10 – 12, however priority is given to IB Diploma students (Yr. 11 & 12) as these experiences also fall under the IB Diploma CAS Program.
Creativity, activity, service (CAS) is at the heart of the Diploma Programme. It is one of the three essential elements in every student's Diploma Programme experience. It involves students in a range of activities alongside their academic studies throughout the Diploma Programme. CAS enables students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning. The CAS component of the Diploma Programme challenges students to develop new skills, to learn more about themselves, and to make a difference in the communities in which they live and learn.
Key to a student's CAS program is personal engagement, choice and enjoyment of CAS experiences. Throughout the Diploma Programme students undertake a variety of CAS experiences, ideally on a weekly basis for a minimum of 18 months. They must also undertake at least one CAS project with a minimum duration of one month. Students reflect on CAS experiences at significant moments throughout CAS and maintain a CAS portfolio via ManageBac. Students will demonstrate achievement of the seven CAS learning outcomes to the CAS coordinator's satisfaction.