CAS Activities


Our CAS activity program is quite robust and the options change with each new term to make the most of the changing seasons. We generally offer between 25-30 activities each term, and with three CAS days per week students can enjoy a nice variety throughout the year.

We encourage participants make a request if there is another activity they’d like to see at the school, and they are also welcome to take on a personal service project during this time.

The list below is a guide to the activities we have offered in the past, and we expect to be offering similar options for the coming year. Please understand that activities will be added or cancelled depending on student interest and teacher availability.

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Art for Others

Description: You will initiate, plan and complete an art project to benefit others or the school community. Projects may include school murals, or artwork that creates awareness for a cause.
Eligibility: All students welcome. Must be self-motivated, work well individually and as part of a team
Equipment required: Art supplies provided
Cost: None
Learning outcomes:

  • Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions
  • Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience

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Badminton

Description: This recreational badminton team is an enjoyable indoor activity for cooler months of the year that offers a fun way to get exercise. You will have the opportunity to play against fellow students, and teams from other schools in non-tournament matches.
Eligibility: All students welcome.
Equipment required: We prefer you to bring your own racquet, but the school will provide some spares.
Cost: TBA
Learning outcomes:

  • Identify personal strengths and areas of potential for growth
  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

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Basketball (Recreational)

Description: The aim of this activity is to have fun playing a non-competitive sport, while learning the rules and techniques of the game.
Eligibility: All students welcome.
Equipment required: Students are required to wear their PE kit for this activity.
Cost: None
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

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Basketball (Competitive)

Description: This team is selected through tryouts, with the intention of competing within the Single A league against other Vancouver Island schools. The goal is to qualify for the Single A Island Championship. Players are expected to demonstrate a high level of commitment, perseverance and hard work. It is essential that players are able and willing to work cooperatively with their teammates and coaches.
Eligibility: Boys from grades 8-12. Must be under 19 years of age as of December 31.
Equipment required: Students are required to wear their PE kit for all practices and must have appropriate footwear. Team uniforms will be provided by the school.
Cost: None
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

Notes: This activity takes two CAS days per week

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Board Games

Description: Students will learn new board games, develop strategies to enhance game play, and work to create their own game to share with the group.
Eligibility: All students welcome. No experience necessary, but an open mind is required.
Equipment required: None
Cost: None
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Identify personal strengths and areas of potential for growth
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

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Book Club

Description: Students will read, discuss and debate engaging and scintillating novels in a friendly, social environment.
Eligibility: All students welcome.
Equipment required: None
Cost: None
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process

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CAS Project

Description: Students enrolled in the IB Diploma Programme are required to complete a CAS Project that touches on at least one CAS strand (creativity, activity, service). This is a group project that must last a minimum of one month. Students who sign up for this activity will have time to plan and implement their project under the guidance of a teacher sponsor.
Eligibility: Grade 11 & 12 IB DP students. Younger grades may participate with permission from the CAS coordinator.
Equipment required: None
Cost: None
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience
  • Other outcomes depend on the nature of the project

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Change Makers (AKA Interact Club)

Description: Students will help plan the annual International Fair, and develop their own group service projects to instigate over each term. Students will identify a social problem to address, learn how to plan responsible service projects with guidance from the supervisor, and carry out their action project in the community.
Eligibility: All students welcome, should be interested in creating a positive change.
Equipment required: None
Cost: Dependent on projects
Learning outcomes:

  • Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions
  • Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience
  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience

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Creative Writing

Description: For creative souls who wish to better express themselves through the written word, this activity will provide the opportunity to explore and develop writing skills in an encouraging and supportive environment.
Eligibility: All students welcome.
Equipment required: None
Cost: None
Learning outcomes:

  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience
  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process

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Cross Country Running

Description: Students may compete competitively or recreationally. The team will attend races in nearby cities, and participants will be expected to attend all practice days. Competitive racers will need to practice on their own time in addition to the weekly practices. A positive and supportive attitude is expected of all participants.
Eligibility: All students welcome, however competitive races are only open to students from grades 8-12.
Equipment required: Suitable running shoes
Cost: None
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Identify personal strengths and areas of potential for growth
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience
  • Demonstrate the ability to initiate and plan a CAS experience

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Cycling and Bicycle Maintenance

Description: Students will learn how to fix and maintain bicycles.
Eligibility: All students welcome.
Equipment required: Bring your bike if possible, but not required.
Cost: None
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

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Days for Girls

Description: Learn to sew, practicing on items to sell locally as a fundraiser, with the goal of making reusable feminine hygiene products to be distributed to young girls in developing countries. The Days For Girls program is a global project that aims to enable girls to attend school without interruption. Students who join this activity are welcome to work on an personal sewing project if they wish, but must provide their own fabric and supplies.
Eligibility: All students welcome who are interested in learning how to sew.
Equipment required: None if participating in the Days for Girls project. For personal projects, students must provide their own pattern, fabric and notions.
Cost: Variable
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Engage with issues of global significance
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

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Earth Education

Description: Participants will engage in projects that encourage a spirit of taking local action for global change. This activity includes gardening, natural building, bicycle construction and maintenance and other creative earth-friendly projects.
Eligibility: All students welcome.
Equipment required: All tools are provided.
Cost: None
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Engage with issues of global significance
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

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Fencing

Description: Learn basic fencing skills and technique. Participants will learn to fence with foil and sabre, with the option of continuing on to learn epée. Participate in bouts with classmates, and compete in the inter-school challenge tournament (second term).
Eligibility: All students welcome.
Equipment required: Appropriate dress is required. Students must come dressed in long gym pants, running shoes, and a t-shirt. Shorts and dress shoes or uniform shoes are not permitted due to higher risk of injury.
Cost: $40 for equipment rental, or $200 (approximately) for students who choose to purchase their own equipment.
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

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Film-making

Description: Participants will investigate, learn and share a variety of film genres and production techniques. Explore how technology has changed and is continuing to change film production, including the dramatic process, use of special effects, and camera techniques. Participants work towards producing a group film project aimed an engaging, entertaining and informing others through the medium of moving images.
Eligibility: All students welcome.
Equipment required: Equipment will be provided; personal gear is welcome if preferred.
Cost: None
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

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Fitness

Description: Use the school’s Fitness Centre and learn the essential techniques and approaches necessary to develop a well-rounded approach to fitness. Participants will be guided through this fitness program.
Eligibility: Students from grades 9-12 welcome. Younger students may participate with permission from the supervisor.
Equipment required: Students are required to wear their PE kit for this activity
Cost: None
Learning outcomes:

  • Identify personal strengths and areas of potential for growth
  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

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Fitness for Girls

Description: Learn how to develop a holistic approach to healthy living. Practice techniques for eating well, and maintaining health through exercise. This activity is suitable for students at all fitness levels, using a “work at your own pace” fitness guide. Learn to use the weight-lifting equipment in the Fitness Centre, as well as general exercise in the gym and outdoors using only your body as the tool. Exercise lightly, moderately or vigorously towards your personal fitness goal among an encouraging and motivating group of your peers.
Eligibility: Girls from grades 7-12 welcome. Space is limited to 10 students.
Equipment required: Students are required to wear their PE kit for this activity, with proper running shoes.
Cost: None
Learning outcomes:

  • Identify personal strengths and areas of potential for growth
  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

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Geocaching

Description: Participants meet weekly to hike in the woods surrounding the school and use GPS units to locate hidden packages. Suggest and create options for placing a school geocache for others to find. (Visit the Geocaching website to learn more)
Eligibility: All students welcome. Must be able to walk in wooded areas that may be off the marked trail.
Equipment required: Sturdy shoes and appropriate active wear.
Cost: None
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

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Golf

Description: Learn the fundamentals of golf from a professional instructor at the Arbutus Ridge Golf Course. Lessons will cover Driving, chipping, iron play and putting. No prior experience is necessary, but students must be open to learning and willing to work hard.
Eligibility: All students welcome
Equipment required: Students are required to wear appropriate golf attire; shirt with collar, long shorts or pants (no sweatpants), appropriate shoes (cleats not required).
Cost: $200 per term. This covers the professional instructor’s fee plus club rental. There may be an additional cost for transportation, depending on number of participants.
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

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Grad Council

Description: Help prepare for an enjoyable graduation ceremony for the current year. Learn how to initiate and organize fundraising events and dances. Practice public speaking skills and develop leadership skills. Council members are expected to show dedication and commitment by attending all meetings and participating in a positive and productive way. This activity requires additional time outside of usual school hours to supervise fundraising events and activities.
Offered: This is a full-year activity
Eligibility: Grade 11 & 12 students
Equipment required: None
Cost: None
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively
  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience
  • Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience

Notes: This is a full-year activity

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Hiking

Description: Spend time hiking the local trails and hills, including Baldy Mountain. Space is limited.
Eligibility: All students welcome.
Equipment required: Proper clothing and footwear for forest trail hiking is required.
Cost: None
Learning outcomes:

  • Identify personal strengths and areas of potential for growth
  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process

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Karate

Description: Traditional Karate training is a fun way to achieve fitness and focus. Martial arts help teach self-discipline and socialization skills, as well as building self-control, concentration and confidence. Work with a Sensei to learn kicks, punches, blocks and set forms known as Kata.
Eligibility: Students from grades 7-12.
Equipment required: Students may purchase a gi (approximately $40) from the instructor, or wear their PE kit.
Cost: Approximately $90 for instructor’s fee, dependent on number of participants.
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

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Knitting

Description: Learn to knit a baby blanket to donate to a local hospital. Practice increasing and decreasing on cable knitting needles, and learn to knit on a loom. Make items for yourself or for gifts as time allows. Other craft styles may be included depending on interest.
Eligibility: All students welcome.
Equipment required: None
Cost: TBD, depending on project choice
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

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Marimba Music

Description: Learn to play various marimba instruments in a group setting. Lessons are provided by the Woodruff Music School. Experiment with the Soprano, alto and bass marimba and learn to play songs together as a group. The final lesson is recorded on video for the school Showcase talent event.
Eligibility: All students welcome. No experience required.
Equipment required: None
Cost: Approximately $100 for instructor’s fee, depending on number of participants.
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively
  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

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Math Club

Description: Challenge and expand your mathematical abilities.
Eligibility: All students welcome.
Equipment required: None
Cost: None
Learning outcomes:

  • Identify personal strengths and areas of potential for growth
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

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Model Building

Description: Outgrown blocks? Tired of bricks? Perhaps it’s time to try your hand at building models!
Eligibility: All students welcome.
Equipment required: Your choice of model kit, plus hobby knife, plastic cement and acrylic paints as desired.
Cost: Costs for materials noted above.
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

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Model United Nations (MUN)

Description: Participate in debates and discussions while roleplaying delegates to the United Nations and simulating UN committees. Improve skills in researching, public speaking, debating and writing, as well as critical thinking, teamwork and leadership ability. Attend MUN conferences at nearby schools and universities, with a possible trip to Vancouver depending on participation levels.
Eligibility: All students welcome. Must have a commitment to participate, including public speaking.
Equipment required: None
Cost: Approximately $90 per term
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance
  • Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions
  • Identify personal strengths and areas of potential for growth
  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience
  • Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively

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Acoustic Music

Description: Join with others to enjoy making music together. Play songs of your choosing in the style you prefer, whatever is the majority choice. In the past we have had garage bands, glee clubs, and A Capella chorale singing. This activity does not provide music lessons; students should be able to sing or play an instrument, or be willing to learn on their own. Participants are encouraged to perform at the school Showcase talent events.
Eligibility: All students welcome.
Equipment required: Your musical instrument, or willing voice.
Cost: None
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

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Outdoor Pursuits

Description: Explore a myriad of outdoor pursuits including waterfront activities (Kayaking, canoeing, swimming, sailing), hiking, and mountain running. Perfect for students who have a love of the outdoors and are keen to learn new skills.
Eligibility: Open to all students, but limited to 15 places. No prior experience is required.
Equipment required: Appropriate apparel for the given activity is required. Safety equipment such as life jackets will be provided.
Cost: Dependent on activity, as some may include equipment rental.
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Identify personal strengths and areas of potential for growth
  • Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively

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Pottery

Description: Learn to make functional and decorative pottery by hand. Learn to use the potter’s wheel to create cups, bowls, mugs and other items. If you have worked with pottery before, this will be an opportunity to expand your skill or learn new techniques.
Eligibility: All students welcome. No previous experience is required.
Equipment required: Appropriate attire required; short-sleeved shirt, sweatpants or jeans, and shoes that are washable. This is a messy activity, so no uniforms please.
Cost: $50 per term for clay and glazes.
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

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Roots & Shoots

Description: Participate in this Jane Goodall Roots & Shoots program and join a generation of “Janes” who are making a positive difference for people, animals and the environment. Work together to choose a project that focuses on helping one of the three, and bring it to fruition.
Eligibility: All students welcome.
Equipment required: None
Cost: None
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance
  • Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions
  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Identify personal strengths and areas of potential for growth
  • Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

Notes: This activity takes place over the lunch hour.

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Rugby (Competitive)

Description: This activity is dependent on student interest, as a full team is needed in order to compete against other schools. Focus on developing skills, drills, and game plans, with a positive and supportive attitude. Participants are expected to commit to attending all practice days.
Eligibility: Boys from grades 9-12.
Equipment required: Rugby cleats
Cost: None
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Identify personal strengths and areas of potential for growth
  • Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience
  • Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience

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Service Club

Description: Participate in fundraising endeavors through all stages from planning to execution. Monies raised go to worthy causes within the community and globally. In the past this has included support for a local Syrian refugee family, for victims of the Fort McMurray fire of 2016, and to enable young girls in Nepal to attend school. Causes are suggested and chosen each year by Service Club participants. This activity requires a high level of personal commitment, as well as full participation and attendance at meetings.

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

Eligibility: Students from grades 9-12.
Equipment required: None
Cost: None
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience
  • Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience

Notes: This activity takes place over the lunch hour.

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Skateboarding

Description: Challenge yourself with this exciting, individual activity where you can progress at your own pace. Travel to the Mill Bay Skateboard Park where you will learn the basics of skateboarding, including safety, pushing, and trick progression. No experience is necessary, but a courageous attitude is required.
Eligibility: All students welcome.
Equipment required: Skateboard, helmet, and appropriate shoes. Some equipment may be available to borrow.
Cost: None
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience
  • Identify personal strengths and areas of potential for growth

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Soccer (Recreational)

Description: Participate in recreational soccer games against classmates. The emphasis of this activity is to have fun, and learn to enjoy “The Beautiful Game”. (A competitive team will be considered with enough interest.)
Eligibility: All students welcome
Equipment required: Cleats and shin pads recommended.
Cost: None
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

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Social Dance

Description: Join this rewarding activity and meet new people, socialize, and enjoy some time off from the demands of the IB programme. This activity takes place at the community centre in the Westshore, where you will participate in a social event with people of varying levels of disability.
Eligibility: First year IB Diploma Programme students. (Other DP students may participate if there is room)
Equipment required: None
Cost: Bring money for a treat stop if desired, but not required.
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

Notes: This activity takes place after dinner (6:30-8:45pm).

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Stop-motion Animation

Description: Use your iPhone for more than just chatting! Learn to make objects come to life in film using stop motion techniques and your phone.
Eligibility: All students welcome.
Equipment required: Cell phone with camera, toys or models to animate, and a mini tripod. (tripod is not required, but very helpful)
Cost: Free for basic phone app, with paid apps also available if desired.
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

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Streamkeepers

Description: Help monitor the health of our local streams and rivers in cooperation with the Pacific Streamkeepers Federation. Learn to check pH, temperature, oxygen content, turbidity, and how to trap and count fish as required. Work in concert with the junior biology class to raise salmon in the classroom for release into our local stream. This activity offers the opportunity to enrol in a weekend Streamkeeping course to become officially certified.
Eligibility: All students welcome.
Equipment required: Appropriate clothing for the weather conditions is required. No uniforms, please.
Cost: None
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience
  • Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively

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Study Block

Description: Students are encouraged to participate in other CAS activities, but may use this time to devote extra work to your studies. You may only take one study block per week.
Eligibility: All students welcome.
Equipment required: None
Cost: None
Learning outcomes: N/A

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Tennis

Description: Travel to the Arbutus Ridge Tennis Bubble to learn the rules, scoring and skills of tennis. No prior experience necessary.
Eligibility: All students welcome.
Equipment required: PE kit with appropriate shoes, tennis racquet.
Cost: $60, with the possibility of extra cost for transportation.
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience
  • Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively

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Track & Field

Description: Train in a variety of Track & Field events with the goal of qualifying for and competing in the Mid-Island, Island, and Provincial meets. Events will include running in the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, and as a team in the 4x100m relays, plus shot put, discus, javelin, long jump, triple jump and high jump. In past years our athletes have taken first place in many of these events, and we invite you take up the torch and continue the tradition!
Eligibility: Students from grades 8-12 welcome, no prior experience is required.
Equipment required: Appropriate footwear and PE kit are required.
Cost: Some transportation costs may apply
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Identify personal strengths and areas of potential for growth
  • Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

Notes: This activity requires extra practice sessions.

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Ultimate Frisbee

Description: Join in the fun with this non-competitive but highly challenging game of Frisbee. Learn the rules and explore various strategies for success, and enjoy this fast paced, non-contact team sport.
Eligibility: All students welcome.
Equipment required: PE kit and appropriate shoes for running on grass.
Cost: None
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

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Volleyball – Girls (Competitive)

Description: Join the Senior Girls’ Volleyball Team and compete against other schools in the Central Vancouver Island League and Island Zone Championship. Players are expected to show a high level of personal commitment, participate fully in all practices, attend all games and show a willingness to work cooperatively with teammates and coaches. Prior volleyball experience is strongly recommended but not necessary if you are willing to work hard and be open to learning.
Offered: Fall, this activity includes extra practice sessions
Eligibility: Girls from grade 8-12 welcome. Must be under 19 years of age to compete.
Equipment required: Team shirts are required, and can be purchased for $40 from the school.
Cost: $40
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

Notes: This activity requires extra practice sessions.

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Yearbook

Description: Get firsthand experience of what the book creation and publishing process entails. In addition to the practical needs involved with bringing the book to press, also expand your writing, editing and photography skills and learn good composition, lighting, photo editing and how to better capture the moment. Gain experience in gathering and organizing information, and how to lay out a publication using Adobe software. Enjoy the opportunity to travel to events like school outings, sporting events and tournaments of all kinds. This activity is a benefit to students who are interested in photography, writing, and/or design.
Eligibility: All students welcome, but limited to 8 participants.
Equipment required: DSLR cameras may be borrowed from the school, or bring your own.
Cost: None
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

Notes: This is a full-year activity

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Yoga

Description: Harmonize your body, mind and spirit and achieve balance within yourself. Practice and experience connecting with yourself and your body. Increase flexibility, muscle strength and tone, improve circulatory health and increase energy. This activity is led by a certified Yogi from Kali Yoga Studio who comes to the school to instruct. Participants are expected to attend all 10 sessions.
Eligibility: All students welcome, but limited to 15 spaces.
Equipment required: PE kit or yoga wear is required.
Cost: $50 for instructor fees.
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Identify personal strengths and areas of potential for growth
  • Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

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Yoga & Capoeira

Description: Strengthen your body, mind and spirit through Ashtanga yoga and Capoeira; a dynamic, playful, musical, non-contact martial art. These two exercise styles work together to build strength and increase flexibility.
Eligibility: All students welcome, but limited to 12 spaces.
Equipment required: PE kit or yoga wear is required.
Cost: None
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Identify personal strengths and areas of potential for growth

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Zumba

Description: The party starts here! This engaging physical activity builds overall fitness through dance and aerobic movement set to energetic music. The choreography incorporates hip-hop, soca, samba, salsa, merengue and mambo. This activity is led by Kryztoff Padilla, a licensed Zumba instructor.
Eligibility: All students welcome.
Equipment required: Comfortable, unrestricted clothing is needed.
Cost: $100 per term.
Learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate that challenges have been undertaken, developing new skills in the process
  • Identify personal strengths and areas of potential for growth
  • Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively
  • Show commitment and perseverance within the CAS experience

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