In order to complete the IB Diploma, students must fulfill their CAS requirements. At GHIS, CAS is an essential part of the students’ experience.
Students may participate in existing programs or may propose new ones. They can actively lead programs or sign up as participants. CAS offers students taking different courses the chance to connect with each other.
Examples of CAS:
- Ultimate Frisbee
- Student Ambassador Program
- English tutoring in local communities
- Model United Nations
- Student-led Committees: All students will be a part of one of the five student-run committees that plan extracurricular activities and social events on campus. Committees include Politics, Sustainability, Social Engagement, Culture, and Community.
Other activities include:
- Philosophy Club
- Sign Language Classes
- Dungeons and Dragons
- Yoga and Mindfulness
- Various volunteering opportunities in the community, including working with special needs adults, partnering with an animal shelter and working in an ecological greenhouse.
Project Week is a CAS requirement which takes place once per year and provides students with the opportunity to explore diverse themes. A project may be based on volunteering or experiential learning. There are many options and degrees of flexibility, which allow students to truly benefit from this week.
Students are encouraged to participate in a project week beyond the GHIS campus, which will provide them in depth knowledge about their host country, Israel. Planning and execution are crucial to a successful Project Week and students are expected to work as a team to design the best week possible. Students may put into practice skills and knowledge that they have acquired. Cultural projects with local and global partners will involve sharing art, music, dance and theater as an intercultural bridge to foster friendship and understanding.