Community and Service

IICS has an established record of promoting student development and awareness through service-learning projects, in which students learn to contribute positively to the lives of others in order to shape the world. Service-oriented activities have included helping at the CoH (Children of Hope) Foundation, ROG (Refugee Outreach Group), Animal Welfare and PTA&CAS Foundation, both IICS initiatives; volunteering at a local dog sanctuary; helping at local refugee organizations, and bettering the lives of others via charity work and fundraisers.

Dedicated community service is expected of every high school student. As part of the IB Diploma Programme, CAS (Creativity, Activity, Service) is a requirement to earn an IB Diploma. Students thus participate in creative endeavours (‘C’), physical activities (‘A’), and service activities (‘S’). According to the IB, the purpose of the CAS program is to develop strengths and weaknesses, build skills, learn how to plan, show determination, collaborate effectively, engage in global issues and consider ethics while making choices. Moreover, in order to complete the CAS requirements, students must complete an extended project of global scope that is typically based on service to the planet or community.