…If you believe in something, you must not just think or talk or write, but you must act.
-- Peterson (2003)
Personal leadership is a unique hallmark of the IB Diploma Programme, and hence is part of the basis of the mission of the International Baccalaureate Organization. One of the main objectives of the IB Diploma Program is to produce potential "world citizens" – people who exhibit leadership, but in a way that respects and unites humanity.
In the framework of Creativity, Action and Service (which is one of the core components of the IB Diploma) all students are expected to personally take leadership roles of some kind.
CAS enables you as a student to enhance your personal and interpersonal development through experimental learning. At the same time, it provides an important counterbalance to the academic pressures of the rest of the Diploma Programme. A good CAS programme should be both challenging and enjoyable, a personal journey of self-discovery.
The three strands of CAS, which are often interwoven with particular activities, are characterized as follows:
Creativity: arts and other experiences that involve creative thinking.
Action: physical exertion contributing to a healthy lifestyle, complementing academic work elsewhere in Diploma Programme.
Service: an unpaid and voluntary exchange that has a learning benefit for the student. The rights, dignity and autonomy of all those involved are respected.
Although all members of the DYPIS community engage in service activities, this is not mere “adding up of hours” to meet the CAS requirement. Rather, DYPIS seeks to have the students reflect on the experience of the action itself and how it might have affected them as human beings and become life-long socially responsible citizens.
The range of activities our students shall be involved with as part of the CAS Programme will be as follows:
1.Animation & Film Making
Students would learn about the basics of animation and film making. At the end of the course, students would be able to produce their own short film.
Students would learn acting techniques, voice modulation etc and this activity culminates with the students participating in the annual school drama production.
Students would also be taken for an international theatre festival .
The yearbook team acquire hands-on experiences as they learn to apply the skills of writers, photographers, graphic designers and illustrators
4.Participation in MUN Conference
Students gain a working knowledge of the procedures and operations of the United Nations. They have assigned topics in preparation for Model United Nations Conferences held at schools and colleges across Mumbai
5.Tata Power Conservation Project
Students to be oriented by the Tata Power Representatives and they work on minimizing their power consumption at home and in school. Students who can achieve the maximum reduction get the Energy Champions Award
Students shall organize a CAS Fair towards the second half of the year and the funds raised through this event would be used to support the charities we at school work with
7.Business & Economics Leadership Forum
Modelled on the lines of the World Economic Forum, this is an entirely student led initiative, wherein students would invite people from different walks of life (corporates, bankers, stock market traders, industrialists) to give a talk to students on various aspects ranging from business scenario presently, economic policies of the government and how they impact the corporates etc
8.The DYPIS Tutoring Program
Students would take part in tutoring under-privileged children – teaching them ICT skills, English language skills and so on
9.Fitness & Aerobics
We strongly believe in our students imbibing the IB Learner Profiles across the curriculum and extra-curricular activites. Fitness classes make our students more balanced and help them achieve a nice balance to academic absoprtion. Students take part in fitness and aerobic classes once a week
DYPIS has tied up with AZDFA (Abhishek Zaveri Dance and Fitness Academy) to conduct dance classes at school. Students would be exploring various forms of dance ranging from hip-hop to salsa to bollywood
11.Visual Art Studio
IB students interested in Art will work in the studio to build their portfolio. Students should bring their own ideas and instructors will help them with technique and development. Students may also participate in the Service to Humanity project, wherein students would make greeting cards and through sale of the same raise money to support the charities we work with
Students will be introduced to the basic techniques of digital photography using a digital camera. Through a series of photography assignments and hands-on experience, students will explore their creativity as they experience the medium of photography by learning how to control depth, motion, and the basic study of light and exposure
This is your chance to be on the panel of a creative, student-led newsletter. Love to write? Create your own column or editorial piece! Do you love taking pictures of your friends? Become a DYPIS photographer! Are you computer- savvy or artistic? Join the layout team and put your creativity to use.
Students learn how to play the guitar and successful students also have the opportunity of registering for the Trinity (UK) Examinations for Guitar.