Montessori Community-Action-Service (CAS) Programme
Montessori children are encouraged to constantly evaluate their role and place in society, as well as explore connections and relationships between events and people. IMS’ goal is to nurture children with a strong moral compass and to create an environment that respects, understands, and values diversity. In the IMS Montessori Primary Years Programme, students initiate activities outside of the classroom that emphasise experiential learning and community service, thereby cultivating students’ worldwide perspective and local community engagement. IMS has dedicated resources in place to support the Montessori Creativity-Action-Service (CAS) Programme for Upper Primary students.
The CAS Programme enriches the Practical Life aspects of the Montessori Primary Curriculum in that it emphasises experiential learning and the development of real life skills. CAS encourages students to develop project management skills by initiating specific projects that can be carried out by groups and individuals. The guiding philosophy behind the CAS Programme at IMS is to counterbalance academic self-absorption, encourage students to share their energies and talents, and develop an awareness of, concern for, and ability to work with others.
IMS Upper Primary Students have initiated a wide range of projects, including organising a Second-Hand sale, a Beach Cleanup; raising awareness about the Ivory Trade, World Earth Week through a photo exposition, as well as visits to elderly homes; fundraising for the Cancer Fund, Hong Kong Dog Rescue, and Angels for Orphans; art projects such as creating a school mural and teaching origami to Casa students; organizing Fun Fairs and Neon Dances.
Neon Dance for all Primary students
Teaching origami to CASA
Food art with Lower Primary
Sculptures from recyclables for World Earth Week
Science project (volcano) with Lower Primary
Grizzly Fun Fair
Coaching Lower Primary football team
Teaching Casa PE lessons
Second Hand Sale: Fundraising
World Cancer Day, raising awareness
Beach Cleanup in Saikung
Fund raising for HKDR (bake sale)