IB students putting their CAS project hours to good use at the Devonport Community House

2020 has seen the beginning of what we hope will be a long and productive collaboration between the Devonport Community House and our IB students at Takapuna Grammar. As part of their International Baccalaureate programme, students need to complete around 150 hours of Creativity, Activity and Service. Some of those hours need to be fulfilled as part of their CAS project. This is a student-led and collaborative initiative where students show their planning, leadership, problem solving and reflective skills.

We are very excited to be working with the Devonport Community House to help them promote and share what they can offer the community. Located at 32 Clarence Street, the House was set up over 40 years ago to provide a space to run many different programmes and activities for all local residents of the Peninsula to enjoy. Students have begun a series of projects aimed at increasing the Devonport Community House’s social media presence, coming up with ideas for fun and exciting different graphic design, as well as organising events such as Saturday afternoon table tennis sessions, and to decorate and help ‘man the stand’ of the House’s stall at the Santa Parade on Sunday 6 December.

Both our TGS IB students and Devonport Community House staff are delighted to be part of this project.

As part of our 2020-2025 Strategic Plan, we really wanted to get more young people involved in the House. We reached out to TGS with an idea and they have been super receptive. Thank you so much to these students and I am looking forward to seeing how it all evolves!

Jenny Hamlin, Devonport Community House Committee Member.

I am thrilled that we have gotten the opportunity to help the Devonport Community House as it has so much to offer. The other students and I hope to show this by helping the House increase their social media presence to reach more people, and particularly youth.’ Jade Butler, TGS student.


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