Katharina Broger

Community Project Coordinator

“The Community Project focuses on community and service. Students get the opportunity to explore their right and responsibility to implement service-as-action in the community. By researching the needs of various communities, planning the service, fulfilling the action and reflecting after the service, students develop a deeper sense of empathy and understanding of their role in their own community- nationally and globally. One of the goals of the Community Project is for students to become more globally- minded and seek to make the world a better and more peaceful place.”

The Community Project is an 8th grade MYP project that leads to the grade 10 Personal Project and helps students to prepare for the CAS in the DP programme. MYP projects help students to develop the attributes of the IB learner profile, provide students with an essential opportunity to demonstrate ATL skills, and foster the development of independent, lifelong learners.


Yoko Harada

Personal Project Coordinator


Learning about new IB guideline and growing together with students through this Personal Project has been a great journey for all of us. I strongly believe that the ATL skills students developed will impact the students' future positively in many ways. 

This academic year, sixteen Grade 10 students have completed the rite of passage known as the MYP Personal Project which provides an opportunity for students to undertake an independent and age-appropriate exploration into an area of personal interest. Through the process of inquiry, action and reflection, students developed to demonstrate and strengthen their ATL skills by making their final product/outcome and writing 15-page long report.


Summer Shen

CAS Coordinator



“You must give time to your fellow man – even if it’s a little thing, do something for others – something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.”

Starting in Grade 11, BIS students take part in different service projects in the three fields of Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS). CAS is central to the philosophy of the IB Diploma program and enables students to enhance their personal and interpersonal development through experiential learning. It fosters the student’s awareness and appreciation of life beyond the academic arena.

During their time in the IB Diploma Program at BIS, students are encouraged to develop: 

  • time management skills and a strong sense of self-motivation 
  • a keen interest in service and personal engagement
  • increasing academic ability linked to inquiry
  • strong research and study skills
  • critical thinking abilities
  • an international outlook