Summit 2 Kayaking Trip

I have really enjoyed participating in summit 2 this year. We have done many things such as kayaking, rock climbing, snowshoeing and many more fun activities. About 3 weeks ago we went on a kayaking expedition from Gabriola all the way to Blackberry point on Valdes Island. The first day we had to be at the school at 5:15am to ensure we made the ferry on time. We took the ferry and drove to the beach we were going to leave from. We then packed our kayaks and left for Blackberry point. Once we arrived we had to carry all of the kayaks up to higher ground because the tide was coming in. We then set up our tents and started making dinner. Meridy and I made gnocchi. After dinner we had free time and then we went to sleep to be well rested for the paddle the next day. The next morning Meridy packed our tent and I started breakfast. After breakfast we had to pack our kayaks and get them into the water. We then paddled to Pirates Cove which we passed on our way to Blackberry point. We arrived at Pirates Cove and unpacked our kayaks, set up our tents, and moved the kayaks to higher ground. We then had a lesson on how to set up tarps because it was starting to rain. After this we made dinner. Meridy and I made soup and it was delicious. After dinner we had free time until we were going to bed. In the morning we left fairly early in order to catch the ferry. We paddled back to Gabriola and unpacked and cleaned the kayaks. We then left in the bus and got on the ferry. Overall it was a very fun trip and I have really enjoyed summit this year.

CAS Commitment- Jazz Choir

This year I have been involved in many different activities. One of my favourite extra-curricular that I am participating in is Jazz Choir. One of the main reasons I enjoy jazz choir is because there are less people that participate so we are a tighter knit group. A couple weeks ago we attended the Whistler Cantando Music Festival. We performed and achieved a silver medal for our efforts. I have been performing with the Middle School Jazz Choir for 2 years now and it has been a very enjoyable time. Next year I hope to participate in the Senior School Jazz Choir.

CAS Commitment- Choir

Being in choir has been very enjoyable throughout the duration of the year. In a couple week the middle school bands and choirs will be attending the whistler music festival which I am very excited for. I believe that choir has made me more creative and has allowed me to be able to participate in a passion of mine. I have been involved with choir since as long as I can remember in the Junior School. Choir practices are every Monday and Friday at lunch (1:30). Overall, I really enjoy participating in grade 8/9 choir and I look forward to participating in choir as well as jazz choir in the Senior School.

MY-CAS eFOLIO COMMITMENTS PLAN (G7-10): Complete and post this plan at the start of the year. It is due in early October.

Major Commitments
long-term commitments that support the 7 Learning Outcomes (noted below)
Categories   CAS Learning Outcome(s)
Covered
Time Commitment  (estimate) Commitment Type:
1 Local/Global Impact #
2 School-based initiative
Goals:
Set a goal(s) for each commitment
1 Choir Creativity Challenge Full Year School Based Get a medal at the Whistler Music Festival
2 Volleyball Activity Collaboration September- July Local/Global Impact Get my overhead serve over consistently
3 MSAC Service initiative and planning Full Year School Based Lead for 2 events throughout the Year
# Minor Commitments
short-term  commitments, especially appropriate for new experiences or learning
Categories  CAS Learning Outcome(s)
Covered
Time Commitment  (estimate) Commitment Type:
1 Local/Global Impact
2 School-based initiative
Goals:
Set a goal(s) for each commitment
1 Jazz Choir Creativity Challenge Full Year School Based Succeed at the Whistler Music Festival
2 Basketball Activity Commitment and perseverance January-June School Based Get my foul shots in consistently
3 MPS Service Collaboration Full Year

CAS Commitment- Choir

This year I joined choir as well as jazz choir. I enjoy concert choir because we are a large group of people and we produce a large amount of sound. The songs that we are performing are pop songs and everyone knows them so its fun to sing when people can sing along with you. I also like choir because Ms. By makes it so much fun. I look forwards to going to choir every week.

CAS Commitment- Basketball

This term I am on the basketball A team. I am proud of myself for making it on the A team and waking up extremely early to go to the practices. Although, basketball has been challenging and tiring I still love to play it. I have learned so many skills that I can apply to my next games. In games I play to my best ability and, again, apply the skills that I learned in practice to beat the other team and come out successful. Overall, basketball has been highly enjoyable for me and I look forward to play it next year!