CAS Commitment – Basketball

This term I was on the grade 8/9 A basketball 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. I am also currently participating on the Mustangs team with grade 9/10/11’s. I find this very useful because practicing with the older girls help me push myself to be better. Overall, basketball has been highly enjoyable for me and I look forward to play it next year

CAS Commitment- MPS

This year is my second year in MPS (mulgrave public square/ student voice) and I enjoyed it a lot. I enjoyed it because I had the opportunity to give the students a say and a voice. This was good because we didn’t just take in one voice we took in all of the middle school which I thought was beneficial to the Mulgrave community. We held two successful voice sessions where we got the questions of the whole middle school. We have successfully listened and acted on the students. Overall, I thoroughly enjoy this co-curricular and I am planning to participate in MPS next year.

CAS commitment – MPS

This year I decided to join MPS (mulgrave public square/ student voice) and I enjoyed it a lot. I enjoyed it because I had the opportunity to give the students a say and a voice. This was good because we didn’t just take in one voice we took in all of the middle school which I thought was beneficial to the Mulgrave community. We held two successful voice sessions where we got the questions of the whole middle school. We have successfully listened and acted on the students. Overall, I thoroughly enjoy this co-curricular and I am planning to participate in MPS next year.

Study Habits

I am committed to studying at least an hour of focused work at home at the very least. I listen to music while I study because it helps me focus better. I also need the lighting to be bright enough so that I do not ruin my eyes (even more). I think what I need to work on better is to not procrastinate while studying because then I do not get my work done and therefore results in bad grades and not very good effort grades.

CAS Commitment- Band

This year I have joined band. This commitment is really amazing because I love to play the flute and it helps me improve my flute playing as a whole. In band we have learned some really hard notes to play and even if I can’t play them now I practice and practice until I can. Band has been really fun and I can wait to see what happens in the rest of the year.

Action- Choose, Act, Reflect

I took action in the unit How We Express Ourselves by reading poems in Shel Silverstein – Where The Sidewalk Ends. I really enjoyed reading his poems because they are very light hearted. Although I didn’t take any specific actions in Where We Are In Place And Time I have been noticing the structures of building when I drive or walk by them. With this I have seen how much work architects put into making these structures.

Attitudes- Cooperation, Enthusiasm, Curiosity and Empathy

I feel I show cooperation in my daily life because whenever we have groups I try to communicate and work together properly. For example in the assembly I was cooperating with my group to figure out the script so we could do it on Monday. Also, I feel I have shown enthusiasm because when we have basketball games I always try to make an effort to cheer my team on. Another example is when we are in gym class and we play games I try to play my best game and have lots of fun while doing so.

Curiosity is an attitude I need to work on. I need to work on it because when we have a project sometimes I don’t really inquire further. I need to inquire further because then I will understand everything fully. I will use curiosity for future projects. Another attitude that I need to work on just a little bit is empathy because sometimes I don’t picture myself in the other persons perspective to see their point of view. If I did that more often I could make more friends and meet new people.

Welcome World!

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. — Mohandas Gandhi

Not everyone can be Gandhi, but each of us has the power to make sure our own lives count – and it’s those millions of lives that will ultimately build a better world. – Jeffrey Skoll

Welcome to the Mulgrave’s Personal Learning Network (PLN) and the Mulgrave Learning eFolio. All Upper School students from Grades 7-12 are required to develop a Learning eFolio (short for ePortfolio or Electronic Portfolio) blog, an experiential and holistic programme which develops ‘the whole’ student by encouraging engagement in ‘the whole’ world of education within and beyond the classroom. It puts into practice our commitment to nurturing diverse, well-rounded, self-reflective, and compassionate global citizens of the 21st century who exemplify the qualities of the IB Learner Profile and seek to make our world a better place. The eFolio also serves as a flexible and accessible avenue to showcase learning, self-growth and personal best through new digital mediums. The development, scope and expectations are facilitated within divisional Advisory Programmes.

The Learning eFolio is comprised of two key overlapping educational spaces: personal learning and CAS (Creativity, Action and Service). For more information on how to develop up your Learning eFolio and guidance on the G7-10 MY-CAS and G11-12 DP-CAS components, please consult the Learning eFolio overview and guides listed below from TheMulgraveCitizen.

OVERVIEW & GUIDES
  1. Learning eFolio Overview
  2. MY eFolio Steps Guide (includes G7-10 MY-CAS)
  3. DP eFolio Steps Guide (includes G11-12 DP-CAS)

For more information and support, speak to your Advisor and the Head of Student Life. If you are looking for student life opportunities to get engaged, please check out social good postings at TheMulgraveCitizen, Passport2#SocialGood and on Twitter via @MulgraveCitizen. Visit the Edublog User Guide for help developing your blog.

That’s enough to get you going. The eFolio should be a fun, enriching and rewarding way to explore, find or create your place in the world. Go play!

Antony Wilson
eFolio Coordinator

Head of Student Life | Global Education & Outreach