May 17

CAS- Student Voice

As of right now we are trying to make another attempt at remodeling how student voice works. We have accepted four new grade 9s to join the team next year and we are hoping that they will be able to provide a new perspective on student life. Our main goal right now is to develop a new system to collect information. We have scheduled in a grade meeting with the grade 10s and are creating a presentation that will be engaging, but still get us the results that we need. One idea that we are floating around is to create a board of suggestions with people writing their ideas out on sticky notes. This is in an effort to minimize the amount of surveys that are sent out.

May 17

CAS- Volunteering with VCH

For the last few months I have been volunteering Cedarview Residential Centre in Lynn Valley. I found it to be a very different experience to volunteer outside of the Mulgrave community. Once a week I go and talk to the seniors and help out with programs such as trivia, word searches and cross word puzzles. It is really eye opening to be able bond with them. Honestly, it is pretty sad to see the residents be really depressed by their situation. A lot of them have dementia or Alzheimer’s or other disabilities. Learning how to communicate with them while maintaining a level of respect and dignity that they should get has been difficult, but has been getting easier and more rewarding each week.

May 17

CAS- Volunteering

I have started helping coach a grade 3-4 volleyball after school club with the junior school. I started doing this because my younger sister asked me to and I thought it would be a great way to get to know both her friends and other students in the junior school. The club is only for about an hour after school on Fridays, but I really enjoy it. I am able to use my experience with volleyball to help the kids develop the skills that they will be able to build on in the future. I am really enjoying doing this and I am thinking about seeing if I could help coach the grade 5 team next year.