December 6

Grade 5 Volleyball Assistant Coach

This year I had the opportunity to volunteer as an assistant coach to the grade 5 volleyball team. Last year I helped coach the volleyball club and I really enjoyed it. My younger sister is also on the team and with my experience with volleyball, I thought it would be a great way to help not only my sister, but the other kids as well. This was a great experience. I was amazed at how much improvement was seen even in the short months that the season took place in. One thing I think I achieved was helping the girls learn skills like serving, passing and setting like I did. In some ways, I think it is easier to learn from another student because there are always different ways of approaching something. The experience made me more confident around the kids and I really got to know a lot of them. In the future, I know that I want to continue doing volunteer work with kids as I really enjoy being around them.

December 6

Student Voice Council

One of my major service commitments this year has been the student voice council at school. Unlike last year, I have taken a major leadership role in the group as I am the director. This involves a lot of work and more time than I put into this service group in the past. Despite this, we have been more successful in the last few months than in any of the previous two/three years combined. So far we have created and promoted gender neutral bathrooms to promote an inclusive Mulgrave environment, changed the uniform regulations to allow girls to wear pants (boys can also wear kilts should they want), worked in tandem with the other heads of divisions and Cambridge and Company to create the pants, started a Gender Sexuality Alliance at the school, shadow day for grade 10s, changing the furniture in the senior school and more. It has been an incredibly successful year so far and I am looking forward to completing more projects and I am confident that when I had the reigns over to the upcoming students, they will succeed in the coming years.

December 6

Volleyball 2016 Season

My major commitment this year is being apart of the Senior Girls A Team for volleyball. This year we played hard and made it to playoffs. While we didn’t make it provincials this year, I feel like I improved immensely and learned a lot from the experience. As this is my last year, I wanted to reflect on the experience of volleyball from the beginning of joining this team until now.

Volleyball has been a part of my life for ten years and each year of participating has benefited me greatly. For the last three years, I have played on the Senior Girl’s A Team. When I started in Grade 10 I was very intimidated by the older girls. By the end of the season I had improved immensely in my skills, but didn’t get very much playing time. My coach told me that I needed to be more assertive and confident.

In Grade 11 I made this my goal. The change was slow, but undeniable. I started to serve as a mentor to the new players. I bonded with the team and we ended up playing together this year. This was when I finally stopped being scared to make mistakes and became a leader in my team. I was also able

While I was never the best player, the confidence and dedication that I learned from volleyball will hold more significance in my life that any physical skills of the sport. Volleyball has been a part of my life for nine years and I hope to continue playing recreationally in the future.

December 6

CAS Grade 12 Plan

For the second year of my CAS commitments I want to continue my commitments from last year. I plan to do the following:

Service

Pizza Debate Judge

Student Voice Council (Director)

Volunteer at Cedarview Residential Centre

Creativity

Human Rights Club

Student Voice Council (surveys, designing)

Action

Senior Girls Volleyball

Grade 5 volleyball assistant coach