this year my creative commitment is the student voice council. I am going to be taking a larger leadership role in the student voice council. Our group is sort of on hold right now. We seem to be having trouble getting things done, especially without the grade twelves who played a large role in the club. earlier this year we discussed strategies to get more student feedback on how student life is for them. we had initially planned to send out a survey, but it has not been done. we had also collaborated with mr. wray to decide on an advertising strategy that the student body would like more than the old one. we were told that the theme of the old one needed to be kept the same, but how it is used is up to us. we discussed a few different ways of going about this, but ended up decided on going with a similar design as before, only using mulgrave students. we thought that this way we would be able to show the many diverse accomplishments and passions of the student body. we left of with having two representatives from each grade find two student in their grade that would agree to be photographed and have their photos used in public advertisements, although i do not believe that anybody actually did this. once we begin to meet more steadily, this will be one of the projects on the top of our list.
right now I am falling a little behind in my cas commitments. I am going to start volunteering at a senior residential care facility next month. the student voice council is struggling a little with participation and commitment to following through with portfolios. I am planning to formulate a new plan for the rest of the year so that we are more effective. this will hopefully be put into action next month as finding time between school and work is proving to be hard.
So far this year I have changed my CAS commitments. I have been unable to make my creativity commitment because I have to work on the weekends which is when the conferences are. Instead I am going to use student voice council as my creativity commitment. We are attempting to continue to design a new sweater, it is probably going to be put in use mid year next year.
This year I play on the Jr. A Volleyball team. Since we have girls from grades 9-11, we play both Senior and Junior teams. I am really happy that I got onto this team because I am able to play with the same Grade 11 girls as I did last year, (there is no Senior A team), and as well get to know some of the girls in other grades. As the season comes to a close, I am happy with my improvement this year. Although there are many things that I could still work on, I have really improved my serve. I am now able to serve consistently and even aim it to a better spot on the court. I think that I have also improved on my hitting and passing. In comparison to last year, I think that I am much more confident and aggressive in practices and on the court during games. This Friday there is the Jr. ISAA Tournament which the Grade 11 can’t play in. I am looking forward to ending the season next week with the Senior tournament the following week and hopefully doing well.
- To be more organized and stop procrastinating
- “me” goal
- Start homework right when I get home
- Keep a list of what I have to do
- Refrain from watching TV or going on social media
- “me” goal
- To keep up to date with CAS
- Write a post every two weeks
- Try recording posts
- Improve in volleyball and get more playing time
- work on my serve
- be more confident and aggressive on the court
- work on my passing
This year I have changed quite a bit. I really worked hard to improve my grades, especially in Math and French. My favorite subjects are still English and Math, but I have started to also enjoy science a lot. This year, I found my hardest subject to be DT, but I already sort of knew that DT might be a problem. This year I tried to talk to my teachers more if I was finding that I wasn’t getting the grades I wanted to achieve. Outside of school, a few of my interests have changed. Music is a big part of my life and the genres that I enjoyed last year morphed into different ones. I have also tried to spend more time with my sisters, especially my older sister as she is graduating next year. I found that I was really able to bond with her over our shared interests such as music and TV shows that we both love. Some of my hobbies include writing, playing guitar, volleyball, baking and singing. Grade 9 started off a little bit rocky as I found that I didn’t have any of my close friends in most of my classes, but I was able to use this to an advantage as I was able to focus more on work. Overall, grade 9 was a really good year and I can’t wait to be apart of the senior school next year.
This year for DPA I have done several things. Firstly, as seen in the charts that I did volleyball in the first term and as well the volleyball elective. On top of this, I play basketball at home with my sisters whenever it is sunny. As well, I might go for a run or walk or go swimming depending on the weather as well. On average, I do about 30-45 minutes of physical activity each day, but sometimes more or a little less depending on the amount of homework and time that I have. This summer I plan to spend a lot of time outside, swimming, playing basketball, running, walking and other outdoor activities.