In December, the student ambassadors arranged a lunch “hang out” where all the new students this year got to come and have pizza with the student ambassadors and talk about how they’re enjoying Mulgrave so far, and for everyone to get to no others better or talk to people they haven’t gotten to talk to much, and meet new people.
Over the volleyball season, our team worked together and became closer to one another (as it was a grade 9 and 10 team). At the very start of our season we went to the “Dig It” tournament at St Johns School Vancouver. That was our very first time playing together as a team and we came in second place, winning silver metals, with the loss against West Point Grey in the Championship Gold Metal game. As the season continued we got more and more closer and more comfortable playing with each other. By the end of the season we had only lost one game, against Stratford Hall, and was in for the Playoffs. For the play offs we got to play at Harry Jerome. We came in 5th place as all the team were very evenly skilled, we knew that going into the playoffs it was going to be a hard plays due to the team being all even. Overall, I had a great season this year and I can’t wait for next years volleyball season.
This year for one of my minor activities, I joined the mulgrave volleyball team. I have been on the mulgrave team since I was in grade 5 when I was on the grade 5 volleyball team. This year I was part of the Mulgrave Junior B Girls Volleyball Team. My coach was Mrs Reis and we had a great season. We were able to work on our skills; passing, setting, hitting, serving, digging, etc. as well learning a new ways we played such as 4 2, and 5 1.
Overall, for my progress report card I was happy with it. I noticed that for most of my subjects, I was in consistently highlighted in the 3/4, 5/6 which was a good place for me to be at. For some of my subject I was surprised by the mark I was highlighted in (positive way). I was very proud of all my subject, however I was especially proud of my Performing arts, Math, and PE mark because I was highlight in all the 5/6 band. I also noticed that for my mark I received on my ATL skills, for organization and collaboration I mostly hd the mark of E and I noticed that Reflection is one skill that I can work on in all my subjects. The way how I will improve on my reflection skill is to talk in depth about what I thought about it and put some meaning into it. Overall I am happy with my progress report card and am looking forward to a good year.
Major: Piano and the Senior School Play
Minor: We Day
Major: Dance (Acrobatics)
Minor: Volleyball and Basketball
Major: Student Ambassador
Minor: not sure yet
This year the Grade 9’s for our camping trip will be kayaking up Indian Arm. We will be staying at 2 out of the 3 different camp sites. I have multiple goals which I would like to achieve. One of my mains goals is to make the new kids feel welcomed. I will know if I have achieved this goal because to accomplish it I need to be friendly and welcoming.
This years CAS experience has been great and I am excited for next years CAS. I have fulfilled all the CAS requirements and updated my efolio.
For my major CAS service I was a part of MSAC (Middle School Action Counsel) and we did many activities throughout the year such as; Halloween Haunted House, 5 days of Christmas, supported Spirit Week, Grade 8/9 Social Dance, Pyjama Day, 6/7 social. For my minor CAS service I did open art and helped with cleaning up the cafeteria. For my major CAS action I was a part of my dance studio and did Acrobatics. Acrobatics was on Monday nights for an hour and we would prepare for our exam for half of the year and then the other half of the year we would work on a dance to show at the end of the year to our parents. For my minor CAS action I was a part of the school’s grade 8 girls volleyball team and the grade 8/9 A girls basketball team. For volleyball and basketball I got to improve on my skills and I got to know more people that were on my team and we became a family. For my major CAS creativity I did piano and was a part of the Middle School Concert Choir. In choir we learned a bunch of new songs and got to collaborate with the grade 7’s and 9’s. We also got to go to 2 festivals with one being at Whistler. For piano I had been working on my grade 5 exam and had been working on my BASIC theory exam and just finished it on Saturday. For my minor CAS creativity I went to We Day. We Day was tons of fun as I got to learn more about our world, how we can help and much more.
My most achievable CAS is my Acrobatics because I have been working towards my Emerald (level 7) exam for two years and I finally did the exam and passed successfully. I had been preparing for the exam for two years and have been working on teh exercises and tricks that were required in order to pass the exam.
Monday – basketball practice 1h 15min, acrobatics 1h
Wednesday – basketball practice 1h 15min
Saturday – basketball practice/game 2h, go to the gym with a group of kids (around my age) and train
Sunday – go outside for 1h and practice volleyball/basketball or go for a walk/run
Last week, MSAC put together a Grade 8/9 Dance Social. It was lots of fun. We got to hang around other you might have not known very well, and hang out with other people that are in a different grade then you. The dance for me was great. I got to know others I did not know very well and hang out, bond, and dance with everyone else. It was a fun experienced and really helped the grade 8/9’s have great time together as one. Thanks to the grade 9 leaders, Ms Roy and everyone else who pitched in and helped out.
Just after spring break, I got involved in Mustangs, which is basically an area for your to improve on your skills, technique, shooting, and have some games and tournaments. I have been doing Mustangs ever since grade 6. This year I am part of the 7/8 (U14) Mustangs programme. We have 23 players that are involved through 7 and 8. I am looking forward to how this years Mustang will be like