Essential Agreements

1. Be inclusive of others.

2. Maintain adequate standards of courtesy and respect.

C/A/S/ Photo

This is a photo of myself and the school horse I was riding, Persia.

This is a photo of myself and the school horse I was riding, Persia.

2014-2015 C/A/S Reflection Noº 7

This final C.A.S. reflection will be on my minor creativity, open art room. For a couple weeks, I attended open art room on a regular basis to finish/catch up on a pottery project I had been working on for my “Magic of Mud” L.E.A.P. elective. Doing so allowed me to become better acquainted with my style of learning. I learned that I work best in quiet areas, with little or no people around me. This allows me to increase focus on my work and minimize distractions. Picking up on strategies to help myself learn is what we have been learning about in Life & Learning Skills 8, and my minor C.A.S. experience has really helped with that.

2014-2015 C/A/S Reflection Noº 6

This brief reflection will be on my minor action commitment, the grade 8-9 girls basketball B-team at Mulgrave. This commitment was formerly ice skating lessons, but as I chose not to do ice skating this year, it has been changed to basketball. What I have learned from this experience is that working as a team an staying committed to tasks when working in a group is very important. This year, all the scheduled games were cancelled because players (including myself) were missing practice, sometimes without notice. As a result, there was no harmony between the team members, and we were unable to prepare for games.

Feedback Reflections 2014-2015

1. Best moment(s) in Term 1 or proudest achievement(s). If it’s the same as what you have posted in the Google Form that’s fine.

My proudest achievements in Term 1 have been receiving several level 7-8s in science, French, and humanities (social studies). I am also proud of having received a level 5 in P.E.

2. Goal(s) for Term 2

My goals for Term 2 are the following:

  • To achieve several level 7-8s in visual arts.
  • To improve my performing arts grades into level 6-7s.
  • To continue attaining high levels of achievement in science, French, and humanities (social studies).
  • To achieve level 6-7s on maths tests as well as investigations.

3. Something your teachers, parents can do to help you achieve your goals in Term 2.

My teachers and parents could help me achieve my Term 2 goals by constantly giving me feedback on my strengths and areas of improvement. My parents could help me with my maths practices so that attaining level 6-7s on tests becomes a realistic goal.

4. Something you really want to change or do better in academics.

I would like to improve my performing arts grades and achieve level 6-7s on maths tests.

5. Something you want to change or do better in CAS or outside school.

I would like to start making an effort to complete (to the best of my ability) the homework I receive from my Farsi class. I would also like to begin allotting time outside school for reading, in English, Farsi, and French.

2014-2015 C/A/S Reflection Noº 5

This post will be a reflection on my major service commitment, the Change Makers club. I do not have much to say about my experience being part of this club, however it has given me the opportunity to learn about global issues and what organizations and businesses are doing to help resolve them. Also, our group has decided to sell stickers in the future and my design was one of the 3-4 to be chosen. That is all I have to say; more will come soon!

G8 Goal Commitment Form 2014-2015

Short Term Goals (title)

1. To read more than twice a week.

2. To complete the C/A/S program on time.

3. To manage time more effectively.

Long Term Goal (title)

1. To become more accustomed with group work.

2. To achieve a level 7 in at least one subject.

3. To achieve at least a level 5 in P.E.

Collaborative Goal (title) (1)

1. To take the level 7 piano examination at the end of the year.

2014-2015 C/A/S Reflection Noº 4

I have chosen my Farsi class as my major creativity C.A.S. commitment, and from this experience I have learned the importance of completing assigned homework and paying attention in class. The practice of new lessons must be done at home, and class time is for correcting mistakes and asking the teacher for help on areas in need of development. If the entire class does not complete their homework, then the teacher will be unable to do their job of teaching new concepts and the students will be forced to learn what they should have at home in class, thus resulting in the delay of new lessons and hindered general learning. With this new/reinforced knowledge, from now on I will do my best to ensure that all of my homework is completed, and that I stay engaged in class. Missing out on lessons and instructions is disadvantageous, as it results in lack of understanding of the given work.

2014-2015 C/A/S Reflection Noº 3

I enjoyed going to Action 4 Esther because it gave me the opportunity to experience (to a lesser extent) the problems occurring in developing areas of the world. It was nice to “walk in someone else’s shoes” and to view the world from the perspective of somebody going through the wars in Sierra Leone because it allowed me to understand the importance of education. I loved seeing that people, such as Esther herself, are making such positive contributions to their societies despite the hardships they went through.

What I learned from this experience is it is important to understand the true value of education and family. I now know how fortunate I am to be going to an IB private school and to be living with my family in Canada. Having experienced what the children in Sierra Leone are experiencing opened my eyes and resulted me in learning that children my age are prohibited from having a proper childhood and are going through horrible things. Knowing this will encourage me to donate and to support Esther’s Echo.

2014-2015 C/A/S Reflection Noº 2

Another important lesson that I have learned from my horseback riding lessons is that it is important to forget the past and to stay in the present moment. During one of my lessons, I refused to canter because I felt that the horse I was on had too much energy. I recalled the lesson where I was on a horse with excessive energy that wouldn’t listen to me, and remembered that he caused me to fall during canter. With that memory, I held myself back when I really could have learned how to deal with an energetic horse. I now know that I should always listen to my instructor and never to hold myself back, because how will I ever learn if I’m constantly living the past?

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