Final Reflection

The year is almost over and now it is time to reflect on my learning outcomes of CAS and how I have developed my knowledge from the beginning of the year, till now. I joined different activities for the fun of it, little did I know I was learning so much at the same time. Through all the different activities I have been doing, all of them have resulted as very educational, fun, learning experiences for me. Over the course of the year, I did many team sports such as  synchro, basketball and volleyball. These action commitments made me improve my collaboration with others on the team as well as improving my skills for the sport. Not only did developing the skill of collaboration helped me with sports, it also helped me collaborate during group projects with other classmates. Some service commitments I did over the year was MPS and volunteering at mosque and at Solegirls. From service activities like these, I have developed the CAS learning outcome, planning and initiative and ethics.  Creativity commitments such as band and choir helped me take my mind off academics so I could focus more on other things. From these commitments, I have developed new knowledge about these topics greatly. Overall, from my CAS commitments, I have had a lot of fun and I have learned many things.

Updated CAS

Major Action:

Synchronized Swimming- at the beginning of May, summer season began. I am swimming at this swim club called NVC, it stands for North Vancouver Cruisers. We are going to be finding out our teams and starting our routines in 2 weeks!

Basketball- I was on the Grade 7B basketball team this year and our coaches were CJ and Vic from Grade 11. I learned many new skills and had a lot of fun on the teams. We placed 2nd at our tournament.

Volleyball- I was also on the volleyball team. Our coach was Ms.Bingham and we all had a lot of fun waking up every morning at 6am to get to practice on time.

Solegirls- I volunteer at this club in the junior school called Solegirls. Although I volunteer at this club, it also incorporates running with the kids. I have been doing this club since the beginning of term 2.

Active for Life- this is my Wednesday elective and we have done sports and activities such as rock climbing, snow shoeing, ice skating, hiking, lawn bowling, indoor bowling and curling. It has been a lot of fun because I love doing different types of sports we don’t get to experience at school.

Major Service:

Volunteering at Solegirls- This happens every Friday from 2-4 and I help out with activities and talk to the girls there.

Volunteering at mosque- I volunteer at Jamat Khana every Friday or Saturday and it is great because it makes you feel great when you help others out.

MPS- Although we haven’t gathered a lot of information during the year about the students opinions, we set up a poll recently and also set up a town hall where we gathered feedback and questions from the students of how to make Mulgrave better..

Minor Service:

Vow of Silence- I successfully completed the vow of silence for the school day. I found it a challenge not to talk because talking is how I keep myself preoccupied and that is also how we interact with others around us.

Open House- In the winter, I volunteered to do an open house and showed a Grade 7 student around the school. We also explained to her about IB, CAS, edublogs and much more.

Major Creativity:

Concert Band- Although I missed the Whistler Cantando Festival, we are right now practicing for the Arts-appaloosa. We are playing four pieces there. The pieces are: Star Wars, Ancient Echoes, Newfoundland and  Funeral March.

Concert Choir- In choir, we are also practicing for the Arts-appaloosa. We are going to sing the Mass Choir song (which I don’t know yet), Stand by Me and probably this song called Pure Imagination.

Art of Today- This is an elective I am in. Every week, there is a new project that we do. I like this elective because I can explore different mediums of art which I never do.

Journalism- This is also one of my electives and we make mini videos on events that are happening during school. Currently, we are making a mini video about the, “Grade 12 IB Art Exhibition”. We also learned how to use this program called Final Cut Pro and we learned how to edit.

Minor Creativity:

Arts-appaloosa- This concert is happening on Wednesday. We are show casing our knowledge about African music and culture.

Christmas Concert- Concert that was so much fun in December! Our hard work preparing for this concert totally payed off!

 

CAS Goals; Major’s and Minor’s

 

# Major Commitments
long-term commitments that support the 8 Learning Outcomes (noted below)
Categories

CAS Learning Outcome(s)
Covered[1]
Time Commitment  (estimate per week) Service Commitment Type (Service ONLY):
1 Local/Global Impact
2 School-based initiative
*Please put a “C” in  service section for the Collaborative Group Project
Goals:
Set a goal(s) for each commitment to help you achieve your CAS eFolio expectations and 8 Learning Outcomes (noted below)
1 Choir and Band Creativity Exploration 2 hours each   Band: To improve my level of difficulty of playing music with the right dynamics, sound, accents by the end of the year.

Choir: To start singing different parts instead of alto only.

2 Synchronized Swimming Action New Skills 2 hours   To complete star 5 by the end of the year.
3 Volunteer at mosque Service Commitment 1h30min to 2h Local To go to Khana at least once a week in my volunteers uniform.
# Minor Commitments
short-term  commitments, especially appropriate for new experiences or learning
Categories

CAS Learning Outcome(s)
Covered
Time Commitment  (estimate per week) Service Commitment Type (Service ONLY):
1 Local/Global Impact
2 School-based initiative
*Please put a “C” in  service section for the Collaborative Group Project
Goals:
Set a goal(s) for each commitment to help you achieve your CAS eFolio expectations and 8 Learning Outcomes (noted below)
1 Debate/Public Speaking Creativity Planning and Initiative 1h   To improve my expression and eye contact while talking in front of people.
2 Volleyball Action Exploration 2h30m   By the end of the season I want to get at least 5 good spikes in games.
3 MPS Service Collaboration 1 hour School based initiative To play an active role at MPS every meeting.

 

CAS eFOLIO 8 LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. SELF-AWARENESS: demonstrating personal growth and intrapersonal understanding, developing skills of resilience, resourcefulness and problem-solving when facing challenges;
  2. EXPLORATION: engaging in new challenges and new interests, taking risks, and extending existing passions;
  3. PLANNING & INITIATIVE: developing and organising  activities with others; taking on roles and responsibilities;
  4. COLLABORATION: working collaboratively with others, making new connections, sharing responsibility, and facing problems together; collaboration must include one service-based group project
  5. COMMITMENT: demonstrating to varying degrees genuine dedication to commitments. At a minimum, this implies engagement, participation, perseverance and responsibility in developing, facilitating and reflecting on CAS initiatives;
  6. ETHICS: developing a caring and ethical appreciation of relationships and experiences and implications at school and beyond;
  7. 7.      NEW SKILLS:  engaging in new learning.