Welcome to my iFolio! My name is Janice and I have been a student in Canadian International School of Hong Kong for 12 years. I enjoy playing sports, such as volleyball and tennis, baking and cooking and also exploring the great outdoors. This iFolio is a glimpse of my learning experiences throughout PYP, MYP and DP!
This is a film created by four students regarding historical moments a family member of each student’s has experienced. The process of creating this film was very eye opening as it enabled me to better understand both the process of creating a film as well as the historical event my family member has experienced. The theme of the video was migration meaning that each interviewee was liable to migration somewhere in their life. I believe that the film did not only impact myself but also impacted my targeted audience (my peers) through their understanding of how the theme influenced the interviewees in the film. My group made the choice to address every single historical event which affected our interviewees such as the June 4th Incident and the fled of the CCP. I feel that with the context of these events, the audience now have a better understanding of the push and pull factors of migration and the liabilities that accompany the migration. Through listening to the stories, the audience now also have a better idea of what it feels like to be in their position and hence take empathy upon their situation.
Overall, I feel that without the interviewee’s participation in the film, the audience would not truly understand what migration is and how it feels like. Therefore I feel that with the addition of both the historical context provided pertain each historical event and the interviewee’s perspective on their personal circumstance, further extended the understanding of this topic for the target audience.
Primetime is an activity where members in my Canadian International School Community has the opportunity to participate in helping children in the Pre-Reception level and Reception level with their morning routines.
I have been coaching U14 girls and boys basic volleyball skills to broaden their understanding of volleyball as a sport as well as to inspire them and motivate them to participate in volleyball as an interest.
- How did you become more aware of your own strengths and areas for growth?
I became more aware of my own personal strengths and areas for growth by participating in the program Primetime and also coaching U14 volleyball kids. I was more aware of my strengths through these activities as they are activities that enjoyed participating in and chose because I had passion in them. I was more aware of my strengths and areas for growth through actively participating in collaborating with people. I learnt that a few of my strengths are interacting with people and also being organised however a weakness of mine was time management.
- How did you undertake challenges that developed new skills?
I developed new skills such as collaborating with peers that I am unfamiliar with as well as managing my time better through organising and managing events. An example of a challenge I faced was during PrimeTime when I had to organise the schedule for the volunteers so that there would be an even amount of volunteers participating every day and there would be volunteers participating daily. To solve this, I sent out a survey to ask the volunteers when they would be free so that I could collect data on each individual’s schedules and work around them to create the primetime schedule.
- How did you discuss, evaluate and plan student-initiated activities?
I initiated in the activity Primetime by speaking to Ms. Stewart, my schools counsellor about service I would be interested in and she recommended I join this activity. Instead of just participating and joining this activity, I reached out to my counsellor to find a service that I would be interested in.
- How did you persevere in action?
Like I mentioned above, when I faced a difficult situation such as the schedule in Primetime, I persevered in action and found a solution to solve the issue. I also persevered in action by forming initiative to participate in forms of service I had interest in and also would give back to my direct community in CDNIS.
- How did you work collaboratively with others?
As both Primetime and Coaching U14 kids how to play volleyball are very hands on activities that involve a lot of active participation, I learnt to work collaboratively alongside people that are younger than me and I learned to be more understanding of others and also to be more aware of how people younger than me act. I also planned the schedule of Primetime and I also coached U14 kids how to play volleyball by speaking and collaborating with my coaches on how to find new innovative methods to allowing the children to understand concepts.
- How did you develop international-mindedness through global engagement, multilingualism and intercultural understanding?
I developed international-mindedness through global engagement, multilingualism and intercultural understanding by participating and leading in these two forms of service. I was open minded to each child’s individuality and understood their perspectives and adapted to them to make them feel more engaged.
- How did you consider the ethical implications of your actions?
I considered my ethical implications by reflecting upon my actions and how I acted on that day. I always thought about what I could do better within the program when doing it or make it more enjoyable. For example during volleyball, when the students were performing one of the drills, I saw on their faces that they were quite bored therefore I arranged the drills to match their interests to make volleyball more enjoyable.