My Goals

Fitness

Take part in moderate-vigorous exercise 3 times per week.

Food

Cook at least 2 meals per week consisting of good quality protein, green vegetables, starchy veg or healthy grain

Sleep

Drink herbal tea and read a book/magazine 30-60min before bed.

Personal vs Shared Knowledge

1. Explain the map metaphor

Maps are used to display a region of the earth in a simplified version. However, not all maps serve the same purpose, so for this reason often display different topics of information. As example, a street map would display the streets in a city through scales and carefully lain out diagrams. Yet in MTR maps, stops are not always displayed to scale nor have a correct size or shape of HK.  Maps only show what you need to now, so as to better inform difference audience types.

2. What is the difference between personal knowledge and shared knowledge?

Shared knowledge is between a group of people. They are thought as of facts, as they are a shared belief among a large enough group of people. Religions, natural science laws, and other beliefs are classified as shared knowledge. In contrast, personal knowledge is something that only a single person knows or understands. All shared knowledge starts out as personal knowledge, however that does not serve to prove that one should be valued over the other, but rather they are both equally prone to being lacking or adequate in their factual accuracy.

3. If you cannot explain something to someone else, you do not know it.

I do not believe that it means you do not understand it, so much as it means that it is unimportant to others. Often we have hunches that are salient to our own survival. However, it is hard to explain a feeling to somebody who does not feel the same. That being said, another’s mental capacity to understand and analyse information does not speak to the validity of another’s knowledge and/or ability to communicate.

Balanced

Balanced: They understand the importance of intellectual, physical and emotional balance to achieve personal well-being for themselves and others.IB students are active participants in a wide range of aspects of campus life, as well as focusing on their academic development.

I consider myself to not only be an academic learner, achieving honour’s roll all terms, along with principal’s award two terms of grade 8 and 9, but also a balanced learner. I participate in many educative experiences outside of school such as krav maga, aerial silks, piano, and flute.

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Aerial silks class (not me)

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Certification of completion of flute exams, with distinction

Risk Taker

Risk Taker: They approach unfamiliar situations and uncertainty with courage and forethought, and have
the independence of spirit to explore new roles, ideas and strategies. They are brave and articulate in defending
their beliefs. IB students transition well to challenging university settings and show resilience and determination in their work.
In academics, they have the confidence to approach new or unfamiliar subjects or material.

 

I have traveled many new countries, and strayed outside of my comfort zone to experience new activities and culture. I have travelled to numerous countries, both within and outside the school’s programs despite the activities we participate in not being activities I am accustomed to. I also take risks in performing numerous times outside of school for a variety of concerts and other opportunities.

 

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Me drinking kava, a traditional Fijian drink

 

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Certificate of appreciation for piano performance, 2015

Communicator

CommunicatorThey understand and express ideas and information confidently and creatively in more
than one language and in a variety of modes of communication. They work effectively and willingly in collaboration
with others.

During the Fiji trip, I took extra measures to work in conjunction with my group mates so as to improve the efficiency of our work ethic. In consequence, we did an assembly line style of working on the concrete path which led to it being built quicker than we’d originally expected. Along with this, I am able to speak both French and Chinese at a higher level. I took French HL last year, along with being in phase 4 Chinese this year, despite not being a native speaker to the language.

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Classroom at the Fijian classroom, inside of our work area.

 

Knowledgable

Knowledgable: They explore concepts, ideas and issues that have local and global significance. In so doing,
they acquire in-depth knowledge and develop understanding across a broad and balanced range of disciplines.
IB students are extraordinarily well prepared for the academic requirements of university coursework.

As a knowledgable learner, I am well-developed in my academic studies. For example, I have attained honour’s roll all terms of my upper school experience, along with principal’s award twice, and also a drama subject award. I take a variety of courses at the school, double math and music among them, to expand my academic abilities to a wider range of subjects.

 

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Honour’s roll certificate, I do not have any photos of my certificates

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Principal’s award certificate, I do not have any photos of my certificates

 

Reflection on Design

To what extent has the film raised the target audiences knowledge and understanding of how the theme/event influenced the central characters?

I believe that our documentary raised understanding of prejudices faced by different people in different cultures and regions across the world. They were given evidence of how prejudice was used against people in their everyday lives to make them slaves to oppressive systems to which they broke free of. Faisal was able to eventually overcome the racism exerted upon his as a child by becoming a lawyer, Lizzy’s mom managed to succeed in the business world despite being told women couldn’t work as well as men could, and Margaret’s dad managed to overcome the discrimination that came with poverty and living in HK.

Caring

I consider myself to be a caring learner. Caring is defined as;

Caring They show empathy, compassion and respect towards the needs and feelings of others. They have
a personal commitment to service, and act to make a positive difference to the lives of others and to the environment. IB students tell us they bring this commitment to community and others to their activities and leadership roles at university and carry it throughout their lives.

I have participated in numerous community service activities, throughout the course of my upper school experience, to show respect to other peers and communities. I act on my desire to make the world a better place, shown through my commitment to community services. Examples of this include charity work with the elderly, piano concert at a church, participating in multiple school led concerts, ushering at a school musical, teaching underprivileged children in Yau Ma Tei, building a concrete path in Fiji, and building a classroom in Laos.

 

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2014, Winter Concert

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Laos, Classroom Building

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2014, Yau Ma Tei

Gr 7 singers (2)

2013, Choir Event

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2015, Beginning of our progress at the Fijian School