Healthy Habits

Healthy Habits

24 Jan , 2018  

Food

Carry a glass or BPA free water bottle around school

Sleep

Switch to airplane mode when going to bed

Movement

Take part in a physical activity once per week

Thought

Set daily intentions

Service and Action

Beach cleanup

11 May , 2018  

This relates to questions 5 and 7 of my service as action reflection.

Service and Action

Orphanage centre

11 May , 2018  

This relates to questions 2 and 6 of my service as action reflection.

Service and Action

Thailand activity week

11 May , 2018  

This relates to questions 1, 3 and 4 of my service as action reflection.

Service and Action

Service as Action reflection

11 May , 2018  

1. How did you become more aware of your own strengths and areas for growth?

During my activity week, it became apparent to me that I was quite good at leading groups to help paint houses for underprivileged kids in Thailand. My strength was in managing people to optimise teamwork and get the job done, with a good atmosphere in the team. My weakness was not being patient when things didn’t go my way. I think I could learn to be more understanding towards others especially when they are trying their best.

2. How did you undertake challenges that developed new skills?

One of the many challenges I faced when helping kids at an orphanage was comforting them and trying to make them laugh. This was quite difficult as they only spoke Cantonese so I learned to find other mediums to spread happiness, such as hand gestures and silly faces. This was truly heartwarming as I was just doing with what I had.

3. How did you discuss, evaluate and plan student-initiated activities?

In Thailand, I was in charge of a small group of around 4 people. My job as one of the leaders was to delegate tasks to make the task more efficient. On top of that, I had to show by example to keep their morale high, so I was working just as hard.

4. How did you persevere in action?

The weather in Thailand was very hot and humid, which made the task even harder than it already was. We were out in the sun most of the day so at times the team was questioning whether to quit, but my job as a leader was to remind them that this was for a very worthy cause.

5. How did you work collaboratively with others?

When I helped at a beach cleaning earlier this year, the whole team of around 20 people worked together to make the picking up of litter more efficient. At times, trash was stuck in between rocks so working as a team to get it out or to spot it in the first place helped the process go smoothly.

6. How did you develop international-mindedness through global engagement, multilingualism and intercultural understanding?

At the orphanage, I developed open-mindedness to the kid’s cultures as I saw the sadness in their eyes and realised the lack of love they had experienced. The huge differences in our cultures meant I was faced with many challenges such as language and communication for example. This was a global engagement as I was helping them to feel loved by my funny presence around them.

7. How did you consider the ethical implications of your actions?

Beforehand I had agreed to help with the beach cleaning for one reason, and that was because I had only just realised the enormous amounts of trash that float onto the seashore in Hong Kong. I knew the damage this caused on the wildlife but also how this ruined the landscape around. Therefore I considered these implications prior to taking part, and that ultimately lead to increased motivation.

Transdisciplinary Learning

Careers Cover Letter

16 Apr , 2018  

Maxime Freyre

G10 CDNIS, Kowloon Hong Kong, (+852 0803 7645), max_freyre@gmail.com.hk

 

March 22nd, 2018

 

Mr Tim Kaiser

6th Form Student, Sevenoaks

High St, Sevenoaks TN13 1HU, UK

 

Dear Mr Kaiser,

 

I am writing to express my interest in applying as a 6th Form student at your school for the start of the 2019 school year. As a current grade 10 student of the Canadian International School of Hong Kong, I now seek a new student life in a highly achieving school, such as yours, which will challenge me both in terms of academics and extracurriculars. My interest was directed towards your school after I heard from a friend that praised your international community and balanced student life. This makes you one of the top schools in the country, and your values make me a very interested student for a position in your institution.

 

Having previously lived in England myself, I believe my attraction for the country roots in the beautiful landscapes and rich history. Both of these are seen in your campus and its surroundings. Additionally, seen as I have attended previous IB schools and wish to continue this curriculum in my new school, this leads me to think that my education standards and core values match your school’s. I know that a sense of international community makes a big part of a student’s life and I believe I am as international as there is after living abroad for ten years and attending over six schools in two continents. I take academics very seriously, which is why I have chosen to apply to your school in a pursuit to find a top IB school in England. Thus, I believe my work ethic and dedication combine to make me a very capable student entering your faculty. Extra curricular activities also contribute a big portion of my life, these include tennis and cross country. From your website, I have discovered that your fantastic facilities complement my sporting activities as you have 3 indoor tennis courts. I am equally pleased to know that cross country is a fundamental to your school’s history, seen as it has been a part of your curriculum for 150 years.

 

I look forward to discussing opportunities for an interview next week. Thank you for reviewing my application. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via the contact information above.

 

Sincerely,

 

Max Freyre

Transdisciplinary Learning

Careers Resume

16 Apr , 2018  

Maxime Freyre

G10 CDNIS, Kowloon Hong Kong, (+852 0803 7645), max_freyre@gmail.com.hk

 

Student Highlights:

  • UK regional cross country champion
  • Lived abroad for 10 years
  • Bilingual speaker
  • MUN public service officer
  • Ice hockey model for Swedish newspaper
  • Founder of revolutionary school invention

 

Education:

Canadian International School in Hong Kong (2018-present)

  • MVP cross country runner for u16 within first two days of joining the school
  • Business elective chosen for further emphasis as this is my university course
  • Acted the main role character of first drama production ‘Hospital Food’

 

Australian International school in Hong Kong (2015-2017)

 

  • Grade 9 student representative council member
  • Designed MaxAtt sprays, an award winning school deodorant for ‘best invention’
  • Photographed for the school magazine and calendar on multiple occasions

 

  • Organization coordinator of two MUN conferences in Hong Kong

 

English local high school in England (2012-2015)

  • Won regional cross country championship for u14 boys
  • Played a main roles in the annual school play ‘Bugsy Malone’

 

Swedish International school in Sweden (2007-2012)

  • Appeared in the front page of a local Swedish newspaper for ice hockey
  • Part of the school’s anti bullying team named NoMo

 

Work Experience:

  • Contributed 15 hours of community service in beach cleanups
  • Painted houses in Thailand for unprivileged children
  • Advertised and sold 5 of my own MaxAtt products to real customers  

 

Additional Skills:

  • Fluent speaker in French and English, conversational level in Spanish and Chinese
  • Proficient in microsoft word, excel and powerpoint  

 

Awards:

  • Bronze HKAYP award recipient
  • 2016 AISHK sports award

Healthy Habits

Being active

21 Mar , 2018  

Going to the gym 💪 #movement via Instagram http://ift.tt/2ps6iLK

Healthy Habits

Health and Wellness Questionnaire

18 Mar , 2018  

Health and Wellness Questionnaire

What is your energy level when your alarm goes off in the morning? *
low- fall right back to sleep
high- jump out of bed, ready to go
Do you have a hard time falling asleep? *
1- Yes
10- NO
Do you feel the need for caffeine/sugar throughout the day to stay awake? *
always
never
Do you feel like a nap mid morning and/or mid afternoon? *
always
never
Productivity/focus through all morning classes? *
Awful
Amazing
Productivity/focus through class after lunch? *
Awful
Amazing
Overall energy throughout the day?
terrible
amazing
Overall performance academically? *
terrible
amazing
How often do you participate in physical activity per week? *
Never
7 times per week
How would you rate your school/life balance? *
non existent
balanced lifestyle (academics, social, health and wellness)
Rate your overall stress levels right now. *
extremely stressed
cool as a cucumber
Add up your total score (out of 100). Select the range you fall into below. *

Healthy Habits

Eating well

14 Mar , 2018  

Hydrating while working💧 #food via Instagram http://ift.tt/2Fyt2o1

Healthy Habits

Eating well

14 Mar , 2018  

Hydrating while working💧 #food via Instagram http://ift.tt/2Fyt2o1

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