About two weeks ago, I had my first interview with Mr Bunce where we went through all of my CAS projects.
As my first creativity project, me and Aisya decided to start a Sekolah Bisa Band. Our goal is for the Sekolah Bisa kids to compose and record their own song. We have already started this project and have been doing it every once a week for the past two months. During this session, I focus on teaching the kids how to play the ukulele. Aisya teaches the kids how to sing and also play the piano. Liam recently joined the project and has helped us with teaching the kids how to play the piano. We’ve been covering songs such as “I’m yours” by Jason Mraz and “Laskar Pelangi” by nidji. Later on, I’ll be teaching the kids several different instruments, whatever they are interested in. We’re trying to perfect these two songs in order to perform in the Christmas concert.
The second creativity project I’ll be doing is designing the year 13 yearbook. Even though we haven’t started yet, I’m going to try my best and make what the year 13s are hoping to look for. It will take a year to make the yearbook and during this year, I’ll be fully committed to gather information and to suggest new ideas for the yearbook.
LO:3 I plan and initiate – As we have only one hour a week with the Sekolah Bisa kids, I have to plan the lesson so we don’t waste any time. Also teaching the kids require a lot of planning as they need to learn from the basics.
LO:5 I demonstrate collaborative skills. I recognize benefits of collaboration – In order to function as a band, we need to work together. We, as in with the kids and also with the group members.
For my activity, as I’m trying to improve my cardio, I would run 1 lap (300m) and depart every two minutes. I would continuously do this until I can’t run anymore. Running at a steady pace is the fundamental key to doing this program. If I run 1 lap in less than 2 minutes, I would have extra time where I can rest. However, if I can’t run 1 lap in 2 minutes, I would have to try to run faster and catch up with the 2 minute cycle.
LO:1 I identify my strengths. I identify areas for growth – From sticking to my program, I know what I’m capable of doing. As I will be recording how many cycles I can accomplish, I’ll be able to see my progress.
LO:4 I show commitment. I preserve – Doing the program requires determination and commitment as I have to keep running until I hit my limit.
I’m part of the Sekolah Bisa Management and I have the job of an accountant where I’m responsible for the finance of the Sekolah Bisa. As we’re still in the middle of transition we haven’t done anything yet. We’re still gathering the information and will be starting in term 2.
The Sekolah Bisa Band is not only my creativity project, but also my service project. As I’m teaching them a skill which they could use in the future, I consider it as a service project.
LO:4 I show commitment. I preserve – If I drop out as the accountant during the middle of the year, the Sekolah Bisa technically wouldn’t be able to operate. As I have this huge responsibility, I need to be committed.
LO:5 I demonstrate collaborative skills. I recognize benefits of collaboration – Both of my service projects require good collaboration. Without working together, nothing could be done. In the case of Sekolah Bisa Management, when Sekolah Bisa is running out of money, I need to talk with the members that are in charge of getting sponsors to sponsor Sekolah Bisa.