1.       Healthy Living

 a.       This year, I am doing gymnastics to meet DPA requirements (150 mins/week of moderate to vigorous physical activity).

 b.       Next year, I will still continue gymnastics to meet DPA requirements.

 c.       Other than physical activity, I will also need a concrete plan for healthy eating and stress management in order to lead a healthy life after graduation.


2.       Course Credits

 a.       I need 80 credits to graduate. A typical course is worth 4 credits.

                                                               i.      48 of them must be from required courses.

                                                             ii.      28 of them must be from electives.

                                                           iii.      16 of them must be from Grade 12 courses.

  b.       At the end of this year, I will have 40 credits.


3.       Community Connections

  a.       I need 30 hours of work/volunteer experience. To show I completed this, I must show proof in the form of pay stub or reference letter.

  b.       I can start accumulating these hours in Grade 10.

  c.       My plan to earn work/volunteer hours is through getting a job and saving up for post secondary.

 d.       I will also need to complete a reflection that includes the employability skills I learned while I worked, what I did in the job specifically , and how has the experience benefitted me. It will be 200 typed words minimum.


4.       Career and Life

a.       In addition to updating my resume, I will also create career, life, and financial plan to show that I have a plan in place after graduation.

b.       When I graduate, my current plan is to attend UBC and stay until I get my degree in Arts and have a career as an animator.

5.       Interview

a.       To prepare for the interview, I can look at the questions ahead of time. They are found on the GT website to prepare.

b.       My interview will be with a Riverside staff member.

6.       The 3 people at Riverside who are here to help with this process are:

a.       Mr. Ahmelich

b.       Ms. Chapell

c.       Ms. Luddu (My counselor)

In Grade 12, I will find all the necessary documents AND submit them to the website.

I will complete Grad Transitions 12 whenever I have English 12. If I have it in 1st semester, I must complete everything except the interview before Winter ball tickets go on sale. In 2nd semester, everything except the interview must be completed before the end of April.


So for planning we had a really informative lecture on workplace safety so let’s talk about ways to stay safe shall we?

For me, I’m a very shy introverted person but I will try my best to ask for help if I don’t know what I’m doing, I’m also very clumsy so I’d rather be awkward and safe then wing something new.

I’ll try my best to watch out for any potential hazards like things on the ground and electrical cords because again, I’m a clumsy person and don’t want stitches.

If I can I’ll try to wear work safe clothes so nothing baggy or uncomfortable because a sweater could get stuck to a saw, who really knows what get up to.

And along with that I’d try my best to watch out for others by making sure everyone knows what they’re doing and clean stuff off the ground for coworkers.

Besides that, we were learning about stories from others and the one that was really memorable was with Mat and oil accident. It was really memorable to me because that’s always a fear of mine for my dad as he is a chef and using a deep fryer everyday and it was really heart breaking and traumatizing for a 19 year old to experience. It really taught me to trust my gut in situations like that and to always look out for yourself. 

Thanks for reading now go work safe!


“The effects of racism are more than just words. To some, they are bullets that leave life-altering scars. The effects of racism are more than hurt feelings, it can lead to constant self-doubt, low self-esteem, and overall shame of one’s identity. In “What you remember of the Evacuation”, the narrator didn’t just feel sad, she was ashamed. Ashamed of herself, her culture, and her worth. Racism can change the way you feel about yourself in negative ways. Effects of racism aren’t just cuts you can bandage up and forget about, they are life-changing reminders of a problem you can’t control. In the book Indian Horse, the racism doesn’t just stop at the end of residential schools, they follow the protagonist everywhere. People where ever he goes call him names solely for his skin colour. It’s not like they teach you how to deal with racism at school so the protagonist didn’t know how to handle it. The protagonist stayed strong with his culture but not everyone ca. Lots of people can give into the insults, and sadly, it happens too often. We learn about people all around the world fighting against racism until the last drop of blood is shed. Racism isn’t just a punch, it’s a hole that too many people fall into.”


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