Confederation Project Questions

  1. What colony did you represent?

I represented the Newfoundland colony.

  1. What did you feel were the biggest or most important issues for your colony?

Our biggest issues were transportation throughout the island colonies since we are nowhere near the other colonies. Also, we no longer have any trading routes due to British leaving us behind.

  1. What strategy did your group come up with to deal with those issues?

We made an agreement with the other colonies to make ferry system (which we pay the most for) we also have trading deals without the colonies that are made easier through our ferry system.

  1. Did you have to make any concessions during the negotiation phase?  If so, what agreements or concessions did you come up with?

During the negotiation phase we did not eat to have to pay anything for the railway but it was not going to work out that way so now we are paying 10%.

  1. Were you happy with the outcome of the confederation debates?

Yes, I feel like we got most of what we wanted and didn’t have to give up too much.

  1. What is one thing you wish had happened differently with the final results and why?

I still hoped that we would not have to pay anything for the railway but we can’t always get what we want.



My Graduation Plan

  1. Healthy Living
    1. This year, I am participating in PE 10 and hockey to meet DPA requirements (150 mins/week of moderate to vigorous physical activity).
    2. Next year, I will play hockey and workout on my own to meet DPA requirements.
    3. Other than physical activity, I will also need a concrete plan for working out and eating well in order to lead a healthy life after graduation.


  1. Course Credits
    1. I need 80 credits to graduate. A typical course is worth 4 credits.
      1. 48 of them must be from required courses.
      2. 28 of them must be from electives.
  • 16 of them must be from Grade 12 courses.
  1. At the end of this year, I will have 40 credits.


  1. Community Connections
    1. I need 30 hours of work/volunteer experience. To show I completed this, I must show proof in the form of a pay stub or reference letter.
    2. I can start accumulating these hours in Grade 10.
    3. My plan to earn work/volunteer hours is through working.
    4. I will also need to complete a reflection that includes which employability skills, what I did, and how I benefited from it. It will be 200 typed words minimum.


  1. Career and Life
    1. In addition to updating my resume, I will also create post secondary and financial plan to show that I have a plan in place after graduation.
    2. When I graduate, my current plan is to go to University.
  2. Interview
    1. To prepare for the interview, I can look at the questions ahead of time. They are found on the GT website.
    2. My interview will be with a riverside staff member.
  3. The 3 people at Riverside who are here to help with this process are:
    1. Mr. Thomson
    2. Counsellor
    3. Ms. David


In Grade 12, I will find all the necessary documents AND submit them on the GT 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 the sale of Winter Ball. In 2nd semester, everything except the interview must be completed before the end of April.

My Stress Vulnerability Survey

My goal for levelling my amount of stress is to improve my very bad sleep schedule. To help I will get rid of any distractions that keep me awake (phone, laptop etc.) and I will also make sure that i am calm before bed by maybe having a bath.

Penny Lab


This experiment investigated… The amount of water droplets that would fit on a clean and soap covered penny with our spilling over.

In order to study the problem… We tested the experiment on both the clean and soap covered pennies 4 times, calculated their averages and drew and described the experiment.

Results showed… That the clean penny held much more water droplets than the penny covered in soap. The soap covered penny held the water droplets flat while the clean penny held the water droplets in a dome like shape.

This proved the hypothesis that if the penny is clean, then the penny will keep more water drops than the testing liquid will, was supported because I thought that the clean penny would hold more water droplets and it held about 28.25 more drops more than the soap covered penny on average.

To extend the experiment we could have tried dipping the penny in different liquids. For example, we could have dipped the penny in oil, which would have a very different effect than the clean or soap covered pennies would have.

If we repeated the experiment we would need to make sure that the penny was absolutely dry and that we had more paper towels. Also, it would be good to know how much water came out per drop to get a more accurate trial.