My Graduation Plan

  1. Healthy Living
    1. This year, I am going to do yoga every weekend at home to meet DPA requirements (150 mins/week of moderate to vigorous physical activity).
    2. Next year, I will continue to do yoga every weekend at home to meet DPA requirements.
    3. Other than physical activity, I will also need a concrete plan for eating and sleeping in order to lead a healthy life after graduation.
  2. 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.
      3. __16__ of them must be from Grade 12 courses.
    2. At the end of this year, I will have __40__ credits.
  3. 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 a reference letter.
    2. I can start accumulating these hours in Grade 10 – 12
    3. My plan to earn work/volunteer hours is through multicultural leadership class.
    4. I will also need to complete a reflection that includes Employability skills that I developed, what I did, and how I benefitted from the experience. It will be __200__ typed words minimum.
  4. Career and Life
    1. In addition to updating my resume, I will also create Post-Secondary and Financial to show that I have a plan in place after graduation.
  5. When I graduate, my current plan is to travel Africa with my friends.
  6. Interview
    1. To prepare for the interview, I can look at the questions ahead of time. They are found in the GT website.
    2. My interview will be with a Riverside staff member.
  7. The 3 people at Riverside who are here to help with this process are:
    1. Mr. Ahmelich
    2. Mrs. David
    3. Counsellors


In Grade 12, I will find all the necessary documents AND submit them to 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 winter ball tickets are being sold. In 2nd semester, everything except the interview must be completed before the end of April.

Workplace Safety

To stay safe at work, first you have to main your mental health by managing stress effectively and notive the early signs of any problems. For example, go to couseling and get prescribed medicines if necessary or try to think positively.

Second, read all the warning lables and instructions thoroughly and carefully. Labels will tell you all about hazard products so you can avoid/prevent it.

Third, ask the employer to provide appropriate education such as health and safety orientation specific to the workplace.

To keep others safe at work, first we have to be well-informed about our job description and specific instructions on carying out our jobs. If you don’t receive clear instructions, then ask the employer to give clear instructions.

Second, when you see emergency situations, you have to report it accordginly to the employer as soon as possible to prevent further damage of the accident. Whether you are busy or not reporting of the event is mendatory.

Workplace story

Matthew’s story came up in my head first because I saw his story as a video today. Also I was shocked when I heard about his bad experience in the workplace. He was only 19 years old when he started to work in the restaurant. His employer wanted to him to get off work early so Matt and Danny had to clean up quickly. And that was the beginning of the accident. Matthew was disposing of oil in order to clean the kitchen and that oil was around 375 degrees. He filled a pot with and carried that pot to pour out the oil. However, at that moment he slipped on the floor and spilled oil all over his body. He burned his face, neck, chest, and all of his legs. He was seriously wounded. Finally he was carried in an ambulance and he had an operation. Nevertheless, despite the surgery he had to suffer from pain. From hearing this story, I realized that I have to be careful at my future workplace. Also I have a right to refuse employer’s orders which are unsafe. This means I don’t have to follow instructions that I don’t feel comfortable with.