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GCD: Wellness

During ninth grade and tenth grade, I took Personal and Social Health Education (PSHE) as one of my school subjects. Through spending my time on this subject, I have improved my mental/emotional and social wellness. In this class, I was able to learn about my strengths and weaknesses as an individual and as a social…

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GCD: Advanced Academics

I have maintained high level academic achievements throughout each subject area and also have improved in areas where I did not reach the top band. As an evidence, I received six 7s and three full highly-developed AtLs on my Grade 9 semester 2 report card, while I received seven 7s and seven full highly-developed AtLs…

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GCD: Academic Skills

In the past four years of learning at YIS, I have greatly developed my self-management skill, collaboration skill and research skill. The skill that I was aware of not doing well was self-management skill. I knew that I always got distracted and couldn’t get work done until very late at night. There was always a…

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GCD: Personal Goal

Evidence (My PP Report) The Grade 10 Personal Project was a great experience for me to work independently and complete a whole project by myself. This Project was divided into four criteria: Criterion A (goal, prior learning), Criterion B (planning), Criterion C (the success of my product), and Criterion D (reflecting). This project was around…

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GCD: Multilingualism

I was born in Japan, and Japanese is my first language. When I became an elementary student, I was enrolled in an international school, and that was my start to learning English. Before I enrolled in the school, I had almost no prior knowledge of English. I remember studying English at ‘Kumon’, but I only…

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GCD: Management

Personal Project was a huge part of my Grade 10 school life and it was the project that required me the most management and organization skills out of all other projects and tasks I’ve done both at school and outside of school. I started this project at the very end of Grade 9 and continued…

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GCD: Wilderness Engagement

For G10 expedition, I chose to go to Okinawa to earn a PADI open water dive certification. It was my first experience diving and I was excited, but also really nervous about it. Before the expedition, it was our responsibility to study the diving workbook we received months prior to the trip. I studied about…

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GCD: Global Understanding

Between February 4th and 12th (2018), I travelled to Cambodia as part of a service trip that the school offers along with other students from my grade and the grade above. It was my first time going to a country outside of my home countries (Japan and China), and I was eager to see how…

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GCD: Artistic Expression

I have started playing the piano when I was four years old, and am still continuing to practice new skills and play new songs for more than eleven years. It took a long time (maybe six years) until my technical skill was at a level that I could sight-read and play an intermediate-level song. Back…

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GCD: Community Engagement

A few years ago, I was a part of GIN CAS, a service club. A part of this club activity was to go visit the Chiku Center, where people served simple food and fruits to the local homeless and the local people few times a week in a park in Kotobukicho area, near the school….

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