This year is my fourth year of high school and my fourth Kahaani. This was the first major dance production I had been apart of and I joined it because I loved the unique stories the show had portrayed through dance and raising awareness of a worthy cause.

As someone who was too afraid to dance in grade 9, I decided to start off as an emcee
From grade 9, I wanted to continue and be apart of this event every year. This has shown my consistent commitment to this cause and this show. I’ve stayed involved in it every year, no matter what.

As the entire dance is a partner dance, something I only did for half the dance last year, it’s been difficult. Working in collaboration with a partner for the entire dance is hard especially when you both know different sections of the dance and forget others. It’s important that we keep communicating when things are difficult. That is why, we have arranged timings to practise on our own.

Below is a short preview of one of the four mini dances within our large dance. We have managed to finish learning the entire dance in the first three sessions. I am looking forward to it all coming together for the final show.



Learning Objective- 4 COMMITMENT (Showing perseverance, resilience and commitment in activities)

Learning Objective- 5 COLLABORATION (Working together to achieve an outcome)



Yearbook – Senior Pages

Yearbook is one of the activities I have continued throughout my entire high school experience but this year I decided to take it on in a different way from previous years. Previously, I had always been in yearbook photography so this year I decided to be a part of the senior pages committee as this year I am a senior! I’ve always felt very passionate about the grade through my involvement in prom and through being the admin of the class of ’19 facebook page. This with my previous leadership role as head of photography helped me run and successfully receive the role of being head of senior pages. This is something that I’ve very happy and proud about.

So far, I have used my commitment from the activity from last year as a driving force for my leadership. I am able to manage my group better as I am aware of the roles/responsibilities of a head. I’ve been trying my best to stick to the guideline timetable to get everything done in time. This is quite a challenge for me currently but I will work towards being more organised in the future to ensure we do not fall further behind schedule. I remain motivated by thinking of the end goal which I know will be amazing. I am using inspiration from previous yearbooks and learning from their mistakes/successes to ensure this year’s senior pages section will be the best one yet. I am also working on ensuring that everyone has an equal say in what goes on the pages to ensure everyone is happy with the final product.

Learning Objective 4-  COMMITMENT (Showing perseverance, resilience and commitment in activities)

Culturama – Dress Rehersal

  •  How did I show perseverance/resilience/commitment in this activity? What things affected my commitment levels, ability to persevere or my resolve?

    From the first light plot over the weekend, I was having a bit of a cold which has lead me to not be at my full energy throughout all the rehearsals yet I have managed to persevere through it. I have tried my best and attended all the full rehearsals even though they have continued till 9pm every day this week! A lot of my school work is not getting done and I am having to stay up very late in order to complete it but as I have already committed to Culturama, it is essential that I attend every rehearsal in order to make it the best possible show.

  •  How did I maintain my motivation for this activity?

    I managed to maintain motivation through the idea of a rewarding and beautiful show on Friday. Most of my friend, that are not in Culturama, are coming to watch and my parents are also coming to watch, I do not wish to disappoint them as they have come to watch me dance. I want to impress them especially as I have never been in Culturama or any dance showcase in recent years, this will be their first impression of my dancing.

  •  How did I help others or how did others help me to stay committed to this activity?

    I helped keep others stay committed by trying to compliment everyone when they do a step well or when they adapt quickly to changes in order to keep them motivated. I also cheered for all my friends in other dances to keep them motivated and proud of their hard work. As many of my friends also cheered for me, I have felt more motivated to continue to stay committed throughout.

  •  What impact did my commitment or lack thereof have on the success of the activity?

    I believe that I know all the steps properly and I feel confident in my dance due to my commitment. As I attended all the rehearsals I am able to be this confident in our dance and I’m therefore working on perfecting my dance instead of trying to learn it which other people in the dance are doing currently. I am able to help out those who need help with dance steps due to my commitment which makes me very happy as well as proud of my commitment to the dance. 

Above are some photos from our dress rehearsal. I am the second person on the left from the center.


Learning Objective 4-  COMMITMENT (Showing perseverance, resilience and commitment in activities)

Yearbook – Initial Meetings

My goals for this year in yearbook + Overview of my role:

My commitment and reference to learning object #4:

Learning Objective 4-  COMMITMENT (Showing perseverance, resilience and commitment in activities)

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