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Please read through the short explanation below about the final essay you need to write about your whole CAS experience. Don't forget to finish the Completion form to identify your evidences for each learning outcome specified. These two documents are needed before you have the final interview with your advisers. Once your final essay and completion form are posted on your blog (or turned in) then we can proceed with your final interview. Advisers will need to read through your final essay before confirming your interview date and time. Please keep me/us posted on your progress.
At the end of the two-year CAS programme, each IB Diploma student is required to write a clear and complete critical reflection on your entire CAS experience based on the 8 Learning Outcomes. The essay should be approximately 500 words. 

Your essay should address:
  • The extent to which you have developed personally as a result of your activities.
  • The understanding, skills and values acquired through the experience.
  • How others may have benefited from your activities.
  • Initiative, planning and organization involved in your CAS experiences.
  • The amount of effort and commitment you have displayed.
  • The degree of personal challenge in your activities.

See me for any questions or clarifications.
Oh wow. It has been quite a while since I was last able to make time for this blog. My sincere apologies to those who actually check in for updates or reminders. I think I have things under (better) control now, so hopefully I can be more consistent here as well.

SENIORS: Get your Completion forms in, ASAP. You should be well into your final CAS essay (more on this in another post) by now, so please finish up and sign up for your final interviews. 

JUNIORS: Check in with your advisers if you haven't done your second interviews yet. You should be having conversations about learning outcomes and possible summer break activities that you can do for your CAS. Keep your blogs up-to-date with journals for your current activities, and make sure to write your final reflections for finished projects, share them with your supervisors, and ask for an evaluation. If you need help or have questions about any of these, check with your advisers (or with me).

More posts to come regarding: POCCH outreach, final CAS essay. Stay tuned!
  1. Study the Worked Example  for Binding Energy on page 153 (SL) / p.244 (HL).
  2. Answer Exercises 9 & 10 p.154 (SL) / Exercises 18 & 19 p.244 (HL) (*Remember to use 1 u = 931.5 MeV.)
  3. Read up on the next sections about Nuclear Decay, Half-Life, and Nuclear Reactions.
New Advisers!!!

We have four new CAS advisers joining our program this year. Ms. Fernandez, Ms. Pascual, Mrs. Thompson, and Mr. Cosca have volunteered their time and guidance to help make your CAS experiences as meaningful and as fruitful as possible. 

The groupings of the advisers and their charges are as follows:

"On October 2-3, 2011, the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority and Resom Resort Philippines, Inc (RRPI), in partnership with 5050 Meerae Forum (a non-government organization in Korea), will be holding a medical mission at the Bataan Techno Park, Inc. (BTPI) in Morong, Bataan."

Use the following simulations to answer the "Faraday's Experiment" worksheet. (Click on the image to launch the simulation. *Active internet connection required.*)

Review Coulomb's Law using Giancolli (16-5). Make sure to take note of the following ideas/concepts:
  • elementary charge, e 
  • quantized (What does it mean when it says, "Electric charge is quantized?")
  • electrostatics
  • principle of superposition
Copy & Answer the following in your notes: (from Giancolli; show your work)
  a. Questions 9-10, page 464
  b. Problems 1-5 of page 465


1st CAS Interview 


Class of 2013

JUNIORS:  A quick reminder for the Class of 2013: 1st Interviews will begin from Aug. 22 (Monday) until Sept. 1 (Thursday). Read more about what the 1st interview is about here.  

Also, "Year 1 Self-Review" posts should already be done and published. Those 

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I apologize for the (hopefully temporary) inconvenience this might be causing you. I have been reading up on possible causes of this, and to be honest, it's still quite uncertain why this is happening, and seemingly at random intervals. As of this writing, there are 3 active email subscriptions and another 11 awaiting verification. A few have been able to subscribe successfully, which makes it a very curious thing why the others are getting the '404'. From my own experience, I haven't had any problems registering numerous email addresses and verifying the ones that I own. I have tried it with two of my own addresses to test the subscription process and both times went through without a hitch. (I have been using Chrome and Safari browsers on Vista and OSX Lion, from both my home network and the school's wifi and lan connections.)

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