Meeting Recap: The Margin Moving Forward

This week we had the first meeting of The Margin, OSC’s diversity, and inclusion group. Despite a smaller turnout than last year, we are still optimistic about the impact we can have on the community and are excited about making the school a better place for all. The meeting was headed by Ms. Fleming and Ms. Lundin. Together we decided that we would register ourselves as an ASA, and promote participation from grade 6 onwards so that students are exposed to these very necessary topics earlier on in their educational journey. We also revised some of the ways that we would try to communicate with the OSC community, such as via social media and by altering the format of the content we ask to be published on the daily bulletin. We spoke about how easily-digestible information- characterised by limited word limits and the use of pictures or videos- works well for retaining audience engagement, and how our main goal is directly linked to education. We shared with each other some ways we thought OSC could improve on being accommodative to member’s of globally and locally marginalised groups, and pondered the possibilities of working alongside other groups to facilitate this. After touching on our objectives for the months ahead, we brainstormed as a group and came up with some creative ideas to employ in hearing the thoughts of our peers, such as gaining permission to keep feedback boxes in the student centre. All in all, I think that the group’s presence will be very helpful in fostering an ideal learning environment at OSC, and am eager to see how it develops organically, and the change it brings.

LO3: Demonstrate how to initiate and plan a CAS experience- Students can articulate the stages from conceiving an idea to executing a plan for a CAS experience or series of CAS experiences. This may be accomplished in collaboration with other participants. Students may show their knowledge and awareness by building on a previous experience, or by launching a new idea or process.

LO4: Show commitment to and perseverance in CAS experiences- Students demonstrate regular involvement and active engagement in CAS.

LO5:Demonstrate the skills and recognize the benefits of working collaboratively- Students are able to identify, demonstrate and critically discuss the benefits and challenges of collaboration gained through CAS experiences.

LO6: Demonstrate engagement with issues of global significance- Students are able to identify and demonstrate their understanding of global issues, make responsible decisions, and take appropriate action in response to the issue either locally, nationally or internationally.

LO7: Recognize and consider the ethics of choices and actions- Students show awareness of the consequences of choices and actions in planning and carrying out CAS experiences.

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