Dear Parents, Students and Caregivers,
When we work with our students, there should be excitement; ideally this would mean the staff, parents and students have a life that has energy and an edge. It is life with a sense of responsibility to the rest of the world and to ourselves.
Bloom where you are Planted, the poster reads, but the poster does not tell the whole story. “Plant yourself where you know you can bloom” may well be the poster we all need to see, or better yet, “work the arid soil however long it takes until something that fulfils the rest of you finally makes the desert within you bloom”.
Other words of wisdom are: “Remember, you can’t ever really run away from anything, in the end, you only take yourself with you”.
Our Passion Projects work within our “You Will Never Walk Alone” project to further present and develop meaningful opportunities to grow as a person.
NATURE OF PASSION PROJECTS
This project focuses on Community and Service encouraging students to explore their rights and responsibilities to implement service as action.
A community project gives students the opportunity to develop awareness of needs in our community address those needs through service learning.
The community project engages in a sustained in-depth inquiry leading to service as action in the community.
Students work on an area of interest; they produce a creative outcome and demonstrate a consolidation of their learning. It may be subject specific. It offers many opportunities for differentiation of learning and expression, it revolves around a challenge that motivates the interests of an individual or group of students.
It encourages and enables students to:
- participate in a sustained, self-directed inquiry using Design Thinking within a community context.
- generate creative new insights and develop deeper understanding through in-depth investigation.
- demonstrate the skills, attitude and knowledge required to complete the project.
- communicate effectively with others.
- demonstrate responsible action through, or as a result of, learning.
- appreciate the process of learning and taking pride in their ideas.
- explore a range of ideas to respond to a challenge.
Interest Areas to choose from
- Yrs 10-11 Cognitive Verbs (study)
- Yr 12 High Impact Strategies (study)
- Project-Based Learning teacher – student design project
- Pallet challenge
- Design Thinking
- Media Group: Photography focus
- Feeding our community – designing simple meals
- Introduction to Leather Craft
- Excellence in Basketball
- School Magazine
- Life Skills
- Knitting, crocheting
- Rock & Water Leadership for young men