Passion, purpose, partnership
Learning projects are a key curriculum element at Hobsonville Point and are an important way of students learning in and beyond the school environment. Learners are engaged in at least one short or long term project at any time. There are two strands to learning projects: school-wide ‘Big Projects’ and ‘Passion Projects’.
Learning through projects exposes students to a range of opportunity to spark their interests or pursue their passions. Projects draw on a wide range of curriculum areas applied to an authentic situation, with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. They bring authentic purpose to learning and help students develop essential skills of critical thinking, problem-solving, planning and collaboration. Project partnerships with business and other external expertise ensure learning links to the real world, and encourage a culture of ‘giving back’ as responsible citizens and community members.
Big Projects (Year 9-10)
- ongoing, longer term projects facilitated by the school
- partnerships with external businesses and groups
- scope for student participation across a wide range of roles
- include philanthropy/service element
- potential projects link to cross-curriculum themes: sustainability, wetlands, ethical clothing, musical production, sports academy, makerspace/robotics
Impact Projects (Year 11-12)
- individual/team negotiated projects initiated from student interest
- link with internal &/or external expertise, mentoring, placement
- cross-curricular links