The wonderful diversity of these year long projects reflects the fact that they are self chosen and self directed by the students. The outcome of each one is totally dependent on each student's own effort and motivation, and therefore speaks strongly about the emerging capacities of each individual.
|John Paul Denford built a computer and learnt digital animation|
You can see something of the variety of subject matter in the photos here. Many of the projects had multiple outcomes, including the learning of new skills, along with tangible products, such as the writing of a novel, making a guitar, paintings or short films.
|Jenny Craig filmed and produced her own movies|
These are the deeper gifts that they have to take with them into life and which we are privileged to glimpse at the Class 12 presentations.
Valeria Protassova discovered the therapeutic possibilities of working with horses.
Billie Lloyd-Bain taught nutrition and cooking skills to a school group from Taita.
|CIrcus Skills Training with Miriam|
Miriam Randall developed her own circus skills and gave classes to an enthusiastic group of Raphael House students. (you can read the Hutt News article of her project here )
|Ruby Harrison Nature Photograph|
These images and brief words cannot of course do justice to the self actualisation that each student has gained from their project. To have a real feeling for that, we recommend that you come to see next year's project presentations 'in the flesh'. You won't be disappointed!