Impact projects encourage students to develop the key skills of problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication. As stated in the New Zealand Curriculum:

Students who are competent thinkers and problem solvers actively seek, use and create knowledge. They reflect on their own personal learning, draw on personal knowledge and intuitions, ask questions and challenge the basis of assumptions and perceptions.

Students who manage themselves are enterprising, resourceful, reliable and resilient. They establish personal goals, make plans, manage projects and set high standards.

Students who relate well to others are open to new learning and are able to take different roles in different situations. By working effectively together they can come up with new approaches, ideas and ways of thinking.

Students who participate and contribute in communities have a sense of belonging and the confidence to participate within new contexts.

Impact projects at Campion College are run alongside the traditional curriculum. Students are able, if they choose, to gain NCEA credits or to further develop their knowledge of the curriculum strands as they complete their projects.

At Campion College projects are based on four principles:

  • Student Interest or Agency - the project belongs to the student
  • Substantial Learning (Outside the classroom)
  • A Quality Product
  • An Impact on the Community

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by Natalia Destounis - Friday, 26 August 2016, 12:07 PM

Last weekend Campion College had the privilege of hosting the Chanel Shield. The Chanel Shield is an important event in the school’s calendar when the five Catholic colleges in the Hamilton Diocese come together to compete in a range of cultural activities.  Having won the Chanel Shield at ...

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by Natalia Destounis - Friday, 26 August 2016, 12:06 PM

Nominations are invited for the election of one student representative to the Board of Trustees.  Nomination forms are available from the College office.  All students in Year 9 and above are eligible to stand and vote in this election.  Nominations close at noon on Tuesday 6th September 2016 and voting will take place on Thursday 22nd September 2016.

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by Natalia Destounis - Friday, 26 August 2016, 12:05 PM

Next Tuesday, 30th August, the Dome Cinema is screening a highly regarded documentary on education in the 21st century. This is a thought provoking movie that challenges the assumptions we have about the purpose of our education system. It poses questions that may help explain some of the ...

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by Natalia Destounis - Friday, 29 July 2016, 1:15 PM

On Sunday 14 August commencing at 1.00pm will be holding an Open Day. This is an opportunity to find out more about schooling at the College and to view the facilities and opportunities available for Catholic education in Gisborne.

If you would like further information or to be sent an enrolment pack please contact Natalia Destounis, Principal’s PA:  Phone 8679309 extn 202 or email

Please note that St Mary’s Catholic Primary school will also be holding its Open Day at the same time as some families may wish to consider both schools.

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by Natalia Destounis - Friday, 29 July 2016, 1:13 PM

Enrolments for 2017 are currently open and close on Friday 9th September 2016. 

A prospectus and enrolment pack has been sent to all Year 6 families from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School and also to all families with a child in Year 6 at other local schools.

Families with children at other year levels are encouraged to contact the college office.