IMPACT PROJECTS 2016
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
We have just received an update from the Hamilton Diocese that the rebuild of Campion College has passed the final hurdle and is now confirmed to start.
We had been waiting on the tendering process to be ...Read the rest of this topic
We will be holding a Teacher Only Day on the first Friday of Term 4, Friday 14 October. This is the Friday of Show Day.
The reason for the Teacher Only Day is to enable teaching staff to further plan the curriculum for 2017. The Friday of Show Day is chosen as this date causes the least disruption to families. We historically have high student absenteeism on Show Friday.
School will be closed for this day
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 ...Read the rest of this topic
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.
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 ...Read the rest of this topic