The Year 8 PIP is a six-month journey, providing the student with an opportunity to delve into an area of interest, further a passion, discover and develop a new skill and watch a project come to fruition.
Students are encouraged to seek a mentor in the community, journal their experience through writing, drawing, photography and/or film, and record and document their ideas, thoughts, successes and failures.
A major part of the PIP experience is the development of time management skills and creating realistic and achievable goals. For many, their projects have spring-boarded them into further activities in their area of interest and created future opportunities.
As always, the projects have been wide-ranging. This year’s included, book writing, song/rap writing, learning Auslan, Boat making, photography, film making, making clothes, painting, furniture making, drawing, making a chicken burger from scratch, presenting the history of confectionary, macrame, video game creation, making a skateboard, cooking and recipe making, amongst many others.
The students have loved the journey and were completely absorbed and inspired by what they were doing and by their peers. We are very proud of what the students have achieved, during the last six months, with their hard work and dedication.
Tony Van den Driest and April Galetti
Year 8 Guardians