Our highest endeavour must be to develop free human beings who are able of themselves to impart purpose and direction to their lives. – Rudolf Steiner
As we reach the pointy end of the year for our graduating class, we acknowledge the particular challenges the Class of 2020 have faced and wish them all the best for the home strait. This week, we celebrate our six Shearwater Certificate students (pictured above).
The Shearwater Certificate is an alternate pathway for Year 12 students offered here at Shearwater. It gives students the opportunity to create and execute a self-directed project in an area of personal interest. They develop a proposal, present their idea to a panel of peers and teachers, and then immerse themselves in the project with the support of mentors in the wider community, as well as school staff. Time-management, organisation and communication skills are among the many growth areas for the students, who document the journey in a process diary.
This project work is carried out in conjunction with HSC subjects, including one of the English courses and two or three other subjects of the student's choice. They complete these subjects alongside their peers, including sitting any external exams and completing major works.
This year, we have six Year 12 students doing the Shearwater Certificate, with a range of projects that they have summed up in ten words each. Their work will be presented in Term 4.
My project in 10 words…
Creating a look-book of everything I have designed and made. – Chloe
Sustainable surf-wear company designed for people who love the ocean. – Bodhi
Creative, atmospheric installation of original tattoo designs on body parts. – Venus
An EP comprised of original songs recorded in home studio. – Ean
Online hand-selected vintage clothing store called ‘Well Dressed Men’. – Ashta
Circus choreography and performance combined with costume design and creation. – Nelle
Visual Art and Design Teacher