St Johns Park High School - Leaders in Project Based Learning
St Johns Park High School is committed to innovation and contemporary pedagogies.
Project Based Learning (PBL) is an approach to teaching and learning that engages students in rich and authentic learning experiences. It focuses on active, student directed learning and encourages students to face complex challenges. PBL connects students and our school with communities locally and globally. It is transformative for teachers and students.
The key elements of Project Based Learning
Challenging problem or question
Authentic collaboration with an external agency
Application of new learning contexts and incorporation of emerging technologies
Student voice and choice
A public exhibition of their work and learning journey
Year 7 - Can science save the world?
Year 7 Science students research their own scientific topics following a talk from our partner and expert from Western Sydney University Dr Roland Gamsjaeger. Some investigations included - Can we really create Jurassic Park?, Why do we sneeze? and Can we stop the aging process?
Year 10 Geography students raise awareness of the challenging experiences faced by our most disadvantaged groups in society. This encourages our students to be conscientious, global citizens by advocating for human rights. The project is supported by Woodville Alliance and Youth Action.
Year 10 Food Technology students present 'Foodtastic', an innovative and immersive learning program to support our local food community. Students create high quality magazines that include tried and tested recipes and food photography. This project was supported by Stockland Wetherill Park - Kinchin Lane.
Year 8 Mathematics students under the topic "Data representation and interpretation" present a variety of infographics. Students work collaboratively to create visual representations of data or knowledge to present complex information and statistics quickly and clearly.
Year 9 Sciencestudents raise awareness of the challenges and experiences faced but people needing an organ replacement. Students research the function and structure of their chosen organ and present a campaign to raise awareness in our community. Students are supported by Donate Life NSW.
Year 10 PDHPE PBL asks students "How can I keep my mental health at its best?" to drive greater understanding of mental wellbeing and fitness. This project partners with South Western Sydney Local Health District's Mental Wellbeing Promotions Team.
We would like to pay our respects and acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land that St Johns Park High School is located, the Cabrogal People of the Darug nation. We also pay respect to Elders both past and present.
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