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Project Based Learning

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
  • Sustained inquiry
  • Authentic collaboration with an external agency
  • Application of new learning contexts and incorporation of emerging technologies
  • Student voice and choice
  • Peer critique
  • A public exhibition of their work and learning journey 

Year 7 - Science

How healthy is our local creek?

Year 7 Science students investigate the environment of our local creek - Orphan School Creek located behind Greenfield Park Shopping Village. Students conduct a site description of the area, discussing the impact of humans on creek ecosystems in an expo-style exhibition involving community members. 

Year 8 - Mathematics

Visually Wired

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 - History

Lest We Forget

The Year 9 History PBL focuses on WWI has students create artefacts to be displayed during our annual school ANZAC ceremony. This project partners with Mr Bryant from the Fairfield RSL sub-branch, who shares insights on WWI's local impact.

Year 9 - Science

Heart to Heart

Year 9 Science students 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 - Geography

Bridging the Gap

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


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 10 -  PDHPE

Mental Health Expo

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.


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