Bellevue School

Personal Passion Projects


Our senior area of the school carry out Personal Passion Projects every year.

The focus is on student led learning and on ‘process’ rather than ‘outcome’. The students are supported to plan their project, organise their time, research and organise their findings and connect with experts along the way to the completion of their finished project.

Students were developing the skills and dispositions required for independent research, collaborative learning and reflection on their learning process.


According to the World Economic Forum the most desirable skills for the modern workforce are:

  • Complex Problem Solving

  • Critical Thinking

  • Creativity

  • Collaboration & communication

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Judgement And Decision Making

  • Negotiation

  • Cognitive Flexibility

The project based learning approach allows for the development of all of these skills. 

Students are given choice and empowered to take ownership of their learning. The projects integrate both the learning areas and competencies outlined in the New Zealand Curriculum with our school values and learning dispositions.  Students develop a deeper awareness of themselves as learners, the learning process and the rewards and challenges of being a citizen of the 21st Century.

Then the rest of the school community gets to share in the fun!