MYP Personal Project
The personal project is the culminating or final project for the Middle Years Programme of the International Baccalaureate. The personal project is a requirement for all Year 9 students at Helena College. It is a significant body of work produced over an extended period of time and is a work of each student’s own initiative that reflects his/her experience with the Middle Years Programme. The personal project requires students to make a product/participate in an activity/organise a task, research what they intend to
do and then generate a report on the experience. The process is guided by an Area of Interaction the students choose, and they use this as the basis of their report. In the process students learn invaluable research, critical thinking and independent learning skills.
The inaugural personal project exhibition was formally opened on Monday July 31st. All of the student’s hard work was on display, with all year nines present to personally showcase their project. There was an incredible variety of work on display: reconditioned cars, trailers, paintings, music, magazines, surfboards, cook books, fashion, chicken coups and even a newly trained German Shepherd puppy! Students found the process hard work, but ultimately very rewarding as they pursued an area of interest, extended their own skills and underwent a journey of self learning and personal development.
Please click on the links below for the personal project booklets for parents and students for 2012-2013: