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Passion Project Initiative

Passion Projects

‘A passion project is a creative project that gives you satisfaction and happiness. It goes by many names, including Genius Hour and 20% Time. Some businesses, including Google, allow employees to spend a portion of their work week on a passion project as a way of fostering innovation.’ 


With lockdown comes many challenges. One challenge is having limited opportunities to engage with other members of the Waverley community or members of communities you are part of that allow you to pursue hobbies and interests you are passionate about.

Each Passion Project is student directed but with structured guidance. Students select a topic they are passionate about to research, collaborate and investigate deeper concepts in a format of their choice.

It is a fantastic way to connect curriculum to other interests, and maintain engagement throughout remote learning — particularly if you are completing work at a faster pace, or want to pursue topics that fall ‘just outside’ the scope of your current studies.

If you are interested in immersing yourself in a Passion Project, please contact Ms Stephanie Boyce.


Ms Stephanie Boyce

Academic Enrichment Coordinator