It’s Term 4! And it’s hard to believe how quickly this year has gone.

Once more they assemble, DeLorean Project-ers, strong and true. Preparing to see how far they can go. Persisting in their endeavours to make their ideas a reality. Persevering when they meet road blocks and new challenges. Thus far, the DeLorean Project has seen its students enjoy some great successes. Preparation for D-Day, the DeLorean Project showcase on 17 November, is well underway. As students do their best to continue working their project, they are also making preparations for their individual group presentations. This is a compulsory event for all students and is a wonderful opportunity for parents to see some of the scope of what their children have been a part of. The Sharks from Shark Tank will be there as will our USC partners and other interested members of the community.

To give you an idea of the progress the students have made this year, here’s a quick overview…

Upside Down gave the first in a series of presentations to Year 7 & 8 students at Kawana Waters State College.

Cupcakes4Compassion have raised in the neighbourhood of $1000 for children in poverty.

My Perspective is a blog and R.I. resource portal which has garnered corporate sponsorship and over 300 local and international followers. She’ll also begun to sell her R.I. resources.

Animal Refuge Support have been collecting money for SCAR.

Cake Face are review products, including those from Amazon, via their social media presence.

DeLorean Gaming have produced their 6 introductory videos and are preparing to show us their mad gaming skills!

Fit School have developed fitness programs that have been tested out by Mr Follett’s Year 8’s.

Battle of the Grades is taking their competitive fun to the Primary School.

Prep Connections have a YouTube channel to help Preps with numeracy, in particular, counting forwards and backwards.

Phone Arsenal are selling phone accessories on their website.

The ladies from Kiss & Makeup have 70 subscribers to their YouTube channel and have more than 160 views of their videos.

The fellows from Aussie Basketball are bringing B1 and friends, showing off their comedic basketball skills via their YouTube channel.

And for the fisherman or woman, Lure Me In have created a gorgeous range of fishing lures.

Shane’s How To’s is a YouTube channel dedicated to the ‘how to’s’ of dirt bike riding. And banana tree tackling! With 23 subscribers and collectively over 400 views, these are definitely worth checking out.

Aussie Turtle Rescue are passionate about turtles and their rescue and rehabilitation. They have acquired 2 family passes to Sea Life Mooloolaba which will be won by the person who guesses the correct number of lollipops!

Pay for Hay began fund raising at the College Festival and are looking to partner with other events to raise funds for the farmers of Longreach. Via social media and their Go Fund Me page, they’re determined to make a difference.

Eye to Eye wants to know what’s really going on in the world and she wants to tell you about it. Her website and blog will also document her travel to Fiji on a mission trip.

Flexi Collar will make sure that your dog never stays lost for long courtesy of their LED dog collar that identifies the phone number of its owner.

EDGe Development is working on an MMO concept for primary school students called Number Blades.

Yellow Hearts want to support the homeless on the Sunshine Coast courtesy of their personal care packs. They have one for men and another for women, which can be purchased online and then distributed via local agencies.

Wattle to Water want to care for people while caring for our Australian wildlife. They’ll be hitting the markets locally to raise money.

And last but not least, our Media Team. These are the people who take care of all the media needs: the videos, the still shots, the product photos, just to name a few.

With all project groups dedicating time to maintain a social media presence, it’s been genuinely encouraging to watch them support each other’s ventures. All groups now have a collection of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and websites supporting their projects and promoting their causes.

All groups have been met with challenges and failures – only to rise again. This perseverance is such an important part of growing up. The capacity to get up every time you’re knocked down, it how to truly succeed. Every time the students have done something they didn’t want to, has been a lesson they’ve learned about the reality of the workforce that awaits them. Every time they’ve dug their heels in, has been an exercise in determination and when that has been met with collaboration and cooperation, we begin to see the adults within these young ones. Yes, the lessons have been many and the opportunity to fail is scary. But with every time they rise up, they succeed.

Don’t forget to visit the website to see all of the Projects and find the links to all of the social media links.

Have an amazing week!





Colleen Crase

Passionate about teaching English Communications, which focuses on engaging students who struggle in ‘main-stream’ subjects, Colleen brings to the team a wealth of experience with middle and senior school students and a real desire to make a difference in their learning.

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