Thank you so much for supporting Click Happy
I've developed my creativity and grit and learned more about some important concepts in photography.
Humaira - 16 - Zayed College for Girls
I had a wonderful experience with the Click Happy Program , I didn't expect it would be like this at all , there's a lot of learning and I need to go back to my presentation files and read them again to grasp all the learning as its not just about photography but it teaches you important life skills
Skyler - 11 - Royal Oak Intermediate
I am more confident in my photography skills and less afraid to step out of my comfort zone, to make mistakes and take risks.
Sariah - 16 - TKKM ō Te Kotuku
Thanks to Click Happy, I'm not afraid to be myself, and to express my creativity through photography.
Jun - 18 - Graduate of Papakura Highschool
Everyone there is so kind with great positive feedback also to help improve, and i've learnt so much about photography since the beginning
Ariana - 12 - Chilton St. James
I've of course become more confident in my photography skills but also I have learned persistence and becoming a more strong and independent person.
Amber - 13 - Caramel College
I used to be a very shy and nonindependent person, Click Happy helped me learn that I can be myself, I know that i have Definitely grown as a person this summer. I enjoyed Meeting new people, having such a great teacher and student mentors (Mandi you are always so supportive and positive. You give me feedback that makes me so happy and feel like I have accomplished something). I also really liked doing new challenges eg things u would never do.
Jessie - 12 - St Josephs (2021) St Kevins College (2022)
I feel that I have became more confident in taking photos in general. It used to be quite scary taking photos in public but I have grown the confidence to that now.
Scarlett - 13 - Nga Tawa
For me Click happy was a great way to extend further outside my comfort zone. I have never really been somebody who liked posting pictures of myself but Click Happy has been a really great space in experimenting with self portraits and other various skills. I have learned that perfection isn’t everything and that even if I don’t finish something, tomorrow gives me reason to try harder and create something new and inspiring. I am not afraid to fail, I am more experimental and I have gained more experience through this course.
Kriya - 14 - Carmel College
Now when I take photos I think more about the story, angles, composition and lots more that makes a good photo instead of just pushing down the button.
Hazel - 12 - Royal Oak Intermediate
I am grittier and am more confident that I can complete long term goals and tasks like this course. It made me persevere and find new ways to problem solve and think outside the box. I liked the PAD challenge, & even though sometimes I edited all my photos at once I’m very very proud of myself for taking a photo every single day - 42/42!!
Gin - 15 - Waiopehu College
"Getting me into the community a lot more than what I'm used to and I loved how it made you more aware of the beautiful scenes around us that we don't realize on a day to day basis. I also like the way Click Happy along with Mandi was so helpful when I was at the bottom of the grit pit"
Jayden - 13 - Te Kura Kaupapa O Pohutukawa MSWA
("the grit pit" is when you stretch out of your comfort zone and find yourself struggling or in a free fall as you transition between what you know and what is unknown but where good growth lies. I showed this in a diagram but the kids labeled it themselves "the Grit Pit")
My skills have definitely gotten better. I found out a way that I can sorta tell a story within photography which I find really useful.
Sydney - 15 - Taupo Nui-a-Tia College
I’m more confident in my control over the outcome of an image through using manual settings and have become more free in the way I make my images.
Dani - 16 - Homeschooler
I've become more confident in my photography skills. I am grittier. I am not afraid to fail forward, and I have met a lot of new people who are passionate about the same things I am.
Jumana - 13 - Hamilton Girls' High School
We would like to thank you and educate you at the same time
Thanks to the support of your committee, we have been able to bring our vision of developing the next generation of creative changemakers to life nationally.
So we want to show our thanks in return.
This is an invitation to come to learn photography with us and see what is really under the hood in Click Happy.
It is also a chance for us to get to know you and for you to have a hand in Co-Creating what is brought to your region.
Join Click Happy 101
- Thanks to COVID restrictions we have innovated and now have our Intro to Click Happy program available fully online.
- We have connected with 115 schools around the country to help us iterate the program and they have given us scholarship students representing the following groups which are underrepresented in the creative tech sectors of mainstream media and the NZ film industry
- Disabled Persons
- Neurodiverse Persons
- We are teaching Innovation and personal and collective wellbeing skills using a camera to do so.
- We would like to invite you to check out a class that is starting soon.
- Students (possibly you too) learn how to use the advanced settings on your camera so that you can freeze and blur motion or blur backgrounds using both cameras and cellphones.
- Help us create a national travelling exhibition of our work
- You learn our creative wellbeing framework of 4 brain development.
- Head - Innovation, Inspiration, Problem Solving
- Heart - Connection, Community, Collaboration
- Guts - Intuition, Grit, Creative Resilience, Space Holding for when it turns to custard
- Ground - Shipping, Evaluating, Editing, Iterating, Finding balance, starting again
- Time Commitment
- about 2-3 hours per week for 6 weeks if you go boots and all into the program
- 30 minutes a week if you just want to dip your toes.
- You can up your personal photography game on your DSLR or Cellphone.
- You can learn the creative framework we are using to teach youth to become creative changemakers in their community.
- You can see first-hand the impact we are having with youth around your region.
- You end up with a portfolio of photographs and expert feedback on your images in the form of award-winning professionals and youth mentors who are keen to share what they have learned along the way.
- How many passes do we get? -
- For grant decision committees - Each member of the board gets one.
- Can I gift it to someone else in my region?
- Sure as long as you ask them to give you honest feedback about the value of the program to your community.
- But that being said they need to be someone who is interested in the subject matter and ideally works with youth in some capacity.
- When does it start?
- This term starts on the 7 March or next term starts on 2 May.
Keen to join us and really get an understanding of what we do, while also developing some mad photography skills?
Sweet, Sign up below.
Schools that we have supported this year through scholarships to Click Happy 101
|Ashburton Intermediate School||Aoraki (Ashburton, Mackenzie, Timaru, Waimate)|
|Carmel College||Auckland City|
|Glen Innes School||Auckland City|
|Royal Oak Intermediate School||Auckland City|
|Royal Road School||Auckland City|
|Selwyn College||Auckland City|
|western springs college||Auckland City|
|Our Lady of the Snows School (Methven)||Canterbury Rural|
|Cromwell College||Central Otago (Queenstown + Central)|
|KingsView||Central Otago (Queenstown + Central)|
|Roxburgh Area School||Central Otago (Queenstown + Central)|
|Christchurch Girls High School||Christchurch / Banks Peninsula|
|Te Pā o Rākaihautū||Christchurch / Banks Peninsula|
|Carisbrook School||Coastal Otago (Waitaki + Clutha + Dunedin)|
|Carol Bungard||Coastal Otago (Waitaki + Clutha + Dunedin)|
|Kaikorai Valley College||Coastal Otago (Waitaki + Clutha + Dunedin)|
|Oamaru Intermediate School||Coastal Otago (Waitaki + Clutha + Dunedin)|
|Omarama School||Coastal Otago (Waitaki + Clutha + Dunedin)|
|Queens High School||Coastal Otago (Waitaki + Clutha + Dunedin)|
|St Joseph's School Oamaru||Coastal Otago (Waitaki + Clutha + Dunedin)|
|Tokomairirio High School||Coastal Otago (Waitaki + Clutha + Dunedin)|
|Waihi College||Coastal Otago (Waitaki + Clutha + Dunedin)|
|Waitaki Girls' High School||Coastal Otago (Waitaki + Clutha + Dunedin)|
|Weston School||Coastal Otago (Waitaki + Clutha + Dunedin)|
|Kaitaia College||Far North|
|Kohukohu School||Far North|
|Ngataki School||Far North|
|Whangaroa College||Far North|
|Okiwi School||Great Barrier|
|Mulberry Grove School||Great Barrier|
|Hauraki Plains College||Hauraki|
|Ngatea Primary School||Hauraki|
|Thames High School||Hauraki|
|Chilton Saint James||Hutt Valley (Upper and Lower)|
|Fergusson Intermediate||Hutt Valley (Upper and Lower)|
|Sacred Heart College||Hutt Valley (Upper and Lower)|
|St Patrick's College, Silverstream||Hutt Valley (Upper and Lower)|
|Upper Hutt College||Hutt Valley (Upper and Lower)|
|Wainuiomata Intermediate||Hutt Valley (Upper and Lower)|
|Hastings Intermediate||Kahungunu ki Heretaunga (Napier + Hastings)|
|Te Kura o Mangateretere||Kahungunu ki Heretaunga (Napier + Hastings)|
|Rototuna High School||Kirikiriroa / Hamilton|
|Rototuna Junior High School||Kirikiriroa / Hamilton|
|Carncot Independent School||Manawatu/Horowhenua (Palmerston North)|
|Coley Street School||Manawatu/Horowhenua (Palmerston North)|
|Cornerstone Christian School||Manawatu/Horowhenua (Palmerston North)|
|Foxton Primary School||Manawatu/Horowhenua (Palmerston North)|
|Tokomaru School||Manawatu/Horowhenua (Palmerston North)|
|Waiopehu College||Manawatu/Horowhenua (Palmerston North)|
|Māngere East Primary School||Manukau|
|Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate||Manukau|
|The Gardens School||Manukau|
|Zayed College for Girls||Manukau|
|Redwoodtown School||Marlborough + Kaikoura|
|Wairau Valley School||Marlborough + Kaikoura|
|Opotiki Primary||Mataatua (Opotiki, Whakatane, Kawerau)|
|Te Kura Mana Māori o Whangaparāoa||Mataatua (Opotiki, Whakatane, Kawerau)|
|Te Kura o Te Whanau a Apanui||Mataatua (Opotiki, Whakatane, Kawerau)|
|Te Wharekura o Ruatoki||Mataatua (Opotiki, Whakatane, Kawerau)|
|Edmund Hillary School||Papakura / Franklin|
|Papakura High School||Papakura / Franklin|
|Name of School||Region of School|
|Orewa College||Rodney / North Shore|
|Tapora School||Rodney / North Shore|
|Tomarata School||Rodney / North Shore|
|Rotorua Primary School||Rotorua|
|Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Hurungaterangi||Rotorua|
|Te Wharekura o Ngāti Rongomai||Rotorua|
|Taranaki Diocesan School for Girls||South Taranaki (Stratford + South Taranaki)|
|Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Ngati Ruanui||South Taranaki (Stratford + South Taranaki)|
|Aurora College||Southland (Southland, Gore, Invercargill)|
|Lochiel School||Southland (Southland, Gore, Invercargill)|
|St Teresa's Bluff||Southland (Southland, Gore, Invercargill)|
|Central Hawke's Bay College||Tamatea/Tamaki-Nui-a-Rua (Central Hawkes Bay + Tararua)|
|Tauhara College||Tongariro (Taupo/Turangi)|
|Taup Nui-A-Tia College||Tongariro (Taupo/Turangi)|
|TKKM o Whakarewa i te reo ki Tūwharetoa||Tongariro (Taupo/Turangi)|
|Whakamaru School||Tongariro (Taupo/Turangi)|
|Manunui School||Waikato South|
|Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Taumarunui||Waikato South|
|TKKM o Te Hiringa||Waikato South|
|Tokoroa Intermediate School||Waikato South|
|Te Awamutu Intermediate||Waikato West|
|Whangamata Area School||Waikato West|
|Whangamata Area School||Waikato West|
|Masterton Intermediate School||Wairarapa|
|South End School||Wairarapa|
|Middle School West Auckland||Waitakere|
|Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Kōtuku||Waitakere|
|Cardinal McKeefry School||Wellington|
|Hutt Intermediate School||Wellington|
|Miramar Christian School||Wellington|
|Samuel Marsden Collegiate||Wellington|
|St Mary's College||Wellington|
|Wainuiomata intermediate school||Wellington|
|Awahono School - Grey Valley||West Coast|
|Cobden School||West Coast|
|Rutherford Junior High School||Whanganui/Waimarino/Rangitikei|
|Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Ngatirangi||Whanganui/Waimarino/Rangitikei|
|Arapohue||Whangarei / Kaipara|
|Te Kura Kaupapa Màori o Te Rawhitiroa||Whangarei / Kaipara|
|Aotea College||Whitireia (Kapiti and Porirua)|
|Kapiti College||Whitireia (Kapiti and Porirua)|
|Pauatahanui School||Whitireia (Kapiti and Porirua)|
|Windley School||Whitireia (Kapiti and Porirua)|
Our wonderfully amazing brilliant funders & sponsors
And Youth Librarians! We had no idea how amazing these community treasures are until recently! Thank you to all of the Youth Librarians who have seen the beauty in the project and have invited us to bring it to their region and who are helping to spread the word. You have halved our work and quintupled the number of youth who get to experience this program. What gifts!
Thank You Donors
Updated on 2022-03-01T13:53:22+13:00, by .