The Pathfinder Programme
The Pathfinder Programme enables a group of students from years 8 to 10 to opt-out of the mainstream school structures for one year to create their own learning community. With the support of dedicated learning guides (teachers), they decide what is learned, why, how and when, whilst still following the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP).
- Individualised Knowledge and Motivation. There is more than one way to implement the MYP. This programme allows students to follow the MYP from the perspective of their own interests, thus harnessing the power of intrinsic motivation and creating their own unique body of knowledge.
- Skilled for Learning and Life. In doing so, they will not only gain deep knowledge and understanding, but also have the opportunity to practice on a daily basis the skills essential for life and work in the 21st century: critical thinking, collaboration, communication, creativity.
- Confident about their Place in the World. Young people are engaged in a struggle to shape their identity: who they are and how they will contribute to the world. Pathfinder allows students the space and support to find this understanding, shaping a positive and confident identity.