Pathfinder Academic Excellence Program

Program Vision

Our Pathfinder Academic Excellence Program is designed to challenge students academically, build self-esteem, build leadership skills and prepare students for tertiary education.

The aim of the program is to foster the academic and personal development of these students within a caring environment, assisting them to explore their potential and achieve outcomes at the highest possible level. 

Being involved in the Pathfinder program does not preclude a student from involvement in other special programs in the school. Many Pathfinders have a variety of interests and talents and are encouraged to pursue these.


Pathfinder students will be involved in a number of extra-curricular activities that support and enhance the academic program, including academic competitions and the bi-annual Canberra Tour.

Students also participate in the Bendigo Bank How Would You Improve Your Local Community competition.

Application Process

Students wishing to apply for this program need to sit the Middle Years Ability Test (MYAT).

This test includes literacy, numeric and non-verbal components and will take place at our partner Primary Schools in Term 2.


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Where we are

Malibu Road

Safety Bay WA


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Phone: 08 9527 0200

Fax:      08 9592 4672

Postal Address

Po Box 6122

Waikiki WA