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

Is your child a current Year 6 student in need of an academic challenge?

Then join our Pathfinder Academic Excellence Program! This program challenges students academically, builds self-esteem and leadership skills whilst preparing students for tertiary education.

To secure a place in our Pathfinder Academic Excellence Program you need to sit the Entrance Test.

Please note the Pathfinder Program is only open to current Year 6 students who either live within our local intake area or are trying out for a place in either our Cheer-Dance or Football Specialist Programs.

Register Your Interest

Students from year levels 7-10 are encouraged to trial for a place in our Pathfinder Academic Excellence Program. Register below and you will be contacted to arrange an individual trial.

Want to know more?

Learn more on our various social media links.

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Safety Bay SHS Facebook page

Cheer-Dance Facebook page

Specialist Football Facebook page

Where we are

Malibu Road

Safety Bay WA


[email protected]

[email protected]

Phone: 08 9528 9200

Fax:      08 9592 4672

Postal Address

Po Box 6122

Waikiki WA