The Pathways years are underpinned by the ideals of:
Killester supports all students to select a Pathway that best suits their interests and abilities therefore their learning becomes more purposeful and future focussed. Pathways planning aims to broaden each student’s options through the making of informed choices. This involves:
- Consultation and a conversation with significant people in the student’s life
- Research into Pathways options
- Realistic assessment of strengths
- Recognition of each student’s likes and wants
In Year 10 the World of Work is explored through the Dare to Dream week and Work Experience. The curriculum begins to offer more choices and students can undertake a VCE or VET subject while a range of electives begin to specifically introduce more specialised subjects leading to Years 11 and 12.
Pathways are mapped out in a one-on-one interview with the Careers and Pathways Educator and each student is assisted to choose her VCE or VCAL subjects for her final secondary years. Killester encourages parents to participate actively role in their daughter’s Pathway selection by providing current information. The curriculum emphasises a strong link between independent learning, skill and knowledge awareness and requirements pertaining to the VCE or VCAL Pathways