At Pathways I go to school with my friends. The teachers are better because they make you feel like you are part of the school; they do one-to-one teaching instead of being lost in a whole classroom of kids.
Year 10 Student
Glebe Pathways evaluation, pg.9
The Glebe Pathways Project (GPP) operates five days per week from 10am to 1pm for up to 7 young people, with a primary focus on Years 9 and 10 curriculum.
As a student of the Glebe Pathways Project you will have a new opportunity to continue your learning as part of a team that includes you, advisors, family and community. With the help of this team you will develop your own Individual Learning Plan (ILP).
- You will find out more about your interests and goals
- You will help plan interesting and challenging projects that explore your interests and goals
- You will share your new learning through exhibitions
Later, along with the team and a mentor you will develop your plan further to continue your learning.
At our school, we use the word ‘Advisor’ instead of teacher because we believe you are the most important person in your own learning.
We see ourselves as part of your support crew which includes other important adults in your life. We are all part of your team.
Part of our job is to also connect you to people outside the classroom who can help you to explore your interests in relation to employment and/or further study.
Your job is to attend school regularly and complete the work in your ILP to the best of your ability. Each term, all students will present their work in an exhibition to which you invite the people who attended your ILP meeting and others such as your mentor. The exhibition is a way of sharing your achievements with people you care about.
All this is to support you to achieve your future goals.
Drop in or call or email and talk to the Advisors or Youth Workers about opportunities with Pathways.
The project is a partnership between:
- Glebe Youth Service
- Faculty of Education and Social Work
- Save the Children
- City of Sydney
- Sydney Secondary College
It is a community based learning program that aims to reconnect local young people with a successful learning pathway that may lead back to formal schooling, traineeships, apprenticeships, employment or university.
The golden moment for me was when a previously completely disengaged 14 year old boy actually phoned his mother from the classroom to tell her he was at school ‘doing his work.’ That was the glimmer of light for him that he could succeed.
School Learning Support Officer
Glebe Pathways evaluation, pg.5