Congratulations to our Class of 2017 for an outstanding performance in the GCE O-level exams! All of the graduates were eligible to progress to Institutes of Higher Learning! We are very proud of their achievement and would like to thank our educators and parents for your dedication and unstinting support. It is because of your contribution that our students were able to reach this significant milestone in their lives.
Well done, Pathlighters, and all the best in the next chapter of your education journey!
This year’s Orientation Week programme for upper Secondary School students included a Learning Journey to the Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) Open House on 4 January 2018. Besides touring the campus, Pathlighters spoke to NYP students and lecturers at various Schools, including Information Technology and Interactive & Digital Media, to find out more about the courses offered. They also viewed student performances and showcases of various clubs and societies around the campus. Having glimpsed the vibrant life of a polytechnic student, Pathlighters now have a positive impression of life in an Institute of Higher Learning.
On this Learning Journey, Pathlighters developed enthusiasm for and confidence in setting their academic goals for the year. They also strengthened their bonds of friendship, with many discussing their future plans excitedly. Some students from graduating classes even made plans to attend other polytechnic open houses together! What a fruitful Learning Journey!
Pathlight School is the first autism-focused school in Singapore that offers Singapore's mainstream academic curriculum together with life readiness skills. It caters to students with autism and related disorders, aged 7 to 18 years, who are cognitively able to access mainstream academic curriculum but require additional support such as smaller class sizes, special accommodations and teaching staff trained in autism.
The School was established by Autism Resource Centre (Singapore) at the invitation of the Ministry of Education (MOE) and started operations in January 2004 with just 41 students. Today, it has over 1,200 students and is one of the fastest growing and progressive special schools in Singapore.
Children with mild to moderate severity of autism, who are assessed to be cognitively able to access mainstream academics in a structured group learning environment (average class size of 8 to 12 students).
Children aged 7 years who are able to access mainstream academics but require an additional Foundation year to build their school readiness for a typical mainstream school or Pathlight School's Primary 1 Programme, will benefit from our Primary 1 Foundation Programme. Students from this programme will move on to Primary 1 Standard* the following year.
For students who are suitable to pursue the PSLE, GCE 'O' and 'N' Level examinations, but face challenges in a typical mainstream school, Pathlight offers a unique blend of academic curriculum and life readiness skills. This blended approach is aimed at maximising the potential of the students.
* Pathlight's Primary 1 Standard is similar to mainstream Primary 1 curriculum.