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Wayfinder

Inspire students to live with purpose and belonging.

Wayfinder’s core wellbeing programs have been incubated through the design thinking process at Stanford University’s d.school in the K-12 lab and aim to support the social emotional development for all students.

  • Foundations (Foundation to Year 6) guides students to develop self awareness, high self esteem, emotional regulation and healthy relationship skills.
  • Belonging (Years 7-9) guides students to build compassionate, meaningful relationships with themselves, other people, and the wider world.
  • Purpose (Years 10-12) guides students to explore who they are and what matters to them so they can purposefully navigate their life ahead.

The programs are inspired by cutting-edge academic research and draw on practices of traditional wayfinding navigation as a metaphor for stepping into life with purpose.

Monitor student wellbeing with Wayfinder Essentials

Wayfinder Essentials enables you to navigate student mental health and wellbeing with tailored activities to support your Years 7-12 classes. It is made up of two social emotional learning tools:

  • WaypointsTM Assessment Tool
  • Wayfinder Activity Library.

Wayfinder Essentials will be subsidised for up to 1,000 students in Semester 2, 2022. This has been made possible through the Victorian Government’s Happy, Healthy and Resilient Kids funding. Register your interest before Wednesday 31 August.

Become a Wayfinder educator

The Wayfinder core program supports the whole school and combines social emotional learning, project-based learning and real-world events to prepare students for life.

To offer the core Wayfinder curriculum to your students, training must be completed with ISV. Each curricula requires a two hour, online training session. New training dates have been released in October.

More information

Will Hanley
Innovation & Learning Leader
Independent Schools Victoria
will.hanley@is.vic.edu.au
(03) 9825 7216