About

Founded in 1922, Seymour College is one of Australia’s leading day and boarding schools.

Our spacious campus, conveniently located in Glen Osmond, provides a unique environment where girls can thrive in their learning and find their own worth, beliefs and values.

Our vision is to develop ‘women of strength, optimism and justice, contributing to an equitable world for all’.

There is no doubt that girls benefit from the culture and environment here at Seymour. The College is based on meeting the needs of girls; our focus is girls, their learning, their wellbeing, their needs and activities.

Seymour strives to give girls the best education to allow their leadership and other strengths to flourish. It is always GIRLS FIRST at Seymour College.

Seymour College is affiliated with the Uniting Church in Australia and the International Baccalaureate Organisation.

Our Message

Seymour College is organised and run on the needs of girls; our focus is girls, their learning, their wellbeing, their needs and activities.

Our core curriculum is a unique combination of traditional values and progressive thinking delivered through effective academic, service, sporting, performing arts, music and outdoor education programs.

We understand that choosing the right school for your daughter is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent or caregiver.

We invite you to take some time to visit us and discover the great things that are happening here in girls only education.

See how our beautiful grounds, extensive facilities and, most importantly, our exceptionally dedicated and passionate staff will engage your daughter so that she can maximise every opportunity to become a woman of strength, optimism and justice.

Vision, Mission and Values

Our Vision: Women of strength, optimism and justice, contributing to an equitable world for all.

Seymour inspires within each student a passion for lifelong learning, a celebration of community, and a quest for personal excellence.

At Seymour, we value:

  • Excellence - we strive to provide opportunities for all students to attain personal excellence.
  • Respect - we respect the humanity and rights of others, our Christian heritage and College traditions, and our local and global environments.
  • Innovation - as we live in a dynamic environment, we encourage initiative and creativity, divergent and lateral thinking, independence and flexibility.

Our Future

It is with great pleasure that Seymour College presents our Strategic Plan 2017-2022.

Seymour College will continue to provide excellent learning and wellbeing experiences for girls in the 21st century. Our centenary in 2022 is an opportunity for further development on the global stage and for celebrating 100 years of success in developing women of strength, optimism and justice.

To view the Strategic Plan, please click below.

 SEY Strategic Plan v3

One of our commitments to the future is to deliver infrastructure for 21st century learning. To see our vision, please watch below.

Service Learning

Our Service Program - which has a local, national, and global focus - has a “head, hands and heart” approach.

Students engage locally and nationally with issues affecting many of our society’s marginalised, including Indigenous Australians, the homeless, refugees, women, aged, sick, disabled, and other vulnerable communities. Our College’s global focus is India, and every year a group travels to India to connect with our partner communities there. Our Service Learning Program is embedded in the curriculum and aims to move students from charity to justice and advocacy. 

Our goal is to send out into the world a generation of young women who understand the role and power of advocacy, who are committed to making ethical and just decisions, and who have a desire to make a difference in our world.

Academic Results

Seymour College has an outstanding commitment to learning across an array of academic and co-curricular subjects, and this is quite apparent in the remarkable achievements of our girls.

The College offers a vibrant learning environment and a commitment to student wellbeing. Our staff go ‘above and beyond’ to deliver the very best education experience imaginable. The breadth and diversity of our curriculum gives every student the opportunity to achieve in a program tailored to her strengths and interests.

Our academic results and other achievements are evidence that Seymour is a wonderful place to learn, to flourish and to gain the academic base from which life’s opportunities will flow.

Academic Excellence - Class of 2016

 

Click below to view previous results:

Academic Excellence - Class of 2015

Academic Excellence - Class of 2014

Academic Excellence - Class of 2013

Indigenous Focus

Seymour College seeks to respond to today's challenges of nationhood and national identity in a way that comprehends the past and the present, and gives hope for the future.

We acknowledge the strength, courage and survival of Indigenous peoples, their status as traditional custodians of the land, and recognise the impact of history relating to land, cultures, languages and families.

Education has a critical role in supporting Reconciliation and so we make a professional commitment:

  • To recognise our shared past, foster understanding, and work together for a shared future based on co-existence of rights in which all people are treated with respect and dignity.
  • To actively support and implement a range of principles that value human rights, and counter stereotyping, institutional and personal racism across all cultures and nationalities.
  • To support, encourage and promote educational opportunities that consult with and involve local Aboriginal communities, elders and traditional custodians.
  • To ensure that all learners in our care and at all stages of schooling undertake studies to celebrate, value and learn from and about Aboriginal peoples - including the diversity of histories, cultures, languages, achievements and issues, past and present.
  • To incorporate Aboriginal perspectives throughout the curriculum.
  • To promote the use of recommended resources: print, video/DVD, audio, CD, and online, as well as relevant locations and cultural instructors.
  • To support and promote an understanding of Indigenous Australian cultures within the general Australian community.
  • To work towards encouraging the enrolment of Indigenous students, valuing the individuality of each, acknowledging the diversity of their backgrounds and preferred learning styles and supporting them to achieve success.
  • To implement culturally appropriate strategies for Aboriginal learners to achieve equitable learning outcomes through literacy, numeracy and learning technologies.

 

Projects and Initiatives:

The Indigenous Focus Group was established in 2004 to promote interest in, and support the College's commitment to, Indigenous matters. Participation is open to students, staff and the wider community, and the group has involvement in various projects throughout the college. This includes celebrating significant events such as National Reconciliation Week and Harmony Day, and being involved in state-wide programmes such as Reconciliation SA’s Schools Congress.

Seymour College offers specific Indigenous Scholarships to support Indigenous enrolments and increase the diversity of our community.

In the role of Indigenous Student Coordinator, I am excited to offer the Indigenous students and families specific support and, as part of that, assist where I can to promote significant and relevant learning. I look forward to contributing to and experiencing the benefits of our ever-growing, diverse and culturally rich student population at Seymour College.  

Michele Richter
Indigenous Student Coordinator

Seymour College is a proud partner of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation in achieving proven outcomes in Indigenous education. For more information, head to www.aief.com.au

Employment

Seymour College is a leading independent girls' school with an established reputation for academic excellence and a commitment to helping students flourish. Our vision is to foster young women of strength, optimism and justice. Our aim is to inspire within each student a passion for life-long learning, a celebration of community and a quest for personal excellence.

Seymour College is an equal opportunity employer and embraces diversity in its community.

Dean of Teaching and Learning (Senior School)

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Please click here for a position description.