Indigenous focus and reconciliation

At Seymour College we strive to reconcile, action and embed Indigenous learning into our curriculum and within daily College life.

We are committed to reconciliation

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.

 

Discover the story behind our Indigenous guernsey, designed by 2022 Year 12 AIEF Scholarship student, Mia.

We also understand the vital role that education plays in supporting reconciliation and we support all our students in allowing their voices to be heard. Through various initiatives we are focused on ensuring we create transformational relationships with Indigenous people, allowing reconciliation at Seymour to continue being a daily habit, not a once a year acknowledgment.

AIEF Partnership 

Seymour College is a proud partner of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation (AIEF) in achieving proven outcomes in Indigenous education. To apply for an AIEF scholarship, please go to our Scholarships page.

For more information about the AIEF, head to www.aief.com.au

A note from our Indigenous Programs Coordinator

‘Miyurna, yarta, ngadlu tampinthi’ – We recognise the people and their land (Kaurna Yerta).

As the Indigenous Programs Coordinator, I am filled with an immense sense of pride to continue the rich legacy of Seymour College in recognising, honouring, and celebrating the traditional custodians of the land upon which we educate and learn.

Here at Seymour College, alongside our exceptional team of staff, I work to support our Indigenous girls on their educational journey, working in close connection with families to ensure a smooth transition into life here at the College, and preparing our girls for life post Year 12. The contributions of our Indigenous students enrich our College community, fostering a deeper understanding of First Nations’ perspectives in our daily lives.

I engage with Indigenous mentors, local Elders, pastoral and academic staff, and families to ensure that every Seymour girl has the necessary support she needs to achieve her academic and complete achievement during her time at the College and beyond.

Seymour College proudly partners with the Australian Indigenous Education Fund (AIEF) to offer specific scholarship opportunities to young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

Our First Nations students are supported to share and engage with their culture, all whilst nurturing and cultivating their own individual sense of identity through opportunities such as:

• The South Australian Aboriginal Secondary Training Academy • Connection to the Tjindu Foundation Academy • The Wirltu Yarlu Program (through The University of Adelaide) • Leadership and career development with the AIEF • Local Indigenous mentorship programs • Access to University scholarships • Events with Reconciliation SA •

Raquel Hogben
Indigenous Programs Coordinator

The contributions of our Indigenous students enrich our College community, fostering a deeper understanding of First Nations’ perspectives in our daily lives.