At Seymour, our girls are at the heart of everything we do. Our purpose is to deliver the highest quality education, to ensure every student gains the self-assurance, confidence and determination they need to succeed in life.

Our purpose, vision and values

Our vision

To develop women of strength, optimism and justice, confident for the future.

We live in a brave new world and we are focused on empowering our girls to command it. Where significant technological, societal and environmental shifts are redefining global order, the women of Seymour are ready to face any challenge with an unwavering strength and a robust confidence. We inspire young women to take pride in their identity, pursue their passions and recognise the positive difference they have the power to make.

Left: Principal, Vanessa Browning, Head Girl, Isabella Lease, and Deputy Head Girl, Emma McPhail 

2024 Head and Deputy Head Girls with the Principal, Vanessa Browning

Our values

Every day at Seymour, we promote our core values of excellence, respect and innovation. They drive who we are as individuals and also as a community.

Our community is what makes our College special and through providing an inclusive environment where everybody feels safe and has a sense of belonging, we are well positioned to be responsive to the needs of every person at Seymour.

Our ethos

Crescam Ministrando – I grow by serving, has been the College’s motto and guiding philosophy since our foundation in 1922. It is at the very heart of everything we do at Seymour College.

Crescam Ministrando is an action. It is an intelligent and reflective activity which equips girls with a critical consciousness of the world and how they can make a difference to people, communities and the environment.

Learning comes to life when it is partnered to purpose and action. It is not what you know that counts, but what you do with your knowledge.

Explore our service learning framework

Crescam Ministrando – I grow by serving.

Seymour’s strategic framework

We are committed to maintaining our position as South Australia’s leading school for girls by delivering the highest quality education and by celebrating all that makes Seymour unique.

Shaped by the College’s rich 100-year history, our 2022–2025 Strategic Framework, Our Centenary and Beyond, aims to empower and equip the women of Seymour College for a future that is brimming with possibility, as well as uncertainty.

Principal, Vanessa Browning, presents Seymour College's 2022-2025 Strategic Framework