Learning

Seaview High School – Learning

Seaview High School offers a rich, learning environment, where young people are supported and challenged to grow as expert learners, with a deep understanding of their individual and collective responsibility to contribute positively to their community. Our curriculum is designed to build on the individual strengths and interests of our students and provide them with the skills to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Middle School

Middle School students study a broad range of subjects from the Australian Curriculum.

Refer to the Curriculum Handbook for more information about learning in the Middle School.

Middle School subjects are designed to provide the foundation for making informed choices in the Senior School, where students further develop and strengthen their interests.

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Senior School

Students in the Senior School select from an extensive list of academic subjects to complete the SACE.

Students interested in a vocational pathway may choose to combine academic subjects with VET options to complete their SACE and/or progress their career aspirations.

Refer to the Curriculum Handbook for further information about senior school requirements and available pathways.

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Co-Curricular

At Seaview High School we expect all students to be active members of society and celebrate the significant contributions they make to our school and community life. We promote a range of leadership opportunities to develop personal growth, self-efficacy and team work.

Students are encouraged to participate in a range of curricular and co-curricular programs including: SRC, academic competitions, sport, performing arts, clubs and activities, camps, ski trip, Operation Flinders, World Challenge, community service, public speaking, youth forums, Student Voice and overseas trips.

Students participate in and are highly successful in Zone Sport Competitions, as well as SSSSA Carnivals and state-wide Knock-out Championships: including but not limited to tennis, table tennis, badminton, basketball, netball, cricket, soccer, volleyball and football.

Special Interest - Performing Arts

Seaview High School has a long and proud history as a Performing Arts focus school. The benefits of the Arts extends beyond the classroom.  Central to the creative process is the development of a range of essential skills, abilities and attributes; including empathy and accepting other’s input and perspectives, as well as the ability to negotiate and collaborate with diverse groups of people.

The Arts transcend social, cultural and language barriers.

All students in year 8 participate in the general Arts Curriculum, which includes Visual Art, Media Arts, Creative Arts (Music & Dance) and Drama. Students may also apply for entry into Special Interest Dance and/or Music Performance & Technologies.

From year 9, students choose from the following elective subjects: Dance, DJ Music and Sound, Drama, Media Studies, Music Special Interest Dance, Special Interest Music and Visual Arts.

Purpose built facilities include:

A purpose build Performing Arts Studio that includes a Theatre and Music Suite with sound proof recording studios and practice rooms.

Fully equipped Dance Studio, including sprung, polished floors with tarkett covering, proscenium arch stage, mirrors and barres.

Work has begun on building additional areas for the Arts, including a multipurpose creative arts and design complex, practice studios and a 300 seat theatre.

Special Interest - Dance

The Special Interest Dance program is a joint venture between Seaview High School and the Registered Training Organisation. The program is offered to students in years 8-12 in addition to the general Arts curriculum and designed for students who demonstrate ability and potential in dance performance and choreography.

Qualified teachers, with the support of specialist staff and industry professionals plan and deliver the program.

Students are taught fitness training, training, nutrition, anatomy and technique associated with dance performance. They study a range of dance styles; including contemporary, jazz, Lyrical, classical ballet, music theatre, tap, hip hop and breakdance. Performance competitions at school, state and national level are an integral part of the course.

Special Interest Dance students have the opportunity to complete Certificate II and Certificate III in Dance. The curriculum is designed to provide a pathway to SACE Dance as well as allowing students to transition into the Human Performance and Dance Industries.

Students complete the following units:

  • Work effectively with others
  • Develop basic dance techniques
  • Incorporate artistic expression into basic dance performances
  • Prepare for performances
  • Follow safe dance practices
  • Develop a basic level of physical condition for dance performance
  • Develop and apply creative arts industry knowledge
  • Perform basic contemporary dance technique
  • Perform basic jazz dance technique
  • Perform basic street dance technique

Entry is by application and audition only. Students need to demonstrate an appropriate level of experience and expertise in dance.

In zone applications for Year 8 in 2021 must be received by 8 November 2020.

Download an application form here

A written reference is required to support the application as well as a copy of a current academic transcript.

Download a referee statement form here

Please Note: Seaview is a zoned school; however, a limited number of places in the Special Interest Dance Program are available to students outside of the zone.

It is an expectation that students in the Special Interest Program commit to it for a minimum of 3 years with the aim of pursuing it through to Certificate III and/or the SACE.

This program will incur a subject levy to cover program resources, equipment and workshops.

For further information please contact Seaview High School on 8377 8000.

Music Performance & Technologies

This program is designed for students who demonstrate ability and potential in music performance. It is not essential to have prior experience on an instrument; however, students who have been learning will have the opportunity to continue to develop their skills and expertise on their instrument of choice. Students will attend an instrumental lesson each week to further develop their music abilities, knowledge and understandings.

The Music Performance and Technologies program introduces students to the music industry through live performance and working in the recording studio. Students will develop practical skills in recording, song writing, and beat production, while also learning and performing on an instrument.

Seaview provides a range of high quality co-curricular ensembles and bands. Students who have experience playing an instrument will improve their abilities by joining one or more of the following; the Large Ensemble, Rock Bands and or Jazz Ensemble.  There will also be opportunities to go on tour, perform at other schools and participate in competitions and live performances.  Music Performance and Technologies requires students to be committed to developing their skills in performance and production.

Entry is by application.

Special Interest - Sports

Special Interest Sport is offered to students in years 8-12 in addition to the general Health and Physical Education curriculum. It is designed for students with a keen interest in sport and/or human movement, who are contemplating a career in the industry.

The program’s focus is on individual skill development and preparing athletes for competing at the elite level in a range of sports. Students study elements of nutrition, biomechanics, exercise physiology and have opportunities for SASI talent discovery.

Students blend practical lessons with theoretical ‘strands’ that lead to further study.

The strands are:

  • Sports Nutrition
  • Exercise Science
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Science (biomechanics)

Students will have opportunities to:

  • Participate in State and National level sporting competitions
  • Visit elite sporting facilities
  • Learn from professional athletes
  • Collaborate with professionals in the Human Performance field
  • Link with local sporting clubs
  • Work in conjunction with specific community organisations, leading to specific pathway programs.

The curriculum is designed to provide a direct pathway to Scientific Studies and/or PE in the SACE and allows students to transition in the Human Performance Industry.

Entry is by application and trial, which includes a series of fitness tests, a practical component and an interview.

The program will incur a subject levy to cover coaching, travel and equipment.

For further information please contact the Health and Physical Education Coordinator at Seaview High School on 8377 8000 or email dl.0893.info@schools.sa.edu.au

Special Interest - High Performance Tennis

Special Interest (High Performance) Tennis is offered to students in years 8-11 in conjunction with a number of state sporting associations. The program has a strong focus on individual skill development and preparing players for competing at the elite level.

Qualified coaches, with the support of specialist staff plan and deliver the program.  Students will study elements of nutrition, biomechanics, exercise physiology and have opportunities for SASI talent discovery. Tournaments and competitions at school, interschool, club and state level are an integral part of the course.

Students blend practical lessons with theoretical ‘strands’ that lead to further study.

The strands are:

  • Sports Nutrition
  • Exercise Science
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Science (biomechanics)

Students will have opportunities to:

  • Participate in State and National level sporting competitions
  • Visit elite sporting facilities
  • Learn from professional athletes
  • Collaborate with professionals in the Human Performance field
  • Link with local sporting clubs
  • Work in conjunction with specific community organisations, leading to specific pathway programs.

The curriculum is designed to provide a direct pathway to Stage 1 and 2 PE and or Scientific Studies in the SACE.

Entry is by application and trial, which includes a series of fitness tests, a practical component and an interview. Students need to demonstrate experience playing a minimum level of Division 4 tennis.

Please Note: Seaview is a zoned school; however, a limited number of places in the Special Interest Tennis Program are available to students outside of the zone.

This program will incur a subject levy to cover coaching, travel and equipment. Information about uniform requirements can be downloaded here.

For further information please contact the Health and Physical Education Coordinator at Seaview High School on 8377 8000 or email dl.0893.info@schools.sa.edu.au

Vocational Education and Training (VET)

Pathways to industry, work and further study 

Vocational Education & Training (VET) is industry recognised training, designed to support students to begin a vocational pathway and progress their career aspirations, while still at school.  VET qualifications are designed to lead to skilled careers and employment; however, it is possible for a student to combine vocational courses with their SACE studies.

VET is assessed as units of competency completed. In general 70 hours of training in a VET course equates to 10 SACE credits.

Some VET Courses provide a pathway to a school based apprenticeship, which can be combined with SACE studies and lead to full time employment at entry level within the industry sector.

At Seaview High School VET is generally offered to students in Year 11. Students who are interested in an industry pathway can apply for a VET course, which is linked to their career pathway, at Seaview, at one of the Inner South Curriculum Alliance schools– (ISCA), TAFE or another Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

In 2021 Certificate III in Screen & Media will be offered at Seaview High School.

Information about VET Programs at Alliance Schools is available at https://isca.eschoolsolutions.com.au

2021 denotes a change in the delivery of VET in schools.  By 2022 students who choose a VET Pathway will do so in conjunction with the VET sector and industry and complete a combination of compulsory SACE subjects and subjects aligned to the industry sector.  Students will be required to participate in a VET Readiness Orientation (VETRO), which includes upfront assessment, induction and orientation to VET carried out by an RTO.

For information about VET courses and/or school based apprenticeships linked to your career aspirations, please contact Richard Harrington: Wellbeing/Pathways Leader.

Inner South Curriculum Alliance (ISCA) website
Inner South VET Handbook for 2021 
Inner South VET Application form for 2020
Information regarding the Student Information on the Unique Student Identifier (USI)
Commitment to pay VET form

Any VET enquiries can be directed to VET Coordinator/Counsellor,
Richard Harrington on 8377 8000.

For all information on career options including jobs and courses go to our school Careers website.

International Student Information

As an International Education Services accredited school, Seaview has established a strong international community and we value the rich global and inter-cultural elements this contributes to school life. Students travel from a range of countries to be a part of our school community.

International students enrolling at Seaview High School have the following individualised support services provided:

  • A high quality, safe teaching and learning environment
  • Well equipped resource centres and media and ICT resources
  • Special facilities for the teaching of sciences, Performing Arts, specialists sports programmes,
  • Technology and Home Economics.
  • A wide and varied curriculum that supports students to academic and vocational pathways.
  • A wide range of sports, cultural and leadership opportunities
  • Excellent grounds with landscaping and sporting facilities
  • Personal, social and emotional support with qualified counsellors
  • Career and course counselling that leads to individualised programmes to support success
  • University and post school study opportunities
  • Regular reporting and communication to students and their families
  • A supportive home stay programme
  • English and Second Language support
  • Subject specific support
  • Integration with local students
  • Opportunities to be involved in a range of sporting, cultural and leadership programs

Key Personnel 2020
Homework Club
Student Visa Compliance
Student Visa Compliance (Chinese) 
International Student Uniform Policy
International Student Travel Form

International Student Newsletter

International Homestay

Hosting an International Student

Discover a family activity that is deeply satisfying and emotionally rewarding by taking an international student under your wing, caring for them, making them feel welcome and giving them a taste of Aussie life.

Seaview hosts Study Tours (1–2 weeks duration) throughout the year and we are always looking for local families that may be interested in hosting a student during their short term stay in Adelaide.

When you host a student, they will become a member of your family. Your student will be a long way from home and in your care so you will be expected to provide them with a safe, supportive and welcoming home environment.

Every family gets something different from the experience. You will learn about a new culture, food, language, customs and traditions, as well as getting the chance to make lifelong friendships.

For further enquiries, please contact the International Team on 8377 8000 or dl.0893.info@schools.sa.edu.au
For more information about studying abroad in South Australia, please contact:
International Education Services
Department for Education
PO Box 1152, Adelaide SA 5001 | GFW, 31 Flinders Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Telephone: +618 8226 3402         Fax: +618 8226 3655
Email: education.isp@sa.gov.au
Website: http://www.internationalstudents.sa.edu.au
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