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 (Year 7 – 9) 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.

Contacts

Principal – Penny Tranter
Deputy Principal – Bill Stapleton
Assistant Principal (Wellbeing) – Carol Davey
Assistant Principal (Innovation: Teaching & Learning) – Jeremy LeCornu
Assistant Principal (Curriculum Innovation & Engagement) – Rogan Tinsley
Coordinator (Middle School) – Alice King
Coordinator (Student Transition & Learning Culture) – Darren Stewart
Coordinator (Learner Support) – Tessa Gale
Year 8 Year Level Manager – Darren Stewart
Year 9 Year Level Manager – Kristen Threadgold

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Senior School

Students in the Senior School (Year 10 – 12) 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.

Contacts

Principal – Penny Tranter
Deputy Principal – Bill Stapleton
Assistant Principal (Wellbeing) – Carol Davey
Assistant Principal (Innovation: Teaching & Learning) – Jeremy LeCornu
Assistant Principal (Curriculum Innovation & Engagement) – Rogan Tinsley
Coordinator (Senior School) – Zoe Klepper
Coordinator (Learner Support) – Tessa Gale
Year 10 Year Level Manager – Lyndal Riley
Year 11 Year Level Manager – Jared Pantsios
Year 12 Year Level Manager – Virginie Bajut

View the 2021 Year 12 SACE exam schedule below:

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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, community service, public speaking, youth forums, and Student Voice.

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.

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 at the school 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 built 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.

A new performing arts centre containing a 300 seat theatre and practice studios has just been completed and a multipurpose creative arts and design complex  is due for completion for Term 3 2021.

Special Interest Dance

The Special Interest Dance program is offered to students in Years 8-12 (and Year 7 from 2022) in addition to the general Arts curriculum and designed for students who demonstrate ability and potential in dance performance and choreography.

Special Interest Dance (SID) provides students with a comprehensive curriculum specialising in technique, performance and composition.  In this program students study a variety of dance genres, including but not limited to: ballet, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, musical theatre and hip hop.  Students have the opportunity to work with industry guest artists and are provided with superb facilities to practice and perform.  SID students are on an accelerated SACE pathway, completing SACE Stage 1 Dance in Year 10 and SACE Stage 2 Dance in Year 11.

All SID students are encouraged to audition to be part of our competition performance teams, competing at state and national level.  Students are given multiple opportunities to perform and showcase their skills and abilities within our school and in the wider community.

To gain entry into our SID program, students must audition and be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Stand with correct posture
  • Show a degree of flexibility and strength
  • Articulation of the feet (pointing & flexing when required)
  • A pirouette turn using correct technique and alignment
  • Extended leg kicks and leaps
  • Ability to learn and perform set choreography within a short timeframe

Applicants may have developed a skill set in a style separate from those listed above and we welcome them to perform a 30-60 second solo at the conclusion of the audition.  Likewise, should any other applicant wish to display their skill set in any style that is already listed, they are also encouraged to accept that offer.

Applications have closed for out of zone Year 6 & 7 students for Year 7 & 8 in 2022, and applicants will be advised of outcome via email.

In zone students will receive information about auditions for this program once they have been allocated to Seaview HS by the Department for Education (around August 2021).

Please complete the application form and arrange for at least one Confidential Referee Statement to be sent directly to the school, prior to ringing the school and booking into the audition.

Application Form here

At least one confidential referee statement is required to support the application, as well as a copy of a recent school report.

Confidential Referee Statement form here

Please Note: Seaview is a zoned school; however, a limited number of places in the Special Interest Dance Program are ONLY available to students transitioning to high school from 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 SACE Dance.

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.

For information on the department’s Instrumental Music program, including instruments offered for instrumental lessons, please see their website.

Application form for instrumental music lessons.

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 subject selection at enrolment for in zone or enrolled students only (not available for out of zone entry).

Sports

Special Interest Sports is offered to current students in Years 8-12, (and future Year 7 & 8 students allocated to the school through the Department for Education transition to high school), 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, and is for in zone or enrolled students only (not available for out of zone entry). Applicants will be notified of the trial details once after the closing date.

Year 6 or 7 students will receive information about application, for entry into this program in 2022, once they have been allocated to Seaview HS by the Department for Education (around August 2021).

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

Applications are now open for current SHS Year 8 & 9 students. Please apply using the below application form and arrange for at least one Confidential Referee Statement to be sent directly to the school.

Applications close 27 August 2021.

Application Form
Confidential Referee Statement

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

High Performance Tennis

High Performance Tennis is offered to students in Years 8 -11 (and Year 7 from 2022) 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 High Performance Tennis Program are available to students transitioning to high school from outside the school zone.

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

Applications have closed for out of zone Year 6 & 7 students for Year 7 & 8 in 2022, and families have been individually notified of the outcome.

In zone students will receive information about trials for this program once they have been allocated to Seaview HS by the Department for Education (around August 2021).

Please complete the application form and have a Confidential Referee Statement sent directly to the school, prior to ringing the school and booking into the trials.

Application Form

At least one confidential referee statement is required to support the application, as well as a copy of a recent school report.

Confidential Referee Statement

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 is being 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 2021
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 learning hub and media and ICT resources
  • Special facilities for the teaching of sciences, performing arts, sports programs, technologies, food and nutrition
  • 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 programs to support success
  • University and post school study opportunities
  • Regular reporting and communication to students and their families
  • A supportive home stay program
  • English as an Additional Language or Dialect support
  • Subject specific support
  • Integration with local students
  • Opportunities to be involved in a range of sporting, cultural and leadership programs.

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

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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