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 2022 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 7-12 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.

Auditions will be held at the school. Once all paperwork is submitted, please ring the school to book in for this session.

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

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 the Music Performance program and instrumental music lessons.

The Music Performance 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 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). If your child is interested in the program, please complete the above application form for instrumental music, whether you wish to undertake separate lessons or not.
There are subject fees attached to this program.

Sports

Special Interest Sports is offered to current students in Years 7 -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.

Please see information brochure for more information and details on how to apply.

Entry is by application and trial, which includes a series of fitness tests, a practical component, a 2-minute video, and is for in zone or enrolled students only (not available for out of zone entry). Applicants will be notified of the trial details after the closing date.

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

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 7 -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.

Please see information brochure for more information and details on how to apply.

Entry is by application and trial, which includes a series of fitness tests, a practical component and a 2-minute video.
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 fee to cover coaching, travel and equipment.

In zone students have received information about this program along with their enrolment packs.

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)

The SA Skills Commission has identified that 84% of the 50 occupations projected to have the most job growth in the next 8 years do not require a Uni Bachelor degree. Visit Skilling SA.

In South Australia in 2021:

  • 45.3%  of  SACE  completers included some VET
  • 3512 students completed a Certificate III

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. Here VET can count towards the completion of SACE and, in certain cases the calculation of an ATAR.

VET is assessed as units of competency completed. In general 70 hours of training in a VET course equates to 10 SACE credits. Cert 2 units generally awards credits at Stage 1 and Cert 3 units award Stage 2 credits.

At Seaview High School VET is generally offered to students in Year 11 and 12. Students who are interested in an industry pathway can apply for a VET course, which is linked to their career pathway and can gain access to a wide range of VET options off campus delivered by registered training organisations (RTO’s) such as TAFE SA and other private providers. Students will need to travel to the delivery sites to access this training.

Flexible Industry Pathways (FIPs)

The Department for Education has identified 26 Flexible Industry Pathways (Studentpathways.sa.edu.au) in which they offer subsidies to students to complete qualifications in areas considered to be strategically important to the economy in terms of job growth and skills shortages. The FIPs available for delivery to students in 2023 includes:

VET enrolment process

All VET courses are applied for by the VET Coordinator on the student’s behalf via an online application system called VETRO (VET Readiness Orientation).

Upon application, students must provide evidence of industry immersion in the field they are applying for. This typically comes via work experience but may also take the form of volunteering or paid work.

Course fees are heavily subsidised by the State Government and are usually no more than $300 per qualification.  A handful of courses will have a higher fee. Students who have access to School Card funding will pay no more than $100 per course.

Ideally, applications are submitted in Term 3 and students are notified of their success in Term 4. It is a requirement of all “VETRO” courses that students complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy Assessment to ensure that students’ diverse needs are catered for.

Individual training providers also have their own enrolment forms that will need to be completed and submitted as the enrolment process is finalised.

School-based apprenticeships and/or traineeships (SBAT’s)

From the age of 15, students may, if they wish, enter a part-time, school-based apprenticeship or traineeship while still at school. This allows them to complete the SACE while, at the same time, commencing an apprenticeship or traineeship and then, on completion of Stage 2, transition straight to work. The minimum work requirement for these ASBAs is one day a week but, in Year 12, if students have completed all the compulsory aspects of SACE, they can participate in a Flexible Apprenticeship/Traineeship and more workdays can be negotiated per week.

The following link can be used to learn more about School-based apprenticeships and traineeships.

https://www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au/school-based-apprenticeships

Workplace Learning

Workplace learning supports students to gain exposure to the world of work, make career decisions and gain employability skills. Workplace learning is a broad term that covers work placement programs including structured workplace learning and work experience. Time is set aside for students to complete work placement in Term 3, last week of each term or in school holidays (this can be negotiated for another time depending on employer and student availability).

Work experience is where students take part in a short-term industry placement, giving them exposure to and an awareness of the world of work, and potential career pathways.

Structured work placements are linked to the VET program which the student is undertaking and may be provided on the job, by a teacher or trainer in a school, or by another training organisation.

The workplace learning agreement form, including the WHS checklist can be found here. This must be completed and signed by all parties and returned to the VET/Pathways Coordinator 2 weeks prior to commencing the workplace learning to be processed.

Career pathway resources

These websites allow for students to explore occupations, complete career, and personality quizzes, find out about relevant industries and the labour market, explore apprenticeships and traineeships and connect with industry for work experience and employment opportunities.

www.seaviewhighcareers.com

https://www.seaviewcareerexpo.com.au/

https://studentpathways.sa.edu.au/

https://myfuture.edu.au/

https://www.aapathways.com.au/

https://www.megt.com.au/

https://masnational.com.au/

https://www.flinders.edu.au/

https://www.adelaide.edu.au/

https://www.unisa.edu.au/

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

VET Forms

Workplace learning agreement
Workplace learning WHS checklist
Information regarding the Student Information on the Unique Student Identifier (USI)
Commitment to pay VET form

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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