Parent Info Hub
Seaview High School – OPEN NIGHT
Wednesday 22 March 2023 from 5.00pm – 7.30pm
You’re invited to attend the Seaview High School Open Night being held on Wednesday 22 March 2023 from 5pm – 7.30pm.
The Principal’s address at 5.45pm and 6.45pm are fully booked.
To register to attend Open Night and complete a self-guided tour of our school please visit: https://forms.office.com/r/qcspVs7EH7
Families can access the Open Day Program and map here Open Night Program + Map
We look forward to showcasing our wonderful school and facilities to future Seaview High School families.
Information for Parents – DAYMAP
For information on how to create a DAYMAP Parent Portal Account please visit: Creating a Parent Portal Account
For information on how to install the DAYMAP App on your mobile device please visit: Installing the DAYMAP App on a Mobile Device
If you have any issues with accessing the Daymap Parent Portal, please email email@example.com
How to Enrol
Seaview High School is a co-educational, zoned state secondary school, focused on developing a community of learners that is inclusive of all students. Seaview staff prioritise developing a deep knowledge and understanding of our pupils and we offer a range of flexible academic programs, providing extension, acceleration and support.
Due to our continued growth we have limited places available for students living outside our school zone. Families living outside our school zone, seeking enrolment at Seaview High School in current high school year levels, will be directed to their zoned school or encouraged to remain at their current school.
If you have moved to our school zone and are looking to enrol, please contact the school and provide us with your proof of address by way of the following:
– recent gas or electricity bill in enrolling parent/s’ name and showing the supply address AND
– rental agreement covering at least 12 months or a contract of sale
Find your closest zoned and unzoned schools by using the Department for Education website.
Please contact Andie Hazelwood, Enrolments Officer, via email firstname.lastname@example.org for all enrolment enquiries.
Primary School to High School Transition
Entry into high school follows the Department for Education transition process.
Early in Term 2 (of the child’s last year in primary school) families should receive a unique URL (or web address) by email or letter from their public primary school. This is for the online registration of interest to nominate the public secondary school you want your child to attend.
Students at non-government schools who want to apply for a public high school can get application information from their local public high school, local education office, or by emailing email@example.com.
See the starting preschool or school webpage for more information.
We offer limited places for out of zone students via our Special Interest Program Pathways. More information can be found below under ‘Out of Zone Entry Pathways’.
Once all primary school students have been allocated to their high school by the Department for Education, they will receive a high school enrolment package via email in Term 3 of their last year of primary school. Seaview High School offers a comprehensive transition program for primary school students joining us for high school. This includes identifying and developing any extra support systems the students may need. The transition program is provided to support students to familiarise themselves with the school, to make new friends and to meet current student leaders and staff. It is also how the school ensures all students have a smooth transition to high school.
The program provides opportunities for students to discover some of the many exciting things that Seaview High School offers, through engaging in a range of interactive activities and lessons.
For more information on the department’s enrolment policy or to find the school zoned to your address, visit www.education.sa.gov.au/findaschool
Seaview is an innovative, personalised and safe school that delivers relevant curriculum and promotes rigour, relationships and lifelong learning.
The Digital Learning program for all students enables change in teaching practices to engage students with the curriculum. The program provides a vehicle for a personalised approach to learning, and supports a constructivist approach to creating curriculum.
In keeping with the National Educational Goals for Young Australians, we aim to promote and to lead world’s best practice for curriculum delivery and assessment and improve the educational outcomes for all students.
Current research suggests that the interactivity of tablets is ideally suited to Middle School students. Consequently, the Digital Learning Program includes the use of iPads in Middle School (Years 7 to 9), and a selection of preferred laptops for students in Senior School (Years 10 to 12). The program is Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program, which means the iPad and laptop are purchased by the parent/caregiver and belongs to the students from the outset. Seaview has identified a range of recommended devices that will best support quality teaching and learning, and has established purchasing portals with highly competitive prices.
BYOD iPad Information
2023 Middle School Student Devices Letter
The minimum requirements of the iPads are as follows:
- Must be the student’s own iPad (not a family shared device)
- Currently able to run iOS 15 or later
- Wi-fi only is suitable and recommended
- The iPad Mini is NOT suitable
- Please be aware that a 32GB iPad restricts students’ storage capacity and requires detailed storage management
To check which iPad you have, therefore its capacity to run iOS 15, please go to the following site and enter the Serial Number. https://checkcoverage.apple.com/au/en/
BYOD Laptop Information
Online Purchasing Portals:
iPads & MacBooks:
School Code: SeaviewHS
Mobile Phone Use and Information
Recent changes have been made to the use of mobile phones by students in their classrooms.
Please download ICT Forms below:
Social Media Safety
Seaview High School’s canteen is run by Rory’s Lunches and has a comprehensive online menu and ordering option. There are a number of items available for walk-ins but it is always advisable to pre-order to ensure you receive what your child would like.
Click here for details on how to set up QKR.
Please note that the prices on the menu are for pre-ordered lunches only. Lunches can be ordered via the QkR app or by going into the canteen first thing in the morning. Prices in the canteen for walk-up purchases may be more expensive.
The Seaview High School Governing Council is made up of a selection of parent representatives who are voted in at the AGM in March each year, along with staff and community representatives.
2023 Governing Council Office Bearers
Chair: Michael Van Dyk
Secretary: Kathryn Franz
Treasurer: Katherine Seifer
Meeting Dates for 2023
8 February 2023
8 March 2023 – AGM
10 May 2023
14 June 2023
9 August 2023
13 September 2023
8 November 2023
6 December 2023
Governing Council Constitution –
2022 Seaview High School Governing Council Constitution
The School Governing Council has endorsed the Seaview High School Uniform. All students are expected to wear full school uniform at all times, including on their way to and from school.
Our uniform is supplied by Devon Clothing who have a shop in Edwardstown. Attendance is by appointment only during their peak trading from November through to February.
There is also an online Uniform Shop for families.
Please see instructions on how to make a booking or order.
Materials and Services Charges approved by the School Governing Council for 2023 is $555 for Year 7 students, $565 for Year 8 students and $570 for Year 9-12 students.
In November 2022 a poll was undertaken in accordance with Education Act 1972, and the Materials and Services charges Administrative Instructions and Guidelines, regarding the legal collection of the ‘Prescribed Sum’ within the Materials and Services Charge for 2023. The results of the poll were in favour of legal collection with an overall approval of 70%. The Principal has reviewed the results on behalf of the Chief Executive, Department for Education, and approved the ‘Prescribed Sum’.
Our preferred method of payment is via the Qkr app. See enclosed information about how to download and use Qkr. Alternatively, you can pay online via Bpoint (you will need your credit or debit card, family ID code and invoice number), cash, credit card or cheque. If you wish to pay by instalments, please arrange to complete a direct debit form and return to the school as soon as possible.
Please click the following links for information regarding our fees and charges:
Changes to school card eligibility
Application forms for 2023 are now available from the school or www.sa.gov.au
Families will need their Family ID code (found on the invoice) as well as their invoice number that they are paying.
Seaview High School utilises Qkr (pronounced “quicker”) for online payments including canteen orders.
Qkr is a free, secure mobile application for fast and easy payment of school accounts. There is no need to load funds in advance. The application is owned and operated by Mastercard, ensuring safety and privacy of information and alleviates the need to send cash to school with your child. For more information on how Qkr! works click here.
Some dates/times still to be added/confirmed
16 Jan: School office opens
30 Jan: Year 7 &12 – first day of Term 1
31 Jan: Year 8, 9, 10 & 11 – first day of Term 1
8 Feb: Governing Council 6:30pm
15 Feb: Parent Info Night – DAYMAP
20 Feb: Acquaintance Night
21 Feb: Parent Info Night – keeping your child safe online
28 Feb: Parent Info Night: iPads
8 Mar: Governing Council AGM 6.30pm
13 Mar: Adelaide Cup Public Holiday
21 Mar: Year 8 Vaccinations
22 Mar: Seaview High School Open Night
Principals Address will be at 5.45pm and 6.45pm. To register to attend the Open night and one of the above Principal Address times please visit: https://forms.office.com/r/qcspVs7EH7
6 Apr: Sports Day
7 – 10 Apr: EASTER
11 -12 Apr: School Photos
11 – 12 Apr: Parent / Teacher / Student Interviews
14 Apr: Last day of Term 1
1 May: Pupil Free Day
2 May: First day of Term 2
10 May: Governing Council meeting
12 June: Public Holiday
13 June: Pupil Free Day
14 June: Year 10 Vaccinations
14 June: Governing Council meeting
7 July: Last day of Term 2
24 July: Pupil Free Day
25 July: First day of Term 3
9 Aug: Governing Council meeting
15 Aug: Year 10 Vaccinations (second dose)
8 Sept: School Closure Day
11 Sept: Pupil Free Day
13 Sept: Governing Council meeting
25 Sept: Parent / Teacher / Student Interviews
28 Sept: Year 7 Vaccinations
29 Sept: Last day of Term 3
29 Sept: Year 12 Formal
16 Oct: First day of Term 4
3 Nov: Final day of lessons – Year 12
6 Nov: Stage 2 Exams commence
22 Nov: Year 12 Graduation Night
1 Dec: End of learning program for Year 10 & 11
1 Dec: Year 11 to Year 12 Transition Day
6 Dec: Governing Council meeting
7 & 8 Dec: Year 7 Transition Days
13 Dec: Final day of term for Year 7, 8 & 9
Recent communications sent to families will be available below:
Out of Zone Entry Pathways
2024 Special Interest Applications Are Now Open!
Seaview is a zoned school; however, a limited number of places in the High Performance Tennis and Special Interest Dance program are available to students transitioning to high school from outside the school zone.
Special Interest Dance
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
Please submit the following to complete your application:
- Application form here
- At least one confidential referee statement here
- Copy of most recent school report
- Two minute video of dance performance or skill display on USB or link provided (optional)
Further information can be found at www.seaviewhs.sa.edu.au/learning/ – Special Interest Dance.
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.
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.
Auditions will be held on Monday 3 April 2023.
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.
Entry is by application and trial, which includes a series of fitness tests, a practical component a 2-minute video and at least one confidential referee statement here.
Students need to demonstrate experience playing a minimum level of Division 4 tennis.
Please see information brochure for more information and details on how to apply – Sports Brochure 2023
This program will incur a subject fee to cover coaching, travel and equipment.
Further information can be found at www.seaviewhs.sa.edu.au/learning/ – High Performance Tennis.
Applications close on Wednesday 15 March 2023. Trials will be held at Seaview High School on Wednesday 29 March 2023 (Week 9, Term 1).
All students, both in zone and out of zone, are invited to APPLY NOW for 2024 Special Interest Dance and High Performance Tennis.
Wellbeing Resources For Parents
Staff, parents and students work together to provide a safe, caring and supportive learning environment where all students have the right to achieve their best and teachers have the right to teach; the school nurtures and guides students to respect learning, to have compassion for others and to work to achieve their best.
Seaview High School’s Behaviour Support procedures are consistent with the Department for Education’s Discipline Policy. Our procedures, actions and interactions are guided by our values: Respect, Empathy, Resilience and Integrity.
A student code of conduct places significant emphasis on the development and recognition of positive behaviours. Classroom agreements are developed between teachers and students, which include explicit behavioural expectations and negotiated consequences. Restorative Processes are a key strategy used to guide and develop positive behaviour. Harassment Grievance procedures are linked to the Behaviour Support Processes.
A Wellbeing for Learning & Life (WFLL) team; comprising of the Assistant Principal – Wellbeing, Student Counsellors, Youth Worker and Year Level Managers works collaboratively to provide support to staff in their work with students.
An Aboriginal Education Teacher and Aboriginal Secondary Education Transition Worker provide further support. The WFLL team liaises with staff, families and outside agencies.
Conversations with Carla: School Refusal
The links for the additional information are:
Understanding school refusal | headspace
How to deal with school refusal – ReachOut Parents
School refusal: children & teenagers | Raising Children Network
Teenage Brain Development
Teenage brain development | Raising Children Network
Developing Minds Resources
Help! My child got in trouble at school today! Four mistakes parents make when they get bad news from school — Developing Minds
How to communicate effectively with your teenager
How to communicate effectively with your teenager – ReachOut Parents
Raising a Concern
We recognise that sometimes things go wrong and you may feel that your expectations are not being met. If you have an unresolved complaint or want to provide feedback, we would like to hear from you. It’s important to work together, talk, listen and find solutions in a courteous and respectful manner, so we can improve our services.
Please find a list of our team below
Penny Tranter – email
Bill Stapleton – email
Assistant Principal: Culture
Shaun Walsh – email
Assistant Principal: Wellbeing for Learning & Life
Carol Davey – email
Assistant Principal: Curriculum Innovation and Engagement
Rogan Tinsley – email
Tracey Aberlé – email
Senior Leader: Performance & Improvement
Kelly Miller – email
Senior Leader: School Culture: Intervention, Inclusion & Support
Laryssa Montgomery – email
Senior Leader: School Culture, Inclusion, Connection & Identity
Cameron Sparkes – email
Middle School and Senior School Coordinators
Lyndal Riley – email
Zoe Klepper – email
Year Level Managers
Darren Stewart – email
Mariah Adraskelas – email
Daniel Hutchings – email
Virginie Bajut – email
Jayden Fischer – email
Karen Zilm – email
Marni Trevena – email
Ben Sanderson – email
Learner Support Coordinator
Andy Kellett – email
Coordinator: Design and Technology
Joel Fitzgerald – email
Alexandra Price – email
Jason Gleeson – email
Leigh Charlesworth – email
Coordinator: LOTE and second language learners
Angela Vause – email
Shaun Bellomarino – email
Alicia Prettejohn – email
Coordinator: The Arts
Linda Below – email