Parent Info Hub

Information for Parents

For information on how to set up DayMap Mobile App for Parents please click here

If you have any issues with accessing the Daymap Parent Portal, please email dl.0893.ictadmin@schools.sa.edu.au

How to Enrol

Enrolment

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 are no longer able to accept general enrolments from 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.

We will be offering information sessions throughout the year and these will be promoted via our website and Facebook page. Once the bookings open, if you require assistance in making a booking via SOBS please use these instructions.

We also have a comprehensive Virtual 360 Tour to highlight our learning areas.

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 Mirella Hodges, Executive Assistant, via email dl.0893.info@schools.sa.edu.au 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 education.startingsecondaryschool@sa.gov.au.

See the starting preschool or school webpage for more information.

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 Transition Days for 2022 into 2023 will appear here later in the year!

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.

In line with the Department for Education enrolment policy, the only out of zone students considered for enrolment at Seaview High School in 2022 will be children who have auditioned or trialed, and are offered a place in our Special Interest Dance or High Performance Tennis programs or siblings of current students (see the department’s website above for clarification re students who gained entry via special interest programs and their sibling’s rights).

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

Digital Learning

Seaview is an innovative, personalised and safe school that delivers relevant curriculum and promotes rigour, relationships and lifelong learning.

Rationale

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.

Student Devices

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

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 13 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 12 (iOS 13 from 2022), 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:
www.compnow.com.au/seaview-hs
HP Laptops:
https://www.hp.com/au-en/shop/byod/about-the-program
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 see links to the relevant documents below.
Seaview High School encourages the safe use of internet and has arranged for parents and students to access online awareness training at this site. Please use the password seavwhs

 

ICT Forms

Please download ICT Forms below:

Social Media Safety

Canteen

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.

Downloads

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.

Governing Council

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.

2022 Governing Council Office Bearers

Chair: Michael Van Dyk
Deputy Chair: Karen Gunton
Treasurer: Katherine Seifert
Secretary: Allison Till

Notice for Governing Council AGM
RSVP and Nomination Form

 

Contact:

dl.0893.govcouncil@schools.sa.edu.au

 

Uniform

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.

Downloads

Fees

Materials and Services Charges approved by the School Governing Council for 2022 is $550.

In November 2021 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 2022. The results of the poll were in favour of legal collection with an overall approval of 77%. 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 2022 are now available from the school or www.sa.gov.au

Online Payments

BPoint Payment Gateway

Families will need their Family ID code (found on the invoice) as well as their invoice number that they are paying.

Qkr

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.

Diary Dates

2022

Some dates/times still to be added/confirmed)
Term 1

10 Jan: School office opens
31 Jan: Year 7 & 8 – first day of Term 1
1 Feb: Year 9, 10 & 11 – first day of Term 1
2 Feb: Year 12 first day of Term 1 OFFSITE
16 Feb: Governing Council 6:30pm
14 Mar: Adelaide Cup Public Holiday
15 Mar: Pupil Free Day
16 Mar: Governing Council AGM 6:30pm
11 Apr: ALL STUDENT PHOTOS
14 Apr: Last day of Term 1 – early dismissal @ 2:20pm
Please note: Year 8 immunisations (first dose) will be held this term. Parents will receive separate notification.

Term 2

2 May: Pupil Free Day
3 May: First day of Term 2
11 May: Governing Council meeting
8 June: Governing Council meeting
13 June: Public Holiday
14 June: Pupil Free Day
8 July: Last day of Term 2 – early dismissal @ 2:20pm
Please note: Year 10 immunisations (first dose) will be held this term. Parents will receive separate notification.

Term 3

25 July: First day of Term 3
10 Aug: Governing Council meeting
8 Sept: Pupil Free Day
8 Sept: Year 12 Formal
9 Sept: School Closure Day
14 Sept: Governing Council meeting
30 Sept: Last day of Term 3 – early dismissal @ 2:20pm
Please note: Year 8 & 10 immunisations (second dose) will be held this term. Parents will receive separate notification.

Term 4

17 Oct: First day of Term 4
9 Nov: Governing Council meeting
7 Dec: Governing Council meeting
7 Dec: Final day of term for Year 8 & 9

Out of Zone Entry Pathways

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.

2023 applications for out of zone students have now closed. Applications for out of zone 2024 entry will open in Term 1, 2023. Special Interest Program applications for in zone students will be communicated directly to families once high school placements are confirmed.

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

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.

How To Apply

Please complete the application form and forward to dl.0893.info@schools.sa.edu.au

In addition, please provide at least 1 minute of video footage on a USB of applicant performing that demonstrates dance technical elements and expression (can be in a group performance but must be easily identifiable/position on stage explained).

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

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.

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

How To Apply

Please complete the application form and forward to dl.0893.info@schools.sa.edu.au.

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

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.

Resources

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 – Be You

School refusal: children & teenagers | Raising Children Network

Vaping Resources
Teenage Brain Development

Teenage brain development | Raising Children Network

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