Principal’s Report

Welcome to Seymour College.

It is with great pride that I introduce the College to you.

Our College’s mission is to educate and provide opportunities for all students to achieve their full potential.  This mission is underpinned by the values of Respect, Inspire and Excel and our positive approach to behaviour management rewards students for their participation in and demonstration of these values.

The College is unique in many ways; one of which is the inclusive education offered to students with special needs.  A state-of-the-art and world class building program allows all students to be integrated within mainstream learning settings.

The Junior Learning Community (F-6) showcases flexible learning spaces and specialist classes of Art, Physical Education and Science.  Our strong and continuous transition occurs throughout the year and we have links with all pre-school providers.

Our Year 5-6 classes include a focus on widening community connections and participation in the  Energy Breakthrough, a 3 day bike event and excursions further afield.

Our secondary sector has undergone further building improvements with a new learning building opened this year.  Our transition program also extends to a number of neighbouring communities and prepares new students to the College.

Senior students have access to the three pathways of VCE, VCAL and VET with some students joining the College in Year 11 after completing their Year 10  education at St Mary’s College,  Seymour.

Extra facilities include a well-equipped Community Arts Centre, Hydrotherapy Pool, Sport Stadiums and Science, Language and Technology buildings.  The grounds are appointed with oval and garden areas and also include the co-location of a Trade Training Centre and the Seymour Family and Children’s’ Centre which houses maternal and child health and kindergarten services.

The College has computer laboratories, libraries and ICT available in classroom spaces.

Defence families are supported by a Transition Mentor to assist with students moving into new communities and establishing new friendship groups.

College Welfare services are supported by Wellbeing Officers, a School Nurse, a Secondary School Nurse and the Doctors’ in Secondary School program.

The College is a vibrant place to learn and I strongly encourage you to consider what we can offer for your child’s future educational outcomes.

Gail Hardman

Principal