School Profile

Seymour College (8884)

Seymour College’s vision centres on the provision of a safe and supportive environment where young lives will be transformed through a love of learning.  This vision extends to the College being an educational centre which offers students skills and opportunities to ensure they achieve their best and are successful throughout their lives.  The College’s values are Respect, Inspire and Excel and its mission is to educate and provide opportunities for all students to achieve their full potential. 

Seymour College caters for 750 students from Foundation to Year 12 in the mainstream sector and ungraded students in the Inclusive Education Sector. 

The College draws on the feeder schools of Tallarook, Puckapunyal, Avenel, Heathcote, Tooborac, Pyalong and Nagambie as well as the township of Seymour.  The current leadership profile consists of: Executive Class Principal, Assistant Principal – Teaching and Learning/Human Resources, Assistant Principal – Teaching and Learning/ Positive Education, Assistant Principal – Teaching and Learning/Inclusive Education, Leading Teachers in Literacy, Numeracy, VCE,  Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting, Leading Teacher F-6 and Leading Teacher 7-12.  The College has two Learning Specialists to support professional learning in numeracy.  The School Family Occupation index is in the low range.

The College has undergone two stages of a building program.  The first stage of the building program included a new Junior Learning Community, Administration Centre, a high needs Inclusive Education building and Resource Centre. The second stage included a new secondary learning building, canteen and food technology centre.  Three ‘Building Education Revolution’ include a Science building, a Junior Games Hall and Hydrotherapy Pool.

The Seymour Family and Children’s Centre is co-located on-site and includes an Early Learning and maternal and child health facilities. The College partners with the Colman Foundation, the Mitchell Shire and Kids First to deliver high quality continuity of learning experiences and education for all familes.

The final stage of the College’s building program will include a technology and arts building, however, this is yet to be funded.

Seymour College offers a range of technology subjects that are critical in engaging students and assisting them to attend school. These subjects also allow for the real life application of numeracy and literacy skills and educate students in the many pathways that lead from these courses.

The College has a Community Arts Centre as well as a Trade Training Centre. These assist in catering for the diverse needs of our student and community populations.  An annual ‘Seymour College Has Talent’ production engages students from Foundation to Year. Junior secondary students have access to instrumental music lessons.  Music soirees are held at the end of each year to showcase the musical talents of the students involved.  The College has close links with cluster schools and community groups who regularly use these facilities.

Further to these facilities, the College has a well-equipped Technology wing with a full range of technology subjects available. The College attracts a large number of students enrolled in Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL) programs. The College also acts as a major VET provider to the cluster. 

Students from Foundation to Year 10 participate in the Victorian Curriculum and students with Special Needs are included in the Victorian Curriculum, with the appropriate adjustments.

Students are supported by two Wellbeing Officers, a School Nurse, a Defence Transition Mentor, a part-time Secondary Nurse, speech therapist, engagement officer and Student Support Officers.  We purchase psychology and extra speech and occupational therapy services to ensure students and their families have the best start and are supported through their school years.  The College is dedicated to the Reading Recovery Program and offers literacy support at all year levels.

The College’s values of Respect, Inspire and Excel are a focus of School Wide Positive Behaviour Support lessons.  Student leaders hold assemblies each term and explicitly discuss expectations in regards to behaviour, college values, attendance and learning.

Exit student destination data indicates that a pleasingly high proportion of Seymour College students are proceeding to further tertiary studies.  The College offers comprehensive Careers/Pathways planning.  VCE and VCAL completion rates over a five year period have shown marked improvement and  the median score for VCE has been improving over the last five year period.  The VCAL program has received the top category one rating

Seymour College has active involvement and success in inter- school sports and performs very well in many outside activities such as Energy Breakthrough.

The College enjoys the support of a very committed and engaged School Council which includes student councillors and the implementation of an Alumni group with past students and role models has further supported community links and career pathways for students.