EDUCATION WEEK 2017
Seymour College caters for 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 town of Seymour.
The college has evolved from a merger of four schools in the past eight years.
The first stage of the building program has been completed which included a new Junior Learning Community, Administration Centre, a high needs Special Education building and Resource Centre.
Three Building Education Revolution projects were completed in 2011. These were a new Science building, a Junior Games Hall and Hydrotherapy Pool.
The remaining stages for the Years 5-12 learning communities are currently under collaboration with the community and architects.
The college offers a range of technology subjects which 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 which lead from these courses.
The college offers enhanced and accelerated classes for Years 9 and 10 which has the expectation of preparing students for academic pathways in Years 11 and 12.
The college houses a Community Arts Centre and a Trade Training Centre. These assist in catering for the diverse needs of student and community populations. An annual Seymour College
Has Talent production engages students from Foundation to Year 12 and this year the college has a team entry in the State Schools Spectacular.
The college has close links with cluster schools and community groups which regularly use these facilities.
The college also has a wellequipped 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.
The new Trade Training Centre operates through a consortium of nine schools and provides programs in automotive, welding and engineering.
This year a VET Equine course was included in the VCAL curriculum.
Students from Foundation to Year 10 participate in the Victorian Curriculum and students with Special Needs are included in the Victorian Curriculum, with appropriate adjustments.
Students are supported by two wellbeing officers, a school nurse, a defence transition mentor, a part-time secondary nurse and student support officers.
The college purchases psychology, speech and occupational therapy services to ensure students and their families 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 lessons.
Full college student assemblies are held each term and expectations in regards to behaviour, college values, attendance and high learning expectations are explicitly discussed.
Student leaders also have a voice at assemblies and School Council.
The 5/6 the Inclusive Education learning communities also induct student leaders and are part of the wider student leadership team.
Seymour College has had success in inter-school sports and performs well in outside activities such as the RACV Energy Breakthrough. The College also has an active environmental focus incorporating an indigenous garden.