THE SEAL PROGRAM

THE SEAL PROGRAM

In 2002, the College introduced the Select Entry Accelerated Learning (SEAL) Program for incoming Year 7 students. The program caters for students who have above average academic ability and a high level of commitment to their school work. Students who are suited to this program have great intellectual curiosity; a passion for learning both at and outside of school; are keen to accept a challenge; and are capable of working independently.

Students still mix with other students of their year level for sport, camps and community activities. However, when they study their academic program they are all in the same class with students of similar abilities and interests.

What do they study?

The Year 7 – 10  curriculum in English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, PE, Health and Italian will be covered in three years. In their first and second years, the SEAL students will undertake Art and Technology subjects as a class in the same way as  the other Year 7 and 8 students. In their third SEAL year they will select a Year 9 Art and a Technology elective each semester and combine with other students from Year 9 for these subjects.

Who participates?

The program is not suitable for everyone. It is demanding and rewarding. There is a higher workload. Students who are suited to this program:

  • Are academically above average.
  • Have a great intellectual curiosity.
  • Are keen to accept a challenge and believe that they will meet it.
  • Are determined, positive and capable of independent learning.
  • May be “underachieving” academically or “bored” at the moment.
  • Are able to concentrate on, and persevere in, solving problems and pursuing interests.
  • Are prepared to apply themselves to their studies.
  • Have supportive families.

The program will be closely monitored and the progress of students will be reviewed every six months. Parents will be involved in the review. Students will be able to leave the program, after due consultation, and would then join their age group in the mainstream classes.

Please refer to the SEAL booklet for information about the program, application forms and key dates.

APPLICATIONS FOR 2020

No new applications for Year 7 SEAL in 2020 can be accepted as the application process has closed.

  • Families who have applied for SEAL in 2020 will be contacted in Term 3 regarding their applications as soon as the results are available. These are marked externally.  Please do not contact the school with queries about your application status until this time. Families will also be notified when the selection process has been concluded on Thursday the 8th of August.
  • The Year 8 and Year 9 SEAL classes in 2020 are filled. Students interested in joining can give their name and details to the office staff or Karen Pain. This goes onto a waiting list and students will be contacted to apply if spaces become available.
  • The Year 10 SEAL class in 2020 has available positions. Students interested in joining the program in 2020 can contact Karen Pain via email pain.karen.k@edumail.vic.gov.au with their expression of interest.

For more information, click on the following link: SEAL INFORMATION BOOKLET FOR 2020