MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
SEDA College is an independent, co-educational Year 11 to Year 12 school which commenced delivery of the High School Certificate (HSC) in 2016.
The SEDA College Council has developed an innovative partnership with the SEDA Group that allows SEDA College to deliver the SEDA model and its curriculum, while providing access to industry partnerships with Cricket Australia, Cricket New South Wales, Sydney FC and the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
The Council chose the SEDA model as the foundation for SEDA College as a result of the model’s success in engaging, educating and empowering young people in states and territories including Western Australia, Victoria and the Northern Territory.
As a school, our aim is to develop an engaging and caring learning environment which fosters the holistic growth of each young person, with a vision to provide a range of pathways to lifelong learning.
SEDA College delivers the HSC curriculum using an applied learning pedagogy which means hands-on learning happens both inside and outside of the classroom. Through this applied learning model, students have a deeper connection to their education, resulting in enhanced engagement levels.
Students also undertake industry placement and community development project work as part of the program, to develop their work readiness and community awareness.
SEDA College promotes strong relationships between students and staff. The ‘one teacher, one classroom’ model allows the teacher to know each young person, their personal circumstances and their career aspirations. The teacher works with each student to develop their confidence as learners and skills for life.
Our vision is that students benefit from being exposed to a range of learning opportunities, allowing them to develop their personal and career aspirations.
It is our intention to produce graduates who are confident learners, care for and about others and are optimistic about their future. Our hope is that they will be well-rounded individuals who want to make a difference on both the local and global stage.
What makes for an engaging education? For us, the key component is interest-based learning. The College promotes a model of learning that places the student and their life choices at the centre of everything we do. Young people and their families choose SEDA College because it connects their interest to their education.
The College has a strong pastoral care model which is led by the program teacher. Young people, in partnership with their families and the teacher, work collaboratively to find productive ways to resolve some of the challenges that might arise during the student’s time at school. We use a restorative justice approach to challenging situations and offer students and families access to our Student Connect referral service, providing young people with access to local services in their neighbourhood.
On behalf of the College, we look forward to meeting your son or daughter and look forward to watching them grow in confidence over the final years of their secondary education.