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Message from the Principal

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SEDA College is an independent, co-educational Year 11 to
Year 12 school which provides HSC programs in a hands-on, industry based environment.

SEDA College brings a new model of learning to senior secondary students in NSW. We provide an exciting and positive alternative to traditional senior schooling, with a HSC course designed to engage students with their learning, and empower them to achieve personal growth and success during and beyond school.

The College’s aim is to develop an engaging and caring learning environment which fosters the holistic growth of each young person, and provides pathways to lifelong learning.

At SEDA College, students benefit from being exposed to high standards and a range of learning opportunities, allowing them to reach their personal and career goals.

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.

To achieve these aims, SEDA College has developed a partnership with SEDA Group to allow use of its educational model, and to access industry partnerships with leading national and state organisations.

The College Council chose the SEDA Group model because of its powerful core values and its success in engaging students in education in other parts of Australia.

What makes for an engaging education? For us, the key component is interest-based learning. The College promotes a model of learning that places students and their life choices at the centre of everything we do.

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.

Students also undertake industry placement and community project work throughout their time at the College, 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, and to help them develop confidence and lifelong learning skills.

The College has a strong pastoral care model which is led by their teacher. Young people, in partnership with their families and their teachers, 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 work closely with students and their families to provide support and access to local services within their neighbourhood.

On behalf of the SEDA College Council, and our teaching and administrative staff, I welcome you to join us. We look forward to working with you and watching our students grow in confidence and skills over the final years of their secondary education.

Kate O’Donnell
SEDA College