Seaford Secondary College is a comprehensive secondary school that offers a quality-learning environment that ensures seamless education through the middle years and into the senior years of schooling. Seaford Secondary College focuses on developing every student’s potential and wellbeing.
The school’s values of Learning, Responsibility and Respect underpin all programs and activities offered at Seaford to create a positive school culture. We work together as a whole school community to ensure our school environment is safe and inclusive, and one that fosters and maintains positive relationships based on strong values, consistent and effective processes and open communication.
Our students are at the centre of all we do and we view health and well being as integral to:
- learning and achievement
- and assisting young people to become optimistic, productive and contributing members of society.
Our health and wellbeing guidelines are based on the South Australian Learner Wellbeing Framework B-12 and uses a School Health Promotion approach.
A range of curriculum programs including a well established and organized Pathways and Futures Program (PFP) timetabled each week for all year levels enables students to develop knowledge, skills and understandings for health literacy and responsible, healthy decision making in everyday life. The program incorporates:
- The SA Child Protection Curriculum for Middle and Senior Years
- Anti-Harassment, Bullying and Cyberbullying program
- Road Safety Education
- Values Education
Sexual Health and Relationships Education (SHARE), Drug Education, healthy eating, physical activity and sun safe behaviours are delivered as part of the school’s Health and Physical Education curriculum. Literacy, numeracy and ICT are key cross curriculum priorities and are supported by intervention programs for special needs students to include Aboriginal students and students within our disability unit, Seawinds.
A number of specific learning programs exist for students. These include a Gifted Learning Program, a School Volleyball Program, a Youth Opportunities and Student Leadership Program, Vocational Education, Flexible Learning Options (FLO) for at risk and disengaged students and a number of coordinated school sporting opportunities.
A range of community partnerships have been established with a number of government and non-government agencies to support health and wellbeing. These include SAPOL, the Onkaparinga Council, Shine SA, Disability Services SA, Special Education Resource Unit (SERU), Families SA, NOVITA, Royal Australian Air Force Cadets, DECD Regional Support Services (SA), including an on site speech pathologist.
The school works closely with parents, carers and the Governing Council ensuring the best possible care for students. A School Health and Wellbeing Committee, representing members of the school community, meets regularly to review and plan school policy and processes, curriculum and whole school health expos and activities.
The development of a positive, safe and supportive school culture and ethos includes the review and development of a range of school policies for attendance, absenteeism and lateness, engagement, school uniform, harassment and bullying and student leadership. A Student Representative Council provides a forum for student voice across the school on a number of issues, and students supported by staff members run a Gay Straight Alliance.
More information about our school vision and programs, policies and partnerships can be accessed on our web site: http://seafordhs.sa.edu.au/