International

Our International Program

Experience Beautiful Coastal Living

Seaford Secondary College has an exceptional International Program, supporting students from a vast range of countries. Experience our Australian education and lifestyle in a friendly and supportive environment.

Our school is located in the Southern Vales region south of Adelaide, just 1.5km from some of the most beautiful surf beaches in Australia. We have bus and train services, which run to the nearby Colonnades Shopping Centre, and a 45 minute journey by train to the Adelaide city centre. The Seaford Train Station is located adjacent to our school.

Enrolling at Seaford Secondary College means that you are able to live with caring and supportive homestay families, surrounded by beautiful national parks, gorgeous beaches and abundant wildlife.

Our school caters for students in years 7-12 and provides an environment for quality education. Our international team make it a priority to provide international students with various cultural experiences and excursions, creating unforgettable memories and friendships. Programs and subject selection can be flexible, and our student team of International Ambassadors means that you will always have friendship and support from your peers in your classes.

International Program – Information

Specialist Programs

Specialist Programs

Seaford Secondary College specialises in a range of subject areas; students may choose to study volleyball, soccer or dance. If you like cooking, why not enrol in one of our many home economics subjects; or if you are more of an outdoors person, outdoor education will allow you to participate in hiking, aquatics and kayaking field trips. For more of a hands-on experience, our practical technology classes are for you. Subject selection is completely flexible, allowing each student to experience curriculum that they otherwise may not have the opportunity to do in their own country. These programs are at no additional cost.

International Programs

International Programs

International Students can enrol at Seaford Secondary College through one of the following programs with the programs, supported by our International Team. We pride ourselves on exceptional care for our international students, allowing them to feel welcome and part of our school community.

Students who enrol in terms 1 and 4 are able to participate in weekly/fortnightly surfing and aquatics lessons, again at no additional cost. Every international student also has the opportunity to visit a wildlife park and meet Koalas and feed Kangaroos.

International students have the opportunity to enrol and participate in a range of diverse programs and extra-curricular activities so they too can reach their potential.

Activities such  as:

  • Surfing
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Aquatics
  • Music Program

International students are supported throughout their time here by the International Program Team, and gain valuable experience in becoming active global citizens within their chosen pathways.

Students can choose to participate in:

  • Study Tours
  • High School Study Abroad Program
  • High school Graduate Program

International Program - Enquiries

For further information about  Seaford Secondary College’s International Program, or if you are interested in  becoming a Host Family, please submit an enquiry below, or alternatively contact:

Ms Krystle Gertig

International Coordinator

krystle.gertig648@schools.sa.edu.au

(08) 8327 5200

Ms Annette Wedding

International Assistant

annette.wedding90@schools.sa.edu.au

(08) 8327 5200

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International Programs

Aquatics and Cultural Trips

Aquatics and Cultural Trips

At Seaford Secondary College, we know that living in another country can be life-changing. We make it a priority to provide our international students with unforgettable experiences to create life-long memories.

Surfing and Aquatics

We are a 7-minute drive from the beautiful Port Noarlunga beach.

Students who enrol in Term 1 and 4 are able to participate in weekly/fortnightly surfing and aquatics lessons. These lessons are provided by highly qualified instructors from the Port Noarlunga Aquatics Centre. Students can also participate in snorkelling, kayaking, wave-skiing and body boarding. (Please note that we are unable to provide these lessons during Term 2 and 3, as the centre is closed at that time).

Wildlife Encounter

Every International student has the opportunity to go to a wildlife park and meet native Australian animals.

You will have an amazing time holding or patting a koala, and feeding the friendly kangaroos that roam the parks.

International Enrolment Procedures

International Enrolment Procedures

  • Arrive at school at 8.30am. Ms Krystle Gertig and Ms Annette Wedding will meet you in the front office.
  • Students will be given a loan uniform  (to be returned at the end of their stay). Please bring black shoes and sneakers if you wish to do HPE/Volleyball/Soccer. If students wish to purchase any, or other parts of the uniform, they are welcome to.
  • Bring lunch on the first day. There will be a full day of orientation, including subject selection. Students will be in class from lunch time (approximately).
  • Students are encouraged to bring their own device (laptop).
  • Once Homestays are selected, we will then contact students to complete enrolment forms from the school.

High School Graduate Program

High School Graduate Program

Students choose the High School Graduate Program if they wish to complete their senior studies in South Australia and gain their SACE (South Australian Certificate of Education).

To select the appropriate program, please click http://www.internationalstudents.sa.edu.au/high-school-student

High School Study Abroad Program

High School Study Abroad Program

We welcome and encourage International Students to enrol in our school and experience world-class academic programs in one of the most scenic suburban areas of metropolitan Adelaide.

Our Study Abroad Programs are fully tailored for the individual student, and allows opportunities to participate in student leadership programs, gifted classes, trips to Canberra and excursions around South Australia.

Regular contact with our International Program Team and Student Wellbeing Leaders allow our International Students to feel supported, safe and confident in their learning programs. International students can enrol in a variety of programmes based on their personal interest, and also receive credit towards their native curriculum programs.

For more information about studying abroad in South Australia, please contact:

International Education Services

Department for Education

PO Box 1152, Adelaide SA 5001 | GFW, 31 Flinders Street, Adelaide SA 5000

Telephone: +618 8226 3402        Fax: +618 8226 3655

Email: education.isp@sa.gov.au

Website:http://www.internationalstudents.sa.edu.au

Homestay Information

Homestay Information

Seaford Secondary College host study tours from various countries every year. Host families are remunerated at $280 a week for offsetting costs involved with hosting a Study Tour student.

We are continually looking at expanding our list of Homestay Families. Study Tour groups come from all over the world and typically stay for 2 – 4 weeks. International students enrolled in the High School Study Abroad Program can stay for 1 – 4 terms.  During this time the students will participate in English Language lessons, local classes and go on tourism excursions.

As a local family hosting a Study Tour student, you will have the chance to:

  • Learn about other cultures, customs and traditions
  • Make lasting friendships with your student and their family
  • Participate in activities and meet other host families
  • Explore fun things to see and do in South Australia

I highly encourage all students’ families to consider becoming a Homestay Family. We carefully match all International Students to host families based on similarities and in addition to the student’s specific needs and your family’s requests.

Please watch this youtube clip to see the value of hosting an International Student:

All Homestay Families must complete an application form, and have a current Department of Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI) Police Check Clearance for any person living in the premises who is over 18 years of age. In addition, a member of our International Team is required to carry out a visit of the premises.

Please click on the links below to download forms:

1.      Homestay Application for Homestay Families

2.      Child Related Employment Application Form (DSCI Police Screening)

3.      IES Code of Conduct

4.     Seaford Secondary College Homestay Brochure

To register your interest as a Homestay Family, please contact:

Ms Annette Wedding

International Assistant

annette.wedding90@schools.sa.edu.au

(08) 8327 5200

Study Tours

Study Tours

Each year, Seaford Secondary College hosts a range of Study Tours from countries such as Korea, Japan, Cambodia and Thailand. Students are placed in an English as a Second Language (ESL) class, and also a mix of classes, based on their interests.

We conduct many local, cultural and exciting field trips including visits to Adelaide CBD, Central Market, Flinders University and Gorge Wildlife Park. Students also have the opportunity to participate in our Aquatics Program and experience activities such as surfing, snorkelling and kayaking during the summer season.

Our Study Tours are highly successful with testimony of our program receiving outstanding feedback from the Kyoto Board of Education, and the Consul-General for Japan for the 2014 tour group from Kyoto.