Seaford Independent Learning Centre (SILC)
The Seaford Independent Learning Centre (SILC) program offers an offsite alternative education pathway for Seaford Secondary College students who have disengaged from mainstream schooling despite significant intervention from the school. SILC is an adult learning environment which offers a safe, inclusive and dynamic space for students to learn and grow.
Our goal is to support students to find meaning and purpose in everything they do at SILC and carry this into their post-school lives. With meaning and purpose students take ownership of their learning and improve their attendance.
The SILC program actively engages students through a specialised case management approach where case managers work one on one with students to help identify barriers to learning and set clear and achievable goals. SILC students undertake learning which is customised to their individual needs and is flexible to meet the complexities within their life.
A Personal Pathway Plan is created for each student which contains their employment and/or educational goals and guides their learning whilst at SILC.
The SILC program aims to meet the individual needs and goals of our students who are on learning and earning pathways. At SILC, students are able to participate in accredited and non-accredited learning programs. Students are also able to access choice subjects at the mainstream campus, as well as events such as Year 12 Formal.
Students within the SILC program have access to:
- Stage 1 Exploring Identities and Futures (EIF)
- Stage 1 Essential Maths
- Stage 1 Essential English
- Stage 1 & 2 Science (Integrated Learning)
- Stage 1 Health & PE (Integrated PE)
- Stage 1 Woodwork (Integrated Learning)
- Stage 1 Community Learning
- Stage 1 Research Practices
- Stage 2 Research Project
- Stage 2 Workplace Practices
- VET courses (Certificate I to IV)
- Short courses (First Aid, Barista, White Card, RSA)
- Physical activity opportunities
- Operation Flinders
- Community engagement opportunities
What is FLO?
Flexible Learning Options (FLO) is a Department for Education (DfE) enrolment strategy which aims to assist schools and the wider community in supporting successful engagement and retention of young people identified as disengaged from a mainstream secondary school based learning program.
A FLO enrolment allows SILC to provide students with an individualised case management service and a flexible learning program to facilitate positive learning and well-being outcomes.
To be eligible for the SILC program the young person must:
- Attend an interview with the SILC Coordinator to determine their eligibility and suitability for the program
- Be enrolled at Seaford Secondary College
- Be identified by the Seaford Secondary College Leadership Team
- Be 15 years or older
2024 Staff Members
Caroline Duke – SILC Coordinator
Isabela Kodhyat – Teacher
Brett Hand – Teacher
Nicole Russell – Learning Support
Amy Moses – Case Manager
Lisa Harvey – Case Manager
Mark Orr – Case Manager
Paula Trimboli – Case Manager