Information for Applicants
Seymour College opened its doors
in 1922 as Presbyterian Girls’ College following an initiative
by the Reverend Dr John Alfred Seymour, of Adelaide’s Scots
Church, to provide South Australians with a day and boarding school
It was established at its present
spacious location, then a family home and estate, and encouraged
a Christian ethos that has remained one of the school’s
In addition to its academic excellence,
a further appeal of the College was its environment and location -
which is still the case today.
In 1977, following the amalgamation
of the Presbyterian, Congregational and Methodist Churches to
form the Uniting Church in Australia, PGC was renamed Seymour
College after its founder.
Today, Seymour is highly regarded
as one of the nation’s leading independent girls’
colleges and has a highly qualified and professional staff.
While it keeps pace with the latest
developments in education, it retains strong vital links with
its past. Tradition is an important element of the College, as
is the encouragement of a spirit of independent learning and thinking.
Seymour offers a caring environment,
within the context of a Christian education.
Site and Environs
Situated in the foothills of Adelaide,
only six kilometres from Adelaide city centre, Seymour is set
in large and very attractive grounds.
Students in the Junior School enjoy
modern facilities and have lawned areas for play and leisure activities.
There are additional facilities
for all forms of physical education and sporting activities as
well as extra curricular activities and music.
The Senior and Middle Schools, separated from the Junior School
by a large oval, have views of Adelaide and the sea.
The Sports Centre contains two squash
courts, a gymnasium and a sports hall capable of holding six half
court tennis matches simultaneously. There are also tennis and
netball courts and a half-sized Olympic pool.
Academic education for the Senior
and Middle Schools takes place in many class areas and specialty
buildings designed to cater specifically for their subjects.
The Boarding House, a modern building
near the pool and sports facilities, is surrounded by lawns and
provides excellent study, recreation and living facilities.
The College is a girls’ day and
boarding school from Preparatory to Year 13.
Presently the school has an enrolment of approximately
770 girls, 100 of whom are boarders. As a general rule, boarders
are accepted from Year 7.
The College has a most supportive
Parents’ and Friends’ Association and a flourishing
Old Collegians’ Association with branches in country centres
in South Australia and interstate.
A Foundation was established in
1987. It has raised funds for the Sports Centre and the Science
Centre, and it is currently involved with raising funds for extending
the Information Technology facilities of the College.
Over the years, Seymour has blended
the old and new. Historic Barr Smith House contrasts with the
impressive indoor sports centre, while in between are bluestone
cottages, modern classroom blocks and a Junior School featuring
The overall setting, comprising
some 10 hectares of gardens, playing fields and courtyards, provides
an environment which enhances the educational opportunities offered.
The College is divided into three
Junior School from Preparatory to
Middle School from Year 6 to Year 9; and
Senior School from Year 10 to Year 13.
Academic excellence and caring for
each individual are of paramount importance in the Seymour College
The curriculum of Senior, Middle
and Junior Schools is structured to cater for the abilities, requirements
and ambitions of individual students with a full range of academic,
creative, co-curricular and sporting opportunities.
All teaching staff participate in
the co-curricular program and in pastoral care, as well as pursuing
their professional teaching.
The teaching staff consists of 70
full-time and part-time members.
The Principal, Ms Belinda Provis,
is responsible for all sections of the College and is assisted
- The Deputy Principal/Head of
- The Director of Studies
- The Head of Middle School
- The Head of Junior School
The Heads of School are responsible for the day to day operation
of their area and oversee the welfare of students in their respective
- The Campus Coordinator and Faculty
- The Director of Marketing and
- The Head of Boarding
- The Business Manager
Seymour College provides girls with
a broad based, quality, contemporary education which reflects
Christian values and prepares them to take their place confidently
in an ever changing world.
Our curriculum is designed to give
each girl the opportunity to grow aesthetically, emotionally,
intellectually, physically, socially and spiritually. To this
end, our school program is broad and includes a wide range of
subjects as well as co-curricular activities in which students
are expected to participate.
The students are encouraged to do
their best and seek excellence in all that they undertake. Concern
for others, self discipline and commitment are considered to be
of the utmost importance.
The school acknowledges steady improvement
as well as outstanding achievement.
All students are catered for in
an educational setting which is challenging, stimulating and forward-looking,
ensuring that girls are well prepared for future study, employment
and adult life.
Applications for employment at Seymour
College should include:
- Full name of applicant.
- Date and place of birth.
- Details of qualifications.
- Outline of career and positions
held, especially as they relate to the selection criteria of
the advertised position.
- Name, address and telephone
number of three referees. (Recent written references may also
be included. These references may be from the referees requested
- An acknowledgement that the applicant
is able to fully support the ethos of the school.
- For teaching positions, a brief
statement of educational philosophy, including the role of an
independent school for girls.
Applications should be marked 'Confidential'
and addressed to:
Ms Belinda Provis
546 Portrush Road
GLEN OSMOND SA 5064
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