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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 for girls.

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 hallmarks.

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 School

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 innovative architecture.

The overall setting, comprising some 10 hectares of gardens, playing fields and courtyards, provides an environment which enhances the educational opportunities offered.

Educational Organisation

The College is divided into three sub schools:

Junior School from Preparatory to Year 5;
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 community.

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 by:

  • The Deputy Principal/Head of Senior School
  • 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 schools.
  • The Campus Coordinator and Faculty Heads
  • The Director of Marketing and Admissions
  • The Head of Boarding
  • The Business Manager

Statement of Purpose

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 above.)
  • 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:

The Principal
Ms Belinda Provis
Seymour College
546 Portrush Road