The Select Entry Accelerated Learning (SEAL) program has been operating successfully in the school since its introduction in 1998.
Sale College prides itself on
being able to cater for the diverse learning needs of all students in
the local community, supporting them to reach their potential.
The Select Entry Accelerated Learning (SEAL) program has been operating successfully in the school since its introduction in 1998, to cater for the special needs of "CHIPS", Children of High Intellectual Potential.
To provide a challenging program for academically able students that allows them to work with like-minded individuals.
To create a stimulating learning environment that engages and inspires students in their learning, and promotes independent and responsible study habits.
To maximise choice and opportunity for academic pathways through the senior school and tertiary studies.
The Academy of Accredited SEAL Schools (TAASS) is a collective of like minded schools who strongly value Gifted Education in Victorian Government secondary schools. SEAL Academy schools offer engaging accelerated programs for their groups of gifted students. They meet regularly to share and learn from each others' experiences of their gifted education programs. SEAL Academy schools offer their teaching staff an extensive professional development program in Gifted Education, and, through their networks, are able to source outstanding educators for their programs.
Click here to go to the Academy of Accredited SEAL Schools website.
Click here to download a copy of the SEAL Application Booklet for 2017.
The booklet covers the background to the program, how it works and how students are selected.
SEAL Assistant Coordinator
It is a special program
available in a small number of Victorian schools that telescopes the
7-10 curriculum for core subjects into 3 years. We have a class of 25
students in each year level from years 7-9, and graduates from the
program in years 10, 11 and 12 following varied pathways.
The program has places for a limited number of very capable and committed students who feel that they would benefit from taking part in a curriculum compaction program. Curriculum compaction differs from the general program in that it provides for:
Other subjects studied will be similar to mainstream classes - Arts, Technology, Physical Education and Health. Students are encouraged to participate in other special programs such as Music, Drama, Sport, Camps, Advance and Leadership.
Students in the program should be looking for intellectual stimulation and challenge beyond that normally offered in their year level. They should be in the top 10-20% of their peers academically, enjoy working with like minded others, and have a real thirst for knowledge and understanding.
To provide a supportive and challenging learning environment for students who think and learn differently, and help them reach their potential. Teachers in the program design work that is similar but different from that presented in other classes, enabling students to operate at a higher level, minimizing repetition but still covering the essentials. It is not suitable for all students, and isn't meant to be.
focus is on learning behaviours. During Grade 6, information is
collected from parents, students and teachers. A three-hour diagnostic
exam from the University of New South Wales is also conducted, along
with a student interview to help determine the Year 7 cohort.
Over the following three years, student progress is monitored. There is some movement into and out of the program based on student application and performance.
Testing for the program costs $30, ($50 fee for late applications). Students are encouraged to enter Subject Competitions, (usually about $8.00 each), but this is optional. They have access to all the school's extra-curricular activities, such as camps, music and sport, as do all other students, at the usual price.
Students move to the senior campus, and provided they have reached the required standard have access to a wide range of VCE and Year 10 subjects. Extensive career counselling at this stage is vital to select a suitable pathway.
Students can progress to VCE subjects as they move to the Macalister Campus. They may opt to:
For any further information, contact Mrs. Debbi Daff, SEAL Coordinator or Ms Naomi Lang, SEAL Assistant.
Further information contact the SEAL Coordinator
or the SEAL Assistant Coordinator