Seymour College

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This article is about the college in South Australia. For the college in Victoria, see Seymour College (Victoria).
Seymour College
SeymourCollegeLogo.jpg
Latin: Crescam Ministrando
("I will grow by serving")[1]
Location
Glen Osmond, SA, Australia Australia
Information
Type Independent, Single-sex, Day & Boarding
Denomination Uniting Church
Established 1922
Principal The position remains completely vacant.
Staff ~100[2]
Enrolment ~850 (P-13)[3]
Colour(s) Green, Navy & White             
Website

Seymour College is an independent, Uniting Church, day and boarding school for girls, located at Glen Osmond, a suburb 5 km from the Central Business District of Adelaide, South Australia.

Established in 1922 as Presbyterian Girls' College, Seymour has a non-selective enrolment policy and currently caters for students from Pre-School (6 weeks of age) to Year 13, including 105 boarders.[3] The school is co-educational in Pre-School, and girls only from Preparatory (4 years of age) to Year 13.

The college is affiliated with the Alliance of Girls' Schools Australasia (AGSA),[4] the Junior School Heads Association of Australia (JSHAA),[5] the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA),[6] and the Australian Boarding Schools' Association (ABSA).[3]

Campus[edit]

Seymour College is situated on a single 10 hectare campus,[7] located 5  km from the Adelaide central business district, in the foothills of Adelaide.[2] The campus is a blend of both old and new buildings. Some of the College's notable older buildings include the historic "Barr Smith House" (formerly the "Wooton Lea" mansion),[8] the bluestone and brick former laundry, stables and cottages, pump house, and the former coach-house turned music room.[9] Other facilities include: two theatres, a recreation centre including facilities for indoor basketball, netball, tennis, badminton, weights training and exercise, a science centre, two libraries, four computer labs, squash courts, swimming pool, an oval for athletics, softball, soccer and hockey, and a Boarding house including dining hall and health centre.[10]

House system[edit]

As with most Australian schools, Seymour College utilises a house system; however, it is unique in that it is referred to as a "Clan" system.[8] The four clans are as follows: Bruce (Black and White); Cameron (Yellow); Douglas (Blue) and Stewart (Red). The four clans compete against each other each year in various events for the Clan Cup. These events include Swimming Carnival, Sports Day, Clan Choral, Clash of the Clans, and the Clan Can Plan. The Clan winner for 2013 was Clan Cameron.

Notable alumnae[edit]

Alumnae of Seymour College/Presbyterian Girls' College are known as Old Collegians' and may elect to join the schools alumni association, the Old Collegians' Association.[11] Since Rhodes Scholarships were first awarded to South Australian women in 1980, three have been awarded to Seymour old scholars: 1988 Kathryn Brown; 1997 Elizabeth Wall; 2004 Rachel Swift.[12] Some notable Old Collegians' include:


Academic
Business
Entertainment, media and the arts
Medicine and science
Politics, public service and the law
Sport

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Information for Applicants". Employment. Seymour College. Archived from the original on 2007-08-31. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 
  3. ^ a b c "Seymour College". Schools. Australian Boarding Schools' Association. Archived from the original on 2007-08-29. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 
  4. ^ "Member Schools". Members. The Alliance of Girls' Schools Australia. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 
  5. ^ "JSHAA South Australian Directory of Members". South Australian Branch. Junior School Heads Association of Australia. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 
  6. ^ "SOUTH AUSTRALIA". AHISA Schools. Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia. April 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-08-29. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 
  7. ^ "Item metadata". edna. Commonwealth of Australia. 2007-05-30. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 
  8. ^ a b "School Heritage". About Seymour. Seymour College. Archived from the original on 2007-08-29. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 
  9. ^ "Seymour College" (PDF). Historic Self-Guided Walk: Glen Osmond. City of Burnside. pp. 6–7. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 
  10. ^ "Facilities and Experiences". About Seymour. Seymour College. Archived from the original on 2007-08-29. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 
  11. ^ "The Old Collegians' Association". Seymour Community. Seymour College. Archived from the original on 2007-08-31. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 
  12. ^ "The Rhodes Scholarship, South Australia" (PDF). Rhodes Scholarship Information. The University of Adelaide. 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  13. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (2006-11-17). "GRAVES (Jenny) Jennifer Ann Marshall". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd. 
  14. ^ "Teachers notes – Professor Jenny Graves: Geneticist". Interviews with Australian Scientists. Australian Academy of Science. Archived from the original on 2007-08-30. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 
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  16. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (2006-11-17). "REID (Jan) Janice Clare". Who's Who in Business Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd. 
  17. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (2006-11-17). "ROBERTS Judith Mary". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd. 
  18. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (2006-11-17). "SLADE (Christie) Christina Mary". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd. 
  19. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (2006-11-17). "WOODS Claire Ann". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd. 
  20. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (2006-11-17). "CLYNE Leonie Jane". Who's Who in Business Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd. 
  21. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (2006-11-17). "HEWSON Carolyn Judith". Who's Who in Business Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd. 
  22. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (2006-11-17). "LEWIS-GRAY Elizabeth". Who's Who in Business Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd. 
  23. ^ "Janet Bridgland". About the Artist. Greenhill Galleries Adelaide. Archived from the original on 2007-08-29. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 
  24. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (2006-11-17). "LEAKE Helen Louise". Who's Who in Business Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd. 
  25. ^ "Matthews, Penny". Agent Details. AustLit. 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 
  26. ^ "News Team Personal Profiles". The News Desk. National Nine News. 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 
  27. ^ McHugh, Mary (1996). "Gibson, Freda Evelyn (1908–1977)". Australian Dictionary of Biography 14. Melbourne University Press. pp. 267–268. Retrieved 2007-09-27. 
  28. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (2006-11-17). "BRANSON Catherine Margaret, Hon. Justice". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd. 
  29. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (2006-11-17). "LAIDLAW Diana Vivienne, Hon.". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd. 
  30. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (2006-11-17). "TANNER Susan Elizabeth, HE". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd. 

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