SEAL Program

Register for the 2021 Year 7 SEAL Program Entrance Test

You can now register for the 2021 Year 7 SEAL Program Entrance Test. Click here.

Testing date – Friday 15th May, 2020.

Please scroll down to learn more about the four steps of the SEAL 2021 application process.

Select Entry Accelerated Learning Program

Our SEAL Program offers gifted and high-potential students, who are motivated and academically advanced, the opportunity to be involved in a program that enriches their learning experience whilst also enhancing their intellectual potential and development.Our Select Entry Accelerated Learning Program (SEAL) is accredited with The Academy of Accredited SEAL Schools (TAASS). Please click on the TAASS logo to visit their website.

Students involved in our SEAL Program usually complete Years 7 to 10 in three years, providing an extended range of options, such as additional VCE subjects or VCE Extension or Enhancement Studies, in their final years of schooling. This not only enhances the potential to achieve a greater Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR), but also improves the transition to University studies. The SEAL students amongst the graduating class of 2019 students achieved the following outstanding results:

  • Average ATAR of 93.1
  • 30% of ATAR scores were 95 or above
  • 76% of ATAR scores were 90 or above
  • 87% of ATAR scores were 89 or above
  • Median study score of 35
  • 20% of study scores over 40

Students in the SEAL Program are learning at the edge of their ability. In order to establish integral lifelong learning skills, high challenge and failure are often experienced. From challenge and failure comes a resilience to understand what it means to not succeed in your first attempt and the striving to learn and take the next step. These qualities of high-challenge, building resilience and developing independent learning skills are integral to the development of your child as a learner in the SEAL Program. There is also an expectation that they are fully immersed and participate in all aspects of College life, such as the instrumental music, performing arts, sporting endeavours and a variety of other extra-curricular activities that are on offer.

A comprehensive assessment selection process is conducted each May to identify gifted and high-potential Grade 6 students, with up to 25 students selected to join the SEAL Program for the following year.

Testing for the 2021 Year 7 SEAL class will take place on Friday 15th of May, 2020. Applicants are able to register by clicking here.

2021 Year 7 SEAL Information Evening will be held on Monday 4th May 2020 at 6.30 pm.  

For further information about the SEAL Program please contact our Assistant Principal, Aaron Petersen.

The application process commences in the first half of 2020 and has four stages:

  1. Entry test – registration and testing.
  2. Submission of forms, reports and NAPLAN results
  3. Application for enrolment in Year 7 2021 at Glen Eira College.
  4. Interview

 Step 1: Edutest Registration and Testing

Candidates must register to sit the SEAL 2021 entrance test, which is administered by Edutest. Registrations are now open.

Testing will take place on Friday 15 May; applications close on Friday 8 May. A payment of $100 is required as part of this registration. Late applications are received until Monday 11 May. 

Participation in the testing does not guarantee a place in the SEAL Program. The results of the testing will be made available to all candidates as early as possible.

Step 2: Submission of Forms

All students are requested to submit the following information:

  • Teacher Nomination form; completed by their current teacher.  Click here to download the teacher nomination form.
  • A copy of the their most recent school reports (generally Grade 5, Semester 2)
  • Grade 5 NAPLAN results
  • A copy of a piece of work that demonstrates their skills and interests.

These forms are best submitted on the day of the entry test, Friday 15 May.  Alternatively, these can be submitted on or before this date to the college’s general office or emailed to ape@gec.vic.edu.au  

 Step 3: Enrolment Application for Glen Eira College

Candidates must apply to Glen Eira College in the standard way. These forms are distributed by your primary school in Term 2 and must be submitted as part of the normal process for all primary school students.

 Step 4: Interview

Candidates may be invited to take part in a group interview with the Assistant Principal, Sub School Leader and Director of Teaching and Learning.  Parents will be contacted by a staff member to arrange an interview time. The majority of interviews will take place throughout June.

The interview will run for 15-20 minutes; parents may be present but are asked not to participate. Please bear in mind that some applicants prefer to sit the interview without a parent present, so a discussion about preferences is recommended.

Offer

Offers will be made during August, on the same day that all other school offers are made. Candidates who are not initially offered a place in the SEAL class will be added to a wait list, and may be offered a place later in the year if spaces open up.