SEAL (Select Entry Accelerated Learning)


SELECT ENTRY ACCELERATED LEARNING (SEAL) PROGRAM

YEAR 7, 2023 STUDENTS

 

Thank you for your interest in the SEAL Program at Gleneagles for Year 7, 2023 students.  Listed below are some important dates and procedures regarding the SEAL Program.

 

SEAL INFORMATION:

We encourage parents/carers interested in the program to contact us via email at seal@gleneagles.vic.edu.au if you have any specific queries that you would like to discuss. 

 

Please read the information below regarding the process required to apply for entry to the 2023 Year 7 SEAL class.

 

Friday 22 JULY 2022 – SEAL APPLICATIONS AND TEST PAYMENTS CLOSE:

 

SEAL Testing does incur a testing fee of $88.00. The candidate must pay the fee directly to Edutest by 4:00pm on Friday 22 July 2022.  Registration link: https://aus.edutest.com.au/D/?t=T1K68747

 

The SEAL Year 7 2023 Application and the Parent Referral are to be completed and submitted by parents through the Edutest registration portal.

 

Teacher Referral Form – parents are asked to have Grade 6 2022 teachers complete this confidential Microsoft Form by Saturday 30 July 2022: https://forms.office.com/r/x7i9u2bqXM

 

SATURDAY 30 JULY 2022 – SEAL 2023 SELECTION TEST – 9.00AM START

 

The testing will be held on Saturday 30 July. This is a 5-part paper based test and must be done on the day within the set timeframe.  

The assessment consists of five tests:

  1. Verbal Reasoning
  2. Numerical Reasoning
  3. Reading Comprehension
  4. Mathematics
  5. Written Expression

 

The College will contact each candidate once the results are available in late August – early September 2022.

 

Note: Students who have not completed the online registration with Edutest, including the payment of the test fee of $88.00 by the due date of 4.00pm Friday 22 July 2022, will not be eligible to sit the SEAL Test on Saturday 30 July 2022.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION from Edutest: https://www.edutest.com.au/pa-important.htm

 

PRACTICE TESTS can be purchased from Edutest using the following link: https://www.edutest.com.au/pa-online.htm

 

 

 

SELECT ENTRY ACCELERATED LEARNING (SEAL) PROGRAM

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

 

HOW LONG HAS GLENEAGLES RUN A SEAL PROGRAM?

Gleneagles is one of only 38 SEAL schools established by the Victorian Department of Education due to our successful High Achievers’ programme that began in 2004. We undertook a rigorous accreditation process in 2007 to become an authorised SEAL school. The Department of Education has since passed the accreditation of SEAL schools on to The Academy of Accredited SEAL Schools (TAASS), of which Gleneagles is a foundation member.

 

WHAT ARE THE AIMS OF THE SEAL PROGRAM?

We wish to engage and develop students who value and are passionate about learning.

We do this through:

  • engaging and challenging learning experiences
  • collaboration with peers of similar ability
  • developing perseverance, resilience and humility
  • enjoying strong, supportive friendships
  • providing a faster paced curriculum with less repetition
  • supporting greater study of highly abstract, complex and in-depth concepts
  • supporting students to develop complex, high level investigative, problem solving and creative thinking skills.
  • supporting the unique and complex emotional, social, and intellectual needs of gifted students.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR IN SEAL STUDENTS?

Our testing and interview process is designed to identify students who are naturally gifted in some or all of the following:

  1. Intellectual Ability
  2. Specific Academic Ability
  3. Creative/ Productive Ability
  4. Psychosocial/ Leadership Ability
  5. Visual and Performing Arts Ability

SELECTING SEAL STUDENTS

  • The Higher Ability Selection Test (HAST) - Edutest
  • Student Interview
  • Teacher Referral
  • Parent Referral
  • Portfolios/Creative Products/Performances

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SEAL STUDENTS

  • Many of our school leaders come from SEAL
  • Students may be offered up to three VCE subjects in Year 10
  • Students may be able to take on additional VCE units enabling greater breadth of learning
  • Links with mentoring programs such as Access Monash
  • Students may have the possibility of first year university subjects in Year 12
  • Entry into State and National Competitions
  • Student Leadership including the Students’ Activities Leadership Team (SALT)
  • Exploratory Learning - Visiting Speakers, Workshops, Performances and Excursions
  • CSIRO Scientists in Schools
  • DAV Interschool Debating
  • Student Exchange, Language Trips, and Camps

HOW ARE SEAL STUDENTS WELCOMED INTO THE PROGRAM?

Along with the year 7 Orientation Day, SEAL students are invited to attend an extra day to meet our Gleneagles Student Leaders and SEAL teachers, get involved in a range of challenging, team-based activities, and get to know classmates, make new friends and have fun while discovering the excitement of SEAL at Gleneagles! This day is run by SEAL students from across all year levels and allows our new SEAL students a taste of what is to come!

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