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INTERSTATE EDUCATION ADVERTISING FEATURE 20 SUN NEWSPAPERS, Tuesday, May 24, 2016 NTNE01Z01DS - V1 Belle Smith from Tieyon Station via Alice Springs, NT, and Jemma Smith, Karoola Station, Pooncarie, NSW enjoy the opportunities provided at Seymour College in Adelaide ebrate her milestones with pride, Ms Harwood said. Year 7 student Belle Smith, from Tieyon Station via Alice Springs, recently made the transition to boarding at Seymour. School of the Air is very From supporting the homeless and disadvantaged, to mentoring disengaged young students from a variety of schools, BGS boarders see first-hand the difference they can make on a local and global scale. Many BGS boarders complete their journey at school, only to immediately return as academic tutors. Two of those former boarders are identical twins Sam and Jack Eadie, from Kingaroy, who both graduated with OP1s last year. Mr Hill said the pair excelled in the boarding house and were a great example of two young men who reached BOARDING AT SEYMOUR COLLEGE Visit us at the Alice Springs and Darwin Shows to learn how Seymour College, Adelaide encourages girls to take life on. For more information, to discuss boarding scholarships or to book a personal tour of the College, please contact Sally Penn, Manager of Enrolments on 8303 9000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org seymour.sa.edu.au facebook.com/seymourcollegeadelaide CRICOS No 00628G TAKE LIFE ON STRENGTH OPTIMISM JUSTICE different to physically being at school, Miss Smith said. I used to have two, 30-40 minute video linked computer lessons most days of the week and our school room was in our homestead. My school days are really different now. The teachers and the day girls help us with all the things weve never done before like sports, lesson change overs and uniform expectations. Mrs Harwood said to assist girls to build confidence and a Individualised learning key to academic success LEONIE Harwood was in Year 11 when she moved to Adelaide from the Yorke Peninsula to finish her senior schooling. As the Director of Learning and Operations at Seymour College in Adelaide, Mrs Harwood has a unique perspective on the timing of her move. I loved coming to Adelaide for my senior years of schooling, she said. There were so many opportunities; however, I do wish that I had been able to begin earlier. Year 6 is when Seymour students transition from Junior School to Middle School. The lessons are arranged differently and all of the girls become accustomed to the new structure as a cohort. Joining Seymour in the Middle School is a great time to become part of the Colleges learning community, especially as it gives teaching staff a chance to personalise each girls learning plan to enable her to discover her strengths and conquer her learning challenges. To assist students to transition to the College, Individual Learning Plans (ILP) are developed for each girl, in consultation with the student, parents, the Director of Boarding and the Director of Learning and Operations, together with student support teachers, explained Miss Caroline Hodges, Director of Boarding. This is a united approach which allows everyone to be on the same page, with a specialised and highly targeted, academic approach. By including the student in the development of the ILP, we empower her to own the success of her learning and to cel sense of belonging quickly, Seymour also provides additional pastoral support to those who may have had limited access to a classroom environment, or might be struggling with homesickness. The busier the girls are, the faster they tend to settle into school life, she said. We believe that the faster girls develop confidence in their learning at Seymour, the more they tend to participate in other areas of the College, such as sport and music. With more than 800 students across the College, we are able to offer a large range of subjects and co-curricular activities, giving students an excellent opportunity to discover where their interests and passions are. Students can then select subjects that are likely to be useful to them after they complete their SACE. Excelling inside, outside classroom BOARDERS at Brisbane Grammar School last year broke new ground in academic consistency, with the median OP for 2015 graduates a record breaking 3.5 or ATAR equivalent of 94.5. Director of Boarding Simon Hill said the standout academic achievements could be attributed to the academic and wellbeing programs and structures in the boarding house, in combination with the hard work of students. The boarding houses Academic Enrichment Program, alongside the schools overall student wellbeing structures, represents an integral element of our mission, Mr Hill said. It aims to help our students become thoughtful, respectful, and confident, young men of character who contribute to their communities. Each year Brisbane Grammar School boarders invest their time in the boarding houses public purpose program, assisting a variety of organisations in the community. their potential both inside and outside the classroom. The boarding house structures and routines allied to strong peer support enabled these very intelligent young men to reach their potential, he said. Sam and Jack, who both earned scholarships to study a bachelor of engineering with honours and commerce dual degree at The University of Queensland, are just two of a long list of BGS boarding success stories. As well as focusing on academic improvement, through the Academic Enrichment Program, the other four major programs run in Harlin House are: Leadership, Life Skills, Activity Enrichment, and Service. The programs combine to assist in creating well-rounded Grammar men. Find out more about the unparalleled academic, social, and leadership opportunities for Harlin House boarders at the BGS Open Day on Saturday, August 6. Visit: www.brisbanegrammar.com. BGS boarders see first-hand the difference they can make on a local and global scale