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Select Entry Advanced Learning Program (SEALP)

Matthew Flinders Girls is a member of The Academy of Accredited SEAL Schools and offers the accredited Select Entry Advanced Learning Program in Years 7, 8 & 9.

Our program harnesses Positive Psychology, embracing elements of altruism, risk-taking, gratitude and resilience. Academically, students will learn to use visual thinking routines, undertake tasks that ‘dig deeper’ into concepts and foster a ‘yet’ attitude; “I haven’t mastered something yet, but I will with continued persistence, effort and hard-work.” The program also empowers students to develop their personal and social character through goal-setting and other community service activities.

Harnessing Positive Psychology

We’ll embrace the elements of altruism, risk-taking, gratitude and resilience

Developing the whole student

A rounded approach to intellectual, personal and social character

Offering endless opportunities

We offer SEALP students a wide-range of diverse programs

Member of the TAASS Academy

An academy that maintains the high standards of the SEAL Program

Year 7-8 SEALP

Our current SEAL Program has an academic focus which includes:

  • Learning to use visible thinking routines that can be applied across all subjects and a focus on developing each student’s intellectual character
  • Tasks that ‘dig deeper’ into concepts – extension and enrichment in relation to concepts and skills
  • Fostering a ‘yet’ attitude; “I haven’t mastered something yet but I will with continued persistence, effort and hard-work.”

Our SEALP students will also participate in:

  • Personal goal setting and the use of ‘Learning Logs’ and ‘Learning Journals’
  • An Outdoor Education Program – which will develop their skills in Year 7-9 so that they can complete Unit 1&2 Outdoor Education in Year 10
  • Community Service Activities 
  • Musical Futures approach to Music
  • Resilience Doughnut Program
  • Tournament of Minds
  • Girls’ Invent Program

Year 9 – Extended Investigation

Our SEALP students may also participate in the following:

  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Upstart Program
  • Philosophy Program and Writing Day Camp
  • STEAM Projects
  • Coaching/Referee Courses
  • Level 2 First Aid Certificate
  • Bronze Medallion

The SEALP class will also have opportunities to mix with mainstream students and participate in the following:

  • Elective subjects with mainstream students
  • International trips to Reunion Island, Lombok, France & ‘Red Earth’ (Central Australia)
  • School Camps
  • The Great Victorian Bike Ride
  • Interschool Sports
  • School Performing Arts Activities & our Instrumental Music Program

How do you apply?

To gain entry into our SEAL Program a student must show they are curious, keen to learn and willing to support their peers to learn too. They need to be involved in co-curricular activities and interests outside of school. In addition, they need to perform well on a series of tests – a numeracy test, a reading-comprehension test and a short writing task.

For further information please contact our office on 03 4243 0500

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Important Dates

  • 26 March 2024

    SEALP Information Night - Register here
  • 17 April 2024

    Applications SEALP testing close
  • 26 April 2024

    12pm to 3pm
    SEALP DAY Testing (note: we are only running tests for students who are testing for MFG’s SEALP - not for Belmont HS etc)
  • TBC

    2pm to 4pm
    SEALP Interviews

Apply for our 2025 SEAL Program today