School focussed on hands-on learning and sport arrives in Adelaide

The news that Netball SA has partnered with SEDA College – an independent school that delivers a SACE curriculum and caters for students with an interest in the sport and recreation industry and a desire for hands-on learning – was announced in October.

The Adelaide Crows and South Australian Cricket Association (SACA) join Netball SA in partnering with SEDA College to deliver Year 11 and 12 SACE programs.

SEDA College places students’ interest at the forefront of their senior secondary education, creating a learning environment that focuses on individual learning and choice.

The independent school has been established in South Australia and will open in 2019, to continue the success of the SEDA model in WA, NT, VIC and NSW.

The Principal of SEDA College, Matthew Daly said the College’s connections with high profile sporting organisations provides students with access to unique work experiences that they normally cannot obtain by themselves.

“We have connections with South Australian Cricket Association, Adelaide Crows and Netball SA. It allows our students to complete year 11 and 12 immersed in the sport and recreation industry. The College is able to combine its own expert knowledge with unrivalled opportunities for students to network and learn from some of the best in the industry.”

Netball SA’s General Manager of Sport Development Lizzie Bermingham said Netball SA is excited to partner with SEDA College.

“We see that the SEDA students will be very closely aligned to Netball SA. SEDA students will be involved in various Netball SA events and programs and will benefit from hands on exposure to the sports industry,” she said.

“The vision of seeing a classroom full of students who are really passionate about netball is really exciting.”

Mr Daly said young people and their families choose the SEDA approach because the College connects them with their interests and then get students out of the classroom to learn directly from industry.

“Our ‘one teacher, one classroom’ model also allows our teachers to take on a true mentoring approach, where they walk alongside and support the individual journey of our students as they complete their secondary education,” he said.

“We’re extremely excited to showcase what sets us apart from other schools and all the career pathways that our programs can lead to. Sports administration, coaching, community development, policing, paramedics and nursing are just some of the careers SEDA graduates have moved into. Completing the SACE at SEDA College is a ticket to a great future.”

SEDA College is now taking enrolments for 2019. For further information about SEDA College SA, visit