Seton Catholic College celebrates its 25th Anniversary
Seton Catholic College campus in Samson will be abuzz on Friday 13th March as celebrations for its 25th Anniversary get underway.
The College came into existence in 1990 through the amalgamation of De Vialar College on the current Seton site and St Brendan’s College in Beaconsfield. However, the College can trace its history back to the early days of settlement in the Fremantle area.
In 1855 four French Sisters (nuns) arrived on the Lady Amherst and within a short period of time, had set up St Joseph’s School in Henry Street. In 1968, they moved to Samson to become De Vialar College – in honour of the foundress of their Order, St Emilie De Vialar.
Today’s Seton Catholic College bears no resemblance to the simple classroom where the founding Sisters taught their pupils. Set in well-maintained gardens and lawns, the College is proud of its facilities which include a state-of-the-art Performing Arts Centre, a modern lecture theatre, new classrooms and science laboratories. There is a strong academic focus offering students a range of courses and many extra-curricular activities with an outstanding pastoral care system that seeks to support the needs of its students.
The campus celebrations on Friday 13th March are open to the local community especially in the evening where there will be food and beverages to purchase, along with family entertainment.
Seton will also be holding its annual Open Day on Wednesday 11th March. This gives prospective students and their families the opportunity to be part of small-group tours which showcase the college at work and give our visitors time to chat with some of the students.
Seton Catholic College
Marchant Road Samson
Wednesday 11 March 2015 3.40pm – 6.30pm
Prospective students and parents, together with interested members of the public, are invited to visit the College and view its wide range of resources and new facilities. The College is highly regarded for its Academic and Pastoral Care Program and the encouragement students receive to strive for excellence.
Guided tours of the campus will leave the Administration Block at 10 minute intervals, commencing at 3.40pm.
Final tour commences at 6.00pm. Tour duration is approx. 1 hour.
APPLICATIONS FOR ENROLMENT now being accepted for Year 7 2017 (Current Year 5)
SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS close at the end of Term 1 2015 for:
• Year 7, 2016 Music Scholarships
• Year 7, 2016 Aboriginal Scholarships
ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIPS awarded to the Top 4 Students based on their Semester 1 performance in Year 7.
25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
Friday 13 March 2015
REUNION – 9am to 1pm
For Ex Students and Staff of St Joseph’s. De Vialar, St Brendan’s & Seton
• ANNIVERSARY MASS 9am – Welcome to celebrate with our Students and Staff
• MORNING TEA 10.30am – To be held amidst our Archival Exhibition
• TOURS OF SETON from 11am – Enjoy a trip down Memory Lane? What’s new?
INTERNATIONAL FOOD & CULTURE FESTIVAL – 5pm to 9pm
Open to the Community to enjoy a huge range of food and drink on sale, Archival Displays, Entertainment and Activities for all ages – Bungee Trampoline, Storm, Rock Bands, Beer Tent and lots more. Come straight from work – eat, relax and enjoy a great Family Night Out.