Ryley and Amelia are joining the HSSA Team as School Based Trainees. Classroom Support SSO – trainees work with teachers to support students achieve their learning goals and complete a Certificate III in Education Support whilst also studying Year 11.
Hosting a school-based trainee offers many benefits to the student and host school including:
* additional support for 1 day each week * the enriching and rewarding experience of helping a young person build industry specific skills to support their career pathway * supporting a student’s transition from school to work while also developing their employable skills. ... See MoreSee Less
Three of our Year 3 students worked on an art project that gave us insight into their thinking. Along with these fantastic images they also let us in to some of their thoughts. One student is a long term treatment student and the other two students each have a sibling receiving treatment.
At HSSA I like playing with Lego and reading books. At HSSA I like playing Reading Eggs when we use the iPads. At HSSA I like painting pictures and doing Maths activities. At HSSA putting together Roblox is my favourite. At HSSA I like playing UNO with Sandy.
Sometimes I worry about my brother getting sick. Sometimes I worry about not knowing the answers and getting things wrong. Sometimes I worry about having to do take away in Maths. Sometimes I worry about thunderstorms. Sometimes I worry about my Dad and my brother when they drive back to Adelaide.
I would like the hospital to have more slides. I would like the hospital to have Disney +. I would like the hospital to have a rollercoaster. I would like the hospital to have more areas to pay chasey. I would like the hospital to have more playgrounds. ... See MoreSee Less
In our Good Grub Cooking Club lesson with Pam today the students tried a recipe from another country. As Principal Matthew's family is Latvian the students made Pirags or Piradzenes which are onion and bacon filled dough buns. Principal Matthew's niece Sarah came to assist as she is a baker and a very proficient Piradzene maker. Hospital School SA sure did smell great today! ... See MoreSee Less
Today we said Goodbye to Ebony as she is going home to Broken Hill. Ebony has been at Hospital School SA in our sibling program whilst her sister Clara has been receiving treatment. Thank you Ebony and also Clara for your cheeky smiles 😊 and being excited every time you walked in the door 🤩 ... See MoreSee Less
Meet Noriko - she has worked at the Hospital School SA for 14 years and manages the Resource Centre including general librarian tasks and ICT support to staff and students.
Before this role, she worked as a business manager in Japan for a high-tech American company before moving to Australia.
“It was a completely different job from what I do now” she says. “I’ve always loved reading since I was a child. I believe reading is the best way to learn a language and the culture behind it. I used to volunteer at a local primary school library and one day, got a phone call from Hospital School if I am available to work for them! I am very fortunate to have my current job.
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭’𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐣𝐨𝐛? “Every day is different – we don’t know how many students and who we have at the school until each morning. Because of the nature of my role, I work with different types of students with different age groups, 3 years old to year 12 students. I need to put different hats on flexibly all the time. I never get bored.”
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃-𝟏𝟗 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞? “There was no big changes with us. At Hospital School, Learning Online is offered for students with long term medical conditions that inhibit them from being able to attend their enrolled schools due to their health needs. During the lockdown, we needed to increase number of Learning Online students. However, everything went smoothly. Because we are already well resourced and equipped. Also, our teachers have skills to run online learning comfortably. “
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐭𝐨? After the current COVID-19 circumstances settle, we are resuming the Book Buddies program to share the love of books to all children. (Book Buddies Program: Reading program run by Hospital School SA, WCH Foundation and Children’s Book Council SA)
We hope all the students in SA are happy to return to school after an unexpected start to Term 3! ... See MoreSee Less
Team Hospital School SA, as we come to the last day of this lockdown period we wanted to send out to the team such big warm fuzzies for how you have all worked, contributed and supported over the last 7 days. We have so many moments where Team HSSA shines through and this gets acknowledged from within, from our external colleagues, our families and even more special, from our students.
So whether you see yourself in pink, in green or you see yourself in a bit of gold with a sassy hip then well done you! Go Team HSSA! ... See MoreSee Less
We are back Wednesday and looking forward to reopening our classrooms at our Women's and Children's, Lyell McEwin and Flinders campuses as well as restarting our Ward Teaching Program. Learning Online will still continue for our students who were already allocated those lessons. All campuses due to be within each hospital will require all visitors to be wearing a mask😷. Teachers at HSSA will also be wearing masks at this point in time. ... See MoreSee Less