Today Hospital School SA was full of a right bunch of animals! At the Women's and Children's Campus it was GET WILD, at the Lyell McEwin Campus it was JUNGLE ALIVE and at the Flinders Campus it was WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE. ... See MoreSee Less
Frogs and cells you say?!? Well our Flinders Campus was the place to be to find out all things frogs and cells today. Some of the Middle Schoolers at Hospital School SA worked with Bec and Karen on this topic and came up with some very interesting findings. 🐸 🔬🧬 ... See MoreSee Less
At our Lyell McEwin Campus the Hospital School SA team in collaboration with our Lyell McEwin Hospital / SA Health colleagues have initiated some special programs within the Early Years Strategy.
Our new Early Learning Packs have been introduced to young people on the ward as a part of early identification for preschool and kindy. Our dedicated Early Childhood Worker Lauren introduces young people approaching school age to a learning pack themed around a story book.
The pack includes activities that look at creative play, literacy, numeracy and other subject areas. Lauren guides the young people and their parents/carers through the first activity and shows the child and the parents/carers how they can complete the remaining activities together at home. This shows families how parents/carers are their child's first teacher. Children get to take the pack home including their own copy of the chosen story book.
Lauren also provides families with information and contacts for enrollment at kindy and preschool as well as other learning support contacts and information. ... See MoreSee Less
Amir who is one of our Primary students at our Lyell McEwin Campus worked with Millie on family history. Amir made the Turkish flag where his mother is from and the flag of Afghanistan where his father is from. Amir said he loved working with Millie as she's always up for a project when Art is involved!
Hamza's father Ahmad wrote - "Thank you Hospital School SA Amir was missing his friends at his new school but when he find out that the hospital had a school he got really excited to attend. We got to meet teacher Millie who helped Amir with his school work while I could attend an appointment for my other kids. I appreciate this kind gesture that there was a school in the hospital for kids who are missing their school. Thanks and regards Ahmad" ... See MoreSee Less
Today we say FAREWELL to Lewis after 11 months of having him at HSSA in our WCH/RAH Sibling Program. Lewis popped in at lunchtime today to say goodbye to his mates and staff. We wish Lewis and his Mum Denise all the best as they return to the NT. ... See MoreSee Less
After almost 3 years at Hospital School SA we’re saying goodbye to Neil. With international borders opening, Neil is getting to have some well earned time back in the UK with family. Hospital School want to say a HUGE thank you to Neil for all his work with students, families and colleagues. A fantastic teacher, Neil has been a part of the big changes at HSSA since 2019 and we’re forever grateful to have had him as part of the team.
Enjoy the time Neil and we’ll see you when you’re back in Oz! ... See MoreSee Less
On Wednesday Eleni took some of our long-term oncology students visited the South Australian Maritime Museum. Students explored parts of Australia’s rich history including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories before and after British colonisation, the development of Port Adelaide, migratory experiences and evolution of sea travel.
Students participated in a hands-on Ketch Talk, they climbed aboard an old vessel and were instructed to find and identify the purpose of specific parts of a ship. We enjoyed our lunch outside the Port Adelaide Lighthouse, admiring the unique and vibrant artworks on display!
The day was complete with a relaxing river cruise on the Archie, which was previously used as an old police boat! Students learnt and viewed historical elements of the Port River, keeping a look out for dolphins along the way. Although no dolphins were spotted, the sunshine made an appearance and students loved the feeling of fresh air throughout the voyage.
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