Tonight we won the Non Clinical Excellence Award at the WCHN Excellence Awards for our Mental Health Program. We are so passionate about adolescent mental health and to be recognised feels so great. Working with CAMHS leaders and their team along with WCH teams to meet the needs of mental health and education is a great partnership. ... See MoreSee Less
Our students and staff here at Hospital School SA were extremely excited and fortunate to have Monique Murphy and Grant Allen from the Australian Paralympic Team visit to talk to us about their experiences as Paralympians, and their journeys that lead them to the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games respectively. They both shared their stories of the challenges they faced and overcame, initiating a respectful discussion between themselves, staff and students while answering all of our questions.
Monique let us all hold her silver medal she won in Rio! She shook it so we could hear the noise it made, and explained how gold, silver, and bronze medals at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games all produced different sounds to ensure visually impaired people at the Paralympic Games could differentiate between them.
Over the last 2 days HSSA staff have been participating in some training and development. It was fantastic to have WCH staff from the Gender Team and Eating Disorder Team work with us on knowing our students better and how best to work with our students from these programs. Crews also ran their own sessions, focusing on curriculum projects as well as showcasing some of our great resources. We then reflected on what our HSSA values are and how we respond to our wellbeing in our setting. We then had the SSO team take us through some Friday afternoon craft, cooking and art activities. Matthew also organised a surprise for us and each staff member received a massage from Adelaide Corporate Massage as a special mindfulness treat. ... See MoreSee Less
Over the last 2 days Matthew and Kirsty have been presenting at the HELP Conference in Sydney (Health, Educators, Learners, Parents). They have been sharing both the Oncology Haematology School Visit Program and the Supporting Improved Mental Health in Schools program unique to Hospital School SA. #helpconference2022... See MoreSee Less
Awesome. I watched a show on how he used eye gaze technology to help a child drive.
Jealous that you got to meet him. Did the students get to meet him also? I will have to hit up Miss A with lots of questions.