Today HSSA had ‘Morning Tea with the CEO’ where student representatives from both the Senior Room and the Junior Room sat down with WCH CEO, Lindsey Gough and our Principal, Matthew. Pam and the students provided morning tea from our Good Grub Program and Millie and Ky showcased students’ work from across the year. Along with Takuto, Senior student reps presented ideas to Lindsey for the WCH including a recycling program, a more accessible Play Deck and fun scrubs for medical staff. Keerin and Ruby then brought in the Junior student reps who showed off their art works and then talked through their ideas with Antonios, Gracie, Gabriella and Kye suggesting more nurses to care for children, an aquarium and enough medicine for all. We thank Lindsey for her time today and look forward to our next ‘Morning Tea with the CEO’. ... See MoreSee Less
We were very lucky to have Richard, the Principal from the Northern Health School in New Zealand visit us today. We were able to compare what we do at our schools and in our hospitals and share best practice. HSSA Staff heard all about how Northern Health School operates. Richard and Matthew are members of the HELP Alliance and regularly communicate with each other and the other Principals around Australia and New Zealand. ... See MoreSee Less
Keerin worked with a group of students during craft sessions to make some Santa Sacks for Backpacks 4 SA Kids INC. and their Christmas Program. This program provides newborn to 18 year olds with Christmas presents when entering into emergency care. ... See MoreSee Less
This afternoon our Junior Class left the classroom using our virtual reality kits. They travelled in space, through jungles, over water and stood under gigantic flowers. Gabriella was particularly taken by all that appeared around her! Lumination... See MoreSee Less
Hospital School SA and The Lyell McEwin Paediatric Ward received a surprise delivery from SA ROCKS. Some rocks with fantastic artwork and little messages are now out and about for our young people to find! ... See MoreSee Less
Today we were fortunate to have Blair Boyer, Minister for Education come and spend some time at Hospital School’s Women’s and Children’s Campus. It was great to be able to showcase the work we do in this space. ... See MoreSee Less
💙💚💜On #WorldTeachersDay we’re celebrating Jack, Bec and all of our Hospital School SA (HSSA) teachers for helping patients and siblings continue their learning during hospital stays! Jack and Bec form part of a specialised team that provide children and young people with tailored learning programs that are in-class, online, or on the wards – ensuring our scholars of all ages and circumstances keep thriving with their studies 📖📚
Our HSSA crew bring plenty of passion and energy to the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and work with other schools to make sure hospital visits don’t get in the way of their existing curriculum.
Jack says his favourite part about his role is having the opportunity to help a student and their family through arguably the toughest time in their lives.
He says, “My goal as a HSSA teacher is to help the students and their family in any way I can, whether that be through education or wellbeing. I want to try and take some of the stress away for my students by providing them with the opportunity for continued learning.”
And Bec loves being able to help her students become the best they can be.
“My favourite part is being able to inspire my students to want to learn and watching them grow into unique, capable and determined individuals that shape our future society,” she says.
Aren’t we lucky to have such fantastic people dedicated to the young ones in our care? 💙
Thank you to 𝑎𝑙𝑙 of the teachers out there for the positive impact you have on our future generations 👏 ... See MoreSee Less
As much as Soph hides most of the time under the covers when you entered her room Jack, I know she has loved having you as her hospital teacher… especially when you let her off tasks, type her work up and play games 🤣
Hospital school plays a huge part in sick kids lives when they can’t be at their own school, so thanks everyone!