Hospital School SA

A Department for Education and SA Health Network Partnership

Hospital School SA

A Department for Education and SA Health Network Partnership

Hospital School SA

A Department for Education and SA Health Network Partnership

Hospital School SA

A Department for Education and SA Health Network Partnership

Hospital School SA

A Department for Education and SA Health Network Partnership

Hospital School SA

A Department for Education and SA Health Network Partnership

Hospital School SA

A Department for Education and SA Health Network Partnership

Hospital School SA

A Department for Education and SA Health Network Partnership

Hospital School SA

A Department for Education and SA Health Network Partnership

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Education for children with acute and chronic health and mental health needs at WCH, FMC & LMH

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13 hours ago
Hospital School SA

๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽ„If you heard ๐˜ด๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ด ๐˜ซ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ, ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ at the Womenโ€™s and Childrenโ€™s Hospital today it was thanks to the annual ๐‚๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ๐ฌ ๐๐ฒ ๐’๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ฅ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽผ

3 year old Annabelle (second from left) didnโ€™t let a hospital stay stop her and her Mum, Dad and sister Charlotte (5) from joining the Captain Starlights, other patients and families and Hospital School SA students to sing along to Christmas classics such as Jingle Bells, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and Frosty The Snowman โ›„๏ธ

There were Santa hats, bell bracelets and silly sunglasses on hand, as the Captains told lots of cracking Christmas jokes, followed by an afternoon of themed crafts and games for โ€˜StarMasโ€™.

โญ๏ธ A big thank you to Starlight Children's Foundation Australia, the WCH Foundation our Play Therapists and Hospital School SA for helping bring the holiday spirit to our children families โญ๏ธ
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7 days ago
Hospital School SA

From Matthew:

For all Hospital School SA students, I caught up with a friend today to compare lists ๐Ÿ˜‰
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From Matthew:

For all Hospital School SA students, I caught up with a friend today to compare lists ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Which list did you make Matthew? ๐Ÿคฃ

Nice

Uh oh...

2 weeks ago
Hospital School SA

No childโ€™s education should be left behind if they are facing health challenges in hospital.

This incredible bunch of Hospital School SA teachers have contributed to teaching 2,906 students this year across 4 WCHN, SALHN, NALHN and CALHN.

Whether in the classroom or on the ward, these superstars go above and beyond to meet the unique needs of their students.

Thank you for all you do ๐Ÿ’™
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You guys are truly amazing โค๏ธ

3 weeks ago
Hospital School SA

๐ŸŒˆ In celebration of Transgender Awareness Week, weโ€™re proud to introduce our ๐˜š๐˜ถ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜Ž๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜—๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ who team up with South Australian schools to foster understanding and support for transgender and gender diverse youth.

Born from a collaboration between our Gender Diversity Multidisciplinary Team and Hospital School SA (HSSA), they offer workshops to empower South Australian educators to create more inclusive school settings.

โ€œWe work with schools to help better understand gender diverse young people and what they may be experiencing, with both social affirmation and medical affirmation as well as looking at their wellbeing,โ€ says HSSA Principal, Matthew (right).

โ€œWe then collaborate with schools for inclusivity and show them practical resources, important days of recognition, and how to be an ally.โ€

Sarah (left) is a Gender Medicine Nurse Consultant at the Womenโ€™s and Childrenโ€™s Hospital whose clinical expertise adds a well-rounded lens of both medical and mental health insight.

Together, theyโ€™re a perfect match to guide inquisitive educators and answer any tricky questions.

โ€œHaving the Hospital School team to support essential education components and โ€˜teachable momentsโ€™ really complements the gender diversity medical information we provide,โ€ she says.

The team have found that providing access to educators ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ clinicians helps teachers understand both the medical and schooling impacts a gender diverse or transgender young person might experience.

โ€œThis really shows the holistic picture of their student and future students,โ€ says Matthew.

From here, our passionate allies are laying the foundations for classrooms to shine bright with health and wellbeing.

โ€œWe hope that by supporting educators to be inclusive and affirming, our trans and gender diverse young people will be able to thrive at school,โ€ says Sarah.

A big thank you to Sarah, Matthew and our wider Gender Diversity Multidisciplinary Team who continue paving the path of inclusivity ๐Ÿ’™

Happy #TransAwarenessWeek!
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3 weeks ago
Hospital School SA

Thank you SA Health!
Itโ€™s our great relationships and collaborations with Women's and Children's Health Network, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network - SALHN, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network - NALHN and Central Adelaide that enable us to work with such fantastic clinicians to support our beautiful children and families. ๐Ÿค— โค๏ธLet's take our hats off to the incredible educators at Hospital School SA!

With four campuses across the Women's and Children's Health Network, Central Adelaide, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network - SALHN and Northern Adelaide Local Health Network - NALHN, the school provides 17 teachers, as well as student support officers and administration staff, who are vital in providing a safe and positive learning environment for young students facing health challenges.

Their dedication ensures that no child's education is left behind.

If you didnโ€™t know, these are the legends who:
๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ Have taught 2,906 students so far this year.
๐ŸŒ Provide education for patients who can't attend their regular school and school-aged siblings of patients from far and wide.
๐Ÿ“– Deliver various curriculums, including the Early Years Learning Framework and SACE, catering to students from Preschool to Year 12.
๐Ÿค Collaborate with our patientsโ€™ regular schools to maintain continuity in their learning.

And they have a whole heap of fun along the way!

Whether in the classroom or on the ward, these superstars go above and beyond to meet the unique needs of their students.

Thank you for all you do ๐Ÿ’™
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Thank you SA Health!
Itโ€™s our great relationships and collaborations with Womens and Childrens Health Network, Southern Adelaide Local Health Network - SALHN, Northern Adelaide Local Health Network - NALHN and Central Adelaide that enable us to work with such fantastic clinicians to support our beautiful children and families. ๐Ÿค— โค๏ธ
4 weeks ago
Hospital School SA

We are very proud to have been finalists at the Public Education Awards in the category of Excellence in Collective Wellbeing. Although we didn't take out our category, we were really happy to receive the acknowledgement and recognition. We will continue with our Supporting Improved Mental Health in Schools Program, working to improve child and adolescent mental health in SA. ... See MoreSee Less

We are very proud to have been finalists at the Public Education Awards in the category of Excellence in Collective Wellbeing.  Although we didnt take out our category, we were really happy to receive the acknowledgement and recognition. We will continue with our Supporting Improved Mental Health in Schools Program, working to improve child and adolescent mental health in SA.

9 CommentsComment on Facebook

Congratulations HSSA. Wonderful achievement and recognition of your work!

Congratulations!๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ˜Š

Congratulations Matthew and Team

Well done team

Good work team ๐Ÿ’•

Definitely and achievement being recognised for the very special work you all do… well done guys!

A huge congratulations to you all absolutely wonderful P.s what a beautiful photo of you โค๏ธโค๏ธ

Very proud of the what we are creating under your leadership

Well done

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1 month ago
Hospital School SA

HSSA Leadership Team at the Public Education Awards! ... See MoreSee Less

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This is amazing!! ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿคฉ

Love it! Go team!!

Love this ๐Ÿซถ๐Ÿฝ

Wot a great looking team

You all look amazing goodluck ๐Ÿ’–

I love these videos, you are awesome guys ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜‚

Ohhhhh can the owner of that pink dress tell me where it’s from please ๐Ÿฅฐ

Looking fab ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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1 month ago
Hospital School SA

Thank you to the students and wellbeing leaders at St John Bosco School, Brooklyn Park for your wonderful act of service!

Our students at all three campuses appreciated the folders filled with thoughtful messages, activities, pens and stickers that definitely put smiles on their faces ๐Ÿ˜„
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Thank you to the students and wellbeing leaders at St John Bosco School, Brooklyn Park for your wonderful act of service!

Our students at all three campuses appreciated the folders filled with thoughtful messages, activities, pens and stickers that definitely put smiles on their faces ๐Ÿ˜„Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment
1 month ago
Hospital School SA

The HSSA Leadership Team are finalists in this yearโ€™s Public Education Awards in the category of Excellence in Collective Wellbeing Award.

The event, this Friday night will also be streamed on the Department for Education, South Australia Facebook page.
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The HSSA Leadership Team are finalists in this yearโ€™s Public Education Awards in the category of Excellence in Collective Wellbeing Award.

The event, this Friday night will also be streamed on the Department for Education, South Australia Facebook page.Image attachment

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Congratulations- very well deserved ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

1 month ago
Hospital School SA

Friday 27th October was National Bandanna Day: Canteenโ€™s annual fundraiser to help young people impacted by cancer.

โ€œHeld on the last Friday in October, Bandanna Day is the flagship fundraising and awareness campaign for Canteen. Since Bandanna Day began it has raised more than $35 million to support young people affected by cancer.โ€

This year, Canteen Australia has raised over $490,000 and has sold nearly 23,000 bandannas!
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Friday 27th October was National Bandanna Day: Canteenโ€™s annual fundraiser to help young people impacted by cancer. 

โ€œHeld on the last Friday in October, Bandanna Day is the flagship fundraising and awareness campaign for Canteen. Since Bandanna Day began it has raised more than $35 million to support young people affected by cancer.โ€

This year, Canteen Australia has raised over $490,000 and has sold nearly 23,000 bandannas!
1 month ago
Hospital School SA

In celebration of #WorldTeachersDay let's take our hats off to the incredible educators at Hospital School SA!

The school provides 17 teachers across 3 campuses, along with Student Support Officers and Administration who are vital in providing a safe and positive learning environment for young students facing health challenges. Their dedication ensures that no child's education is left behind.

If you didnโ€™t know, these are the legends who:

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ Have taught 2906 students so far this year.
๐ŸŒ Provide education for patients who can't attend their regular school and school-aged siblings of patients from far and wide.
๐Ÿ“– Deliver various curriculums, including the Early Years Learning Framework and SACE, catering to students from Preschool to Year 12.
๐Ÿค Collaborate with our patientsโ€™ regular schools to maintain continuity in their learning.

And they have a whole heap of fun along the way!

Whether in the classroom or on the ward, these superstars go above and beyond to meet the unique needs of our students and we're so grateful for their work.

Please join us in saying a big huge thank you for all they do ๐Ÿ’™
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You guys are amazing and we are so lucky to have the privilege of knowing you all Keep up the good work โค๏ธ

2 months ago
Hospital School SA

From Matthew:

This week I am in Hawaii and visited
Kapiโ€˜olani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu.

It was great to reconnect with the Principal, Carrie and teacher, Shay after first meeting and collaborating when in Milan in May.

It was lovely to be welcomed and presented with a lei made by the students, then the staff presenting me with a fresh flower lei and then the Hospital Executive presenting me with the final lei. I felt so welcomed and included.

Hospital School in Hawaii has a team of educators including teachers, teaching assistants and volunteers. They run a specific program that they have structured to optimise the learning time of young people in the hospital called Brain Station. This is then structured into year level groups. It includes Ward teaching and Classroom teaching.

The hospital is currently looking at their Mental Health service and I was able to show them our Supporting Improved Mental Health in Schools Program to potentially adapt and implement and how we could support them with this program design.

The team also includes Heather in the role of Child Life Specialist. This role gives young people and families support in teaching them about the hospital, roles, spaces etc so they are aware of their surroundings, diversion for pain and procedures, and a main task is diagnosis teaching so this involves teaching the young person about their diagnosis, their condition, their treatment and their transition. I also met Ruby the service dog who sat with me as she knew I was a fellow Aussie, as Ruby comes from Australia!

Also in the team is Fran who shares her holistic approach to the hospital experience and young personโ€™s treatment and care and also provides the cultural element through her cultural connection, lineage and knowledge.

I looked at a number of spaces including the learning areas, wards, public spaces and staff areas including a staff space for all to share for relaxation, timeout and well-being. Around the hospital the essence of Hawaii is a part of the design and decoration.

Such a well rounded team who have great heart in the work that they do.

Hospital School SA and Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & Children
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From Matthew:

This week I am in Hawaii and visited 
Kapiโ€˜olani Medical Center for Women & Children in Honolulu.

It was great to reconnect with the Principal, Carrie and teacher, Shay after first meeting and collaborating when in Milan in May. 

It was lovely to be welcomed and presented with a lei made by the students, then the staff presenting me with a fresh flower lei and then the Hospital Executive presenting me with the final lei. I felt so welcomed and included.

Hospital School in Hawaii has a team of educators including teachers, teaching assistants and volunteers. They run a specific program that they have structured to optimise the learning time of young people in the hospital called Brain Station. This is then structured into year level groups.  It includes Ward teaching and Classroom teaching. 

The hospital is currently looking at their Mental Health service and I was able to show them our Supporting Improved Mental Health in Schools Program to potentially adapt and implement and how we could support them with this program design.

The team also includes Heather in the role of Child Life Specialist. This role gives young people and families support in teaching them about the hospital, roles, spaces etc so they are aware of their surroundings, diversion for pain and procedures, and a main task is diagnosis teaching so this involves teaching the young person about their diagnosis, their condition, their treatment and their transition. I also met Ruby the service dog who sat with me as she knew I was a fellow Aussie, as Ruby comes from Australia!

Also in the team is Fran who shares her holistic approach to the hospital experience and young personโ€™s treatment and care and also provides the cultural element through her cultural connection, lineage and knowledge.

I looked at a number of spaces including the learning areas, wards, public spaces and staff areas  including a staff space for all to share for relaxation, timeout and well-being. Around the hospital the essence of Hawaii is a part of the design and decoration.

Such a well rounded team who have great heart in the work that they do.

Hospital School SA and Kapiolani Medical Center for Women & ChildrenImage attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

2 CommentsComment on Facebook

Looks like a wonderful environment. Very inspiring

Wow! It sounds amazing Matthew, what a great team and school environment ๐Ÿคฉ

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