Our Vision Statement

Hospital School SA provides educational programs by focusing on personalised learning through targeted teaching for students and young people.
Schooling can be negotiated for outpatients unable to attend their own school and the school-aged siblings of country/interstate patients. Hospital School SA delivers the Early Years Learning Framework, Australian Curriculum and SACE in a classroom setting and via teaching on the wards and online for all years:
· Preschool
· Junior Primary: Reception to Year 4
· Middle School: Year 5 to Year 9
· Senior School: Year 10 to Year 12
We collaborate with individual schools and other educational institutions to ensure continuity in students’ learning.

Our Locations

 

Women’s and Children’s Hospital Campus

established 1930
The Women’s and Children’s Hospital School campus is based on the ground floor of the Hospital.

Directions:
Enter through the Kermode Street entrance (off of King William Rd and Sir Edwin Smith Ave)
When you walk through the entrance on the ground floor walk straight to the lifts past the central stairwell, take a left and walk approx. 50 metres to the first passage on the right, there is a doorbell you can press and someone will open the door for you.

Teaching:
At the Women’s and Children’s Hospital we provide teaching in our two classrooms at the school. We have a Junior Classroom for students from Preschool to Year 4 and a Senior Classroom for students from Year 5 to Year 12. We also provide teaching on the wards in the Hospital and Learning Online for students unable to attend school due to their health needs.

Class Times:
The class times at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Campus are:
Morning Session: 9:30am – 12:00pm
Afternoon Session: 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Students who are outpatients or siblings can stay for the full school day from 9:30am to 3:30pm and participate in our Lunch Time Care Program.

Flinders Medical Centre Campus

established 1975

The Flinders Medical Centre campus is situated outside of the Paediatric Ward.

Directions:
Take the Duck lift or Kangaroo lift to the 4th floor. The Hospital School classroom is at the entrance to the Paediatric Ward near the Kangaroo lifts.

Teaching:
At the Flinders Medical Centre campus we provide teaching in our classroom at the school and on the wards.

Class Times:
Lesson 1:
9:00am – 11:00am CLASSROOM TEACHING
Year 5 to Year 12
(*Students a part of the Eating Disorder Program: 9:30 – 11:00am)

Lesson 2:
11:30am – 1:00pm – WARD TEACHING
Preschool to Year 12

Lesson 3:
1:30pm – 3:30pm – CLASSROOM TEACHING
Preschool to Year 4
(ward teaching if required)

Lyell McEwin Hospital Campus

established 2020

The Lyell McEwin Hospital Campus is situated within the Paediatric Ward.

Directions:
Enter the Paediatric Ward. The Nurses Station will be to your left. Walk forward and then turn right to the Hospital School.

Teaching:
At the Lyell McEwin campus we provide teaching in our classroom at the school and on the wards.

Class Times:
Lesson 1:
9:00am – 11:00am CLASSROOM TEACHING
Year 5 to Year 12

Lesson 2:
11:30am – 1:00pm – WARD TEACHING
Preschool to Year 12

Lesson 3:
1:30pm – 3:30pm – CLASSROOM TEACHING
Preschool to Year 4
(ward teaching if required)

Royal Adelaide Hospital & Queen Elizabeth Hospital

We provide teaching for children of family members in hospital at the Royal Adelaide Hospital & Queen Elizabeth Hospital who have relocated from rural areas. Transport can be arranged for students to access the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Campus each day from the Royal Adelaide Hospital & Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Social Workers from the Royal Adelaide Hospital & Queen Elizabeth Hospital can refer students to the Hospital School.

We also provide teaching for students receiving radiotherapy treatment at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in the Waiting Room area.

Our Staff

 

Curriculum

 

We provide individualised teaching for each student we work with. Hospital School staff contact the student’s enrolled school for information about what topics the student is completing and tasks are set based on student interests, year level and specific needs. We have specialist teachers in English and Mathematics as well as teachers trained in Special Education so we can accommodate all learners.
The Early Years Learning Framework, Australian Curriculum and SACE guide our teaching and learning sequence for students.

We use our Targeted Teaching Framework to guide our teaching practises.
1. Assess: We use agreed methods and tools to measure and determine starting points and next steps for each student’s identified learning needs.
2. Teach: We teach relevant content and skills that each student is ready to learn using intentional, evidence based teaching strategies.
3. Track: We track student progress over time against SMARTAR goals and year level expectations in order to provide additional intervention and/or extension for each student.
4. Adapt: We seek frequent feedback from students and formative assessments to refine teaching.

We provide attendance data and report on progress in reports that are sent to the enrolled school. Parents will also receive termly reports for students receiving ongoing teaching from the Hospital School.

We have a partnership with local schools for siblings needing to locate from rural areas for long periods of time.

History

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1930

The first teacher was appointed by the South Australia Education Department
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1959 – 1969

Volunteer teachers only
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1969

Teacher reopened the school

Formally recognized as ‘Adelaide Children’s Hospital School’

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1995

Renamed to ‘Children’s Hospital School, Adelaide when the Queen Victoria Hospital was relocated
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1999

Both the Women’s and Children’s and Flinders Medical Centre schools became ‘Hospital Schooling Service’ when the school at the Flinders Medical Centre became the responsibly of the Principal of the CHSA.
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2005

Renamed to ‘Hospital Education Services’
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2018

Renamed to ‘Hospital School SA’
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2020

Teaching provided at the Royal Adelaide Hospital for students receiving radiotherapy treatment. Siblings from rural areas are transported from the RAH to the WCH School campus for school.

Lyell McEwin Hospital Campus opens.