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Hospital School South Australia (HSSA)

When children and young people are unable to attend education services due to ill health they can be referred to the Hospital School South Australia (HSSA) services.

HSSA provides teaching programs, education consultancy and support for children and young people and is available to all preschool and school aged children. 

The HSSA provides:

  • flexible learning programs connected to the school curriculum, within the context of the child’s health needs
  • face-to-face teaching for children and young people from preschool to year 12
  • face-to-face teaching for siblings of patients enrolled in non-metro schools
  • a consultancy outreach service that facilitates the child’s transition back to school
  • assistance with sustained peer support and social contact
  • SACE for senior secondary students
  • preschool for 3 to 5 years olds
  • links with schools and regional support services to ensure continuity of curriculum and health care.

They also provide a consultancy service for:


HSSA educational programs are delivered at:

How to access HSSA

Children and young people are referred to the HSSA by parents, the education service, health professionals, hospital or other support services.

For more information contact Hospital School South Australia:


Disability and complex needs team

Phone: 8226 3620
Email: education.health [at] sa.gov.au