The SCILS team
We understand that family complexities, developmental or learning differences, traumatic events or mental health challenges can create additional barriers to traditional learning and employment pathways.
Our multidisciplinary team have interest in therapeutic and engaging activities such as music, drama, outdoor adventure sports, team sports, gaming and more.
We have skills and experience in:
Government Program Approval
Relationships Australia South Australia are on the Approved Panel of Providers with the Government of South Australia Department for Education to provide the Flexible learning options (FLO) Program. FLO supports young people who have or are at risk of disengaging from school and may be experiencing other challenges, such as anxiety and depression, bullying, unstable accommodation, family difficulties, or pregnancy or parenting.
We work restoratively and flexibly with each young person, with a focus on strengths-based and person-centred practice approaches. We meet weekly, exploring and helping build students’ strengths, skills and capabilities to support them to reach their goals, and ultimately flourish and thrive in their learning and in their families and communities.
Our personal wellbeing is interconnected to other aspects of our life. If our wellbeing is low then it is very difficult for us to take advantage of life’s opportunities. SCILS encourages all young people to embrace a wellbeing challenge.
Independent Living Skills
Many parents feel concerned about their young person’s ‘world-ready’ skills. We work with young people to develop a living skills plan that strategically moves young people towards an independent future.
Thinking about employment can be anxiety provoking for many young people and those supporting them. SCILS offers unique and flexible opportunities for students to gain employability skills.
SCILS employ a registered teacher who ensures learning is appropriately mapped, student’s learning needs are understood and fulfilled, and that student work is marked and resulted. Our teacher works to develop innovative and targeted Learning and Assessment Plans (LAPs) to maximise learning involvement and learning outcomes/outputs.
SCILS offers a range of experiential learning experiences:
- Aqua Fitness at the Aquadome
- Ice Factor
- Cleland Wildlife Park Volunteering Program
- Physical education and gym
- Art Therapy Program
- Community Garden
- Monarto Zoo Camp
- Duke of Edinburgh’s Deep Creek Camp
- Reclink Outdoor and Adventure Activities
All experiential learning activities can be linked to accreditation via Duke of Edinburgh’s Award or SACE Community Studies (Contract of Work).
When we refer our students to RASA we are confident of the quality and integrity of the case management and programs they offer – it is a wonderful school-community collaboration.