Para Hills High School
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90 Beafield Road
Para Hills West SA 5096

Phone: 08 8258 5466

Star students shine during Community Access

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Senior school

As part of Community Access this term, students in the Star Senior class are investigating workplaces and developing employment skills.

For the last few weeks, our students have been visiting different workplaces to request donations for the Vivo shop. Vivo is an online rewards-based program that promotes positive behaviour. Students earn points for positive behaviour, which they can then redeem against items in the shop. 

Students have been practising their communication skills by approaching shop workers, introducing themselves and asking them to pass our donation request letter onto the store managers. Despite being nervous, all students spoke clearly and confidently, and have been excellent ambassadors for the school.

Kmart Tea Tree Plaza have kindly donated some gift cards and our next task will be to conduct a survey amongst the Unit students to see what items they would like stocked in the shop. We will then return to Kmart to purchase the items and work on the students' finance skills by requiring them to purchase items while staying within a set budget.

For the remainder of this term, we will be visiting different workplaces to gain experience and understand different employment options for a post-school transition. 

Many thanks to Kmart Ingle Farm, Kaiser Craft Ingle Farm, Woolworths Para Hills, Kmart Tea Tree Plaza, Coles Tea Tree Plaza and The Body Shop Elizabeth for their very generous donations!

If you would like to support the school by providing donations, it would be much appreciated. Stocks are running low and we are always looking for donations!

Nikki Alder
Special Education Teacher

Middle school

Every Thursday, the Star Middle class embarks on a local community excursion to learn to use public transport, safely explore the local community, experience hands-on learning and have fun!

In Week 3, the class caught a bus to Tea Tree Plaza. While there, students looked in a variety shops, found people who could help if they got lost, looked at a map at Big W and looked for various groceries at Woolworths.

Upcoming trips include a visit to Salisbury Library, Cobblers Creek and Para Hills Reserve (weather permitting).

Kathryn Paterson
Special Education Teacher

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