Our teachers work in partnership with support agencies and our young mums or expecting parents to help them maintain their studies whilst juggling the daily pressures of caring for a family. 

Our Family Learning Centre is a space designed specifically for parents and caters to their needs and the needs of their small children.

Lessons are focused around topics relevant for families and are conducted in a workshop setting, where young babies are present and can be attended to throughout classes.

Our Family Learning programs aim to re-engage and maintain student engagement in education to improve educational and social outcomes for the whole family.

We empower parents to support and value their child’s education as well.

Our programs help re-connect parents to learning and prepare them for future studies, before they embark on a SACE pathway.

Our programs for young mums and dads

We offer a wide range of Family Learning programs, including:

  • Learning Together – includes playgroup, cooking groups and ‘Hanen’ groups (for oral language development)
  • Learning Together at Home – a home visiting program to assist you with skills to help your child learn and develop through play
  • Family Learning crèche – access to crèche during your studies, as a gentle introduction to a more formal childcare setting
  • Visiting community services – including:
    • Playford Community Health Centre (Healthy Eating Lifestyle Program, Community Foodies, Dieticians, Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists)
    • Northern Mental Health
    • Lyell McEwin Hospital
    • SIDS
    • Northern Parent Resource Centre
    • Northern Women’s Health Centre
    • SHine SA
    • Muna Paiendi (Community Centre)
    • Child and Youth Health
    • Northern Domestic Violence

For more information, click through to our subject information page or speak with one of our enrolment counsellors.

Support for young mums

We offer a range of support services for our mums, or mums-to-be, including: 

  • A midwife is available at the school at our antenatal clinic for expecting mums.
  • Extra support for young mums through our relationship with the Lyell McEwin Hospital.
  • Free crèche facilities to provide a safe, caring and happy learning environment for children aged 1 week to 4 years. Crèche runs during class times and parents are asked to supply nappies and food for their children.

Students must book crèche care in advance to secure a place. To contact the crèche, call 7285 1600 or email creche@northernadelaidesc.sa.edu.au.