SAASTA is delivered in South Australian state schools and targets senior secondary students (10-12) who are studying the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE). While sport and recreation is a major focus of the academies, they do not only cater for the sporting elite. SAASTA is open to any student who is committed and passionate about pursuing success in education. With a focus around attendance, successful outcomes and sport, staff supports students in mapping a specific pathway to achieve their SACE.
Generally, students are enrolled in two SAASTA subjects. In addition to the educational outcomes achieved by our students, we place a strong emphasis on enabling them to grow as people, connect with their culture and gain an understanding and attitude towards the importance of becoming independently resilient.
The aim of SAASTA is to raise student expectations in the areas of attendance, participation, educational achievement and behaviour. Because of this approach, the students are considered ambassadors and role models who represent not only SAASTA but their school, families and community. Students are required to achieve and maintain a set of standards which are expected across all SAASTA sites across the state.
SAASTA at the Whyalla Academy takes place one day a week at Whyalla High School. Students are provided with their SAASTA uniform to wear on the SAASTA day only.