Sydney Childrens Hospital School

A caring and quality learning environment

Telephone02 9399 7119

About our school

The Student Journey

The student population is diverse with student enrolments from both government and non–government school settings across Australia and internationally.

Our School caters to school-aged patients, and when necessary their siblings, who are unable to attend their census school, due to short-term or long-term healthcare needs. Students accessing a Hospital School may be:

  1. Inpatients: students who are residing in the hospital
  2. Outpatients: students who require treatment at the hospital, though do not require an overnight bed.
  3. Siblings: students who do not require hospital care, but can not attend their census school due to the treatment of a sibling.

The vastly different needs of students, based on their health needs and enrolment patterns, require differentiated methods of education delivery. Personalisation of learning plays a critical role in ensuring every young person who engages with the Hospital School is provided with the educational experience that meets their learning, well-being and social needs, as well as chronic or acute health needs. 

The enrolment variability of students requires teaching staff to develop a personal learning pathway appropriate to their age, curriculum access point and projected enrolment period, with an emphasis on providing a whole school approach to digital connectedness and the delivery of a  Hybrid Teaching and Learning Model connecting students whether remotely, in hospital wards or within multistage classrooms.

Students will move between the following delivery methods; in each space, their learning will be a seamless combination of learning that is face to face and virtual:

  • School hub
  • Ward – in room
  • Ward - shared spaces
  • Remote – patients in isolation or private accommodation