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Have you filled out the Parent Survey?

Dear Parent/Carer We need feedback from all families in our community. This starts with asking people what they think about a range of issues, seeking out concerns, asking for suggestions and ideas to support our continued growth. If you have had a child enrolled at our school and have not completed the online survey, please help us capture your feedback. It will take up to 15 minutes to complete. It has some questions we need to ask, it has some ideas we want feedback on and most importantly, it provides you with a chance to tell us what is... Read more


Ready to launch the balloon rocket

Balloon rockets

Last week one of our students investigated what makes rockets fire into space. He learnt about Newton's third law - 'for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction'. He made a balloon rocket and fired it up a string. Robbie was delighted with the results. To conduct this experiment yourself, see the following clip Balloon rocket experiment... Read more



A big thank you to Paul and Jared from Mirri Mirri Indigenous Cultural Education Training who helped celebrate NAIDOC week with us .The students and staff enjoyed the art activities, damper making, story telling and didgeridoo lessons.... Read more

Nationally Consistent Collection of data on school students with disabilities for 2016

Nationally Consistent Collection of data on school students with disabilities for 2016. This year it is mandatory for our school to participate in the collection of nationally consistent data on school students with a disability. A disability is any continuing condition that restricts everyday activities. With the assistance of appropriate aids and services, the restrictions experienced by many people with a disability may be overcome. Students receiving learning adjustments at school for a period of 10 weeks or longer will be included in... Read more

National Tree Day

National Tree Day 2016

National Tree Day 2016 Friday, 29th July is National Tree Day and the staff and students of the Sydney Childrens Hospital School will be busy planting trees and plants to celebrate. Recent research commissioned by Planet Ark has found that nature helps make people happier, healthier, brighter, calmer and closer. The more tress and plants in our playground...the merrier!! Although small, our playground provides a needed green, outdoor space for our students to play and learn in when attending the hospital school. This is quite often the only... Read more

NAPLAN at SCHS in 2016

Dear Parents and Caregivers, Please see the attached letter in our Newsletter section relating to the NAPLAN tests for years 3 and 5 on the 10th to the 12th of May. A catch up day is allocated on 13 May 2016. Students enrolled in year 3, 5 , 7 and 9 are supported to completed all or some NAPLAN tests while hospitalised. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact myself or your child's allocated SCHS case manager (teacher). If you are unsure who this is please make contact with our office on 9399 7119. Kind regards, Lynda... Read more

Batman and High School

Sydney Childrens Hospital Party Day 2015

Our school turned into an Underwater Wonderland when Sydney Children Hospital celebrated party day on the 14th of October with an Under the Sea theme. The children participated in lots of fun activities from slime pools, treasure hunts and roaming animals through to interesting arts and crafts, sports and face painting. Lots of interesting visitors came to say hello including Batman and the NSW Police Force. It was a wonderful day!... Read more

Students with Kate Mulvany

Bookweek 2015

Kate Mulvany Came to the Hospital School Today Kate Mulvany came to the Hospital School for Book Week. First Kate Mulvany read us "Pig the Pug". It was a good book. It was about a pug that never shares his toys with Trevor the Sausage Dog. Second she read us "The Stone Lion". It was an amazing book. It was about a lion that came to life only to help 2 little kids that were cold in the winter. The lion was about to become a statue again and turn back to stone forever. Lastly she read us "Scary Night". It was a... Read more


National Science Week is an annual celebration and exploration of science in Australia. Sydney Childrens Hospital School will be participating in National Science Week. The school will be focusing on exploring scientific concepts and experiments with students throughout the week. On Tuesday 18th August Fizzics Education will be performing an interactive show for students. The program begins with an interactive science show to get students minds started, followed by an introduction to a variety of experiments that students will be able to... Read more

Luke Carroll


Students and staff from the hospital school say a big thank you to Luke Carroll and Dancers from Soldiers Settlement Matraville who helped celebrate NAIDOC Week with us.Luke gave an inspiring talk about growing up and how he first became involved in acting.Soldiers Settlement Dancers then entertained us by performing traditional and contemporary dances.... Read more

Education Week Celebrating Local Heroes

YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR OPEN DAY On Tuesday the 28th of July we will be having an Open Day to celebrate Education Week. This will be an opportunity to visit our school and see a snapshot of our school day. We would like to invite all parents and extended family members to attend our Education Week Open Day. Where: School Level 0 Time: 11:30 -12:00 This is a great opportunity to visit your child's classroom and to attend this special day and we look forward to your attendance.... Read more


Say No to Bullying Awards

High School Students Receive Highly Commended Awards Taleha Orton, Malcolm Charles and Nathan Freeman High School students at SCHS all recieved highly commended awards for their anti-bullying posters. The company Interrelate conducted a statewide poster competition giving students the opportunity to say No to Bullying.... Read more

Dragon mosaic

Watching our garden grow..........

Work on our mosaic garden mural continues to grow.... Although we do not have anything firmly attached to our wall at this stage, each Tuesday afternoon Miriam Ross and the students of our school continue to weave their magic, making our garden grow to life. All of our student mural designs started as creative ideas on paper, and have been brought to life by Miriam and the students. Sketches have been increased in size, transferred onto all weather plasterboard and filled with small brightly coloured mosaic tiles. They are the most beautiful... Read more

Creating our butterfly

The Creation of Our Playground Mural

This week both primary and high school classes have begun working on our playground mural. Mirium, from Creatively Wild, asked students to draw pictures of things they would find in the garden and then enlarged the drawings in order to create the shapes. Our feature piece is a beautiful butterfly. Students were then taught how to cut the tiles to create desired shapes. This project will be continued over a number of sessions and is funded by the Sydeny Children's Hospital Foundation.... Read more

Rosie took Kate and Zindzi to visit Zoe on the ward and they met Zoe's sister Holly and Zoe's mum Sam

Actress Kate Mulvany visits the school

Midway through first term, one of Australia's well-known actors, Kate Mulvany, visited the school with another actor Zindzi Okenyo, who is currently on Play School. Kate has starred in many television shows including Blue Heelers, Underbelly and the Chaser's War on Everything and in movies such as The Great Gatsby. Kate is also an accomplished playwright and her adaptation of the children's book Masquerade by Kit Williams, was a stand out play at this year's Sydney Festival in January. As a child, Kate spent many months in the oncology ward... Read more

Bullying No Way! Resources for Parents

[information for parents about bullying, harrassment, discrimination and violence]... Read more

Maths Questions

Maths questions Are you in search of an educational game to sharpen your child's maths skills and recall? Maths Monkey's Quest features maths questions on topics ranging from addition and subtraction to ratios and percentages. It's aimed at children from Years 3 to 8. http://www.schoolatoz.nsw.edu.au/about/mobile-applications/maths-monkey-s-quest... Read more

Scott Reardon

Scott Reardon Award - Freya Year 5

Scott Reardon Award On Monday the 15TH of December 2014 St. Anne's Central School had their Presentation Day. There were diplomas for everyone. After primary and secondary got their diplomas, special awards were given out and I received The Scott Reardon Award to bounce back. Scott Reardon was in a tragic accident and he bounced back and got a silver medal from the Para-Olympics. I received the award because I spent most of the year in Sydney Children's Hospital School and I completed all my work that needed to be completed for St. Anne's. By... Read more

The School Excellence Framework

The DEC are now introducing the School Excellence Framework for school planning, assessment and improvement. It is a statement of the quality of education we provide in NSW to our 755,000 school students in our 2,218 public schools. The framework is evidence-based and identifies explicit school practices that are directly related to continuous, school-wide improvement and better student outcomes. It provides a clear description of quality practice across the key domains of education – Learning, Teaching and Leading – to underpin and guide... Read more

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