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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


High School Class Investigates Weather Patterns

The SCHS High School Class created a weather vane to determine wind direction and weather patterns. The interesting experiment covered several Science and Technology outcomes as well as incorporating Visual Art skills. Lucky, we experienced a variety of different weather patterns over the Month of June and recorded changes in wind directions over the course of a week.... Read more

Tree of Life

Living Things

The whole school is looking forward to the visit from Taronga Zoo in mid June. The Zoomobile will bring lots of animals for the students to learn about and, in anticipation of this, each class has started work on a unit of work - Livings Things. The High School class has explored the characteristics of living things, creating a great display using a tree as the central theme. The movie The Jungle Book has provided a stimulus and some of the students have researched central animal characters. The mammals Bagheera the leopard, and Shere Khan the... Read more

Leopard poster

Leopards are mammals

Students from the High school class have been learning about scientific names and are also researching their favourite animals. One student chose to find out more about a mammal, the leopard, Panthera pardus. This is the scientific name for a leopard. Panthera is the genus that the leopard belongs to and pardus is the species. Scientific names are always written in italics and are the same all over the world, which allows scientists to know what organism is being considered. Humans are called Homo sapiens which means wise man in Latin.... Read more


School Development Day - High Possibility Classrooms and STEM

Motivated and engaged staff from SCHS and RNSHS A School Development Day facilitated by Dr Jane Hunter, Senior Lecture in School of Education. Postdoctoral research in STEM to develop teacher capacity and support strategic planning on the High Possibility Classrooms research in NSW public schools http://www.highpossibilityclassrooms.com/, as well as, STEM/STEAM and the research conducted locally and how the findings support teachers in small group and 1:1 situation. Teachers had an opportunity to discuss and unpack key ideas, planning... Read more

HS staff Simone, Trish, Monique and Rosie

Harmony Day

The High School staff and students embraced Harmony Day on Tuesday last week. The staff arrived appropriately dressed in orange and the staff and students discussed the origins of the day. Since 1999 Harmony Day has been recognised as a day to celebrate cultural diversity and this year it coincided with the United Nations Day for the Elimination of Racial discrimination. The classroom got very harmonious after lunch with staff and students joining together in a great game of Equable, the Maths equivalent of Scrabble. Simple and complex... 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

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