Partnership Program - Siblings


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Sydney Children's Hospital and Sydney Children's Hospital School (SCHS) understand that when a patient travels to Sydney for specialised medical treatment, the family routine often becomes disrupted. Both Sydney Children's Hospital and SCHS aim to care for the family as a whole during their stay.

SCHS is situated within Sydney Children's Hospital and is a joint venture between the Hospital and the Department of Education and Communities. As a school for specific purposes, our purpose is to meet the educational needs of school aged children and young people who are admitted to hospital as inpatients.

 Sometimes families who have children and young people in hospital require additional educational support for siblings of inpatients. For example when rural-based families travel to Sydney for a child's treatment and bring other children who are of compulsory school age.

SCHS partnership is a partner school program for temporary enrollment, suitable for siblings of long term patients within the network of Rainbow Street Public School, Randwick Girls High School, Randwick Boys High School and Maroubra Junction Public School, each a short walk from Sydney Children's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House.

The partnership respects the medical needs of the patients and their families and supports long term patient siblings' to have a temporary enrollment of the patient's sibling in the appropriate co-located public schools. Attendance at school by all school age children is compulsory. This partnership provides the opportunity for you to ensure that all of your children's educational needs are met during this time.

Siblings may have short term attendance at SCHS for periods up to a term.Each family context and situation will though be taken into consideration and discussed with the Principal..  During this time students are a shared enrollment with their census school.

If you have a sibling who may require access to a SCHS partnership school, please contact the principal of SCHS on 9399 7119.


Rainbow Street Public School


Randwick Girls High School


Randwick Boys High School


Maroubra Junction Public School