The Hospital School at Westmead

Empowering learners, where they're at.

Telephone02 9845 2813

Emailchildhosp-s.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Our learning environment

The Children's Hospital School operates on a flexible approach to best meet the needs of the students attending our school. 

Classrooms

Our classrooms are supportive and safe learning spaces specifically designed to meet the varying needs of all of our students. 

We have four classrooms co-located across two hospital settings.

  • Primary classroom on level 2 (Kindergarten to Year 6)
  • High School classroom on level 1 (Years 7 to 12)
  • Hall Ward class on level 1 (a joint facility with the Department of Health to cater for students admitted to the Hall Ward Program)
  • High School class at Westmead Adults Hospital for hospitalised adolescents- Block A level 4C.

Ward teaching

We have ward teachers available to see students one to one by the bedside who are unable to come to the classroom. 

Specialist Teachers

We have secondary specialist teachers to the meet the learning needs of all students. Supporting students in the classroom and on the wards in specific subjects such as Maths, English, Science, Visual Arts, Geography, Economics and Music. 

Personalised Learning and Support Plans (PLaSP)

PLaSps are formulated for all students with a hospital stay of over five weeks. They are negotiated amongst the student, their parents/caregivers, medical teams, hospital school staff and census school staff where applicable.

Hospital medical teams are very supportive of the plans which facilitate better coordination in the timetabling of lessons and medical treatments to provide best educational outcomes for the student.

The PLaSP, in conjunction with Health Care Plans, Behaviour Plans and electronic student record cards, form the basis of a transition plan for student's returning to their census school. This comprehensive e-portfolio of data supports the census school to make appropriate accommodations and adjustments.