26 August 2019

The Queensland Children’s Hospital School this week celebrated 100 years of helping sick and injured Queensland kids keep up with their learning.

Australia’s first hospital school was established in Brisbane in 1919 with a single teacher who delivered bedside lessons to patients at The Hospital for Sick Children, which eventually became the former Royal Children’s Hospital at Herston.

The Queensland Children’s Hospital continues that tradition today, providing classroom-based and ward-based bedside teaching for more than 3500 students from prep to year 12 every year.

The school also now offers an e-kindy service which is an accredited kindy program delivered by early childhood teachers.

Students at the school are inpatients, outpatients or siblings of a patient who are unable to continue their education at their local school because of illness or injury.

A team of approximately 35 teachers hold classes in a senior (year 5 to 12) campus on Level 8 of the hospital and a junior (Prep to year 4) campus, on Stanley Street beside the hospital.

Read the full media release.