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Bankstown Hospital School, located in the children’s ward at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital, was established in 1966 and provides education for kids who have been hospitalised as a result of illness, accident or specialist medical treatment. The school caters for K-12 students for anywhere from a few days, to several months, with one-on-one bedside teaching and small classroom groups.
In 2016, Federal Member for Bankstown, Jason Clare began a fundraising campaign to help the school purchase new learning resources for the students. The organisation then got in contact with Bankstown Sports to see if we could contribute funds for new equipment for their outdoor learning and play area.
The club is proud to have supported the school with $2,000 under the ClubGRANTS scheme.
Bankstown Hospital School Principal Rosalee Lamaro, says they reply on donations like these for special projects, to enhance the experience for their students.
“It’s a small school so we operate on a small budget. Roughly each year, 500 students pass through our school, although this contribution will have a positive impact on thousands of people. Many siblings and families come to our ward after hours and on weekends”.
Ms Lamaro says they had one situation where a young patient had passed away and his family still wanted to come back to the school and pay their respects, as they knew how much he loved it there.
“At times it can be quite upsetting for others to witness families in such distress. We realised we did not have a space to cater for these people. We hope that these renovations will provide a space for those who experience great loss”.
The Bankstown Hospital School is hoping to have the renovations complete within the next 6-12 months.
For more information about Bankstown Hospital School, visit http://www.banksthos-s.schools.nsw.edu.au/