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Student Attendance Information

What is Stewart House?

Stewart House is situated on the beach at Curl Curl and has been providing respite care since 1931.

Stewart House caters for children from Kindergarten to Year 10 who are enrolled in public schools in NSW and the ACT.

Stewart House provides dormitory style accommodation for students across a 12-day stay and gives children opportunities for a healthy lifestyle, for building self-esteem, coping skills and a sense of wellbeing.

Attendance at Stewart House is organised ONLY through a nomination from a public school principal.

Allocation of Schools
School Application Form (Principal Use Only)

Contact

General enquiries may be made at the school office between 9.00 a.m. and 3.00 p.m. on the above numbers

Children are encouraged to write letters, postcards and email home or school. All email messages from parents/ carers will be passed on. Telephone contact by parent/carer is for emergencies only. In general, children are not permitted to telephone home. Parent/carers and your own principal will be notified/consulted if anything significant occurs with your child. Access for non-custodial family members may be arranged by ringing the School Principal.

Program

Teachers and Residential Supervisors look after the children across their 12 day visit. The program includes excursions, art, craft, dance and fitness, personal hygiene and activities to build self-esteem and social skills. Excursion visits include the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Olympic Park, Taronga Park Zoo, Maritime Museum, Australian Museum, sporting events, television stations and the Sydney Aquarium.

What your child should bring to Stewart House

  • Three changes of clothing, including underwear; toiletries, pyjamas, swimming costume; comfortable shoes (no thongs), a set of warm clothing and a hat.
  • Large bag to take extra gifts home
  • A stamp to post a letter to home.

Your child will not require money as all expenses are covered. Bed linen and towels are provided. Laundry is done on a daily basis. Please mark your child's name on their clothing.

Drugs & medication

ALL DRUGS AND MEDICATIONS MUST BE HANDED IN ON ARRIVAL AT STEWART HOUSE

MEDICATION WILL NOT BE GIVEN TO YOUR CHILD WHILE AT STEWART HOUSE UNLESS IT IS PRESCRIBED BY A DOCTOR AND SENT IN THE BOX OR BOTTLE YOU GET FROM THE CHEMIST. THE CHILD'S NAME AND CHEMIST'S INSTRUCTIONS MUST BE ON THE MEDICATION

Health

Your child's hair, teeth, eyes and ears will be checked by qualified staff and where appropriate, treatment given. Staff at Stewart House are sensitive and responsive to children with bed-wetting and soiling. No child will knowingly be placed in an embarrassing situation.

Exclusions

Children who have had contact with a contagious disease within four weeks prior to their proposed visit SHOULD NOT attend.

Meals

Stewart House serves nutritious meals, including fruit and vegetables.

PLEASE MARK CLEARLY ON THE APPLICATION FORMS IF YOUR CHILD HAS ANY FOOD ALLERGIES OR SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Parents or carers of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander children are encouraged to contact our Aboriginal Education Officer. Indigenous and Environmental studies are a focus of the program with Stewart House currently funded for a Quality Teacher Indigenous Project to promote literacy.

NOT PERMITTED AT STEWART HOUSE  

  • mobile telephones and MP3 players
  • midriff or singlet tops due to risk of sunburn
  • pocket money
  • lollies or other foods
  • electrical appliances including hairdryers and straighteners.
  • tobacco and other non-prescription drugs
  • alcohol

We hope that the visit to Stewart House enables your child to:

  • be more confident in social situations with their friends and with adults
  • be more positive and aware of feeling good about themselves and their culture
  • experience the more popular tourist sites around Sydney, and
  • have lots of fun
Allocation of Schools
School Application Form (Principal Use Only)
 
   
 
Contact us

Cnr Batho Road & Wyadra Avenue
Freshwater NSW 2096
(PO Box 21, Freshwater NSW 2096)

Telephone: 02 9938 3100
marketing@stewarthouse.org.au

ABN 97 127 072 100

Fundraising Events

» Stewart House Art Union Fundraiser

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» Friends of Stewart House

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