Celebrating 90 Years! 1931 -2021

We are grateful to be able to deliver services as part of our long-standing mission for changing children’s lives. As NSW Public Education’s ‘Charity of Choice’, our charter since 1931 has been to help children in need. Over the past 90 years, we have overcome many challenges and are delighted to reach this milestone.


Thank you for visiting Stewart House

Every year 1,600 public school children attend our safe haven next to Curl Curl beach at no cost to their parents or carers. During a 12-day stay, they are provided with dental, optical, hearing and medical screening and treatment.

Children participate in educational programs and excursions designed to develop their social and emotional skills, build self-esteem and improve their overall wellbeing.

This experience provides children with a much-needed break from their current circumstance. Our children are inspired to see beyond the present and to have real hope and positive aspirations for their future.

Children in the care of Stewart House attend a specific purpose school onsite for 10 days of their 12-day stay. The NSW Department of Education provides infrastructure and staffing support for this school.

All other costs associated with the children’s stay are met from charitable donations.


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Preparing your child
Parent Information
If your child has been nominated to come to Stewart House, this information will assist in preparing them for their stay.

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Information for schools
Referral Process
Principals are essential to ensuring that public school children are appropriately placed into the Stewart House Program.

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Health services
Our Program
Children are provided with medical, dental and optometric assessment and treatment during their 12-day stay at Stewart House.

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Frequently asked questions
How are students enrolled at Stewart House? When my child is at Stewart House, how can I communicate with them?

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