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Attend School while you are in Hospital

Our Lady’s Hospital School is a Community Special School, co-located with Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin. We are funded and regulated by the Department of Education and Skills to provide for the education of children and adolescents who are attending hospital. Our school is under the patronage of the City of Dublin Education and Training Board.

You are welcome to continue your education in hospital school and keep up to speed with your studies while you are a hospital in-patient. Your attendance here will be recorded and may be reported to your own school.

The Schoolroom is open daily for patients who are mobile and infection-free and whose medical team permit them to attend. The Primary School session is 10 am-12 pm and the afternoon session from 1 pm-2.30 pm is dedicated to Post Primary Pupils.

The Schoolroom is a place where you can meet others of your own age, from all over the country. You can work on interesting projects and catch up on work you have missed out on.

Teaching is also available at the Bedside for those patients who must stay in the ward.

We have both Primary and Post-Primary teachers on staff together with one Special Needs Assistant. We implement the Primary, Junior Cycle and Leaving Cert. curricula.

Students’ individual needs, including exam preparation, is catered for. The hospital school is a designated State Exam Centre, so if you are unfortunate enough to end up in the hospital at exam time, fear not, we will facilitate you to sit your exams here!

Throughout the school year, a variety of workshops supporting the curriculum are organised. These range from Creative writing and Art hosted by our Writer and Artist in Residence, Music (Kids Classics), Science, Environmental issues, Green Awareness & Conservation. We celebrate the annual educational events such as Maths., Science, Friendship and Book Weeks and Seachtain na Gaeilge. National Safety weeks including-Personal, Fire, Road, Electricity and Farm are also highlighted.

Hospital School is a place to learn, be creative and have some fun. It will distract you from the medical issues that have brought you into the hospital. It is less formal than in your own school. There is no uniform policy at our school…you can come in a dressing gown and pyjamas!

We look forward to maximising your learning opportunities while you are in hospital and celebrating your efforts and success.

Fergal McNamara,