The Stewart House program focuses on three core areas and provides opportunities to all students to strengthen their physical, social and emotional wellbeing.
Our understanding of wellbeing is contemporary, forward focussed and trauma-informed. Our program is underpinned by the NSW Department of Education and Communities Wellbeing Framework allowing students to connect, succeed and thrive in the ever changing world in which we live in.
The 1700 students who attend Stewart House School each year have the opportunity to engage in a wide range of rich and rewarding experiences, are encouraged to be inspired and see beyond their present circumstances and adopt a growth mindset to instil real hope and positive aspirations for their future.
The school staff work in conjunction with the residential staff who all follow the Stewart House Program. The program has been developed to support and grow the students during their 12 day stay and centres around five primary themes:
1. Building Culture, Community and Connections
2. Awareness of Self and Others
3. Creativity, Choice and Weekend in the City
4. Reconnecting and Respecting
5. Beyond Stewart House
The school program alternates between 'in days' spent on the school site and 'out days' where students attend excursion sites around Sydney.
In days program
On an 'in day' students have health screening and participate in lessons designed to build social and emotional skills.
Out days program
On an 'out day' students participate in excursions to the Taronga Park Zoo, the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Olympic Aquatic.