The Austin School
A Department of Education and Training (DET) school for young people who are patients of Austin Health, including the Austin Hospital, Austin Child and Youth Mental Heath Service (CYMHS) and Royal Talbot Rehabilitation Hospital.
The Child Inpatient Program provides an educational program for children who are inpatients of the Statewide Child Inpatient Mental Health Service. Students are primary aged and attend a daily school program.
The Adolescent Inpatient Program provides an educational program for young people who are inpatients of the Adolescent Inpatient Mental Health Service. Students are secondary aged and attend a daily school program.
The Austin School provides an educational program for young people from 5 to 18 years who are paediatric patients of the hospital.
The LEAP Program is a part-time program for 13-14 year olds that supports students who are disengaged from their school. The program aims to re-engage students in a positive learning environment by providing an academic, social skills and activity based program.
The REV Program is a part-time program for 15-17 year olds that aims to re-engage students in a positive learning environment. The program focusses on enhancing personal and social awareness and management skills and developing baseline workplace skills.
The Social Education Program is for primary aged students who are experiencing social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties at their school. Students develop emotional literacy skills, calming and self-regulation strategies and practice positive social interaction skills.
The Social Skills program is a primary aged educational program that runs for two hours per week. The program aims to develop and practise personal and social skills and promote confidence and resilience.
To support the transition of our students post enrolment, The Austin School has created student art packs. Students from The Austin School have identified what resources would help them continue their recovery and engagement as they transition back to education.