Cork University Hospital School is a primary school based in Puffin Ward. It is a special school, funded by the Department of Education and Skills and managed by a Board of Management. It caters for children who are hospitalised and are deemed well enough by the medical staff to attend. Our school room has lots of resources available: textbooks and library books, touch screen computers and iPads and art materials, music workshops, all to make your child’s learning enjoyable during their time in hospital.
It is our aim that children who are enrolled carry on with their normal studies and keep pace with the curriculum in a child-centred, caring and compassionate way. If your child is unable to visit the classroom one of our teachers can visit them on the ward. Our school has two teachers, Gobnait Curran and Ber Annis who are members of HOPE, the organisation for hospital schools in Europe. We cover the primary school curriculum and we are open from 8:50 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. In as far as is practicable, we also facilitate secondary school students in keeping touch with their studies.