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Agency ID9678
TitleMater Hospital Special School
Agency TypeHealth/Hospital Service
Start Date Circa 1/1/1977
End Date Current
Date NotesThe 1988 Directory of Queensland State Schools gives the opening date of this school as 24 May 1983. This was the date that a new school building was occupied.

Provides hospital-based education for children with intellectual and other disabilities.

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Series IDTitleFromTo
3927Admission Registers - Mater Hospital Special School 30/1/1981 17/7/1996
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Controlling Agencies

Agency IDTitleFromTo
404Department of Education 24/5/1983 12/2/2004
10713Department of Education and the Arts 12/2/2004 13/9/2006
10887Department of Education, Training and the Arts 13/9/2006 26/3/2009
11172Department of Education and Training 26/3/2009 3/4/2012
11451Department of Education, Training and Employment 3/4/2012 16/2/2015
11654Department of Education and Training (II) 3/3/2015 12/12/2017
11842Department of Education (II) 12/12/2017 Current
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Information Sources (viewed 5/06/2007)
Mater Hospital Special School Admission Register, 30 Jan 1981 - 10 Dec 1982; QSA:Item ID: 663332
Department of Education Annual Report, 1977. p.17
Item 388372 Corporate School file - Mater Childrens Hospital Special Developmental Unit 1974-1976
Item 388373 Corporate School file - Mater Hospital Special School 1977-1987
Education Department [1988], “Directory of Queensland State Schools”, p. 92, ref. 03/3102
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The Education Department Annual Report for 1977 notes that the Mater Children's Hospital School replaced the special unit previously in operation. The school has changed its services over time. Currently (that is 2007), students attending the school include children from the various hospital wards as well as children from country, regional and interstate areas whose parents are hospitalised, siblings of country children who are receiving hospital treatment and students admitted through the joint School/Hospital Child Youth and Mental Health Day Program. In addition to teaching students in the school classrooms, the school provides an educational service in wards and private rooms of the various Mater Hospitals and the Princess Alexandra Hospital.
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Preferred Citation

Queensland State Archives Agency ID9678, Mater Hospital Special School
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Last updated 9 September 2016
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