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School Services

The BCCH School Program supports  children and youth (of kindergarten to grade 12 age) while they are staying in the Teck Acute Care Centre.

The BCCH School Program is a Provincial Resource Program administered by the Vancouver School Board. 

Who can attend

  • Anyone who is enrolled in an accredited school, Kindergarten to Grade 12,  and in-patient in the Teck Acute Care Centre, or in continued treatment as an out-patient and not able to attend their home school.
  • Siblings of patients meeting the above criteria.

Using this service 

  • Alert you child’s health care team to your concerns about school.
  • With the approval of your child’s health care team, bring your child to the School Room T7100.
  • If possible, phone in advance to speak to our in-hospital teacher and bring work from your child’s school teacher to ensure continuity and relevancy of studies. 

Services & materials provided

We provide:

  • The most current textbooks and basic supplies
  • Supervision of tests and provincial exams
  • Contact with the teachers and counsellors from the student’s home school
  • Classroom assignments and instructional support
  • Ongoing responsibility for coordinating the student’s educational program while in hospital   

Keeping your child's studies up-to-date

Ask your child’s teacher to prepare school work to bring to the hospital, or contact us and we'll arrange to have the work prepared for you. If advanced planning is not possible, we can call the school after your child has arrived at the hospital. 

We follow the direction of the child's teachers, and adhere to the BC curriculum and Core Competencies. 

Staying in touch with teachers & peers

Hospital units have wireless internet so families can connect to their communities and schools.

Bringing student's textbooks

It is always best for the students to have their own materials to work with, but we have most of the common textbooks used in B.C., with the exception of French Immersion texts.

Leaving the hospital

When your child is discharged from hospital, some school districts will provide home support if your child is not immediately able to return to school. Contact us if you need more information. 

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