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New South Wales - Organisation

Kingsdene Special School and Residential Service (1976 - 2010)

From
1976
To
2010
Categories
Anglican, Children's Home, Disability Institution, Home, Protestant and School
Alternative Names
  • Kingsdene Special School (also known as)
  • Kingsdene Special School and Hostel (also known as)

Kingsdene Special School at Telopea provided schooling and residential care to children aged 10-18 with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities. It was run by Anglicare. By 2009 Kingsdene Special School was the state's only boarding school for profoundly disabled children. It closed when Federal Government funding was cut in 2010. In 2013 Anglicare Out-of-Home Care Services was hoping to redevelop the Kingsdene buildings to expand their foster care services.

Details

Location

1976 - 2010
Address - Kingsdene Special School and Residential Service located at 19 Gibbons Road, Telopea. Location: Telopea

Publications

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: 'Closure of Kingsdene', in Anglicare: Latest News, Anglicare [Sydney Anglican Network], 2009, http://web.archive.org/web/20110223152530/http://secure.anglicare.org.au/news-research-events/latest-news/closure-of-kingsdene; 'Kingsdene Special School Celebrate the Success of Their Special Kids', in Anglicare: Latest News, Anglicare [Sydney Anglican Network], 2009, http://web.archive.org/web/20120326022154/http://secure.anglicare.org.au/news-research-events/latest-news/kingsdene-special-school-celebrate-the-success-of-their-special-kids; 'Closed Non-government Schools in New South Wales', NSW Board of Studies, 2014, http://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/regulation/school-registration/registered-non-government-nsw-schools/closed-non-government-schools; Hall, Louise, 'Parents devastated by decision to close school for disabled', The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 November 2009, http://www.smh.com.au/national/parents-devastated-by-decision-to-close-school-for-disabled-20091104-hy0f.html; Email communication from Anglicare Out-of-Home Care Services, 9 October 2013.

Prepared by: Naomi Parry