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The Royal Children’s Hospital Education Institute is
committed to providing a rich learning experience for children and young people
so that their journey as learners continues in hospital. We aim to make the
transition from hospital back to school or kindergarten as seamless as possible
by keeping students connected to their regular learning environment and their
The Education Institute is funded by the Victorian Department
of Education and Training.
All children, regardless of their health condition, have a fundamental right to a quality education. Meet some of the RCH Education Institute team who support young people in hospital to continue their journey as learners.
Elsie's enthusiastic exploration of a variety of learning concepts increased her knowledge and enhanced her confidence.
If you have a child starting school in 2016 you may have lots of questions at the moment.
Looking for some great digital resources? Check out some new apps from ABC Splash.
Come along to a free lecture exploring some big ideas in education.
Are adolescents in hospital a tough crowd? A talented line up of comedians came into group learning to find out.
Harry was flying high after winning our paper plane competition during National Youth Week celebrations.
What can schools do to keep young people with health conditions engaged during the demanding senior years?
You might be surprised by the answers of some of our young entrepreneurs.
Children in the RCH kindergarten program explored the ways that animals could be modified using illustration, like an elephant with two trunks and six legs! Children created their ideal creature or ‘monster’ using fine liner pens and fabric.the children then discussed how the features of these monsters might have advantages over regular animals.
Visit the gallery.
The artwork featured in this album was created by students in the RCH kindergarten program and shows how children explore ideas and theories using imagination, creativity and play.
RCH students explored pattern and repetition to create a collaborative design inspired by the Romance Was Born ‘Express Yourself’ exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. These images show details from the collaborative work.
Children in the RCH kindergarten program explored how animals find their habitat, where different animals live in different habitats and what animals do when their habitats change over time.Children used fabric, drawing tools and other textiles to further explore these questions.
During NAIDOC Week 2014, students at the RCH designed and made clay tiles using indigenous flora collected from the parkland surrounding the RCH. These tiles will be arranged in a mosaic plinth to support Bunjil’s Nest, a collaborative sculpture created by the RCH community.