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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.
Meet Ed and the Curious Crew. Join the gang from our latest app on an educational journey behind-the-scenes at the RCH.
Meet the cheeky creatures of Monster Rock in this rollicking, rhyming picture book, created by patients in our kindergarten program.
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.
What does redesigning schools and schooling through innovation mean in practice? How might it be brought about?
School refusal is an often misunderstood and serious difficulty for many students.
If a little person in your life is starting school in 2016, you may like to help them prepare by sharing some picture books about this important transition.
Calling all adult and child filmmakers - entries for Little Big Shots: Australia's International Film Festival for Kids will be closing soon.
Can you remember a time you wanted to say something but didn't?
Martin Bean shares some thoughts about harnessing the power of technology to engage students in hospital.
We are motivating our students with movie making. Come along to our annual film festival to see what they have created.
By asking yourself a few simple questions, you can determine which apps are educational for your child and which might simply be fun.
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.
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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.