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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.
Engaging patients in learning while they face the challenge of hospitalisation and medical treatment is core to our work.
The RCH Education Institute is collaborating with the NGV Kids program to help create a fun learning space for patients.
Our fun, educational app, Ed and the Curious Crew, has won two more awards on the world stage.
Tapping into Fraser’s interest in music has helped to bridge the gap between hospital admissions and his return to school.
It is vital that teachers create the right climate for learning by raising student expectations and challenging students to participate and take risks.
A new website supports families with primary school children to learn outside of the classroom.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your support this year. We hope that you enjoy a well-deserved break and we look forward to working together again in 2017.
Budding film makers, fellow patients, and their families hit the red carpet at our recent Jumbunna Film and Music Festival.
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.