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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.
Budding film makers, fellow patients, and their families hit the red carpet at our recent Jumbunna Film and Music Festival.
As our thoughts turn to long, lazy summer days we wanted to share some beautiful student artwork depicting the sea and some of its inhabitants.
Congratulations to all students who received their Victorian Certificate of Education.
All About Really Determined Very Amazing Rocking Kids (Aardvark) is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that provides a unique music program for young people with chronic illness.
A new report from The Mitchell Institute argues that access to a high-quality preschool program is one of the few proven strategies for lifting outcomes for all children.
Does an octopus deserve respect? What about a fish egg? A fried egg?
A fun, thought-provoking activity has been created for students at the RCH to introduce them to philosophical enquiry.
Our annual Jumbunna Film and Music Festival is a celebration of students’ creative learning – and a learning opportunity in itself.
A patient's passion for vehicles has helped keep his learning on a roll during his hospital stay.
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.