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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.
Imagination took Giorgio on a learning journey even though he couldn't leave his hospital room.
A new study looks at the impact that chronic illness has on the educational outcomes of adolescents.
Erin is willing to walk an extra mile to ensure young people at RCH have access to quality learning opportunities.
ONTrac at Peter Mac will be running two group programs for young people in 2015.
Our protocol examining the effectiveness of education support services has been published by the Cochrane Collaboration.
A love of literacy was in the air when we celebrated International Book Giving Day.
Our teacher volunteers are united in their desire to engage children with a chronic illness in the learning process.
Showing children that education is important helps to shape learning and wellbeing.
Led by inquiry-based project about 'Creepy Crawlies', kindergarten students at the RCH have explored the use of various media to create their own impressions of the insects and animals that live in the parkland around the hospital.
Visit the gallery.
RCH students were invited to produce an installation of Christmas themed artwork for the city store of women's clothing label Gorman. RCH teachers encouraged students to explore key design principles such as pattern, unity and balanced to create this installation. Visit the gallery.
Working with Kids' Own Publishing artist Kathy Holowko, RCH students explored techniques in watercolour painting to create 'The Royal Children's Hospital Aquarium; book. The book contains creative writing, poetry and the children's research into the inhabitants of the hospital's impressive tropical fish aquarium. Visit the gallery.