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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 Early Childhood Development (DEECD).
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.
The 2014 Jumbunna Film Festival was a wonderful showcase of the stories, talent and creativity of young people at the RCH.
Sophie was excited but a little bit nervous about starting secondary school this year.
A donation from Specsavers Community Program will enable us to purchase iPads to assist with teaching and learning.
Congratulations to John Lane who has been acknowledged for using the arts to promote mental health in Victorian schools.
We have a chat to the RCH Education Institute's inaugural Ambassador.
Do they work and how do we know?
Meet Ali, one of our dedicated teachers.
Anne Hammond shares some advice about getting off to a good start at school.
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.