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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.
The kinder year started in February, but parents and carers can still enrol their children.
The SPLICE program offers young people the opportunity to re-engage with learning.
We have hunted around for some egg-citing Easter school holiday activities.
Order your early bird copy of the Entertainment™ Book and help support student learning at the RCH.
Look out for some lovely student artwork on tramstops around the hospital.
Austin had access to some great resources at the hospital to help him with a learning project.
Screening a compilation of the best films from the Little Big Shots Film Festival has been a lovely way to celebrate Cultural Diversity Week at the hospital.
See some of the ways we are striving to ensure that the educational rights of children are being supported.
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.