In this section
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).
RCH patients Jonathan and Caitlin continue their learning journeys with the support of Education Institute teachers.
Children and their families flocked to a special reading of Pete the Sheep! More...
RCH students Lucy and Sarah would love you to share some story ideas. More...
Some resident green thumbs at RCH have taken up the challenge to care for our green spaces. More...
Young people are invited to a special forum to consider the ethical issues associated with health care for people of their age group. More...
Students are more engaged when learning relates directly to real world challenges. More...
A new exhibition, Creativity Grows on Trees, has been created by three and four year old students during RCH Education Institute teaching and learning sessions here at the hospital. More...
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.