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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 Royal Children's Hospital (RCH) Education Institute wishes all teachers and students a fun and exciting first week back!
Does improving what teachers know and do change outcomes for children?
We have been participating in a public art project that explores the idea of home.
The students at RCH were not playing possum during the school holidays!
Meet our new early childhood educator, Sonja Fea.
We have some lovely gift suggestions for Christmas.
The social environments of young children are critical to them receiving high quality early learning opportunities.
Patsy's passion for portrait photography will be shared in a new exhibition, Raw and Unfiltered.
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.