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  • Sonya Nedovic, Early Childhood Educator at the RCH Education Institute, is a finalist in the 2014 Victorian Education Excellence Awards. More...
    Our teachers are using new tools to nurture a love of the age-old art of storytelling. More...
    Parents and children aged 0-6 are invited to attend Kinda Kinder at St Michael's Primary School in North Melbourne. More...
    In celebration of National Youth Week we feature a young woman who plans to make an impact! More...
    New research shows that many factors combine to drive young people's educational aspirations, including attitudes towards school, academic performance, parental expectations, peer plans and student background. More...
    How can we ensure that we are surrounding our young people with high-quality educational resources? Join us at the RCH to explore how our teachers use ipad technology with students from K-12 to provide personalised learning experiences for a cohort with diverse learning needs. More...
  • 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 peers.

    Research tells us that children who miss school due to a health condition or prolonged or frequent stays in hospital are at risk of disengaging from formal education.

    To inspire children’s interest and curiosity as learners, our teachers create vibrant learning spaces and personalised learning opportunities on wards, outpatient areas and other locations across the hospital. Our teaching and learning program is steeped in a strong evidence-base of proven approaches to engaging children and young people in learning, with a strong focus on literacy and numeracy, taught through the lens of the creative arts.

    The RCH Education Institute works in partnership with RCH departments, clinicians and allied health professionals in a holistic model of patient care.

    The Education Institute is funded by the Victorian Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD).

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