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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.
Missing school doesn’t mean missing out on learning. Your child’s education can continue at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH), thanks to our team of teachers and education and cultural partners.
Meet Ed and the Curious Crew. Join the gang from our latest app on an educational journey behind-the-scenes at the RCH.
Meet the cheeky creatures of Monster Rock in this rollicking, rhyming picture book, created by patients in our kindergarten program.
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.
Our young people have been learning about the impact of visuals and principles of good design during National Youth Week at the RCH.
A landmark study shows how the quality of early childhood education influences children’s outcomes.
Victorian Opera performed a modern take on an old fairy tale at The Royal Children's Hospital (RCH).
The My School website has been updated for 2017.
Victoria’s young people with disability, and those who work with them, now have access to a fantastic new resource.
The RCH Education Institute is collaborating with the NGV Kids program to help create a fun learning space for patients.
Our fun, educational app, Ed and the Curious Crew, has won two more awards on the world stage.
Tapping into Fraser’s interest in music has helped to bridge the gap between hospital admissions and his return to school.
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.
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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.