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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.
Students enjoyed a visit from Fight Cancer Foundation's Footy Colours Day ambassador Jordan Lewis as part of celebrating Education Week.
The Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge is now open and will run until early September.
Parents and carers have a vital role to play in ensuring their children have the schooling they need to succeed in work and life.
Students in the RCH education program were treated to a visit by two of Australia’s best-loved authors, Alison Lester and Jane Godwin, during National Volunteers Week.
A lively reading by author Tony Wilson for National Simultaneous Storytime highlighted the joy and benefits of reading aloud to young learners.
Australian Children's Laureate Leigh Hobbs recently spent time with RCH teachers and students, exploring how words and images help to create characters.
A groundbreaking new animated television series aims to support the school readiness of indigenous children – and the readiness of schools for them.
Our educational app has been shortlisted as one of the world's best apps for kids and families.
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.