We have built the Monash Children’s Hospital School, located within the new Monash Children’s Hospital building.
The new school provides
educational services to approximately 170 students per day with serious medical
and mental health conditions who are inpatients in the Monash Children’s
Hospital, while they are outpatients in the community, or recovering at home before
returning to school.
This a partnership between Monash Health, Monash Children’s Hospital and the Department of Education and Training to provide tailored services to children so they don’t fall behind in their education.
The architects for the project were Silver Thomas Handley.
The builders for the project were Lendlease.
The new building includes four multi-purpose rooms and a student entertainment system to use for educational purposes.
Students can video conference with their regular school using new technology installed on each hospital bed, and also receive teaching at their bedside or in classrooms within the hospital. iPads are available to support their learning.
Colin Dobson is the principal of Monash Children's Hospital School.
Approximately 170 students per day with serious
medical and mental health conditions are enrolled at the new school.