Sick children in Melbourne’s south-east now have access to a world class education while continuing life-saving medical treatment, with the official opening of the state-of-the-art Monash Children’s Hospital School. The $6.8 million school has capacity to provide an education to about 170 students – children and young people with chronic medical or mental health issues who are at-risk of disengaging from education, or unable to attend their regular school.
Teachers will deliver classes right throughout the hospital – at students’ bedsides, in small activity rooms and in central ward areas – as well as in four purpose-designed classrooms and a specialist art room.
The classrooms feature hot-desk areas and are equipped with cameras and the latest technology to enable students to virtually connect with teachers and classmates at their regular school and with their families at home.
The $250 million Monash Children’s Hospital opened its doors earlier this year, and provides life-saving care to kids in Melbourne’s south-east, the Mornington Peninsula and Gippsland.