Characters from different stories came to life at Monash Children’s Hospital as patients, visitors, and employees across our wards, units and departments celebrated Book Week. We had appearances from characters […]
"Through the communication between MCHS and our school, we have been informed of educational focus areas, emotional development, level of coping and general well-being."
“The teachers are really great at communicating with students and the different situations they present.”
“The teachers are extremely friendly and will put extra effort in to help students in the school learn at their best. I had work sent from school and the teacher here was able to help me. She helped me a lot during one of my assessments and allowed me to get a better score. My teacher at my real school said it was great.”
"The staff of MCHS seem so committed and passionate about the role of education for the patients."
“The school was great, especially in letting me choose what work to do depending on how I was feeling. There was never any pressure.”
"My daughter wasn’t able to go to school for a year. The Monash teachers were able to give her enough school work at just the right times to help her keep some confidence in her ability to learn. I can’t imagine how hard returning to her regular school would have been without this assistance. Our family is so grateful"
"The involvement of MCHS staff in a young person’s transition back to school is extremely helpful."
"The flexibility and expert skills of the MCHS staff are highly valued here at the hospital."
"My daughter wasn’t able to go to school for a year. Without the support and teaching by the Monash staff she would have been completely disconnected from her education. Our family is so grateful"
"MCHS staff were very supportive of our student’s transition back into school and gave us insights into the school’s decisions regarding timetabling. Meetings between the school, hospital and family were made and helped the transition back to school."
"MCHS is an engaging, inclusive and enjoyable learning environment."
"MCHS has significantly enhanced my child’s willingness to engage in learning and positively impacted on their desire to get back to school."
"I really enjoyed attending school because even though I’m a very independent learner I felt as though the teachers were able to assist me whenever I needed help. I didn’t feel pressured to do any of my work if I wasn’t well enough and I felt comfortable here."
“I look forward to school when I’m in hospital and the teachers are so good - I get a lot done.”
"I just wanted to thank you personally for all of your help. I am really happy and surprised with the news that I got into a course. It wouldn't have been possible without your assistance. Thank you so much for everything."
I got discharged from the hospital yesterday afternoon, but I didn't get a chance to thank you for helping me with my schoolwork. You really helped me a lot and I hope I wasn't too annoying and the maths questions didn't hurt your head too much. Ha-ha!
Thank you so much."
“Good environment, teachers seem like they genuinely care about how we learn.”
"Education at MCHS really targets the learning needs of my child."
“At the Monash Children’s Hospital School all the teachers make the school work a lot less stressful and easier for me to understand.”