Maintaining connections with education
Banksia Education supports the educational needs of students (aged 13-18 years) during an admission to the Banksia Ward at the Royal Children’s Hospital.
The learning program includes a range of subjects including Art, Science, Physical Education, English, Maths and Cooking, as well as offering regular excursions. The program is designed to support students to experience a sense of achievement and success in the classroom.
Each student is supported by their Key Teacher to maintain connections with their enrolled school/education setting during their admission. Key teachers also work with students, the care team and school staff to develop a return to school plan for when students are discharged.
Our purpose is to support students to stay connected with education during hospital admissions and to support return to school planning.
We strive to
Provide an inclusive and engaging classroom program.
Understand student needs and support with meaningful goal-setting.
Work collaboratively with the care team, schools and students’ support networks.
Advocate for the needs of students to return to school safely.
Meet the team
Bec Gibb (She/Her)
(03) 9345 6053