Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Partnership
Every year the LLEN partners with the RCH and the Ronald McDonald Learning Centre to provide students with a chronic illness information and guidance aimed at supporting them and their parents. Guest speakers from the Victorian Curriculum Assessment Authority and the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre explain the process needed for students to arrange special supports during their VCE exams and how to gain consideration for time lost and other hardships experienced due to the impact of their illness. We also have a young person who is now at university talk about their experiences and what helped them, this year the core message was the importance of communication. Our ex - student this year emphasised how communication from their teachers was very important to his success and that he needed to receive regular emails keeping him in the loop and reminding him of what had to be completed. Knowing the teachers could answer questions in their own time was also very valuable.