The Ronald McDonald Learning Program has been heavily researched and custom designed to help children that are suffering, or are recovering from, serious illness to catch up on their learning. Managed by Ronald McDonald House Charities, the program provides one-on-one tutoring with a qualified teacher to help children catch up on missed education and to assist them in reintegrating back into the school environment

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Planning for the return of a child that has suffered a serious illness can present challenges and questions for teaching staff. Our free, one-hour professional development session, accredited by the NSW Institute of Teachers, provides a range of information and educational strategies to help smooth the transition and integration back into school.

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In association with Hospital Schools Australia and New Zealand, RMHC hosts the bi-annual H.E.L.P. Conference. The conference brings together professionals and families interested in improving the education outcomes for students that have suffered, or are suffering, serious illness. The H.E.L.P. acronym stands for Health, Educators, Learners & Parents. The next H.E.L.P. Conference will be held in Sydney on the 4-5th Septemeber, 2017. The theme for the conference is ‘Continuity, Care and Innovation’.

Be part of the 2017 H.E.L.P. Conference Program! 

Don’t miss out - submit your 2017 H.E.L.P. oral abstract now! 

On behalf of the 2017 H.E.L.P. Conference Steering Committee, we would like to invite you to submit an abstract for a concurrent presentation at the 2017 H.E.L.P Conference. The theme of this year's Conference is: "Continuity, Care and Innovation”.

It is envisaged that presentations will focus on the importance of collaboration between Health and Education along with interventions to improve outcomes for students with serious illness and their families.

This is an outstanding opportunity for you and your colleagues to join us and share your latest research and practices in education, health and student wellbeing. Please refer to the list on our 2017 H.E.L.P. Conference website for relevant areas and suggested topics.

Please note that the closing date for Abstract Submission is 17 March 2017.