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Resources for Teachers and Educators

When a child falls ill or is injured and requires medical treatment far from home, attending school is often not a possibility. In addition to the suite of programs we offer their families, RMHC WA also offers programs to help teachers and educators bridge the gap for any of their students whose education is disrupted due to an illness or injury.

EDMed Training for Teachers & Educators

Targeted for schools and pre-service teachers at universities, EDMed is a free professional development opportunity aimed at helping teachers understand how to better cater for children with complex health needs.

The module addresses strategies to support the physical, social, emotional, and academic wellbeing of children with a medical or mental illness or injury, as well as on how to support their siblings and families.

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EDMed Face-To-Face Sessions

EDMed can also be delivered face-to-face for education professionals as part of small-scale meetings, university lectures, or large-scale Professional Development events. To enquire about a face-to-face EDMed session, complete our Enquiry Form below.

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The Ronald McDonald Learning Program

The Ronald McDonald Learning Program (RMLP) aims to bridge the gap for school-aged students whose education is disrupted due to illness or injury.

Supporting students from kindergarten to Year 12, the program provides a range of educational services including up to 40 hours of one-on-one tutoring and funding towards allied health intervention.

Become a RMLP Tutor

Becoming a tutor in the Ronald McDonald Learning Program (RMLP) gives teachers a chance to help sick or injured kids catch up on their missed education. Teachers are paid on an hourly basis to tutor students recovering from illness or injury at the student's school or local community facility.

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Charlie Bell Scholarship Program

When a young person is dealing with an illness or injury, other parts of their life can sometimes come to a standstill. To help students get back on their career path and towards the future they dream of, Ronald McDonald House Charities established the Charlie Bell Scholarship. The scholarship awards one-off grants of up to $5,000 to young people aged 15 to 20 years, to assist towards their tertiary education:

  • Scholarships are awarded annually
  • Applications close on 30th November each year

Additional Resources for Teachers & Educators

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If you’d like to organise a face-to-face EDMed session for your organisation, want to know more about becoming an RMLP tutor or have any other questions for our Education Services team, fill out the form so they can can respond to you!

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Acknowledgement of Country

Ronald McDonald House Charities WA proudly cares for families on Whadjuk Noongar Boodjar. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this land, the Noongar People and the Traditional Custodians, the Whadjuk People.

We pay respects to Elders past and present for they hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hopes of Indigenous Australia.