We support children throughout treatment and in their return to school
On top of all the major changes in a family’s life, children with chronic illness or injury are subject to significant amounts of missed schooling which can impact their educational outcomes.
The Ronald McDonald Learning Program (RMLP) is a national program assisting children with chronic illness or injury in their return to full-time schooling. It provides a suite of educational support services, including education liaison, speech and occupational therapy sessions and one-on-one tutorials with experienced teachers to attend to students’ individual needs.
In preparation for their return to the classroom, we aim to build each child’s confidence and self-esteem, and ensure schools are empowered to help them transition back to school by offering Teacher Professional Development.
We believe that every child has the right to achieve their full potential and in order to do so, we recognise the importance of a holistic approach.
The RMLP provides tailored support depending on the child’s needs, stage of treatment at the time of referral, geographic location and family situation. All services are free, with students accessing one or all of the support services offered. These include:
Who is eligible?
We are an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing vital programs for families with seriously ill children.
Our chapter run a range of support programs across Sydney including our House, Family Rooms and Learning Program.
If your child is currently undergoing treatment or is in the process of going back to school full-time, get the support they need.
Professional development to support teachers working with students with a chronic illness.
If you are a school, request here
For online access
Become a tutor
If you are a qualified teacher or university student, be part of this rewarding experience and make a difference in a child’s life.
School holiday programs: Our school holiday programs are entertaining and engaging. We allow and invite entertainment industries to perform for our families, and welcome companies to come in and teach our families new skills. RMHC also allow individuals with a unique talent to provide children with fun activities. Our program also includes special out of house excursions or events. These programs are offered to the children and their siblings who are staying in the house, but also children who are signed up with the Ronald McDonald Learning Program.
Fundraise at your school
- Crazy sock day: Children buy our Ronald McDonald Socks to raise money
- Beanie for Brain Cancer: Wear a beanie for brain cancer and all funds raised go to Ronald McDonald House Charities
- To match with our ‘Walk me home’ event, we could possibly invite schools to do a walkathon to raise money
- Gold coin donation for a mufti day: All funds raised go to Ronald McDonald House Charities