More than 60,000 kids in Australia miss school because of serious illness or injury
Let's keep them connected
MissingSchool is about keeping seriously sick kids connected to their regular schools and getting their special learning and social needs met through everyday practices
Supporting families with resources, strategies and helpful connections
Informing the efforts of educators, health providers, governments, and the community
Researching best practice and enabling technology to keep sick kids connected
Watch and Listen Here! to understand how sick kids feel and what they think when they miss school.
Kids with serious illness or injury remain at home or in hospital, watching from the sidelines and missing school. Some will miss a few weeks, others will miss months, and even years. This is a national-first report into the profound challenges facing more than 60,000 Australian kids who miss school because of serious illness or injury. The start of a national conversation on their right to an education on equal terms to their peers and the benefits of maintaining connection with their schools.