Tag: Siblings

Touring for the Churchill Fellowship

18 May, 2017
Awarding of 2016 Churchill Fellowships & Churchill Medallions at Government House by the Governer General Sir Peter Cosgrove 13/02/2017

Our Chair, Megan Gilmour is counting down the days until she embarks on a Churchill Fellowship for MissingSchool. The Fellowship is enabling us to study what other countries do to keep seriously sick kids connected to their education, schools, peers and teachers. Telepresence technologies will be a big focus in the discovery process. Megan will […]

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Who Are They?

13 October, 2015
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A comprehensive report into the challenges facing kids who miss school due to significant injury or illness aims to improve outcomes for an estimated 60,000 seriously ill Australian students. Go here to find the report – School Connection For Seriously Sick Kids: who are they, how do we know what works and whose job is […]

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Monkey in My Chair News

8 November, 2013
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In mid-2013, a student from Berrinba East State School in south-east Queensland contacted MissingSchool about ways of supporting kids who missed school because of serious illness. Hayley had been told she would need a bone marrow transplant, and she and her family knew that she would be spending a lot of time in hospital and […]

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Siblings Are Also Missing School

26 September, 2013
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It is easy to understand that a child with an illness or disability or both may have their education impacted. They might miss periods of schooling but they may also be distracted by pain, worry or medication, especially if the latter has to be administered at school. Often it is forgotten that siblings of these […]

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