16 July, 2013

We’ve seen reports from several schools now which are experimenting with robotic technologies to help sick kids maintain a presence in the classroom. These have generally been in the US, although the literature records their use in Russia and some Asian countries also. The robots are mobile, controlled by the student, and carry video-conferencing capabilities […]

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MissingSchool Finds Success In The 100 Community Heroes Campaign

10 July, 2013

  The Calwell, Curtin, Jerrabomberra, and Wanniassa Community Bank® branches (Bendigo Bank) are delighted to advise that Missing School has been successfully nominated to receive a 100 Community Heroes Grant. The grant, worth $1000, will enable MissingSchool to run an event in the ACT for families, educators, health practitioners and researchers — hopefully the first […]

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Kaleen Primary School — Kids Helping Kids

21 June, 2013

The Kaleen Primary School Representative Council, and their Co-ordinator Melissa Chiles, today ran a school-wide pyjama day to support seriously sick kids who miss school.  The students  and staff were able to come to school wearing their PJ’s and dressing gowns for a gold coin donation towards the work of MissingSchool.  Melissa Chiles spoke to […]

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19 June, 2013

Prior to our 2013 Annual General Meeting, MissingSchool is holding a small consultation process to help inform our planning. It will be in Canberra, on Wednesday 26 June from 1.00-3.00 pm. We are inviting people who have useful and informed perspectives to contribute. To join us, call 0400 241 900, or email Cathy Nell. Invitees […]

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