Research into students missing school gains Media Attention

1 December, 2015
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In 2015, MissingSchool commissioned, co-authored and launched Australian-first research on the issue at Parliament House. That research discovered a minimum of 60,000 students in Australia who miss school often or for long periods because of serious illness. It got the attention of a nation (162 media articles, just head to our Media section <LINK> ), […]

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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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Creating a Place for Personal Story

30 June, 2015
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We are committed to telling the stories of sick kids and their families. ¬†MissingSchool upholds this commitment in both formal and informal discussions in our work. In 2015, MissingSchool presented to staff of the Australian Capital Territory Education and Training Directorate (ACT-EDT) on the issues and challenges of missing school from the perspective of a […]

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Informing governments, educators, and health professionals

1 June, 2015
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Since March 2015, MissingSchool has held a place on the ACT Disability Education Reference Group (DERG). The Disability Education Reference Group (DERG) is a community consultative forum convened by the Director-General of the ACT Education and Training Directorate. The reference group provides an opportunity for the community to have an important role in formulating advice […]

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