Useful Resources

What about school

As a parent or guardian, you want to support your child in the best way possible. We've provided some information on what to expect and some ways you can help. This information is from What about School? A resource for parents of children, adolescents and young adults with cancer (2nd Edition - National).

Returning to School

• How to support your child with their return to school after treatment
• Signs that help may be needed

Beyond school

• Tertiary education, the workplace and strategies for communication

Pre-school Information Page

• General overview of cancer, treatment and possible side effects
• Strategies for preschool staff to support the child with cancer

Primary School Information Page

• General overview of cancer, treatment and possible side effects
• Strategies for school staff to support the child with cancer

High School Information Page

• General overview of cancer, treatment and possible side effects
• Strategies for school staff to support the adolescent with cancer

Social, Emotional & Behavioural Changes

• Changes that may occur and strategies to support your child

What is Executive Functioning?

• What is executive functioning and strategies for support

What is Fatigue? Information Page

• What a teacher may see in a student with fatigue
• Strategies for supporting a student experiencing fatigue

Siblings – Impacts, Common Issues & Strategies

• Challenges and reactions faced by siblings as well as ways to support them

Sibling Support Letter

• Template letter for the teachers of siblings to raise awareness of the changed family situation

Looking After Yourself and Your Family

• Key ways in which a family can remain in a strong and supported position
• Unique challenges for parents and common responses

Infectious Illness Letter

• Template letter to inform the school community about the risks of contact with infectious illnesses

School Year Summary Page

• A useful summary page to record the impact of a student’s medical condition over a school year

Examination Support for Students

• Support information for students undertaking the NAPLAN or Senior School Examinations

Educational Pathways Project white paper

• Educational Pathways for children, adolescents and young adults with cancer

What about school? Health Conditions