Schools and teachers

Schools and teachers

If you work in a school, at some stage you will probably need to support students, families and colleagues affected by cancer. A cancer diagnosis has a ripple effect throughout the school community and calls for a sensitive, well-informed response from staff.

Cancer Council offers a range of resources to help you manage the issues raised by cancer in your school.

Information for school staff:

  • Cancer in the school community: When a student, family member or staff member has cancer 
  • Talking to kids about cancer: How to explain all stages of cancer to children
  • Workplace cancer support: General information on work and cancer for employees, managers and employers
  • Sun protection: Information and resources on the free SunSmart program for primary schools, SunSmart tips, and sun protection for workplaces
  • Eat It To Beat It: Information and resources about the Eat It To Beat It program for schools, which includes free workshops and sessions for parents about healthy eating that can lower cancer risk

Listen to our podcasts on Explaining Cancer to Kids and Family Dynamics and Cancer