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Children's Tumour Foundation of Australia

School Resources

If you have never heard of NF and are finding it difficult to understand the challenges many children face when it comes to learning and development, you may feel overwhelmed about how best to support them in the classroom.  

While children impacted by NF2 do not have learning difficulties in the same way children with NF1 do, they may still require assistance due to issues with vision, hearing and mobility. 

To assist teachers in supporting children, we have developed resources outlining some of the challenges children may face, along with strategies on how best to support them. 

Please contact our Support Services Team by email on support@ctf.org.au, by phone (02) 9713 6111 or by completing the form below for further information on supporting children with NF. 

Below are some resources, both local and international, to help support children in your care.

Resources for teachers

  • Contact our Support Team using the form below to discuss the specific needs of your child/ student. We can assist by:
  • Providing a Teacher's Toolkit for NF1 or NF2 students (Primary or Secondary)
  • Tailoring a school presentation specifically to you or your child's needs
  • Other resources suitable for the school environment.

General School Resources

The NF Hero by Lana Melbourne

Created by one of our very own community members to help explain NF to her young son this is a great way to explain what’s happening for your child in an age appropriate way.  

You can Download the PDF or purchase a copy for the school library through our store.

Start a fundraiser at school

Being different is not always easy and it is not always fair, but with your support we can help level the playing field and reduce incidence of bullying by educating kids on what it means to live with NF – all while raising money for the Children’s Tumour Foundation.

some simple ways to get your school involved

  • Dress in Blue or Green for a gold coin donation
  • Include a presentation at the next school assembly (we recommend working in collaboration with the child and their parents/carers to ensure it is sensitive to their individual needs) 
  • Hold a Lolly Jar Guessing Competition (why now use blue and green lollies for a bit of fun?) 
  • Host a debating competition around bullying or celebrating differences. 

Let’s start a positive conversation with our kids by registering your interest or requesting further information.