Marianne Fernandes, Back on Track Program Coordinator, working with young learners
Teachers' Day is an opportunity to show our appreciation for the team of dedicated educators who help children and young people living with cancer remain engaged with their education through Fight Cancer Foundation's education support programs.
Playing a vital role in the lives of children and young people receiving treatment for cancer, the hard work, passion and expertise of our teachers’ enable learners who are absent from school to maintain their education and connection with their school and school friends.
One such example is Marianne Fernandes who provides education support at The Children's Hospital at Westmead.
Marianne is a Science teacher, specialising in Chemistry and Biology. Having taught at The Children’s Hospital for some time now, Marianne has worked closely with Back on Track since its inception and has worked tirelessly to advance the program.
“Our biggest achievement is to see the joy in the faces of kids who are preparing to go back to school,” says Marianne.
Marianne is currently completing her PhD on support for siblings of children with chronic health conditions.
Thank you to our amazing team of educators who help each child or young person in our education support programs to continue their education, ensuring they reach their educational, professional and vocational potential.