april, 2022

05apr8:00 pm9:30 pmWebinar: Supporting your child’s transition to secondary school  

Event Details

Moving from primary to secondary school is a huge transition for any young person… and their parents! For children who are living with or beyond childhood cancer, who may be dealing with long-term or late effects, this change can be particularly daunting.  


This webinar aims to provide information and advice on moving from primary to secondary school, including: 


  • Applying to secondary school and sharing information. 
  • Supports available in secondary school.  
  • Practical tips which may help.   
  • Dealing with the ‘childhood cancer label’.  


Lucy Cronly, a parent of a childhood cancer survivor. Lucy has over 30 years’ experience working in social care. Her son underwent treatment for childhood cancer from the age of 11-14 and is now in first year in university. Lucy will share her experiences and advice on communicating with the school to put supports and accommodations in place.

Ger O’Leary, Principal of Celbridge Community School. Ger will talk about the application process, the information communicated from primary to secondary and beginning a dialogue with the school. He will also talk about supports in school that a young person may need to avail of.  


Erica McLoughlin, teacher at Our Lady’s Hospital School. Erica works with first year students undergoing treatment on St. John’s ward in CHI at Crumlin and will share her insights into the importance of staying engaged with education and the value of the psychological connection with schooling.  

Who should attend:
This webinar is open to parents and students at any stage of education but may be particularly of interest to those from 4th – 6th class in primary school or 1st or 2nd year in secondary school.

Anyone working alongside children, adolescents and young adults affected by childhood cancer is welcome to attend. 



Please register in advance to attend this webinar:  



(Tuesday) 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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