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AN INITIATIVE FROM the Leukaemia
Foundation, Crazy Hair Day encourages
local communities across Australia to raise
funds during March to support people living
with leukaemia, lymphomas, myelomas or
other blood-related disorders.
Acting Principal Helen Bourne, radiant in
a multicoloured wig with the word 'Boss'
glittering on her hard hat (new facilities
are being built), said the event was an
opportunity to thank the Foundation for its
support to those in the school community,
including families and staff members, who
had been affected by cancer in recent years.
Librarian Susie said, "So many people in
the school have been touched with some
form of leukaemia."
She said students had been dedicated to
promoting the special day, placing adverts
in the local parish bulletin and wearing
wigs during a school Mass to inform
parishioners of the upcoming event.
On the day parents, grandparents,
aunts and uncles, not to mention fifty
parishioners, crowded the assembly area.
The turnout was a testament to a strong
sense of community.
A catwalk was created down the middle
of the assembly square and Kindergarten
to Year 6 took turns to flaunt their hair.
Three hundred students proudly displayed
a kaleidoscope of colours, hairstyles and
wacky wigs! As students swished down the
catwalk, they high-fived fellow classmates
and posed for the flash of cameras.
Then, to the children's delight, Helen invited
parents and parishioners to the front to
show off their own colourful hairdos.
At the conclusion of the parade five
students were awarded prizes for the
craziest hairstyles chosen by parish
administrator and surprise judge, Father
Pastoral Care Worker Martina Haddad
and teacher Cate Anderson received
much applause for their time and effort in
organising the day.
Ms Bourne also expressed gratitude to
parent and professional photographer,
Linda Beks, for volunteering to photograph
the children and donating the profits to
The school aimed to raise $400. By the
end of the day the total was $2378.80!
The money will be donated to support
the Foundation's Vision to Cure and
Mission to Care.
As Father Brian said, "What better way to
By SIOBHAN MCALARY
St Michael s Primary School Nelson Bay
launched into Lent by hosting Crazy Hair Day.
for cure and care
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NEWCASTLE/HUNTER VALLEY'S LONGEST
RUNNING SINGLES SOCIAL CLUB
TOP: Amanda Douglas,
Fr Brian, Deacon Noel
Tucker and crazy hair!
RIGHT: Molly, Amy and
courtesy of Linda Beks.
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