Our academy proudly participates in a number of fundraising campaigns to raise awareness for worthy charitable causes.
Fundraising engages young people at our school with charitable activities to create an awareness that they are part of a broader community. Our students are empowered to feel a sense of responsibility when raising funds for other segments of society, as it teaches them to appreciate what they have, and how to help others who need it.
International Literacy Day
Our academy participates in a special fancy dress event each year to raise awareness for International Literacy Day, which aims to highlight the importance for literacy for everyone around the world.
As our way of raising awareness; the staff and a number of students dress up as their favourite fictional characters, with a special assembly held for staff to communicate stories behind their characters which in turn introduces new fictional stories for our students to read.
The World’s Greatest Shave
We take part annually in the World’s Greatest Shave, which supports the Leukaemia Foundation to help raise awareness and money for ongoing research into blood cancer.
Our students have made personal donations to the cause in the past, with some donating their hair to be made into a wig so that people who have leukaemia can benefit from their selfless commitments.
Other Notable Events
In 2016, students and staff participated in a pirate-themed event to raise awareness and money for children with brain cancer. Staff dressed up as pirates while students sported white eye patches.
In the past we have participated in Purple Bra Day, an initiative by Breast Cancer Care to raise money to support people affected by breast cancer. In 2016, we participated in the initiative by wearing purple clothing and organising a sausage sizzle.