Once again the Saints community came together to support CANSA and lend a hand in fighting cancer in our annual Shavathon. Our students and volunteer staff members got together to spray hair into all sorts of bright colours and interesting designs, and to shave some heads.
Last year we raised over R125 000 and we hope to raise the same (or more) this year.
Each of our schools was alive with laughter and the sound of spray cans as we sprayed our heads in support of this great cause. You could also hear the sound of hair clippers as they shaved their way across the heads of some of our parents, staff, and students. These sounds, of course, were often drowned out by cheers of support for those brave few who did their hair cut.
In the video below, a few JP children chant for one of their teachers to shave his hair.
Mrs Sanet Wentzel, Afrikaans teacher in the Boys' College, challenged the boys to raise more than R5 000 for CANSA. Because Eben Bila and Devon Casey donated the most money they were allowed to cut her hair and shave her head. Mr David Knowles, Boys' College head, also shaved his head after challenging the Matric boys to do the same.
It was a fun day but also one in which we continued our intention to make a world of difference in the lives of those around us.
Gallery images contributed by Julia Phipps, Karen Prinsloo, Liane Groombridge, Sean Ward, and Tarryn Patrick-Brown