Orange & Purple Dress Day - 26th March

This Friday, 26 March, is BE MORE day at St Sebastian’s. On this day students and staff will combine a range of activities to raise awareness and fundraise. Students may wear orange and or purple for a donation via Qkr! or a gold coin donation (to be placed in your class Project Compassion box). Remember, clothes must still be sun safe (yes wishful thinking in this weather I know) and shoes enclosed.

The day marks a number of occasions:

  • Harmony Day - a day where we celebrate the racial diversity of our nation
  • Project Compassion - we have been striving to Be More during Lent through our words and actions. On this day students will be encouraged to focus upon students in other countries who have little, and they may be required to give up some of the comforts of modern learning for a small part of the day (their chair, their desk or their computer as examples). This is to help them walk in another person’s shoes.

  • Epilepsy Awareness Day - Epilepsy is a disease affecting members of our community. This day is an initiative dedicated to raising epilepsy awareness. The day was initiated by a nine year old Cassidy Megan in 2008 and its purpose is to get people talking about the condition and to let those impacted by seizures know that they are not alone. On this day (otherwise known as Purple Day). Teachers and some of our student leaders will raise awareness at an appropriate level for the students in their classes.