17 June, 2022


This term the Student Executive and Round Square Committee were involved in the World’s Greatest Shave, an event run by the Leukaemia Foundation to support families throughout treatment and fund further research into blood cancer.

Our event took place on Tuesday 14 June, where five incredibly brave students, Ebony Richardson (Year 9), Charlotte Ball (Year 10), James Marshall (Year 12), Elion Sharp (Year 12) and me, shaved their heads in solidarity with those undergoing Leukaemia treatment. Thanks to our three amazing volunteer hairdressers Sharon Lawson (staff member, who has helped with our event for many years), Angela Edwards (parent) and hairdresser Fiona Plummer from Kameleon. Our incredible Ms Carmel Dilger (teacher) and Ishani Kataria (Year 12) also shaved/cut their hair in support prior to this event. Ms Dilger’s number 4 shave came as a result of raising over $2000. In addition to our shavers, five very adventurous Year 12 boys also put their hands up to get their legs waxed.

A very successful orange-themed free clothes day was held on the day to help raise funds for this fantastic cause. On Friday 17 June, Gaye French, the Leukaemia Foundation representative from Hobart, travelled to Launceston and spoke to us about the impact of our fundraising efforts, in addition to hearing some heartfelt stories relating to the reasons why students participated in the World’s Greatest Shave. Currently, the College has surpassed the goal of $10,000 and we are excited to see a final figure in the days to come.

Kate McShane
on behalf of the Student Executive and Round Square Committee