St Stephen’s School – World’s Greatest Shave 2020

There are many worthwhile causes to support throughout the year and this is one that I would like to draw attention to. In 2014, my then three year old daughter, was diagnosed with Leukemia. Thanks to a privileged medical system and God’s mercy, my daughter is fit and well. She is in her fourth year since treatment finished and her recovery has been very positive.

Throughout that treatment period and even beyond, the support for families dealing with blood cancers has been amazing. Fundraising initiatives like the Greatest Shave helped our family through a difficult time of our lives. We are extremely grateful to all of the selfless people who have generously given to this cause.

To further the cause, I would like to support the World’s Greatest Shave at St Stephen’s School. For those interested in supporting this fundraising effort, these are the details…

1.       Our Greatest Shave Day will be held on Thursday 9 April (last day of term 1)

2.       Participating on the day can be done in the following ways

a.       Register online with parent permission(parents please email me at to express consent), fundraise and then have hair shaved or cut (you must be registered and have sent in parental permission and fundraised to do the shave or cut)

b.       Don’t register online and colour hair at home or wear a wig and then bring a donation on the day

3.       Students/staff/parents can support by giving online or registering as a participant at the link below

I am fully aware that there are many worthwhile causes to support, particularly in light of the fires and droughts. Please do not feel any obligation to give to this fundraising, but of course we welcome it if you are willing and able.

Mr Daniel Parker – Primary PE Specialist at St Stephen’s Duncraig

World’s Greatest Shave

Hello teachers, staff, and St Stephen’s community,

This month is the World’s Greatest Shave, an event organised by the Leukaemia foundation in order to fund blood cancer research. We’re organising a fundraiser for the Leukaemia foundation and it’d be great to have involvement from teachers.

For the last week of school we’d like to have teachers and students alike with their hair dyed unnatural colours, wearing wigs, or with their hair cut off.

For the teachers, what we’re going to have is a tiered system where as we raise more money, the more teachers dye their hair, wear a wig, or shave their head. This provides an incentive for students to raise money however it also means that if you sign up you may not necessarily be wearing a wig, dying hair, or shaving in the final week of term.

If you are interested in joining in you can you please send an email my way so that we can get you on board before we announce the fundraiser this Tuesday in assembly. If during the fundraiser you decide you want to join in also just email me and we’ll add you in; it’s never too late.

A few other points:

Students will be donating money to dye their hair, shave their head, or wear a wig so the teachers won’t be the only ones in the final week. If students want to partake they’ll need to give the money and the signed parental consent form to their House Deans.  Collected by HOUSE CAPTAINS AND FUNDRAISERS

We’ll be announcing the fundraiser on Tuesday (13 March) and the fundraising will stop on Friday the 6th of April. That Friday those students and teachers who’ve signed up for buzz cut will get it done in the quad during lunch. We’ll be collecting money every Wednesday during homeroom while the fundraiser is running.

Nick Hodgskin

Year 12