Big hair day

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These Queenstown Primary kids aren’t really tearing their teacher’s hair out – they’ve just helped raise $940 for the World Vision charity. 

Pictured (from left) are Year 4 pupils Jayden Hibbs, 9, Tasman Hughes, 8, Tere Green, 8, and Grace Kennedy, 8, with their teacher Rochelle Mitchell during the school’s “crazy hair day” last Thursday. 

The fun theme day – an annual event on the school’s calendar – is to raise money towards buying toilets for Cambodian villages and coincides with the 20- and 40-hour famines, which were held last weekend. 

Kids going to school with wacky hairdos paid $2 each. “We had an awesome response,” Mitchell says. 

At St Joseph’s School on Sunday, baking and sizzling food from around the world made their first appearance 
alongside thousands of books at the annual book fair fundraiser – a total of $20,000 was added to the Parents Teachers Association coffers. 

“It went really well,” principal Trisch Inder says. “The whole community supports the book fair because the donations of prizes are really pretty fantastic.