The Holy Family Merewether Beach Community strives to develop an atmosphere of acceptance, forgiveness and reconciliation

Head Shave for Lani


31st May 2016
By Sidonie Coffey
Last Monday afternoon, our school community came together to do what we do best….supporting a fam-ily in need! Year 5 student, Lani Fear, is undergoing chem-otherapy at John Hunter Hospital for cancer. Her class-mates have rallied around her and given her enormous support for the challenges she will face.

Last Monday afternoon, our school community came together to do what we do best….supporting a family in need! Year 5 student, Lani Fear, is undergoing chem-otherapy at John Hunter Hospital for cancer.

Her class-mates have rallied around her and given her enormous support for the challenges she will face. Lani completed NAPLAN assessments from her hospital bed and ‘nailed it’ with her Mathematics Olympiad task! What a girl!

Good mates, Kiara Nadalin and Sienna Hill have organised wrist bands for sale and seven boys in the class, Cooper Ste-venson, Hugh Buggy, Sam Ebrill, Max Fallon, Jai Marshall, Taj Michilis and Mitch Rogers had their hair shaved. Lani has lost her hair as the result of chemotherapy. The boys thought this was a very challenging time for Lani and agreed to have their hair shaved so that when she returns to school, after treatment, she wouldn’t feel in their words, ‘on her own’. The boys are raising money, as are the ‘Fearless Sisters, Kiara and Sienna, for an electronic device for Lani to use while she’s in hospital.

We will have a donation box at the front office for any families who would like to contribute. Well done, Year 5 for your support, care and compassion. We also extend our thanks to Craig and Lara Argent (Kiki, Kindergarten), both hairdressers, who brought their team of cutters along to shave the boys heads and to Year 5 Mums who organised and supplied coloured hair spray for other students. One of our Dads, Michael Parris (Frankie, Year 4) a journalist from the Newcastle Her-ald, wrote a great article for the paper. Michael also organ-ised a photographer to capture the event.

Well done, Holy Family.

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