Daffodil Day has been an important part of St Helena's Catholic Primary School's community for eight years.
"Sadly cancer has affected a number of families at our school, however, we see Daffodil Day as a happy day and a day to celebrate all the breakthroughs that have been made in research to fight cancer," said the school's Community Events Organiser, Simone Bannatee.
The Ellenbrook school raises funds for cancer research each Daffodil Day by hosting a free-dress day where students can wear yellow or orange.
"The school always looks like a sea of sunshine," Mrs Bannatee said.
Staff and parents also volunteer their time to sell Daffodil Day merchandise and fresh daffodils on the day, a tradition all the students look forward to.
"Students also love buying the fresh daffodils to take home to their mum and you often see daffodils being kept in glasses of water around the school, ready to be taken home at the end of the day."
With such supportive students, families and staff, the school has made an incredible effort raising over $9500 and they are very proud of their efforts.
Daffodil Day also gives families, staff and students time to share their own stories and talk about the impact of cancer and how they can support each other.
"Although it's a time when tears are often shed, it's also a time when people realise they're not alone."
"Daffodil Day will continue to be one of the most important dates in our school calendar and we hope that other schools can come on board and help fight cancer with us."
How your school can get involved
If your school is interested in getting involved this Daffodil Day, visit daffodilday.com.au to register.
Your school's Daffodil Day fundraiser can be as big or as small as you like! Some ideas include:
- Hosting a yellow dress day
- Creating a field of hope using paper daffodils for a gold coin donation
- Selling fresh daffodils or merchandise
- Running a BBQ breakfast or bake sale
- Incorporate a fundraising challenge into Book Week with a fun run or talent contest
Every dollar you raise will be invested in life-saving cancer research.
You'll even be in the running to win some fantastic prizes in our schools fundraising competition:
- Wildcats Clinic at your school (money can't buy experience)
- ATCO Outdoor Cinema Package (valued at over $600)
- Harvey Norman Acer Aspire 14-inch laptop (valued at $396)
So register today!