Now in its fifth year, White Blouse Day supports the O’Connor House Charity, Cherish Women’s Cancer Foundation. The Cherish Foundation funds research for better diagnosis and treatments for women diagnosed with gynaecological cancers.
The need for improved methods to treat these patients was an important message of the day, and students learned that not all testing techniques are viable for every type of gynaecological cancer. The Service Captains reminded students that it is important, as young women, to be aware of their bodies and seek advice from trusted adults if something has changed or is not quite right.
During the day students wrote words of encouragement and solidarity on white paper dolls, which were arranged in an installation on the Pool Lawn at lunch time.
Mrs Lynne Mungomery
Director of Service
Image: Principal, Ms Jacinda Euler, with Year 12 students (L to R): O’Connor House Captain, Piper Van Der Westhuizen (12O); Service Captain, Gemma Grattan (12O); Service Captain, Victoria Hogan (12W); and O’Connor House Captain, Shevani Pothugunta (12O).