Teaching what true beauty is about
KINGAROY State High School teacher Ngareta Day has pledged to join the World's Greatest Shave for a Cure campaign.
The science and maths teacher wants to use the fundraiser for the Leukaemia foundation to not only raise money for an important cause, but create a wonderful teaching moment for all the students and staff.
"Through shaving my head with no regret and no anxiety I want to show the students and staff that a sense of self does not need to depend on our exterior appearance,” Miss Day said.
Shaving her hair will be a conversation starter to discuss the current society's fixation on striving for unachievable beauty standards, she said.
Since announcing her decision to be involved, many students have approached the teacher, pleaded with her not to shave her head and asked if she would be embarrassed by having no hair.
"To me, this speaks volumes and I have only become more fervent in my wish to show the students, that, as my hair grows back, I lose nothing of myself or my self-esteem when I lose my hair,” Miss Day said.
Her target for the charity is $5000 and cash donations can be made at the Kingaroy State High School administration office for the event.