On Wednesday 26 May, all the primary teachers, teaching assistants and students wore pyjamas to school for a very good cause.
May is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month and GCC primary students were concerned for all the children that had to leave homes in a hurry. With the onset of the colder weather, they were especially worried that the children in these situations would be warm enough at night and have a set of new pyjamas.
Pyjama Day was a lot of fun with activities like reading under the stars in the library and class activities celebrating all things sleep. More importantly, Pyjama Day resulted in donations of more than 400 sets of pyjamas, 250 pairs of underpants as well as extra funds amounting to $1121.
The donations went to Sonshine Sanctuary and Sunny Kids. Sonshine Sanctuary provides crisis accommodation for women and children. Sunny Kids also provides emergency accommodation for victims of domestic violence and frontline services.
GCC families can see all the photos on Pixevety.