Casual Day Fundraiser

Each year our student leaders consider holding a ‘gold coin’ charity fundraiser in Term 3 to raise money for people less fortunate than ourselves. This usually coincides with the last day of term with a ‘casual clothes day.’

This year the student leadership group has decided to raise funds for an organisation that supports the education of girls around the world who are denied an education. The ‘Do it in a Dress’ campaign is all about raising funds to educate girls in Africa.

Did you know that in some countries around the world girls don’t go to school just because they are a girl? In fact, over 60 million girls around the world are denied an education. Without an education a girl can be kept in the cycle of poverty, and struggle to earn an income or look after herself and her family.

But a girl’s income increases by at least 10% for every year she stays in school. She’ll get married later and have a smaller, healthier family when she’s ready. Her health, economic status, and future family all benefit.

On the last day of Term 3 we will be supporting the ’Do It In A Dress’ campaign, which means that for a gold coin donation students and staff can come to school wearing a ‘dress or casual clothes.’

The main thing of course is to focus on supporting the education of girls in Africa.

The money raised will go towards providing teachers, equipment like books and pencils, making schools safe for children to attend and providing an education so that girls can look forward to a positive future.

Feel free to tell your friends and family about it and maybe they would like to donate too. You will find our donation page at or visit the Do It In A Dress website for more information.

20 thoughts on “Casual Day Fundraiser

  1. Splendid effort, and your “Do it in a Dress” theme was perfect to highlight the plight of the disadvantaged girls who don’t have access to schooling 🙂

  2. Congratulations, perhaps a tongue in cheek follow up Maths problem could be to calculate how much money each of his words raised. A fellow teacher. 😊

  3. So proud of our school community, this fundraiser has shown that kids can make a difference and voices no matter how small can change the lives of others across the world. Way to go Craigburn!

  4. Wonderful to see students being encouraged to help others. One Girl and #doitinadress is a great cause. You should thank the Senator for his contribution in providing a real life learning opportunity for the students about the intersection of media, politics and social justice!
    BTW, one of the co-founders of One Girl is David Dixon, an Flinders Uni alumni – you should see if he would be willing to come talk to the students….
    The team at Schoolapedia

  5. Put it in its context – girls worldwide miss out on education. That’s what the fundraiser is for! Proud grandparent of two boys at Craigburn PS

  6. Giving to others and understanding empathy are such important lessons! Congratulations Craigburn Primary for learning something important at home, and making sure girls around the world can learn too! Wooo!

  7. So happy to see the support this is getting from the community! May the kids be suitably proud of this achievement, and be enthusiastic in continuing to do awesome things to help others. Exactly what we need more of in society 🙂

  8. What an amazing lesson for the kids! The power of social media wins and a great fundraising effort. Well done Craigburn, so proud of my kids school.

    1. Awesome effort students and Craigburn community.
      Compassion in action.
      I wish you all the best in your fundraising.
      Many Australians could learn from your positive actions.

  9. Well, this is sure going to be a lesson in democracy in action! How amazing that so many have been willing to support this great cause and have heard about it through the power of politics and celebrity. Such an inspiring lesson for the kids. It’s going to be a incredible day!

  10. Great way to have a bit of fun while raising awareness & funds for African kids!

    (from a former School Councillor & dad of 3 Craigburn kids!)

  11. What a fantastic charity and a great opportunity for our children to learn about those less fortunate than themselves. Must admit I am looking forward to seeing the dresses!! 😂

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