Six of Moriah College’s leaders have become students for a day, dressing in full school uniform, sitting with students during classes, and giving up their offices and parking spaces, all in the name of charity.
Students of the NSW-based school managed to persuade College staff – including Principal John Hamey – to become students for a day if they could raise $10,000 for Halachic Organ Donor Society (HODS) in just one week.
However, the ‘Student Principal’ initiative proved to be such a success, that the School achieved three times its initial goal – with over $30,000 raised for HODS.
Head of High School, Jan Hart, was impressed at the level of maturity displayed by students. “The Student Leadership Council came together as one and worked as a collective. They took responsibility for the campaign and inspired others,” she said.
The five students who raised the most money for HODS during the week also competed in a game of Operation during a School assembly. The winner, Year 12 student Tiffany Levine, was awarded a trip to Israel to participate in the 2019 HODS fun run.
Moriah College students are continuing to raise funds and awareness for HODS through a variety of other initiatives, including the sale of merchandise such as of badges and heart-shaped stress relievers.