Last week, more than 20 girls lined up to have their ponytails chopped off and donated to Beautiful Lengths who make and donate wigs to cancer patients.
One of those students taking the plunge was Kolbe head girl Erin McNulty (17).
She said the girls at the school were looking for a way to help support those who are suffering from the disease.
“There are a lot of people in our school and in our community who have been affected by cancer and everyone is touched by it in some way so we thought this could be our way to make a difference to their lives,” she said.
“Battling cancer would be a really tough thing for them to be going through so hopefully our hair is able to make their lives a little bit better.”
Miss McNulty said a particular teacher was part of the inspiration for getting involved.
“There was one of our teachers in particular who battled cancer and she lost her hair from that, she had to wear wigs so it was our way to help people all over the world.”
Kolbe Catholic College principal Robyn Miller said she was extremely impressed with the initiative and courage her students had shown.
“They’ve taken responsibility for it and just stepped up to support those in need, so I’m incredibly impressed with the generosity and the desire to help others who are suffering with bad health,” she said.
“I’m very proud that this has been a student initiative.”