Purple Day for Schools


What is Purple Day?

Purple Day (26th March) is a global initiative dedicated to raising epilepsy awareness. Purple Day was founded in 2008, by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada. Motivated by her own struggles with epilepsy, Cassidy started Purple Day in an effort to get people talking about the condition and to let those impacted by seizures know that they are not alone. She named the day Purple Day after the internationally recognised colour for epilepsy, lavender.

How can your school get involved?

We encourage schools to allow students to ‘Go Purple’ on a chosen day throughout the month of March to raise awareness of epilepsy within the school community, and raise funds to support the thousands of Australians around the country affected by the condition.

You could hold a:

  • Mufti day (wear purple) for a gold coin donation
  • Bake sale
  • Sports day
  • Presentation on epilepsy
  • Or anything you can think of to encourage students and staff to start talking about epilepsy, and get involved in helping those in need, whilst having a great time!

Need more inspiration? View our A-Z of fundraising ideas!

We also have online resources available for schools and teachers to help you understand epilepsy and how best to care for students living with epilepsy.

Win Your School $1500 Worth of Crayola Products!

The school who raises the most money through their Purple Day 2019 fundraising will win $1500 worth of Crayola products!
What are you waiting for? Register now! You’ve got to be in it to win it – see terms and conditions.

Thanks to the Crayola supporting Purple Day:

Whether it’s providing tools to put a purple octopus on the moon, or enabling teachers to bring arts-infused learning into the classroom, Crayola is passionate about helping parents and educators raise creatively alive children who we believe will grow to be inspired, original adults. www.crayola.com.au


Sign your school up for Purple Day by completing our Registration Form.
You can also have a read over our Community Fundraising Guidelines.

Completed your event? Find out how to deposit your funds

Questions? Contact our Purple Day Team on 1300 37 45 37 or [email protected] or use the contact form at the end of the page. We’d love to hear from you!

We are so grateful to the schools around Australia who support us!
Big thanks and shout out to:

  • Alfords Point Public School
  • Amity College
  • Aurora Early Learning Centre
  • Banksia Beach State School
  • Barwon Valley School
  • Black Hill Primary School
  • Byron Bay Public School
  • Carson Street School
  • Cobram and District Specialist School
  • Coburg North Primary School
  • Community Kids Early Education Centre Leumeah
  • Dalyellup Primary School
  • Darlington Primary School
  • Eltham North Childcare
  • Fisher Road Special School
  • Glenallen School
  • Gowrie Victoria Broadmeadows Valley
  • Hampton Park Primary School
  • Henry Fulton Public School
  • Hoddles Creek Primary School
  • Holroyd School
  • Jingili Primary School
  • John Tonkin College Education Support Centre
  • Kalamunda Primary School
  • Katamatite Primary School
  • Kintore Street School
  • Kuyper Christian School
  • Lakeside School
  • Landsdale Early Learning and Enrichment
  • Langley Primary School
  • Lyndoch Primary School
  • MacKillop Catholic College
  • McLaren Flat Primary School
  • MET School Oatlands
  • Moorebank High School
  • Moree Christian School
  • Mount Evelyn Primary School
  • Mount Tarcoola Primary School
  • Palmwoods Kids Club
  • Pittsworth State School
  • River City Christian College
  • Riverstone Public School
  • Rossbourne School
  • South Lake Primary School
  • St Bernadettes Primary School
  • St George Preca Primary School
  • St Joseph’s Collingwood
  • St Joseph’s Primary School
  • St Marys Primary School
  • Tamrookum State School
  • Thrive Early Learning Centre
  • Wardell Public School
  • William Bayldon Public School
  • Woodstock State School
  • Wyong Creek Public School
  • Yanchep Beach Primary School
  • Zeehan Primary School

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