The free SunSmart Program supports primary schools to develop and implement a sun protection policy that minimises student and staff over-exposure to UV radiation, and reduces the risk of skin cancer.
Having a SunSmart policy ensures schools are addressing key areas of sun protection:
- Scheduling outdoor activities outside of peak UV times
- Using shade
- Wearing sun-safe hats
- Wearing sun-safe clothing
- Using at least SPF30+ broad spectrum water resistant sunscreen
- Role modelling by teachers and staff
- Wearing sunglasses
- Teaching about sun protection
- Providing information to the school community
- Reviewing the sun protection policy every three years
4 in 5 NSW primary schools are already SunSmart – is your school?
Schools that join the program receive free support, signage, posters and curriculum resources to help implement best-practice sun protection.
As a SunSmart school, you can be confident you are implementing an approved Sun Protection policy that meets the Department of Education and Communities’ Sun Safety for Students Guidelines.
You can become a SunSmart school in four easy steps!
- Search for your school and get sent your password to access your SunSmart account
- Seek approval from your school’s Principal and a parent representative.
- Review your sun protection policy to ensure it meets our SunSmart recommendations, or you can choose to adopt the SunSmart policy we provide.
- Commit to implementing your SunSmart policy and reviewing it every three years.
When schools commit to become a SunSmart school, they agree to renew their membership every three years. Is your SunSmart status up to date?