Step 6. Once you’ve set your plan, you’re ready to get started.

Embedding SunSmart hat-wearing into the school culture so that it becomes ‘just what everyone does’ can take time and effort.  A clear and consistent approach across the whole school community will give your school the best chance of success.

  1. Establish simple rules: For example, ensuring students and teachers always wears SunSmart hats outside. Students without a SunSmart hat need to play in the shade.
  2. Clearly communicate the rules: For example, display Trigger posters around the school and share SunSmart communications with parents or carers.
  3. Consistently apply the rules: For example, regularly remind teachers at staff meetings of the importance of wearing a hat too.

Motivation

 

Education

1. SunSmart behaviours at school (PDF, 1 MB)

PowerPoint presentation with notes (PDF, 147 kB) targeted at teachers. Contact SunSmart to request the PowerPoint version.

 

2. Today you need sun protection (252kB) (PDF, 252 kB)

Education poster targeted at K – 6 students with extension activities (PDF, 165 kB)

 

3. The truth about UV rays (PDF, 167 kB)

Education poster targeted at K – 6 students with extension activities (PDF, 176 kB)

 

4. Being SunSmart at school (PDF, 646 kB)

PowerPoint presentation with notes (PDF, 126 kB) targeted at K – 6 students. Contact SunSmart to request the PowerPoint version.

 

5. We are proudly SunSmart (PDF, 135 kB)                                          

Information poster targeted at the whole school community.

 

6. Sun safety and the school uniform (PDF, 719 kB)                                                  

PowerPoint presentation with notes (PDF, 155 kB) targeted at parents/carers. Contact SunSmart to request the PowerPoint version.

 

7. SunSmart communications (DOCX, 2 MB)                                                               

Information targeted at parents/carers for newsletters etc.

 

8. Create good habits for life (PDF, 417 kB)                                                              

Take home information flyer targeted at parents/carers.

 

9. What is a SunSmart hat? (PDF, 332 kB)                                                                

Information poster targeted at parents/carers purchasing hats from the uniform shop.

 

10. Student Representative Council (SRC) SunSmart project (PDF, 175 kB) 

Meeting activities covering SunSmart leadership for SRC members.

 

11. Science and Technology classroom activities (available 2020)
Curriculum resources targeted at K – 6 students. Developed by NSW Cancer Institute, Cancer Council NSW and the NSW Department of Education.

 

12. PDHPE classroom activities (available 2020)

Curriculum resources targeted at K – 6 students. Developed by NSW Cancer Institute, Cancer Council NSW and the NSW Department of Education.

 

13. Quick SunSmart Activities (PDF, 203 kB)                                                                

Quick SunSmart activities targeted at K-6 students.

 

Incentives

14. Reward system for SunSmart behaviours (PDF, 146 kB)

Used individually or integrated into a Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) incentive program. Read the poster guide(PDF, 138 kB) for instructions.

 

Access

 

Policy

15. Updating school uniform requirements to support SunSmart hat use (PDF, 238 kB)

Resource for SunSmart champions and school leadership.

 

Practice

16. Overcoming barriers to achieving 100% SunSmart hat wearing (PDF, 379 kB)

Resource for SunSmart champions, school leadership, teachers and staff.

 

17. Sourcing funding for SunSmart hats (PDF, 493 kB)                                         

PowerPoint presentation with notes (PDF, 257 kB) targeted at key funding groups, such as P&C committees. Contact SunSmart to request the PowerPoint version.

 

Triggers

 

Visual Cues

18. Got your hat?(PDF, 72 kB)                                                                             

Poster targeted at K-6 students reminding them to grab their SunSmart hats.

 

19. No hat? Play in the shade (PDF, 73 kB)                                                              

Shade zone poster targeted at K-6 students.

 

20. Every hero needs a hat (PDF, 330 kB)                                                                        

Poster targeted at K-3 students reminding them to grab their SunSmart hats.


21. You need to be a hat hero to play here 
(PDF, 294 kB)                                    

Hat wearing zone poster targeted at K-3 students.

 

22. This is a hat hero zone (PDF, 377 kB)
Hat wearing zone poster targeted at K-3 students.

 

23. Hat on? Game on! (PDF, 41 kB)
Poster targeted at Year 3-6 students reminding them to put on their SunSmart hat.

 

24. Hats on here! (PDF, 45 kB)
Hat wearing zone poster targeted at Year 3-6 students.

 

25. Teachers wear many hats (PDF, 297 kB)
Poster targeted at teachers reminding them to wear their SunSmart hat.

 

Reminders

26. What I need to take to school (PDF, 47 kB)                                               

Checklist targeting students and parents/carers.

 

27. What do I need to do this morning? (PDF, 47 kB)                                             

Wallchart targeting students and parents/carers

 

Case Studies

Blaxland Public School (PDF, 116 kB)

Strengthening SunSmart hat wearing behaviours

 

Rooty Hill Public School (PDF, 134 kB)

Phasing out caps from the school uniform

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