Know your sun facts from your sun fiction


Know your sun facts from your sun fiction



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Know your sun facts from your sun fiction


Did you know that when it comes to sun protection, not all hats are equal?

We all know that sun safe hats help protect against skin cancer and eye damage. But did you know that baseball caps do not provide adequate protection from the sun? There is very clear evidence that baseball caps leave the cheeks, ears, chin and back of the neck exposed to ultraviolet radiation, and this is the site of many skin cancers in later life.



We’re championing sun safe hats

Our school recognises the need to protect student’s skin and educate them about sun safety to reduce the risk of skin cancer. We provide ongoing education that promotes healthy lifestyles and individual and collective responsibility for sun safety. Sun safe hats are part of our schools comprehensive approach to sun safety and are supported in the following ways: Schools – please select the points following that apply to your school and insert your own



  • Students were involved in designing the school sun safe hat

  • The school hat is part of our school uniform and is a sun safe design

  • Messages about sun safe hats are included in student diaries

  • When planning outside events we put emphasis on time of day and shade planning

  • Students wear sun safe hats for PE and Sport and at lunch time

  • We consider sun safety and the wearing of sun safe hats when planning school excursions

  • We ask all teachers and parents to take a proactive approach to hats and to model sun safe hats for outdoor school events

  • We have a rewards system in place to recognise students that consistently wear their sun safe hat.

Sun-safe hats include broad-brimmed, bucket and legionnaire styles

Broad-brimmed hatBucket hatLegionnaire hat

Want to know more?

Sun safety on the public schools website

SunSmart Primary Schools or call the SunSmart team on (02) 9334 176

Know your sun facts from your sun fiction


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