Learn about: skin cancer, being SunSmart, and how to incorporate sun protection strategies into your day to day activities.

Generation SunSmart


What’s wrong with caps?

As a SunSmart School, your school would have a legionnaire, bucket, or broad-brimmed hat as part of your uniform. If your staff, parent groups or students want to introduce a cap, here’s how to reply: Skin cancer rates in Australia Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. About two in three […]

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WA // Mixed SunSmart report card for WA primary schools

A new SunSmart survey has delivered a decent report card for Western Australian primary schools, but with comments that ‘more work needs to be done’ and ‘could do better with more application’. Cancer Council Western Australia has released the results of the 2017 National Primary School SunSmart Survey which show the majority of schools are […]

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Wearing a hat – Three benefits for the price of one

The 2017 National Primary School SunSmart Survey revealed that only 45% of WA primary schools have all teachers wearing hats when outside at lunchtime. Wearing a hat when you’re outside shouldn’t be difficult. It’s important for your own health and crucial in passing on health messages to children. If Western Australia’s high rates of skin […]

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WA // 2017 Win $10 000 for Shade competition winners announcement

SunSmart and Cancer Council WA are pleased to announce the winner of 2017 $10 000 to spend on shade competition is: Alkimos Beach Primary School Congratulations to staff and students at Alkimos Beach PS! This year, we also have 10 SunSmart packs to give away to: Cloverdale Primary School Dunsborough Primary School North Fremantle Primary […]

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Should play cease when the UV is high?

At Cancer Council WA, the start of summer brings higher UV levels and questions from child care services about ceasing play when the UV reaches certain levels, usually 8. While it is up to individual centres to rule on this, Cancer Council advice is to promote active play while being SunSmart. Cancer Council WA states […]

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