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WA // Being a health champion (when you’re up against it)

Are you that person at your school who wants to improve the health of students, but keeps hitting resistance? You’re not alone! Health programs and initiatives work better when the whole school community is on board, but that can be easier said than done. For example, you may be trying to improve healthy eating, sun […]

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WA // Caps off (and bucket hats on) to O’Connor Primary School

O’Connor Primary School in Kalgoorlie has turned from students predominately wearing caps to the whole school embracing a sun protective hat in just a few months. With a school population of 776 students, it was achieved with team effort, whole school support and enthusiasm. O’Connor PS joined the SunSmart Schools Program in Term 1 2016. […]

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WA // Healthy School News

Cancer Council WA supports schools to promote healthy lifestyle messages such as sun safety and healthy eating, and produce a biannual newsletter for school staff, parents and canteens. Term 1 2018 – download a PDF copy Articles include: 20 years of SunSmart Schools Toodyay District High School – part of the SunSmart Generation Healthy workplaces […]

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Fundraising idea to cool your school

Comet Bay Primary School have recently installed new shade sails over their Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden (see below). Principal Matt Osborne shared the great idea the school came up with to raise funds for the shade (and air conditioning and now solar panels!) “We started the Cool Our School scheme to raise funds for the […]

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WA // School sun protection fallacies

This year marks 18 years of the SunSmart Schools program in Western Australia. In that time, schools have worked hard to maintain high standards in the program – for good reason. Skin cancer is the most costly and prevalent cancer in Australia and is preventable through reducing exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Here’s our response […]

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