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Generation SunSmart

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 3 2018  – download a PDF copy, or view the online e-news here.

Articles include:

  • Vitamin D and kids – are they getting enough?
  • The Montreal Protocol and why skin cancer rates in Australia are so high (hint – it’s not the ozone layer!)
  • Cancer Council WA celebrates 60 years – how far have we come in cancer prevention
  • Advocating for a healthy school environment
  • The sweet truth about sugar
  • And more!

Term 1 2018 – download a PDF copy, or view the online e-news here.

Articles include:

  • 20 years of SunSmart Schools
  • Toodyay District High School – part of the SunSmart Generation
  • Healthy workplaces
  • School staff + hats = a good choice!
  • Taking a stand on junk food
  • And more!

Term 3 2017 – download a PDF copy, or view the online e-news here.

Articles include:

  • Physical activity + sun protection for healthy kids
  • School sun protection checklist
  • Crunch&Sip mythbusters
  • How kids react to cancer
  • And more!

Term 1 2017 – download a PDF copy, or view the online e-news here.

Articles include:

  • Being a role model
  • What’s new in SunSmart
  • Being a health hero
  • Supporting your whole school health initiatives
  • And more!

Term 3 2016 – download a PDF copy, or view the online e-news here.

Articles include:

  • Temperature and UV radiation
  • Promoting health at athletics carnivals
  • Fueling little athletes
  • O’Connor Primary School’s SunSmart journey
  • And more!

Term 1 2016 – download a PDF copy here, or view the online e-news here.

Articles include:

  • School sun protection fallacies
  • Pearsall Primary School case study
  • UV meters
  • Where to find classroom nutrition support
  • And more!

Term 3 2015 – read the online e-news here.


Term 1 2015 – download a PDF copy here, or view the online e-news here.

Health Promoting Schools edition.


Term 3 2014 – download a PDF copy here, or view the online e-news here.

Articles include:

  • Planning shade
  • SunSmart athletics carnivals
  • Crunch&Sip in the classroom
  • And more!

Term 1 2014 – download a PDF copy here, or view the online e-news here.

Articles include:

  • Vitamin D – getting the balance right
  • Sun protection and swimming carnivals
  • Healthy lunchboxes
  • Becoming a Crunch&Sip School
  • And more!

Term 3 2013 – download a PDF copy here, or view the online e-news here.

Articles include:

  • How to become a SunSmart School
  • Shade in schools
  • Alcohol promotion in schools
  • And more!

Term 1 2013 – download a PDF copy here.

Articles include:

  • Healthy fundraising
  • Narrogin’s SunSmart triathlon
  • Cancer in the school community
  • Being SunSmart at school
  • And more!