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Physical activity and sun protection – how to encourage both for healthy kids

For most, these facts are most likely not new: Physical activity is important for immediate and long-term physical and mental health Australian children are not meeting the daily recommendations for physical activity* Research supports the importance of play for young children Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world Ultraviolet […]

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WA // Practising what you preach

A healthy school community involves all partners and sends children the same message in the home, school, and community.  Students learn about health behaviours not just from what they are taught in class, but also by observing what teachers say and do outside of the context of a health lesson. Children are quick to pick up any differences between […]

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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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