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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. Healthy School News Term 1 2020 Articles include: How schools are turning the tide of skin cancer Kick starting the year with healthy habits in your classroom […]

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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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Sun, Skin and Health

Skin cancer is Australia’s ‘national cancer’. At least two in three Australians are diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70 and over 1000 Australians are treated for skin cancer every day. The good news is that skin cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer. This book brings together leading experts […]

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How accessible is sunscreen at your school?

How accessible is sunscreen at your school? When it comes to effective sun protection behaviour, sunscreen plays an important role because it protects exposed skin such as hands and forearms that can be difficult to protect by other means. Sunscreen also offers protection from reflected UV radiation to the face and ears, something that a […]

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