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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 3 2020

Articles include:

  • School sun protection when the budget is tight
  • SunSmart literature – activities for your classroom
  • Staff health and wellbeing
  • Clean, Crunch&Sip
  • And more!

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
  • Sun protective uniforms
  • Packed with Goodness – nutrition education for parents
  • And more!

Healthy School News Term 3 2019

Articles include:

  • Upskilling pre-service teachers in sun protection
  • Geraldton Grammar getting teens SunSmart
  • Recommended sun protection strategies for WA schools
  • Talking to someone with cancer
  • And more!

Healthy School News Term 1 2019

Articles include:

  • Why baseball caps shouldn’t come to school
  • Amelia’s warning – there’s nothing healthy about a tan
  • Is your council blocking your shade?
  • Getting savvy about UV
  • A new campaign from Alcohol Think Again

Term 3 2018  Рview 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

Term 1 2018 – 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

Term 3 2017 – 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

Term 1 2017 – 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

Term 3 2016 – 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

Term 1 2016 – 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

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


Term 1 2015 – view the online e-news here.

Health Promoting Schools edition.


Term 3 2014 – view the online e-news here.

Articles include:

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

Term 1 2014 –¬†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

Term 3 2013 – view the online e-news here.

Articles include:

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