Key areas that successful schools often address include: Motivation, Access and Triggers (M.A.T). With your SunSmart team, use the M.A.T model infographic to help identify your school’s strengths, areas for improvement and any challenges or barriers to SunSmart hat-wearing.
For strengths, consider what your school has achieved, how it was done and who was involved, and incorporate these lessons into your plan.
To assess current hat-wearing behaviours in the playground, consider using the SunSmart Hat-Wearing Playground Observation tool. This can be completed with support from the SRC.
Use the statements below to help determine what changes may need to occur to achieve 100 per cent SunSmart hat wearing:
- Students aren’t allowed to wear baseball caps.
- The school uniform shop only sells SunSmart hats.
- Rules around SunSmart hat wearing are clearly communicated and consistently applied.
- There are systems in place to help ensure all students have access to a SunSmart hat.
- Staff students consistently role model good sun protection practices.
- The school regularly communicates SunSmart messages to the school community.
- Sun safety is considered in planning for all activities, including sport and excursion.
MAT model infographic (JPG)
Overcoming barriers to SunSmart hat wearing (PDF)
Hat-wearing observation tool (DOCX)