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Phase 2 of 3 of the SunSmart Hat-Wearing Toolkit

Click here to download all supporting resources for phase 2 or download each resource separately within motivation, access and triggers.

Embedding SunSmart hat-wearing into the school culture so that it becomes ‘just what everyone does’ can take time and effort.  A clear and consistent approach across the whole school community will give your school the best chance of success.

  • Establish simple rules: For example, ensuring students and teachers always wear SunSmart hats outside. Students without a SunSmart hat need to play in the shade. Decide if the same rules apply for physical education and competitions.
  • Clearly communicate the rules: For example, at an assembly, staff meeting, display trigger posters and share SunSmart communications with parents or carers.
  • Consistently apply the rules: For example, regularly remind teachers at staff meetings of the importance of wearing a hat too.

Education

1. SunSmart behaviours at school (PDF)
PowerPoint presentation with notes (DOCX) targeted at teachers. Contact SunSmart to request the PowerPoint version with notes included.

2.  Protect yourself in five ways when the UV is 3 and above (PDF). Hard copies for SunSmart members only.
Education poster targeted at K – 6 students with extension activities (PDF)

3.  The truth about UV rays  (PDF). Hard copies for SunSmart members only.
Education poster targeted at K – 6 students with extension activities (PDF)

4.  Being SunSmart at school (PDF)
PowerPoint presentation with notes (DOCX) targeted at K – 6 students. Contact SunSmart to request the PowerPoint version with notes included.

5.  We are proudly SunSmart (PDF)
Information poster targeted at the whole school community. Hard copies for SunSmart members only. Poster included in small and large SunSmart Hat-Wearing Toolkit Resource Pack.

6.  Sun safety and the school uniform (PDF)
PowerPoint presentation with notes (DOCX) targeted at parents/carers. Contact SunSmart to request the PowerPoint version with notes included.

7.  SunSmart communications (DOCX)
Information targeted at parents/carers for newsletters, social media channels or other communications.

8.  Create good habits for life (PDF)
Take home information pamphlet targeted at parents/carers. Hard copies for SunSmart members only.

9.  What is a SunSmart hat? (PDF)
Information poster targeted at parents/carers purchasing hats from the uniform shop. Hard copies for SunSmart members only.

10.  Student Representative Council (SRC) SunSmart project (PDF)
Activities designed to involve students in taking an active role in creating a SunSmart hat wearing culture.

11.  Early Childhood Resource – Be SunSmart, Play SunSmart (PDF)
A curriculum resource using the Being, Belonging and Becoming – The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia.

12.  Science and Technology classroom activities – coming soon
Curriculum resources targeted at K – 6 students. Developed by NSW Cancer Institute, Cancer Council NSW and the NSW Department of Education.

13.  Kidskin education resources
Curriculum resources for early primary, middle primary and upper primary students.
To access the three resources online please click on the relevant link above or visit kidskin.generationsunsmart.com.au. Hard copies are available to SunSmart members only.

14.  PDHPE classroom activities – coming soon
Curriculum resources targeted at K – 6 students. Developed by NSW Cancer Institute, Cancer Council NSW and the NSW Department of Education.

15.  Real Stories: secondary school resource
Online resource featuring videos and activities aimed at Year 7 – 10 students.

16.  Fashion for the Sun
Secondary school (Year 7-12) design/home economics curriculum resource aligned with the national curriculum that promotes the message of sun safety in fashion design.

17.  Quick SunSmart Activities (PDF)
Quick SunSmart activities targeted at K-6 students.

Incentives

18.  Reward system for SunSmart behaviours (PDF). Hard copies for SunSmart members only.
Used individually or integrated into a Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) incentive program. Read the poster guide (PDF) for instructions.

Policy

19.    Updating school uniform requirements to support SunSmart hat use (PDF)

Resource for SunSmart champions and school leadership.

Practice

20.   Overcoming barriers to achieving 100% SunSmart hat wearing (PDF)

Resource for SunSmart champions, school leadership, teachers and staff.

21.   Sourcing funding for SunSmart hats (PDF)

PowerPoint presentation with notes (DOCX) targeted at key funding groups, such as governing councils. Contact SunSmart to request the PowerPoint version with notes included.

Visual Cues

22.  Got your hat? Broadbrim hat (PDF)
Got your hat? Legionnaire hat (PDF)
Posters targeted at K-6 students reminding them to grab their SunSmart hats. Hard copies for SunSmart members only.

23.  No hat? Play in the shade Broadbrim hat (PDF)
No hat? Play in the shade Legionnaire hat (PDF )
Shade zone posters targeted at K-6 students. Hard copies for SunSmart members only.

24.  Every hero needs a hat (PDF)
Poster targeted at K-3 students reminding them to grab their SunSmart hats. Hard copies for SunSmart members only.

25.  You need to be a hat hero to play here (PDF)
Hat wearing zone poster targeted at K-3 students. Hard copies for SunSmart members only.

26.  This is a hat hero zone (PDF)
Hat wearing zone poster targeted at K-3 students. Hard copies for SunSmart members only.

27.  Hat on? Game on! (PDF)
Poster targeted at Year 3-6 students reminding them to put on their SunSmart hat. Hard copies for SunSmart members only.

28.  Hats on here! (PDF)
Hat wearing zone poster targeted at Year 3-6 students. Hard copies for SunSmart members only.

29.  Teachers wear many hats (PDF)
Poster targeted at teachers reminding them to wear their SunSmart hat. Hard copies for SunSmart members only.

Reminders

30.   What I need to take to school (PDF)
Checklist targeting students and parents/carers. Hard copies for SunSmart members only.

31.  What do I need to do this morning? (PDF)
Morning reminder with magnet targeting students and parents/carers. Hard copies for SunSmart members only.

SunSmart members can order free hard copy resources as either a small or large SunSmart Hat-Wearing Toolkit Resource Pack. To order online visit our order online page or phone Cancer Council 13 11 20.

Small SunSmart Hat-Wearing Toolkit Resource Pack 

2. Protect yourself in five ways when the UV is 3 and above Poster x 5
3. The truth about UV rays Poster x 3
5. We are proudly SunSmart Poster x 1
8. Create good habits for life Pamphlet x 30
9. What is a SunSmart hat? Poster X 1
18. Reward system for SunSmart behaviours Poster x 5
22. Got Your Hat? Broadbrim Poster x 2
22. Got Your Hat? Legionnaires Poster x 2
23. No hat? Play in the shade Broadbrim Poster x 2
23. No hat? Play in the shade Legionnaires Poster x 2
24. Every hero needs a hat Broadbrim Poster x 1
25. You need to be a hat hero to play here Broadbrim Poster x 1
26. This is a hat hero zone Broadbrim Poster x 1
27. Hat on? Game on? Broadbrim Boy Poster x 1
28. Hats on here! Broadbrim Girl Poster x 1
29. Teachers where many hat Poster x 1
30. What I need to take to school DL with magnet x 30
31. What do I need to do this morning? Poster x 30

Large SunSmart Hat-Wearing Toolkit Resource Pack

2. Protect yourself in five ways when the UV is 3 and above Poster x 8
3. The truth about UV rays Poster x 8
5. We are proudly SunSmart Poster x 3
8. Create good habits for life Pamphlet x 60
9. What is a SunSmart hat? Poster X 1
18. Reward system for SunSmart behaviours Poster x 8
22. Got Your Hat? Broadbrim Poster x 5
22. Got Your Hat? Legionnaires Poster x 5
23. No hat? Play in the shade Broadbrim Poster x 5
23. No hat? Play in the shade Legionnaires Poster x 5
24. Every hero needs a hat Broadbrim Poster x 5
25. You need to be a hat hero to play here Broadbrim Poster x 5
26. This is a hat hero zone Broadbrim Poster x 5
27. Hat on? Game on? Broadbrim Boy Poster x 5
28. Hats on here! Broadbrim Girl Poster x 5
29. Teachers where many hat Poster x 2
30. What I need to take to school DL with magnet x 60
31. What do I need to do this morning? Poster x 60

Blaxland Public School (PDF)
Strengthening SunSmart hat wearing behaviours

Rooty Hill Public School (PDF)
Phasing out caps from the school uniform