The Department's Developing a Sun Safety Strategy policy for state schools includes the following requirements:
- Swim shirts must be worn by Prep - Year 7 students during all water-based activities including swimming lessons. The only exception will be that swim shirts do not need to be worn during races at school swimming carnivals. In these cases, spectators will be required to adopt a range of sun protection measures.
- If parents are unable to provide a swim shirt, schools can allow students to wear a t-shirt.
- All state schools are required to provide a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen of SPF 30 or better for students to apply on uncovered areas of the skin during outdoor activities.
These requirements are reflected in PPR policies Developing a Sun Safety Strategy and Student Dress Code .
Pine Rivers State High School sun safety case study
Beginning with 'No hat, No play' in the 1990's, see how Pine Rivers state high school has developed a range of sun safety awareness and practices both in school and out.
St Andrews Catholic College sun safety case study
See how students are leading the way in promoting sun safety awareness and practices in their school.
Townsville Grammar School sun safety case study
See how Townsville Grammar School is implementing innovative sun smart practices and educating students about sun safety through events such as 'Jillian's Day'.
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This page was last reviewed on 01 Aug 2012