Online membership application

SunSmart schools & early childhood program online membership application

Organisational details
  • Street Address

  • Postal Address

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HEALTHY POLICIES
  • Who was involved in the development of the SunSmart policy? Please choose all that apply.
HEALTHY PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT
  • Please describe the available shade at your school / service. Please choose all that apply (minimum of two required).
    Well designed or planned shade can provide good UV protection. Outdoor spaces should have some shade available for children's use.
HEALTHY SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT

Please answer the following questions based on what happens in your school / service during the daily local sun protection times (issued whenever UV levels reach three and above) typically from mid-August to April in Victoria.

HATS
  • What type(s) of hats are allowed at your school / service? Please tick all that apply.
    Broad brimmed, legionnaire and bucket hats provide good protection to the face, neck and ears. It is important that all children and staff wear an appropriate hat to protect their head and face.
CLOTHING
  • What style of clothing does your school / service require all children to wear when outside? Please choose all that apply (minimum of two required).
    An effective sun protection measure is to encourage the use of covering clothing made of high UPF fabric. Singlet or sleeveless tops do not provide enough UV protection.
  • What style of clothing does your school / service require all staff to wear when outside? Please choose all that apply.
  • What are the consequences if a child does not have an appropriate sun protective hat or clothing when outside? Please choose all that apply.
SUNSCREEN
  • How is the use of sunscreen encouraged at your school/service? Please choose all that apply (minimum of two required).
    Apply a generous amount of SPF 30 or higher broad spectrum water resistant sunscreen before going outside and reapply throughout the day. Sunscreen is not as effective if not applied properly
SUNGLASSES
LEARNING & SKILLS
  • In what year levels is SunSmart education incorporated into the learning and development curriculum? Please tick all that apply.
    It is important to reinforce the SunSmart message with all children and their families across the years they are at your school / service.
  • Who is responsible for SunSmart education? Please tick all that apply.
  • How do school / service staff keep up to date with SunSmart information and current policy recommendations?
  • How will sun protection education be incorporated into your school/service's learning and development curriculum? Please tick all that apply (minimum of two required)
ENGAGING CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE, STAFF AND FAMILIES
  • How do you share SunSmart information with families?
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
Sun protection times
Important information

If you qualify as a SunSmart member you will receive a 60 cm x 90 cm ‘We are SunSmart’ membership sign, SunSmart certificate, and educational resource material.

SunSmart Member Agreement (Terms and Conditions)

The school/ service agrees to comply with the following minimum standards:

  • Sun protection measures are used during the daily sun protection times (issued whenever UV levels reach three and above, typically from mid-August to the end of April in Victoria)
  • A combination of sun protection measures are considered when planning all outdoor activities. (e.g. recess, camps, excursions, sporting events, swimming carnivals).
  • The school/ service has sufficient shade or is working towards increasing the number of trees and shade structures so as to provide adequate sun protected areas in the outdoor area.
  • Staff use available areas of shade for outdoor activities as much as possible and children are encouraged to use areas of shade when outdoors.
  • When outside all children wear a broad brimmed (minimum 7.5cm brim), legionnaire or bucket hat (deep crown and minimum 6cm brim) and sun protective clothing. For younger children, brim width will be smaller. Ensure the hat provides shade to the face, neck and ears.
  • Children who do not have appropriate hats or sun protective clothing are asked to play in the shade or a suitable area protected from the sun.
  • The use of wrap-around sunglasses that meet Australian Standard 1067 (Sunglasses – Category 2, 3 or 4) is encouraged.
  • Children are reminded and encouraged to apply SPF 30 or higher broad spectrum, water resistant sunscreen before going outdoors. Sunscreen is reapplied throughout the day.
  • Staff are requested, and families and visitors to the school/service are encouraged, to act as role models by practising SunSmart behaviours.
  • Programs on SunSmart messages are included in the learning and development curriculum for all children.
  • SunSmart behaviour is regularly reinforced and promoted.
  • The SunSmart policy is reviewed every three years and updated as required.
Submit your policy

To complete your SunSmart membership, please make sure we have a copy of your updated sun protection policy. This can be attached, emailed, posted or faxed. Once all is checked we will post a letter and certificate acknowledging your new SunSmart membership and some resources. This may take a few weeks to process.

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