As per the school’s SunSmart policy, from Monday 15th August, all staff and students are required to wear a sun hat during recess, lunchtime and outdoor sport. Any child without a hat will be limited to play in a shaded area.

The navy hat must protect the face, neck and ears, and be broad-brimmed, legionnaires style, or a bucket hat. School hats are available from PSW on Springvale Road, Glen Waverley. No caps are permitted.

When it comes to using sun protection, temperature isn't a good guide. You can’t see or feel UV but UV is the part of the sun that can damage skin and eyes and lead to skin cancer. SunSmart advises that Victoria’s UV levels start to rise from mid-August. Please remind your child to pack their hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. For SunSmart information visit https://www.sunsmart.com.au/communities/parents