SunSmart resources for teachers and parents

Generation SunSmart

Generation SunSmart is an eLearning site developed for early childhood educators, primary school teachers and staff and children in years 5 and 6. Modules around skin cancer, being SunSmart and sun protection strategies can be completed at your own pace and revisited at any time. Complete all the modules to receive a Generation SunSmart certificate!

How to create good sun protection habits

How to to create good sun protection habits is a brochure parents and teachers can download and print off. It outlines facts about skin cancer in Australia and some easy ways to keep protected from the suns UV radiation. 

 Check your daily local UV

UVAlert sample

Find out your daily local sun protection times (the times during the day when sun protection is needed) via the Bureau of Meterology website, your local newspaper, the UV Alert Widget, or the SunSmart App. 

The UV Alert Widget

Embed the SunSmart Widget onto your schools website for parents and staff to easily check the UV levels every day. 

SunSmart App

SunSmart App for Android

SunSmart App for iPhone

UV Alert Poster
Download the UV Alert poster to help you understand how to read the daily UV Alert. Record the UV levels daily at school by printing and laminating this poster


Have any concerns about vitamin D? Download and print off this vitamin D info-graphic or How much sun is enough brochure.

Numeracy and Literacy Activities

Educational resources that teachers can use in the classroom, or parents and carers can use to keep children busy and learning at home. 
Numeracy activities to download

Literacy activities to download

SunSmart Curriculum Resources (for teachers)

Updated curriculum resources coming 2020

This range of curriculum resources provides teachers with information and classroom activities on skin cancer and sun protection. There are seven units of work (K-6). Each unit provides interactive and practical learning about UV radiation and its impact in the Science and Technology learning area. 

PowerPoint Presentations

Sourcing funding for SunSmart hats (PDF) presentation with notes targeted at key funding groups, such as P&C committees. Contact SunSmart to request the PowerPoint version

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

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

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

SunSmart Excursion and Newsletter Inserts

SunSmart Communications to include in newsletters or information you give to parents and carers to remind them that sun protection is the best form of skin cancer prevention. 

SunSmart Hat-Wearing Toolkit

The SunSmart Hat-Wearing Toolkit is available to support schools with implementing SunSmart hats. The toolkit provides a simple step-by-step process that schools can follow, plus a whole range of supporting resources. 

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