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We Are a SunSmart School

15/08/2017
Magnetic Island State School is a SunSmart School and has a sun safety strategy that is reviewed each year. We must provide SPF 30+ broad spectrum waterproof sunscreen to students for outdoor activities and ensure they are wearing protective clothing. We must develop and present educa-tional programs on sun safety and be role models for the children.
Childhood sun exposure is an important contributing risk factor in the development of skin cancer later in life. Teaching sun safe practices, by the school and the parents, help develop healthy long term habits.
The Cancer Council web site features a UV rating each day, an example of which is included here. They also have plenty of tips for parents on reducing the risk of over exposure to the sun. www.cancerqld.org.au/reduce_risk/ prevention/prevent_sunprotection.asp