Students are in school when ultraviolet (UV) radiation levels are at their peak. Schools are uniquely placed to provide a sunsafe environment, educate students about sun protection behaviour and reduce the risk of skin cancer by becoming SunSmart.
Being a SunSmart school shows that your school:
A survey of primary and intermediate schools was carried out in 2005 to establish the level of sun protection policies and practices prior to the SSAP being launched as a National programme. Read the Are New Zealand Schools SunSmart report.