Hats and why they are important

  • Thursday, March 28, 2019
  • Sally Hill

Unfortunately, at our recent assembly, we noticed a number of students not wearing their hats. In Australia, temperatures soar at the most unpredictable times and even when it's not that hot ultraviolet rays from the say can harm our skin. The sun's rays can cause harm to our skin, educating our children about the importance of slip, slop, slide, and slapping is vital to their adult life. One way we can do this at school is; to support the College policy of wearing hats in both term 1 and term 4 when the sun’s rays are at its strongest. Talking to your child about why hats are so important and the potential impacts of what can happen if hats are not worn when out in the sun. 

One of our College expected behaviours is ‘We are safe' wearing hats is a part of being safe. Another College expected behaviour is ‘We are responsible' taking care of ourselves is a part of being responsible, these two expected behaviours go hand in hand in ensuring that our children learn how to keep themselves safe from the sun's harmful rays. 

Please support us in encouraging our children to follow our expected behaviours by having conversations at home about wearing hats, drinking water and keeping out of the sun on days of extreme heat. 

Kind Regards,

Lizzie Tout

Assistant Principal P-6


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