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.
Assistant Principal P-6