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Sun Smart Policy

30/08/2016
NO HAT - NO PLAY Policy:
Students are expected to wear a hat at all times they are outdoors for their own protection from the sun.  We only accept the wearing of broad brimmed hats or legionnaire style caps, not peaked caps or visors.  Our school community supports a NO HAT - NO PLAY Policy, so students not wearing these hats are not allowed to play outside. 
 
What types of hats are best?
Our P&C has endorsed the Queensland Cancer Fund’s recommendations for hats.  This is part of our School Dress Code attached.
The Queensland Cancer Fund recommends one of the following styles:
 
Broad-brimmed hat - These hats provide considerable protection from UVR to the face, neck, ears and nose.  The brims must be at least 7.5cm wide.  For students under 10, the brim width should be proportional to the size of the child’s head and their face should be completely shaded.
 
Legionnaire hat - These hats should have a flap that covers the neck and meets the side of the front peak to provide protection to the side of the face.  Baseball caps and sun visors DO NOT provide adequate sun protection as they leave the ears and neck exposed.
 
Bucket hat or surfie style hat - These hats should have a deep crown and sit low on the head.  The brim should be wide enough to provide the face, neck and ears with plenty of protection from the sun.  A minimum width of 5cm is required at school.