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
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
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.