SunSmart Resources for ACT Primary Schools
Is your primary school part of the National SunSmart Schools Program?
All ACT primary schools are encouraged to join the Program. To read more and to download a SunSmart Application form and Agreement click here.
The resources below have been made available, free of charge, to ALL Canberra primary schools to take advantage of. However, if your school has not been awarded a nationally recognised SunSmart status then it is encouraged to do so. Please contact our SunSmart Services Coordinator on 6257 9999.
Please promote our free resources amongst your teachers and staff members by downloading a SunSmart Resource Poster to display in your school's staff room.
IWB LESSONS NOW AVAILABLE FOR ACT PRIMARY SCHOOLS (launched Term 1, 2013)
Please note that the new IWB SunSmart lessons were created using SMART Notebook software. However if your school doesn’t use this software with their interactive whiteboards, they can still access this free software and SunSmart lessons. To read more about the lessons and how to access them without SMART Notebook software download the PDF.
If you or your students have ideas for future IWB SunSmart lessons then tell us.
CREATE YOUR OWN SUNSMART POSTER- Very Cool and fun!
GENERATION SUNSMART-includes Professional Development Modules for ACT Teachers.
This new online national SunSmart educational website has been designed for early childhood, primary and secondary school teachers, school health nurses and school students (Years 6 to 9). Upon successfully completing these modules your school will receive an edition of Kidskin. Canberra teachers will also receive a professional development certificate from Cancer Council Australia. What are you waiting for? sign into Generation SunSmart today. Availability: Free online registration
FREE ONLINE SHADE AUDIT TOOL FOR YOUR SCHOOL
Shade can reduce UV exposure by over 90%, but this only occurs when exposure to the sky is eliminated. Typical shade, such as a tree or umbrella, reduces UV exposure by up to 75%. This means that 25% or more of UV still reaches you, from reflection off the sky or surrounding surfaces. As a rule of thumb, if you can see the sky, you are less than fully protected.
KIDSKIN CLASSROOM RESOURCES
1) Early Primary School Sun Safety Education Resource Kit (2009)
Availibility: A copy of this resource kit is available FREE of charge to all primary schools.
Kit includes a CD-Rom with songs and large picture cards to assist teachers with the educational component of being SunSmart.
*This resource has been aligned with the ACT Department and Training's Every Chance to learn Curriculum framework for ACT schools. Preschool to year 10.
2) Middle Primary School Sun Safety Education Resource (2008)
Availability: A copy of this resource is available FREE of charge to all ACT primary schools.
3) NEW (Early Adolescence) ACT School Years 6-8 (2010)
Availability: A copy of this new resource is available FREE of charge to all ACT primary schools.
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Lesson 1.1- Noticing Light
Aims: Students will discuss the natural light in Australia using terms such as strong, harsh and bright.
Students will be able to name at least one reason for the light in Australia being brighter than it is in many other parts of the world.
Lesson 2.2- What are "polarized" sunglasses?
Aims: Students will investigate the weave concept of light.
Students will experiment with light filters and examine ways of changing light.
*This resource has been aligned with the the ACT Department and Training's Every Chance to learn Curriculum framework for ACT schools. Preschool to year 10.
SUNSCREEN FUNDRAISER FOR YOUR SCHOOL- Start raising money for more shade by selling sunscreen at your school
SUNSMART COUNTDOWN SONG AND ACTIVITIES (2008)
The SunSmart Countdown song was developed by Cancer Council Victoria and is sung by Justine Clarke. Original music composed and arranged by J Albert and Son. Original lyrics and vocal arrangement by Jane Lindsay, courtesy of Origin Music Publishing, administered by J Albert and Son.
This recording can only be used to promote SunSmart, communicate SunSmart messages and educate the general public about SunSmart, sun protection and skin cancer issues. Canberra primary schools have free access to this song and are encouraged to download the song, lyrics and activities to assist teachers and staff with the educational component of the National SunSmart Schools Program. Availibility: Free download only
SunSmart Countdown song lyrics
NEW- BE SUNSMART TODAY FROM....SIGN (FREE DOWNLOAD)
The 'Be SunSmart today from" A3 sign is an ideal way to remind students, staff, parents and visitors to your school when sun protection will be required each day in Canberra. It can be downloaded, laminated and displayed in practical locations in your school for all to see- but remember to update it each day as UV levels change. Why not have a student/s act as "UV Alert monitor" each week! To view today's SunSmart UV Alert times click here.
Availability: FREE to download or order your A3 posters from Cancer Council ACT by clicking here.
The Cancer Council has a selection of posters that are available FREE of charge to all schools WITH SunSmart status. Click here to order your school posters.
Download activities for the classroom NOW
Make a Chinese Hat.
Make a Legionnaire Hat.
What's My Skin Like?
Internet Sites for Research
UV Alert learning sheet
Policy Development Resources
Developing a SunSmart Policy
Monitoring and Evaluating your new policy
Other websites and online resources for your classroom
SunSmart Millionaire An online innovative game based resource developed by Cancer Council NSW and the NSW Department of Education and Training. Canberra students and teachers can also access this online resource to assist with the educational component of being SunSmart. Have Fun!
Healthy Schools Network ACT
The Network is a collaboration of local not for profit organisations that promote heath and wellbeing in ACT schools. The Network aims to raise awareness of the programs, services and resources that are available for all ACT schools to access. If your schools requires further support toward improving health matters contact a members of the Network today.
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