Avondale Primary is a SunSmart school. To assist with the implementation of our SunSmart policy, parents, staff and students are encouraged to access the daily local sun protection times via the SunSmart widget on the school’s website, on posters on display around the school, the freeSunSmart app, or at www.sunsmart.com.au
The sun protection times are a forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology for the time of day UV levels are forecast to reach 3 or higher. At these levels, sun protection is recommended for all skin types. In Victoria, UV levels regularly reach 3 or higher from mid-August to the end of April.
Tips to support your child in being SunSmartFollow the 5 SunSmart steps for staying safe in the sunDress your child in sun safe clothing Remember to pack their sun-protective hat (wide brim or each day between mid-August to the end of April.Keep sunscreen in their bag and encourage them to apply it at school. Teach your child how to safely apply their own sunscreen so they will be all set when they get to school.
All classrooms also have sunscreen for student use.