SunSmart Policy

Our SunSmart policy has been developed to ensure that all students and staff attending Dandenong North Primary School (DNPS) are protected from skin damage caused by the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. It is to be implemented throughout the year but with particular emphasis in Terms 1 and 4.


As part of general SunSmart strategies, DNPS will:

  • require children to wear broad-brimmed or legionnaire hats whenever they are outside (eg. Recess, lunch, sport, excursions).
  • request staff and parents to act as role models by practising SunSmart behaviours.
  • incorporate programs on skin cancer prevention into the curriculum at all grade levels.
  • provide sun protective clothing items as part of our school uniform.
  • schedule outdoor activities before 11:00 am and after 3:00 pm during Terms 1 and 4 whenever possible.
  • organise outdoor activities to be held in areas with plenty of shade whenever possible.
  • work towards increasing the number of shelter and trees so as to provide adequate shade in the school grounds.