SunSmart Resources

SunSmart Resources

Sid Seagull colouring booklet

Sid Skating Page

Download and print off our free Sid Seagull colouring in book for your earnd contact Cancer Council ACT to assist with free sunscreen prizes for your classroom artists.

SunSmart web widget - updated version

ACT primary schools are encouraged to upload the FREE SunSmart Widget to their school's website. The widget not only works as a general reminder to be SunSmart, but it also indicates what time sun protection is required each day along with a daily max temperature and rain forecast for Canberra.

Kidskin Online Education Resource

Online activities and learning modules to assist Canberra teachers across the Early, Middle and Upper primary school years to reinforce the importance of sun protection to reduce the risk of skin damage that may lead to skin cancer in later life.

Generation SunSmart teacher online PL (free)

This online program teaches school teachers and students about skin cancer, being SunSmart and how to incorporate sun protection activities into day to day activities. Choose Generation SunSmart for your TQI Teacher Identified Activity.

Create your own SunSmart posters

Younger students can view the daily SunSmart UV Index for Canberra to decide if sun protection is or is not required and create a poster according to their decision. There are several winter and summer poster themes to choose from.

Avaliablity: Free online resource

SunSmart resource poster for ACT Teachers (Dec 2015)

SS Resource Poster Teachers 2015

Canberra teachers need to be aware of what local SunSmart resources and tools are freely available to them to access so they can maintain awareness and up-skill themselves around skin damage and skin cancer prevention.

Availability: Order your free SunSmart resource posters here or contact Cancer Council ACT 02 6257 9999.

Healthy Schools Network ACT website

Canberra primary school teachers and parents can now access all their school's health and wellbeing needs from one website. The website was launched in October 2014 and includes resources, tools, support and PL opportunities from Canberra's leading health Not For Profit Organisations, including Cancer Council ACT. You can also follow the Healthy Schools Network ACT on Twitter @hsnACT

SunSmart app


ACT school teachers and students can download the free SunSmart app to their Smartphone. The app highlights very clearly what time of the day you should be thinking about sun protection, it also offers a daily weather forecast and general reminders. Check it out, it's free!

Be SunSmart today

The "Be SunSmart today" poster is an ideal way to remind children, staff and parents to your service when sun protection will be required each day in Canberra. It can be downloaded, laminated and displayed in practical locations throughout your service for all to see. Simply view the daily sun protection times for Canberra here (or via your SunSmart phone app) and then share it with via the poster.

Availability: Free download or contact Cancer Council ACT to order an A3 size by clicking here.

Free shade audit

 A shade audit is the first step in ensuring there is adequate shade to protect as many people as possible using an outdoor space from overexposure to UV.

SunSmart recommends a shade audit be conducted for outdoor spaces:

  • that cater primarily for children, such as early childhood services, schools and playgrounds
  • where people could be exposed to high levels of UV, such as sports venues, parks and pools

 An audit will explore all possible solutions for reducing UV exposure by shade.

Recommendations can be used to:

  • demonstrate the need to improve the level of UV protection
  • seek support and funding to develop new shade
  • plan long-term landscaping and development works to achieve a healthy outdoor space