Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world. Young people, living in country areas are even more at risk than those living in the cities. It is estimated that more than 75% of all skin cancers could be prevented by practising sun protection in early childhood and adolescence.
This Sun Smart Policy has been developed to ensure that all students and staff attending Marist-Sion College are protected from over-exposure to the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. This policy documents our sun protection practices in the areas of behaviour, curriculum and environment. These practices will be applied to all school activities including sports carnivals, excursions and camps.