As part of our Shady School Policy, we are a "No Hat No Play SunSmart School”. Staff will enforce a"NO HAT, NO PLAY” at high-risk burn times. Therefore students must wear a hat during Terms 1 and 4, at morning interval and lunchtimes, when the Sun Smart Flag is flying.
Students not wearing hats at the above stated times will be confined to a specified shady area i.e. "NO HAT, NO PLAY”. It is hoped that by taking these actions we will be ensuring that children attending Waikanae School are protected from skin damage caused by harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays, which can lead to the serious skin cancer melanoma in later life.
Students will be provided with a school hat that remains at school. The cost of hats will be recouped through charges to parents.
Sunscreen is provided in classes and for trips/sports. Teachers will endeavour to ensure children are protected but it is the students’ responsibility to ensure they are using sunscreen.