This year the Health Centre would like to encourage more sun safety at Waverley College. With Australia having the highest rate of skin cancer in the world and skin cancer being the most common type of cancer in Australia, we would like to help protect our students and promote sun protection where possible.
As over 95% of skin cancers are caused by overexposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, skin cancer is the most preventable of all common cancers. Therefore, we recommend that students wear a hat to school, at recess, at lunch and on their way home. We also have sunscreen at the Health Centre and eventually sunscreen will be placed around the school premises to encourage use when students are out in the sun.
Every sun protection measure is decreasing the chance of your son being diagnosed with skin cancer, so thank you for your co-operation.
To view the current Australian skin cancer statistics, click the button below.