Excessive exposure the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation can cause health problems including sunburn, damage to the skin and eyes and an increased risk of skin cancer. UV radiation cannot be seen or felt, can be reflected off buildings, concrete, water, sand and snow, can pass through cloud cover and peaks during school hours.
Sun safety is everyone’s responsibility. DVSDS recommends that from mid-August to the end of April and whenever the UV levels reach 3 and above, that student’s come to school wearing sun protective clothing, wear a hat that protects the face, neck and ears when outdoors and have sunscreen applied before coming to school.
Students will be encouraged and assisted to apply SPF 30 (or higher) broad spectrum, water resistant sunscreen at least 20 minutes before going outdoors. Through term 1 and 4, DVSDS will monitor daily UV levels.For further information, refer to the DVSDS Sun Smart Policy.