William Ruthven Primary School is an accredited member of the Cancer Council's 'SunSmart schools' program. The school’s SunSmart policy helps protect our students and staff from sun damage. All students and staff are required to wear a school hat from 15 August until the end of April. A 'No hat, no play' policy operates at the school during these dates.
For more SunSmart information, please see: SunSmart advice for schools.
The school ensures there are sufficient shelters and trees to adequately shade the school grounds, particularly in the following spaces:
Our uniforms include sun-protective clothing such as:
Students and staff are encouraged to wear hat styles which protect the face, neck and ears. That is:
Please note: Caps and visors offer little protection and are not recommended.
We encourage and remind students and staff to:
As part of OH&S risk control and role-modelling, during sun protection times when the UV levels are 3 or above, staff are encouraged to:
During sun protection times, families and visitors participating in and attending outdoor school activities should also be encouraged to use a combination of sun-protection measures.