SunSmart schools

Learn more about the Cancer Society's SunSmart Schools Programme.

The Cancer Society of New Zealand runs the SunSmart Schools Programme. The programme provides information for students, teachers and parents on how to:

  • be SunSmart
  • reduce children’s exposure to UV radiation
  • reduce the risk of developing skin cancer
  • make your school a safe place for students and the whole school community.

Make your school a SunSmart school

The Cancer Society’s programme provides accreditation for New Zealand schools that have developed and run a sun protection policy in Terms 1 and 4.

Find out more about becoming a SunSmart school

Get resources

The SunSmart schools programme provides:

  • curriculum resources
  • posters, brochures and videos
  • activity books
  • teaching plans.

Find out more about what’s available for teachers