Health and Wellbeing


SunSmart Schools recognise that UV levels peak in the middle of the day and that as the UV Index rises, the associated risk of skin damage also increases.

A SunSmart School has a sun protection policy and practices in place that aim to reduce over-exposure to UV. Cancer Council WA recommends implementing a sun protection policy when the UV levels are 3 or above.

The criteria to join the SunSmart Schools program are:

  1. All students wear sun protective hats (not peaked caps) year round, or when the UV Index is 3 and above. It is a requirement that hats are worn during term 2 and 3 when the UV is over 3.
  2. Sunscreen is available throughout the school and its use encouraged.
  3. Outdoor events are rescheduled to avoid peak UV times when possible.
  4. Sun protection is encouraged through teacher and parent role modelling and classroom activities.
  5. The school uniform/dress code includes sun protective items (e.g. shirts with collars, longer sleeves).
  6. The school has a sun protection policy.

The Crunch&Sip® program is a nutrition education initiative available to all Western Australian primary schools.

Crunch&Sip® is a short break for students to crunch on vegies or fruit and sip on water in the classroom.

There are nearly 400 certified Crunch&Sip® schools in WA and Onslow School is one of them!

Crunch&Sip® encourages kids to eat more vegetables and fruit and reach for water, which helps teach them healthy habits from a young age. Crunch&Sip® should only occur during class time and is not designed to replace recess.

Check out the guide for parents’ factsheet for our latest Crunch&Sip® trade secret.

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