Tuesday, 29 October 2019

We are SunSmart!

Now that we are into Term 4, the days are (mostly!) getting sunnier. We are able to enjoy even more opportunities to get outdoors during the school day.

In Terms 1 and 4, children at Worser Bay School must wear a hat that shades their face, ears and neck when outdoors. 

UV (ultraviolet) levels in New Zealand are particularly high, even on cloudy days. The face and neck are the most common places to get sunburnt, so it makes sense to slap on a hat. Bucket hats are particularly good for giving all-round coverage. We also suggest that children apply sunblock before coming to school each morning, and provide sunblock in every classroom.

During Terms 1 and 4, children without hats will be asked by duty teachers to stay under cover or in the shade during playtimes. So for maximum fun at Lunchtime and Morning Tea, please pack a hat.

It's great to see so many Autahi children remembering to bring a hat this week. Even our Lego men have brought their hats!

You might even want to consider leaving a hat at school. That way, it will always be here and there is no chance of forgetting to bring it. Have fun out there!

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