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    This National Skin Cancer Action Week (18–24 November), Cancer Council SA is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the National SunSmart Schools and Early Childhood program in South Australia. To celebrate this milestone we are taking the opportunity to recognise those founding members who have shown a long-term commitment to the program throughout this time, and who still hold SunSmart status today.  

    Melanoma remains the most common cancer in Australians aged 12 to 24 years, and exposure to UV radiation during childhood and adolescence is a critical determinant of future skin cancer risk.  

    The SunSmart program was founded by 98 members, 70 of which still hold SunSmart status today and three who have held their SunSmart status for 20 consecutive years: Edwardstown Primary School, St Joseph’s School—Hectorville and Birdwood Primary School. 

    Since its inception, the program has seen consistent growth and now proudly protects over 114,000 children and their educators in over 800 SunSmart schools, early childhood centres and OSHC services state-wide. This achievement simply would not be possible without each of those schools and early childhood centres making that commitment to protect children in their care from overexposure to UV radiation, and the generous South Australian community whose donations make the program possible.

    You can learn more about signing your school or early childhood centre up for the free program below. 


    Congratulations to the following schools for their recognition as founding members of the National Schools and Early Childhood Program.

    Keyneton Primary School
    Roseworthy Primary School
    Pinnaroo Primary School
    Bordertown Primary School
    Plympton Primary School
    Hallett Cove East Primary School
    Seaview Downs Primary School
    Sheidow Park School
    Tailem Bend Primary School
    The Hills Montessori School—Yultiwirra Campus R-6
    Concordia College—St John's Campus R-6
    East Adelaide School
    Highgate School
    Linden Park Primary School
    Sunrise Christian School—Fullarton
    Burnside Primary School
    Norwood Primary School
    St Joseph's Memorial School—Bridge St Campus P-Y1
    St Joseph's Memorial School—Preschool
    Colonel Light Gardens Primary School
    Bellevue Heights Primary School
    Truro Primary School
    Cobdogla Primary School
    Cadell Primary School
    Morgan Primary School
    Padthaway Primary School
    St Joseph's School—Payneham
    East Torrens Primary School
    St Joseph's School—Hectorville
    Sunrise Christian School—Paradise
    Elizabeth East Primary School
    Saint David's Parish School
    Elizabeth North Primary School
    St Martin's Catholic Primary School
    Ingle Farm East Primary School
    Para Hills West Primary School
    Para Vista P-7 School
    Watervale Primary School
    Edwardstown Primary School
    Goodstart Early Learning—Melrose Park
    Owen Primary School
    Brinkworth Primary School
    St Mary MacKillop School
    Challa Gardens Primary School
    Pennington School R-7
    St Margaret Mary's School
    North Haven School
    Mypolonga Primary School
    Mypolonga Primary School
    Meadows Primary School
    Scott Creek Primary School
    Aberfoyle Hub R-7 School
    Craigburn Primary School
    Flagstaff Hill R-7 School
    O'Sullivan Beach School
    Southern Montessori School R-6
    Emmaus Catholic School
    Old Noarlunga Primary School
    Reynella Primary School
    Reynella South Primary School
    Sunrise Christian School—Morphett Vale
    Willunga Primary School
    Flinders View Primary School
    Roxby Downs Child Care Centre
    Two Wells Primary School
    Uraidla Primary School
    Birdwood Primary School
    Fulham Gardens Primary School
    Lockleys Primary School
    St John Bosco School R-7
    Long Street Primary School

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