Also see the SunSmart Health Topic page to find out how WAVE can support your ECE/School with being SunSmart.

For more information see:
- Cancer Society - Canterbury-West Coast Division
- Health Promotion Agency - Skin Cancer Prevention resources
- - Information and resources on learning how to keep safe while still living life in the sun

SunSmart Learning Programme - Curriculum Resources

Sun exposure throughout your life greatly increases the chances of developing skin cancer.  The teaching plans, activities and resources in the SunSmart Learning Programme are fully downloadable.  These resources (written by educational experts) are provided to help teachers to easily add SunSmart teaching to their teaching and learning programmes.  They are also designed for Levels 1-4 of the New Zealand Curriculum and are cross-curricula: covering numeracy, literacy, health and science learning. They are Inquiry-based and can be used to assess National Standards. The resources also help Schools become SunSmart accredited.

These resources can also be adapted for use in Early Childhood settings.  For more information, see your WAVE Facilitator.


Undercover Cody

Undercover Cody was created by the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Cancer Society.  This programme has some really fun and effective teaching resources that are available for early childhood services and schools to use as part of their SunSmart curriculum.

Visit out WAVE Resource Centre to borrow this resource

UV2Day App

You can check UV data for your location using the free uv2Day app.  This app provides UVI forecasts for locations in New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific.  It uses NIWA data.  Use this app in your early childhood centre or school.

Visit to download the app.