Ensuring teenagers are aware of the danger of melanoma and the importance of sun safety is the mission of our educational program. This unique peer-to-peer learning program is an initiative of Melanoma Institute Australia and is run in partnership with Sydney Local Health District, Northern Sydney Local Health District and Cancer Council NSW.

Secondary schools are invited to participate in the SunSafe Student Ambassador Program by attending one of our free workshops – being held in Sydney, Perth, Wagga Wagga and Hobart – which will empower students to share the sun-safe message in their own school.

The workshop trains representative students in the importance of sun safety and how to deliver an engaging presentation. The students then go back to their schools and, using the skills they have learned, deliver a sun-safe presentation to their peers. The program also helps students to support sun safety practices in their school beyond the presentation.

The workshop is run in a collaborative learning environment with local schools and has been designed to meet learning outcomes from the Years 8 and 9 PDHPE/HPE curriculum.

Students will learn about:
• Melanoma and why it is relevant
• How to prevent melanoma
• How to give an engaging presentation

To participate in this program:
• Schools must register to participate and nominate 2-3 students from Years 8 and/or 9 to attend.
• A teacher (or school nurse) must accompany the students to the workshop and be willing to co-ordinate the follow up required after the presentation.
• Students must be willing to present to their grade before the end of the school year.


“Absolutely brilliant format throughout the day. Engaging and informative speakers in the first session prior to morning tea. The presentation coach Kat was exceptional. I will strongly recommend this program to other schools.
Head of Knox Junior Academy, Knox Grammar School

“Fabulous opportunity for students to develop critical thinking, presentation and public speaking skills and also vital information on sun safety.” 
Head Teacher of Welfare, NBSC Mackellar Girls Campus

Find out more:
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If you are a school interested in participating in our SunSafe Program this August/September, please register now, using the button below:

If you are a parent or student interested in our SunSafe Program, please complete the Expression of Interest form, using the button below: