First Aid
in Schools

Teaching children lifesaving skills

FAIS with St John Ambulance

St John NT First Aid in Schools First Aid in Schools Scorecard 2019

St John NT believes that every child in the Territory should have access to vital first aid knowledge. To make this a reality, we have introduced the First Aid in Schools program.

St John NT's First Aid in Schools program is offered at no cost across the Territory to all school groups, including preschools, primary schools, middle and high schools.

Our qualified trainers have visited community groups, urban and remote schools across the Territory and in 2019, we taught 10,700 school students equipping them with vital skills to help in an emergency, skills that could save a life.

That’s 10,768 students who now have the skills to:

  • treat a nose bleed
  • bandage a wound
  • treat a burn
  • treat a snake or spider bite
  • send for help - who to go to for help and how to call an ambulance in an emergency
  • manage an unconscious patient
  • perform CPR and use a defibrillator (year 5 and up)

Ambulance Visits

Ambulance visits teach children what to do and what to expect in an emergency. Children are taught when and how to call Triple Zero (000) and are given a tour of a real ambulance. This program helps them understand why an ambulance comes in an emergency and helps to break down their fear should they ever be in this situation. During an ambulance visit children get to explore the ambulance, learn what a paramedic does, and see how some of the ambulance equipment is used.

Community Education Enquiry

First Aid in Schools is proudly supported by
Bendigo Bank’s Northern Territory Community Bank Network.

“Community banking is based on a 'profit-with-purpose' model, which means our profits are returned directly to the community that has generated them. Knowing that we are helping to build resilience in our community and confidence to act in a time of need is an essential part of what we do,”

Bendigo Bank NT Regional Manager Anthony Heinrich

It was an absolute pleasure having you last week. The feedback I got from teaches was overwhelmingly positive. The program you offered was perfectly suited to each year level. Having the ambulance here each day was a highlight and the hands on activities were so much fun. So thank you for all your efforts and we look forward to having you back in 2020.

Primary teacher, 20 November, 2019

Thank you for the St John Community Education session here. The team enjoyed the participation in the session and have learnt valuable lifesaving skills. We highly recommend the training to all business and employers as the course was extremely informative and may one day save a life. Thank you from all of us...

General Manager, 23 August, 2019

I just wanted to thank you for the sessions today and also for visiting. Students, teachers and the children really enjoyed the session and I have had a few teachers tell me that your sessions were the best we have had. I will be in touch during next term to organise our next session perhaps in T3.

Adult Learning Educator, 20 February, 2019

Thank you again! We loved having you here! You are amazing with the children and we learned so much!

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