This free Program teaches primary school students on the importance of First Aid and what to do in an event of an emergency.
UPDATE October 2021: Term 4 dates for 2021 are now open for booking.
By default, training will be via virtual sessions until schools can allow incursions for face to face training. Virtual training can be conducted either to students at home remotely or to students in the classroom.
The Kindergarten program is closed until further notice. If you are a Kindergarten or Early Learning Centre interested in the program, complete an Expression of Interest (EOI) here to go on the waitlist.
In 2019, The St John Ambulance First Aid in Schools Program delivered free First Aid training to more than 174,000 Victorian Primary School Students at no cost to schools or parents and so far, we have taught more than 1 million children since the program started in 2013.
The knowledge and skills gained in our First Aid in Schools Program will develop First Aid awareness in school children and contribute to building a more resilient community. This learning is age-appropriate and integrates with the Victoria Curriculum F-10. The program has been adapted to suit a Virtual delivery using video conferencing platforms (Webex or Zoom) during the current pandemic.
As restrictions lift the program may continue to be delivered via video conferencing to rural schools. For much of the state, we can resume face to face training. Your St John community coordinator will let you know which delivery is best for your school.
Focusing on our mission of Service to Humanity we will support and comply with health and safety measures when on school grounds. We encourage single class sessions and support good hand hygiene before and during every session.
We are very excited to be able to visit you once again but remember you must book in a minimum of 90 students on any given day. (Rural schools please contact the Community Co-ordinator)
Looking forward to seeing you in 2021.
The St John Ambulance First Aid in Schools Program consists of the following groups:
Through a storybook, the children will see how Johnny Bear identifies an emergency, puts the Danger, Response and Send for help strategy into action and helps call 000 in an informative session. Students will learn the first aid chant that will help them remember what to do in an emergency. Includes a fun quiz on first aid to get students up and involved.
Students learn how to spot DANGER in an emergency, RESPOND accordingly and SEND for help. They will be guided on what number to call and act out a scenario to get them comfortable calling 000 in real life. Students will play a fun and interactive game as teams compete in the first aid quiz. By the end of the program, students will leave with essential skills and knowledge which they can call upon in an emergency situation.
Following on from the Prep – Grade 2 modules, students will revise ‘DRS’ which involves assessing for dangers, obtaining a response and calling Triple Zero. The main focus of this module will be demonstrating how to check airway and breathing and how to place a patient into the recovery position. Students will then apply the knowledge they have learnt through an interactive game based on the DRSAB action plan.
Reiterates the learning of standard modules 1 & 2, however incorporates a practical CPR component, guiding students through how to perform CPR and when it is required in a Frist Aid situation. Students will also participate in group problem-solving scenarios based on a variety of first aid situations allowing them to apply their knowledge.