First Aid
In Schools

Making First Aid part of every Territorian's life

FAIS with St John Ambulance

About St John First Aid in Schools First Aid in Schools Scorecard 2017

St John Ambulance NT's free First Aid in Schools program is offered at no cost across the Territory to community and school groups including pre-schoolers, primary schools and middle schools.

First aid is a life skill that gives people the confidence to act in an emergency through practical actions and easy to follow step-by-step plans. Through this program St John Ambulance NT is reaching its goal of making first aid part of every Territorian's life.

In 2018, we taught 11,338 school students across the Territory, equipping them with vital skills to help in an emergency; skills that could save a life.

After taking part in the First Aid in Schools program, your school will be given links to access FREE follow up resources.

School/Community Group:

Community Education Enquiry

Parents: please refer your child's school, teacher or principal to our website to register. Our qualified trainers have visited urban and remote schools and groups across the Territory. Our pre-school to middle school classes look like this:

P TO YEAR 2 YEAR 3 & 4 YEAR 5 & 6 YEAR 7 & 8
60 minutes 60 minutes 60 minutes 90 minutes
Calling for an ambulance Calling for an ambulance Calling for an ambulance Calling for an ambulance
What do paramedics look like? Managing an unconscious patient Managing an unconscious patient Managing an unconscious patient
Bleeding and burns Bleeding and burns Bleeding and burns Bleeding and burns
Who can help   CPR demonstration CPR and defibrillation (AED)

Have you, your child or your child’s school recently taken part in the free First Aid in School program and looking for more information on how to win a First Aid Kit?

for the full Terms and Conditions.

First Aid in Schools First Aid Kit Draw 2017

First Aid Kit Draw 2017

Terms and Conditions for first aid stories and feedback submissions

  • Chosen winner will be presented with a Workplace Vehicle Kit RRP $77. Click here for full kit details.
  • One first aid kit will be awarded per term, Territory wide. Please note, this promotion only applies to Northern Territory Schools.
  • Submissions to include first aid stories and/or feedback from families and school staff that have taken part in the First Aid in Schools program.
  • Submissions must be received no later than the Friday of week 8, each term. Dates are as follows: 24th March, 9th June, 15th September & the 1st December.
  • Participants taking part in the First Aid in Schools program during week 9 or 10 will be eligible for the draw during the following term.
  • Winners will be selected at random and will be notified by email during week 9.

Ambulance visits

The main focus for any ambulance visit is to teach children to call triple zero (000) in an emergency. These visits also help 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 see and explore the ambulance, they learn what a paramedic does and how some of the ambulance equipment is used.

Childcare and early learning centres, please contact us for information on an ambulance visit.

We have been active in NT for over 70 years, and internationally are part of a wider organisation with a long and honourable history.

Schools visited:

  • Bradshaw Primary School
  • Sadadeen Middle School
  • Good Shepherd Primary School
  • Roseberry Primary School
  • Manunda Terrace Primary School
  • Sanderson Middle School
  • Holy Family Primary School
  • Bees Creek Primary School
  • St Mary’s
  • Essington
  • Jabiru Primary School
  • Sattler Christian School

Supporters of the First Aid in Schools Program

We are seeking ongoing support for our program, if you would like to assist us please contact our marketing department on

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The trainer of my course made everyone in the class feel very comfortable, which translated into confidence - not something that all instructors possess.

Dr Gregory Chandler, Northern Australia Quarantine Strategy (NAQS), January 2016

Brilliant presentation, informative and attention to course content Chris endeavoured to provide knowledge so that we were strengthened should we have a situation that we need to apply these skills. Far superior to the first course I attended.

Frances Williamson, March 2018

Our First Aid training included a diverse mixture of Indigenous and non-indigenous, professionals and non-professionals of both categories and male and female. Regina managed to engage each and every one of us and developed a group and yet individual relationship with us all. She has a remarkable ability to read and relate to people individually and as a group!

Carlene Newell, CDP Support Worker, Tjuwanpa Outstations Resource Centre Inc, November 2017

Thank you so much for coming yesterday. It was definitely the highlight of my kids day. One staff member mentioned that she heard a buzz in the courtyard during one of the breaks and the conversation was all about first aid!

Lyn Hart, Transition Teacher, Marrara Christian College, November 2017

Your energetic, practical and relevant training workshops, across all levels in our school, were greatly appreciated by staff and students.

Geoff Gillman, Teaching Principal, Ti Tree School August 2017

The information was light-hearted enough to make everyone feel welcome but serious enough to get all the necessary information to sink in. Bravo.

Dr Gregory Chandler, Northern Australia Quarantine Strategy (NAQS), January 2016

I just want to acknowledge the fantastic workshop presented by Ivan at our school. We learnt many new pieces of information that were important for our setting. He was supportive as we practiced the use of the AED while performing CPR.

Deb Levett, Alawa Primary School, February 2016

On behalf of the staff and students of Ti Tree School I would like to thank the St John Ambulance First Aid in Schools Program… We look forward to being a part of this great program in the future.

Geoff Gillman, Teaching Principal, Ti Tree School August 2017

Just letting you know that we found Daniel to be an excellent trainer. His experience and background on Goulburn Island meant that he related well to the participants and understood our needs. It was a pleasure working with you.

Andrew Stanton, Business Services Manager, Djidbidjidbi Residential College, January 2016

Our First Aid Trainer managed to remain flexible and versatile when it came to the space and the special needs of the participants without compromising the standard of training.

The YWCA of Darwin Parenting Support Program, February 2016

There was good humour and fun and he very patiently answered questions and repeated information as required. We feel better prepared to handle a crisis which hopefully will not occur!

Deb Levett, Alawa Primary School, February 2016

The students and staff thought our trainer was brilliant! Cannot speak any more highly of her, even the staff rated her as the best First Aid Trainer they had encountered!

Rebecca McDonald commenting on training in Tennant Creek

I would like to send a very big appreciation to our First Aid trainer for her great knowledge and efforts in helping the women complete their course. The ladies all went away with something they can remember from your teachings of first aid. So thank you once again.

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