In 2022 we were proud to have taught one million tamariki lifesaving first aid training… so what’s next?   

The aim of Hato Hone St John community education programmes is to enable all children to thrive. So, with this in mind, we have set a brand-new goal to provide our tamariki with even more skills to continue to help build their resilience to whatever they may face in the future. 

Find out what we're wanting to achieve by 2032 in the below video:

Developing Clever Little Life Savers

The ASB St John in Schools programme aims to develop confident young Kiwi kids who care for the health and wellbeing of their communities. Our sessions deliver positive learning experiences to empower children to prevent injuries and respond to emergencies.

Hato Hone St John is committed to strengthening resilience and improving health and wellbeing in our community and recognise that children of all ages could make a life-saving difference in an emergency.

We visit schools across New Zealand training pre-school, primary and intermediate school-aged children to be clever little lifesavers. The programme is also available in Te Reo for all kura and kohanga reo.

What happens in a typical ASB St John in Schools session?

One of our trained Community Educators, in consultation with the school, plans and delivers an engaging, interactive session. The programme has been developed with expertise from ACC, SafeKids Aotearoa, Civil Defence, CORE Education and Hato Hone St John and supports today’s school curriculum. This takes place onsite at the school to a class or group of classes. 

Modules on offer within the programme include:

Our sessions are between 45-90 minutes and modules are specifically designed to cater to all different age groups and learning abilities. 

What is the cost?

There is no official cost for the ASB St John in Schools programme.  We’re thankful for the support of our partners ASB and ACC who help make this programme possible.  However donations are greatly appreciated to assist us in reaching more tamariki, as our sponsorship does not cover the full cost of delivering this programme.

We believe every child should have access to basic first training to help improve equitable health outcomes in all of New Zealand. Our aim is to train 1 million Kiwi kids in first aid over the next few years.  Please help support the growth of this programme, donate today

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Call us on the number below and ask to speak to your Regional Schools Manager

Calling 111: 

What to have in your First Aid Kit:


 Responding in an emergency: 

ASB St John in Schools programme impact:


111 Ambulance Song:


 ASB St John in Schools is celebrating teaching our 600,000th student

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