School Accidents and Incidents
During all recesses we have teachers on duty to ensure the safety of all students. Teachers wear brightly coloured vests so it is easy to spot them in the yard.
Students who are injured are sent to the First Aid room where they are treated for their injury and an incident slip filled out and given to the child.
Parents and guardians are generally responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including any transport costs. Most medical costs will be refundable by Medicare. If you are a member of an ambulance or health insurance fund, you may also be able to claim transport or other expenses from the fund.
The Department of Education and Training does not hold accident insurance for school students.
Is other insurance cover available?
The Department is aware of two insurers, JUA Underwriting Agency Pty Ltd and Willis Australia Ltd, that provide accident insurance policies for students. These policies provide specific benefits for students who are injured in accidents for a reasonably low cost. Other insurers may also do so.