School Care Accident Insurance

St Joseph’s School has a SchoolCare student accident insurance policy and this provides worldwide accidental injury cover to all children attending our school, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If you would like additional information in relation to this policy please ask for an information sheet from the School Office or refer to the new Catholic Church Insurance (CCI) website.

One of the benefits covered by this policy is emergency transport for school-related activities, including official school trips and excursions. However, the SchoolCare policy is only for injuries sustained as a result of an accident. CCI are not able to pay for the emergency transport if your child has suffered an illness and emergency transport has been called to treat or transport your child, for example: asthma attacks, allergic reactions, fainting and breathing difficulties.

Ambulance Cover is a small price to pay for peace of mind. The cost of an emergency ambulance is generally around $600 - $800. If you are covered with SA Ambulance Service, you won’t have to pay a cent.

For this reason we encourage all families to take out Ambulance Cover to ensure your family is fully covered for the cost of ambulance transport for any reason. However if you are not covered and an ambulance needs to be called for your child at school, parents are liable for this expense.

For further information regarding Ambulance Cover and annual rates please refer to the SA Ambulance Service website.