At St Mary’s, First Aid is both a School activity as well as a Closed Division of the Order of St John. The cadets are exposed to all the activities that are available to St John Cadets, such as a cadet camp, a cadet competition and badge work. St Mary’s Cadets wear the St John Cadet uniform once they have some first aid knowledge. Every year we offer a First Aid course to the cadets in order to further their knowledge. There is a training session every Wednesday or Thursday from 14h30 to 16h00.
First Aid is seen as a service to the School. This means that girls who are members are expected to give of their time in order to provide First Aid at the numerous sporting and cultural activities. The cadets work towards a half colours in First Aid which is awarded from Form III for service given and full colours after at least three years in First Aid for acknowledgement of service to First Aid as well as a measurable level of excellence.
In the last few years, St Mary’s cadets have not only competed in the National Cadet Competition in First Aid but also in Home Care. Home Care is a form of basic skills which are used to care for anyone at home who is ill and unable to look after themselves.