Student accident insurance, ambulance cover arrangements and private property brought to school
This is a reminder that schools do not provide personal accident insurance or ambulance cover for students.
Parents and guardians of students, who do not have student accident insurance/ambulance cover, are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including the cost of ambulance attendance/transport and any other transport costs.
Student accident insurance/ambulance cover policies are available from some commercial insurers, and can be obtained by parents/guardians for individual students.
Private property brought to school by students or visitors is not insured and the Department does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage.
Personal property is often brought to school by students. This can include mobile phones, calculators, toys and sporting equipment . As the Department does not hold insurance for personal property brought to schools and has no capacity to pay for any loss or damage to such property students are discouraged from bringing any unnecessary or particularly valuable items to school.