St. John Ambulance Club



The St. John Ambulance Association has a very rich and exciting history. It stretches all the way to the 7th century around 600 BC. A guy by the name of Abbott Probus set up a sort of inn that was burnt down in the Christian-Muslim fracas of those early times.

The Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, which you know today simply as the Order of St. John was actually established in 1099 AD by A Benedictine Monk, Blessed Gerard after the Christian forces recaptured Jerusalem. It was not easy, back then, to ensure the safety of the pilgrims as it was quite a lawless society. So the successor of Blessed Gerald, a knight by the name Raymond Du Pug added a military role to the duties of hospitallers (equivalent to modern doctors). This explains why currently the Order of St. John is a paramilitary organization.


1856 – The order separates from Roman Catholic Church and becomes independent.

1872 – The first ambulance service started operating.

1877 – St John Ambulance Association formed.

1882 – St John Othalnoic Hospital in Jerusalem was formed.

1887 – St John Ambulance Brigade formed to train volunteers in First Aid.

1888 – Queen of England became the patron and sovereign Head of Orde of St. John

1922 – The St John Ambulance Brigade cadet movement was founded.

1987 – The St. John Badget’s campaign was founded.

In Kenya, the patron of St. John Ambulance is the current sitting President. Every year, the St John School of first aid and Safety (SOFAS) trains more than 14,000 people in disaster preparedness, para-medicine, firefighting, and first aid. The training has helped tens of thousands of people get the skills they need to help friends, family members, and even strangers.

St. John Expedition held at Ol Donyo Sabuk campsite
The St. John Ambulance expedition to Ol Donyo Sabuk campsite was a success. The team of St. John Ambulance members from different schools set up camp on August 16th and spent the next three days hiking, camping, and climbing to the top of Ol Donyo Sabuk, a mountain that overlooks the Masai Mara National Reserve. The views from the summit were incredible, and the team was able to see for miles in every direction.

hospital-hill-high-school-1692362006.webpSt. John cadets at Ol Donyo Sabuk (18th. August 2023)

The camp was a great success. The Hospital Hill boys were very fit and were the first up the hill. They were also very helpful and took on leadership positions within the cohorts. They were perfect gentlemen, helping everyone down the hill in steep places.

A good number of boys attend the camp, and they covered a variety of classes, including learning how to use radios/walkie-talkies.

hospital-hill-high-school-1692443334.webpCadets at the 14 Falls (18th. August 2023)

The next day, the cadets visited the 14 Falls. Although the water levels were low due to the drought, it was still a wonderful sight.


Overall, the camp was a wonderful experience that the boys will never forget. They are grateful to all who supported them and look forward to attending future camps.

Congratulations to St. John Ambulance Club: County and Regional Competitions Success! - 2023






We are thrilled to announce the outstanding achievement of our St. John Club in the year 2023. Our dedicated members not only participated in the county competition but also made their mark at the regional level held at NYS Engineering Institute in Nairobi. This accomplishment is a testament to the hard work, determination, and teamwork exhibited by our remarkable students.

We extend our heartfelt appreciation to two exceptional individuals who have been instrumental in preparing our students for this success: Miss Nicole and Miss Shantel. Their commitment to training and guidance has undoubtedly played a significant role in shaping our club members into the accomplished individuals they are today. Their dedication to the growth and development of our students is truly commendable, and we are grateful for their contributions.

Participating in such competitive events not only enhances our students' skills and knowledge but also fosters a sense of camaraderie and sportsmanship. It's a proud moment for our school and the entire St. John community to see our students excel on a broader stage.

We look forward to even greater achievements in the future as we continue to support and nurture our students' talents and potential. Once again, a big round of applause to St. John Club, Miss Nicole, and Miss Shantel for their incredible efforts and for bringing honour to our school.

hospital-hill-high-school-1691691400.webpCadets Squad 1 awaiting inspection by a GSU officer

Click on the link below to watch the drill performance

St John Ambulance Walkathon Fundraising Event Report

Date: 27th. May 2023 

Location: Nairobi, Kenya 

Distance: 42 km (KICC to GM Motors along Mombasa Road and back)

The St John Ambulance Walkathon, a significant fundraising event aimed at supporting the vital work of the St John Ambulance organization, was held on the 27th. May 2023 in Nairobi, Kenya. The event involved a challenging 42 km walk from the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC) to GM Motors along Mombasa Road and back. Our boys, enthusiastic and committed to the cause, participated in this remarkable event.

hospital-hill-high-school-1691689433.webpWalkathon May 2023


hospital-hill-high-school-1686381981.webpSt. John's Walkathon May 2023

St John continues to build on its reputation as a top first aid and emergency medical skills provider by updating courses, providing instruction in new areas, and using new technology to help the public be prepared for emergencies.

hospital-hill-high-school-1673756334.webpCounty competition 2022


hospital-hill-high-school-1673756427.webpCounty competition 2022


hospital-hill-high-school-1673756482.webpSt. Johns Cadets 2022 


hospital-hill-high-school-1673756526.webpMr. Owino(Patron) with County Commissioners


hospitalhill-high-school-1614353135.webpSt. John County Competition 2019

Hospital Hill High School has a well-established St. John Ambulance Club under the Patronage of Mr. C. Owino

With the support of parents, our boys have undergone training designed to help them cope with a wide variety of challenges they may face from the threat of an emergency. The school has also been able to host Nairobi County Competition for the year 2019 which was held in June. We would also like to appreciate parents who supported their sons to go for the 2019 August Holiday camp that was held at Sky Line School in Limuru.

For parents who would like to purchase uniforms for their sons, the following are the uniform for St. John Ambulance available at the St. John ambulance shop in town

  1. White Shirt
  2. Black trouser
  3. Black Socks
  4. Black Sweater
  5. Black tie
  6. Shoulder Flashes Cadet
  7. Epilates members
  8. Nursing Badge cadets
  9. Beret badge cadet
  10. Beret

I must thank and appreciate Ms Nicole and Ms Tete (officers from St. John Ambulance) for their tireless effort in training our boys and giving them the courage to participate in the Presidential parade that was held at State House Nairobi on the 23rd. June 2019.


Mr. Crispo Owino

Patron – St. John Ambulance

Click on the link below to download the personal record form to be filled and submitted to the school


hospitalhill-high-school-1614519770.webpNicole awards a certificate to Daniel, Cardet leader-2019

On behalf of the St. John Ambulance Club, I would like to express our deepest appreciation to all those who provided us with the Financial and material support that made our end year get-together party a success.  

Special gratitude is given to our outgoing officials under the able cadet leader Daniel Mureithi, whose contribution to stimulating suggestions and encouragement helped the club achieve a lot in 2019.

I would also like to acknowledge with much appreciation the crucial role of our trainer from St. John Ambulance, Ms Nicole Domtilla Oloo, who availed herself throughout the training sessions and graced our end year party. She was accompanied by two officers from St. John headquarters: Ms Shantel Wangechi and Ms Anne Nduta.

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