Celebrating our 2022 Jump Rope for Heart Champions

20 Dec 2022

Here at Jump Rope for Heart we are so proud to work with some our Australia’s most passionate teachers. Every year we nominate and reward Jump Rope for Heart Champions, those school coordinators who go the extra leap to make their Jump Rope for Heart program a resounding success  

Coodinator of the Year

The Jump Rope for Heart Coordinator of the Year for 2022 was Kate Phillips from St Therese Catholic Primary School, Mascot NSW. It was Kate’s first-time running Jump Rope for Heart and what a successful year it was. She is a super engaged coordinator who motivated her Heart Heroes to take part in the program both at school and at home. During the program, Kate continued to promote Jump Rope for Heart and prepared an exciting Jump Off Day to celebrate. Kate’s school finished the year on top of the school fundraising leaderboard nationally.

How to get nominated

Monique Luff, Jump Rope for Heart Field Officer, shared how impressed she was with Georgina Scott from Abbotsleigh Junior School. “It was Georgina’s first year running Jump Rope for Heart and I could feel the excitement in her every time we spoke. Georgina clearly used her passion for physical activity to engage the students so much that she managed to get 218 students registered. With Georgina as their motivator, Abbotsleigh Junior School doubled their previous fundraising total which means more funding for life-saving heart research.” 

James Bremmer from Trinity Grammar Preparatory School showed the engagement that he created with students (and teachers!) by sharing a video of the school’s Jump Off Day” said Jason Pupkovski, Senior Field Officer. Watch this video

Nina Rider, Jump Rope for Heart Field Officer, said she loved being part of the selection process. “As someone who’s new to the program it was inspiring to see how many passionate teachers are running the program in their own way at their school. They are engaging students, teachers and parents to get active and improve their own heart health while supporting the Heart Foundation.” 

Below is the complete list of Jump Rope for Heart Heart Champions for 2022. We thank every one of them for their extra efforts to get their school community moving and raising funds for vital heart research.

Jump Rope for Heart Champions, 2022: 

  • Alissa Turinui, South Coogee Public School, NSW 
  • Anthony Hamill, Cauldfield Grammar – Malvern Campus, VIC 
  • Brooke Simmonds, Emmanuel College, QLD 
  • Damian Brown, West Ryde Public School, NSW 
  • Danielle Olford, Penrith South Primary, NSW 
  • David Alessandrini, Aubin Grove Primary School, WA 
  • Georgia Scott, Abbotsleigh Junior School, NSW 
  • Gabrielle Fisher, Tara Anglican Junior School, NSW 
  • Hannah Burg, St Declan's Primary School, NSW 
  • James Bremmer, Trinity Grammar Preparatory School, NSW 
  • Jane Fitzgerald, Frances Primary School, SA 
  • Justin Dawes, Emerald North State School, QLD 
  • Kaila Hutchison, St Laurence O’Toole Primary School, VIC 
  • Karen Cope, Windaroo State School, QLD 
  • Kate Phillips, St Therese’s School, NSW 
  • Laura Monaghan, Bullsbrook College, WA 
  • Leanne Dube, Hillcrest Christian College, VIC 
  • Lee-Ann Grantham, Fairholme College, QLD 
  • Libby Lange, St Joseph’s Parish School Weipa, QLD 
  • Mia McPhillips, Holy Spirit Primary School, NSW 
  • Natalie Witkowski, St Andrew’s Catholic Primary School, NSW 
  • Russell Tredinnick, William Clarke College, NSW 
  • Ryan Odgen, Wesley College- St Kilda Road Junior School, VIC 
  • Samuel Brunswick, Majura Primary School, ACT 
  • Stacey Coughlin, Summerland Christian College, NSW 
  • Tessa Curtain, Ballarat Clarendon College - Junior Campus, VIC 
  • Wendy Pettit, Currambena Primary School, NSW 

Jump Rope for Heart transforms kids into Heart Heroes! By skipping and raising funds to save Aussie hearts, kids will see firsthand how their actions can make a difference to the lives — and hearts — of others.