Inspiring healthy hearts in primary schools; all for one incredible cause
Fit, happy and confident kids
The Heart Foundation’s ready-made skipping program helps primary school students move more and have fun, while they raise funds for heart research, patient support and programs that help save lives.
How to jump for Aussie hearts
Register your school
Ask a teacher to register your school.
Students sign up
Then record your skipping. You can also access skipping videos.
Tell everyone you are skipping to help save Aussie hearts.
Enjoy your school’s Jump Off Day.
“Iris and I could not be more proud of Abi! We always knew she was a little champion, but to be putting in this much effort and raising so much money for the Heart Foundation in her first year at school is fantastic. Iris has also been working hard behind the scenes to support Abi’s skipping and fundraising efforts. It means a lot to our family, especially my mum.”
- Mark Pigram, Father of Jump Rope champion Abi
“I didn’t realise how much kids love skipping. They’ve been so enthusiastic at learning new tricks, working together and, of course, getting fit at the same time. Jump Rope for Heart is such a great way to engage kids in exercise and keeping fit! Love it.”
- Joanne Ritson, Teacher Ripponlea Primary School, Victoria
"Ballarat Grammar supports our students to regularly participate and contribute to meaningful community-focused events and fundraising, and there could be none more meaningful than the Heart Foundation. “Jump Rope for Heart promotes healthy regular activity, which we always encourage in our students for wellness in body and mind. We’re proud of our strong involvement in this event for over 20 years."
- Mark Warwick, Head of Junior School, Ballarat Grammar, Victoria
Saving Australian hearts
More than 580,000 Australians live with the painful impact of heart disease today. You might know someone whose life has been impacted by heart disease. When primary school kids join Jump Rope for Heart, they help to improve their own heart health, while raising money to support lifesaving heart disease research.
Supporting little hearts since 1983
For more than 38 years, Jump Rope for Heart has helped to fund groundbreaking research that helps to fight heart disease.
Over $106 million raised for vital research, support and programs that help save lives.
Over 10 million Aussie kids have skipped their way to a healthier heart.
90% of schools
90% of Australian primary schools have been part of Jump Rope for Heart over the last 38 years.