Raise vital funds, get your school skipping and have fun.
Jump Rope for Heart helps your students get the exercise they need and raise money to save Aussie hearts.
Being active is one of the most important ways that children can improve their health and wellbeing. Did you know two in three primary school students don’t meet the Australian Physical Activity Guidelines?
That’s where Jump Rope for Heart can help your school.
The program can help primary schools meet the mandatory weekly requirements for student participation in sport and physical activity, and encourages students to build a positive attitude towards exercise, healthy eating and heart health.
How to get involved
Jump Rope for Heart can fit anywhere in your school’s schedule. A typical program is run for 6-8 weeks and includes a school-wide launch and weekly skipping sessions. When students skip at home, they log their skipping progress and seek donations on our secure, online portal. All that skipping practise at home helps to improve their new skills, which they can show off at the Jump Off Day celebration.
Register your school
If you are a teacher, register your school.
Students sign up
Once you’re onboard, record your skipping and access skipping videos.
Encourage the school community to help save Aussie hearts.
Enjoy your school’s Jump Off Day.
Saving Australian hearts
More than 580,000 Australians are living 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.
“It's a great community event, with plenty of opportunities to celebrate student improvement. We also found that students who had been disengaged during break time found the challenge of double-unders a real motivator.”
- Natalie Wickham, Bellerive Primary School, Tasmania
“Covid restrictions meant I needed to find something meaningful for my students to do at school and at home. The Jump Rope for Heart program and online platform was the perfect fit.”
- Ian Allan, King Island District High, Tasmania
My father had quadruple bypass surgery two years ago, so the Heart Foundation became more important to me on a personal level. It is also a great fitness program for the students to help keep them active.
- Troy Whittaker, Chairo Christian School, Victoria