Heart Schools

Heart Schools is an award for schools who complete an initiative around improving healthy eating and/or physical activity in their school community.

Schools are encouraged to complete an initiative that:

  • Meets an enquiry or survey based need around healthy eating/physical activity
  • Is student or teacher led
  • Involves one class, the whole school or the wider community
  • Is sustainable

Why should my school sign up to Heart Schools?

  • To provide fun learning opportunities for your students around healthy eating and/or physical activity
  • To help build quality relationships and empower your whole community to improve their heart health
  • To support curriculum objectives and provide student leadership opportunities

Your initiative will be showcased on Learn by Heart and entered into the regional Heart Schools awards to select the top Heart School.

Recipients of the award all receive a Heart Schools trophy and certificate in a special school assembly, as well as the opportunity to display our Heart Schools logo for their website.

Examples of Heart Schools initiatives

 Epuni School, Lower Hutt

Epuni School FS

Hastings Intermediate School, Hawkes Bay

Hastings Intermediate FS

Holy Family School, Porirua

Holy Family FS





How do we sign up to Heart Schools?

    1. Sign up to Heart Schools on this website
    2. Complete the SMART Questionnaire to tell us about your initiative (see our sample SMART Questionnaire)
    3. Upload any photos, short videos or links to help demonstrate your work
    4. Celebrate your success!

Once your initiative has been approved by our team, we will be in touch to reward your work!