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Shared Stories

Toni O - Omanu School

Week Five – Shared stories

This week we challenged participants to step up the pace and do 60 minutes of exercise.

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Waiuku College

Week Four – Shared stories

TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones open us up to a world of information – but too much screen time can be bad for our health.

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Room 32 - Jogging Our Memories, Meadowbank School

Week Three – Shared stories

Being more active often means spending more time outdoors, so it’s important that we protect our skin from the sun.

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Room 32 (Jogging Our Memories) - Meadowbank School

Week Two – Shared stories

Whilst learning about the importance of food and nutrition, we encouraged participants to share their most creative and colourful 5+ a day photos with us.

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Wayne S. from Green Bay Primary

Week One – Shared stories

Pedometers were delivered to over 500 schools this week and kids were out getting active trying to increase their step count and overall activity.

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Schools

Mirimar North School – $5,000 prize winner

On Friday 30 November, Cory Jane and four staff from AIA and Sovereign visited Miramar North School in Wellington to deliver a sports grant of $5,000. They were welcomed by beautiful singing and speeches by the students. Anna Biss presented the cheque to Ivy, one of the student Sports Leaders, and Cory talked to the […]

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Pegasus Bay School – $10,000 Prize-Winner

Cory Jane visits Pegasus Bay Junior School Cory Jane delivered a major prize of $10,000 AIA and Sovereign sports grant to Pegasus Bay Junior School on Friday 30 November, 2018. The seven classes were amazed to hear that they collectively walked over 28,000km’s during the challenge. Here’s what Principal Roger Hornblow had to say about […]

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Beachlands School – $5,000 Prize-Winner

On Wednesday 28th November, Cory Jane visited Beachlands Schools to deliver $5,000. They were one of the lucky 25 school who was randomly drawn and won a share of $50,000 worth of AIA and Sovereign sports grants! Beachlands School welcomed Cory and New Zealand’s Healthiest Schools staff with an impressive Haka and welcome. Cory announced […]

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Hingaia Peninsula School - $5,000 Prize-Winner

Hingaia Peninsula School – $5,000 Prize-Winner

On Wednesday 28 November, Ambassador Cory Jane visited Hingaia Peninsula School to deliver them a $5,000 sports grant as one of the 25 winners of the random prize draw. Hingaia Peninsula School thought that they were having a prize-giving practice, but were surprised with a visit from rugby legend Cory Jane and AIA and Sovereign’s […]

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Pitt Island School – Chatham Islands

We were thrilled to find out that Pitt Island School, all the way from from the Chatham Islands, have been joining in the on fun!  The Chatham Islands are over 800 kilometres east of southern New Zealand. It takes around 3 hours to fly there from Auckland, and then a further 15 minute flight to […]

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Red Beach Primary School visit - Red Beach

Red Beach Primary School visit – Red Beach

It was a really great day at Red Beach primary, which started off with an interactive nutrition education session with the whole school. Anton engaged the kids by asking them questions about nutrition and wellbeing which they discussed with their friends, and some were brave enough to volunteer to go up to the front of […]

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Tauranga Intermediate Football Academy visit - Tauranga

Tauranga Intermediate Football Academy visit – Tauranga

On Tuesday morning Shaun and Anton held a coaching clinic for the Tauranga Intermediate Football Academy. They were impressed by the energy and enthusiasm of the players, as well as the skill level!

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Willowpark School - Spurs visit

Willowpark School – Spurs visit

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Remarkables Primary School visit – Queenstown

Shaun and Anton were welcomed by a moving powhiri by the students at Holy Family School in Porirua.

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Holy Family School visit - Porirua

Holy Family School, Porirua – Spurs visit

Shaun and Anton were welcomed by a moving powhiri by the students at Holy Family School in Porirua.

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Warepa School and Catlins Area School visit – Otago

Warepa School and Catlins Area School visit – Otago

On Monday afternoon (29 October), Anton and Shaun made their way out to Catlins Area School where they took both Catlins and Warepa students for ball skills sessions.

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Fairfield School visit – Dunedin

Fairfield School visit – Dunedin

Anton and Shaun addressed the whole school (450 students) on exercise and nutrition for performing at your best and living a healthy lifestyle.

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Milford School visit

The team at New Zealand’s Healthiest Schools visited Milford Primary School on Tuesday 16th October to kick off the challenge with some fun activities, and deliver $1,000 worth of sports grants!

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Te Mata School

Te Mata School’s motto is ‘Seek the Heights’. They were nominated as a school that strives for all students to be the best that they can be academically, culturally and physically. The school strongly believe that a healthy body promotes growing minds.

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Milford School

Milford School in Auckland was nominated to take part because of the promotion of health and exercise being paramount, but also because their school is multicultural and New Zealand’s Healthiest Schools can help students to focus on one concept that everyone can all relate to!

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Remarkables Primary School

Remarkables Primary School joins New Zealand’s Healthiest Schools challenge from near Queenstown.

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Announcements

That’s a wrap!

Together, AIA and Sovereign are committed to helping Kiwis of every age live healthier, longer, better lives. The New Zealand’s Healthiest Schools Challenge was a fun six week programme designed to inspire Kiwi kids to keep moving and stay healthy, plus gave an amazing $50,000 worth of AIA and Sovereign sports grants to 25 randomly […]

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Congratulations - you made it!

Congratulations – you made it!

Gemma wants to send you a big congratulations, and has a few tips she wants to share with you about keeping up the good work. Check it out!

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5 Lucky Duos have been drawn

Promotion ended: 5 October 2018 AIA and Sovereign came together earlier this year with a promise to re-imagine insurance, make a difference in peoples lives and help New Zealand become one of the healthiest and best protected nations in the world. In celebration and with that philosophy in mind, we formed the New Zealand’s Healthiest […]

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Coaches tour of New Zealand

As part of the New Zealand’s Healthiest Schools Challenge this year two Tottenham Hotspur International Development coaches, Shaun Harris and Anton Blackwood, will be touring selected winning schools and football clubs around New Zealand.

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Articles

NZ Herald Focus: Cory Jane helping Kiwi kids get healthy

Video: Ex-All Black Cory Jane stopped by Beachlands School to lend his support to the NZ Healthiest Schools Challenge. Watch the video on NZ Herald   Originally published on www.nzherald.co.nz on 28 Nov, 2018

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How to spur kids’ fitness levels

55,000 schoolchildren competing in a challenge aimed to boost child health habits.

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First steps

“First steps” taken on child obesity

55,000 schoolchildren competing in a challenge aimed to boost child health habits.

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Your Global Adventure

Kids challenged to move more

Kiwi kids, hopefully 50,000 of them, are being enticed to exercise in a new challenge addressing New Zealand’s woeful child obesity record.

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AIA Healthy Kids 2016

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