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September 15th: Jaxson skips through a bucket list of Sydney landmarks

When six-year-old Jaxson Toweel signed up for the Heart Foundation’s Jump Rope for Heart program, his parents Kerri and Patrick had no idea it would lead him on an odyssey across Sydney.

September 11th: Anna puts her whole heart into Jump Rope

Merryn and Lee Merrifield registered their two daughters, Anna and Elena, for the Heart Foundation’s Jump Rope for Heart program on 30 July this year – a very significant date for the Ballarat family.

August 28th: Kindergarten student Abi helps Gundagai Public smash its Jump Rope fundraising target

A Gundagai Public School kindergartener with a family history of a genetic heart condition is the second-highest fundraiser nationally in the Heart Foundation’s Jump Rope for Heart program.

August 25th: Como brothers take Jump Rope program to heart

Skipping in the Heart Foundation’s Jump Rope for Heart program has special meaning for Como brothers Jacob and Byron Waller.

August 4th: Gladstone school skips to top spot in Jump Rope fundraiser

Students at Tannum Sands State School have been skipping up a storm as part of the Jump Rope for Heart program, shooting up to number one for fundraising out of all the schools across Australia.

August 3rd: Cody is skipping in memory of his baby brother, Sam

When 10-year-old Cody Byrne heard that his school was taking part in the Heart Foundation’s Jump Rope for Heart program this year, he was especially keen to sign up and raise money to fight heart disease.

July 3rd: Port Lincoln Primary raises $10,000 through Jump Rope for Heart

Port Lincoln Primary School in South Australia has taken part in its first Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser in more than a decade. 75 students signed up for the program and skipped for a total of 279 hours! An incredible effort and result – thank you Port Lincoln.

June 28th: Canberra Girls Grammar students Jump Rope for Heart and remember their beloved teacher

For Year 5 students at CGGS, this year’s Jump Rope for Heart took on a special meaning. The students skipped in honour of former chaplain, The Reverend Dr David Willsher, who died after suffering a heart attack last July. The year 5 students managed to raise an incredible $11,000 whilst taking part in Term 2 – a huge thank you to CGGS for your ongoing support towards the Heart Foundation.

June 26th: Canberra school’s moving reason for doing Jump Rope for Heart program

Students at Canberra Girls Grammar School will have a special person in mind when they stage their annual Jump Rope for Heart “Jump Off” this morning.  

June 26th: Matilda signed up for Jump Rope just one month after open-heart surgery 

Each year, more than 300,000 Aussie school kids take part in the Heart Foundation’s Jump Rope for Heart program. Every one of them is special – but nine-year-old Matilda Grimshaw is more inspiring than most. 

May 29th: Carramar Schoolgirl puts her heart into skipping fundraiser

Seven-year-old Isla Riley is one of the top individual fundraisers nationally this year. While she had just started learning to skip, Isla’s main motivation was closer to her own heart. When Isla was a baby, doctors found she had an atrial septal defect (ASD), she had open-heart surgery to treat her condition when she was two years old. Thank you Isla for helping other kids just like you, you’re a Jump Rope for Heart superstar!


Sept 16th: Esperance Primary School skipping for 33 years!

The year 5 and 6 skipping team 'Heart Beats' have been helping teach the younger students to skip as well as demonstrating at other local primary schools. 

Sept 25th: Students at Crookwell Public School conquer the pretzel!

As well as the pretzel, Crookwell Public School studetnts have mastered partner skipping, the criss-cross and the can-can!

Aug 14th: Super star fundraiser supporting her family and friends

Six-year-old Ellie Spiteri is participating in her school's Jump Rope for Heart program to support family members suffering from Heart Disease.

Aug 7th: Falls Creek Public School students jump into Education Week

Falls Creek Public School celebrated Education Week with all sorts of skills including double dutch, partner skipping and much more!

12 July: Edward students skip for a cause

Edward Public School students in the Year 3 Jumping Jellybeans and Year 4 to 6 Demonstration team treated a large crowd of parents, students and teachers to a skipping show as part of the Jump Rope for Heart day!

10th July: Yenda Public School senior students take the lead with Jump Rope for Heart

Skipping throughout June, the students haven't skipped a beat while keeping active. Lead by the year 5/6 students they've raised over $2,700 for the Heart Foundation!

25th June: Orange Public School students are back again skipping to keep their hearts healthy!

Year six teacher and Jump Rope for Heart coordinator Ashleigh Allwood said taking part in Jump Rope for Heart puts the focus on keeping kids holistically healthy, with a special focus on heart health. Keep up the great work Orange!

27th March: Woodcroft Primary School set new record for South Australia!

Raising a whopping $30,801 for the Heart Foundation, Woodcroft are the first school in South Australia to raise over $20,000 in the 36 years the program has been running. Thank you to Woodcroft and the wider community for the fantastic work! 


7th December: Kununurra District High School, WA 

They jumped, hopped and skipped to the beat raising $4344 for the Heart Foundation. Thank you Kununurra!

21st November: Berrinba Public School raises almost $3000

In just under 3 weeks Berrinba Public School raised $3000! As well as raising important funds, students learnt about the importance of keeping their hearts healthy and strong.

26th September: Jump Rope for Heart getting QLD kids moving

Keeping kids active can be a challenge these days, but Jump Rope for Heart has been getting Queensland kids moving for 35 years, follow the link for video evidence!

24th August: Ballarat's Pleasant Street Primary kids have jumped through their fundraising goal

Successfully skipping through a $10,000 dollar challenge, they also got their teachers' hearts racing. Keep up the great work PSPS!

10th August: 35 years of Jump Rope at Parkes Public School

Parkes Public School is the one school in Australia which has participated in Jump Rope for Heart every year since the program started in 1983. The students at Parkes recently held their Jump Off Day with a special appearance from Happy Heart, and Jump Rope for Heart Field Officer, Alex Fernandez.

6th July: Heart of Lockyer

Jump Rope for Heart demonstration team the Lockyer Leapers have been performing for three decades and have raised close to $70,000 for the Heart Foundation.

3rd July: 110 students at Trangie Central School raise over $4,000 

Steve, the grand father of six-year-old student Harry, visited Trangie Central School to talk about heart health, healthy eating and exercise, after having a heart transplant 2 years ago. The 110 students at Trangie's primary school have just raised over $4,000 for the Heart Foundation. Listen to Steve's story here.

26th June: Muswellbrook Public School joins 35-year legacy in jumping for heart health

“Jump Rope for Heart teaches our kids that being active is rewarding and fun, and encourages them to adopt healthy habits for life,” MPS jump rope coordinator Mikhaila Tomlinson said. “As a school, we have now raised more than $150,000 for the Heart Foundation since our first year participating in the Jump Rope Program back in 1992."

19th June: Year 2 student skips into second place! 

Cian Gollner is being treated for a rare form of cancer and had open heart surgery a year-and-a-half-ago but it hasn’t stopped the the seven-year-old from becoming the second highest fundraiser in Australia.

14th June: Fundraiser reaches $5,000! 

Jasper from Christ Church Grammar School is Australia's highest fundraiser for the program this year, with over $5,000 raised. 300 children from the school are taking part and are set for another year of success.

14th June: Oberon Review: Oberon Public School prepare for Jump Off

Students at Oberon Public School are busy skipping in the lead up to their Jump Off day later in June. Alex, one of the Jump Rope field officers recently visited the school and had the kids doing cross overs, double unders and all sorts of other skipping tricks.

14th June: Northern Daily Leader: Less than 200 students raise more than $4,700!

Kootingal Public School has skipped above its weight - the school of less than 200 students hopped, skipped and jumped over four weeks on the way to raising close to $5,000.

25th May: Busselton Mail: Birthday celebrations at Cornerstone Christian College

It's Jump Rope's birthday and any student who raises over $500 online can win a party at their school. Term 1 winner, Emma, from Cornerstone Christian College raised over $1000. Thanks for your great efforts Emma!