Win a wellbeing sanctuary & morning tea with Sir Ashley!

Calling educators of tamariki aged 5 – 12! Enter the Pause Breathe Smile Classroom Hauora Competition in Term 2. Be in to win the most awesome wellbeing sanctuary from Mindfull and have Sir Ashley visit your school!

What does your classroom do to support mental wellbeing? What does mindfulness and wellbeing mean to you? Do you do mindfulness activities with you tamariki? Maybe you have a great te whare tapa whā display or a classroom kindness treaty – we want to hear from you!

Share your mahi and be in to win a Mindfull sanctuary for your classroom and have Sir Ashley Bloomfield visit your school!

The Pause Breathe Smile Hauora Competition celebrates the activities tamariki and kaiako undertake to support wellbeing within their classrooms.

Such great work is being created every day in schools throughout Aotearoa. This competition aims to share, inspire, promote and reward the mind health initiatives educators are developing with their students to foster a positive classroom environment and set kids up for a healthy future.

You don’t need to be a Pause Breathe Smile school to enter. The competition is open to every Primary and Intermediate school and kura throughout Aotearoa.

Key Dates for 2024 Competition

  • Entries open: 29 April, 2024
  • Entries close: 5 July, 2024
  • Winner announced: 29 July, 2024
  • Prize delivered: 20 August, 2024

What you need to enter

  • Educator Name
  • Email Address 
  • Classroom/Year Level
  • School Name
  • Explanation of classroom submission
  • Consent to share imagery of tamariki
  • Confirmation of 20 August for school visit from Sir Ashely should yours be the winning entry!

Get you entry in asap…

Entry ideas, criteria and entry forms

Pause Breathe Smile with Southern Cross is a mind health programme designed to help children aged 5 to 12 learn the essential skills and tools to manage the ups and downs of life and set them up for a healthy future. It delivered in schools, by teachers.

Southern Cross, New Zealand’s leading independent health and wellness provider, has joined forces with the Pause Breathe Smile Trust and the Mental Health Foundation. Together they share a vision of equipping every child in New Zealand with the tools to achieve positive mind health. Through this partnership the Pause Breathe Smile programme is available to any primary or intermediate school at no cost to the schools.

Pause Breathe Smile is the nation’s own locally designed and internationally recognised schools’ mindfulness-based programme. The results are backed by research and wellbeing science and neuroscience, and show that Pause Breathe Smile increases wellbeing, reduces stress, boosts conflict resolution skills and enhances self-awareness.

The Pause Breathe Smile programme became funded by Southern Cross in September 2020 and by April 2024 has trained educators at more than 477 schools reaching over 143,000 children.

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