The New Zealand’s Healthiest Schools Challenge (“Challenge”) is carried out jointly by AIA International Limited, New Zealand branch and Sovereign Services Limited (“AIA/Sovereign”), with assistance from Azion Wellness Limited (“Azion”).
Members of the public may nominate schools to enter the Challenge online at healthiestschools.co.nz/nominate between 8-26 August 2018. Nominations do not guarantee the school entry to participate in the Challenge. It is an opportunity for the public to encourage a school to participate, and gives a school an extra chance to win a sports grant prize should that school be selected to participate and participates in the Challenge. The nominated schools will be contacted by Azion and encouraged to register their interest in the Challenge.
The principal or teachers of a school need to register and if their registration is successful will make the final decision on whether a class is able to participate in the Challenge. This is to ensure they have capacity to participate alongside their other educational plans for Term 4.
Classes of New Zealand schools must apply to enter the Challenge. Teachers can apply on behalf of their class by registering interest for their class to participate in the Challenge directly at healthiestschools.co.nz.
Entry into the Challenge is subject to availability and registering interest or being nominated does not guarantee entry. AIA/Sovereign are committed to helping NZ become the healthiest, most protected nation in the world, and Azion will structure the selection process to ensure fair weighting to student ages, decile ranges and geographical spread in New Zealand. The selection of an individual class to participate in the Challenge does not guarantee that other classes within the same school can participate. Azion will host all registrations of interest and will release successful requests into entering the Challenge before the challenge start date.
Throughout the Challenge, participating schools will get the chance to win the prizes specified below.
$50,000 worth of AIA and Sovereign sports grants
There is $50,000 total worth of sports grants for schools to win. The winning schools will be drawn at random and sports grants delivered to schools as 1x $10,000 cheque, 4x $5,000 cheques and 20x $1,000 cheques at the end of the challenge.
Schools receive entries to the draw for the sports grant prize pool via the following means:
Sports grants will be drawn the week commencing 26 November 2018 and the winning schools will be notified within 7 business days of the draw.
Only a maximum of 1 of the above sports prize grants can be won by a single school. Schools may be deemed ineligible to win a prize at AIA/Sovereign’s sole discretion if they registered but displayed no or limited engagement with the Challenge.
Coaching clinics with two Tottenham Hotspur International Development coaches
Participating schools will also have the chance to receive a visit from two Tottenham Hotspur International Development coaches, who will perform a general wellbeing session with students and may also run a soccer coaching clinic with selected kids (up to a maximum of 40). Teachers will be notified with more information on how to enter in September. Schedule times and details are to be agreed with the principals of schools that win.
Five trips to an exclusive soccer skills session in Sydney with a world-famous soccer star
Challenge participants will be given the opportunity to enter a draw to win a trip for two (one adult, one child between 8-13 years old) to fly to Sydney for an exclusive soccer skills session. There are 5 trips to be won. Teachers and Support Crew particpants will be notified with more information on how to enter in September. For further information and full terms and conditions click here
Throughout the challenge (16 October – 23 November 2018), there may be more chances to enter weekly challenges and win further prizes, announced in the weekly email communications sent to both teachers and parents of participants that have opted in.