Big Heart Day

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In February join us and hold a Big Heart Day at your early learning service to help the Heart Foundation fight New Zealand’s single biggest killer – heart disease.

Big Heart Day is about coming together with your children, staff and whānau to celebrate what it means to look after your heart.  

Holding a Big Heart Day is fun and easy - be as creative as you like. By taking part, you’ll go in the draw to win a special visit at your centre from our mascot, Hearty! 

If you’re already taking part in the Healthy Heart Award, you can use your Big Heart Day to help with the Collaboration strand and engage your parents and whānau in fun activities around healthy eating and physical activity.

Take part and you can

  • Use the event as a healthy way to kick-off the new year
  • Find lots of opportunities to link to Te Whāriki
  • Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the same time
  • Contribute to the Heart Foundation’s vital work
  • Win a visit from Hearty!

If you held a Big Heart Day in 2019

How to win!

  • Choose which categories you will enter
    • Best whole centre engagement
    • Healthiest kai
    • Most active day
    • Most creative learning experiences
  • Take photos of your Heart Day event
  • Send best 3 photos per category to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with category name in subject line
  • Winners will be announced by the 12th April

Donation bucket

Any donations collected can be transferred to the Heart Foundation account: BNZ 02-0192-0049684-004.

Please use your Ministry of Education number as a reference.