Response from Brett
It blows me away when I read all the testimonials we receive. Thank you to everybody who continues to support JUMP JAM, kids physical fitness and health. We know that engaged children learn more academically and aerobic activity has a dramatic effect on learning adaptation. So keep JUMP JAMming!
Having been a part of Jump Jam competitions since 2006, I can’t imagine ever not being a part of these amazing experiences! I love it. What this competition gives to each student who is involved is incredible. The greatest thing for me is the self-belief and self-esteem. Every child I have ever coached and gained hugely in these areas. The dedication and hard work that goes into it often then spills over into the classroom, where students are more driven and diligent, consequently improving learning outcomes.
I found the competing teams in 2017 to be some of the nicest groups I have come across. It was so wonderful to see this emphasis on sportsmanship. Thank you again for the opportunity for our students.
Awhitu District School, South Auckland
Kristie Thomas – Principal
I have watched my daughter Brooklyn, for the past 2 years get up in the middle of winter and be at school by 8am rain, hail or shine, give up her lunch breaks, give up after school friends after school to commit to Jump Jam because she loves it so much.
It is an awesome program and the commitment from yourselves, the teachers and the students is just over whelming.
Brooklyn hasn’t had the easiest of lives and things haven’t always been easy for her, she has anxiety, is always stressed and worries about everyone and everything.
Jump Jam gives her a way to release her frustration, anger, sadness and always makes her smile.
As a mum I can’t tell you how much that means to me for her to have something that she belongs to, loves and enjoys and gives her something good in her life. So again a big Thank You and as scary as it is sending my daughter off to another country across the ocean, I know she will have an experience of a lifetime and make memories that will be with her forever and I know she is in safe hands.
All the best for the JUMP JAM National Competition on Saturday and please know how much Jump Jam and the awesome work you and Brett do is appreciated and valued.
What a valuable and amazing program Thank you again!
Mother of Brooklyn from Perth Australia
- It fits within multiple curriculum’s….. the PE and ARTS and
- Fun. Every time you use Jump Jam you see fun verbally, physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively. A stimulus to again improve school and class tone leading ultimately to better learning environments
- Takes you on a journey. This comes out of the mouth of students and teachers I have come across. It is not just about doing a bit of fitness or doing some Jump Jam. Many actually take a journey that involves dance, music, communication with others and have fun while they are doing it
Neil Curtis emailed Kidz Aerobix this incredible Testimonial that we had to include it as a PDF. Click this link for more comments. Testimonial Neil Curtis. He is now at St Patrick’s School, Waimate and has these degrees, M.TchLcn, PGradDipEd, PGDipMathEd, DipTch, DipSptRec, CQA, ANZIM
Pinehill School in Auckland love that JUMP JAM Teachers Resource kits give them everything they need to get their kids motivated. There is more to it than just an aerobic workout. JUMP JAM is used as a leadership too for students. For the kids who like physical activity but aren’t physically coordinated, JUMP JAM music and routines are good fun.
Pinehill School, Browns Bay, Auckland
I love the way JUMP JAM is so easy to incorporate into your day at anytime. It’s possible to just do a quick warm up / brain jog in your class room if you have mat space or you can use it as a 10 minute fitness activity and can involve other rooms as well if wanted. Because there is a DVD for every routine you don’t even have to do it yourself or need leaders. At our school we have syndicates who all come to the hall at the same time each week for half an hour to do as many routines as they can fit in. We are also able to do it outside as we have portable sound system and the kids know so many routines off by heart. We use student leaders to run lunchtime sessions as well as class sessions and it provides these kids with plenty of opportunities to develop their confidence, problem solve, improve their organisational skills and become positive role models in our school. Covers every Key Competency!
JUMP JAM is loads of fun, easy to follow and improves the students fitness without them realising it makes me use it.
Omanu School, Mt Maunganui, NZ
I keep hearing parents comment about how their children’s confidence has grown since starting JUMP JAM. The system is easy to use and has simple instructions to follow. Everything is done for you and it sure makes my job easier.
St Mary’s Tauranga (Coach of winning JUMP JAM Challenge National titles)
Kim Artus, Parent & Coach
For Halswell School the JUMP JAM programme is quick and easy fitness in all weather – inside or out.
The JUMP JAM competitions are an event our children can be involved in and gives them a chance to gain leadership skills.
Overall JUMP JAM gets children motivated to keep fit and the children enjoy it.
Lisa Dovey, BA (Psyc/Educ) & DipTch, Christchurch, NZ
At Darfield School we run JUMP JAM as part of our school wide health/PE program. The entire school (230 students) participates on average in 3 x 15 minute compulsory sessions per week. I also use it daily to break up lessons. We also run it on a Friday afternoon for an hour for students who have met all of their goals for the week as a reward – they love it!
As teachers we love seeing the program entirely lead by students.
Darfield School, Christchurch
The resource packs come with the teachers tips that are great and easy to learn … But equally awesome are the DVD’s for schools that don’t have the luxury of instructors. The DVD’s are simple for students to follow. The students love all the different flavours, cultures, and levels for all age groups.
The music & choreography is energizing, inspiring, fun, & achievable. Everyone gets to express themselves.
Seeing kids have fun through fitness, makes me do it! You will see kids from the most extreme socio economic corners excel in this program. Now Because of JUMP JAM, excel, means many things! Most will smile, most will get fitter and all gain confidence. In my community i myself could gain no more pleasure than a child proudly and confidently lifts their head and says “Hi Liz” when we meet in the playground, in town & everywhere because of our journey with JUMP JAM.
Hilltop School, Taupo, NZ Cert Fitness Instructor (Lvl 3) & NZ Cert Group Fitness Instruction (Level 3)
“Most enjoyable Workshop, easy to follow, great that you gave the music and choreography and (thankful) not to have to source music myself.”
Milson School, Palmerston North
Angela Armstrong-Lush, Teacher
My son Mark got the opportunity to join the team competing in the JUMP JAM competitions. He changed…I had never seen such an animated, focused, enthusiastic, happy Mark. JUMP JAM brought out his commitment to a team, persistence, concentration, determination to be precise with energy and a love of performing. So much so that he was asked to co-choreograph his years end of year dance and he lead the year in front at graduation. Many people couldn’t take their eyes of his smiling face. Jump jam brings a big smile to his face every time. It is infectious and he now has his sisters wanting to do JUMP JAM at St Mary’s this year.
It has done wonders for Marks confidence and opened up a whole new world for him. Thank you for creating this amazing children’s resource.
Sports Coordinator at Victoria Ave Primary, Remuera, Auckland
Bridget Hughes, Parent & Teacher
The JUMP JAM Student Leadership Workshop with the students was skillfully facilitated. The teacher provided challenges that extended the students knowledge in a fun and creative way. She used clear progressions and took students through a journey that allowed them to apply the knowledge gained during the time to the routines that she taught them.
She modeled superbly what it was to ‘teach’ rather than follow. The students enjoyed her workshop thoroughly. The teacher also allowed the students to face some realities about the skills they need to develop to become a Leader.
This was a superb and extremely beneficial workshop for the students from St Marks. What a great workshop!!
The JUMP JAM Extravaganza has boosted the children’s confidence. They found the whole experience exciting and rewarding. Thank you!
St Mark’s parent & Ex HOD Dance Teacher
Jan Shand Parent & Teacher
“The kids had a blast!! JUMP JAM & the Extravaganza, gives the students a definite progression through levels of competition.”
We now have a house JUMP JAM competition where our 4 houses will battle it out on stage to be the JUMP JAM champs.
“This Extravaganza certainly has promoted JUMP JAM within the school. Students use up all their lunch times as team practice.