Finalists have been announced for the annual Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards, and we’re thrilled to announce that two of the finalists are Crackerjack Kids schools. Both Kaiti School (Gisborne) and Glenavon School (Auckland) have been using Crackerjack Kids over the past couple of years, and are now in the running to win at the prestigious awards.
After months of development, we’ve launched the first phase of our online portal for primary schools. Teachers can now log in and access all our Crackerjack Kids material at the click of a button, with our new Learning Management System. We are continuing to develop the site, which will eventually include online professional development for teachers.
Raureka School in Hastings has signed up to start using Crackerjack Kids, making it the first school in the Hawke’s Bay to partner with us. We’ve already started training the school’s teachers, and can see the potential of bringing Crackerjack Kids to more schools in the area.
We’ve been privileged to write a brand new kids character-building resource, for New Zealand Rugby. ‘I’m A Little Rippa’ is a six-week module that provides teachers and coaches with a way to teach kids life values through rugby drills and exercises; and it comes complete with motivational videos from key All Blacks.
We’re pleased to announce we have a new addition to the InnerFit team: meet our new Crackerjack Kids Trainer Sam Shuttlewood. Sam comes with a wealth of teaching experience, and he will now be working alongside teachers to help them implement Crackerjack Kids effectively in their schools.
Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti have just completed their report on the two-year Crackerjack Kids pilot we ran with them in Gisborne. Results from the pilot are overwhelmingly positive. All 14 primary schools involved are continuing to use Crackerjack Kids, and we’ve also signed up seven more schools from the region.
Ken is the CEO and founder of InnerFit, a New Zealand not-for-profit organisation, staffed and supported by business leaders, consultants and sportspeople who hold the belief that success starts within.
Are you passionate, a self starter and a great communicator InnerFit NZ Trust is seeking an experienced and highly motivated teacher to implement the Trust’s Crackerjack Kids (CJK) Health & Physical Education Teacher Training and resources in NZ schools. Crackerjack Kids integrates the teaching of core values and physical education to enable Children to develop … Continue reading Job Listing: Crackerjack Kids Trainer: Auckland
Last month, we hosted an event to celebrate our organisation’s 12th birthday, and to officially launch our new branding. It was great seeing many of the familiar faces who have been part of the InnerFit journey along the way, helping us get to where we are today.
The work of InnerFit is made possible by the generosity of many trusts and donors. We are committed to developing resources that help people reach their full potential, and we couldn’t do it without our supporters. InnerFit Founder & CEO Ken Youngson recently filmed a video thanking our sponsors, with an update on what’s to come. Read more to watch the video.
InnerFit has a range of seminars and workshops on offer, which have been designed to help businesses get the best from their staff. If you’re interested in booking a keynote speaker for your staff kick-off early next year, or if you’d like us to customise a workshop for your team, we’d love to hear from you.
As part of our Crackerjack Kids online resource, we are developing a section that will offer supporting material for parents. This will allow parents from schools using Crackerjack Kids to follow what their children are learning in the classroom, and back it up with conversation starters and exercises at home.