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Celebrate the people who make KickStart Breakfast happen

Our KickStart Breakfast Clubs rely on the work of devoted and inspirational volunteers, student leaders and school staff to make things happen. So now it’s time to celebrate their contribution with the KickStart Breakfast Awards.

We want to hear your stories and how your breakfast club, student leader or volunteer makes a difference at your school.

Click here to download the KickStart Breakfast Awards Poster.


  1. Can my school apply if we are not participating in the KickStart Breakfast programme?

    No, only currently participating KickStart Breakfast schools can apply for the awards.

  2. Who can enter on behalf of the school?

    Anyone can apply but the Principal of the school will need to support the entry and ensure the award category has been agreed upon prior to sending through your entry form.

  3. Can the Principal nominate themselves?

    In some schools the Principal is the coordinator, organiser and supporter of the KickStart Breakfast programme. If this is the case, we would happily recommend applying under the Club Award category.

  4. Do I need to complete an entry form or can we be innovative in our approach?

    Now we’re talking! But yes, you still need to fill in the entry form... It is important to fill in the entry correctly and within the deadline for the awards. But, you can provide additional information to support your entry in an innovative way if you wish.

  5. Can I apply for more than one category?

    Yes, just complete a separate entry form for each.

Any other questions?

Phone: 0800 900 070 (option 2)


The judging panel is made up of three judges.
Celia Patrick, Deputy Chief Executive, Partnering for Outcomes, Ministry for Children, Oranga Tamariki

Celia is an experienced senior leader, with over 20 years’ experience leading transformational change programmes and large service delivery teams in the financial services sector. In her last role, Celia was a Group Manager at the New Zealand Transport Agency, responsible for delivery of regulatory services and compliance activities for safe operation of our road and rail networks. Prior to this Celia worked at Housing New Zealand as Director Operations for the Auckland Region, with responsibility for housing assessment and tenancy management for approximately 30,000 state houses across Auckland.

Joanne Fair, Managing Director of People and Culture, Fonterra

Joanne is an experienced human resources and commercial leader, with over a decade of experience in the dairy industry. Having worked in both global and regional roles, including time spent working in Latin America, the US, Europe and Singapore, Joanne has developed extensive experience working with diverse cultures and customers. Prior to Fonterra, Joanne worked predominantly in the Airline Industry, in New Zealand and Australia.

Hayley Scott, Advertising, Media & Sponsorship Manager, Sanitarium

Hayley has been with Sanitarium Health and Wellbeing for 10 years. In this time Hayley has held various Marketing and Brand Management Roles including working on iconic brands like Weet-Bix, Marmite and UP&GO. In her current role, Hayley is responsible for all Communications and Media. Hayley also oversees Sanitarium’s Sponsorship portfolio, of which Kickstart Breakfast is an important part.


Once you've filled in your entry form/s, please either email it to [email protected] or post it to:

The KickStart Breakfast Programme
c/o Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd
PO Box 417, Wellington 6140.

Entry deadline: 1 June 2018 11:59pm
Winners announced between 17 June – 23 June during National Volunteer Week.
Click here to read the full Terms and Conditions.