What does your class do to support mental wellbeing?

Schools Competition

Share what you do for wellbeing and be in to win!

This is a creative competition designed for all New Zealand primary and intermediate schools. We want your school to think about what you do to support your mental wellbeing and demonstrate this in a creative way.

The winner of the competition will receive $3000 worth of prizes to create an amazing mindfulness space for their classroom.

$3,000 Prize pack

Win a mindfulness makeover for your classroom! Prize includes:

  • A Pause Breathe Smile mat for your classroom to practice mindfulness on
  • Mindfulness bell
  • Native tree to plant outside at your school
  • Indoor plants to grow and display in your classroom
  • Bean bags
  • Mindful colouring books and pencils
  • Mindfulness books
  • A mindfulness visit by PBS including a mindfulness session
  • Goodie bag with food to practice mindful eating
  • A sensory Kete

How to enter

Get as creative as you want!

Think about the four walls of Te Whare Tapa Wha and all the ways in which your classroom supports one or more of these walls.

If you are already and Pause Breathe Smile classroom, you might like to demonstrate how you use the PBS program in your school.

Submission format
Submit your entry by taking a photo of your creation, creating a video, or telling a story.

Some ideas for entries


Build a model of Te Whare Tapa Whā


Practice some mindful eating


Show us how you practice mindfulness


Play a mindfulness game


Mindful movements


Draw a picture of what you do for wellbeing


Share activities that supports your wairua


Write gratitude letter


Create a sculpture that encompasses wellbeing practices


Tell us how your class does Pause Breathe Smile


Create some wall art or murals


Who can enter?

Each classroom can submit one entry to showcase what they do to support their wellbeing. Entries can be submitted as either a photo, video or story format.

The competition is designed to be a whole class approach. If you have a submission from individual students, the teacher can choose the most creative one that they think best represents wellbeing activities. All primary and intermediate schools in NZ are eligible to enter.  Check T&Cs below.








Week 1

Term 3

For any competition queries, please contact rosy@pausebreathesmile.nz
We look forward to seeing all your entries 

Get your creative juices flowing and enter your school now