School Groups

Select Your Event Location Below to Create Your School Group

Follow the relevant link below to fill out our School Group application form to create your school’s group for the 2018/2019 Series. You can expect to receive an email confirming that your School Group application has been approved within two working days. If we have any questions we will contact you to discuss your application further. Please note School group registrations do not carry over from year to year and they are limited to one per school.

For applicants who are not employees of the school they are applying for, please remember to email authorisation from your school principal or senior teacher to tryathlon@sanitarium.co.nz. We will not be able to process your application until we receive this.

Mt Maunganui Christchurch Afternoon
Rotorua Nelson
South Auckland Dunedin
Central West Auckland Hutt City
Central East Auckland Wellington
Hastings Palmerston North
Hamilton Hibiscus Coast
Gisborne New Plymouth
Christchurch Morning Bay of Islands

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The Benefits

Last season over 750 schools created a School Group. Register this year and receive the following benefits:

  1. Linked students will receive the School Group Discounted entry price.
  2. School Groups can bring a marquee to set up on site.
  3. School Coordinators can manage their group through their School Group dashboard, and will receive regular updates from the TRYathlon Schools Manager.
  4. Gives your students a shared experience that brings the school community together.
  5. All eligible School Groups will receive a free school group photo, taken at event, and go into the draw to win awesome prizes from our partners (see below for prize details).

School Group Registration Flow Chart

Click below to download an overview flow chart showing the process for entering students into your School Group.

School Group Prizes

If your school has registered as a group at your event, your students can receive a school group discount for their entry fee and help your school to win great prizes! This series’ prizes include:

– 18 x 15 FREE 2019/2020 Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Series entries (rrp value $855) thanks to Sanitarium
– 18 x Sanitarium Product Packs (rrp value $300) thanks to Sanitarium
– 18 x $300 Sports Gear Vouchers thanks to Toyota
– 18 x School Coordinator Prizes of a Wattie’s Product Hamper (rrp value $50) thanks to Wattie’s
– 18 x School Coordinator Prizes of an Asics Jacket (rrp value $95) thanks to Asics
– 2 x Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon Merchandise Prize Pack (rrp value $600) thanks to Sanitarium
– 5 x $1000 Bike Barn Vouchers thanks to Bike Barn
– 5 x $1000 Haier Appliance Vouchers thanks to Haier
– 6 x $500 Warehouse Stationery Vouchers thanks to Warehouse Stationery
– 6 x $150 St Pierres Sushi Vouchers thanks to St Pierres Sushi

Prize Categories

At each event four School Group prizes and two School Coordinator prizes will be randomly selected from the above prize pool and be awarded to:

  • The School Group with the largest number of participants entered.
  • The School Group with the largest percentage of their school roll entered as participants. This gives all our smaller schools a great chance to win a prize! (School rolls as supplied by the Ministry of Education)
  • Two other randomly selected School Groups who have registered enough participants to meet the prize eligibility threshold.
  • The School Coordinator of the School Group with the largest number of participants entered.
  • The School Coordinator of the School Group with the largest percentage of their school roll entered as participants. (School rolls as supplied by the Ministry of Education)

School Prize Eligibility

In order for your school to qualify for prizes, the school group will need to have a minimum number of participants entered:

School Roll * Number of Participants Required
100+ 15+ students
51-100 10+ students
50 or less 5+ students

*School rolls as supplied by Ministry of Education

Key Messages for School communications

Below are some key messages that you can include in your school newsletter and on your Facebook page to help keep your school community informed.
Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon

    • Entries are open for the (your local event name) Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon on (event date) at (event location).
    • The TRYathlon is all about giving it a TRY and is rewarding and fun day out for you and your child.
    • Participants need to be aged 7 – 15 years old and can complete the TRYathlon as an individual or in a team of two.
    • (This year) Our school has created a School Group which you can join when you enter from home. Search for (your school name ) when prompted. By linking to our school group it will give us the chance to win some cool prizes..
    • To enter the TRYathlon visit www.try.weetbix.co.nz
    • If someone you know requires financial assistance to enter the TRYathlon, through either subsidised entry fees or funding for necessary equipment, then you can apply to the Weet-Bix TRYathlon foundation for assistance. Visit www.try.weetbix.co.nz for details.
    • If you have any school related questions please contact (school coordinator) on (email) otherwise contact the Weet-Bix TRYathlon team; email tryathlon@sanitarium.co.nz or phone 0800 WEETBIX

Registration Close Dates for School Groups

Event

(All cut-offs occur at midnight)

School Coordinator Applications Close Bulk Upload Spreadsheet Entries
by School Coordinator Close
Linking & School Group Discount Close
Mt Maunganui Wednesday 31 October 2018 Wednesday 7 November 2018 Monday 19 November 2018
Rotorua Wednesday, 7 November 2018 Wednesday, 14 November 2018 Monday, 26 November 2018
South Auckland Sunday, 11 November 2018 Sunday, 18 November 2018 Thursday, 29 November 2018
Central West Auckland Wednesday, 14 November 2018 Wednesday, 21 November 2018 Monday, 3 December 2018
Central East Auckland Wednesday, 16 January 2019 Wednesday, 23 January 2019 Sunday, 3 February 2019
Hastings Sunday, 20 January 2019 Monday, 28 January 2019 Wednesday, 6 February 2019
Hamilton Wednesday, 23 January 2019 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 Monday, 11 February 2019
Gisborne Sunday, 27 January 2019 Sunday, 3 February 2019 Wednesday, 13 February 2019
Christchurch
Morning & Afternoon
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 Wednesday, 6 February 2019 Monday, 18 February 2019
Nelson Wednesday, 6 February 2019 Wednesday, 13 February 2019 Monday, 25 February 2019
Dunedin Wednesday, 13 February 2019 Wednesday, 20 February 2019 Sunday, 4 March 2019
Hutt City Sunday, 17 February 2019 Sunday, 24 February 2019 Sunday, 10 March 2019
Wellington Wednesday, 20 February 2019 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 Monday, 11 March 2019
Palmerston North Sunday, 24 February 2019 Sunday, 3 March 2019 Wednesday, 13 March 2019
Hibiscus Coast Wednesday, 27 February 2019 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 Monday, 18 March 2019
New Plymouth Sunday, 3 March 2019 Sunday, 10 March 2019 Thursday, 21 March 2019
Bay of Islands Wednesday, 13 March 2019 Wednesday, 20 March 2019 Monday, 1 April 2019

School Coordinator Dashboard

To access your School Coordinator Dashboard, go to the link as per the list below and input your email address to receive a Security Email which will grant you access to your Group Summary page.
Note: These emails and links are only live for 20min, but you can get a new email and link at anytime.

 

Mt Maunganui Christchurch Afternoon
Rotorua Nelson
South Auckland Dunedin
Central West Auckland Hutt City
Central East Auckland Wellington
Hastings Palmerston North
Hamilton Hibiscus Coast
Gisborne New Plymouth
Christchurch Morning Bay of Islands

School group dashboard screenshot guide

Weet-Bix Tryathlon Foundation

The Weet-Bix TRYathlon Foundation was established in 2007 by Sanitarium staff to enable underprivileged and disadvantaged kiwi children the opportunity to take part in and experience the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon.

You can apply to the Weet-Bix TRYathlon Foundation for subsidised entries or equipment to help your students take part with your school group by filling out the online application form on the Foundation webpage.

I need help!

Our Registration & Call Centre team are available to answer any questions you may have. You can contact us on 0800 WEET BIX (9338 249) or at tryathlon@sanitarium.co.nz.

Our office hours are:
Monday to Thursday 9am – 5pm
Fridays 9am – 1pm