Students at Eglinton Public School have raised more then $12,000 for Heart Foundation fundraiser Jump Rope for Heart.
As of Friday morning, the school had raised $12,394, the fourth most of any school in Australia.
Eglinton Public School's Tracey Hicks, who coordinated the event alongside Janean Hanlon, said the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser acted as a way for students to remain active during the coronavirus lockdown.
"During the home learning phase we participated in the Premier's Sporting Challenge and skipping was something that required very little equipment and could be done alone at home or at school," she said.
"We also love the resources that they provide such as skipping ropes and activities which was something we needed this year.
"Once students returned to school after shutdown we got right into learning long rope skills and the stage three students created a skipping team who performed for the other classes on the last day of school.
"Each stage held their Jump Off Day during the last week of school to showcase their new skills and get active with an hour of skipping with music and challenges."
Year one student Xavier Tester has been the standout fundraiser, raising $2,028 himself, the third most of any individual in Australia.
He's registered three hours and 50 minutes of personal skipping time at home but Ms Hicks knows that he has been skipping at school most days as well.
"He said that he asked all his family and friends to donate and they set challenges for him," she said.
"For example, 50 jumps equals $50 this moved to 100 skips equals $100. His mother Michelle said that this motivated him to practise.
"The family are very supportive of school activities and got right behind the cause because they have a history of heart disease in the family. Xavier's grandmother passed away from a massive heart attack so this is something very important to them."
It's been almost 15 years since Eglinton Public School first participated in Jump Rope for Heart.
Ms Hicks said she's been amazed at the amount of money raised.
"Our initial goal was $1000 and we achieved that in the first few days," she said.
"It became a great daily activity for classes to check the amount raised and to see the names of the top fundraisers.
"Students who raise money receive 'thank you' gifts that will be sent to them early next term. Depending on how much they raise, the gift gets more impressive."