I have only started jumping and I wanted to know how to properly jump, any tips to stay on the horse etc?

Hopefully you have a trainer. Having one will be more affective for your safety. If you don't, I suggest you watch tons and tons of videos whether they are kids doing small jumps, or George Morris teaching international riders. Keep an open mind, and be willing to unlearn to relearn as you start progressing.
When I first started learning I used ground poles for a good week, just to get the feel of finding my stride, my position and keeping the horse straight!!
Hello Annalise,

Start as low as possible and come on a light seat position before the fence to avoid any discomfort for you and the horse during the take off so that you can learn to get the feeling of the jump without disturbing your horse :)

Hope it helped !
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