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Welcome to Term 3, Week 9:

Congratulations to our Kapa Haka group for their marvellous performance on Saturday at the Koanga Festival.  They did us proud! All the hard work that Whaea Tearani, Tiana, Kylie and Matua Jimmy have put into guiding our tamariki paid off! We had super community and whanau support too! So thank you! Here is their performance if you haven't seen it already...

Monday: We have the library roadshow visiting us today. 9am Seniors, 10am Middles, 11am Juniors

Tuesday: We are hosting the HPPA Inter School Mathex Competion at 9.30am. Good luck to our Mathex team!

Wednesday: 2pm Middle Team Trash to Fashion Extravaganza

Thursday: Please come along to our Celebration Assembly at 1.30pm.  This is an opportunity to show case our performing arts with our Kapa Haka, Dance, Music and Choir groups performing.

Friday: PTA Mufti Day! Come along dressed in a Onesie - if you don't have a onesie, then regular mufti is permitted.  $2 donation in cash or via www.wrapitup.co.nz (don't forget to pay for your calendar orders while you are there).  It is also the last day of the term.  We finish at our normal time of 3pm.

Work starts this week on the Senior Courtyard Roof! Before school please wait in the following areas: Juniors - in the junior courtyard, Middles - on the decking outside Rooms 14-18, Seniors - under the shade sails by the Performing Arts Centre.  This is the last week for our recycling of soft plastics - keep bringing them along (we are onto our third bag!).

Lastly, please book early and get your team entry in for the PTA Twilight Golf Open.  Details for the 14th October event are here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1iMtuFS_nJecVVCMnBxNHk2bU95X0hmaURKM0lFd18xTmxZ/view

Have a wonderful week 9!

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Check out our 2015 Highlights below:

What makes Sunnyhills such a unique school?

It is a place where children are articulate, caring and respectful, displaying a strong sense of citizenship; a place endorsed by a safe and nurturing community. Our parents have high expectations of their children, matched by unconditional support.  At Sunnyhills we strive to unlock the potential in every child as we grow lifelong learners.

Our business first and foremost is children’s learning; preparing our young people with the skills they need for the future. The Sunnyhills’ ‘Learning for life’ philosophy fosters independence, curiosity and critical thinking.  Students are engaged, and lead their own learning pathways through inquiry based topics.  They display a ‘have a go’ attitude and are not afraid to take responsible risks. 

Opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom are plentiful and diverse.  Children’s learning is supported by high quality teaching, well resourced classrooms, a music specialist and we have learning assistants in all of our junior classrooms. The Arts, sports and culture are valued and are an integral part of our varied programme.

Justine Driver
Principal