Welcome

Welcome Term 1, Week 5:

Monday: Learning as usual.  Did you know each Monday we have a Mandarin Language Assistant (M.L.A) working with us?  We share Yunye with St Mark's, Wakaaranga and Farm Cove Intermediate Schools.  Yunye is from China and is working in NZ as a M.L.A before returning to take up a teaching position.

Tuesday: 1.45pm New Parent Meeting for pre-enrolled students ready to start Sunnyhills.  This meeting replaces the one that used to be scheduled after hours in the evening each term.

Wednesday & Thursday: Learning as usual.

Friday: Please return your slips to let us know if your child will need supervision for the Paid Union Meeting on Tues 13th March.  Whole School Assembly at 2.15pm - all welcome! Come along to find out about some of the EOTC adventures.

Reminders:

Please vote daily for the School Gen Competition - http://www.schoolgen.co.nz/voteforyourschool/ Y ou can use all devices in your household - consistent voting will keep us going - we need 560 votes per day to get one actual vote in their proportion system, to give all schools of various sizes a fair chance.  This promotion goes on till the start of April - so let's be consistent and in the habit of voting please.  IF we win one of the prizes ($25k, $15K or $10k) we will put it towards science and technology resources - and a virtual reality expeditions kit for the school.

Biking or scootering to school - please fill out this form if you give your child permission to bike or scooter https://goo.gl/forms/SBPB3H59pH0KlPrG3

Rotary Tip Top Fun Day - Sunday 25th March.  It is a super day where families support the teams.  It is a Sunday, so we can only go ahead with this activity if we have the parent supervision.  The cost per child is $3.50 .  There are still 25 spaces left for students in Year 4-6.  Please fill in the form here: http://bit.ly/tiptop18  There is space for 20 more students to join the team. A reminder to please pay.

 

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