Sunnyhills School

Learning for Life

Learning for Life through our Sunnyhills GEMS

What's on Top?

Welcome to Term 3, Week 10: 21st - 25th September, Mahuru:

Kia ora Sunnyhills Whānau

As we head into our last week of term, it continues to be another regular learning on-site due to the Level 2.5 restrictions.


Don't forget to order your doughnuts for Friday via kindo to support this worthy cause. ORDERS CLOSE TONIGHT so don't miss out.

1 for $3.00/ or /2 for $5.00

PTA PE/SWIM Bag orders - are on Kindo too... $10 a great all year round purposeful water proof kit bag for PE items!

We finish on Friday for Term 3 at the normal time of 3pm.

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Rāhina, Monday 21st September - Mahuru:

  • Bikes, Scooters & Helmets: Rooms 1,2,3,17.

Rātū, Tuesday 22nd September - Mahuru:

  • Bikes, Scooters & Helmets: Rooms 14,15,16.

Rāapa, Wednesday 23rd September - Mahuru:

  • Bikes, Scooters & Helmets: Rooms 18,19, 11,12

Rāpare, Thursday 24th September - Mahuru:

  • Bikes, Scooters & Helmets: Rooms 13,21,22,24.

Rāmere, Friday 25th September - Mahuru:

  • Bikes, Scooters & Helmets: Rooms 23,8,9a & 9,10.

  • Donuts delivered to those that have ordered them

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Let's continue to be guided by our G-E-M-S:

🟢G: = GROWTH...keeping focused on learning!

🔴E: = EMPATHY...Everyday Learning for Life while fostering effective relationships with our GEMS and community

🔵M: = MANA, acting with pride and integrity - doing the right thing even when no one is looking.

🟡S: = SELF BELIEF... growing confidence in language, culture and identity! Knowing myself as a learner and growing resilience.

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Kotahi - As one

Kotahi te hoe, ka ū te waka ki uta

Paddling in unison the waka will reach land

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Noho ora mai

Justine Driver, Principal

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Level 2 Reminders: Thanks for your continued support getting our GEMS to wait at the gates prior to 8.30am and IF you are coming onto site to the Kiss, Wave and Go areas that you scan the QR code for contact tracing. PLEASE do keep physically distant when waiting and follow the ONE WAY systems (particularly on The Crest entry area - exit down the driveway - not on the pathway please).

Covid-19 Update: At Sunnyhills we continue to uphold our hygiene and cleaning practices for the remainder of the term. Washing hands, santising, teaching personal hygiene (coughing into elbows, encouraging not touching their face). Please continue to promote hygiene at home too!

Contact Tracking is ESSENTIAL and continues to be encouraged through the Ministry of Health QR code which you will find on our gates and buildings and it is your responsibility to complete this so that you can track your own movements.

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*SUPPORT LOCAL * PTA Directory Listings *

Here are the quick contact links to those business that are supporting us! The PTA local partnership of these business helps supports us at Sunnyhills! Listings will be on our weekly update, linked from the @School App now (instead of the contact tracing), on our website and in our newsletters. Please contact them for a quote if you are considering work , renovations, sales etc...!

PTA Directory Listings:

1. Auckland Roofcraft, Ph: 09 579 8889, Visit:

2. Carpetland, Debbie Sirett Ph: 09 534 4000, Visit:

3. Fab Drivers, Nicki and Rachel Ph: 09 576 5554, Visit:

4. Golden Olive Restaurant, Sonelia Ph: 09 576 0057, Visit:

5. JVS Gasfitting, Jason Sammut Ph: 022 587 4968, Visit:

6. Kip McGrath, Janine Attaya Ph: 09 576 9069, Visit:

7. LA Plumbing, Luke Anderson Ph: 021 169 4957, Visit:

8. Omni Financial Services, Mike Willoughby Ph: 021 402 508, Visit:

9. Ray White, Jon Jaksic Ph: 021 113 9963, Visit:

10. SR Kitchens, Scott Reid Ph: 021 243 3910, Visit:

11. Stomp Kids Shoes, Ph: 09 535 0586, Visit:

12. Thompson Automotive, Mark and Grant Ph: 09 576 3997, Visit:

13. Yard Monkey, Bryce Cooper Ph: 021 618 121, Visit:

PTA Local Directory Slideshow

Read our STRONG Education Review by clicking the image below:

Read our STRONG Education Review Office Report

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 and environmental educational specialist teachers 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.

Ms. Justine Driver


Have you downloaded our app?

Sunnyhills School is committed to providing the best education possible for your child. We have communicated with you our new Spotlight reporting changes that are being phased in. To this end, you now have the ability to securely view information about your child through the new Parent APP and in time have greater access digitally to real-time reporting on your child's current learning progress (this aspect has not been fully released to our community yet). We encourage all parents to download the APP and log in, as you will also find this a useful portal for school notices too!

iOS Devices (iPads, iPhones)

Android Devices

Click directly on the link to the left (or the link/logo) at the top of this webpage to view the computer view of your child's portal.