Sunnyhills School

Learning for Life

Learning for Life through our Sunnyhills GEMS

What's on Top?

Welcome to Term 1, Week 9: 27th - 31st March, Poutū-te-rangi at Sunnyhills...

We've only 9 days left of school for this term.  A full week this week and then short next week, heading into the Easter break.  A heads up that in the last week we will be requesting a gold coin donation for our ANZAC day commemoration.  Good luck today to our GEMS participating in the Weetbix TRYathlon at Point England Reserve.

As part of our learning inquiry next term we are looking at celebrating our culture and stories.  Miss Davis would love for you to consider whether you can help us form some cultural dance groups  please fill out this form if you can support us in anyway.  It may not be dance, you might like to come in and support in another way? Flax weaving, sharing stories of your culture, art? 

This week's reminders:

Rāhina, Monday 27th March, Poutū-te-rangi:

Rātū, Tuesday 28th March, Poutū-te-rangi:

Rāapa, Wednesday 29th March, Poutū-te-rangi:  

Rāpare, Thursday 30thMarch, Poutū-te-rangi

Rāmere, Friday 31st March, Poutū-te-rangi

Ngā Pou E Whā 

To listen, to learn, to act.

Nga mihi nui

Ms. Justine Driver


Covid-19 Continued practices: 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!  If you are covid positive please

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

*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.  sPlease contact them for a quote if you are considering work , renovations, sales etc...!

PTA Directory Listings:

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50th Jubilee update:

Thank you for the continued interest in attending a Jubilee to mark our 50 years.  After much discussion and taking into account the current covid environment, with interest from people wishing to travel to attend, we will hold off to celebrate our 55th Anniversary instead in 2025. 

BYOD - Bring Your Own Device 

Information for new parents and those with children entering Year 3 in 2023 is here

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.