Sunnyhills School

Learning for Life

Learning for Life through our Sunnyhills GEMS

What's on Top?

Welcome to Term 2, Week 8:

Monday 17th June:

  • 12.40pm French lessons for those learners registered in Room 4
  • 7pm BOT meeting for the new trustees

Tuesday 18th June:

  • Year 5 swimming lessons at Lloyd Elsmore continues (all Y5 learners need to bring their swim gear)
  • Optional before school gymnastic practice
  • 12.40pm French lessons in room 4.
  • Lunchtime gymnastics for the Y3/4 team

Wednesday 19th June:

  • Learning as usual

Thursday 20th June:

  • Optional before school gymnastic practice
  • Jammies in June day - students are invited to wear their Pyjamas to school (with sensible shoes/sneakers - no slippers please) in exchange for bringing in a pair of brand new pyjamas to gift to Middlemore Hospital or a cash donation.
  • Visitors from Pukekohe Hill School seeing our Tinker Time and Exploration Station programmes.
  • Last day for Scholastic Book Club issue 4 (order via scholastic loop website)
  • Lunchtime Gymnastics for Y5/6 team.

Friday 21st June:

  • 8am French Lessons in room 4 for those registered.
  • 9am Principal & Parent Perk n' Perch - come along a chat with Mrs Driver, give feedback on the effort ratings for the upcoming learning summary (report)
  • 2pm Kauri Whanau (Y4-6) assembly
  • 3.30pm Young Guns Skate School on the courts for enrolments please email

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Tohungatanga - learned

Ko te kai a te rangatira he kōrero

The food of chiefs is dialogue

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Wheelathon Payments due now please!

Thanks to the PTA sub-committee of Stacey, Claire and Nicola + all the parent volunteers in making our first wheelathon an amazing event for our GEMS!

Our community now needs to help with getting the sponsorship money in please! Sponsorship form and money collected to be returned by Friday 28th June 2019

Payment options:

CASH - placed in an envelope with “Wheelathon” plus student’s name and room number

ONLINE BANKING: Please pay directly into the Sunnyhills School PTA Bank Account: 12-3056-0656969-00 and include the following reference details: Child’s Name - Room Number - Wheelathon

Every $10 returned gets an entry into the prize draw 🌟

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Our Curriculum Portal

We've recently made 'live' our curriculum portal from our website. Have you explored it already? Here's the link

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Travelwise: Y3-6 Biking or scootering Permission

If you believe your child is capable of biking or scootering to school please fill out this form.

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PTA Local Directory Slideshow

What makes Sunnyhills such a unique school?

Mrs Justine Driver, Principal

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.

Have you downloaded our app?

A great portal for you to keep connected with daily notices from each whanau, report an absence or lateness, direct links to Facebook (so you don't need to be a member to view our page), links to the website and Kindo/Our Shop for payments and lunches. Get it on your device today!

So here's the link:

To add the app as a “Home Screen” do the following:

iOS Devices (iPads, iPhones) – Open Safari first: enter address, select the share box, and select “Add to Home Screen.”

Android Devices – Open Chrome: enter address, click three dots on the top right, and select “Add to Home Screen.”