Sunnyhills School

Learning for Life

Learning for Life through our Sunnyhills GEMS

What's on Top?

Welcome to Term 2, Week 8: 20th - 24th June, Pipiri.

Kia ora Sunnyhills Whanau

A short week ahead. Just 3 weeks to go till the end of the term and 2 weeks until our BIG exciting jumpathon event! The excitement is building with our increasing fundraising totals each day on our currently at $15,560 - which is amazing! We've met our first target for "sliming" someone special! Me, Ms. Driver! Check out our SLIME CHART HERE to see the other brave people keen to be slimed! We would love to get our MP, Simeon Brown slimed next along with more teachers! Simeon is super keen to be part of our event! Please continue to encourage friends, family, co-workers to consider a small $10 for your child. Every $10 donation helps! The class competition is going strong too! If each child was able to get $40-$50 sponsorship we will be able to get over $20,000 towards our COLA project!

Pizza Lunch orders on KINDO for our Friday 1st July, jumpathon. Please get your order in asap.

If you are considering coming along to support your GEM on the day of the jumpathon - current organisational thinking (if you need time off work) is:

9-9.30am Kauri Whanau jumping (Y5/6)

9.30-10am Kowhai Whanau jumping (Y3/4)

10-10.30am Koru Whanau jumping (Y0/1-2)

10.30am coffee/tea for visitors in the hall with the PTA then after morning tea from 11.10-11.30 we will have the whole school on the courts for the "sliming" event!

Waharoa blessing - we are currently working with Te Tahawai marae and mana whenua, Ngai Tai ki Tamaki to finalise the protocols for this important taonga for Sunnyhills. Further details will be out shortly, we may have to change the date.

Here are your reminders:

Rāhina, Monday 20th June, Pipiri:

  • Bikes/scooters: Year 2 & Room 18

  • 7pm Board Meeting in the staffroom. Later in the year we will hold our Board elections, if anyone is interested in knowing more about standing for election to our school board, please come along to find out more!

Rātū, Tuesday 21st June, Pipiri:

  • Bikes/scooters: Year 4

  • Jammies in June Day - please bring a donation of NEW pajamas or money for the Middlemore Foundation. Last year we got 182 pairs of pajamas - can we beat this?

Rāapa, Wednesday 22nd June, Pipiri:

  • Bikes/scooters: Rooms 4 & 5

  • Bright Sparks Transition programme 1.45pm - 2.45pm

  • School Lunch service via = Sushi

Rāpare, Thursday 23rd June, Pipiri:

  • Bikes/scooters: Year 5

  • New Entrant visitors

  • School Lunch service via = Subway (we have had to stop the Thai, as there was not enough support for this menu).

Rāmere, Friday 24th June, Pipiri:

  • School closed to observe Matariki, enjoy your long weekend!

COVID CASE UPDATE: Please email me ( if your child is at home isolating with a member of their household who is positive (or if they have tested positive) as I will need to calcuate their return date. Likewise, please inform me if your child tests positive as I also have to inform the Ministry of cases directly related to either students or staff. Thank you for your support in this matter. Please be assured that confidentiality and your privacy is maintained at our end to not disclose your family or child's name should your household have a positive case.

NEW LUNCHES THROUGH is proving to be very popular. This is not through Kindo/EZ Lunch - it is a change and you must register through the link above. You may also note that Dollars For Schools also offers support to the school via families purchasing coupons for other local businesses prior to your custom there. At the top of their webpage you will see "School Lunches" for that portal on their site, or "Shop Now" for access to coupons for local businesses. Each coupon purchased prior to visiting their business for redemption helps support the school too. Thanks in Advance.

PTA Beanies & Scarves are available at the office to keep your GEM warm on their way to or from school. These are school regulation and part of our uniform in the winter months to help keep warm. Beanies are $12, Scarves are $15 or buy as a combo together for $25.

Winter Uniform: Our school footwear is ALL BLACK no white soles or laces. Students may bring sneakers for physical education in their PE kit bag. Coming to and from school we need to maintain our high standards and Pride in our school uniform. Likewise, hair that is beyond shoulder length needs to be tied up using natural coloured or red/blue hair ties, or the tartan scrunchy/head band. Thank you for supporting this.

Ko Matariki e tiramarama ana i te pō. Ka whaiwhakairo tātou kia haere kōkiri haere.

As Matariki shines in the night, we reflect on our year in order to move forward together as one.

Nga mihi nui

Justine Driver


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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. sPlease 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. Contracting Solution Ltd, window clearning: Marcus Rose Ph: 021 082 55241

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

  5. Harcourts, Nyrelle Foss, 021 126 3993, Visit:

  6. Hub of Hope Child Consultancy Services, Roxanne Fick & Sherry Watkiss +6421742157

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

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

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

  10. Meta Financial Solutions, Mike Willoughby Ph: 021 402 508 Visit:

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

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

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

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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 2022 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!

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