Learning for Life
Learning for Life through our Sunnyhills GEMS
Welcome to Term 3, Week 4: 15th - 19th August, Here-turi-kōkā
Kia ora Sunnyhills Whanau
It was a glorious, fresh, blue sky day for our Year 3-6 Cross Country on Friday. Our GEMS showed great perseverance and determination,to really dig deep into their self belief gem! Thanks for the super parental and whanau attendance. Another highlight from Friday was also the Koru Whanau (Y0-2) assembly. Tuesday saw our first powhiri to welcome all the 2022 new learners, staff and whanau. Our Kapa Haka group did an amazing role and we are all very proud of them! Particularly Olive (for her calling), Jackson (for his speech) and Theo (for leading the boys in the chant). We wish to thank Michael and Bella for their support in growing the confidence of our tamariki!
Sadly, earlier in the week we had several complaints regarding the very poor, and dangerous driving of whanau on The Crest. Turning into driveways (in front of pedestrians), parking on yellow lines, parking across driveways and mounting the curb/green verge too! Please, please take care and be mindful of your driving actions. This is a hot topic in the news at the moment too and while we still have the Safer School Streets planter boxes and bollards around the place - quite frankly, at this stage they are still in need! We will report any unsafe driving to the council.
Student absences - the office needs to be notified when your child is away. If you are emailling the teacher please also email email@example.com or fill out this Google Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScdiCFht5lNpC1PUtg3V9auVCSJpguNHq-mSkzK27ELrFLoNg/viewform
Here are your reminders:
Rāhina, Monday 15th August, Here-turi-kōkā:
Rātū, Tuesday 16th August, Here-turi-kōkā:
Rāapa, Wednesday 17th August, Here-turi-kōkā:
Rāpare, Thursday 18th August, Here-turi-kōkā:
Rāmere, Friday 19th August, Here-turi-kōkā:
COVID CASE UPDATE: Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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. 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.
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.
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Read our STRONG Education Review by clicking the image below:
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) https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/school-mobile/id888551695
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.