Sunnyhills School

Learning for Life

Learning for Life through our Sunnyhills GEMS

What's on Top?

What's on Top? Term 2, Week 2:

Kia ora Sunnyhills Whanau

I hope that you have a Happy Mother's Day and enjoyed the PTA Mother's Day Table Gifts (if you participated in this amazing opportunity). The PTA team who purchased the gifts put so much care and effort into presenting a beautiful gift for your child to choose. Thanks PTA team! Now is the time to get behind supporting our PTA parent Social Evening coming up on May 22nd - ticket sales close at the end of the week coming. We would really love to have the support of our community with this new event.

BEATS by BINGO... is a fun game of bingo, however instead of searching for numbers on a card, you have to listen to different types of music and see whether you have that on your card to mark off. When you get a row of correct answers you yell BINGO and win a prize! Each round is a lot of fun with different themes of music e.g. TV theme shows, movie songs, 80s music, famous advertisements etc... Don't hesitate to think you won't know what the music might be so you won't come... COME along and have fun - I'm sure you'll be surprised at how much you DO KNOW and DO RECOGNISE!

There will also be a DJ who will play music on the night, so after the bingo those that wish to dance can get their boogie on! The $40 entry cover is for the great entertainment, wonderful food that will be available at your tables, and a drink on arrival. GRAB a FRIEND and get a ticket each! It is good value for money. It is being held at the Pakuranga Rugby Club, so additional drinks are very reasonably priced!

On Monday, the AT changes to The Crest will also occur - this is when the NO ENTRY from The Boulevard to The Crest will occur and the NO Parking - just drop and leave along the school side of The Crest will happen (as per previous notices). The coffee van will be in the carpark on Monday morning for adults wishing to have a FREE hot drink!

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Rāhina, Monday 10th May - Haratua:

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

  • FREE Hero Coffee van will be in The Crest carpark in the morning

  • Y2 Trip to Kelly Tarltons please have a packed lunch and water bottle in correct school uniform

Rātū, Tuesday 11th May - Haratua:

  • Bikes, Scooters & Helmets: Rooms 14, 15, 16 & 18

  • 2.15pm Kapa haka with Matua Lewis & Mrs Knofflock

Rāapa, Wednesday 12th May - Haratua:

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

  • 8.30am Choir - be ready to go to Elm Park for practise

Rāpare, Thursday 13th May - Haratua:

  • Bikes, Scooters & Helmets: Rooms 10, 20, 21, & 24

Rāmere, Friday 14th May - Haratua:

  • Bikes, Scooters & Helmets: Rooms 8, 9, 22 & 23

  • FREE Hero Coffee van will be on Fordyce Ave side in the morning

  • 9am Whole School Assembly - all welcome - come along and see our Pasifika group perform!

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Looking ahead to Week 3:

  • Year 1Trips to Kelly Tarltons

  • Y5 EOTC adventures

  • Road Safety Week

  • Friday Giant Walk!

GEMS Value for the term: Self-Belief

Pause, Breathe, Smile focus the next 2 weeks: L5: Neurons that fire together!

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Whakaoho - motivation

Mauri tū, mauri ora

An active soul is a healthy soul

Noho ora mai

Stay well, look after yourself, good bye

Justine Driver, Tumuaki/Principal

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New Date: 22nd May ...PTA Fundraiser & Parent Social Evening - A great night is planned - don't miss out!

The PTA look forward to hosting you at the new revised date of May 22nd at the Parents Evening.

Come along to meet new friends as well as support Sunnyhills with any proceeds raised on the evening going toward vital items for the school. Bring your partners or make it a night with some friends, either way we guarantee it’s going to be lots of fun.

The venue at the Pakuranga Rugby Club means drinks are cheap too.

On the evening you’ll arrive to a free welcome drink (wine, beer or alcohol free) and a Antipasto platter on the table. Later on on the evening a platter with hot food will also be served to keep the hunger at bay. Spend the first few hours mingling and meeting until the show starts.

Entertainment will come on at 8 pm with your host for the evening BEATS BY BINGO a fun interactive two hours of quiz that’s not your normal that’s for sure.

Spot prizes will be handed out for winners during the show. When that fun is over it doesn’t stop there, we have a Professional DJ until midnight to get you up on your toes.

Raffle tickets will be sold for hampers full of top end brands valued at over $500 as well as table of silent auction items to please everyone so bring your cash along (eftpos accepted for action items)

All this for $40 a head, you do not get much for that these days.

So jump on kindo as tickets are up for grabs now.

Book your tickets and your friends and we the PTA look forward to welcoming you on May 22nd. Only 200 available so don’t delay.

  • Saturday, 22 May 2021 from 6pm

  • Tickets * tickets will be refunded from the first event and then ready again on Kindo soon

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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:

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Year 3-6 students can loan a school device if they don't currently have access to a device. Please email and we will arrange a pickup time.

PTA Local Directory Slideshow

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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


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