Sunnyhills School

Learning for Life

Learning for Life through our Sunnyhills GEMS

What's on Top?

***.ALERT LEVEL 4.***


Only open for Distance Learning at Home

Alert Level 4 & Week 9 (20/9/21 - 24/9/21) updates:

Kia ora Sunnyhills Whānau

A big thank you to every family for signalling their intentions if we go to Level 3 this week and whether their GEM will need to attend the Bubble. We will have two bubbles this time of up to 8 kids in each. If your plans do change, please email - I will email those registered in the bubble to let you know the health and safety requirements and what room your child will be in ONCE we confirm if Auckland is heading to Level 3.

Please find links here to the Week 8 & 9 learning slide decks for the next week.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

PTA Calendar Art extension:

We now have until 24th September to place your orders via for the Art orders - each child had an individual key code that was sent home in a PAPER notice before lockdown - so have a hunt in school bags if you haven't then gone online to see your child's individual art work. If by chance you've misplaced the code/paper... please email Kylee Long:

There are other items you can get your child's art made into, not just the calendar, so take a look and order before you forget! Please note that in last week's email I got the information incorrect (it is NOT through Kindo!).

PTA Food Festival:

We are watching the Alert Levels closely and will make a call on 1st October whether this event will proceed or not. If not we will look at alternatives that we can come together as Year groups to celebrate the year!

Level 4 Access to School:

A reminder that the school GROUNDS ARE CLOSED... this includes all of the playgrounds, drinking fountains and the signage indicates this. Sunnyhills School currently is an open site (no fences) so we can not limit access, we are hoping that our community will do the right thing and comply with the Ministry of Education and Health orders.

Facebook Storytime & Challenges:

The daily challenges are proving to be very popular during this time away from school... this is another opportunity to keep the kids occupied at home and share what they are doing via a photo comment. If you don't LIKE or FOLLOW US on Facebook - please do: it's a great way to keep connected. To get more votes - spread the word and get your family to LIKE us on Facebook too and quickly LIKE your child's entry too!

Noho ora mai

Stay well

Justine Driver


GEMS Value for the term: GROWTH - a time to dig deep into our learning!

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Mā te whititahi, ka whakatutuki ai ngā pūmanawa ā tāngata –

Weaving the realisation of potential together.

Kia pai tō rā whakatā

Have a great weekend!

Justine Driver, Tumuaki/Principal

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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.

This year to mark the 50 years we will have a cake cutting ceremony at our International Food Festival in Term 4 on Saturday 20th November 4-7pm. All are welcome to attend this event and we will keep you posted about our 55th Anniversary in 2025 closer to the time.

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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. Fab Drivers, Nicki and Rachel Ph: 09 576 5554, Visit:

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

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

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

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

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

9. Omni Financial Services, Mike Willoughby Ph: 021 402 508, Visit:

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

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

12. Stomp Kids Shoes, Ph: 09 535 0586, Visit:

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

14. Yard Monkey, Bryce Cooper Ph: 021 618 121, Visit:

15: Meta Financial Solutions, Mike Willoughby Ph: 0800 449 778, 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 fill in this form by Monday 23 August 12 Noon. We will arrange delivery of a device on Tuesday 24 August between 10:30 am and 12 Noon.

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.