Sunnyhills School

Learning for Life

Learning for Life through our Sunnyhills GEMS

What's on Top?

Term 1, Week 10:

Our last week of Term 1 which has gone by quite quickly! This week is a settled week of learning across all days this week.

Monday 8th April: Learning as usual. Our Y3 & Y4 students have the Vector learning experience today in the hall. 12.40pm French lessons in the music room. Last day for orders for PTA Hot Cross Bun promotion (yum!)

Tuesday 9th: Learning as usual. 12.40pm French lessons in the music room.

Wednesday 10th: Learning as usual.

Thursday 11th: Learning as usual. The School Leaders are attending the GRIP leadership training event today with Mrs Knofflock. PTA Hot Cross Buns delivered today. Last day for Easter Raffle tickets - quick $2 per ticket or 3 for $5.

Friday 12th:

  • Poppy day! All students will receive a poppy to wear for our assembly service - please bring a gold coin cash donation for us to pass onto the RSA.
  • 8am French Lessons in the music room for those registered.
  • 2pm Whole School Assembly . All welcome we will be starting with an ANZAC service. We will also be drawing the PTA Easter Raffle winners too! *note earlier start
  • PTA Mufti day - dress bright and colourful - payments via Kindo (preferred method)
  • The Last PTA frozen friday (lemonade iceblock sale) $2 each payment via kindo before 9am or $2 cas to your class teacher before school. Iceblocks will be delivered at lunchtime.
  • 3.30pm Young Guns Skate School on the courts for enrolments please email

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PTA reminder: Don't forget to order a Mother's Day Table present for $12 via Kindo as this closes first week back at school in order to purchase enough presents!

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Whaiwhakaaro - thoughtfulness

E iti noa ana, nā te aroha

Although it is small, it is given with love

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Cultural support - we need you! We can't offer wonderful opportunities without your help... any takers?

We are looking for support to guide our Pasifika dance group this year. Do you have a family member who could help? Please contact Mrs Knofflock -

We are also wanting to start and Asian dance group. If you can support us in any way please contact Mrs Venville -

At this stage still NO-ONE has come forward to help.

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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.”