Learning for Life
Learning for Life through our Sunnyhills GEMS
The School and School Grounds Closed under Lockdown, Alert Level 4 for our Nation!
Our Prime Minister announced yesterday that the school holidays will be brought forward to start on Monday 30th of March to Tuesday 14 April. Our remote learning package will therefore be available on our website from Wednesday 15th April at 10.30am. A vital part of our remote learning is the ability to connect our learners to their teachers via our class blogs. If you have not done so already, please subscribe to your child’s blog. Details on how to do this can be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-wKDJZN90VlCw-AnZhrN-t8_GqVO-_WU/view
The blogs can also be accessed via the links on the top of the whanau notices via the @school APP.
Therefore, over the next 2 and a half weeks it is a time for you and us to focus on what matters most… OUR FAMILIES. It is time for us to connect together, look after each other, be kind and come to grips with a new normal being home based.
We are one voice and one team.
Through our united front we can draw strength from each other so that we will shine together for each other and our community.
Kia Kaha. Kia Mia. Kia Manawanui.
Be Strong. Be Steadfast. Be Willing.
Ngā mihi nui
Ms. Justine Driver, Principal.
Ever wonder what teachers do when the school is out? Here's our 2019 Christmas video for our GEMS!
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