Sunnyhills School

Learning for Life

Learning for Life through our Sunnyhills GEMS

What's on Top?

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.

Calendar Art Reminder: Orders for calendar art close Tuesday 23rd August 9am. Calendars, cards, diaries, mouse mats and sketch pads all available.

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Student absences - the office needs to be notified when your child is away. If you are emailling the teacher please also email or fill out this Google Form:

Here are your reminders:

Rāhina, Monday 15th August, Here-turi-kōkā:

  • Bikes/scooters: Year 2 & Room 18

Rātū, Tuesday 16th August, Here-turi-kōkā:

  • Bikes/scooters: Year 4

  • Interschool Cross Country Years 4-6 selected team at Lloyd Elsmore - good luck!

Rāapa, Wednesday 17th August, Here-turi-kōkā:

  • Bikes/scooters: Rooms 4 & 5

  • School Lunch service via = Lumi (new provider)

  • Bright Sparks pre-school transition programme

Rāpare, Thursday 18th August, Here-turi-kōkā:

  • Bikes/scooters: Year 5

  • New Entrant visitors

  • School Lunch service via = Subway

  • Saving day for Interschool cross country if required

Rāmere, Friday 19th August, Here-turi-kōkā:

  • Bikes/scooters: Year 1

  • School Lunch service via = Sushi

  • 9am Kauri Whanau Assembly (Year 5 & 6) Parents welcome, please wear a mask onsite

Looking ahead to week 5:

  • Dance Festival performances

  • Girls interschool soccer

COVID CASE UPDATE: Please email me ( 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.

Ma mua ka kite a muri

Ma muri ka ora a mua

Those who lead give sight to those who follow

Those who follow give life to those who lead

Nga mihi nui

Justine Driver


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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. Contracting Solution Ltd, window clearning: Marcus Rose Ph: 021 082 55241

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

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

  6. Hub of Hope Child Consultancy Services, Roxanne Fick & Sherry Watkiss +6421742157

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

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

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

  10. Meta Financial Solutions, Mike Willoughby Ph: 021 402 508 Visit:

  11. Peak for Life Fitness Studio, Natasha 027 271 5316,

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

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

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

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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 in 2025.

BYOD - Bring Your Own Device Information for new parents and those with children entering Year 3 in 2022 is here

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


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!

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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.