Learning for Life
Learning for Life through our Sunnyhills GEMS
Welcome to Term 2, Week 12: 29th June Pipiri - 3rd July, Hōngongoi
Kia ora Sunnyhills Whānau
Friday has been a lovely day with everyone dressed in their nightwear. Our school leaders collected 176 pairs of new pyjamas and $1106.70 which will be forwarded to Middlemore hospital. Thank you for your support.
There were nearly a hundred parents and grandparents at our Koru Whanau assembly. What an amazing turnout and again another lovely assembly and sharing of learning…..all in their pyjamas!
We are nearing the end of a very unusual term with the first six weeks learning from a distance, and then six weeks on site.
Reports were shared this afternoon. Please check the Sunnyhills app and your email for these.
This week we have our Home/School Partnership meetings on Wednesday and Thursday: Please book a slot if you haven’t already. We aim to meet with all of our families at these meetings. Remember that school closes at 12.30 on Thursday and therefore there are no lunch orders (Wednesday is the normal finish time). Kelly Club is offering a programme from 12.30pm on Thursday.
On Wednesday and Thursday our Art Exhibition will be open in the hall. When you call in for your meetings, ask your child to share their masterpieces, and those of others, with you.
There is a second hand uniform sale on Wednesday at 8.30 am.
With it getting dark so early in the evening, we ask that you pick your child up from after school activities rather than having them walk home by themselves.
We have a whole school assembly on Friday. Friday is also our last day for Term 2. Have an enjoyable break from routine….hopefully we’ll be treated to some sunny days so that we can all get outdoors.
Rāhina, Monday 29th June - Pipiri: Kapahaka New Performance Group Students only 8.15am, Learning as usual.
Rātū, Tuesday 30th June- Pipiri: Learning as usual.
Rāapa, Wednesday 1st July- Hōngongoi : 8.30am Uniform Sale, Art Exhibition, Learning Conferences - school closes at the normal time of 3p.m, Learning as usual.
Rāpare, Thursday 2nd July- Hōngongoi Art Exhibition, Learning Conferences- school closes early today at 12.30pm.
Rāmere, Friday 3rd July- Hōngongoi: Parents welcome to the Whole School Assembly at 9a.m. Last day for Term 2, school closes at 3p.m.
Let's continue to be guided by our G-E-M-S:
🟢G: = Great Independence! GROWTH
🔴E: = Everyday Learning for Life! EMPATHY sharing kindness
🔵M: = Meeting point - make sure your child continues to meet you at the right gate. Keep it the same for consistency and routine. MANA, act with pride and integrity.
🟡S: = SMILE knowing we are SAFE (& SANITISED) at Sunnyhills! SELF BELIEF, your child is showing great independence and is settled!
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Contact Tracking is now through the Ministry of Health QR code which you will find on our gates and buildings and it is your responsibility to complete this so that you can track your own movements.
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“It’s human to make mistakes and some of us are more human than others.”
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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!
iOS Devices (iPads, iPhones) https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/school-mobile/id888551695