Sunnyhills School

Learning for Life

Learning for Life through our Sunnyhills GEMS

What's on Top?

Welcome to Term 4, Week 2:

Over our first week it was great to see our GEMS again and reconnect with everyone. Our Koru Whanau had a fantastic trip to the zoo and we would like to thank those family members that were able to come to help. It is so exciting to see the asphalt down on the bike track. It is very impressive and will be a huge asset for our community. If we could all be patient for a bit longer and vigilant to ensure that no one goes on the track until the asphalt firmly sets then we

2019 Year Book - please get in quick to order your momento for the year! Print media will always be a tangible momento that can be guaranteed as a keep sake versus digital content. Get your GEM to explain the story Ms. Driver said at assembly regarding future school jubilees and bringing along a year book to reignite memories of their time at Sunnyhills. There are just over 400 families at Sunnyhills and we are doing a print run of 300. Please secure your copy today on Kindo for $25.

Good luck to our GEMS running in the Auckland Kids Marathon on Sunday. Thanks to Mrs Nelson who has been running with these learners weekly to clock up 40km before this event so that our GEMS can complete the last 2.2km on the day!

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Rāhina, Monday 21st October, Whiringa-ā-nuku:

  • 12.40pm French lessons for those learners registered in Room 4
  • learning as usual
  • 7pm BOT meeting

Rātu, Tuesday 22nd October, Whiringa-ā-nuku:

  • learning as usual

Rāapa, Wednesday 23rd October, Whiringa-ā-nuku:

  • learning as usual

Rāpare, Thursday 24th October, Whiringa-ā-nuku:

  • learning as usual

Rāmere, Friday 25th October, Whiringa-ā-nuku:

  • Diwali observed. Those students that wish to observe this festival may wear traditional clothing to celebrate and share their culture with us.
  • 8am French lessons for those learners registered in Room 4
  • 8.30am - 9.30am Kapa Haka practise
  • 2pm Koru Whanau (Y0-3) assembly this week - all welcome
  • 3.30pm Young Guns Skate School - register via email

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Manawanui - patience

E koa koe aianei, ā māku hoki tērā apōpō

You rejoice today, but my turn will come tomorrow

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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: Calendar promotion - please use your individual login to order your child's art work as a calendar. These always prove to be a popular present with grandparents and whanau!

Save the date: PTA International Food Festival - Sat 23rd Nov - 4pm-7pm.

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Looking ahead to next week - a reminder that there is no school on Monday 28th to observe the Labour Day public holiday. Hats are compulsory from week 3 outside of the classroom.

Ngā mihi nui

Ms. Justine Driver, Principal.

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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, Principal

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