Sunnyhills School

Learning for Life

Learning for Life through our Sunnyhills GEMS

What's on Top?

***.ALERT LEVEL 3***

Term 4, Week 1: 18th - 22nd October

Kia ora Sunnyhills Whānau

We return to Term 4, not in the space we were hoping. School remains essentially closed except for those learners where there is no care available and must be booked into the bubble. Distance Learning from home is the main form of learning and the class daily Google Meets and slide decks are the first port of call. Space is very limited in the school bubble and all students in the bubble must be registered. Thanks to our staff and these learners for following all health and safety precautions to ensure school is a low risk environment. As always email if your child is not be able to attend, and do keep them home if they are unwell.

Please find links here to the Week 1 learning slide decks for the next week.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

Weekly Updates & Bubble Booking:

Every Monday at the moment there are cabinet updates that have new requirements for education. Indications regarding the Bubble and Distance Learning from Home are a week by week decision at present (outside of our control). Therefore, bookings for the on-site Bubble will need to be made by 10am every Thursday this is to allow sufficient time to organise staffing and testing (if required) of staff returning to the school site.


Assemblies/prizegivings and celebrations:

We have been advised that these special celebrations of learning and achievement can only be done safely at Alert Level 1. Therefore, we aim to look at doing these online, and/or recorded in order for everyone to have their time to SHINE.

Facebook Challenges :

I'd like to say BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND... however I will resume the daily challenges this week due to the extended lockdown at Alert Level 3... this is another opportunity to keep the kids occupied at home and share what they are doing via a photo comment. If you don't LIKE or FOLLOW US on Facebook - please do: it's a great way to keep connected. To get more votes - spread the word and get your family to LIKE us on Facebook too and quickly LIKE your child's entry too!

Noho ora mai

Stay well

Justine Driver


GEMS Value for the term: GROWTH - a time to dig deep into our learning!

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Mā te whititahi, ka whakatutuki ai ngā pūmanawa ā tāngata –

Weaving the realisation of potential together.

Kia pai tō rā whakatā

Have a great weekend!

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. Fab Drivers, Nicki and Rachel Ph: 09 576 5554, Visit:

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

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

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

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

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

9. Omni Financial Services, Mike Willoughby Ph: 021 402 508, Visit:

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

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

12. Stomp Kids Shoes, Ph: 09 535 0586, Visit:

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

14. Yard Monkey, Bryce Cooper Ph: 021 618 121, Visit:

15: Meta Financial Solutions, Mike Willoughby Ph: 0800 449 778, 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.

This year to mark the 50 years we will have a cake cutting ceremony at our International Food Festival in Term 4 on Saturday 20th November 4-7pm. All are welcome to attend this event and we will keep you posted about our 55th Anniversary in 2025 closer to the time.

Year 3-6 students can loan a school device if they don't currently have access to a device. Please email if you require a loan device.

PTA Local Directory Slideshow

Read our STRONG Education Review by clicking the image below:

Read our STRONG Education Review Office Report

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)

Android Devices

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.