Sunnyhills School

Learning for Life

Learning for Life through our Sunnyhills GEMS

What's on Top?

Lockdown Drill

We have completed our lock down exercise and all students, staff and persons on-site are safely accounted for. Everyone did extremely well and responded to instructions.

We are currently conducting a lockdown drill at Sunnyhills School. This will be the main form of communication, should there be a real event. Please do not come up to the school, or ring the school office. We will keep you informed via this channel.

Welcome to Term 2, Week 4: 23rd-27th May, Haratua.

Kia ora Sunnyhills Whanau

A reminder about our Hot Composter that we now have - please watch this video to find out more and bring in your home food scraps! Plus a gentle reminder that we promote a litter free school, through having a waste free lunch box Thanks Mrs Daniel.

Keep practising your skipping! what kind of jumps can you do? Practise at home with your child by checking out THIS SLIDE DECK with a huge variety of different jumps

SUNDAY 29TH MAY: 9AM - 11AM WORKING BEE - please let us know if you are able to spare even an hour to come up to school to help us weed our gardens. Once our gardens are in top condition we will pass these over to our GEMS to look after - we just need to get them sorted... won't take too long with many hands!

Complete the quick form HERE

to let us know you are coming

Here are your reminders:

Rāhina, Monday 23rd May, Haratua:

  • Bikes/scooters: Year 2 & Room 18

  • Learning as usual

Rātū, Tuesday 24th May, Haratua:

  • Bikes/scooters: Year 4

  • Netball Field Day

  • Year 3 - Rooms 18 & 4 Te Tuhi Trip

Rāapa, Wednesday 25th May, Haratua:

  • Bikes/scooters: Rooms 4 & 5

  • Bright Sparks Transition programme 1.45pm - 2.45pm

  • New School Lunch service via = Sushi

Rāpare, Thursday 26th May, Haratua:

  • Bikes/scooters: Year 5

  • New Entrant visitors

  • Year 3 - Room 5 Te Tuhi Trip

  • New School Lunch service via = Thai Benjarong & Subway

Rāmere, Friday 27th May, Haratua:

  • Bikes/scooters: Year 1

  • New School Lunch service via = Sushi

  • 9am Kauri Assembly (Year 5/6) please note parents/whanau are welcome, however you must be masked! You can sit on the tiered seating too.

Sunday 29th May: 9am - 11am Working Bee

Looking ahead to week 5 - remember there is a Teacher Only Day on Friday June 3rd where school is CLOSED for instruction.

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. Likewise, please inform me if your child tests positive as I also have to inform the Ministry of cases directly related to either students or staff. 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.

NEW LUNCHES THROUGH is proving to be very popular. This is not through Kindo/EZ Lunch - it is a change and you must register through the link above. You may also note that Dollars For Schools also offers support to the school via families purchasing coupons for other local businesses prior to your custom there. At the top of their webpage you will see "School Lunches" for that portal on their site, or "Shop Now" for access to coupons for local businesses. Each coupon purchased prior to visiting their business for redemption helps support the school too. Thanks in Advance.

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.

Winter Uniform: Our school footwear is ALL BLACK no white soles or laces. Students may bring sneakers for physical education in their PE kit bag. Coming to and from school we need to maintain our high standards and Pride in our school uniform. Likewise, hair that is beyond shoulder length needs to be tied up using natural coloured or red/blue hair ties, or the tartan scrunchy/head band. Thank you for supporting this.

Ko te ahurei o te tamaiti ārahia o tātou mahi

Let the uniqueness of the child guide our work

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

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

  13. 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

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.