Sunnyhills School

Learning for Life

Learning for Life through our Sunnyhills GEMS

What's on Top?

Welcome to Term 4, Week 9:

Just 2 weeks to go! These weeks are full with celebrating the year that has been and the progress and achievements our GEMS have made. We look forward to seeing you at our Celebration Assemblies, supporting the movements of classes and Fun Day!

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Rāhina, Monday 9th December, Hakihea :

  • Year 0/1 Bring helmet and wheels for bike track
  • Swimming today for Years 5 & Year 6
  • 12.30pm french lessons for those learners registered in Room 4
  • 6.30pm BOT meeting

Rātu, Tuesday 10th December, Hakihea :

  • Year 2 Bring helmet and wheels for bike track
  • Swimming today for Years 0 & Year 1
  • 9am Koru Whanau (Y0-3) Celebration Assembly all welcome
  • 1.30pm Kauri Whanau (Y4-6) Celebration Assembly all welcome

Rāapa, Wednesday 11th December, Hakihea :

  • Year 3 Bring helmet and wheels for bike track
  • Swimming today for Years 2 & Year 3

Rāpare, Thursday 12th December, Hakihea :

  • Year 4 Bring helmet and wheels for bike track
  • Swimming today for Year 4
  • 5pm Year 6 Graduation Dinner
  • 7pm for 7.15pm start Year 6 Graduation and Prizegiving

Rāmere, Friday 13th December, Hakihea :

  • Year 5 Bring helmet and wheels for bike track
  • Swimming today for Year 6
  • 8am French lessons for those learners registered in Room 4
  • Classes moving spaces in preparation for 2020 building project of block 3. If you can come and help please email secretary@sunnyhills.school.nz and meet in the staffroom at 9am.
  • 3.30pm Young Guns Skate School - register via email simon@younggunsskateschool.co.nz

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Taumauri - philosophical

E huri tō aroaro ki te rā, tukuna tō ataarangi ki muri i a koe -

Turn and face the sun and let your shadow fall behind you.

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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. https://goo.gl/forms/pWirpkxNkbwCDEu03

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Please note: if you cannot download the app - you can access the app via your computer by going to https://atschool.co.nz/app/login to access reports/notices etc...

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New Parent Portal App - all families will need to download and install this app - this will become our portal for accessing notices and reports - there are still a signifcant number of families who have not done this yet.

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

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://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nz.co.atschool.www&hl=en

Android Devices – Open Chrome: enter address, click three dots on the top right, and select “Add to Home Screen.”