Sunnyhills School provides quality education for children from New Entrant to Year 6. Our school is a nurturing, positive environment where children learn to take responsibility for their own learning in their pursuit of 'Learning for Life'. Sunnyhills School focuses on high quality teaching and learning.

Our results show strong academic achievement, sustained over time. We place a great importance on our relationship with parents, working together to ensure that children achieve their potential.

Domestic In Zone Enrolment Information

The Education Act gives a guarantee of enrolment to students who live in the home zone specified in the school’s enrolment scheme.

The Board needs to be sure that an in zone address is genuine, because it is required to manage the enrolment scheme for the benefit of local students.

The address given at the time of application for enrolment must be the student’s usual place of residence when the school is open for instruction. This means that if you currently live at an in zone address but move to an out of zone address before your child’s first day of attendance at the school, your child will not be entitled to enrol at Sunnyhills School.The Ministry of Education has advised that parents should also be warned of the possible consequences of deliberately attempting to gain unfair priority in enrolment by knowingly giving a false address or making an in-zone living arrangement which they intend to be only temporary eg:

  • Renting accommodation in-zone on a short-term basis;

  • Arranging temporary board in-zone with a relative or family friend;

  • Using the in-zone address of a relative or friend as an “address of convenience”, with no intention to live there on an ongoing basis.

If the school learns that a student is no longer living at the in-zone address given at the time of application for enrolment and has reasonable grounds to believe that a temporary in-zone residence has been used for the purpose of unfairly gaining priority in enrolment at the school, then the board may review the enrolment. Unless the parents can give a satisfactory explanation within 10 days, the board may annul the enrolment. This course of action is provided for under section 110A of the Education Act 1989.

Documentation required for enrolment:

  • Child's passport or Birth Certificate

  • Visa Documents - if relevant. These include Residency Permits and Student Visas, Parents' work permits etc.

  • Parents' Passports if they have work permits.

  • Proof of Address 1) a copy of a power account - this must be your current, permanent place of residence.

  • Proof of Address 2)We no longer accept private rental agreements. All rental agreements must be through a Licensed Rental Company or Real Estate Agent. OR if you have recently purchased a property, then the sales and purchase agreement.

  • Immunisation form - or certifcate from your local Doctor for all children enrolling. If you do not wish to immunise, we must be advised for our records in case of a health emergency.

  • 2022 Enrolment Applications, along with the child's Birth Certificate or Passport, need to be submitted to the school office by September 1st 2021.

Out of Zone Applications

  • Sunnyhills School ONLY takes Out of Zone applications from Year 0/Year 1 learners (5 year olds).

  • All Out of Zone applications must be received by September 1st each year.

  • A decision is then made at the September Board meeting based on our Ministry of Education Provisional Staffing allocations, whether we are able to accept any out of zone applications or whether we can only accept a certain number. If the case is number dependent, we will hold a ballot. A ballot is an offical "draw" of names to fill the spaces that we have available, and your draw on the list for waiting.

  • This process has closed for the 2023 school year.

The following documents will give you all the information you need to enrol your child at Sunnyhills school.

You can download our enrolment form, a map of our school zone, information for new entrant children starting in 2021 and a copy of our school enrolment scheme. Alternatively please feel free to come in to the school office to pick up an enrolment pack that includes these documents.

International Student Enrolment Information

We welcome both short term and long term international students. We offer a very successful short term programme at the start of Term 3 (July/August) only. This programme comprises of in class learning alongside New Zealand domestic students in their usual daily lessons, 4 separate sessions per week of NZ cultural experiences for our international students, and where possible the inclusion with our specialist release programmes for music, technology and environmental studies.

  • We do not take short term international students in February.

  • There is a minimum 2 week stay for short term internationals.

For all inquiries please email us: secretary@sunnyhills.school.nz

Short term international applications for July/August 2023 study is open spaces are limited.

The following documents will give you all the information you need to complete an international enrolment at Sunnyhills School.

You can download our international student enrolment form and a copy of our international student fees below. Alternatively please feel free to come in to the school office to pick up an enrolment pack that includes these documents.

Bright Sparks

Our Bright Sparks programme information can be found on this page.