Sunnyhills School

Learning for Life

Learning for Life through our Sunnyhills GEMS

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Welcome to Term 2, Week 7: 25th May - 29thMay

Kia ora Whanau

This week sees our second week returned to school at Alert Level 2. It is pleasing to see that as a nation our cases of Covid-19 are related to known cases and not due to community transmission. Last week at Sunnyhills it was great to see our staff and GEMS following our systems and processes successfully. We look forward to welcoming back safely the remainder of our GEMS this week.

I am repeating the information from last week for our organisation for those last families returning this week (it is good to know the majority of you will be role modelling our gate proceedures and contact tracing for entering the grounds).

Important to note that the weather this week isn't looking as good - so please do not let your child arrive before 8.30am and ensure they have a raincoat to walk into the school grounds (a $2 coverall poncho is ideal to keep our GEMS and their school bag dry).

Thanks in advance for your continued support!

New returning families this week, please follow our G-E-M-S:

🟢G: = Get organised: uniform, black school shoes, navy socks, lunch box, drink bottle, bag (hair cut?)

🔴E: = EXPLAIN to your child the safety plan for returning to school, the one-way walking system (staff will take all classes through this too)

🔵M: = Meeting point - IF your child doesn't walk home independently then discuss where you will meet your child after school for pick up. Which side of the school? What road/place? Fordyce, The Crest, on The Boulevard, down at TreeWay, in Imatra Place, in Tercel Place etc OR at the appropriate Kiss, Wave & Go area (parents please ensure where ever you meet you are appropriately physically distant from other families not in your home bubble.

🟡S: = SMILE knowing we are SAFE (& SANITISED) at Sunnyhills!

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1... Watch the video regarding accessing Sunnyhills -

2...Every Adult, Every time they come onto site needs to be accounted for so ensure you are ready to fill out the digital CONTACT TRACING FORM (use this link from this email, or use the @school app, or your camera to SCAN to QR code, or download a QR scanner app.

3...Koru Whanau (Y1 & 2) read the returning booklet to help your child this can be read here:

Or watch the video booklet read by me here:

4... Play it safe. Be role models for our GEMS and keep an appropriate distance from others IF you have to come onto the site and if you are waiting outside the school grounds - review how staff and friends can be greeted warmly without touching here:

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@School App reminder:

We encourage all parents to download the APP and log in, as you will also find this a useful portal for school notices too! If you haven't done so already please do via the following app stores:

iOS Devices (iPads, iPhones)

Android Devices

I'll send out your login details again - make sure you set your phone settings to remember you login details so you don't have to re-enter the 16 digital number each time! It is personalised for caregivers so only use the log in number you have been given.

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PLEASE do not be offended if a staff member politely asks you to fill out our contact tracing form or to watch your spacing. We look forward to transitioning to new routines under level 2 with your continued support!

Any child who is absent please inform us in your usual ways by filling out the link via the website or @school app, email the office (& the teacher) or ring the office. If you have any worries, reach out in the usual ways. Contact your class teacher first via email, ring the office etc...

FINALLY our awesome staff have made a Welcome Back video message - check it out here:

See you all tomorrow!

Kite koutou apopo!

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As always, if you need to get in touch, please email me:

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Kia Kaha. Kia Mia. Kia Manawanui.

Be Strong. Be Steadfast. Be Willing.

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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


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