Sunnyhills School

Learning for Life

Learning for Life through our Sunnyhills GEMS

What's on Top?

Welcome to Term 3, Week 3: 3rd - 7th August, Here-turi-kōkā

Kia ora Sunnyhills Whānau

On Friday we had huge engagement with our community supporting our new parent meeting, Koru Whānau assembly and for our Year 3-6 GEMS with their cross country running! Thanks to everyone that was able to make it up to school. Our staff and students really appreciate you giving up your time to be there for our GEMS. There has been great progress over the weekend with the demolition of the old playground, we look forward to the foundations of the new playground beginning soon!

Please remember SCHOOL IS CLOSED FOR INSTRUCTION tomorrow (Monday) so that our staff can have a day of learning! We are looking deeper into understanding and developing Learner Agency, preparing to launch our new THE CODE school wide spelling programme, and continue to develop our Spotlight tool for learning and reporting.

Enrolments: It is really important that we have all younger sibling enrolment forms in asap if they are due to start before the end of 2020 or turning 5 during 2021. At our September BOT meeting we look to see if there are any spaces for out-of-zone applicants and this is very much dependent on our IN zone and sibling status.

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Rāhina, Monday 3rd August - Here-turi-kōkā:

  • SCHOOL CLOSED FOR ALL STUDENTS - if you require supervision please book into Kelly Club (bookings essential)

  • 7pm BOT meeting

Rātū, Tuesday 4th August - Here-turi-kōkā:

  • Bikes, Scooters & Helmets: Rooms 14,15,16.

  • Room 11 & Room 13 Trip to Howick Historical Village

Rāapa, Wednesday 5th August - Here-turi-kōkā:

  • Bikes, Scooters & Helmets: Rooms 18,19, 11,12

  • 8.30am PTA second hand uniform Sale

  • Room 18 & Room 19 Trip to Howick Historical Village

  • Last day for PTA pizza lunch order (next Monday) via Kindo

Rāpare, Thursday 6th August - Here-turi-kōkā:

  • Bikes, Scooters & Helmets: Rooms 13,21,22,24.

  • Room 12 & 17 Trip to Howick Historical Village

Rāmere, Friday 7th August - Here-turi-kōkā:

  • Bikes, Scooters & Helmets: Rooms 23,8,9a & 9,10.

  • Parents and whānau welcome to the Kauri (Y5-6) Whānau Assembly at 9a.m.

  • Trees for Survival planting day for

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Let's continue to be guided by our G-E-M-S:

🟢G: = GROWTH...keeping focused on learning!

🔴E: = EMPATHY...Everyday Learning for Life while fostering effective relationships with our GEMS and community

🔵M: = MANA, acting with pride and integrity - doing the right thing even when no one is looking.

🟡S: = SELF BELIEF... growing confidence in language, culture and identity! Knowing myself as a learner and growing resilience.

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Covid-19 Update: At Sunnyhills we continue to uphold our hygiene and cleaning practices this term. Washing hands, santising, teaching personal hygiene (coughing into elbows, encouraging not touching their face). Please continue to promote hygiene at home too! Contact Tracking continues to be encouraged through the Ministry of Health QR code which you will find on our gates and buildings and it is your responsibility to complete this so that you can track your own movements.

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Important dates ahead:

Wk 4: Monday 10th August - PTA pizza lunch - please order before Wednesday 5th NO late orders can be accepted.

Wk 4: Tuesday 11th - Interschool Cross Country

Wk 4: Friday 14th - GREEN mufti for Enviro

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Pākaha - boldness

Iti te matakahi, pangāia ki te tōtara pakaru ai

The wedge may be small but it will split the greatest tōtara

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Hei konā mai

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


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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!

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