Sunnyhills School

Learning for Life

Learning for Life through our Sunnyhills GEMS

What's on Top?

What's on Top? Term 1, Week 11:

Kia ora Sunnyhills Whanau

Our last week of term 1 and back to a 5 day week! We look forward to our PTA Tryathlon draw on Friday at assembly. Please have your sponsorship donations in the PTA bank account by midnight Wednesday in order for your GEM to be in the draw to win a prize. Remember for every $10 returned each GEM will have an entry into the prize draw.

Please pay directly to the Sunnyhills School PTA account and INCLUDE the following reference details: Child’s Name - room number - TRYathlon



Thanks in advance for your support

The other 2 exciting PTA events coming up are the Mother's Day Table - details were sent earlier in the week, payments due by Friday 23rd April (in the holidays) via Kindo. Then next term we look forward to hosting an evening just for parents and friends to get together. Tickets for the Parent's Social Evening are via Kindo too. Details below the week ahead. I would strongly encourage you to get a table of friends together to make a night of it! The entertainment booked will promise the night of the 22nd May to be a good one!

The April newsletter will be in your inbox this week coming. Please note in the newsletter the significant roading trial that will occur at the start of next term as part of our Safer School Streets programme we are on with Auckland Transport! We will also acknowledge ANZAC Day at our Friday assembly - all welcome!

Rāhina, Monday 12th April - Paenga-whāwhā:

  • Bikes, Scooters & Helmets: Rooms 1, 2, 3 & 17

Rātū, Tuesday 13th April - Paenga-whāwhā:

  • Bikes, Scooters & Helmets: Rooms 14, 15, 16 & 18

  • Anchorage Park Kindergarten Open Day from 10am

Rāapa, Wednesday 14th April - Paenga-whāwhā:

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

Rāpare, Thursday 15th April - Paenga-whāwhā:

  • Bikes, Scooters & Helmets: Rooms 10, 20, 21, & 24

  • 6pm Our Pasifika dance group will be performing at Sancta Maria Catholic School for the HPPA Cultural Festival - tickets at the office

  • 7pm PTA AGM & Meeting - all welcome

Rāmere, Friday 16th April - Paenga-whāwhā:

  • Bikes, Scooters & Helmets: Rooms 8, 9, 22 & 23

  • Last PTA Frozen Friday - please order via kindo by Thursday midnight or bring $2 to the class teacher

  • 9am Whole School Assembly - all whanau welcome!

  • 3pm School closes for our 2 week break at the normal time.

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Pakari - resilience

He toka tū moana

As durable as a rock pounded by the surf

Kia pai tō rā whakatā

Have a great weekend!

Justine Driver, Tumuaki/Principal

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New Date: 22nd May ...PTA Fundraiser & Parent Social Evening - A great night is planned - don't miss out!

The PTA look forward to hosting you at the new revised date of May 22nd at the Parents Evening.

Come along to meet new friends as well as support Sunnyhills with any proceeds raised on the evening going toward vital items for the school. Bring your partners or make it a night with some friends, either way we guarantee it’s going to be lots of fun.

The venue at the Pakuranga Rugby Club means drinks are cheap too.

On the evening you’ll arrive to a free welcome drink (wine, beer or alcohol free) and a Antipasto platter on the table. Later on on the evening a platter with hot food will also be served to keep the hunger at bay. Spend the first few hours mingling and meeting until the show starts.

Entertainment will come on at 8 pm with your host for the evening BEATS BY BINGO a fun interactive two hours of quiz that’s not your normal that’s for sure.

Spot prizes will be handed out for winners during the show. When that fun is over it doesn’t stop there, we have a Professional DJ until midnight to get you up on your toes.

Raffle tickets will be sold for hampers full of top end brands valued at over $500 as well as table of silent auction items to please everyone so bring your cash along (eftpos accepted for action items)

All this for $40 a head, you do not get much for that these days.

So jump on kindo as tickets are up for grabs now.

Book your tickets and your friends and we the PTA look forward to welcoming you on May 22nd

Only 200 available so don’t delay.

  • Saturday, 22 May 2021 from 6pm

  • Tickets * tickets will be refunded from the first event and then ready again on Kindo soon

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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. Please 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. Fab Drivers, Nicki and Rachel Ph: 09 576 5554, Visit:

4. Golden Olive Restaurant, Sonelia Ph: 09 576 0057, Visit:

5. JVS Gasfitting, Jason Sammut Ph: 022 587 4968, Visit:

6. Kip McGrath, Janine Attaya Ph: 09 576 9069, Visit:

7. LA Plumbing, Luke Anderson Ph: 021 169 4957, Visit:

8. Omni Financial Services, Mike Willoughby Ph: 021 402 508, Visit:

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

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

11. Stomp Kids Shoes, Ph: 09 535 0586, Visit:

12. Thompson Automotive, Mark and Grant Ph: 09 576 3997, Visit:

13. Yard Monkey, Bryce Cooper Ph: 021 618 121, Visit:

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Year 3-6 students can loan a school device if they don't currently have access to a device. Please email and we will arrange a pickup time.

PTA Local Directory Slideshow

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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!

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