Sunnyhills School

Learning for Life

Learning for Life through our Sunnyhills GEMS

What's on Top?

Term 1, Week 8:

Monday 25th: Learning as usual. French lessons today at 12.40pm during the lunch break for those learners that have enrolled. 7pm Board of Trustees meeting. In May nominations will be called to stand for the BOT, if you are interested in finding out more about the governance role of the BOT please feel free to come along at the start of this meeting.

Tuesday 26th: Eye on Nature trip with Mrs Venville out to the Botannical Gardents. Te Tahawai Marae visit for Room 15 & half of R14 at 9,30am. Then R16 & R14 at 12.30pm. French lessons in the music suite at 12.40pm

Wednesday 27th: Te Tahawai Marae visit for R22 & R24 at 9.30am. The R13 & R21 at 12.30pm. At 6pm there is a New Parent Meeting for families wanting to know more information about starting at Sunnyhills in the staffroom.

Thursday 28th: Te Tahawai Marae visit for R8 & R10

Friday 29th:

  • 8am French Lessons in the music room for those registered.
  • 9am Principal-Parent Perk n' Perch - come along for an informal coffee and chat with Mrs Driver
  • 2pm Kauri Whanau Assembly . All welcome *note earlier start
  • PTA frozen friday (lemonade iceblock sale) $2 each payment via kindo before 9am or $2 cas to your class teacher before school. Iceblocks will be delivered at lunchtime. Only 3 more Fridays to go!
  • 3.30pm Young Guns Skate School on the courts for enrolments please email

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Sunday 31st = Our BOT Working Bee 8am to 12noon - please add your name if you can come along and help we are looking forward to making our school SHINE a little more! If you can help please fill out the form here: A yummy morning tea will keep you fuelled up!

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Manaakitanga - Kindness

He aroha whakatō, he aroha ka puta mai

If kindness is sown, then kindness is what you shall receive.

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Cultural support - we need you! We can't offer wonderful opportunities without your help... any takers?

We are looking for support to guide our Pasifika dance group this year. Do you have a family member who could help? Please contact Mrs Knofflock -

We are also wanting to start and Asian dance group. If you can support us in any way please contact Mrs Venville -

At this stage NO-ONE has come forward to help.

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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.

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PTA Local Directory Slideshow

What makes Sunnyhills such a unique school?

Mrs Justine Driver, Principal

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.

Have you downloaded our app?

A great portal for you to keep connected with daily notices from each whanau, report an absence or lateness, direct links to Facebook (so you don't need to be a member to view our page), links to the website and Kindo/Our Shop for payments and lunches. Get it on your device today!

So here's the link:

To add the app as a “Home Screen” do the following:

iOS Devices (iPads, iPhones) – Open Safari first: enter address, select the share box, and select “Add to Home Screen.”

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