Learning for Life
Learning for Life through our Sunnyhills GEMS
Year Group Sites
Welcome to Term 3, Week 10: 18th - 22nd September, Mahuru at Sunnyhills...
Kia ora Sunnyhills Whanau
What a fantastic Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori! Have you seen the wonderful sharing from each year group on the Facebook page? The support from whanau for our Kapa Haka this week was a highlight too! Thanks to Ms. Davis for promoting this week and all our staff for making extra special learning opportunities for our GEMS. Several whanau came to support and it's great to have you helping us too! Well done to Year 6 for their awesome and delicious hangi! This is a special treat on on Year 6 calendar each year!
Congratulations to Mrs Lee and our ePro8 Team who came 6th in their Auckland Final!
This week we welcome the opportunity to learn about the Chinese Language. Many of our community already speak Chinese at home. This week is an opportunity for others to learn Chinese words too!
Huānyíng lái dào hànyǔ zhōu
5 Phrases for this week:
Hello (Kia ora) - Nǐ hǎo - 你好
Thank you (Tena rawa atu koe) - Xièxiè - 谢谢
Good bye (Ka Kite ano) - Zàijiàn - 再见
Yes, Please (Ae, tēnā koa) - Shì de, qǐng - 是的，请
Come here (haere mai) - Guòlái - 过来
It's been a very busy term and we have only 10 short weeks next term to complete our 2023 academic year. Enjoy the 2 week break and keep safe!
This week's reminders:
Rāhina, Monday 18th September, Mahuru:
Bikes, Scooter & Helmets: Kauri -Year 5 & 6
Rātū, Tuesday 19th September, Mahuru:
Bikes, Scooter & Helmets: Kowhai -Rooms 4, 5, 6
Rāapa, Wednesday 20th September, Mahuru:
Bikes, Scooter & Helmets: Kowhai-Rooms 7, 8, 18
8am Kapa Haka in the hall
8.30am New Parent Information Session in the Staffroom
School lunch orders at www.dollarforschools.co.nz - Subway
Rāpare, Thursday 21st September, Mahuru:
Bikes, Scooter & Helmets: Koru - Year 2 (R9,10,13,14)
Good luck to Jaylee presenting her speech in Mandarin at our HPPA finals this week at Pigeon Mountain School.
School lunch orders at www.dollarforschools.co.nz - Szilvias Kitchen
Rāmere, Friday 22nd September, Mahuru:
Bikes, Scooter & Helmets: Koru - Year 1
9am Whole School Assembly
School lunch orders at www.dollarforschools.co.nz - Sushi Day
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Read our STRONG Education Review by clicking the image below:
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) https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/school-mobile/id888551695
Click directly on the link to the left (or the link/logo) at the top of this webpage to view the computer view of your child's portal.