Sunnyhills School

Learning for Life

Learning for Life through our Sunnyhills GEMS

Year Group Sites

Looking for our Meet the Teacher videos?  Click on the links to each Year Group site to view the video.

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What's on Top?

Welcome to Term 1, Week 2: 5th - 9th February/ Hui-tanguru at Sunnyhills...

Kia ora Sunnyhills Whanau

We had a great start to the year this week with both the return of all our learners and the fabulous weather.  It was fantastic to see the childrens delight at being back to school with their friends and classmates and beginning to build relationships with their 2024 classroom teachers.

The pool has been put to great use and the playgrounds and field are getting a good workout also.

Our Parent/Teacher partnership Conferences are now open for booking.  If you haven't booked already please do so as your child's classroom teacher would welcome this opportunity to connect with you and learn about your child. See this week's notice for sign-in details.  Children do not need to attend these meetings.

Next week’s reminders:

Rāhina, Monday 5th February, Hui-tanguru:

Rāhina, Tuesday 6th February, Hui-tanguru:

Rāapa, Wednesday 7th February, Hui-tanguru:

 Rāpare, Thursday 8th February, Hui-tanguru:


Rāmere, Friday 9th February, Hui-tanguru:

Follow us on Facebook to see all the wonderful things happening for our GEMs

https://www.facebook.com/sunnyhillsschool

Nga mihi nui

Mrs Sharon Knofflock

Acting Tumuaki/Principal

Waiho i te toipoto, kaua i te toiroa

Let us keep close together, not far apart

*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, on our website and in our newsletters.  Please contact them for a quote if you are considering work , renovations, sales etc...!


PTA Directory Listings:

50th Jubilee update:

Thank you for the continued interest in attending a Jubilee to mark our 50 years.  After much discussion and taking into account the current covid environment, with interest from people wishing to travel to attend, we will hold off to celebrate our 55th Anniversary instead in 2025. 

PTA Local Directory Slideshow

Read our STRONG Education Review by clicking the image below:

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.

Have you downloaded our app?

Have you downloaded the @School app?

Our @School app gives you the ability to view your child's details held by Sunnyhills, report an absence, review school newsletters and whanau notices and to download their most recent school reports. 

You will need to get a username and password from our school office - this is usually emailed to you when you first enrol your child. 

You will then need to download the app from your device's app store (see links below) or navigate to this website https://www.atschool.co.nz/ if you are using a laptop or desktop computer.

iOS Devices (iPads, iPhones) https://apps.apple.com/nz/app/school-mobile/id888551695

Android Devices https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=nz.co.atschool.www&hl=en