Distance Learning at Home

Year 3-6 students can loan a school device if they don't currently have access to a device. Please fill in this form by Sunday 22nd August at 6pm. We will be doing an onsite pick up of devices on Monday 23rd August between 11am-12noon. You must only come up to collect a device if you have requested one AND follow the very strict PICK UP PROTOCOLS that will be sent to you.

How do we access Distance Learning at Home?

2021 L4 - T3W4 Distance Learning at Home .pdf

Read the information regarding our programme above

Koru Whanau Year 1 & 2

Kowhai Whanau Year 3 & 4

Kauri Whanau Year 5 & 6

You can also access learning from our specialist teachers here:

Wellbeing Links

Mindfulness Room Slide deck
Pause, Breathe, Smile @Sunnyhills

How do I keep my child safe online?

We want our learners to be safe online. Click the free filtering button to get Internet filtering from N4L. Use the information in SHINE Online to help with online safety.

How do I get my child some help with using their device?

Need some help with your technology?

Our TeXpert team and IT Helpdesk are here for our Sunnyhills Learners.

Click here to fill in our technology help form for learners.

What is our Sunnyhills Distance Learning at Home?

Distance Learning occurs when the learner and instructor, or source of information, are separated by time and distance and therefore cannot meet in a traditional classroom setting.

Here are some practical things you can do to help your child with their learning:

  • Set up a learning space so that your child can focus on their learning. Limit distractions by turning off the television.

  • Consider the technology you will need. We stress that only a portion of learning should be done digitally. This is an opportunity to include practical learning activities.

  • Create structure: This is not an extended holiday period, but school from home. Schools operate on timetables and routines and it may be helpful for you to follow the suggested plan for the day that is included below or set up a timetable that works for you and your child.

  • Know what your child should know: Refer to the learning links on the school website and the tasks on the team sites.

  • Be around, but don't do their work for them. Tasks may contain elements of challenge. You might offer suggestions, but try to let them do things themselves. Encourage them to self regulate....take control of their own learning without relying on you.

Kids message for Term 2 start.mp4

What a Distance Learning day might look like

Stories for Students to listen to

Story Time at Sunnyhills

More Learning Resources

Check out these links for even more learning resources you can use at home.


Large number of books to read online.

Teach your Monster to Read

An iPad app and website that helps little learners with reading.


Amazon has released children's audio books free for students to listen to.

Kiwi Kids News

The news in a kid friendly format.