Welcome

Term 2, Week 4:

The School Leaders are collecting old towels for the SPCA, please have a hunt through your linen cupboards and bring any old ones along to donate.  Our learning focus for the next few weeks is the Police units on Keeping Ourselves Safe.  A reminder to read through and discuss any information that is sent home with your child as a follow up to our lessons.

Monday: Learning as usual.  

Tuesday: Learning as usual and special rugby coaching at lunchtime for our rugby team!

Wednesday: Learning as usual.

Thursday & Friday: School Closed for student instruction while our Board of Trustees and Staff work together on the school visioning process with facilitators from The Schools That Deliver Network.  Kelly Club is available for supervised care, please see their website www.kellyclub.co.nz 

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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 specialist 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.

Justine Driver
Principal