Term 4, week 6

We are now on the down hill till the end of the term.  We finished last week 5 with the interschool athletics for 8-11year olds at Llyod Ellsmore Athletics track. It was a fabulous sunny day and as always our learners SHINED with their behaviour, effort and energy put into all of their events.  We are awaiting results from the organisers before sharing if we have any top placings.  Also Steve from www.youngoceansexplorers.com visited the staff and students yesterday to share his adventures in both New Zealand waterways and those around the Pacific.  There are amazing resources and videos to learn from and we hope to be able to integrate these into our studies in the future.

Monday: Travelwise - 11am THE GIANT WALK... as a whole school we are going for a walk along the Rotary Walkway and back to promote walking.  If you would like to accompany us please see your child's teacher in the morning.  We envisage the total walk will be take 40 minutes.  It is only 1400m down to the park area and then back.  Of course, hats and drink bottles are essential and if you would like your child to wear sneakers instead of their sandals, please pop them in their school bag to change into.  12.40 French Lessons.

Tuesday: 12.40 French Lessons.  7pm BYOD parent evening - This will be in the staffroom.  Mrs Lee will be sharing some useful tips about monitoring device useage and set up, along with PB Technologies showing some new chromebook devices. If you haven't yet RSVP do so here https://goo.gl/forms/8mgAvrHXXEqsJYpq2 

Wednesday: Travelwise - Scoot to school day... pop on a helmet and practice those scooter skills that we have learned with Andy from Auckland Transport over the year!

Thursday: 7.30am Kiwi Tennis

Friday: 8am French Lessons.  Please note the new starting time of our Cultural Assembly at 1.30pm.  Come along and see our Kapa Haka and Pasifika dance groups FIRST ever performance of the year, along with our musical tone chimes and X Factor winners!  At the conclusion of the cultural assembly there is a hui for our learners that identify as Maori or Pasifika in the library.   3.30pm Young Guns Skate School for bookings $15 per session please email simon@younggunsskateschool.co.nz

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Tūturu - Well Rounded

Tangata ako ana i te kāenga, te tūranga ki te marae, tau ana

A person nurtured in the community contributes strongly to society

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Important dates coming up:

Wk 7:

  • Monday - Team 5's community volunteer army day
  • Tuesday - 6.30pm Parent Curriculum evening - please RSVP here https://goo.gl/forms/pDbtCfZFiTmO91wA3
  • Wednesday - welcome to our 2 teachers from our Singapore Exchange
  • Friday - PTA mufti day, Y6 visit Farm Cove, Koru Whanau assembly

Wk 8:

  • Thursday - Y6 Graduation
  • Friday - Whole School assembly

WK 9:

  • Tuesday - Koru Whanau Celebration Assembly
  • Thursday - Kauri Whanau Celebration Assembly
  • Friday - Fun Day

Wk 10:

  • Tuesday - Last day - school closes at 12.30pm join us for Christmas sing-a-long at 11.45am for half an hour before classes are dismissed at 12.30pm

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Biking or scootering to school - please fill out this form if you give your child permission to bike or scooter https://goo.gl/forms/SBPB3H59pH0KlPrG3

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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 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.


Justine Driver