Welcome

Last Day of Term: Weather Warning

The weather is predicted to get worse this afternoon between 1pm and 4pm. While we officially close at 3pm today, if you wish to pick your child up early to avoid the 3pm congestion around the school gate in the wet weather, please feel free to come to the office and sign your child out for an earlier finish.

Term 1, Week 11:

40 Sunnyhills students and their families enjoyed a marvellous day of activities at Edgewater College for the Rotary Tip Top Fun Day.  Thanks whanau for your super support monitoring the teams and ensuring everyone was having a turn, keeping safe and having fun!  Please check out the photos and video on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sunnyhillsschool/  We hope to have more teams participating next year.

Monday: Learning as usual. 

Tuesday: We welcome 7 Swedish Teachers visiting to view our excellent Sunnyhills Reading programmes.  We also have a parent meeting at 2.15pm in the Staffroom for those interested in the KOS - Keeping Ourselves Safe, Police unit that we will be doing next term.

Wednesday: Learning as usual.

Thursday: Last day of term 1! Middle Team Enviro Leaders going with Mrs Daniel to participate in Marine Metre Square.  

Friday: Closed for Good Friday and the holidays.

Reminders:

Advanced notice of school closure for Teacher Only Days - May 25 & 26.  

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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