Welcome

 Term 4, Week 6:

A settled week of learning experiences Monday, Tuesday & Thursday.

Wednesday: Junior Team Athletics 10.45am  - 12.45pm.

Thursday: 7.30am Private Tennis Coaching. 6.30pm Pre-School Parent Information evening for families starting Sunnyhills in term 1, 2018.

Friday: 7.30am Private Tennis Coaching. 11am Farm Cove Y6 moving to Y7 orientation.  2.15pm Junior Team Assembly - all welcome!

Safety concern - Mr Tucker caught students from Farm Cove Intermediate on the roof on Saturday.  If you are walking through the school and see behaviour that is not acceptable, please report this to us with any details secretary@sunnyhills.school.nz  If you have older children at Farm Cove please tell them to get the word out that we are monitoring this inappropriate behaviour and will be in touch with their senior leadership team too.

BYOD parent information evening for year 2-5 students in 2018 on Thursday 30th November, 6.30pm  - RSVP here: https://goo.gl/forms/bTMEInr9vQ3WTbx63

Monday 27th November, 10.30am - Helpers Thank You morning tea - RSVP here: http://bit.ly/helpertea17 

Reminder - We are nearly ready to print... The Yearbook - have you ordered yours yet? 

* School Yearbook Orders - https://youtu.be/EaasKUHRlWg please support us in this new initiative @$20 per year book this is not a fundraising exercise and is a great momento for the year. We are hoping that we can print at least 500 copies to break even on the cost.  Order via OUR SHOP http://www.sunnyhills.school.nz/our-shop. If you cannot see this on your account, it means that you have already ordered - if you would like to check if you have ordered please ring the school office 576-8031.

Huff n Puff sponsorship returns please - to school or direct deposit into the PTA account: 12-3056-0656969-00 with your child's name, room number and Huffnpuff in the details.  For every $10 returned your child goes into the prize draw.  We are fundraising specifically for a heat pump for the pool.

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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