Welcome

Term 3, Week 1:

We trust that everyone had a rested time over the last two weeks with your family and loved ones.  Welcome back to everyone in our learning community and also to our first group of short term international students, who will be in our senior classes, Room 17, Room 19 and Room 24 over the next 5 weeks.  Having international students helps our learners develop their skills will making new friendships and learn about how school can be in another part of the world.  Our visitors will be from different parts of China and will give us opportunities to make future connections as global citizens.  We also get a considerable amount of income from having international students which goes back into funding the additional support required with staffing/support over this time and staff professional learning and development (this year).  

Monday: Welcome new students and international students to our Sunnyhills Learning Community.  No Lunch Orders today.

Tuesday: No Lunch Orders.

Wednesday: No Lunch Orders.  Photolife class, individual and sibling photographs.  Team photos are also taken today - have a clean uniform with correct black shoes and navy socks please.  Mrs Driver to meet Education Minister Nikki Kaye @Pakuranga College.

Thursday: Mrs Coombes returns - YES, lunch orders!  Good luck to our learners doing the Otago Problem Solving Exam!  7pm Combined BOT meeting at Pakuranga College for cluster schools.

Friday: 2.15pm Whole School assembly - all welcome.

Reminders: Wrap it up no longer exists and we need all families to please register and login to the Kindo School shop - details are on the Our Shop tab of this website - thanks in advance for doing this.

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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