Welcome

Welcome to Term 3, Week 5:

Monday: Mandarin Lessons for the seniors.  Netball B vs. Mellons Bay (at MBS).

Tuesday: 7.30pm Farm Cove Cluster of Schools' Music Festival @Elm Park

Wednesday: Middle Team Hockey in the Hall.  Netball A vs. Pigeon Mountain (here). 7.30pm Farm Cove Cluster of Schools' Music Festival @Elm Park

Thursday: Student Councillor's Daffodil Mufti Day - please support by purchasing a daffodil via www.wrapitup.co.nz . 1.30pm Senior School Speeches.

Friday: 12noon Whole School Assembly - all welcome to attend.  1.30pm Sunnyhills Cross Country - you are welcome again to come along and support!

Sunday 27th August at 8am is our Board of Trustees Working Bee. Thanks to those families that can make it along this time OR if you are up and want to come along and lend a hand please do. Health and Safety sign in and job distribution at 8am in the Staffroom. The job list (pdf) is here http://www.sunnyhills.school.nz/sites/sunnyhills/files/WORKING%20BEE%20SUNDAY%20AUGUST%2028TH%202016%20Job%20List.pdf  We will be planting out a new hedge along the back of Rooms 14 & 15, sorting out the garden by the end of Room 2 with a new sculpture that the seniors have made, filling up the playground with soft-fall, plus having a general tidy up! 

PTA Father's Day Breakfast - is on Friday 2nd September.  There is a yummy new menu.  Please place orders by Monday 28th August.  Details on their blog http://shspta.blogspot.co.nz/2016/08/fathers-day-breakfast.html?m=1 and orders via www.wrapitup.co.nz 

Thanks for a super support at the Huff n Puff-athon.  Now is the time to return sponsorship money.  Please return either cash, cheque or deposit into the PTA bank account. For every $10 returned your child goes into the draw to win a Chromebook.  There is one chromebook per team up for grabs!

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Check out our 2015 Highlights below:

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