Happy New Year to our Sunnyhills Learning Community!

We are looking forward to welcoming back our learners and families to start school on Wednesday 1st February at 8.50am.  



Please note that we have new break times this year:

Learning Block one: 8.50am - 10.35am

Morning Tea: 10.35am - 10. 55am (20 mins)

Learning Block Two: 10.55am - 12.30pm

Lunch: 12.30pm - 1.30pm

Learning Block Three: 1.30pm to 3pm

To be fully prepared for the year please also note:

Uniforms: hats required, togs/towel required most days, plain black sandals are preferred footwear.  The PTA have a second hand sale on the 25th January at 10am in the hall or you can purchase new items from John Russell School Wear on Moore Street in Howick.

Stationery: Packs are avaiable at PaperPlus Howick (item lists are on our website but please read the exact brand requirements)

BYOD Years 3-6: Students in Years 3-6 are invited to bring a device to school.  Our preferrred device is a Chromebook for ease of access to our Student Drive and quick connectivity.  On day one students will be sent home agreement forms and once these are returned then your child can start using their device at school.

The office will re-open for the year with limited hours on Wednesday 25th of January for new in-zone enrolments and queries. 


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