Welcome to Term 4, Week 9:

Gosh... the end of year is nearly here! Two weeks to go!  We had a fantastic afternoon at the Howick Santa Parade - our first outing there with Rotary! We had 15 students walk and wave to wish everyone a Merry Christmas!  I also had the privilege of being one of three kiwis to represent NZ in the World Wide #GoogleEduOnAir International Conference Live Streamed on Saturday!

Monday: business as usual...

Tuesday: business as usual...

Wednesday: business as usual... 8.20am & 2.50pm Foodwrap pick up for the PTA outside the music room

Thursday: business as usual... 8.20am & 2.50pm Foodwrap pick up for the PTA outside the music room and Y6 Graduation!  (how exciting!)

Friday: 12 noon Whole School assembly - pop along for the LIVE draw of the PTA Stand Up Paddle Board! Get your ticket on line without delay via www.wrapitup.co.nz 8.20am & 2.50pm Foodwrap pick up for the PTA outside the music room.  All students will receive their 2016 End of Year report plus meet their 2017 classroom teacher!

PTA reminders: Check out www.wrapitup.co.nz for raffle tickets to be in the draw to win the SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) and purchase a Sunnyhills Cook Book (great for our new families who haven't had one yet).  Both great Xmas ideas!



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