Welcome

Term 4, Week 1:

你好 nĭ hăo - Welcome back to Term 4 - only 9 weeks and 2 days of contact time that will go so fast it will be Fun Day and the summer break before we know it!  This week is National Chinese Language Week & Diwali is observed/celebrated on Thursday. 

A reminder that sunhats are part of the school uniform this term.  

Monday: 8.50am Learning at school re-starts for the term

Tuesday: Motat trip for Rooms 1, 2 & 3 + senior team softball experience

Wednesday: Motat trip for Rooms 5, 6 & 7

Thursday: Diwali is observed.  Those families that celebrate Diwali are able to come to school dressed in their cultural clothing to mark the occassion at school.

Friday: 2.15pm Senior Team Assembly - all welcome.

It is Labour Weekend so no school Monday 23rd October - enjoy a 3-Day weekend! Sunhats compulsory from week 2.

Reminders: 

* School Year Book 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.

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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