Term 4, week 9

6.5 days to go.  I hope that you have all had a good look through your homes for any school resources (library or reading books) and please return them as this is stock take week.  Over the last 2 years we have had significant investment in readers so we hope to not have any (or many) losses.  There are lots of special events this week... so please read on carefully...

Monday: We invite whanau along at 2.20pm for a light afternoon tea (in the staffroom) to thank you for your support this year, no matter how small you think your contribution it would be lovely to see you!  12.40pm French lessons in the music room.  6.30pm Are you interested in what it takes to be on the Board of Trustees in a governance role?  Come along before our usual BOT meeting to the staffroom to find out what its all about. And/or find out information and watch the video here: https://www.nzsta.org.nz/trustee-elections/board-of-trustees/

Tuesday: 12.40pm French lessons in the music room. Koru Whanau Celebration assembly.  All whanau welcome! Please note this STARTS at 1.30 pm so please be seated ready.  A reminder NOT to park in the clearway on The Crest as although when you park it isn't a clearway - you won't be able to move your vehicle before the 2.30pm clearway start time.  Please be Travelwise and park appropriately and walk. (Thanks in Advance!)

Wednesday: Student reports go home today.

Thursday: 7.30am Kiwi Tennis.  1.30pm Kauri Whanau Celebration Assembly - as per the above Koru recommendations with parking reminders.  We hope to see as many families as possible come along to see their end of year celebration.


  • 8-8.40 am French Lessons in the music room. 
  • FUN DAY - Children can come to school in active wear, please bring their togs and towels in a plastic bag ready for the water slide.  Mrs Steel would still love more helpers, so if you can spare a couple of hours please ring the school or email Mrs Steel robyns@sunnyhills.school.nz
  • PTA Frozen Fun Friday - please bring $2 cash to school today if your child would like a lemonade iceblock at lunchtime. Hand money to teacher in the morning to order. 
  • A reminder that as it is a mufti sports wear day you have time to wash and clean any uniform items that you wish to donate and sell via the second hand uniform sale which is Monday.  Please bring clean items to school on Monday as per earlier email as the sale is Monday 2-4pm.
  • 3.30pm Young Guns Skate School for bookings $15 per session please email simon@younggunsskateschool.co.nz

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E kore e taea e te whenu kotahi ki te raranga i te whāriki kia mōhio tātou ki ā tātou
Mā te mahi tahi ō ngā whenu, mā te mahi tahi ō ngā kairaranga, ka oti tēnei whāriki
A strand of flax is nothing in itself but woven together is strong and enduring
Collective efforts often result in more meaningful and sustainable outcomes

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Important dates coming up:

Wk 10:

  • Monday: PTA 2nd Hand Uniform Mega Sale 2-4pm
  • Tuesday - Last day - school closes at 12.30pm join us for Christmas sing-a-long at 11.45am for half an hour before classes are dismissed at 12.30pm

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Biking or scootering to school - please fill out this form if you give your child permission to bike or scooter https://goo.gl/forms/SBPB3H59pH0KlPrG3

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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 and environmental educational specialist teachers 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