Newsletter, Term 4, Week 7 2020

Term 4 – Week 7

Important Dates

Monday           Outstanding Citizen Award Ceremony – 9:15 am


Wednesday     Parent Cafe in the Library – 2:30 pm

Thursday         PTA Iceblocks for sale

Friday              Year 1-3 Athletics

In this Issue

1.    Welcome to Sunnybrae

2.    Dates to note for the remainder of 2020

3.    Planning for 2021

4.    School photo orders

5.    Year 1-3 Athletics

6.    Year 4-6 Athletics

7.    Year 3/4 Basketball

8.     Year 6 Basketball Finals – Sunnybrae Stingers

9.    Gymnastics

10.   PTA:  Iceblock Sales / School Disco / 2021 Intnl Food Festival 

11.   Community Engagement

12.   PB4L = Positive Behaviour for Learning – Update

13.   Strategic Goal – Wellbeing

14.   Ez-lunch – last day for orders in Term 4

15.   2021 Term Dates

16.   COVID-19: Alert Level 1

17.   Community Notices

1.   Welcome to Sunnybrae

This week we would like to welcome Nathan Wu in Room 4 and his family to our school community.

Please remember to use the Covid Tracer App when you visit the school.

2.   Dates to Note for the Remainder of 2020

Week 7

Monday 23 November:  Y4-6 Outstanding Citizenship Award Ceremony at 9:15 am

Friday 27 November:  Year 1-3 Athletics at 1:00 pm, Year 4-6 Interschool Athletics

Week 8

Monday 30 November:  Year 4/5 Fun Day

Tuesday 1 December:  Year 2/3 Fun Day

Wednesday 2 December:  Year 6 Fun Day

Thursday 3 December:  Year 1 Fun Day, Y1-3 Disco at 5:30 pm and Y4-6 Disco at 7:00 pm

Week 9

Monday 7 December:  Sports Prizegiving at 3:00 pm

Tuesday 8 December:  Year 6 Farewell at 5:30 pm

Thursday 10 December:  BoT meeting at 7:00 pm

Friday 11 December:  Final Assembly at 10:30 am, Reports emailed home

Week 10

Monday 14 December:  Last day of Term 4, school finishes at 12:30 pm

3.  Planning for 2021

We are planning for 2021. If your child is in Year 1 – 5 and they will not return to Sunnybrae in 2021, please email our Deputy Principal, Karen Rodger at

4.  School Photo Orders

You can now access, view and order your student’s photos online!  The online system works off each student’s name, giving you an individual Photo Access Key to order your photos.

You have until before midnight, Sunday 22 November to order and pay online for your photos by following this link.

The school cannot accept cash for any photo orders.

5.  Year 1-3 Athletics Day

6.   Year 4-6 Athletics

It was great to see some of you at school supporting our students on Athletics Day! The event ran very smoothly and everyone had lots of fun taking part in all the different activities. A big congratulations to the finalists and well done to all the students for being so positive and giving everything a go.

7.  Year 3/4 Basketball

The Sunnybrae Hawks and Sunnybrae Rockets ended their season with a bang. They took second and third overall at the finals. Well done to every participant, the coaches and managers. Thank you to the parents for your support and dedication throughout the season.

8.  Year 6 Basketball Finals – Sunnybrae Stingers

9.  Gymnastics

Just a few photos from the fabulous day for our gymnastics team last week!


10.1  Iceblocks – Thursday 26 November

The PTA will be selling mini lemonade iceblocks at lunchtime on Thursday 26 November. 

– Cash only

– $1.00 per iceblock

– 1 iceblock per child

– Students are to give their $1.00 to their teacher on Thursday morning.

10.2  School Disco – Thursday 3 December

School Disco: Our annual school disco will be held on Thursday 3 December in the Sunnybrae hall.

Sensory Disco:  4:45 pm – 5:15 pm Music Room – by invitation only

Year 1 – 3 Disco: 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm

Year 4 – 6 Disco: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

If you are able to help sell snacks, cook sausages or sell glow items, please email our Deputy Principal, Karen Rodger: Parent help would be appreciated. Thank you for your support!

10.3  2021 International Food Festival – Friday 12 March 2021

Our annual International Food Festival will be held on Friday 12 March 2021 between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm. If you are interested in coordinating a food stall that represents your culture, please email our Deputy Principal, Karen Rodger at Further information and requests for support will be sent out in the coming weeks.

11.  Community Engagement

The Community Engagement Team has been working behind the scenes to meet our Strategic Goal for 2020 to create a communication system that addresses the needs of our culturally diverse families. 

This is an ongoing process and we have gathered feedback from parents, staff, other schools and outside agencies.

These are the communication tools we have been working on this year:

Weekly Newsletter

  • New layout with a contents page for easy navigation
  • Preferred language feature

Paper notices / Emails to parents

  • Keep the paper notices to a minimum
  • Use Seesaw as a communication tool instead of paper notices or emails
  • A new online payment system called Kindo for different school activities

Website (currently being updated)

  • New layout 
  • User friendly
  • Meets the needs of our prospective and current parents

SNS App (currently being updated)

  • Meets the needs of our current parents

12. PB4L

This week our PB4L focus has been on showing respect and independence during assemblies.

Our lessons have focused on: 

  • Entering and exiting the hall quietly.
  • Making a good choice about where to sit.
  • Sitting quietly.

13. Wellbeing

At school this week we have been learning about emotions. This is all about developing the children’s emotional literacy. Emotional literacy is the ability to name and recognise different emotions which is actually really important in children being able to manage them. It can also help us to better understand and empathise with others.

Sparklers at Home has the same activity we’re using in the classroom The Faces Game, but for use at home. It would be really great if you could play this game with your child too. The more opportunities your child has to talk about emotions, the more they will recognise them and manage them. The Faces Game is also lots of fun!

14.  Ez-lunch – Last Day for Orders for Term 4

Please note that Friday 11 December is the last day that you can order lunches through that the last day for ordering lunches through EziLunch.

15.  2021 Term Dates

Term 1:  4 February 2021 – 16 April 2021

Term 2:  3 May 2021 – 9 July 2021

Term 3:  26 July 2021 – 1 October 2021

Term 4:  18 October – 16 December 2021

16.  COVID-19 – Alert Level 1

At Sunnybrae, we will continue to follow all appropriate health measures including maintaining recommended cleaning practices and encouraging good hygiene standards. We will also continue to remind people to stay home if they are unwell and to seek medical advice. The Ministry of Education encourages school communities to continue to use the COVID-19 QR Code when coming onto the school grounds.

Drop off at the Gate:  8:30 – 8:45 am

Pick up:  3:00 pm Parents/Caregivers welcome onsite

Thank you for your continued support to help us keep everyone safe!

17. Community Notices


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