Newsletter – Term 4, Week 8

Term 4 – Week 8

Important Dates

Monday           Year 4/5 Fun Day

Tuesday           Year 2/3 Fun Day

Wednesday      Year 6 Fun Day

Thursday         Year 1 Fun Day & School Disco

Friday               1:45 pm Sunnybrae’s Got Talent – Final             

In this Issue

1.    Welcome to Sunnybrae

2.    Dates to note for the remainder of 2020

3.    Sunnybrae Normal School Resources

4.    School Swimming Pool Key Hire for Sunnybrae Families

5.    Years 1-3 Cross Country

6.    PTA Updates:  School Disco / 2021 Intnl Food Festival

7.    Table Tennis

8.    2020 Travelwise Team – Thank You! 

9.    Safe Walking Discussions 

10.   PB4L = Positive Behaviour for Learning – Update

11.   Strategic Goal – Wellbeing

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

13.   2021 Term Dates

14.   COVID-19: Alert Level 1

15.   Community Notices

1.   Welcome to Sunnybrae

This week we would like to welcome Phoebe Everett in Room 1.

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

2.   Dates to Note for the Remainder of 2020

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

Friday 4 December: Sunnybrae’s Got Talent – Final

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 10:30 am, Reports emailed home

Week 10

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

3.   Sunnybrae Normal School Resources

Please look under your child’s bed, on bookshelves and in your child’s bedroom for any resources that belong to Sunnybrae e.g. journals, library books, other readers and sports uniforms. We would appreciate receiving them back as soon as possible, please. We suggest you visit your local community library for extra reading material for your children.

4.  School Swimming Pool Key Hire for Sunnybrae Families

Summer is here and the school pool is filling!

If you would like to use the pool after hours and over the summer period (7 December 2020 to 7 April 2021), you can purchase a School Pool Key from the office as follows:

By Friday 11 December, pay at the school office by EFTPOS or online banking into the school account:

ASB Bank:  12-3053-0370789-00

Particulars:  Pool key

Code:  Eldest student’s name

Reference:  Room No.

Cost:  $95.00 + $50.00 bond = $145.00

When you have paid please email with “School Pool Key” in the subject line so the office staff can prepare the key and Pool Key Contract for you to sign. Keys will be issued to Sunnybrae parents only. Children are not permitted to pick up keys on behalf of the parent.

The $50.00 bond will be refunded when the key is returned in April 2021.

5.  Years 1-3 Cross Country


6.1  School Disco – Thursday 3 December

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

Tickets are $5.00 per child and are on sale from the school office from Monday 30 November to Thursday 3 December between 8:30 – 9:00 am and 2:30 – 3:00 pm only.

Sausages, cookies, chips, drinks and glow items will be available for purchase on the night, cash only.

We really need your help!

If you are able to help sell snacks, cook sausages, sell glow items or assist with clean up, please email our Deputy Principal, Karen Rodger at Please include in the email what you can help with and times you can help. Parent help would be appreciated. Thank you for your support.

6.2  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 – 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.

7.  Table Tennis

Congratulations to all our table tennis teams and players for a successful season.

The finals were played on Wednesday evening.  Well done to the Sunnybrae Members for placing first and the Sunnybrae Winners for placing second.

8.  Thank You to our Year 5 Travelwise Team 2020

Thank you to our wonderful Year 5 Travelwise Team who have helped out Mrs Hanson throughout the year at the school crossing. Matt Sweetingham from Auckland Transport has always been so impressed with your enthusiasm and commitment to road safety.

Lewis Snape, Hannah Shin, Dominic Emms, Charlotte Barlow, Sophia Suresh, Mika Delowe, Ryujiro Kudo, Sienna Fitzgerald, Ximon Nang-Is, Anne Nagafuchi and Kate Bloem. 


– walk, don’t run across the crossing 

– if the light is flashing, don’t begin to cross 

– push bikes and scooters across the road

– wait behind the yellow line

9.  Safe Walking Discussions

Last week we held  ‘safe walking discussions’ with all our students. These are run each term and all teachers are involved. We group students across the school according to the direction they leave our school gates and how they travel home from school. At these safety discussions we talk about many areas of road safety for pedestrians, including:

  • how to cross the road safely, using the crossing
  • crossing roads safely with an adult when there isn’t a crossing
  • sneaky driveways
  • what to do if your parent isn’t at your meeting place after school
  • carrying balls safely to school in a bag
  • how to move safely through car parks
  • looking at the light indicators on cars, so you know what they might do next
  • getting in and out of cars safely near busy roads. eg. getting out on the footpath side.

10.  PB4L

This week our PB4L focus has been on showing respect, co-operation and excellence during assemblies.

Our lessons have focused on: 

  • Respecting the speaker 
  • Actively listening and participating 
  • Performing with enthusiasm 
  • Showing respect when receiving an award

11. Wellbeing

At school this week we continued to focus on emotional literacy (the ability to name and recognise different emotions). Having this ability is critical to thinking about our feelings and managing our reactions. It can also help us to better understand and be there for others. In class, students played the frozen emotions game. The students worked together in groups to represent, share and guess different emotions.

See below some links to stories about feelings that you might like to listen to with your child:

“In My Heart”

“A Little Spot of Feelings”

12.  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.

13.  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

14.  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!

15. Community Notices


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