WednesdaySwimming Lessons begin for R1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12
ThursdaySwimming Lessons for R1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12
FridaySwimming Lessons for R1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 12
In This Issue
1. Welcome to Sunnybrae
2. Parent/Teacher Conferences
3. International Food Festival 2021
5. School Drop-Off
6. YMCA Before and After School Care for 2021
7. Scholastic Book Orders
8. Learning through Units of Inquiry
9. Sport at Sunnybrae in 2021
10. Sushi Fridays
11. Community Notices
1. Welcome to Sunnybrae
This week we would like to welcome the following new students and their families to our school community:
Megha Sai Adusumalli (R11), Xander Antaran (R8), Raffaella Badad (R3), Rosie Beck (R20), Sadie Beck (R10), Eloise Belsham (R3), Marley Book (R10), Jeremy Chai (R3), Jayden Chai (R18), Jessie Dong (R18), William Hu (R13), Kirah Kamalie (R4), Zaine Kilroy (R4), Hope Lafu (R15), Gordon Liu (R4), Francis Monaghan (R3), Kiara Puna (R1), Jia Yi Shi (R13), Lennan Sinclair (R17), Susy Su (R11), Sebastian Subritzky (R3), Manawai Temu (R3), Andre Tuitupou (R1), Melith Udumulla (R4), William Wang (R4), Timothy Wen (R1), Clarence Wu (R13), Jessie Yau (R14) and Aiden Zhao (R7).
We also have 9 student teachers with us from the University of Auckland: Panitra Angkeeros (R1), Lauren Milliken (R4), Lucy Insull (R7), Nicola Davis (R11), Joana He (R14), Gannon Moore (R15), Amy Giess (R17), Emma Teh (R18) and Emma Johnson (R19).
2. Parent/Teacher Conferences 2021
Wednesday 24 February from 1:20 pm – 7:00 pm
Thursday 25 February from 3:20 pm – 5:00 pm
You are invited to a Parent/Teacher conference to meet with your child’s teacher for 10 minutes on Wednesday 24 February or Thursday 25 February.
Please note: Room 8 conferences will be held on a different day and time. Further information will be sent out to Room 8 parent/caregivers next week.
School Closure School will close and the children will all go home at 12:30 pm on Wednesday 24 February.
After School Care Programme YMCA provides After School Care in the school hall. You may make prior arrangements directly with the YMCA if you would like to enrol your child from 12:30 – 3:00 pm on Wednesday 24 February. In order to enrol go to ymca-akl-ham-bop.aimyplus.com and click on Special Day or call (09) 480 7099.
Translators If you need a translator, please contact the office directly as soon as possible.
Principal/Deputy Principal Meeting – Optional You are welcome to make an appointment with our Principal, Lorene Hurd or Deputy Principal, Karen Rodger.
If you are unable to make your own online booking, please contact our school office on 09 443 5058.
3. International Food Festival 2021
Our annual International Food Festival is being held on Friday 12 March between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm. This event has become one of the major events on our school calendar. In addition to bringing funds into the school, it serves to bring our school community together to celebrate our cultural diversity.
We can’t do it without a truly combined effort from everyone. We are looking for support preparing for the International Food Festival. Further details and parent help forms will be sent out early next week. Thank you to Angela Temata from Harcourts Milford who is sponsoring this event. Visit Angela’s website angelatemata.co.nz.
A reminder that students are expected to be at school between 8:30 and 8:45 am every morning. Please ensure your child has a great start to their day and arrives at school by this time. Parents are welcome to come to the classroom to pick up their children at 3:00 pm.
Online book club orders are now open until Friday 19 February.
We are unable to accept cash orders in the office.
Should you have any queries on ordering call Book Club: 0800 266 525 or email:email@example.com registering as Sunnybrae Normal School
8. Learning Through Units of Inquiry
Each year our syndicate teams embark on 6 units of inquiry as part of a school wide Inquiry Framework. These units integrate learning from a range of areas, and are often driven by Science, Technology, Social Studies, Health and the Arts. The units also provide authentic opportunities to learn and apply Literacy and Numeracy skills as well as our school values and learner qualities. By having an inquiry based approach, our units foster curiosity, build essential knowledge and skills, and develop understandings around important concepts. Students investigate their world and beyond through rich learning experiences.
There are 6 inquiry themes across the school and each syndicate has a unique focus for each theme which allows us to map the New Zealand curriculum within these units from Year 1 to Year 6.
Once classes are settled into routines, the syndicates will begin exploring the following units of inquiry:
Year 1 – Organisations, Systems and Processes
Big Idea: We have developed important ways to keep ourselves safe (water and sun safety).
Year 2/3 – Identity and Wellbeing
Big Idea: We need to act responsibly to help keep ourselves healthy, happy and safe (Personal relationships, sun safety, food and nutrition).
Year 4/5 – Organisations, Systems and Processes
Big Idea: People who achieve, inspire and lead positively are considered heroes.
Year 6 – Identity and Wellbeing
Big Idea: An awareness of identity helps us to appreciate ourselves and others.
9. Sport at Sunnybrae
We are looking forward to another exciting sporting year at Sunnybrae. Below is a list of the sports that will be offered during the year, along with the teacher you can contact if you have any questions. Thank you to those who volunteered to coach and manage last year; we truly appreciate your assistance. Now is the time to start thinking about whether you can help out this year by coaching or managing. We will support you in any way that we can, however, without a volunteer to coach, we are unable to enter teams into the various competitions.
Please let us know if you are able to help. We look forward to working with you.
The Cricket Blitz Programme runs for Term 4 and was played on either Tuesdays or Fridays last year (this could change). This programme is free of charge.
Table Tennis Year 5-6 – Viv Morley firstname.lastname@example.org. Games are played on Wednesday evenings over Terms 2-4 at the North Harbour Table Tennis Stadium in Akoranga Drive (behind the YMCA).
Flippa Ball, Year 4-6 – Sheryle Snellaert email@example.com Games are played at AUT Millennium in Albany on Sunday afternoons, throughout the year. Children must be strong swimmers to play this sport.
Children will need to watch the daily notices and attend sports meetings to express their interest in playing. Permission letters will then come home for parents to complete and sign. This signed document will be followed up with confirmation of team placement and any fees will need to be paid before your child will be able to play.
Please note that once permission is received, your child will be registered as a player in that team and are making a commitment to play for the season. This year we will continue to place a special focus on teaching our students about committing and belonging to a team or group.
Please talk with your child about the sports they would like to get involved in this year and encourage them to have a go.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.
Archers Rd Sushi & Donburi has found a new owner as of last week. This means you will NOT be able to order sushi lunch from the shop and all orders MUST be submitted on our websitewww.sushiday.co.nz.
www.sushiday.co.nz will still be owned and operated by the previous owner “Dan & Jen” as they have retained the sushi lunch business to become an independent catering business from the shop front to solely focus on catering school lunch.
“SUSHIDAY” will be operated from the commercial kitchen outside the shop so you can be assured the sushi lunch will not only be the same quality that your kids have loved for the past years but It’s made by the same people (Yes! Dan the sushi guy) and the same yummy recipe.
You can order sushi lunch EVERY FRIDAY on the website www.sushiday.co.nz by going to “Order School Lunch” on the menu bar and register your account by selecting your school as “Sunnybrae Normal School” if you are ordering for the first time OR use your existing account.
MAKE EVERY FRIDAY – SUSHIDAY!
Thank you for your ongoing support.
Lorene Hurd Principal
11. Community Notices
“Brain Play coding, robotics, and 3d printing classes. After-school, weekend, and holiday courses. Free trials available. Ages 5+. Email us for more information on firstname.lastname@example.org or see brainplay.co.nz.”