9. Volunteer Parent Helpers please… Calling All Painters
10. Sushi Fridays for 2021
11. Thank You to Stationery City – Porana Road
12. Donations of Resources for Year 1 Classrooms
13. Community Notices
1. Welcome to Sunnybrae
This week we would like to welcome the following new students and their families to our school community: Nate Nyatara (R1)
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: If we are in Alert Level 1 Parent Conferences will be held at Sunnybrae Normal School. If we are still in Alert Level 2, Parent Conferences will be held via Zoom. We will share more information with you after the Government announcement on Monday.
Room 8 parent conference information will be seesawed out over the weekend.
School Closure on Wednesday 24 February at 12:30 pm
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. Your child does not have to attend After School Care to attend the 12:30pm-3:00 pm session. Bookings can be made through https://ymca-akl-ham-bop.aimyplus.com/
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.
We are available to support families. If you need assistance, please contact your classroom teacher, Team Leader, Deputy Principal or Principal via email or leave a message with the office staff.
We are all happy to answer any of your questions.
The Alert Levels will be reviewed again on Monday 22 February. Hopefully, we will move to Alert Level 1. Thank you for your ongoing support.
4. International Food Festival
Our annual International Food Festival is being held on Friday 12 March between 4:00pm and 7:00pm. 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. Pleae volunteer your time and skills. 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.
5. School Drop Off – 8.30am – 8.45am
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 once we are in Alert Level 1.
6. Enrolments at Sunnybrae Normal School
If you live ‘in zone’ and have a child turning 5 this year, please make sure you enrol them as soon as possible. Please also encourage any new in zone families to enrol their children as this helps us with future planning. For enrolment forms and further information you can choose from the following:
Call into our office between 8.30am – 4.00pm weekdays.
7. Scholastic Book Orders
Last day of ordering is today (19/2/21) for online book club orders.
We are unable to accept cash orders in the office.
Should you have any queries on ordering call Book Club: 0800 266 525 or follow the link Book Club: email@example.com registering as Sunnybrae Normal School.
8. Sport at Sunnybrae in 2021
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
Can you help? The wall at the back of the stage needs some attention by way of preparation and painting. We are looking for a team of volunteers to undertake this job for our school. If you, or anyone in your family are keen to help, please contact the office. Thank you.
10. Sushi Friday 2021
“SUSHIDAY” is back for Term 1, 2021.
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 website www.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 solely focussed on catering school lunch.
“SUSHIDAY” will be operated from a commercial kitchen 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 Dan is using 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!
11. Thank You To Stationery City – Porana Road
We would like to say a huge thank you to Stationery City who made a donation to the school based on the sales they received from stationery orders. Bruce and Fiona are fantastic supporters of our school and community.
Congratulations to Brandon Kang in Room 1 and Noelle Vella in Room 8 who were the lucky winners of Stationery City’s draw. Brandon received a $30 voucher to spend in the store and Noelle received a $20 voucher to spend in the store.
12. Donation of Resources for Year 1 Classrooms
The Year 1 teachers are looking for additional resources to support their programmes. If you have any of the following items that you would like to donate to our school, please deliver them to any of the Year 1 classrooms. Thank you in advance for your support.