A reminder that students are expected to be at school between 8:30 and 8:45 am every morning. Please drop your child at the gate. To ensure your child has a great start to their day, we ask they arrive at school by this time. Parents are welcome to come to the classroom to pick up their children at 3:00 pm during Alert Level 1.
Tuesday 13 April PTA Meeting at 7:00 pm
Thursday 15 April PTA Iceblock Fundraiser
Friday 16 April Farewell Assembly for Leanne Barlow at 2:15 pm.
Hosted by R11 and R19. All welcome.
Term 1 finishes at 3:00 pm on Friday 16 April 2021.
Term 2 begins Monday 3 May 2021.
In This Issue
Welcome to Sunnybrae
Enrolments at Sunnybrae Normal School
Pool Closed and Key Return
Introducing our 2021 Student Councillors
Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L)
PTA Iceblock Fundraiser
Netsafe Presentation for Year 5 and 6 Parents at TNIS
1. Welcome to Sunnybrae
This week we would like to welcome the following new students and their families to our school community: Japhi Ly (R17) and Lucas Shi (R1). We also welcome the following Bachelor of Education students from the University of Auckland: Kendra Abbiss (R4), Yinglin Chen (R13), Grace Wichman (R16) and Ke-Arn Peters (R20).
2. Enrolments at Sunnybrae Normal School
If you live ‘in zone’ and have a child turning 5 within the next year, please make sure you enrol them as soon as possible. Please also encourage any new in zone families to enrol their children as soon as they can to help us with future planning. For enrolment forms and further information you can choose from the following options:
Our school pool is now closed. All $50.00 bonds will be refunded when the key is returned to the office by pool key holders. Please also bring your bank account details into the office when you return your key so we can deposit the bond straight into your account. Pool keys are due back by Wednesday 14 April 2021. Thank you.
A reminder that the wearing of the Sunnybrae uniform at school is compulsory for all students. The correct uniform is to be worn in its entirety and must be in good condition; clean and in good repair. Items worn for additional warmth during winter terms underneath polo shirts must not be visible.
With colder weather approaching you may want to consider purchasing a polar fleece or Sunnybrae jacket. Uniforms can be purchased directly from NZ Uniforms from their shop at:
19A Douglas Alexander Parade
Rosedale, Albany, North Shore
(09) 477 6300 or 0800 698 643
Monday – Friday – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – 9:00am – 1:00pm
5. Introducing Our 2021 Student Councillors
Hello, my name is Riyan Nair and I’m a new Student Counsellor this year. I’m a librarian, wet day monitor for Room 18, and a peer mediator. I also play basketball and touch rugby for Sunnybrae. In my spare time, I play Minecraft and Battle Cats. I enjoy swimming and going to the beach on weekends. I love reading and I would read my whole life if I could. I believe that I could help the school become an even better place so if there is anything you would like me to help with just say.
Kindo online school shop – register now
Our online Kindo school shop means you can pay for all your school costs easily – camps, sports registrations, lunch days and support fundraisers.
It’s open 24/7 and available on our school website.
This week our PB4L focus has been on showing independence everywhere.
Our lessons have focused on:
Trying new things
8. PTA Iceblock Fundraiser
9. Netsafe Invite for Year 5 and 6 Parents
Takapuna Normal Intermediate School
Netsafe: Managing Online Safety: 1 hour presentation including Q & A
Thursday 15 April, 6:30pm
Next Thursday, Takapuna Normal Intermediate School is hosting a one-hour presentation covering online safety. We would like to invite parents and whānau of Year 5 and 6 children at our feeder schools to join us for this important event.
This session will cover:
Harmful Digital Communications – what is it? How to recognise it as parents and as a young person?
What practical steps can one take to reduce, prevent, and respond to online harm?
Important conversation starters to have with your children about their technology use and how these can help reduce the risk.
Understanding the digital landscape – latest statistics on young people’s experiences online.
Supporting families to understand that not all screen time is equal. Distinguishing between active and passive use.
Community connections – how our interactions between young people, parents, teachers, and other professionals can provide guidance and support.
Car parking is available on our school basketball courts via the Northcote Road entrance.