Newsletter – Term 2, Week 1

Term 2 – Week 1 2021

Important Dates

Week 1                 Music and Cultural groups begin this week

Monday 3 May          Term 2 Begins 

Thursday 6 May        Resilience Project Parent Meeting at 7:00 pm

In This Issue

  1. Farewell to Glenda Pretorius
  2. Enrolments at Sunnybrae Normal School
  3. Resilience Project Parent Meeting
  4. Community Engagement Focus Group Meeting
  5. Introducing our 2021 Student Councillors
  6. Kindo
  7. Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L)
  8. Sunnybrae Uniform Reminders
  9. Yummy Sticker Promotion
  10. Keeping Our Children Safe in Cars
  11. Community Notices

1.  Farewell to Glenda Pretorius

Last Friday we farewelled Mrs Glenda Pretorius who is leaving Sunnybrae to dedicate time to a new business initiative. We would like to thank Glenda for her dedication to our students, staff and parents, particularly those in our Learning Support class. We wish Glenda all the best for her exciting adventure ahead.

From the beginning of Term 2, Mrs Helen Rennie-Younger will be teaching in Room 5 (Room 12). We will also welcome back Mrs Kelsey Watson who will work in Room 3 with Mrs Catherine Young.

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:

3.  Resilience Project Parent Meeting

During the last few weeks of Term 1, teachers have been introducing the Resilience Project’s Wellbeing Curriculum in their classrooms. Resilience and Wellbeing are key factors to ensure a happy and fulfilling future for our young people. The Resilience Project delivers emotionally engaging programmes and provides evidence-based, practical strategies to build resilience. 

The Resilience Project will be introduced to Sunnybrae Normal School parents and caregivers on Thursday 6 May at 7:00 pm. You will be able to learn how Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness can be used to support our students learning, and support you as parents and carers. This programme is an important part of our school’s effort to look after the mental health of our students. 

Please save the date, and we look forward to seeing you all there!

Please contact either Wendy Frazer or Mary Waters if you have any further questions.

Thank you for your support.


4.  Community Engagement Focus Group

Community Engagement Focus Group Invitation

When: Term 2, Week 2 – Thursday 13th May 7:00 pm

Where: School staffroom

We would like to invite you to join our Community Engagement Focus Group. This group will be working with different cultural groups to add to our main entrance so that it is representative of the cultures of the people within our school community. 

RSVP to Megan Ebborn

5.  Introducing Our 2021 Student Councillors

Introducing Charlotte Barlow – Room 19

Hi, I am Charlotte Barlow and I got into the Student Council this year and I want to help other students get the cool opportunities that I have!

At home I do lots of things like dance and swimming, they are also really fun!

At school, I do Orchestra, Kapa Haka, Uke and Peer Mediator to name a few and I love helping the school out with little jobs that will turn into something big for the whole school.

I love working as a team because I always think that everyone has their own little talents that will make a big talent when put together.

Thank you for reading.


Introducing Mika Delowe – Room 20

Hi, I’m Mika, you have probably seen me running around or helping around the school. So far I have been part of almost all the groups available including representing Sunnybrae in basketball, cross country, and athletics.

My free time basically consists of reading, playing Minecraft, and sometimes thinking and writing down story ideas. I really, really enjoy writing. 

It is a great honour to be in the Student Council, reasons I signed up are:

  1. My mind is always thinking and I would love to share my ideas to make Sunnybrae a better place (if that’s possible being the amazing school it is).
  2. I intend to give all I can to Sunnybrae to make up for everything Sunnybrae has given me.

If there’s anything you need come and talk to me I will be more than happy to help you.

Below, 4 of our Student Councillors – Charlotte Barlow, Sienna Fitzgerald, Mika Delowe and Rosie Beck.

6.  Kindo

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.

New Users can click here to set up your myKindo account.

Enter the email address the school has for you; choose a password and you’re done.

Need assistance? Our Kindo helpdesk is open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm weekdays.

Freephone: 0508 4 KINDO (0508 454 636)  


Online support:


Topping up your myKindo account

Either choose the top up account option or top-up at the checkout when you make your next purchase. 

  •   POLi – links to internet banking – FEE FREE  

Funds are instantly transferred. 

  •   Bank transfer – FEE FREE.  Allow two days for processing of funds.  

NOTE: Orders will not be placed until the funds have cleared. 

  •   Credit/Debit Card – will incur 2.5% surcharge and a 50c fee.  

Funds are instantly transferred. 

Need assistance? Our Kindo helpdesk is open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm weekdays.

Freephone: 0508 4 KINDO (0508 454 636)   Email: 

Online support:


Shopping online

Our online Kindo school shop means you can pay for all your school costs easily.

Order your school lunch, register for sports, purchase tickets to events,

and support fundraisers.

Want to see how the schools online shop works?

Click the link for our short 3-minute tutorial to guide you through. Online tutorial

Need assistance? Our Kindo helpdesk is open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm weekdays.

Freephone: 0508 4 KINDO (0508 454 636)   Email: 

Online support:


Sports registrations

You can register and pay for sports teams and events easily using our Kindo School Shop.

Select the sport, complete the online registration, and head to the checkout to complete your payment.


New Users can click here to set up your myKindo account.

Existing users can click here to login to your myKindo account.

Need assistance? Our Kindo helpdesk is open 8:00 am to 4:00 pm weekdays.

Freephone: 0508 4 KINDO (0508 454 636)   Email: 

Online support:

7.  Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L)

In the last week of term, our PB4L focus was on showing independence everywhere.

Our lessons focused on: 

  • Asking for help. 

8. Sunnybrae Uniform Reminders

It would be appreciated if you could ensure that all items of your child’s uniform are named. Over the holidays please also check that your children have not come home with an item of someone else’s uniform as sometimes happens during the swimming season.

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: 

NZ Uniforms

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

9.  Yummy Sticker Promotion

Our school is participating in the Yummy Sticker promotion and we are asking you to collect the Yummy cut-out labels from bags and the stickers from apples. These are available from New World and PAK’n’SAVE. A collection sheet was sent home in Term 1. Participating schools get a share of $200,000 worth of sports gear, depending on the number of stickers collected. To download and print more sheets go to

10. Keeping Our Children Safe in Cars

Under New Zealand law, all children under seven years of age must use an approved child restraint appropriate for their age and size. Children aged seven must be secured in a restraint if one is available in the vehicle.

International best practice recommends the use of an appropriate child restraint (or booster seat) until your child reaches 148 cm tall or is 11 years old.  Child restraint and medical professionals recommend that you keep your baby in a rear-facing restraint until as old as practicable, at least until they are 2 years of age.

We wish our students, parents, staff and whānau a safe and happy holiday break and look forward to Term 2.

Kind Regards

Lorene Hurd

11.  Community Notices

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