Newsletter – Term 3, Week 1 2021

Term 3 – Week 1 2021

Important Dates

Term 3, Week 1

Monday 26 July: Term 3 begins, students to be at school by 8:45 am

Wednesday 28 July: Rooms 14, 15 & 18 to Auckland Museum

Thursday 29 July: Rooms 16 & 17 to Auckland Museum

Filipino and Japanese Families Community Engagement meeting – 7:00 pm in the staffroom

In This Issue

  1. School Drop Off and Pick Up
  2. School Accounts & Payroll Administrator – Applications Welcome
  3. Sunnybrae Cultural Project
  4. PTA Math-a-thon 2021 Fundraiser
  5. Year 4-6 Cross Country Training
  6. Sunnybrae Uniform Reminders
  7. PTA Fundraising Initiative – Are you able to support us?
  8. Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L)
  9. Senior Basketball
  10. Sushi Orders – Term 3
  11. Takapuna Normal Intermediate School Enrolments
  12. Community Notices

1. School Drop Off and Pick Up

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.

In Term 3 we ask that parents/caregivers continue to drop their children at the school gates in the morning to help reduce contact tracing and foster independence in our students. Staff will be present at all gates to assist with drop off.

Parents/caregivers are welcome to come to the classroom to pick up their children at 3:00 pm.

2. School Accounts & Payroll Administrator – Applications Welcome

We are seeking an experienced and capable part-time School Accounts & Payroll (Novopay) Administrator to join the Sunnybrae Administration Team. If you are interested, please send your cv and a cover letter to by Friday 16 July 2021.

3.  Sunnybrae Cultural Project

On Thursday night our Community Engagement team had the pleasure of working with our Polish and Russian families. Members of each family shared their stories and selected images to represent their culture. These will be used to create a series of panels at the front entrance of the school that represent the different cultures of the people within our school community. In Term 3 Week 1, we look forward to meeting with our Filipino and Japanese families. Each cultural group in the school will receive an email invite closer to the time of their meeting.


4.  PTA Math-a-thon 2021 Fundraiser

Thank you to all of those families who paid their Math-a-thon money this week.

Winners of the prize draws were:

Gordon Liu (R4) – Most amount of money raised in Year 1.

Marley Book (R10) – Most amount of money raised in Year 2/3.

Hope Lafu (R15) – Most amount of money raised in Year 4/5.

Madison Schroder (R19) – Most amount of money raised in Year 6.

Henri Crooks (R10) – Winner of the draw for 10 or more sponsors or $50.00 or more

If you have not yet paid, we would appreciate you making your payment as soon as possible. 

The following are 3 options for payment:

  1. Pay via Kindo (our preferred method of payment) – instructions on the back of the parent letter.
  2. Pay the money into our school bank account via online banking – Sunnybrae Normal School, ASB Northcote, 12 3053 0370789 00, please include your child’s first name, room number, and the word ‘athon’ in the reference.
  3. Pay cash at the school office.

The total amount raised from the Math-a-thon for the covered turf at the back of our school hall will be shared with you all early next term. Thank you for your support.

5. Year 4 – 6 Cross Country Training


Our Annual Y4-6 Cross Country will take place on Thursday 9 September. Training will begin Week 1, Term 3. 

Training will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

Please ensure your child is prepared on these days. 

They will need to have suitable shoes to run in as well as their SNS PE shirt (if they have one) to change into before running. 

Any necessary medication e.g. asthma inhalers will also need to be at school. Students will be responsible for carrying these when they run.

If you require any further information, please contact your child’s teacher or email Mary Waters

6. 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.

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.

Due to the colder weather, you may want to consider purchasing a polar fleece or Sunnybrae jacket. Uniforms can be purchased directly from NZ Uniforms store located 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

7. PTA Fundraising Initiative – Are you able to support us?

In Term 3, our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is running an exciting fundraising initiativeThe Sunnybrae Normal School PTA Raffle 2021 – 20 days of prizes! All money raised will go towards a permanent covered turf structure to be built at the back of the school.

We will have fantastic prizes all set out in calendar format, one prize per day for 20 days. You buy a ticket, enter the draw and every day a new prize is drawn. If you win a prize and the calendar hasn’t finished, you get placed back into the draw for another chance to win something else! 

How can you help? 

We are currently looking for people to contribute $50 vouchers for our raffle. For example, you might like to purchase a $50 voucher from a store of your choice and donate it to our raffle. If you would like to gift a voucher to Sunnybrae Normal School please contact our Deputy Principal, Karen Rodger – or drop a voucher at the office. Any support would be greatly appreciated.

8.  Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L)

This week our PB4L focus has been on respect and cooperation at assemblies.

Our lessons have focused on:

  • Entering and exiting quietly
  • Making a good choice about where to sit
  • Sitting quietly

9. Senior Basketball

Semester One Basketball has come to an end and the four senior teams who competed across 2 grades displayed improving skills, great sportsmanship and were excellent team players. We are proud of every one of them and what they have achieved over the first 2 terms. The Second Semester begins on August 19th and we can’t wait to see the teams in action next term.

Special congratulations to the Year 5 and 6 Stingers team for finishing 2nd in Grade One.

10. Sushi Orders – Term 3

11. Takapuna Normal Intermediate School Enrolments 2022

We wish our students, parents, staff and whānau a safe and happy holiday break and look forward to Term 3.

Kind Regards

Lorene Hurd

 12. Community Notices

The Smith Bush and Akoranga Restoration Group Planting Bee
Please join The Smith Bush and Akoranga Restoration Group at our 2021 planting bee. If you have not yet crossed Akoranga Drive from Smith Bush to see the restoration of the other side, please do so. Lots of work has gone into the removal of unwanted plants and rubbish. Now is the time to plant native seedlings.
This year we plant below the sportsfield of former Hateo Petra, entry is at 60 Tonar Street, up the concrete driveway. There will be signs in place to guide you.
Good shoes are a must, a spade and gloves useful. We hope you bring the kids along and take part in this exciting new restoration project.
Date: Saturday the 24th July
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Takapuna AFC Holiday Programme

Kick off the school holidays with our fun football holiday programme at Takapuna AFC. Girls and boys from 4 to 13 are welcome. The week is full of exciting games and tournaments. Our team of highly qualified staff will ensure your kids have a ball in a positive and safe environment.

Holiday Camp Details

Venue: Takapuna AFC, Taharoto Park, Taharoto Rd, Takapuna, 0622


Week 1: Mon 12th to Thurs 15th July

Week 2: Mon 19th to Thurs 22nd July


– 9am to 12pm $29 per day

– 9am to 3pm $49 per day

Register Your Child:

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Queries: Contact Chris Bryson on

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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