Newsletter Week 5, Term 2 2022

Term 2 Week 5


Important Dates

Tuesday 31 May: PTA Meeting in the staffroom at 7:00 pm. All welcome

Thursday 2 June: Board of Trustees meeting in the staffroom at 7:00 pm.

Friday 3 June: Teacher Only Day – school is closed

Monday 6 June: Queen’s Birthday – school is closed

In This Issue

  1. Welcome to Sunnybrae
  2. Farewell to Angela Sharp
  3. Colab Teacher Only Day – Friday 3 June 2022 – School Closed
  4. Come and Join Our Wonderful PTA (Parent-Teacher Association)
  5. PTA Raffle – 29 Days of Prizes
  6. Samoan Language Week
  7. Roadworks on Sunnybrae Road
  8. Positive Behaviour for Learning
  9. Congratulations to Mika Delowe
  10. M Sports at Sunnybrae Normal School
  11. Enrolment at Takapuna Normal Intermediate School
  12. Sushi Day
  13. YMCA

Community Notices

1.  Welcome to Sunnybrae

This week we would like to welcome the following new students and their families to our school community: Ethan Naiker in Room 4.

2.  Farewell to Angela Sharp

Today we farewell our Receptionist Angela Sharp. Angela has had a long and valued association with Sunnybrae as a parent, teacher aide and receptionist. We thank her for her dedication, kindness and loyalty to our school community.

3. Teacher Only Day – Friday 3 June 2022

School Closed

School will be closed on Friday 3 June. All teachers will attend the Pupuke Community of Learning COLAB professional development day at Westlake Girls High School. 

If you require child care, YMCA will be running a programme at Sunnybrae on Friday 3 June. It is bookable on AimyPlus

Cost is $52 for 7:00 am – 6:00 pm or $42 for 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The day will include a mix of art/craft, sports and games.

4. Come and Join Our Wonderful PTA

(Parent-Teacher Association)

Are you new to the school? Do you want to meet a lovely team of school parents? Do you love helping your community?

We’d love you to come and join our group!

We meet on average once a month to discuss upcoming events and put plans in place.

We have a few parents who will be leaving at the end of the year as their children will be finishing at the school so we’d really love to meet some new members to help us make our fundraising successful.

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 31 May in the Sunnybrae staffroom at 7:00 pm. Please get in touch if you’d like to know more.

Either call the school office on 09 443 5058 or email one of our members on

5. PTA Raffle – 29 Days of Prizes

On Monday our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) launched their latest fundraising initiative – The Sunnybrae Normal School PTA Fundraiser 2022 with 29 days of prizes! All money raised will go towards an upgrade to our basketball courts.

Every child in the school has been given two raffle tickets to sell. Please direct your children to return the ticket stubs and any cash in the envelope provided and hand this over to their classroom teacher. If you would like more tickets to sell please indicate the number of tickets you would like on the front of the envelope. Alternatively, you can come into the school office yourself to collect more tickets.

The raffle draw begins at 9:00 am on Tuesday June 7. It would be helpful if all ticket stubs could be returned and payment made by next Thursday June 2 as the school is closed for Teacher Only Day on Friday June 3 and Queens Birthday on Monday June 6.

Thank you for your support.

6. Samoan Language Week 2022

Samoan Language week begins this Sunday 29 May and ends on Saturday 4 June. This year’s theme for Vaiaso o le Gagana Samoa – Samoa Language Week is Fa’aāuāu le Folauga i le Va’a o Tautai – Continue the Voyage with Competent Wayfinders of the Ocean.

Next week at Sunnybrae we will celebrate Samoan Language Week in the following ways:

  • Displaying books and artefacts in our school library
  • Listening and responding to Samoan music
  • Completing simple literacy and numeracy activities that acknowledge the Samoan language
  • Encouraging our Samoan students to wear their traditional clothing on Wednesday 1 June

7.  Roadworks on Sunnybrae Road

We have been informed that the final stages of work for Sunnybrae Road are due to commence on Sunday night.  This work involves painting the new road layout and realigning some existing road markings to make way for the bus priority and T2 lanes to be introduced soon.  This work will take approximately 2 weeks to complete and will be carried out under a full road closure (between Northcote Road and Argus Place) after 6 pm Sunday to Thursday night.

8. Positive Behaviour for Learning

Our Week 5 lessons will focus on using respect in the playgrounds and on the fields.

Our lessons will focus on:

  • Following the staff or peer mediators instructions
  • Talking to a peer mediator or Duty Teacher when I need help

9.  Congratulations to Mika Delowe

Congratulations to Mika Delowe (Year 6 in 2021) whose poem “Cobweb” was published in Issue 27 of the Toitoi Journal for Young Writers and Artists

10. M Sports at Sunnybrae Normal School

11.  Enrolment at

Takapuna Normal Intermediate School

12. Sushi Friday

13. YMCA

Community Notices

North Shore Children’s Choir

North Shore Children’s Choir will be performing at the NYSM 20th Annual Showcase on Monday 6 June, 5.00 – 8.00 PM at Westlake Girls High School Events Centre.  For more information or to book tickets please click here.

Tim Bray Theatre Company

Badjelly the Witch

‘ A kiwi favourite, oozing with comedy…..
Kiwi kids have grown up with the story of Tim and Rose’s madcap adventure through the great black forest and into Badjelly’s castle, and this July children of Auckland can experience the electric, cult classic stage show Badjelly The Witch live! From the loony world of Spike Milligan’s original tale, Tim Bray, QSM has created a Monty Pythonesque comedy that sets off in search of a beloved lost cow. A quest full of twists and turns, with memorable characters and sausage turning spells. This bustling stage show will delight children and parents alike in a one-hour stage extravaganza.  ‘


Kind regards

Lorene Hurd


Sunnybrae Normal School


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