Newsletter Term 2, Week 8 2022

Term 2 Week 8


Important Dates

Friday 24 June: Matariki Public Holiday – School closed

In This Issue

Welcome to Sunnybrae

  1. Welcome to Sunnybrae
  2. Positive Behaviour for Learning
  3. Parent /Teacher Conferences
  4. Jesters Pie Day – Wednesday 22 June
  5. Basketball Court Fundraiser
  6. Sunnybrae Normal School PTA Raffle 2022 – 29 Days of Prizes.
  7. Matariki 
  8. Kia Ora to our Māori Community 
  9. Cultural Focus Groups 
  10. We are Sunnybrae Information Evening
  11. Sushi Day
  12. 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: Sophia Pham in Room 4

We also welcome back Mr James Godfrey, a student teacher from the University of Auckland. James will be working in Room 20 for the next two weeks.

2.  Positive Behaviour for Learning

The PB4L focus for week 8 will be on using cooperation on the playgrounds and fields.

Our lessons will focus on:

  • Demonstrating fair play 
  • Including others

3. Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday 29 June from 1:20 – 7:00 pm

Thursday 30 June from 3:20 – 5:00 pm

 Please note: Some timeslots are different for Room 3 and Room 4.

You are invited to a Parent/Teacher Conference to meet with your child’s teacher for 10 minutes on Wednesday 29 June or Thursday 30 June.

Online Booking

  1. Go to
  2. Enter our school’s unique code = p89ug
  3. Press ‘Go’ and follow the instructions

If you are unable to make your own online booking, please contact our school office on (09) 443 5058.

School Closure

School will close and the children will go home at 12:30 pm on Wednesday 29 June.

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 29 June. In order to enrol please call (09) 480 7099 or follow the link in the advertisement below.


If you need a translator, contact the office directly as soon as possible to make your request. Please give us as much notice as possible to make the necessary arrangements.

Principal/Deputy Principal

Optional: You are welcome to make an appointment with our Principal, Lorene Hurd or our Deputy Principal, Karen Rodger. Helen Rennie-Younger, Acting Deputy Principal will be busy with Room 3 appointments.

4. Jesters Pie Day – Wednesday 22 June

You can order a pie for your child’s lunch on Wednesday 22 June. All orders and payments have to be made through MyKindo.

Orders close Tuesday 21 June at 11:00 am.

Pies are $5.80 each. $1.50 from every pie purchased is given back to the PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) as fundraising towards an upgrade to our basketball courts.

5. Basketball Court Fundraiser

Please note: this Fundraiser will be open for donations from Tuesday 21 June 

6. Sunnybrae Normal School PTA Raffle 2022 – Twenty-Nine Days of Prizes!

Thank you to everyone who has supported our raffle. All money raised will go towards an upgrade to our basketball courts. Congratulations to this week’s raffle winners:

Monday 13 June, Day 7: Basketball from Rebel Sport and a reversing camera

Winner – Tracy Wu

Tuesday 14 June, Day 8: Skin Check package valued at $225 and a reversing camera

Winner – Jamie Coombe

Wednesday 15 June, Day 9: Farro’s hamper valued at $100 and a reversing camera

Winner – Keishi Obayashi

Thursday 16 June, Day 10: $50 Farmers voucher and a reversing camera

Winner – Anna Hill

Friday 17 June, Day 11: $20 Little Yum voucher

Winner – Irwin Kamalie

Saturday 18 June, Day 12: $50 SUSHIDAY voucher

Winner – Matt Lumsden

Sunday 19 June, Day 13: 1 hour treatment from Willow and Water

Winner – de Silva family

*With special thanks to our generous sponsors

7.  Matariki Celebrations next week

Matariki 2022

As a school, we are looking forward to celebrating Matariki next week, leading up to our first Matariki Public Holiday on 

Friday 24 June. 

This year we will have a school-wide focus of Whanaungatanga – Building Relationships. A range of planned activities will integrate the concept of Whanaungatanga into our classroom programmes with opportunities for the students to connect with each other and staff, within and across teams. 

As part of our celebrations, we will hold special assemblies for the students at the beginning and end of the week, including a performance from our Senior Kapa Haka.

8. Kia Ora for our Māori Community

Kia Ora

We would like to thank our Māori community for joining us last week. We are so grateful for your time, input and ideas. A special part of this evening was having our students lead us in our karakia and waiata to begin the presentation. Together we have worked on a new end of the day karakia for our kura to be introduced as part of our special celebrations for Matariki.

9. Cultural Focus Groups

As part of our Strategic Plan 2022, we are inviting you to be part of our Community Engagement Project. We are creating a series of 32 beautiful panels to be placed at the front entrance of the school that represent each culture of the people within our school community. 

This project began in 2021 when we met with 7 of our school cultural groups. A big thank you to those groups who have already shared the special elements about their culture. We would love your help to lead the groups below if you have time. 

We plan to meet on Wednesday 22 June at 7:00 – 8:00 pm and would like to invite those of you who associate with the following cultural groups to join us in the staffroom:

  • Indian
  • South African
  • African
  • Irish
  • Scottish
  • Sri Lankan 
  • British 
  • Malaysian

The Cultural Group meeting for our Chinese Community will be held in Week 10 on Wednesday 6 July 7:00 – 8:00 pm

You are welcome to bring extended family members who may be interested in supporting us in this creative project. It is a time to talk, share stories and ideas. No preparation is required, just come and chat. You are welcome to bring your children along and we will provide supervision with some quiet activities to entertain them. 

Please RSVP to Viv Morley –

Photo to insert that was emailed showing colourful panels

10. We are Sunnybrae Information Evening

Thank you to the members of our school community who came to the ‘We are Sunnybrae’ Information Evening last night. It was wonderful to share details of the programmes we have developed at our school, engage in rich discussions and answer your questions about your child’s education. We appreciate your suggestions and ideas. The feedback you have given us about Mental Health Education will help us to develop future programmes at Sunnybrae.

11. Sushi Friday

12. YMCA

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Kind regards

Lorene Hurd


Sunnybrae Normal School


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