Newsletter Term 3 Week 7

Term 3 Week 7


Important Dates

Tongan Language Week – Sunday 4 September – Saturday 10 September

Year 6 Camp – Monday 5 September – Wednesday 7 September

Spell-a-thon Payments – due Friday 9 September

School Photos  – Class and Portrait Photos will be on Monday 12 September

Yummy Stickers – due Friday 16 September

Community Engagement Focus Groups

 – New Zealand/European Pakeha – Wednesday 21 September 7:00 – 8:00 pm.

 – Fono Evening – Thursday 29 September 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

Teacher Only DayTuesday 25 October

In This Issue

  1. Welcome to Sunnybrae
  2. PB4L – Positive Behaviour for Learning
  3. Community Engagement Focus Groups
  4. PTA Spell-a-thon 2022 Fundraiser
  5. Teacher Only Day
  6. Fono Evening
  7. Togan Language Week
  8. Wig Wednesday
  9. Mathletics at Home
  10. Yummy Stickers
  11. Sushi Friday
  12. YMCA

Community Notices

1. Welcome to Sunnybrae

This week we would like to welcome the following students and their families to our school community: Jayman Lam in Room 16.

2. PB4L – Positive Beaviour For Learning

The PB4L focus for Week 7 will be on using cooperation everywhere. Our lessons will focus on:

  • Helping Others

3. Community Engagement Focus Groups

We have thoroughly enjoyed meeting with the many different cultural groups that make Sunnybrae the diverse and unique school that it is. Thank you to those of you who have given up your valuable time to come along and share aspects of your culture. We are excited to be working with the talented artist, Rix Meaker who will design and paint panels to be placed along the front fence of Sunnybrae Road adjacent to the Junior Playground. 

The next cultural group we are meeting with is the New Zealand/ European Pakeha  group on Wednesday 21 September at 7:00  – 8:00 pm in the school staffroom. We would love for you to come and share your ideas with us.

4. Spell-a-thon

We would appreciate your support in helping your child collect their sponsorship money and passing on our thanks to all those who sponsored or made a donation. There are 2 options for payment by Friday 9 September.

  1. Pay via Kindo (our preferred method of payment).
  2. Pay cash at the school office

There will be a $50 Warehouse voucher for the student in each syndicate who has been the most successful at raising sponsorship. 

Everyone who gets over 10 sponsors or raises at least $50.00 and pays their sponsorship money before the due date of Friday 9 September will go in a draw for a major prize on Monday 12 September. Please make sure your child returns their sponsorship form to their teacher once payment has been made.

Thank you for assisting us with this fundraising venture which has encouraged our children to improve their spelling ability while at the same time giving them a chance to actively assist the school. 

Yours sincerely

Kat Bambury, Sabina Darke, Claire Everett, Lorene Hurd, Mei Ling Kuan, Justine Mackenzie, Karen Simpson and Dora Yang

Sunnybrae Normal School PTA

5. Teacher Only Day (YMCA Child Care Available)

There will be a Teacher Only Day on Tuesday 25 October 2022. The YMCA is offering child care for the day if you are interested.

6.  Fono Evening

The new date for the Fono Evening is Thursday 29 September. Food will be provided and a presentation for you all to enjoy. Please make a note in your calendar. See you then.

7. Tongan Language Week

8. Wig Wednesday

9. Mathematics at Home

10. Yummy Sticker Sheets Due Back

All Yummy Sticker sheets are due back to Sunnybrae on Friday 16 September. This is the last day to hand them in. Please hand these into the office to help fund new sports equipment for the school. We would really appreciate your support with this initiative. 

PTA (Parent Teacher Association)

11. Sushi Friday

12. YMCA

Kind regards

Lorene Hurd


Sunnybrae Normal School

Community Notices

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