Important Dates Monday 7 November – Emergency Lockdown Drill Tuesday 8 November – PTA Meeting, 7pm in the staffroom Friday 11 November – Year 4-6 Athletics Day
IN THIS ISSUE:
Positive Behaviour for Learning Art Celebration Wellbeing PhotoLife Emergency Procedures Sports Update: Year 4-6 Athletics Day Enrolments at Sunnybrae PTA Update: PTA Meeting Tuesday 8 November 7pm in the staffroom Lost Property Community Notices
Welcome to Sunnybrae This week we would like to welcome the following new students and their family to our school community: Youen to Room 5 and Jiaen to Room 20
The PB4L focus for Term 4 Week 1 will be on using excellence everywhere. Our lessons will focus on choosing safe and sensible places to play.
Art Celebration Thank you to everyone for making the Art Celebration so successful – our talented students, hard-working staff, the awesome PTA, our families, Angela Temata from Harcourts, Lakehouse Arts and Rix Meaker. How wonderful it was to come together on such a sunny evening and enjoy the occasion and our community.
A perfect chance to reconnect, appreciate and celebrate all that makes. Sunnybrae Normal School such a special place to belong to.
Winners and runners up of the judges choice were: Year 1: Armani – Room 5, Viraj – Room 1, Joey – Room 3 Year 2 & 3: Madi – Room 7, Emma – Room 8, Noah – Room 12 Year 4 & 5: Maxim – Room 13, Iris – Room 15, Kayu – Room 16 Year 6: Marcus – Room 18, Leonie – Room 19, Gayansa – Room 18 Winners of Harcourts Raffles were Maxwell – Room 19 & Laien – Room 13 Winner of the Quilt Raffle was Alex B Winner of the Fantail Art Raffle was Helen H
This week our wellbeing tip focuses on the importance of arriving at school by 8.45 am each day. At Sunnybrae we believe when students arrive at school by 8.45 am, they have time to get themselves organised for the day and then have the opportunity to connect with their friends before the school day begins. This leads to a more settled start to the day for both themselves and the rest of the class. When a student has made these social connections, they are better equipped to cope with whatever the school day presents.
PhotoLife A reminder to log in and purchase your child’s school photo. Use the unique code to view and order online at www.photolife.co.nz. Order before Sunday 6 November to receive free delivery.
Earthquake Drill Last week Sunnybrae took part in National ShakeOut Day. The purpose of this event was to have participating schools and businesses hold an earthquake drill and to remember to DROP, COVER and HOLD during an earthquake.
Lockdown Drill On Monday 7 November, we will have a planned lockdown drill. The purpose of this drill is to ensure students know the emergency procedures if a lockdown announcement is made when they are outside during lunchtime. Teachers will share a presentation outlining procedures for an emergency lockdown with students prior to the drill. Following the lockdown drill, the classroom will discuss the event and provide feedback.
Enrolments at Sunnybrae Normal School
If you live ‘in zone’ and have a child turning 5 this year, please make sure you enrol your child/children as soon as possible. Please also encourage any new ‘in zone’ families to enrol their children as this helps us with future planning. Please visit our website www.sunnybrae.school.nz and complete the enrolment form.
There will be a PTA meeting in the staffroom on Tuesday 8 November at 7pm if any new members would like to join in.
SAFETY AROUND SCHOOL: Please be mindful of all children when driving near our school at pick-up and drop-off times. Please only park in legal parking spots and do not drive on the grass verge. Our bus bay is not accessible for cars at pick-up time to keep everyone safe.
Kind regards Lorene Hurd, Principal SUNNYBRAE NORMAL SCHOOL
REMINDER: Please note that all children are to be collected from school by 3.15pm. If you are unable to collect before this time, you my be interested in booking your child into the YMCA after school club held in the hall.