Newsletter Term 4 Week 7

T4 W8: Friday 9 December 2022

Important Dates
Monday 12th December – Year 6 Farewell, 5.30-6.30pm in the hall
Wednesday 14th December – 11.15am Final Assembly & 12.30pm Family Picnic , 1.30pm Student activities, 3.00pm Pick-up
Thursday 15th December – Last day of school – ends at 12.30pm
Tuesday 31st January 2023 – Term 1 2023 starts

Positive Behaviour for Learning
Sports Update: Sports Prizegiving
ESOL Graduates
Year 6 Fun Day Recount 
Year 6 Farewell
Final Assembly Programme
Donated Uniforms Wanted
MyKindo: School Leavers Info 
Enrolments at Sunnybrae

Lost Property
Community Notices

The PB4L focus for Week 9 will be on showing our school values at assemblies.

Respecting the speaker –  Actively listening and participating – Performing with enthusiasm – Showing respect when receiving an award.


Sports Prizegiving
There was a fabulous turn out of students and parents/caregivers at the Sports Prizegiving held on Monday 5 December.  Congratulations to all our team sports players for your dedication to representing our school and the various sports. A big thank you goes to the parents who put their hand up to coach and manage these teams. Without your support these sports teams wouldn’t be possible.

A special mention to the recipients of the sports trophies.
Girls Basketball: Layla Straight & Chloe Everett
Boys Basketball: Roman Keane & Milo Wibowo
Girls Netball: Tamaku Howell & Chloe Everett

ESOL Graduates 
Congratulations to the following students who will graduate from the ESOL programme at the end of Term 4:
Damir Tretiakov, Florian Chung, Michael Zhang, Matthew Wang Guo, Kayu Lau, Castiel Chang, Viktor Ivanov, Hing Yi Kong, Hanson Kim and Kian Hadiyounzadeh.

Year 6 Fun Day 
“Aah, that was fun, wasn’t it!” I thought.  Yesterday was the Year 6 Fun Day. The highlight of the day was probably the giant slide. It was set up in the morning and there was as hose and dishwashing liquid that Mr Gordon squirted on the slide.

When it was our turn we initially sat down and pushed ourselves down. I was a bit nervous because I hadn’t went down before so I screamed a little. It was definitely worth the wait though. The next time some people went down on their stomachs doing the ‘superman’ slide and later like they were on a toboggan together. When I went down I pretended I was taking a nap. Then things became interesting as Miss Horgan, Mr Gordon and Mr Vella even decided to go down the slide ride.

Overall, this year’s Fun Day was very fun and when I was small I always saw the Year Six children sliding down the slide and now that I have experienced it, it was definitely worth the wait!

By Roman Keane

Donated Uniforms
If you have a Year 6 leaving school and would like to donate their school uniform, please drop off to the office.

School Leavers – Notice re ezlunch / Kindo School Shop

If your family is leaving our school and has been using ezlunch or Kindo, please make sure to stop any regular automatic payments that have been set up before the school year finishes.  You may also need to transfer or close your account which can be done as follows:

  • Not sure if your new school is using Kindo?  If you’re not sure if your new school is using Kindo, you can either ask them directly or go to “My Details” in your Kindo account and click on the list of schools to see if your new school is listed.  
  • New school IS using Kindo.  If your new school is using Kindo, simply click on the new school from the list in “My Details” of your Kindo account and you’ll be attached to the new school’s menu.  Any balance on your Kindo account will remain available to spend with the new school.
  • New school is NOT using Kindo, or you no longer need Kindo.  If you need to close your Kindo account, use the “Close Account” button within the “My Details” section of your Kindo account.  You can either withdraw your account balance or choose to donate your balance to the school.  Please note that all withdrawals will be made via electronic payment to your New Zealand bank account. Kindo is unable to process cash withdrawals.  

If you are wanting to withdraw your Kindo account balance or make a donation that exceeds Kindo’s threshold (currently more than $10,000 total within one year), Kindo may need to undertake some identity checks on you to comply with its obligations under the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Countering Financing of Terrorism (CFT) Act 2009.  Please action the withdrawal or donation in your Kindo account as outlined above and if these AML checks are necessary Kindo will advise of the next steps required in this regard. Kindo has endeavoured to make this process as pain-free as possible and appreciates your patience.

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 and complete the enrolment form.
If you are moving away from Sunnybrae, please contact the office as soon as possible.

We are asking that all parents/caregivers be considerate of our many neighbours by ensuring that you leave their driveways clear when you are dropping off or picking up your child/children. For security, please lock your vehicle at these times.

The Lost Property Room will open to parents/caregivers from Monday 12 to Thursday 15 December. Please check for any missing items as all property left after this date will be donated to charity.

Kind regards
Lorene Hurd,

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.  


HAIR identity It’s who you are

Coming this January School Holidays
10th January to 31st January 2023

Have you ever wondered how to BRAID, add that extra BLING or
add a FASHION COLOUR. $30 for 30 min appointment for MUM and DAUGHTERS. Book in to learn the HOW TO’S OF HAIR

PHONE 09 443 5077
Hair Identity, 41 Sunnybrae Road, Hillcrest

Give braiding a go or how to use your irons correctly, simple tricks to make that school run a little easier on you both. Along with the hair we have some nail art packs (stick your own nails with great accessories, so your Daughter can be all blinged out) – Our nail technician is coming soon – so watch this space.

30min appointments for MUM and SONS, Book in to get that hair tattoo or learn how to use product. (for hair tattooing hair must be dry and faded – if you need that cut first please book additional time)

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