Newsletter: Term 3 Week 7

Term 3 Week 7: Friday 1 September 2023

Important Dates
Wednesday 6 September – Wig Wednesday – Gold coin donation for Kiwi Kids with Cancer
Wednesday 6 September – Whole School Assembly, 2:15 pm in the Hall – Everyone Welcome
Friday 8 September – Yummy Sticker Sheets returned to the Office
Tuesday 12 September Photolife Class & Individual Portraits
Thursday 21 September – BOT Meeting, 5:30 pm in the Staffroom

Thursday 14 September
– PTA Movie Night, 5:00 pm in the Hall – Everyone Welcome

Positive Behaviour for Learning
Spotlight on Year 2 
Wig Wednesday
Whole School Assembly
School Photos – Class, Individual and Siblings
Emergency Procedures
Sports Update: Basketball Semester 1 Success
PTA Update: Fundraising Movie Night
Starship Toy Drive
Community Notices

The PB4L focus for Term 3 Week 8 will be on: 
Cooperation: Playgrounds and Fields – Demonstrate fair play and include others.

Our Mitey lessons included exploring and sharing ideas about relationships with friends. We discussed all the positive qualities we would like our friends to have and how to be a good friend. We then drew some beautiful pictures of our awesome friendships in Room 12.

Cici, Myles, Nia and Matilda from Room 12

Wig Wednesday Fundraiser
On Wednesday the 6th September, Sunnybrae is taking part in Wig Wednesday to raise money for the Child Cancer Foundation.

Taking part is easy. All you have to do is simply wear a wig, style a funky hairdo, wear bright colourful clothes and bring in a Gold Coin. Our support this Wig Wednesday will go a long way in helping Kiwi children with cancer, as well as their whānau during the toughest time of their lives. Please bring a gold coin and hand to your classroom teacher on Wednesday morning.

Whole School Assembly
To coincide with Wig Wednesday, our Whole School Assembly will be held on Wednesday 6th September, so that we can all come together and celebrate our students achievements.
Please make your way to the School Hall at 2.15pm.  All welcome.

School Photos 
Photolife class and individual school photos are being taken on Tuesday 12 September.

Please remember to send your child to school wearing the correct school uniform. It must be either the black collared long sleeve polo shirt or the yellow short sleeved polo shirt with collar. No polar fleece jackets or sweatshirts can be worn for the photos.
Sibling photo request forms will be sent home today so please check your child’s school bag. If you are wanting a group photo of all your children, the form must be returned to the office by Monday 11 September. 

Ordering of photos will be online. See for more details.

Fire Drill
As part of our ongoing monitoring of our Emergency Procedures, we had a Fire Drill in the morning of Tuesday 29 March. The fire bell announcement was made, children lined up outside in their respective areas where a roll count was taken. These drills also test our indoor and outdoor speakers ensuring emergency announcements can be heard. This drill took 3 minutes and 43 seconds to complete. Following the drill and the ‘all clear’ announcement was made, teachers completed a debrief document with their class.

Basketball Success at Sunnybrae

Tuesday was finals day for the Semester 1 Basketball competition.
Sunnybrae had two Year 3/4 teams in grand finals – Jets coached by Campbell Marsters and Magic coached by Tina Pirie. 

The Jets – Persephone, Isla, Ammon, Ryuji, Marley, Nikau and Madelyn played against the Campbells Bay Heat, being beaten in a hard-fought game to be second in their grade.

The Magic – Noah, Henry, Hank, Joseph, Kian, Levi and Daniel played the Belmont Primary Bucks in an exciting, cliff-hanger game, winning their grade for this semester.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all coaches and managers for all their hard work and time during the semester 1 competition, we couldn’t enter teams into competitions without your support. From Claire Everett and Rachel Olliver (SNS Sports Leaders)

The Sunnybrae Suns junior basketball team have had a wonderful Semester 1 season! The team have grown so much under Casey’s super positive coaching. It’s been a great experience and really cool to see them all just really enjoying their games each week. A big heartfelt thank you for Casey’s time, expertise and attitude! Coach Casey, Cohen, Jayden, Willow, Raffa, Xander, Myles, Jeddah and missing Timothy. From The Sunnybrae Suns


Sebastian’s Toy Drive For Starship Hospital
Hi I am Sebastian Subritzky from R
oom 13. I am a Year 3. I am doing a community project and I’m collecting new toys for Starship Hospital.

Starship is a hospital for children in Auckland. I am collecting new toys for children so they can play with them and so they aren’t scared of having an operation. The hospital needs any new toys and they don’t have to be expensive. They have a wish list. I will make boxes where you can drop off the toys. These will be in Room 13. Drop off is available until Friday 15th of September. Please donate. Thank you. Sebastian

Starship Hospital Wish List
• Individual packs of playing cards. • Matchbox cars. • ‘Invisible String’ book • Small Lego minifigures/packs. • Small bubble bottles. • Gift vouchers • Individually wrapped magazines with toys. • Baby Toys – Rattles, teething rings, wooden toys. • Small Fidget toys. • Pop its • Calico Dolls.

Out of Zone Ballot for 2024 – Now Open
We are excited to announce there will be a ballot for out-of-zone enrolments for Term 1 2024 at Sunnybrae Normal School.
The deadline for applications for places in Years 1-6 is 9 October 2023. The ballot will be held on 16 October 2023.  

Kind regards
Lorene Hurd,

Please note that all children are to be collected from school by 3.00pm. If you are unable to collect before this time, you may be interested in booking your child into the YMCA after-school club held in the School Hall.  


Book in one full paying adult cut or colour plus 2 children’s cuts and go in draw to win either A Stationery Pack for 2 children or 1 School Uniform
for the 2024 school year. You get to choose what option you’d like. 
Book online or phone 09 443 5077

Hair Identity, 41 Sunnybrae Road, Hillcrest 
Open from 1 September – 30 November.  Drawn 1 December 2023.
T&C’s apply – see instore for details. This prize is for primary/intermediate aged children. 

Brain Play is thrilled to offer an incredible lineup of after-school activities designed to ignite the curiosity and creativity of Kiwi kids aged 5 to 13. Join us all over Auckland and online forMinecraft adventures and STEM programmes! Our engaging classes cater to various interests, fostering a love for science and technology. With free trials online and in-person available, there’s something for everyone. We also have lots of free events all over Auckland, think 3D design, STEM, robotics and more. Book your child’s spot today at and unlock their limitless potential!

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