Newsletter: Term 3 Week 9

Term 3 Week 9: Friday 15 September 2023

Important Dates
Wednesday 20 September – Year 6 Bike Ready Programme, Rooms 17 & 18  
Thursday 21 September – Year 6 Bike Ready Programme, Rooms 19 & 20
Thursday 21 September – BOT Meeting, 5:30 pm in the Staffroom
Friday 22 September – Last day of Term 3
Monday 9 October – Start of Term 4
Saturday 14 October – Electoral Voting in the School Hall

Positive Behaviour for Learning
Spotlight on Year 1 –
Māori Language Week
Sports Update: Winter Netball, Flippa Ball & Table Tennis Registration 
PTA Update: Movie Night Success
Community Notices

The PB4L focus for Term 3 Week 10 will be on: 
Respect: Playgrounds and Fields – Choose safe and sensible places to play 

The Year 1’s are MITEY friends.

This term, the Year 1’s have been focusing on Friendships using the mental health programme called Mitey. 
We have been on a special journey to understand the beauty of friendships. Through stories, conversations and activities, we’ve been learning about how friends support and care for each other, how to listen and share, and how to resolve differences kindly. We have discussed the characteristics that make a good friend, how to treat a friend and how friends make us feel.  
It was important to learn about each other. We completed a Venn diagram of a classmate, and then some great conversations took place. We discussed our similarities and differences and could see through a visual representation that even though everyone is different, we can still find common ground.

We used the Te Kete Aroha (The friendship Basket) to nominate someone who has shown the characteristics of a good friend, and these were shared to acknowledge that person’s mana.

These are some of the students lovely writing about what makes a good friend:
A good friend is kind. A good friend is caring. A good friend is helpful. They help me when I am stuck. A good friend makes me laugh. Sophie, Room 3

A good friend is helpful. When I fall down they help me. A good friend cares for me. A good friend is kind because they share with me. A good friend makes me happy because they play with me. Fernanda, Room 3

I can be a good friend because I share and I am kind. I help when somebody is hurt. I have fun with my friends. Puawai, Room 4

A good friend is helpful and friendly. I am a good friend because I am nice and like to have fun with my friends. Good friends laugh together and are proud of each other when they get a certificate. A good friend shares. Carter, Room 4

A good friend is helpful and nice. A good friend makes you laugh and plays with you. Maia, Room 5

A good friend is helpful and nice. Maia and Mischa are my friends. We laugh and play together. Naavya, Room 5


On Thursday our Māori students gathered for a photo together – celebrating how proud they are to be Māori.

Winter Netball Season
Our Winter Netball season is now complete, and it was great to see so many children participating. Our Sunnybrae athletes demonstrated our RICE Values while on the court and were wonderful examples of what great sportsmanship looks like. 
A huge thank you goes out to the parents who have coached and managed a team from our Year 1’s right through to our Year 6 teams. Without you, we could not enter a team, and we appreciate your help and support.

This year our Year 4 team, made up of Year 3’s & 4’s came Runners Up in Year 4 Grade 1. Well done to all the players and to Claire Everett, Coach and Jo Cameron, Manager. From left: Claire Everett, Tiffany, Rangitamiro, Nevaeh, Indie, Dhanvi, Phoebe, Raffa, Talia. Absent: Ryuji

The Year 5 team also came Runners Up in their grade. Thank you to Jessica for coaching the team. From left: Spring Shih, Melania, Alice, Miu and Ashley. Absent: Emma, Sophie, Thalia, Amaya and Noelle.

Both teams attended prizegiving at Netball North Harbour on Monday night, receiving a medal each. 

Flippa Ball Registration Now Open

Games are played at AUT Millenium Sports Centre, 17 Antares Place, Rosedale, Sunday afternoons anywhere from 1:00pm – 7:30pm. Game time 20 minutes.
Session dates:  Sunday 15th October – Sunday 10th December (No games labour Weekend)
Year 4, 5 and 6 students only.
Students need to be strong swimmers to play Flippa Ball.

Estimated cost will be $80 per student and will be loaded onto your MyKindo account for payment before the start of the season. Parents are responsible to transport their children to and from the venue. For more information contact the Sports Organiser: Rachel Olliver 
Registration closes Friday 29 September
Please click here to register your child for Term 4 Flippa Ball

Table Tennis Registration Now Open
Year 5 & 6 students only
Does your child want to play table tennis for Sunnybrae during Term 4? What an amazing opportunity. The sport of Table Tennis is growing quickly in Auckland.
Games are played at the North Harbour Table Tennis Centre (behind the YMCA in Akoranga Drive) on Wednesday evenings from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. The competition runs from Wednesday 18 October, until Wednesday 13 December, and the cost is $45 per player.
For further information, please contact Rachel Olliver
Registrations close on Friday 6 October. 

Please click here to register your child for Term 4 Table Tennis. 

Movie Night
A huge thank you to all who came and enjoyed the Fundraising Movie Night.
It was so much fun to see everyone enjoying the show with family and friends snuggled on bean bags and blankets. Thanks to our parent helpers, Danyelle Esteves, Prashila Puna and Albina Zorina. We are grateful to our staff members who volunteered their time to assist with door sales, equipment set up and clean up. Your help is so appreciated. Finally, thanks to the parents and families for coming and supporting us. With your generosity, we raised over $2500. An amazing effort.

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.  


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Book online or phone 09 443 5077

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Open from 1 September – 30 November.  Drawn 1 December 2023.
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