Thursday, 17 December 2015

SUNNYHILLS SCHOOL PTA 2015 Chairperson’s newsletter

2015 has been a fantastic year for the Sunnyhills PTA and on behalf of the PTA I would like to thank our wonderful school community; dedicated teachers, staff and Board of Trustees, parents and students! 

 I would also like to thank the fabulous members of our PTA for all their hard work and efforts this year.  Because of these generous and active parents there is a strong PTA presence within our school.  This amazing group of parents volunteer their time to provide fun events for our children and our community.  These events include Disco nights, sausage sizzles, Mother’s Day Table, the very popular Father’s Day Breakfast and in 2015 we held our first ever family movie night. 

I’m really proud to say that your Sunnyhills School PTA is donating $70,000 to support the Board with stage 1 of the upgrade of the senior courtyard.  Next year we will be fundraising for stage 2 of the upgrade, covering the courtyard so it will be a year round learning space. As well as our usual fundraisers in 2016 we are also looking at holding a Golf day, fun run and an on line auction

I would like to acknowledge long standing PTA members Laura Beattie, Lorraine Lees and Nicky Adams.  It is their last year with children here and these wonderful ladies have given a huge amount of time and energy into supporting Sunnyhills School.  It has been a pleasure and a privilege working with you all.

On behalf of the PTA, I would especially like to thank Juliet for making Sunnyhills an amazing school experience for our kids in her time as principal.  Thank you for all your tremendous support and encouragement.  While Juliet has been principal the PTA has supported numerous projects throughout the school such as our fantastic garden trail, performing art suite, ICT equipment and, more recently, the edible garden initiative and kicking off the upgrade to the senior courtyard.   Juliet you are an inspiration to us all and will be sorely missed - we wish you all the very best at St Kentigerns girls school and in the years to come.

The PTA always welcomes new and enthusiastic members.  Come along to a meeting and find out how you can get involved.  Not only will you be helping out your school but being a part of the PTA is a wonderful way to get to know the families within your community.   If you are interested, please contact the PTA either by email: or join on-line

Finally I would like to wish you and your families a wonderful and safe Christmas and all the best for 2016.

Nicky Bardin
Chairperson Sunnyhills School PTA

Long standing PTA members who are leaving presented with a small token of the PTA's appreciation at the PTA Christmas Dinner 2015.

Left to right: Nicky Adams, Lorraine Lees, Laura Beattie and Nicky Bardin (PTA Chairperson)

Don't forget to check out the PTA end of year celebration video at

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