Sunnynook School


Road Safety

Lyford Crescent is the main entrance and exit and becomes congested at peak times. Parents are encouraged to use the three alternative entrances: Tobago Place, Wylie Avenue and Regency Place.

At the top of Lyford Crescent, a new car park and parent drop-off and pick-up zone has been created . Children wait on the footpath and parents can pull in, drop off and pick up their child if they are waiting. Otherwise, please park further down Lyford Crescent, in the carpark, or go around the carpark until your child is waiting for you.

Road Patrol

Year 6 students undergo training each year with the NZ Police to enable them to operate the crossing on Tonkin Drive as trained Road Patrollers. This service relies on the assistance of Parent Volunteers which is a great way for parents to be involved in the school. We encourage you to remind your child about safe walking and using the crossings. 

Walking School Bus

These 2 videos detail the benefit about walking to school and give important information about safety and hazard identification.



We are a "Travelwise School" and actively promote walking, scootering and cycling to school through initiatives including Prize Draws, Scooter Days and ‘WOW’ (Wheels or Walking on Wednesdays). If a child would like to scooter or cycle to school, please apply at reception for a scooter or bike licence to receive a high visibility vest. These vests, a helmet and a lock are compulsory. There are secure parking areas for scooters and bikes. For safety reasons, it is recommended that children should be 10 years old before they apply for a bike licence.

Walking To School

Here are the many ways that you can walk to school.