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Sunshine Online

Sunshine Online is a literacy based website used in primary school literacy programmes across New Zealand. It has been designed to help children aged 4 to 10+ to learn to read and develop the skills needed for continuing reading independence and success. Sunshine Online features over 560 e-books (most of them animated) along with 1000 fun, interactive activities and games.

At Maraetai Beach School, teachers use Sunshine Online in their class, as a powerful learning resource, for students to learn to read, and develop reading comprehension skills.

At home, we encourage our parents/caregivers to make use of our shared school account, to provide their child/ren with added reading practice, along with regular reading for home learning. 

MBS shared school account:

Username: maraetaibeachschool   
Password: maraetai

Sunshine Classics


At Maraetai Beach School, teachers use Sunshine Classics in their class Reading programme to allocate level specific books, and follow up activities to their students.

Students have individual accounts. Login details are available from classroom teacher.

Username: mbs.... 

Password: maraetai