Sunnybrae Normal School is located in Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand. As a normal school, Sunnybrae hosts many teacher education students from local universities, so teachers here are familiar with having visitors in their classrooms. Sunnybrae has a large immigrant population and offers ESL/ELL classes for many students.
In 2014 Flannery Crain and Joanne Slott served in Year 4 and 5 classrooms. During this time students were learning a unit on war, which culminated in a field trip to the Auckland War Memorial Museum.