User Guide

Activating Adobe Flash Player

When you open Chrome Browser you will see this snippet appear in the top left of the browser window.
Please ignore this and continue opening Sunshine Online. If a student has turned this off please download the following PDF and follow the instructions to activate Flash Player. Download Activating Flash PDF

Sunshine Online App

A Sunshine Online App is available from the iTunes store for iPad.

Download the free App by clicking on the logo

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Proxy/Firewall Settings

If accessing via a network, or school-based system, the proxy/content filtering systems may need to be updated to include the appropriate IP addresses for Sunshine Online.

Use the following IP addresses:

How to use this website


To subscribe to Sunshine Online, go to New Zealand


Parents: When you receive notification that your account has been activated, login using the email address and password you supplied.

Schools: When you receive notification that your account has been activated, login using the username and password supplied by your school administrator.

If you would like to change your username or password please contact

Forgotten your password?

If you forget your password, contact your school administrator, or click here to get your password emailed to your account administrator. You will then have to contact that person directly to retrieve your password.

Staffroom Access

The staffroom area is for schools that have a subscription to Sunshine Online. If you are on a free trial you will not be able to access this area.

Saving Activities

Note some activities require a password to save. The default password is "teacher", if changed all classrooms are changed.

Technical Issues

If you have difficulty accessing the resources on this website, contact

To assist us in helping you with any issues please click on the following link and email us your computer's basic settings.

Send us your computer settings »

Note: Sunshine Online can be accessed by multiple users, using the same username and password, at the same time.

System Requirements

Network: Download speed is determined by available bandwidth.

To test your connection speed click here:

Display Settings:

  • 1024 x 768 pixels minimum resolution.

Web Browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 6/7/8/9, Firefox 20, Safari 5, Chrome 26, Opera 9.5

  • Browser cookies must be enabled

  • We recommend a broadband connection. Min requirement 2Mb/s

  • Note that sunshineonline does not support Mac OS 9 browsers, such as Internet Explorer for Macintosh.

Plug-ins, Browser Settings and Helper Applications:

  • JavaScript must be enabled in your Web browser.

  • Adobe Flash Player 8 or higher is required for all multimedia on Flash Player is a free download from Adobe.
    Get the latest Flash Player

  • Adobe Flash player can be installed on Android devices. Go into Settings on your Android device > Security and under 'Unknown Sources' check allow installation of apps from sources other than the Play Store. Once this has been done you can then transfer the flash player apk to your android device and open the file which will then install Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash installer for Android. Click this link

  • Cookies must be enabled in your Web browser for personalized content.


Sunshine Multimedia has been tested extensively on the following minimum hardware configurations:

  • Windows
    Intel® Pentium® III 1000MHz or faster processor (or equivalent)
    512MB of RAM

  • Macintosh
    PowerPC® G4 1000MHz or faster processor
    Intel Core™ Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor
    512MB of RAM

Other Hardware:

  • Speakers or headphones for audio content.