Principal John McGowana word from Principal John McGowan

Since opening in 1925 with a total student roll of 16, the school has grown considerably. The student roll at the end of 2014 is expected to be 780 in this decile 10 (high socio-economic) school. Campbells Bay caters for students between the ages of 5 - 11 who live within the school's home zone. Given the pressure of enrolments on the school, the enrolment scheme ensures that only students who live within the home zone at the date of commencement can attend Campbells Bay School.

As you will see as you traverse this website, the school is fortunate to have many purpose-built facilities including a library, and a performing arts centre. The school also has an art room, a large and multi-purpose hall, a solar heated swimming pool, plenty of hard-court space and large fields along with a unique Community Forest: a large area of regenerating native flora that was reopened as part of the school's 75th anniversary celebrations in 2000.

Campbells Bay School from above



Of course, a school is much more than property. At the heart of the school are people. The Campbells Bay School community is a vibrant, dynamic and supportive one; examples of this can be found in the Board of Trustees (the governing authority of the school), the Friends of CBS (that raised over $50,000 for the school in 2013), the highly professional staff and the 'jewel in the crown', our wonderful students. Our wonderful school community has not only gained great facilities for the school, it has also been responsible for the excellent teaching programmes which allow our students to achieve so very well.

I hope you enjoy browsing our website. I hope you enjoy Campbells Bay School even more!


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2015 CBS Staff

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local information

Campbells Bay School is in North Shore City, New Zealand’s fourth largest city with 141 kilometres of unbroken urban coastline.

December, January and February are the warmest months and June, July and August are the coldest months. Maximum day time temperatures: Feb 25.5 °C and Aug 16.1 °C
Minimum night time temperatures: Feb 14.0 °C and Aug 7.3 °C

North Shore City - just a short ferry ride from Downtown Auckland New Zealand or drive across the Harbour Bridge. Discover beautiful beaches, lush native bush & spectacular views of the Hauraki Gulf. From lively cafes & restaurants to great sports & leisure pursuits, a thriving arts scene to walk in the park, you'll be sure to discover it all in North Shore City. Stay in beautiful historic villas, enjoy unspoiled sea views, or camp by the beach, and just a stone's throw away from downtown Auckland.

Just an hour from Auckland International Airport, seven minutes and a drive over the Harbour Bridge from Auckland City or a short ferry ride away from downtown, you'll find North Shore City, New Zealand's fourth largest city. North Shore City boasts a lifestyle and environment that set it apart as a destination for homemakers, pleasure-seekers and business people.

The natural advantages of a warm climate, beautiful beaches and spectacular scenery contribute to the popularity of one of the most vibrant cities in New Zealand. Visit www.tourismnorthshore.org.nz for more info.