- office ph: +64 9 410 7444
- office fax: +64 9 410 5963
- office e-mail
- Aberdeen Rd, Castor Bay
North Shore City, Auckland
- library: 410 1885
- safety check: 410 9551
about our school
Campbells Bay School is a state, co-educational contributing school with students from Year 0 (5 years of age) to Year 6 (10-11 years of age). Students leaving Campbells Bay School at the end of Year 6 usually go to either Murrays Bay Intermediate, Wairau Park Intermediate or Takapuna Normal Intermediate Schools.
The Charter is the base document of the school and is an undertaking by the Board of Trustees to Government that it will take all reasonable steps to ensure that the school is managed, organised, conducted and administered for the purposes set out in the Charter. The Board's responsibilities in the area of curriculum are outlined in the National Education Guidelines; the National Administration Guidelines and the National Curriculum Statements. These are deemed to be part of the Charter. The Board is authorized to include local curriculum school goals that reflect the particular needs and enthusiasms of the community. These are evidenced by the Mission Statement and Local Goals.
Campbells Bay School will always strive to provide its students with the programmes, the instructors, the facilities, the resources and the secure stable environment to fulfil the relevant education needs and aspirations of all students.
local goals for education
Campbells Bay School will provide an education for students that will:
- Focus on high levels of competence in the essential learning areas
- Encourage children to take responsibility for their own learning
- Instill positive attitudes towards future learning and achievement
- Provide programmes that teach students life and leisure skills
- Enhance each student's personal development towards successful citizenship
the curriculum includes
for academic and artistic development
- a full time librarian employed in the recently expanded and upgraded library
- extension programmes for students with special abilities
- programmes for gifted and talented students
- programmes for students with special needs
- reading recovery programme
- specialist music teacher, purpose built music room, orchestra, choirs, keyboard
for physical education
- gymnastics with a large team participating in the North Harbour Gymnastics Festival, won by CBS on over ten occasions
- 10 miniball (modified basketball) teams
- 5 netball teams
- 5 hockey teams
- 3 soccer teams
- 1 rugby team
- Waterwise - a yachting, kayaking and water safety programme for Year 6 students
Travel Wise at CBS
CBS Wise Walkers is the official name of Campbells Bay School's walking bus. A great opportunity for children to get fit, help cut down the traffic jam at school, and to meet the people in their area.
Parents assist, creating an enjoyable walk to school.
There are now five WSB routes to school:
- East Coast Road WSB bus leaves cnr of Dewsbury Tce and East Coast Rd at 8.20am. Ph Kirsten550 3158
- Beach Road WSB leaves church carpark at bottom of Park Rise at 8.15am. Ph Sarah 475 9449
- Park Rise WSB leaves corner of Sanford St at 8.25am.
Ph Angela 476 7359
- Castor Bay Road / Peter Terrace WSB leaves at 8.35am. Ph Jo 410 1439
- Forrest Hill WSB leaves from the carpark opposite the Mobil garage at 8.30am *Currently no bus. Would you be able to organise this route?
CBS review & service quality survey
The CBS Review is a new addition to our range of ways of communicating with our community. CBS Review will sit alongside the weekly newsletter, the website, Ultranet, our school magazine, parent/teacher interviews and the end of year report. The Review will contain items of interest that have taken place in terms one and two and three and four.
The lunchroom is open Monday, Wednesday & Friday except first and last weeks of term. Please use correct money: no change will be given. If an item is unavailable, a substitute of similar nature and price will be made. This lunchroom offers a great service and provides valuable fundraising for CBS as well. However, it cannot operate without volunteers. Please consider helping out: it requires a commitment of one morning per school term.
The latest Education Review Office review of CBS is now available for you to read:
CBS Board of Trustees
Campbells Bay School Financial Report 2011
The operations of the school are funded by the Ministry of Education and monies raised locally, such as school fee donations, PTA fund-raising, international student fees and facility hireage. This funding covers the cost of teacher and teacher aide salaries, teacher resources, school property maintenance and administration.
For the 2011 year, the school achieved an operating surplus of $67,000. The school received good income from its intake of fee-paying international students, parent donations and PTA fund-raising. This additional income enabled the school to increase its expenditure on targeted literacy teaching to better meet the needs of students who require extra assistance in this area and on teaching resources.
The school is striving to provide students with a modern learning environment so expenditure on technology is a major cost each year. $168,000 was spent on computers, data projectors, wireless systems and furniture purchases during the year. These purchases were funded by the operating surplus and the school’s cash reserves from prior years.
CBS Parent Teacher Association
The PTA has important social and financial roles to play in the school. All members of the school's parent community are members of the PTA and may attend PTA meetings. These meetings are usually held in the school staffroom in the evening. PTA meetings are advertised in the weekly school newsletter.
For a current news and events, go to the PTA section on the school's Ultranet.
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