Coming Up


To the following students who have started at Campbells Bay School

Tayla Fitzpatrick, Harrison Clark, William Pan, Oscar Zhang, Amelia Biddle, Charlie Nelson

Online Learning Survey

Online learning was something we introduced within 48 hours of moving into Alert Level 4. By necessity it was rushed.

We wish to learn from the online learning experience so that any further development in this way of learning is designed to be as good as it possibly can be.

As part of our review of online learning at Campbells Bay School we are surveying parents, students (randomly selected) and teachers. Responses will help us strengthen our approach to online learning. Thank you for your time. We would very much like your reponses by this Friday 5 June.

***Please fill in each one for each child***

School Uniforms: All you ever wanted to know about CBS uniforms

Actually, there may well be more than you ever wanted to know about our school uniform in the following article. Hence, it is by no means compulsory reading. However, if you are interested, please do read on……………………

A bit of history

School uniforms in state primary schools are a relatively recent phenomenon in New Zealand. Indeed, in many parts of the country (and in some Auckland schools) there is no school uniform for day to day wear. Hence, the introduction of school uniforms in primary schools has been rather topsy turvy, with each school having different uniforms including styles and garment options. As previously mentioned, this increases the per item cost of each school uniform compared to a ‘one size fits all’ design across all schools. I believe that in the United Kingdom state primary schools have the same school uniform and to differentiate each school will have a logo or something similar. This means school uniform production runs can be huge, thereby reducing the cost of items. This is very unlikely to happen here given the manner schools introduced uniforms, as outlined.

Uniforms at CBS

The uniform was introduced to the school following several surveys of parents that showed an increasing demand for a school uniform from our parent community. Originally, in an attempt to keep costs to parents down, the school sold uniforms to parents directly. However, after it became apparent retailing clothing was not something we were equipped to do very well we opted to do what so many schools in our area were doing, namely to find a retail outlet. We have continued with this arrangement to this day. Finding a supplier for the uniform took a considerable amount of time. In 2012, after a series of issues with the then uniform supplier, we changed to the current supplier. When approving uniform designs we have always aimed to keep the uniform as simple and straightforward as possible. We have also always permitted a ‘mix and match’ approach so items of the sporting uniform can be worn with the day-to-day uniform and vice versa.


We know the school uniform is expensive, particularly when compared with clothing items that can be purchased at retail outlets. The expense is because of the short ‘runs’ associated with branded school uniform manufacture compared with much larger ‘runs’ of garments available through retail outlets that are not branded/personalised to the school. Non branded school uniform clothing items can also change in terms of colour, with hues, styles and fabric specifications changing from time to time.

The school receives 10% of the wholesale value from each item sold as a rebate. This money is used to support the school’s budget, thereby helping to keep the voluntary school donation to as modest an amount as possible.


School uniforms are not core business of the school. Therefore we have found using a retail outlet has been the best way of getting uniform items to families. Being mindful of costs and in the context of recycling, the school operates a not for profit second hand uniform sale once a term. The second hand uniform sale over two days before the start of this term was very well patronised. We plan to continue to hold such sales.

Keeping Ourselves Safe Parent Information Session

by Constable Murray Fenton
Next Monday 8 June
2.30pm – 3.00pm
School Hall
This supports the Junior School programme which begins on Tuesday 9 June.

Welcome Back Mrs Bender

Today we welcome back Frances Bender who will taking over Room 33 when Sacha Urlich leaves to go on Maternity leave.

Free Books

Thanks to the influence of Marie Kondo that has been sweeping (literally) through our house, I have some books that need a good home. These books are free and you can take as many as you like. They will be on display (weather permitting) at the front gate tomorrow morning and afternoon. The only condition is you do not return them as Marie and her acolyte would not be happy!

Supporting Local Businesses

If you would like to have the business you either work for or own listed on our Campbells Bay School Business Community page, please email Cushla Dyson ([email protected]) with the details.

Please see later in the newsletter four more businesses to support.

Board of Trustees Meeting Dates

2020 dates – meetings held in the school conference room at 7.30pm

  • Tuesday 23 June
  • Tuesday 28 July
  • Tuesday 25 August
  • Tuesday 22 September
  • Tuesday 27 October
  • Tuesday 24 November

Community Notices

Campbells Bay School Business Community

Candles, Diffusers and Solid Fragrance Balms

We are Becca Project…
We hand make gorgeous candles, diffusers and solid fragrance balms right here on the North Shore of Auckland (right across the road from school actually!)
We, like the rest of the world, have often burnt the candle at both ends.  Both having been to the dark side for a period with chronic illnesses, we fought back and delved into the world of essential oils but not in a crazy, ‘off the radar hippy’ kind of way.

We’re all about helping balance your busy, modern life by introducing a line of stylish candles, diffusers and fragrance balms that have real benefits to your health and well-being. We focus on health and wellness and bringing hygge into everyday life.

Our products are 100% natural, non-toxic and our glassware is designed to be upcycled.

To find out more about Becca Project make sure you check out our social media sites and website.
We would love to hear from you.
Bec and Carlie





Windsor Park LifeCare Trust, is a charitable trust which runs the CAP Debt Centre. We offer debt counselling and money courses; both of which are free of charge.

CAP Debt Help – FREE Debt Counselling
phone: 0508 227 111
email: [email protected]

CAP Money Course – FREE 3 session budgeting course
email: [email protected]



Phone number: 0226270082

Email address: [email protected]

Nutritionals, Diet & Energy, Personal Care, Business Opportunity

Mortgage/Financial Services

I am a Registered Financial Adviser (RFA) with nearly two decades experience in financial services.  I am also a Chartered Accountant (CA) which I obtained while providing business advisory services at Deloitte.  I studied at Massey University (Albany) and obtained a Bachelor of Business with a double major in Finance and Accountancy.  My service offerings include mortgages – owner/occupier, investment, refix/refinance/restructure.

For every new deal settled adviceHQ will donate $XX to CBS or associated not-for-profit organisations.

I also have partners that cover life/health insurance and home/contents/car/boat insurance.  You can find more information on my website:

PHONE: 021 747 644
EMAIL: [email protected]

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