Coming Up

Principal’s Awards

Congratulations to the following children who received Principal’s Awards at a special presentation this morning:

Dylan Yee (Room 2), Lucas Fan (Room 3), Vanessa Dunn (Room 4) Chloe Wang (Room 5), Amy Ma (Room 6), Lilly Burke (Room 7), Jamie Margolius (Room 8), Annaliese Lowe (Room 9), Austin Jia (Room 10), Joshua Ross (Room 11), Chloe Bosch (Room 12), Ava Mimmack (Room 13), Oscar Frankham (Room 14), Laura Zhang (Room 18), Erin Yao (Room 19), Mia van de Wall (Room 20), Rita Dixon (Room 22), Ella Li (Room 24), Colin Park (Room 25), Isabella Chnadler (Room 26), Linh Nguyen (Room 27), Enoch Huang (Room 33), Aaron Tutty (Room 34), Aimee Wang (Room 35), Maison Sale (Room 36), Carlow Deed (Room 37), Kiley Zaayman (5Blue), Joshua Yee (5Green), Yvonne Hyun (5Orange), Jayden Gao (5Purple), Mark Minhinnick (5Silver), Ruby Witheridge (5Yellow), Baxter Green (6Blue), Isla Murray (6Green), Zane Patchett (6Orange), Claire Yu (6Purple), Amy Ko (6Silver)

Tony Ebert Kiwi Spirit Award

Congratulations to our Kiwi Spirit recipient Jasper Scott (6Purple). Well done Jasper 🙂

‘Next Steps’ Interviews for Parents & Teachers

Advance notice that these interviews will be held on Tuesday 28 July and Thursday 30 July.

How to make an interview booking online and the deadline for making such bookings will be in next week’s newsletter.

Zoom Option for Years 5 & 6 Interviews

As mentioned in last week’s newsletter we are going to trial Zoom Meetings for Year 5 & 6 only.
Should you wish to have a Zoom meeting rather than a face – to – face meeting with your child’s teacher please note:  Zoom meeting interview time slots will be at 2.00pm, 4.15pm and 6.15pm on Tuesday 28 July and 2.00pm, 4.00pm and 5.45pm on Thursday 30 July.
Should you wish to make an appointment for a Zoom meeting please email Cushla Dyson ([email protected]nz) before 12.00noon Friday 3 July and Cushla will make the appointment for you. This is on a first in first served basis and after this time any unused Zoom meeting interview time slots will be available for face – to – face interviews.

Pyjama Day

Give a Kid a Blanket is an organisation that CBS loves to help out in the cold wintery months. This Friday 26 June 2020 the Student Council will be holding a Pyjama Day for students, in return students are asked to bring in an item for Give a Kid a Blanket. Students can wear their PJs for the day!

This year, the organisation is asking for baby items. They are asking for the following new/old but in good condition items:

  • Cot sheets
  • Blankets
  • Baby grows (ranging from new born to one years old)
  • Singlets
  • Socks
  • Mittens
  • Beanies

If you can donate any of these items, please have them bagged and not loose. Your child will bring their donation to their classroom on Pyjama Day and the Student Council will come and pick them up.

Thanks for your support. Any questions email Kirsty on [email protected]

Teacher Only Day Friday 21 August 2020. School Closed

There is a teacher only day on Friday 21 August 2020, as advised to the community in the school’s calendar. This day will be observed by schools from CBS to Browns Bay including Murrays Bay Intermediate School. Authority for such days is derived from the accord between the teacher unions and the Ministry of Education, as follows.

Ministry of Education: ‘Arising from the recent employment agreement negotiations for the Primary Teachers’ Collective Agreement, the Primary Principals’ Collective Agreement, the Area School Teachers’ Collective Agreement and the Area School Principals’ Collective Agreement it was agreed that any one principal or teacher is entitled to a maximum of 8 teacher only days. (During the course of the collective employment agreement: 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2022). These days are to provide teachers and principals with additional time to:  (1) Refresh and deepen their knowledge and practice around the local curriculum (within the context of the removal of national standards). (2) Strengthen their understanding of the use of assessment tools for learning and teaching. (3) Respond to the recommendations of the education work programme in the Curriculum, Progress and Achievement (CPA) Report. (4) Familiarise themselves with curriculum work changes that will become available over the term of the collective agreements.’

2020 ICAS Competitions Information

We are delighted to inform you that Campbells Bay School will be participating in the world-renowned ICAS Assessments again this year. ICAS is developed by UNSW Global, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of New South Wales, with over 35 years’ experience in educational assessments. The competitions offered are as follows:

ICAS Science
Monday 17 August 2020 – Cost to participate in test: $22.00
ICAS Digital Technologies
Monday 24 August 2020 – Cost to participate in test: $22.00
ICAS English
Tuesday 25 August 2020 – Cost to participate in test:$22.00
ICAS Mathematics
Monday 31 August 2020 – Cost to participate in test: $22.00
ICAS Spelling Bee
Tuesday 1 September 2020 – Cost to participate in test:$22.00

These assessments will take place during the day.

Who should enter these competitions
The competitions are open to students in Years 4, 5 and 6. We suggest that you avoid entering for subjects in which your child is still developing mastery. We encourage you to consider entering your child into ICAS this year. The assessments are suitable for students wishing to extend themselves academically and take up the personal challenge of competing in an international assessment. Your child will be presented with high-quality, expert-developed questions, allowing them to apply their learning without the need for prior study or revision.

Advantages of entering the competitions
●       Every student gains a certificate of participation, credit, distinction or high distinction

●       A results summary provides parents and students with a print-out of strengths and weaknesses within each subject area.

●       Students learn valuable lessons in time management, the importance of reading questions carefully and checking their answers.

ICAS Assessments are now online, a move that reflects a sector-wide transition to computer-based assessment. This allows greater accessibility for students and faster delivery of results.

Spelling machines, dictionaries and cell phones are not permitted.

Once numbers are finalised, the exact times can be scheduled. Normally Year 4 students compete first at 9.00am, followed by Year 5 and Year 6, depending on team programmes. All competitions are held in school time and students are released from class to participate.

If you are new to the competitions, we recommend that you visit the ICAS website for practice questions by clicking the following link –

Should you wish to enrol in one or more competitions, please enter online via our school payment site.  Click the link on the school website:

Due to the school organisation the closing date will be earlier than stated on the ICAS website. Entries must be received and paid for by Sunday 26 July 2020.

Late entries cannot be accepted.

COVID-19 at School

The following is a letter from Dr Julia Peters, Clinical Director Auckland Regional Public Health Service.

While the risk of COVID-19 is currently very low that your school will have a case, it is important to remain vigilant. Preparation and good processes will stop wider transmission if there is someone with COVID-19 in your community. Even though we are at Level 1, it is important your school keeps collecting key information for contact tracing.

What happens if you have a confirmed case? 

Should this situation arise, the Ministry of Education and ARPHS will provide practical support and advice on managing this person’s isolation and return, and identifying and quarantining their close contacts. We will ring you if you have a CONFIRMED case. Your school will be required to close for 72 hours to collate close contact information and for cleaning before reopening.

What to do with students sick at school? 

If you have a sick student at school with an acute respiratory illness, including one or more COVID-19 symptoms – fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, loss of smell, or shortness of breath – you will need to isolate them in a separate room, until they can be collected by their parents or caregiver. Please ask if there is any known reason why the student might have these symptoms, eg allergies, asthma etc.

Please encourage anyone who is sick with COVID-19 symptoms (or their parents) to ring Healthline 0800 358 5453 or contact their GP for advice on being assessed and tested.

With winter here, anyone unwell in your school community should stay home until their symptoms have gone. We appreciate schools’ efforts promoting hand washing as this is effective in preventing all infectious diseases, including COVID-19.

Thank you again for your help stopping the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

Dr Julia Peters

FlexiBuzz to cease operations from 30 June 2020

We are now advising that Flexibuzz will cease operating from 30 June 2020.

Please ensure you have signed up for our new parent portal app @school. This parent portal is your one stop location for all school related information about your child, including: sick bay and attendance. You can also make contact with the school through the site if you are unable to visit in person.

If you have not yet set up your login account, please email Cushla Dyson ([email protected]) to get your user and login details.

Join the Walking School Bus

Why not join one of our Walking School Buses at Campbells Bay School?

Children have fun, socialise with other kids and arrive at school on time.  It’s also a healthy way to get to and from school and reduces congestion at the school gate.  Ideally parents take turns walking the children to school and everyone benefits by establishing a sense of community that is positive and supportive. This is particularly helpful if you are new to the area.

WSB routes (depart from):

  • Eastcliffe / Peter Terrace / Castor Bay Rd (Braemar Reserve)
  • Park Rise (Sandford St)
  • Channel View Rd / Beach Rd
  • Forrest Hill Rd (Blakeborough Dr)

Our East Coast Road and Sunnynook Road routes, which have been approved by Auckland Transport, can operate again if we have parent volunteers and children keen to walk.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Walking School Buses contact Sandra Fowler [email protected] or 021 533 479.

Special Mud Kitchen Project

Jack, Alex, Ryan and Rio from Year 6 were selected to design and make a special mud kitchen for the New Entrants area.

They were selected to do the special project as part of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and a hands on experience for their writing.

They worked together with Mr Walker over the past weeks to bring this project to life and took great delight in delivering and explaining how they made this at an ‘Opening Ceremony’ on Wednesday afternoon.

The New Entrant children are thoroughly enjoying role playing and making bark pancakes!

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

Mathletes of the Week

Junior Mathletics Class of the Week Room 19
Senior Mathletics Class of the Week Room 12
Junior Mathlete of the Week Miller McLean (Room 10)
Senior Mathlete of the Week Thomas Lee (5Orange)

Sports News

Year Two Winter Netball
We are looking for at least two more players to join our year two winter netball teams. Winter netball will take place over terms three and four. If you are interested in playing year two netball, please contact Keri Maunder on [email protected]. Please note that there will not be spring netball for year two this year. The spring netball which usually takes place during term four will be part of the winter netball competition this year.

Community Notices