Coming Up


To the following students who have started at Campbells Bay School

Kalani Ashton, Brady Ashton, Slade Cothill

Red Nose Day

Red nose day is this Friday 31 July 2020 and this year Campbells Bay School is going to have a Mufti Day to help raise money.

The money raised will go to Cure Kids, a charity which raises money for research on children’s health.

For this mufti day, the students are asked to wear as much red as possible (without having to go out and buy new items). The donation will be a gold coin. Hopefully, we will be able to provide more information on where to get red noses for this day.

Any questions, email me on [email protected]

Next Steps Interviews: 28 & 30 July

Release of students

  • School will finish at the usual time of 3.00pm on both days for all students.
  • Some classes will be released at 3.00pm from the hall while other classes will be released from their classrooms.

Released from hall on 28 & 30 July

Years 4, 5 & 6
Year 4:Rooms 7, 8, 11, 12, 13 & 14
Year 5: Rooms 5O, 5B, 5S, 5G, R 15 (5Y) & R 17 (5P)
Year 6:Rooms 6O, 6B, 6S, 6G, R 16 (6P)

Released from their classrooms on 28 & 30 July

All other classes except Rooms 5, 6 & 25 who will be released from the Performing Arts Rooms on 30 July.


  • It is very important interviews are concluded within the time allowed. Should it become obvious there is more to discuss than can reasonably be fitted into the time allotted, your teacher will suggest another time to meet to continue the conversation.
  • Please be on time for the interview.

Class Photos

These will be taken this week on Wednesday and Thursday.

Wednesday:  Rooms 4, 5, 22, 6O, 6B, 6S, 6G, 6P, 5O, 5B, 5S, 5G, 5P, 5Y, 26, 27, 14, 19, 20, 21

Thursday:  Rooms 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 1, 2, 3, 24, 25, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 6, 9, 10, 18

Rhythm Interactive Show – Junior School

Today we had special visitors in for the Junior School, to kick off the Arts Inquiry.  The children had so much fun at the show learning different beats and rhythms!

Look at the Year 2’s having a go!  John and Thomas had them all beating, singing and smiling.

Rythm Interactive

School Closed

Reminder that the school will be closed on Friday 21 August for our ‘Teacher Only Day – Professional Development’.

Scouts and Cubs Announcement

On Monday 3 August, our organisation is celebrating our annual World Scout Scarf Day. This is an international day of celebration for past and present Scouts from all around the world. It is for all our members of all ages, from the youngest members (called Keas in New Zealand), up to oldest youth members (Venturers) and all the voluntary adult Leaders and helpers.

It is an important day for our youth, to raise awareness for our organisation, and to give our kids a chance to share with their friends and classmates, their pride in what they do and what they learn with us. Our organisation aims to teach leadership skills, teamwork and outdoor skills, to build confidence and friendships. It is especially important for many youth who do not prefer team sports, to help them build connections and confidence and physical skills in other ways. So we love our youth to be proud of themselves and our Group, how we are growing and developing together.

Members of the Sunnynook Scouts, Cubs and Keas have permission to wear their Sunnynook scarves on this day with their school uniform.

Sponsorship Opportunities for The Jungle Book

On Tuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 September 2020 Campbells Bay School will be producing the musical Disney Jungle Book Kids at the Bruce Mason Centre (BMC), Takapuna.  I am hopeful that you will be able to support us with this major venture for our school.

In order to provide both the participants (all our year five and six students) as well as the audience with the best possible theatrical experience we require support well in advance of the income that we can obtain by way of ticket sales. Staging the production at the BMC, while enhancing the theatrical experience for both performers and the audience, comes at a very substantial cost. The cost of hiring the BMC as well as using their staff and equipment and the costs involved in training over 300 students for this major production runs into tens of thousands of dollars. While a huge amount of volunteer help will be devoted to the staging of this show, we do need to supplement our income.

We are providing you with an opportunity to support this show either with a family donation or as a company. Companies: Bronze $250. Silver $500. Gold $750. Platinum $1,000. This donation will be acknowledged in the programme for the show. Family donations: In multiples of $50. We are very well aware of the economic realities of the COVID – 19 environment. Hence, we are not making a personal approach to CBS parents who are owners of businesses as we have in this past. This is the only public statement about possible support of the show.

Please note that we are able to provide you with a receipt for any donations made to our school production which may entitle you to make a claim with the IRD for a tax rebate.  Tax incentives for donations of money made by individuals, companies and Maori authorities have been greatly enhanced since 2008.

If you have any questions, please contact Karen McNair ([email protected]). Karen is our financial officer.

Intermediate School Enrolments

Takapuna Normal Intermediate School Enrolment 2021

Information Evening – Open Days – Orientation Day

Takapuna Normal Intermediate School warmly invites whānau and family of Year 6 learners to attend our Information Evening. Come along and learn about the opportunities we offer for your child in terms of their learning, pastoral care and extra-curricular activities.  There will also be information about enrolment along with a Q and A session.  Tuesday 4 August, TNIS Auditorium 7pm – 8pm, (Parking on our netball courts – 26 Northcote Road).

Open Mornings – Wednesday 5 August and Friday 7 August, 9:15am-10am & 11am-11:45am

Take a 45-minute tour of our school with some of our very knowledgeable student leaders. You will see our learning in action on a typical school day. We look forward to showing you around our school.

Tuesday 17 November: Orientation Morning or Afternoon.

Confirmed Year 7 enrolments are invited to attend an orientation morning or afternoon.

Murrays Bay Intermediate Sschool Enrolment 2021

Important Dates

School Visits to MBIS – 9.45am-12.15pm (These visits are arranged with our contributing  schools).  Out of zone students from schools other than those listed below should make their own transport arrangements to attend on Wednesday 5 August.

Open Evening (Parents only)

Thursday 13th August 6pm-8pm – School Hall

Enrolment Week for all 2021 students

Enrolment Week 24th – 28th August 

Please check MBIS Website for all the details on how to enroll your child during this week.

Bookings for an interview time for enrolment week will be available from Friday 14th August 8.00am. More details about the enrolment process and what you need to bring with you to the enrolment interview will be available on the website from the beginning of Term 3.

Intermediate School Enrolments -Chinese information evening on Wednesday 5 August

Murrays Bay Intermediate is holding an information evening for Chinese families on Wednesday 5 August from 7pm to 8.30pm in the Hall.

The purpose of this seminar is to support Chinese parents to have a general understanding about NZ education, especially in comparison to education in China.

Parents of year 6 students are welcome to attend. Please register your intention to attend by clicking on this link.


We have over 300 new books in our Library for students to borrow!
Thank you to the wonderful staff: Jayne, Donna and parents, grandparents, aunties and other helpers who are covering these books to get them on our shelves quickly. We have picture books, non-fiction books, chapter books, frogs and flyers too! School library hours are before school, lunchtime and after school until 3:15pm.
Happy Reading!

Aspiring Writer?

There is a competition for you – supporting 80 years of Penguin Books.

They give you the beginning of the story and you write what happens next. All done online and deadline is Friday 31st July.

The winner will receive a Puffin book of their choice* and their story published on the Penguin NZ website!

Here is the link for the competition.

Books Alive!

Last term, some of our wonderful Librarians had a fantastic opportunity to take part in a Zoom meeting with other schools around the country and interviewed author, Matthew Cunningham and illustrator, Giselle Clarkson.

Matthew Cunningham is a finalist for  New Zealand Book Awards for his book Abigail and the Birth of the Sun and Giselle Clarkson, finalist illustrator of Joy Cowely’s The Gobbledegook Book. This Interview will be available to watch on Monday 3rd August.

Well done to the students involved.

Campbells Bay School Business Community

We are still happy to support any local businesses in our newsletter weekly.

If you have previously requested us to advertise your business or would like us to profile your business, then please get in contact with us by emailing Cushla Dyson on [email protected]

Today we are supporting Broderick Printing and Design Limited.

Please see at the end of the newsletter.

Board of Trustees Meeting Dates

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

  • 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 18
Senior Mathletics Class of the Week Room 8
Junior Mathlete of the Week Alvin Lu (Room 10)
Senior Mathlete of the Week Liam Crooks (Room 14)

Sports News

Date Event
Friday 31 July: Online registrations for the year 5&6 cross country run close at 1.00pm- Please note that late registrations cannot be accepted
Monday 3 August: Year 5&6 Inter School Cross Country trial run- Registered students only
Thursday 6 August: Year 5&6 Zone day Miniball tournament- Selected students only
Monday 10 August: SAVE DAY Year Six T-ball finals day – selected students only
Wednesday 12 August: SAVE DAY Year 5&6 Super Cluster Cross Country– Selected students only
Friday 14 August: Year 5&6 Super Cluster Hockey Tournament– Selected students only
Wednesday 16 September: Year 5&6 T-ball tournament- Selected students only
Thursday 17 September: SAVE DAY Year 5&6 T-ball tournament- Selected students only
Term 3 Start dates for CBS weekly sports teams
  • Tuesday 4 August: Year 2-6 Harbour Basketball
  • Saturday 1 August: Year 2-4 Kidzplay Netball
  • Monday 27 July: Year 3-6 Harbour Hockey
Year 5&6 Inter School Cross Country Run
A trial run for the inter school cross country team will take place next Monday 3 August. If you would like to take part in this run, you must register on Kindo through the school’s online payment portal. An information letter with all the details was emailed out to all year five and six families today. Registrations are through the school’s online payment portal and will close at 1.00pm this Friday 31 July. Please note that late registrations will not be accepted.

Community Notices

Our Music in Schools Programme promotes holistic education through convenient music lessons, after school hours. No hassle, no waiting, no traffic!

Boost brainpower – studies have shown that playing music activates parts of the brain responsible for focus and memory. This is the perfect brain booster for your kids!
Stimulate creativity – aside from music, your child’s creativity will trickle to everyday life! See your kids think outside the box and come up with innovative ideas.
Contact us at  0800 89 39 39 or visit our website,

Campbells Bay School Business Community

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