Coming Up


To the following students who have started at Campbells Bay School

Alice Chi, Victor Zhang, Harrison Blackmore, Nora Chung, Leo Ding, Matilda Price, Dara Sales, Louie Sun, Elaine Wu, Julian Guan

Principal’s Message

It is so so so good to be back! My parental leave has flown by filled with all the good stuff one can imagine welcoming a new little one into the world and scattered with greater global challenges than I could ever have imagined 2020 would bring.

We had a wonderful powhiri this morning, thanks to the kapa haka and school for such a lovely welcome back. It was great to be able to gather everyone together. Being at Level 1 is a bonus.

For me the focus this term is about reconnecting with students, staff and whanau and supporting everyone to have a great final term of what has been a year filled with challenges. Let’s end on a high note!

There is a lot for me to catch up on, even though I have been in contact regularly with John and the associate principal’s throughout the year. With this in mind, a reminder that nothing is ever too big or small to contact me about. Do not hesitate to get in touch [email protected] or just make a time with the office to come and have a chat.

Jungle Book Tickets

‘The Show Must Go On’!! We are very excited to be able to showcase the Jungle Book Jnr to you next Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 October at the Bruce Mason Centre. Our year 5 and 6 students have all been working very hard to prepare.

Tickets are still available for the 7.00pm performances both nights. Please use the links below to purchase your tickets if you haven’t already done so.

20 October  –

21 October –

Pink Shirt Day

CBS will be celebrating Pink Shirt Day on Friday, 16 October 2020. Pink Shirt Day is about working together to stop bullying by celebrating diversity and promoting positive social relationships. On Pink Shirt Day we ask all New Zealanders to Speak up and stand together to stop bullying.

What does speak up, stand together, stop bullying mean?

Speak up

Giving voice to a problem is the first step towards addressing it. Having conversations with your friends, family, whānau, children, parents, teachers, students and wider communities is a great way to come up with ideas and strategies to address bullying. Speaking up is also about asking for help when you need it. This can be scary, and sometimes the first person you ask can’t or won’t do anything to help you. Keep asking. Pink Shirt Day shows there are many people who care about supporting you.

Stand together

Bullying behaviour is influenced by the actions and values of friends, families and whānau, schools, workplaces and whole communities. Real change happens when we stand together, sending a strong message that there is no place for bullying in New Zealand. Bullying often makes people feel alone, but Pink Shirt Day shows that many people care. Many people want to play their part in making New Zealand a safe, welcoming and respectful place for everyone, regardless of age, gender, ability, or cultural background.

Stop bullying

On Pink Shirt Day, look out on the sea of pink and know that together we can stop bullying.

What will Pink Shirt Day look like at CBS?

Friday 16 October – wear pink to receive a sticker, and one person from each class will receive a certificate for being an amazing Pink Shirt Day ambassador!

Students and staff are encouraged to wear something pink – a pink t-shirt, pink accessories; it could even be as simple as a pink sticker or ribbon to show solidarity and help to create a sea of pink.

Our school values of manawanui, whakaute and atawhai show that we do not accept any form of bullying. Classes will use circle time discussion to touch upon the idea of everyone being unique and different, and about celebrating diversity. Through our CBS values, we can Stand up, Speak up and Stop bullying.

If you would like to further the conversation at home, has lots of activities and discussion points, as well as further information about Pink Shirt Day.

How will you join the movement on Friday, 16 October 2020 to stop bullying and spread kindness?


A big welcome to our newest students who have started their schooling at Campbells Bay School today with Mrs Whitaker in Room 30.

Book Week

CBS Book Week:                   30 November – 4 December
Scholastics Book Fair:       25 November – 3 December

Lots of events happening for your diary so watch this space for more information.

To make Book Week a success, we will be looking for Parent Helpers for various roles (Book sales, Tea making etc.) for the dates 25 November to 4 December.  Sign up forms to come very soon. Thank you in advance for your support.

Happy Reading!
Mrs Jo Apperley

Chess Club

Chess Club with Mr McLaren will start again tomorrow Tuesday 13 October for Term 4  in Room 31 at lunchtime.

Family Bunny

A small brown bunny was found outside the steps of our school hall this morning. It looks like it is someone’s pet.

If you or you know of anyone who may be missing a pet bunny, please contact the school office.

Board of Trustees Meeting Dates

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

  • Tuesday 27 October
  • Tuesday 24 November

Sports News

Date Event
Monday 12 October: Year 1-6 Summer hockey registrations open online
Tuesday 13 October: Sports and cultural photos – shoot one
Wednesday 14 October: Sports and cultural photos – shoot two
Monday 19 October:  Year 1-6 Summer hockey registrations close
Tuesday 20 October: Sports and cultural photos – shoot three
Tuesday 3 November: Year 5 & 6 Super Cluster touch rugby tournament – selected students only
Wednesday 4 November: Year  4, 5 & 6 Athletics trials – AUT Millennium
Tuesday 10 November: Year 5 & 6 Auckland Champs of Champs cricket tournament Eden Park – Qualified teams only
Wednesday 25 November: Year 4, 5 & 6  Super Cluster athletics meet – selected students only

Term four Start dates for CBS weekly sports teams


  • Monday 12 October:       Year 2 Junior Breakers miniball
  • Tuesday 13 October:       Year 2-6 Harbour Basketball
  • Wednesday 14 October: Year 3&4 Junior Breakers miniball


  • Saturday 17 October:      Year 5&6 Spring Netball – Netball North Harbour
  • Saturday 17 October:      Year 2-4 Kidzplay Netball

Flippa ball:

  • Sunday 18 October:        Year 3-6 Flippa ball


  • Monday 2 November:    Year 1-6 Summer Harbour Hockey

Touch Rugby:

  • Thursday 5 November:  Year 1-6 Touch rugby

Year 1-6 Summer Hockey:
Summer hockey is played during term four and is open to students in years one to six. Registrations for summer hockey are now open via the school online payment portal. Information letters with all the necessary details have been sent to classes today. If you would like an information letter, please ask your child to get one from your child’s teacher. Registrations close on Monday 19 October. Please make sure that you register on time as late registrations cannot always be accepted.

Sports Photos
The first round of sports photos will take place during the school day tomorrow. Students can wear their normal school uniform or school sports uniform. The timetable of which sports teams are being photographed will be on the morning news tomorrow and will also be emailed to classes.

Community Notices

Campbells Bay School Business Community

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