Coming Up


To the following students who have started at Campbells Bay School

Jaehyeon Ryu, Zion Cristobal

WeLearn 2020

On Monday 9 November we ran a virtual Student WeLearn conference. We explored all sorts of different robotics applications, filmed ourselves and then shared with our North Shore Schools.

We were able to see what other schools were doing with Digital Technologies in their schools and learn from other students. It was a great day exploring all aspects of the digital technologies curriculum.

Well done to all year 4, 5 and 6 Tech Whizz kids involved. I am super proud of the way you represented CBS and shared your awesome learning and knowledge with other North Shore Schools.

Hopefully next year we can run it again in person!!

Joe Lanning and Jo Apperley

No Parking Zone on Peter Terrace

There have been several cars parking on Peter Terrace in the no parking area, during the no parking time.  This is very dangerous because it is hard for pedestrians to see cars coming up / down the road.

Please refrain from parking in this zone during the hours listed on the sign – 8.00 – 9.00am and 2.30 – 3.30pm School Days Only.

North Harbour Gym Primary Schools Artistic Gymnastics Competition

Last week, 93 CBS students competed at the North Harbour Primary School Competition at North Harbour Gym across two days – Wednesday and Thursday. This is the largest group we have ever had representing our school. We had a very successful two days, and for the third year in a row were awarded Top School!. It was a fantastic achievement by our competing gymnasts; they should all feel very proud of themselves! We were awarded a number of individual and team placings. Check out the videos by clicking the link below…

Year 2 Boys

Year 2 Girls


1st Place Year 2 Boys: Ethan Visser, Daniel Horton, Dylan Yee, Alby Luxmoore

2nd Place Year 2 Boys: Alex Crooks, Brenin Meredith, Warren Liu, Jaxson Lanning

3rd Place Year 2 Boys: Marlowe Burnett, Jarvis Geelen, Caleb Satherley, Ari So

1st Place Year 2 Girls: Tiana Tong, Flora Chen, Alice Xu, Renee Yao

3rd Place Year 2 Girls: Naomi Weir, Everleigh Keith, Claire Ma, Isabella Chandler

1st Place Year 3/4 Boys: Max Bowden, Jamie Daniels, Callum Orman, Arthur Hannan

2nd Place Year 3/4 Boys: Kian Scott, Iann Jeong, Jack Jay, William Handley

3rd Place Year 3/4 Boys: Joshua Ross, Linus Gelberger, Caleb Cristobal

2nd Place Year 3/4 Girls: Eris Kay, Maggie Venter, Olivia Geelen, Madeline Barr

3rd Place Year 3/4 Girls: Aila Barr, Ayla McLaren, Tiffany Zheng, Annaliese Lowe

1st Place Year 5/6 Boys: Caleb Maunder, Harrison Frankham, Boston Kelly, Blake Hulme

2nd Place Year 5/6 Boys: Levi Saunders, Florian Shaw, Van Tyson, Noah Atkinson

1st Place Year 5/6 Girls: Zoe Donnelly, Brooke Humphries, Zoe Ashford, Amelia Larmer


Year 2 Boys

Alex Crooks: 1st Floor, 1st Bar, 3rd Vault, 1st All-Around

Dylan Yee: 3rd Floor, 1st Vault, 2nd All-Around

Caleb Satherley: 2nd Floor, 2nd Bar, 3rd All-Around

Ethan Visser: 1st Pommel, 6th All-Around

Jarvis Geelen: 3rd Pommel

Marlowe Burnett: 2nd Vault, 3rd equal Bar

Brenin Meredith: 3rd equal Bar, 5th All-Around

Daniel Horton: 4th All-Around

Year 2 Girls

Mikayla Strydom: 3rd equal Vault, 3rd All-Around

Flora Chen: 3rd equal Vault, 3rd equal Floor, 2nd All-Around

Tiana Tong: 2nd equal Bar, 2nd Beam, 4th All-Around

Emma Woodside: 2nd equal Bar

Year 3/4 Boys

Kian Scott: 1st Floor, 2nd Vault, 2nd Bar, 2nd All-Around

Jamie Daniels: 1st Pommel

Iann Jeong: 2nd Pommel, 1st Bar, 1st All-Around

Callum Orman: 3rd Pommel, 5th equal All-Around

Joshua Ross: 3rd Vault, 5th equal All-Around

Caleb Cristobal: 1st Vault, 4th All-Around

Linus Gelberger: 3rd Bar

Year 3/4 Girls

Ava Martin-Williams: 2nd Vault, 3rd equal Beam

Aila Barr: 2nd equal Bar, 4th All-Around

Emilie Ajygin-Waked: 2nd Beam

Tiffany Zheng: 3rd equal Floor

Ayla McLaren: 6th All-Around

Eris Kay: 2nd Vault, 1st Bar, 3rd Beam, 1st Floor, 1st All-Around

Olivia Geelen: 3rd equal Floor, 6th equal All-Around

Year 5/6 Boys

Caleb Maunder: 1st Floor, 1st Vault, 1st Bar, 1st All-Around

Van Tyson: 2nd Floor

Boston Kelly: 2nd equal Pommel, 3rd equal Vault, 2nd All-Around

Jake Burger: 2nd equal Pommel

Florian Shaw: 3rd equal Vault

Levi Saunders: 3rd equal Vault, 3rd Bar, 3rd All-Around

Noah Atkinson: 2nd Bar

Blake Hulme: 6th All-Around

Year 5/6 Girls

India Vaughan: 2nd equal Vault, 5th All-Around

Brooke Humphries: 2nd equal Vault, 1st Bar, 2nd equal Beam, 3rd Floor, 1st All-Around

2021 Enrolments

As we are currently working on class placements for 2021, we would very much appreciate notification if your child/ren will not be returning to Campbells Bay School in 2021. Please email [email protected]  as soon as possible. It is also a Ministry of Education requirement that we are notified in writing.

We would also appreciate any enrolments for younger siblings to start in term one as soon as possible too! This helps us to plan for future classrooms should we need to open more.

Student Success



The girls from Campbells Bay had a fabulous time at the Optimist Sailing Nationals in Wellington.
The weather was a bit wild and the regatta was cut short by high winds but in the Optimist Green Fleet:
  • Charlotte Handley was second overall and first girl
  • Greta Hutton was fifth overall and second girl
  • Brooke Day was 17th overall and sixth girl. Congratulations!



Frank Hu Room 26, attended the World Stars of Junior Golf NZ tournament this weekend. He played in the Under 8 Competition and he placed third place at the tournament. He is one of the youngest players at this tournament and this is his first achievement! Congratulations Frank!

Travelwise News

Book Week

Book Week Helpers and support – to make all this happen we need your help. Can you spare an hour or two to help with book sales, help with wish lists and keep the fair running smoothly? Then please sign up for a time (or times) that work for you. Click here to sign up.

Calling all school Library Books = Please come back to school!
Please can you return any school library books you have at home this week. Please have a good look around and return any school books you find to the Learning Hub (Library) during your child’s class visit or before school, at lunchtime or after school. We are getting ready for our Scholastic Book Fair coming on 24 November and Book Week on 30 December so we need to pack the library away to make room for all the fantastic new books you can buy to support our school.

Book Character Parade
Fingers crossed for dry weather, we will be parading on the field as a whole school. A “Book Character Parade” is a special event that not only the children enjoy, so do the teachers! Children dress up costumes as their favourite book character and ideally march while carrying the corresponding book. Great fun is had by all and there is an award for one student from each class for best costume. Our wonderful student school council will be hosting this event with music and commentary.
Parents and special friends are welcome to come and watch also and of course if you want to dress up too, you would be most welcome to do so!
Parade will start at 9:30 and if it is wet weather, the years 0-2 will be in the PA and years 3-6 will be in the Hall. For more information about Book Week 2020, please take a look at the Special Book Week Website.

Happy Reading

Special event at 1:30pm on  Sunday 22 November at East Coast Bays Library.
Award winning author/illustrator Donovan Bixley will be visiting to read, draw, answer questions and sign books.
Paper Plus Browns Bay will be attending with copies of his books for sale and signing. You can read about Donovan and his work on his official website: [](
This a very special opportunity to meet an amazing talent at a free community event.

Board of Trustees Meeting Dates

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

  • Tuesday 24 November

Sports News

Date Event
Wednesday 18 November Year 5 & 6 Auckland Champs of Champs Cricket Tournament Eden Park – qualified teams only
Wednesday 18 November Year 3-6 North Harbour Primary Schools’ Rhythmic Gymnastics Competition – selected students only
Wednesday 25 November Year 4, 5 & 6  Super Cluster athletics meet – selected students only

Community Notices

Hello all,

In 1 month’s time, I will start Te Araroa – New Zealand’s 3000km long trail, from Cape Reinga to Bluff, aiming to finish by mid June

Whilst I’m walking the trail, I will be taking photos of our wonderful land to share with you all and walking off trail to take photos of my boys’ rowing squads at Lake Karapiro & Lake Ruataniwha.

Why Te Araroa??
– I love tramping, and like most people, I had big plans in 2020 for my 50th year celebrations.
– I was meant to be hiking and biking in Patagonia with my best mate. So when the Covid restrictions hit, I had to rethink my big plan & decided to move on to #2 on my big trip list – Te Araroa.
– I wanted to show my family & friends that we have all had plans squashed in 2020 and that you can bounce back and do something amazing, no matter how big or small, to move on and get on with life.

Why Westlake Boys High School Rowing??
– I love rowing & what Westlake Boys High School Rowing has given & continues to give to my family and the wider community.
– Westlake Boys High School Rowing aim to build “Champions & Champion Young Men” through the sport of rowing.
– This takes hard work from each rower, but also from a considerable number of people working behind the scenes to enable each rower to compete at the highest level & develop to their potential. The coaches, the committee, the school, the NZ Rowing Association & the families are all integral to the success of Westlake Boys High School Rowing.

So what better way to combine the two than by raising funds on Givealittle for Westlake Boys High School Rowing whilst I walk Te Araroa

And if you are able to help me fundraise, any contribution will be greatly appreciated.

Keep an eye on FB or IG for my pics of Aotearoa in the meantime…

Clare Logan – ex CBS parent

Hi there,

My name is Alexsia, I am a seventeen year old from Westlake Girls High School and am looking for babysitting work.

If you are looking for a babysitter I am available on a regular basis and have had experience as a babysitter for three years.

You can email me at [email protected] or text me at 027 348 2375

The Auckland Girls’ Choir is looking for girls aged 10 to 17 to be part of the Choir. We warmly welcome girls from Campbells Bay School to audition.

With a proud tradition spanning more than 20 years, the choir was established to provide accessible, enriching choral experiences for young girls from the greater Auckland region.  To date the choir has attracted girls from over 50 different schools, reflecting the rich ethnic and socio-economic diversity of the greater Auckland region.

No prior singing experience is needed, but a passion for music and a desire to learn. In the words of the choir founder,

The Auckland Girls’ Choir isn’t just about teaching girls how to sing; it’s also about empowering them to be strong leaders” Leonie Lawson, Founder

Membership in the Auckland Girls’ Choir is via audition where vocal fluency, musicianship, and overall potential will be assessed.

Auditions for the 2021 intake will take place on:

Saturday, 14th November, 9am to 4pm and
Sunday  , 06th December, 9am to 4pm (a new date added due to popular demand)

For more information about the auditions process please refer to the Audition Information Sheet and complete the Application Form Online or Download from  the Auckland Girls’ Choir website to apply.

If accepted into the Choir, girls are expected to attend weekly choir rehearsals that span the regular school year. Attendance at a separate weekend workshop in each of the four school terms is also required, as well as full commitment to all performance engagements.

For more information about the choir, its history, values and operation please refer to our FAQ.

Web :
Email: [email protected]  or  [email protected]