Coming Up

Welcome

To the following students who have started at Campbells Bay School

Shenique Jordaan, Ailun Cheng, Kate Hu

Message from the Principal

It is hard to comprehend the turn of events from the first week of school compared to the second. Overall, I applaud everyone for their quick response and adaptation to a lockdown and thank the senior leadership and office team for their fulsome support to ensure that we were able to execute new procedures and programmes in a short period of time.

We await news today from the Prime Minister with our fingers crossed for Alert Level One. Should this be the case it would mean we are back to our usual practices with lots of hygiene measures in place. The biggest change for you would be that you are able to enter the school grounds at pick up and drop off without sanitizing your hands, and you can enter classrooms and cloak bays. Please continue to use the QR codes whenever you enter the school grounds and sign in at the school office if you are intending to stay during school hours.

We are always looking to make things easier for you, particularly when managing the amount of information coming home. We have created a new page on our website which will hold all notices pertaining to each year group. If you misplace a trip information notice, you will be able to access it again on the website in no time at all. You can find “Team Notices” under the tab “What’s On.” A special mention to the Year 5 Camp notices all available on this page now.

This year we would like to explore a new concept called “Friends of the Parents”. This is a group of parent volunteers designed to be the caretakers of our parent community. We see this as an evolving group dependent on who would like to be involved and how but initially some of the activities of this group would be:

  • To host new parent events termly, for networking and connecting.
  • To support parents if and when there are times in need. Such as a meal roster or a school drop off roster.
  • To see if there are any needs within the community and respond as they see fit. Such as partnering up a new family to the school with an established family to help them settle in.

We do not see this role as being overly strenuous or taking too much time. It really depends on the group that comes together. Some parents may wish to be part of the email list and put their hand up for things if and when they can, other parents may wish to take on the organisation role and liaise between the school and the group.

This is not a fundraising group, or a whole community event organisation group. It really is as the title lends itself to – a group just for our parents, to support and create stronger connections with each other.

If you are interested in this group please send an email to our Community Engagement Leader – [email protected] by Monday 8 March. Those who have registered their interest in the group will form part of an email list and more information will follow.

Harmony Week

From Monday 22 March to Friday 26 March (week 7), CBS will be celebrating for the first time what we would like to call – Harmony Week. The purpose of Harmony Week is to celebrate our diversity and provide a space to share our uniqueness with each other. Knowing that our differences are what makes CBS a special place to be, and that we all have something special to contribute and we all belong.

We have lots of activities planned within classes and on the Friday (week 7) we will be ending the week with a class shared lunch and a mufti day. Students will be encouraged to wear items that represent them or their culture or even to wear the colour orange to signify – harmony.

We would love members of the community to be involved to help make this week as inclusive as possible and to share knowledge and traditions through fun activities or presentations to our students. Some ideas could be:

– teaching or showing students how to make something from your culture during a lunchtime or

– getting in touch with your child’s class teacher and coming in to share something special from your culture,

– if you are part of a cultural group who does performances, coming into school and performing to the students,

– or anything else you have done before or would like to try, our ears are open.

If you would like to be a part of this celebration, please get in contact with Kirsty Adair Community Engagement Leader on [email protected]

Second Hand Uniform Sale

We will be holding a second hand uniform sale next week on Wednesday 3 March in Room 38. The sale will be from 8.30am to 10.00am and 2.00pm to 3.30pm.

In the meantime I am looking for some volunteers to help me (helpers will get first selection of any of the uniform on sale!)

Please email me on [email protected] if you can spare some time to assist.

In the meantime if you have any uniform that you would like to sell please bring it to the school office by Friday 26 February with the completed form Selling Uniform Form

It would be very helpful if you could attach a small piece of card or paper with the following information on:

Size

Description of item

Price

Board of Trustees Meeting Dates

2021 dates – meetings held in the school conference room at 7.30pm

Tuesday 16 March – week 6
Tuesday 13 April – week 10
Tuesday 25 May – week 4
Tuesday 22 June – week 8
Tuesday 27 July – week 1
Tuesday 24 August – week 5
Tuesday 28 September – week 10
Tuesday 26 October – week 2
Tuesday 30 November – week 7

Sports News

Date Event
Wednesday 24 February Year 2-4 Miniball online registrations close
Sunday 28 February Year 3-6 Flippa ball league starts
Tuesday 9 March Year 4-6 Super Cluster Inter School Tennis (Selected students only)
Monday 15 March Year 3-6 CBS Swim Team Trials AUT Millennium
Wednesday 17 March Year 5&6 Cricket Tournament (Selected students only)
Thursday 18 March Year 4 and Year 5&6 Cricket Tournament (Selected students only)
Friday 19 March Year 5&6 Netball Trial One
Monday 22 March Year 5&6 Netball Trial One
Tuesday 23 March Year 4-6 Super Cluster Inter School Tennis SAVE DAY(Selected students only)
Tuesday 11 April
North Shore Primary Schools Swim Meet AUT Millennium  (Selected students only)

Year Two Basketball (Miniball)
There is still time to register for a year two basketball team that plays in the Harbour competition on a Tuesday afternoon. If you are interested in joining a year two basketball team, registrations are still open via the school’s online payment portal. The information letter with all the necessary details can be found in the Sports Information Letters 2021 link under the Sports tab at the top right hand corner on the homepage of the school website.

Year 2-4 Basketball (Miniball) registrations
Registrations for basketball for year two, three and four have been extended to this Wednesday 14 February. If you would like to play basketball in term one and two, you still have time to register. The information letter with all the necessary details can be found in the Sports Information Letters 2021 link under the Sports tab at the top right hand corner on the homepage of the school website. Please note that there are only places available at the Tuesday afternoon competition at North Harbour.

Sports Information 2021
All information about sport at CBS for 2021 can be found under the Sports tab at the top right hand side of the homepage of the school’s website. The CBS Weekly Sports Yearly Overview 2021 link will show you a table with what sports are available to the different year groups and when they are played during the year. There are also links to inter school and zone day dates for the year and a link to the sports information letters, which are sent home when registrations for the different weekly sports teams are open. The different sports pages will be updated as sports become available during the year. Please have a look at the Sports tab and its pages if your child is keen to play sport this year.

A Great Way To Finish the 2020 Season
Our year 3 and 4 CBS Strikeforce team, which plays at the Junior Breakers competition, had a great end to their 2020 season. The team finished second in the B Grade. This was an amazing achievement, especially after moving up a grade from the previous semester. This is what their coach said about them “I am hugely proud of each team player for their amazing effort and their massive development throughout the season. They worked hard and never gave up the fight.” Congratulations to Annabel Gualberto, Austin Sun, Doris Meng, Gerayn Chow, Julian Wang, Oscar Dunn, Bruce Chen and Michael Jnr Yang.

Community Notices

Pform

Pform invites you for a FREE TRIAL of our DANCE SING ACT at Campbells Bay Primary School in the PAC.
Monday Afternoons
3:15pm -4 pm 4-7 years
4pm – 5pm -7-10 years
5pm – 6pm  10-13 years
6pm-7pm 13-18 years.

Pform.nz inspires students to learn and grow.

Our classes are designed to build confidence within your child using the magic of dance and drama. These classes are fun with fresh content each lesson encouraging your child’s confidence and creating their character.

All children are welcome to come along and experience. Pop in for a free trial or enrol at www.pform.nz.

House For Rent

Situated literally across the road from Campbells Bay Primary, this lovely 4/5 bedroom (or rumpus) family home is one you don’t want to miss out on. Overlooking the golf course, this home benefits from direct access onto the park from the rear garden.

The upper level has 4 bedrooms and family bathroom.  A spacious open living/dining room with a modern kitchen – is sunny and bright, with access to the deck. The excellent indoor and outdoor flow is ideal for entertaining and BBQ.  Through the lounge is another area with a lovely outlook to the park which can be used as a dining room or family area.

Downstairs has a large rumpus or can be used as a 5th bedroom and has its own bathroom.  Perfect for a teenage retreat or if granny is staying.  Direct access to the backyard.

Please call Kathlyn on 0272285269 for further information or to make a time to view.