Coming Up

Our Message – Our Director

Kia ora CBS Whanau,

This term has already been a hive of learning activity across the school.  In Year 0-2, our students have been learning about belonging – especially about building relationships connecting with their community, whanau and friends.

One of the focuses this term for Year 3 and 4 has been our ‘learn to swim’ programme.  We have been working closely with our swim instructors, understanding how to keep safe, learning to swim in our school pool. We are excited to see our international students develop and grow confidence so they can enjoy the beach and water activities with their whanau.

We hope our Year 5 students and whanau enjoyed the wonderful camp experience at the MERC. Our Year 5 were amazing.  They were challenged through a range of activities on water, in the air and on land. After speaking to our students, they had such a great time creating long-lasting memories and friendships.

In week 7, Monday 22 March to Friday 26 March,  we will be celebrating our first inquiry through Harmony week. A shared lunch has been organised with your class on Friday 26 March and as always, you are invited to help us celebrate. Therefore, If you or any of your family members are available and would like to come in to share a little bit about you, and your culture with your class, we’d love the opportunity to learn from you. Get in touch with your child’s teacher.

Ad a polite reminder, we have organised the following trip on Thursday 1 April.  If you would like to attend and intend to bring siblings, please reply by returning the slip on the bottom of the letter distributed on Monday. You can also email me:

[email protected]

We look forward to connecting with you over the coming weeks.

Thank you for your all your support

neke atu i te kapa – We are more than just a team

Nathan Janes
Associate Principal
Director of International Students

Our  Message – Our ESOL Lead Teacher

Hello all,

ESOL classes have begun (at last!) and Alice, Miriam and I have been so happy to reconnect with the students again.  We are looking forward to a busy term full of learning, and are excited to be seeing you soon on the International Student trip to MOTAT.

Chris Mashlan
ESOL Lead Teacher

Our Message – Our International Administrator

Kia ora everyone,

My name is Michelle and I am the new Administrator for International Students. I work part time in the office so you are welcome to come and find me, call me, or email [email protected] if you have any questions I can help with.

I look forward to spending time with you all on our trip to MOTAT on Thursday 1 April!

Michelle Squire
International Student Administrator

MOTAT International Trip

As we continue to grow our opportunities to provide an authentic Kiwi Experience at Campbells Bay School, we have planned a full international student and parent’s trip to MOTAT (Museum of Transport and Technology) on Thursday 1 April 2021.

The purpose is to connect with New Zealand history, identifying our place and a sense of belonging.

We will leave school at 9.15am and return at 2.30pm. Campbells Bay School will provide morning tea and lunch, but please bring a water bottle.

During the day, we will take part in an educational experience learning about the history of New Zealand and visiting a range of exhibitions as part of a guided museum tour. This is another great rich learning opportunity for our international students and we would love it if you could join us.

Important contact details

If you have any questions regarding our programme or service, please feel free to contact the following staff:

1. Director of International Students:  Nathan Janes

[email protected]

2. ESOL Lead Teacher:  Chris Mashlan

[email protected]

3. International Student Administrations:  Michelle Squire

[email protected]

4. Office Manager:  Cushla Dyson

[email protected]