Coming Up


To the following students who have started at Campbells Bay School

Luciana Boucher, Hiram Kwon

Principal’s Message

Kia ora koutou katoa,

I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend and managed to get some quality family time in. My family travelled to the mighty Waikato to visit relatives and reconnect. We were lucky with good weather and managed to get some final season swims in. Too many hot cross buns were shared but we had plenty of walks to keep the balance right!

A reminder this will be the final week for completing the CBS Community Survey. We have had 97 responses and our goal is to capture 200. Thank you to those families who have completed the survey already. Your voice is critical to the decisions we make. Click here to complete the 2021 survey.

The first informal meet and greet with the Friends of the Parents (FOPs) group was held this morning. Keen parents who want to get involved in finding ways to help families connect and support each other throughout the year. A number of great ideas were discussed and we are excited for what we will be able to offer going forward.

Our first event will be held in the staffroom on Thursday 13 May at 8.30am. Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided. If you are new to Campbells Bay School, or an existing parent wanting to connect with others, you are invited to join us. We will facilitate a few ways for you to connect, but overall we see this an informal social occasion just for you.

IMPORTANT – Next Steps Parent/Teacher Interviews

Our next Parent/Teacher Interviews will be on Thursday 6 May and Tuesday 11 May for all teachers.

  • Go to
  • Enter the school code gq3xt
  • Enter your email address. Your email address is used to send you confirmation of your bookings.
  • Enter your name
  • Select the number of students you want to make bookings for, and fill in their names.
  • Press the green “Go” button to go on to the next page.
  • Select a year from the first box, then select a teacher from the second box.
  • Press the green “Go” button to go on to the next page.
  • Choose the time(s) you want.

You should leave time to get from one booking to the next if booking with more than one teacher.

Please note that the online booking program will be opened at 9:00am Thursday 8 April and closed at 3:00pm on Tuesday 4 May.

Student Success

Well done to Chloe Kwon from 5Blue who is a chorister with the Auckland Girls Choir that will be featured in Bach Musica NZ’s concert at the Auckland Town Hall.

Chloe is one of 40 girls selected from 29 schools to enter a comprehensive and structured music and choral training program.

Watch Chloe practice.

Student Success

Freddie Walker 5Purple, has been involved in putting up signage over the weekend to help educate users of Centennial Park. The waterways have endangered Kokopu in them and most people don’t know this. Dogs entering the stream risk damaging their habitat.

Freddie and his family approached a local signage company Benefitz and they kindly offered to do the signs at no cost . The kids are pretty regular users of the forest and we feel so lucky to have it in our neighbourhood!

Book Reviews with Suzy Cato

Campbells Bay Librarians had an amazing opportunity to write and record book reviews for Suzy Cato’s TV Channel.

The Following librarians recorded their book reviews last week – TreeHut TV:   Joyce Dong, Ben Zhang, Ryan Zhang, Emily Ren, Yu Ying Xu, Eva O’Grady.

They did an AWESOME job and Suzy and Steve (Suzy’s husband) were really impressed with them. Steve is now very busy editing the videos ready to put up on the TV channel so keep an eye out for them.

Important Information Term 2 – New Bus Routes in the Afternoon

From the first day of Term 2 2021:

A new school bus, the 051 will take students from your school to Milford in the afternoon. The bus will depart bus stop number (3249 )opposite 92 Aberdeen Road at 3.05pm and will be scheduled to arrive at 1 Inga Rd bus stop number (3350) at 3.30pm.    School Route 051 – Campbells Bay Primary To Milford (Afternoons)

The 042 (which currently runs from your school to Milford) will have a shorter route than at present. The route will end at bus stop number 3222 at 262 Forrest Hill Road.  School Route 042 – Campbells Bay Primary To Forrest Hill (Afternoons)  Students wanting to travel to places between this address and Milford on the existing 042 route should take the new 051 school bus.

This change means there will be more space for students on the 042, which we understand has been very popular service.  The 042 run will remain the same in the mornings.

Board of Trustees Meeting Dates

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

  • 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
Friday 9 April
Year 3-6 Winter hockey registrations close
Tuesday 13 April North Shore Primary Schools Swim Meet AUT Millennium  (selected students only)

Year 3-6 Winter Hockey
Winter hockey is available to students in years 3-6. If your child would like to play winter hockey, please register them on the school’s online payment portal (under sport) by this Friday 9 April. Information letters with all the necessary details were emailed to all families in years 3-6. The letters can also be found under the sports tab on the home page of the school website. Click on Sport and then on Sports Information Letters 2021 OR Hockey.

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.

Community Notices

Babysitter Available

16 year old ex CBS student and CBS Basketball Coach for the last five years available for babysitting evenings, weekends and school holidays.

Also available for 1:1 basketball coaching.

Son of CBS Caretaker.  email [email protected] or text 027 387 3735

The best gift you can give to your child/children is to allow them to free play in natural settings these Spring School Holidays with CK!

The Conscious Kids Social Enterprise is inviting your children to a 100% play-in-nature school holiday programme.
Nature play free has proven physical, emotional and social health benefits. Our supervised programme allows kids to lead their own activities – mudslides, tree climbing, puddle splashing, hammock and hut building etc. Apart from the obvious safety restrictions and respect framework, there are few instructions for kids.  Our number 1 ‘rule’ is to have fun! Staff are present for supervision and support, but children follow their innate ‘readiness meter’ to make their own decisions before getting involved in any new situation.  Such child-led play enhances creativity, problem-solving, communication (including listening!), collaboration and many other 21st century skills.

The programme will during the two weeks of the Holidays (20th April – 22th April and 27th April – 29th April), at a cost of $70/child per day.
Daily programmes run from 9 am to 3 pm and are designed for children aged 5 – 12 yrs old. For booking and more information, please visit