Coming Up


To the following students who have started at Campbells Bay School

Dustin Gao, Queenie Wu

Message from the Principal

Kia ora koutou!

I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend. Thank you for your support for our Teacher Only Day on Friday. These Teacher Only Days were provided to schools as a result of NZEI negotiations with the Ministry of Education. They are to support professional development, collaboration and well being.

Our day started at 8.30am with refreshment of some of the changes in legislation, in particular the Privacy Act 2020 and the Education and Training Act 2020. We then moved into Curriculum, reviewing each area for the morning. CBS is currently reviewing the clarity and coherence of our curriculum. The vision is to have an online platform where staff and parents can access learning progressions and curriculum content at each level easily. We also are developing a list of key practices you will see in each classroom. These are evidence-based decisions and agreement on how we deliver our curriculum.

We also spent time launching our new Professional Growth Cycle. This is the reformed appraisal process. Teachers worked in their professional learning groups to re-review the student needs in their class and reflect on what they need to improve on to best meet these needs.

Personally, it is always very special to have our teachers all in the same room together. Their passion for our students, reflection on their practice and commitment to improving is inspiring. Our teachers and support staff are the most critical element to the success of our school.

In other news, we are still awaiting more information about the waste water pipe works along Beach Road. It seems they have been delayed. They are considering starting further away from Aberdeen Road and instead down at Castor Bay Beach, maybe by the time they reach us it will coincide with the school term break (here’s hoping)! It is a waiting game still and so watch this space.

I hope you have a lovely short week ahead.

Rachael Taylor

Weekly News Roundup

Please find attached the weekly news round up for week 5 term 2:


  • 5R Pepeha
  • Librarians trip to Campbells Bay Early Learning Centre
  • Junior Coding
  • Mathlete of the week
  • Room 27 Karakia
  • Happy news segment

Weekly News Week 5 term 2

Lost Property Reminder

Please check all uniform items brought home by your child to ensure they belong to them. If they don’t, please have these returned to school the following day.
Recently there has been a number of named uniform items such as sweaters and hats, going missing from the school grounds.
Please ensure all items of your child’s uniform are clearly named and children must take responsibility for their own belongings.

Information for School Disco – Thursday 10 June

CBS is really looking forward to the school disco on Thursday night. Here are some key details for you to know.

  • There are 2 discos this year: 5:30pm – 6:30pm is year 0-3 and 7:00pm – 8:00pm is year 4-6
  • The disco is $5 per student
  • Skids is providing one free drink for each CBS student, your child will get a coupon at the door
  • Parents for the year 0-3 disco, we kindly ask you to make sure there is enough space on the dance floor for the students and that you stay as close to the walls as possible. Teachers may ask you to move back if the students are getting crowded.
  • Students are to be picked up from the school hall at the end of each disco, for safety we ask that students are not instructed to meet you at the bus bay or to walk on their own.

Parent help, please come at the time you have signed up to and I will give you the instructions on what to do on the night.

Here is a link for you to sign up if you would like to help on the night, any questions then please email Kirsty Adair on [email protected]

Jammies in June


RSVP to Matariki using the google form link HERE Matariki Dawn Service Google Form

Chinese Cultural Evening

We would like to inform you of an exciting opportunity this term. Year 5-6 students in our Kāhui Ako are invited to attend the rehearsal of the Chinese Cultural Night on Wednesday 7 July – Week 10 – 3:00pm-8:00pm (you do not need to come for the full time), in the Rangitoto College Auditorium. As this is the technical rehearsal, there will be some stopping and starting.

Unfortunately there are only 30 tickets allocated to Campbells Bay School. There is no cost and entry is by donation. All children must attend with their parent. A teacher will be waiting in the foyer with a list of parents / students who have registered for a ticket.

If you are interested to attend, please complete this form

The deadline is Friday 25 June – 3.00pm however, if tickets have been allocated prior to this time, we will close off this form.

We are all looking forward at another evening of cultural celebration.

2021 ICAS Competition

Dear Parents and Caregivers of Year 4, 5 and 6 students,

We are delighted to inform you that Campbells Bay School will be participating in the world-renowned ICAS Assessments again this year. ICAS is developed by UNSW Global, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University of New South Wales, with over 35 years’ experience in educational assessments. The competitions offered are as follows:

ICAS Digital Technologies
Thursday 12 August 2021 – Cost to participate in test: $23.00
ICAS English
Monday 16 August 2021 – Cost to participate in test: $23.00
ICAS Science
Monday 23 August 2021 – Cost to participate in test: $23.00
ICAS Spelling Bee
Tuesday 24 August 2021 – Cost to participate in test: $23.00
ICAS Mathematics
Monday 30 August 2021 – Cost to participate in test: $23.00

These assessments will take place during the day.

Who should enter these competitions
The competitions are open to students in Years 4, 5 and 6. We suggest that you avoid entering for subjects in which your child is still developing mastery. We encourage you to consider entering your child into ICAS this year. The assessments are suitable for students wishing to extend themselves academically and take up the personal challenge of competing in an international assessment. Your child will be presented with high-quality, expert-developed questions, allowing them to apply their learning without the need for prior study or revision.

Advantages of entering the competitions
●       Every student gains a certificate of participation, credit, distinction or high distinction

●       A results summary provides parents and students with a print-out of strengths and weaknesses within each subject area.

●       Students learn valuable lessons in time management, the importance of reading questions carefully and checking their answers.

ICAS Assessments are now online, a move that reflects a sector-wide transition to computer-based assessment. This allows greater accessibility for students and faster delivery of results.

Spelling machines, dictionaries and cell phones are not permitted.

Once numbers are finalised, the exact times can be scheduled. Normally Year 4 students compete first at 9.00am, followed by Year 5 and Year 6, depending on team programmes. All competitions are held in school time and students are released from class to participate.

If you are new to the competitions, we recommend that you visit the school’s home learning page for practice papers by clicking the following link –

Should you wish to enrol in one or more competitions, please enter online via our school online payment portal. Enrolments will be available from 9.00am on Tuesday 1 June. Click this link to access the school website:

Please do not register your child if they are not in year 4, 5 or 6, as they will not be accepted.

Due to the school organisation the closing date will be earlier than stated on the ICAS website. Entries must be received and paid for by Friday 9 July 2021.

Late entries cannot be accepted.

Lyla’s bake sale fundraiser

Over the weekend Lyla organised her friends, Eva Cunningham, Olivia Geelen, Madeline and Marissa Tong to do a bake sale.

Lyla choose the charity Look Good Feel Good Charity, which helps people going through cancer treatment to feel better about themselves after losing their hair.

These are some of the photos… of the process – making signs, and doing the baking.

They raised over $700 in 3 hours on Saturday.

Coralie and Lyla

Weekly Second Hand Uniform Sales

Reminder that there will be second hand uniform for sale on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1.30pm – 3.30pm in Room 38.

Please support our wonderful volunteers who have given up their time to make these sales happen.

Board of Trustees Meeting Dates

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

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

Mathletes of the Week

Junior Mathletics Class of the Week Room 25
Senior Mathletics Class of the Week 5Blue
Junior Mathlete of the Week Alvin Lu (Room 7)
Senior Mathlete of the Week Gerayn Chow (5Yellow)

Sports News

Date Event
Thursday 10 June SAVE DAY Year 4-6 SuperCluster Inter School Cross Country (selected students only)
Tuesday 22 June Year 6 Boys SuperCluster Soccer Tournament and Year 5&6 Girls SuperCluster Soccer Tournament (selected students only)
Wednesday 23 June Year 6 Girls Netball Field Day (selected students only)
Friday 25 June SAVE DAY Year 6 Boys SuperCluster Soccer Tournament and Year 5&6 Girls SuperCluster Soccer Tournament (selected students only)
Monday 28 June Inter School Chess Tournament (selected students only)

Year 6 Boys Soccer Trials 

Thank you to all of the boys who came to soccer trials. There was such a high level of skill that we have decided to invite everyone back for a third trial next week.
The trial is on Wednesday 9 June at lunchtime, bring your lunch with you to the fields.

Year 5&6 Girls Inter School Soccer

Congratulations to the girls who were selected in our CBS Year 5&6 Inter School Soccer Teams. An Information Letter has been sent home with students. Please make sure that you register through the Payment Portal before Friday 11 June.

Year 6 Netball Field Day

Year 6 Girl’s Netball Teams, an Information Letter has been sent out for the Field Day on Wednesday 23 June.
Please make sure that you register through the Payment Portal before Monday 14 June.

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.

Fantastic results at Badminton North Harbour Primary School Team Challenge!

On Thursday, our CBS badminton team competed in the inter school Badminton Tournament. This was held at the North Harbour Badminton Centre. Eight local primary schools attended the event, with 107 students playing across 21 teams to compete for the 2021 titles. There were two competitions with six rounds to play, with both singles and doubles games in each round. All of our CBS Badminton players gave their best in each of the matches that were played, and showed great sportsmanship, displaying our school values of kindness, respect and resilience throughout the day. Our teams played extremely well, showing some fantastic badminton skills, with CBS having some great results at the end of the day.

Congratulations to all of our players for their efforts on the day, you gave your very best and represented Campbells Bay exceptionally!

A big thank you to all of our parent helpers who assisted with transport, managed our badminton teams and supported our players.

Badminton Final Results:

Congratulations to our Campbells Bay 2 Team, who finished as Runners Up in Section 2, what a fantastic achievement!

Campbells Bay Team 2 Players: Tony Mo, Xibo Yi, Bryce Koo, Taylor Weir, Sophie Burrows (left to right in picture)

Year Four, Five and Six Cross Country Run

On Friday 28 May, the year four, five and six competitive cross country trial run was held at Sunnynook Park. We had an impressive turn out for this event with approximately 145 students registering to take part. It was awesome to see so many students working hard towards reaching their goals and challenging themselves on this run course. A big thank you to all the parent helpers who gave up their morning to help marshal the event. We could not do this without their help.

Well done to all the students who took part in the run. All runners can be super proud of themselves. Congratulations to the following runners who placed in the top 10 in their race!

Year 4 Girls Year 4 Boys
1.  Abbie Ross Rm11 1.  Austin Lumsden Rm7
2.  Gwen Saunders Rm11 2.  Matthew Wilson Rm7
3.  Eva O’Grady Rm11 3.  Evan Zhao Rm11
4.  Rosie Reen Rm14 4.  Callum Orman Rm12
5.  Sofia Bartley Rm 14 5.  Ryan Dashwood Rm14
6. Aila Barr Rm14 6.  George McCarthy Rm12
7.  Brooke Harris Rm14 7.  Charlie Larmer Rm14
8.  Annaliese Lowe Rm7 8.  Kian Scott Rm13
9.  Leila Murray Rm8 9.  Anthony Li Rm13
10. Sophie Cleghorn Rm8 10. Alistair Foote Rm8
Year 5 Girls Year 5 Boys
1.  Vavara Mikheeva 5R 1.  Josh Barr 5Y
2.  Neeva Harvey 5O 2.  Liam Crooks 5G
3.  Grace Hogan 5O 3.  Oscar Frankham 5R
4. Chloe Bosch 5Y 4.  Lincoln Geddes 5O
5.  Mila Turnbull 5O 5.  Finn Buckley 5G
6.  Ava Ikonen 5O 6.  Michael Yang 5O
7.  Asha Davidson 5O 7.  Josh Irvine 5R
8.  Holly Daniel 5O 8.  Jake Ewing 5O
9.  Gerayn Chow 5Y 9.  Kanjiro Watanabe 5Y
10. Lilly Burke 5O 10. Hugo Welson 5G
Year 6 Girls Year 6 Boys
1.  Eve Barr 6G 1.  Noah Hunt 6Y
2.  Sasha Dudding 6Y 2.  Ryder Kao 6G
3.  Sydelle Malcolm 6O 3.  Archer Lumsden 6Y
4.  Sophie Ross 6S 4.  Luke Wilson 6O
5.  Sarah Chen 6G 5.  Levi Saunders 6Y
6.  India Vaughan 6P 6.  Kouta Asano 6P
7.  Greta Hutton 6B 7.  Harry Chandler 6P
8.  Cindy Liu 6S 8.  Aiden Lowe 6O
9.  Ellie Zhou 6S 9.  Daniel Yates 6S
10. Charlotte McCarthy 6P 10. Joshua Yee 6S

Community Notices

House Available

Do you, or someone you know need a house in Castor Bay for 6 months?

Our family are heading away on a small adventure overseas and are renting our house while we’re gone. Our house is on the cliff side of Beach Road opposite Aberdeen. It’s a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom 230 sqm meter house with office space, amazing sea views and light open feel. Just a short walk to school. We have a back yard and plenty of off-street parking. Fully fenced and we’ll leave it fully furnished. Perfect if you’re doing renovations or need somewhere to stay in the short term.

Available from August 2021 – late February 2022 (we have a little bit of flexibility, (can do early July)  if needed on dates.

If you are interested, or if you know someone interested please contact Jo on 021 2770292 or Will on 022 5221939 to talk through details or arrange a viewing.