Coming Up

Message from the Principal

Kia ora koutou katoa,

There are lots of reminders and information in today’s newsletter so I will not take up much space. This is just a quick note to say thank you for all your support this term. We hope you enjoy the last week of term two and the upcoming term break to reconnect and enjoy time together. Matariki is a time to reflect on what has been and celebrate what can be. As I said on Friday morning at our dawn service, I have a Matariki challenge for us all. Amongst the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives, I challenge us to be generous in our smiles, patient in our understanding of one another and take that extra step to connect with the familiar face as we pass in the playground, at the crossing or down at the shops. Our community is a reflection of us, our school is a reflection of our community.

He aroha whakato  He aroha puta mai   If kindness is sown, then kindness you shall receive.

Matariki Dawn Service


Campbells Bay School STEM-A-Thon launched today.

Your child will have received a notice with everything you need to know, and questions and answers for their quiz. Their teacher will also email you a copy for easy access.

Check out the questions and see how many you know.

This year we have partnered with Raise It. Raise It specialises in working with New Zealand schools to maximise their fundraising efforts.

Your child has until the week starting the 2nd of August to practice their questions, with testing week being anytime that week. You can start getting sponsors and collecting sponsorship money at any time. Donations will close on 20 August.

More information on collecting donations is in the notice.

Student Success Story

Well done to Emma Jennings (5Purple) who has excelled in a recent Gymnastics competition 🙂

‘Emma has a really full schedule with Hockey, Touch Rugby and Dancing (Lyrical and Jazz). She has been nagging us for some time to start Gymnastics. We eventually agreed. She started in term 1 and immediately committed 150%.

She ended up being moved to Extension 1 group after term 1. Every spare minute is spent kart wheeling or doing aerials or some sort of floor routine. She is now almost finished her second term and competed in the North Harbour Gymnastics Club Champs annual comp.

We thought it may be a little early for her to try and compete and were concerned that it may knock her confidence. She insisted. How wrong were we……

Emma placed First in Vault with a 9.8 score and 2nd on Bars with 9.4, a 9.4 on Beam, an 8.9 on Floor and ended 1st Overall in the Girls Extension 1 group comprising of 47 Gymnasts.’

Weekly News Roundup

Please find attached the weekly News Round up for week 9 term 2:

Term 2 week 9


  • Stop Motion Tech
  • Matariki Art
  • Year 6 Poi
  • Campbells Bay Early Learning Centre visit
  • School orchestra
  • Te reo Taima

Reminder – Class Photos

Tomorrow (Tuesday) and Wednesday, Photolife will be at CBS taking our class photos. Your class teacher/s will share what time your child’s class will be having theirs taken.

Photolife will produce a Photo Keycode for each child so you can go online and view all Class Group and Portrait photos, and when they are taken Sports Team and Cultural Groups will be added into the Photo Keycode over the school year.

Sibling Photographs will only be taken if you have completed the Google Form request in the last couple of Newsletters. Unfortunately this is now closed and we are unable to take any late requests.

Shoes in Lost Property

The following shoes have been sitting in our lost property bucket for the last couple of weeks and remain unclaimed! They are not named, therefore if your child has lost a pair of school shoes, please collect them. Anything left at the end of this week will be donated to the clothing bin.

2021 ICAS Competition

Practise papers are available using this link

These practice papers will help students and whanau at home to prepare.

Next Steps Interviews – Term 3

Our Next Steps interviews for term 3 will be on Tuesday 17 and Thursday 19 August for all classes except Room 37.

Please put these dates in your diary.

Information on how to book an interview will be in our newsletter on Monday 26 July.

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.


Weekly chess classes re-start on Thursday 29 July in room 31, the art room, at lunchtime. Please complete a form at the school office.

Classes are for students who already know how to play chess. Absolute beginners are taught in term 1 only.

Most sessions are half instruction and half playing. The coach is FIDE Master and former NZ Chess co-Champion Leonard McLaren.

In term 3 students will play the school chess championship with the top three place-getters receiving certificates.

The fee is $80/term payable to Westpac Onehunga 03 1308 0065112-00. Any questions please contact Leonard McLaren at   [email protected]  stating CBS in the subject title.

Thank you to the parents who have already paid.

Board of Trustees Meeting Dates

2021 dates – meetings held in the school conference room at 7.30pm (please note the changes in Term 3)

Monday 26th July

Monday 23rd August

Thursday 30 September

Tuesday 26 October

Tuesday 30 November

Mathletes of the Week

Junior Mathletics Class of the Week Room 13
Senior Mathletics Class of the Week 6Yellow
Junior Mathlete of the Week Dawood Imran (Room 3)
Senior Mathlete of the Week Xinyue Wu (5Green)

Sports News

Date Event
Thursday 29 July Primary Schools’ Rugby Festival Day (selected students only)
Tuesday 3 August SAVE DAY Primary Schools’ Rugby Festival Day (selected students only)
Saturday 31 August Kidzplay Netball Competition Starts (selected teams only)
Wednesday 11 August Basketball Zone Day (selected students only)

Kiwi Tennis July School Holiday Camp

If your child would like to participate in a Kiwi Tennis school holiday program, please book at

July School Holiday Camp information:

Where: Campbells Bay Tennis Club
When: 12-23 July, 9:00am-12:30pm (half day)
Cost: $45 per day, $199 full week

SNOWPLANET Term 3 Ski/Snowboarding Program

As per previous years, SNOWPLANET is offering Campbells Bay School families the opportunity to participate in an after school ski/snowboarding program.

This snow sports program is for students enrolled in Campbells Bay School who are interested in learning to ski or snowboard, looking to improve their technique and ability. Students will be grouped according to ability and age where possible. This is a great way to learn a new sport while meeting other like-minded people.

Skiers need to be 5 years of age and we recommend snowboarders to be at least 7 years.

The program includes:

  • 1-hour group lesson and snow access for the lesson only
  • 1-hour rental equipment hire, skis & boots or snowboard & boots. (clothing not included)
  • 1-hour Helmet hire (helmets are compulsory, and must be worn to participate in the program)

Program Details

When: 5th August – 23rd September

Duration: 8 weeks

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Day: Thursday Evenings

Cost: $272.00

Please register directly with SNOWPLANET here

Registrations close 22 July

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 sports this year.

Concentration faces were on at the Primary Schools Chess Tournament!

Well done to the 24 students in our Campbells Bay Chess Team who participated in the Primary Schools Chess Tournament at Wairau Intermediate School on Monday 28 June.

With over 10 schools and 31 teams, it was a proud achievement to have 6 chess teams representing CBS, our largest number of chess teams entered in Campbells Bay history!

It was wonderful to see so many of our students representing Campbells Bay School, displaying our school values of respect, kindness and resilience whilst competing against other schools. Your respect and kindness towards other players, adults and the Chess Arbiters was noticed and complimented on during the day.

Awesome work team!

Community Notices

Takapuna AFC Holiday Programme

Kick off the school holidays with our fun football holiday programme at Takapuna AFC. Girls and boys from 4 to 13 are welcome. The week is full of exciting games and tournaments. Our team of highly qualified staff will ensure your kids have a ball in a positive and safe environment.

Holiday Camp Details


Takapuna AFC, Taharoto Park, Taharoto Rd, Takapuna, 0622


Week 1: Mon 12th to Thurs 15th July

Week 2: Mon 19th to Thurs 22nd July


– 9am to 12pm $29 per day

– 9am to 3pm $49 per day

Register Your Child:

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Queries: Contact Chris Bryson on [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you soon!