Coming Up


To the following students who have started at Campbells Bay School

Phoebe Room 15, Rayun 5Blue, Charlotte Room 37, Arthur Room 7, Samuel Room 25

Principal’s Message

Kia ora koutou,

I hope you had a lovely weekend. It was a pleasure to attend Mr Nathan Janes’ mihi whakatau last week to officially support his start to his new role at Mairangi Bay School. At our end, we have had a lot of interest in the position and we are shortlisting potential Deputy Principal candidates this week.

Change is in the air. A very warm welcome to Teina Pepers who has successfully been appointed to the Office Manager role. Teina will spend two full weeks alongside Cushla Dyson to transition as thoroughly as possible before Cushla jets off to the UK.

After the school holidays our COVID-19 cases came as quite the surprise. We have 33 students positive with COVID-19. Many of whom were already isolating at home before becoming unwell. In addition, 27 students are isolating as household contacts. These numbers inform the events and activities that we choose to do. We are always risk assessing and it is clear to see at this time we do have reasonable transmission still in our community. Just a reminder that if there has been a case in your child’s class, you will be informed via email.

It is exciting to see the roof on our new building is almost on! This is certainly a milestone of the development. You can view the works via the timescapes camera, the link is here.

The project is on track to still be completed by the end of the year. As you can imagine, COVID-19 and supply chain issues have been quite the challenge to navigate. We are hopeful that it will remain on track to open to new classes in 2023.

Our year six students are off to Carey Park Camp today. We have divided the team into two camps, half the students attend until Wednesday and the other half go from Wednesday to Friday. This means less students at one event, and more opportunities to get amongst all the experiences camp has to offer. Thank you so much to those parents who are coming along. Camp cannot happen without parent help and support. I am sure everyone will have a great time!

Have a great week ahead.

Ngā mihi nui

Rachael Taylor

Upcoming Teacher Only Day JUNE

On Thursday 23 June we have a Teacher Only Day. This is the day before the first Matariki public holiday.

Please pop this date in your calendar.

ANZAC Crosses and Wreath Laying

ANZAC Day was April 25 and upon returning to school after the holidays our tamariki learned more about why ANZAC Day is a public holiday in NZ and Australia.

As a show of respect, children laid handmade class poppy wreaths on our ‘Field of Remembrance.’  The crosses held the names of fallen New Zealanders from World War One.

Thank you to the families who made poppies for the community wreath too.  This was placed amongst the class wreaths on the bank.
Everyone’s contribution made our ANZAC memorial a very special occasion this year.

New Zealand Paralympian Corey Peters had a chat with 6O

Class 6Orange had a chat online with Corey Peters, Gold and Silver Medalist Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games.

Corey answered a whole bunch of questions the class had prepared for him including: how fast do you go? Corey told us he travels up to 110km/p when he skis down the mountains. In fact, his two practice runs before he won his Gold medal, he had actually crashed and so he never did a full run before his first attempt at Gold. Corey showed us his 2022 Beijing Gold and Silver Medals and explained to us that for the blind or partially sighted, there is braille on the outside of the Medals so they can ‘read’ what it is.

Year 4 Band

The Year 4 Band are incredibly proud of themselves at their first practice together this year.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions they have been rehearsing in separate groups.

Click on the link below – how good do they sound?!

Year 4 Band.Mov

Second Hand Uniform Sales

Under the orange settings we are able to start selling our second hand uniforms again.

Sales will take place in Room 38 from 2.00pm – 3.30pm on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.

Thank you to our wonderful volunteers for organising this. We have plenty of good uniform items for sale.

Travelwise News

This week, we are taking part in Road Safety Week.

The main focus of Road Safety Week 2022 is Road Safety Heroes, celebrating the amazing work of road safety professionals, and explaining how we can all play a part in keeping each other safe on our roads.

Over the week, students will be learning what a road safety hero is, that everyone can be a road safety hero and will be able to identify who their road safety hero is.

Please chat to your children about what they have learnt about road safety this week and how you and your whānau can be road safety heroes. has advice for families about road safety.

Brake’s vision is a world that has zero road deaths and injuries, and people can get around in ways that are safe, sustainable, healthy and fair. They encourage you to make the Brake Pledge. More information can be found here:

Board of Trustees Meeting Dates

2022 dates – meetings are held in the school conference room at 7.30pm or via zoom dependent on Covid-19 Protection Framework guidelines.

  • Tuesday 10 May
  • Tuesday 31 May
  • Tuesday 28 June
  • Tuesday 26 July
  • Tuesday 30 August
  • Tuesday 27 September
  • Tuesday 25 October
  • Tuesday 29 November

Mathletes of the Week

Junior Mathletics Class of the Week Room 9
Senior Mathletics Class of the Week Room 13
Junior Mathlete of the Week Dawood (Room 9)
Senior Mathlete of the Week Rayed (6Orange)

Sports News

Date Event
Monday 9 May Year 2 Winter Netball starts at Netball North Harbour
Monday 9 May
Year 3-6 Winter Hockey starts at North Harbour Hockey
Saturday 14 May Year 3&4 Winter Netball starts at Kidzplay
Monday 13 June Year 4-6 Super Cluster Cross Country (selected students only)
Wednesday 15 June SAVE DAY  Year 4-6 Super Cluster Cross Country (selected students only)
Wednesday 22 June Year 6 Netball Field Days Tournament at Netball North Harbour
Tuesday 28 June Year 6 Boys and Year 5&6 Girls Super Cluster Soccer Tournament (selected students only)
Thursday 30 June
SAVE DAY  Year 6 Boys and Year 5&6 Girls Super Cluster Soccer Tournament (selected students only)

Well Done Liam!

Liam Crooks (6Blue) won the top prize for his grade for hard ball cricket for his club Takapuna District Cricket Club.

He won the MVP for the U10s grade, as well as for his team. He was also the top bowler in his team and across the grade.

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