Coming Up

Teacher Only Day Friendly Reminder – Thursday 23 June

Matariki Public Holiday – Friday 24 June


A big welcome to Ava, Emma, George and Evelyn

A Message From the Principal

Kia ora koutou katoa,

I hope you had a lovely long weekend. I am writing to you from isolation this time, as my family and I have all been struck with COVID-19. It is certainly challenging to care for yourself and your family when everyone is under the weather. Something many of you will be able to relate too!

Today, I wanted to share with you that we are about to embark on a review process with the Education Review Office (ERO). Our last ERO report was a few years ago now, and since then the process of review has changed. An evaluation partner from ERO will now work in partnership with the school over a sustained period of time. The next few months will focus on important compliance areas. We expect by the end of the year to have a school profile in place that outlines who we are as a school, including our school strengths and areas of focus. Together with ERO we identify focus areas that will guide the rest of the time we work together. This process of review is an excellent opportunity to ensure our own evaluation and systems of improvement are effective and to have an external lense across all areas of our school performace. We will keep you updated along the way.

A message from ERO:

The Education Review Office (ERO) has shifted to a more developmental approach to evaluation that supports each school’s improvement over time. Key features of the new approach, Te Ara Huarau, are that ERO will:
→ work with all schools in an ongoing way rather than as a one-off event
→ connect with each school’s strategic planning and reporting cycle as part of their improvement journey
→ work in partnership with schools, collaborating in support of equitable and excellent outcomes for all learners

As a result, each school will:
→ have a dedicated ERO Evaluation Partner who works alongside the school
→ have a different experience depending on needs, strengths, and their school’s specific evaluation focus
→ be on a three-year evaluation cycle

What will public reporting on ERO’s website look like?
As schools’ transition into the approach, ERO will work with schools to publish a one-off Profile Report. This will focus on the strategic goals
schools have in place to improve learner outcomes and what the school is seeking to achieve through the evaluation. Within a three year cycle all schools will then have a Te Ara Huarau/School Evaluation Report. This report includes information about the school’s improvement journey, what the school has achieved for learners and their future priorities. All schools will receive a Board Assurance with Regulatory and Legislative Requirements Report about their board’s attestation to meeting those requirements. Provision for International Students and Hostel Reports will be published where applicable. 

I hope you have a great week ahead!

Rachael Taylor

COVID-19 Update

Since our last newsletter we have had three students positive with COVID-19.

Board Meetings

Our next meeting is on Tuesday 28 June, meetings start at 7.30pm in the Learning Hub.

Sports News

Date Event
Tuesday 7 June Year 4-6 Competitive/ Interschool cross country team trial run (registered students only)
Thursday 9 June SAVE DAY Year 4-6 Competitive/ Interschool cross country team trial run (registered students only)
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)
Friday 17 June Year 4-6 FUN Run
Wednesday 22 June Year 6 Netball Field Days Tournament at Netball North Harbour (selected students only)
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)

Community Notices

Caretaker Assistant 

We are still on the hunt for a Caretaker Assistant. 18 hours per week – could be a great job for those at university or those wanting a hands on part-time job. Contact the school for more information [email protected]

Campbells Bay Tennis Club and Kiwi Tennis are pleased to be delivering tennis for years 0-2, thanks to the Four Winds Foundation.  Kiwi Tennis provides group coaching at the club for all ages, and we’d love to see as many children join us for free at our Junior Club Night on Friday 10 June 2022.  Come on down from 5-6pm for this age group – the bar is open and the Club will be putting on free pizza! It’s an easy walk down the hill to the club, and if you’re interested in after school coaching moving forward we even offer a walking school bus!
The club is pleased to provide an exclusive membership offer for new members at CBS of $25, valid until 31 August 2022.  This gives your child access to an hour of fun play every Friday night during term time – what a fantastic deal!
If you’d like to take up the membership offer contact Tash at [email protected]  If you’d like information on coaching get in touch with us at [email protected].