Coming Up


Welcome to the following students who have started at Campbells Bay School

Tashni, Ari, Eli, Cindy, Austin

Message from the Principal

Kia ora e te whānau,

I hope this newsletter finds you well. I would like to acknowledge the horrific incident at Murrays Bay beach last Thursday. To members of our school community who may have been close by the incident, we are thinking of you and here for you should you need any support. The full staff were at school on Thursday and it was reassuring to be kept informed of the situation by the Ministry of Education and to be advised that we did not need to go into a lockdown. It was fortunate that the offender was apprehended. However, it does raise the importance of our regular practice of emergency drills. This term we have practiced a full school evacuation and next term we will be practicing a lockdown. It has been a while since we have shared information pertaining to our lockdown procedures, some key actions are listed below:

  • Should the school ever go into a lockdown, an alert would be emailed to all families and updates would be available on the front page of the school website. In this alert, we would remind you not to phone the school for information but to watch for updates on the website, as all staff will be in lockdown.
  • We would also remind you that when a school enters into a lockdown parents are not to come into school to collect their children. Staff are under clear instructions not to open office or classroom doors. The school is locked and no one is allowed in or out of buildings until the lockdown has been officially lifted.
  • It is easy to see how difficult not being able to come into school would be for families. I want to assure you that our priority is that students are safe and calm throughout the lockdown.  Our teachers are trained in calm and safe, ‘age appropriate’ techniques for lockdowns. We follow procedures that were established alongside training experts, Harrison Tew.
  • Often our minds go straight to the worst-case scenario, such as an intruder. However, lockdowns can be for a range of reasons. Such as bad weather events or when the police have an incident in the area and do not want the students to be released into the community until it has been resolved.
  • If you have questions or queries about these safety procedures, do not hesitate to get in touch.

On a completely different note, with two weeks left of the term, it is exciting to know we have almost had half the school year uninterrupted. Our students and staff are certainly working hard and I have seen impressive learning progress across classes. I look forward to celebrating student success at the upcoming next step meetings. Make sure you get online and book a time.

Have a great week ahead!

Ngā mihi nui,

Rachael Taylor
[email protected]

Next Step Parent and Teacher Meetings

These will be held after school on both Thursday 28 July and Tuesday 2 August. With the exception of Elsabe van Dyk, room 14. These meetings will be held in person, in your child’s classroom. Parents are encouraged to wear a mask. These meetings are an opportunity for you and your child’s teacher to share their progress and mid-year achievement level.

Please book in your time by clicking the link below. You should leave time to get to the next meeting if you are making multiple bookings (more than one child).

Jammies in June

A huge well done to our Campbells Bay School community who once again showed their value of kindness by donating generously to support Jammies in June. Our Jammies in June drive saw overwhelming numbers of Pajamas and money raised. In total there were over 220 sets of Pajamasover 50 blanketsover 10 dressing gowns or onesies7 pairs of socks, over 20 pyjama tops or bottoms and 1 pair of slippers and $1253.20 raised! This incredible work by you will see hundreds of less fortunate tamariki stay warm this winter.
Well done and thank you from the CBS Student Council

Travelwise News

Aberdeen Road is a busy place for a very short period of time. Please be patient at drop off and pick up times. The traffic does flow, consider it like a red light. We also would like to remind drivers to plan your travel. U-turns, three point turns, and double parking all put our students at risk in the morning. With hundreds of pedestrians making their way to and from school, please refrain from making these manoeuvres as they put the safety of our community at risk unnecessarily.

Board Elections 2022

If you are interested in becoming a school board member, you are warmly invited to come along to a meeting, our next board meeting on Tuesday 28 June @ 7.30pm in the CBS Learning Hub.  This will provide an opportunity for you to see how meetings are run and ask the existing board members any questions you may have afterwards.

If you have any questions regarding the board elections, please contact the Returning Officer – Karen McNair [email protected]

Nomination forms will be emailed mid July 2022 for the five parent representative seats.

Matariki Art

Beautiful art work is displayed in our learning hub, feel free to pop in between 8.30am and 9am this week to view.

Sports News

Date Event
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)

Miniball Semester One

Last Tuesday, the final North Harbour Basketball League miniball (basketball) games for semester one were played at the North Shore Events Centre, Massey Gymnasium and AUT Akoranga. It was awesome to see so many CBS teams giving it their all. 

Well done to all our players and teams who represented CBS so well over the past two terms. A big thank you to all our managers, coaches, and supporters. We couldn’t do it without you. Congratulations to the following teams who finished the semester in the top 4 of their respective grades:

Year 4 CBS Titans- 1st (Jaxson Lanning, Oscar Murray, Jonathan Irvine, Thomas Irvine, Cooper Parrey, Max Clark, Marlowe Burnett)

Year 5&6 CBS Pink- 1st (Neeva Harvey, Emme Poppelbaum, Grace Milne, Ava Mimmack, Miller McLean, Ruby Gilberd, Holly Daniel, Annabel Gualberto)

Year 5&6 Purple- 4th (Charlotte Gielen, Annalise Lowe, Isla kristiffor, Abigail Ross, Varvara Mikheeva, Elizabeth Yang, Milly Burgess, Willow Burgess) 

Year 5 CBS Silver- 4th (Scott Purdy, Oliver Railton, Theo Morris, Alfred Wan, Michael Huang, Kian Scott, Niko Ellin Ward, Gabriel Goatham, Logan Hulme)

Cross Country Super Cluster Event

On Tuesday 7 June, our year four, five and six cross country team runners competed in the Super Cluster Inter School Cross Country race held at Sunnynook Park. Our team put on an outstanding performance and every single runner contributed towards a fantastic display of endurance running and teamwork.

Eight primary schools from Campbells Bay to Browns Bay were once again competing for the Super Cluster Cross Country shield. The course was a wet and muddy one and was a good test for our runners.

Each of the participating schools had eight runners per race. One point was awarded for first place, two points for second place, fifteen points for fifteenth place etc. Each school’s best six placings in each race counted towards the overall team score. The seventh and eighth placed runners for each school still had an important role as they blocked runners from other schools from securing better placings. The school with the lowest overall score on the day would be the winners of the shield.

All the year groups displayed hard work and resilience and finished the day with amazing results. The team spirit and determination of every team member, including reserves, is to be commended. When the results were finalised, CBS was awarded the top school and winner of the shield for the sixth year running. Congratulations to all our runners!

Thank you to all the parents who helped with marshalling on the course on race day. Your help is truly appreciated. It was fantastic to have so many supporters at the inter school event, cheering on our runners. Thank you for your support.

Top 10 Results from the Super Cluster Inter School Event

Year Four Girls

1st Laura Hunter, 6th Keira Burke, 8th Coco Lene

Year Four Boys

1st Oscar Murray, 3rd Alex Crooks, 5th Jono Irvine, 7th Marlowe Burnett, 8th Caleb Satherley

Year Five Girls

5th Aila Barr, 6th Gwen Saunders, 10th Abigail Ross

Year Five Boys

1st Austin Lumsden, 2nd Matthew Wilson, 3rd Callum Orman, 10th Ryan Dashwood

Year Six Girls

1st Neeva Harvey, 2nd Varvara Mikheeva, 9th Chloe Bosch, 10th Mila Turnbull

Year Six Boys

1st Liam Crooks, 2nd Josh Barr, 6th Lincoln Geddes, 8th Michael Yang

Overall School Results:

1st Campbells Bay 371

2nd Murrays Bay 602

3rd Browns Bay 899

4th Sunnynook 967

5th Mairangi Bay 996


Fun Run

Our year four, five and six students worked hard on their cross country running this term. All students were engaged in their class programmes and worked hard on their endurance running. During the five week learning programme students worked on building stamina and fitness and learnt about competitiveness and participation for enjoyment, sportsmanship, goal setting, resilience and how exercise supports well-being. We celebrated our learning and progress with a Fun Run on Friday 17 June. Congratulations to all students who successfully took part in this event. It was awesome to see so many students having fun and achieving their personal goals that they had set for themselves.

Netball Tournament

Last Wednesday 22 June, all three of our year six netball teams participated in the Netball Field Days Tournament at the Netball North Harbour courts on Northcote Road. The sun was shining, and it was a beautiful day for the tournament. Our players were super excited to be playing and all our teams put on an excellent display of teamwork and commitment. All three of our teams got through pool play undefeated and advanced to the semi final round. This is an incredible achievement as there were over 70 teams at the tournament! Everyone gave their best in their semi- final games, but it was not too be. All our year six netball players can be incredibly proud of the effort they put into their games and the way in which they represented the school. Well done! Thank you to all the coaches, managers and spectators for their help and support with our teams and to the parent helpers who transported us to and from the tournament. Our students would not have these opportunities without your help and support.

Community Notices

Learn to Sew

School Holidays & Term 3 Thread Room – Belmont 

July Holidays Kids Sewing Workshops: 9am – 3pm. Ages 8+

See website for all holiday  workshops & Term 3 sewing  classes:

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