Coming Up

Last Week of Term Two

A reminder that school finishes for the term on Friday at 3.00pm. School reopens for Term Three on Monday 25 July. Have a great winter break!

Message From the Principal

Kia ora e te whānau,

A welcome to Paula Duffy, a new friendly face in the office. A welcome back to Kathy Mansfield who will also be in the office part time. This week we farewell Mrs Elsabe van Dyk and Judy Wang. We wish them all the very best for their next adventure and a thank you for everything they have done for CBS.

It is amazing how much we can fit into one term. As soon as the traffic light moved to orange, teachers were excited to provide those rich experiences for our students. Often it is these opportunities that connect classroom learning to interactive experiences. As well as spark new passions, strengths or interests for our students.

The junior school have had Kiwi tennis coaching, a trip to Corbans Art Centre and this week an amazing drumming experience in the hall through Rhythm Interactive. Our year three and four students have had a visit from Sir Peter Blake Trust, the school outreach programme that aims to connect thousands of young New Zealanders with the marine environment. Through virtual reality (VR) technology NZ-VR allows students to experience the rich biodiversity that exists below the surface of the ocean, as well as the damage that has been done to the ecosystems. The team also visited Auckland Zoo and had golf lessons from Pupuke Golf Club. And in the senior school, they have had specialist lessons in dance and drama from P Form, a visit from MOTAT and their amazing STEM trailer to help them with their design thinking in Technology, not to mention their swimming lessons at AUT Millennium.

A busy newsletter follows with plenty to celebrate and to get involved in. I hope you have a great winter break these coming July school holidays.

Ngā mihi nui,

Rachael Taylor

Class Photo

Class photos will be held this week on Wednesday and Thursday.

Next Step Parent and Teacher Meetings

These will be held after school on both Thursday 28 July and Tuesday 2 August. They will be held in person, in your child’s classroom. Parents are encouraged to wear a mask. Our next step 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).

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.

Student Success

Congratulations to Jessica on her recent success!
Saturday 25th June – West Auckland Performance Art Competition in Vocal
Jessica got 1st Place in National/Folk Solo in 10 years and under

Sunday 26th June – MEBA Award (Ballet Competition)
Jessica achieved 1st Place in Classical solo in 11 to under 13 years old and 3rd Place in Variation Solo under 12 years old.

Student Success

Neal – Year 3 Room 24 has written an outstanding piece of writing as part of his passion project – Climate Change – Congratulations!

A Changing World

By Neal Year 3 Room 24

Humans are causing a global crisis. The world has been a different place from the past.  As you may know, not many people pay attention to the effects that climate change has caused. We need to take action before it’s too late. Climate change affects a lot of animals, many are losing their homes. The rainforest used to be full of lush, green bushes… but it is now getting destroyed.  Many species are at great risk of getting extinct in the future. Polar bears and penguins are losing their habitat as well. Polar ice caps are melting which is one of the effects of global warming. When polar ice caps melt, the frozen icebergs have nowhere to go so they fall in the ocean. Once the icebergs melt, they turn into water and rise sea levels. Rising sea levels mean much more floods and droughts. In many reptiles the temperature of the egg defines whether it’s female or male. Hotter temperatures mean there might be too many males. Without females the males have nobody to mate with, so no eggs. If there are no eggs, the whole population will decline and have a much greater chance of becoming extinct in the future.

In my opinion this is a great challenge that both human and nature will face.

I have dedicated my life to stop this global crisis.  Greta Thunberg has inspired me to do my part. If everyone helps it can make a huge difference.  Together we can stop climate change.


Several different events have taken place to celebrate Matariki at CBS. The Learning Hub has transformed into a Starry place with Matariki classwork being celebrated. Middle school and Senior Kapa Haka groups have performed for first time this year. Please enjoy this video as we celebrate Matariki. Ngā mihi o Matariki, te tau hou Māori.

NZ Paralympic Team

During the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games, CBS students sent messages of support to our Paralympians. The organisation have kindly donated a framed snowflake from Beijing and a postcard with signatures from some of our paralympians. This will be displayed in the Learning Hub for students to enjoy. #SpiritofGold


Second Hand Uniform

The next sale will be Monday 25 July. There will be no Wednesday sale this week.

Board of Trustees Meeting

The next board meeting is Tuesday 26 July at 7.00pm in the Learning Hub.

Board of Trustees Elections

Board members play an important role in shaping the education experience and achievements of students.

The 2022 School Board elections begin this month.  Campbells Bay School are looking for five parent representatives and one staff representative for a new three year term.

What skills are needed on the board?

School board members are active leaders in their school or kura and need to work well in a team, ask challenging questions and have effective communication skills.  Boards need a balance of skills and experiences to ensure effective processes for consultation, planning, monitoring, reporting and reviewing the school’s performance are in place.

The board is responsible for determining the strategic vision for the school/kura. When developing its charter/ strategic plan, the board considers the school’s vision, aims and objectives. The plan will detail the board’s targets and guides its future decision-making.

We would really encourage our school community to participate in this election and consider getting involved.  

More information about this role can be found on

A nomination form will be emailed to every eligible voter next week.  

If you do not receive one by 15 July, please email the Returning Officer on [email protected] with your name, address and email address.

Nominations need to be received by 12 noon on Wednesday 3 August using the correct form.    

Kind regards, Karen McNair (Returning Officer)     

Thank You – Demonstrating Not but Self Service

An enormous heartfelt thank you!

We were blown away by the large number of offers to help us transport the Jammies in June donations to the drop off point in Browns Bay. We are so appreciative of your time offering to collect these and for those who were able to collect and deliver on our behalf.  All of the donations were collected within 24 hours of asking for volunteers.  Thank you so much!  The children who these donations are going to at Middlemore will be so very grateful too. A true demonstration of our school’s value atawhai.

Overdue Library Books

Please take the opportunity this week to pop into the library to get some new books for your holiday reading. We would appreciate any overdue books you have, children do not have to wait until their library day. Pop in before or after school or at lunchtime.

Covid-19 Update

In the last week we have had three COVID-19 positive students and three positive staff members.

Sports News


Monday 25 July- Year 1&2 Junior Breakers Basketball Semester Two starts
Sunday 7 August– Year 3-6 Flippa Ball starts
Monday 8 August- Primary Schools Inter School Chess Tournament (Selected students only)
Thursday 11 August– Primary School’s Rugby Festival Day (Selected students only)
Tuesday 16 August- SAVE DAY Primary School’s Rugby Festival Day (Selected students only)
Tuesday 16 August- Year 2- 6 Harbour Basketball Semester Two starts
Monday 22 August- Year 2 Winter Netball finishes
Tuesday 23 August- Year 5&6 Super Cluster Basketball Tournament (Selected students only)
Wednesday 24 August- Year 5&6 Winter Netball finishes
Wednesday 24 August- Year 5&6 Super Cluster Hockey Tournament (Selected students only)
Friday 26 August- SAVE DAY Year 5&6 Super Cluster Hockey Tournament (Selected students only)
Monday 29 August- Year 3-6 Winter Hockey finishes
Wednesday 21 September- Year 5&6 Super Cluster Netball Tournament (Selected students only)
Friday 23 September- SAVE DAY Year 5&6 Super Cluster Netball Tournament (Selected students only)
Sunday 25 September- Year 3-6 Flippa Ball finishes
Monday 26 September– Year 3-6 Swim Team Trials (Registered students only)

Flippa Ball

Term Two Flippa Ball (Junior Water Polo)
Yesterday, the final games of flippa ball for term two were played at AUT Millennium and the National Aquatic Centre (NAC). Well done to all our teams and students who played in flippa ball teams this term. You all did a great job representing CBS and working hard for your teams. Thank you to all our volunteer coaches and managers for their time and efforts with our teams. We would also like to thank our parents and supporters for their support and encouragement this term.

Congratulations to the following teams who played for a top 4 position in yesterday’s grade play off games:

4th place – Yr 6 CBS Red (Max Bowden, Michael Yang, Jamie Daniels, Daniel Wheeler, Johnny Junior Cui, Grayson Coulter, Lincoln Geddes, Mia Stoddart, Chloe Bryce- Borthwick and Linus Gelberger)

1st place- Yr 5&6 CBS Silver (Maja Rutkiewicz, Grace Wallace, Martha Wheeler, Eva O’Grady, Xinyue Wu, Elizabeth Yang, Ineawa Wilson, Steohanie Chan, Lily-Rose Claydon and Ava Gascoigne)

1st place- Yr 4 CBS Stingrays (Isadora Atkinson, Archer Wilson, Walter Hannan, Quinn Wiltshire, Harry Lloyd, Aeryn Arnold, Cameron McCracken, Caleb Petzer and Emma Woodside)

Super Cluster Soccer Tournament

On Tuesday 28 June, CBS attended the Super Cluster Inter School Soccer Tournament, which was played at Ashley Reserve in Long Bay. Eight local primary schools participated in this tournament. In the boy’s division there were teams from Murrays Bay, Sunnynook, St Johns, Mairangi Bay, Pinehill, Browns Bay and Pinehurst. We were fortunate enough to be able to enter two teams in the girl’s division. Our girls played against teams from Mairangi Bay, Browns Bay and Murrays Bay (two teams). We were lucky with the weather and had an enjoyable day playing soccer in the good conditions. 

Our boys team came away some good results in pool play, finishing second in their pool. They came up against Murrays Bay in the semi-finals, which was a close, hard-fought contest. At full-time the score was even so our boys went to a penalty shootout. Unfortunately, it was not to be, and Murrays Bay progressed to the final. Our boys did themselves and CBS proud and cannot be faulted on their effort and effective team play throughout the day. Well done to our boys for finishing the day in the fourth place. 

Both our CBS Pink and CBS Purple teams displayed strong skills and teamwork throughout pool play and both our girls teams finished top of their respective pools. Both teams progressed to the semi-finals, and once again showed good determination and teamwork to their win their semi-final. This meant that it was an all-CBS final for the girl’s division. The final was an even and hard-fought game with the score tied at the end of the game. This meant that a penalty shootout was needed to determine the winner. This was played in good team spirits and with good sportsmanship on display, with CBS Purple becoming the girls’ champions for 2022! 

Congratulations to all our players for a top effort on the day and for representing our school so well. Thank you to our parent helpers and teachers who helped with coaching, managing, and supporting us and with transport on the day. Your help and support is appreciated.

CBS Purple- Ava Gascoigne, Neeva Harvey, Maggie Venter, Mila Turnbull, Vanessa Harris, Emilia Arriagada, Kendal Yao, Rita Dixon, Aila Barr, Maddy Barr and Grace Hogan 

CBS Pink- Ava Ikonen, Holly Daniel, Chloe Bosch, Solara Haslett, Abbie Ross, Asha Davidson, Kiana Eades, Lily Woodside, Jada Burnett, Emma Cox, Annalise Lowe, and Miller McLean

CBS Boys- Josh Barr, Kanjiro Watanabe, Josh Irvine, Michael Yang, Jake Maskell, Liam Crooks, Harry Wallace, Chase Christie, Leo Anderson, Josh Ross, and Hugo Welson

Community Notices

Several Campbells Bay school old boys and girls will be performing in APAA’s production of Cats during the July school holidays at the ASB Waterfront Theatre (138 Halsey Street, Wynyard Quarter, Auckland CBD). The beloved Andrew Lloyd Webber production is taking place at the end of the first week of the school holidays – six shows only: Friday July 15 to Sunday July 17. Students have been rehearsing since the  middle of 2021 – with the season postponed twice due to Covid – so the cast is excited to finally present the show to an audience! Tickets can be purchased from the theatre or Ticketmaster. A special discount for Campbells Bay school whanau is available: buy tickets to either performance on Friday July 15 (2.00pm or 7.30pm) and use the promo code JELLICLE to get adults at children’s prices (only via the ASB Waterfront Theatre). The link is
Chess will resume on 28th July Thursday lunchtimes in room 31. The sessions are for students who already know how to play chess as absolute beginners are taught each February. Most sessions are half coaching by former NZ Chess co-Champion Leonard McLaren who is a FIDE Instructor and FIDE Master.
The CBS Chess Championship will take place in August and September with each participant playing one game per week. There will be certificates presented to the top 3 place-getters. Students can enter on 4th August in class and the tournament will start 11th August.
The fee for term 3 is $80 payable to Westpac Onehunga 03 1308 0065112-00. Thank you to the parents who have already paid. There is no extra fee to enter the school championship.
Any questions please contact  [email protected]  stating “CBS” in the subject title.


Guitar Lessons are available at Campbells BaySchool on Tuesday afternoons, with Dave Gatman from Musiqhub.  If you would like more information, or to enrol your child to start Guitar Lessons, please contact Dave on 021 2221456 or [email protected].

Takapuna AFC Holiday Programme
Kick off the holidays with our fun football holiday programme at Takapuna AFC. Girls and
boys from 4 to 14 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
Holiday Camp Details
Takapuna AFC, Taharoto Park, Taharoto Rd, Takapuna, 0622
Week 1: Mon 11th to Thurs 14th July
Week 2: Tues 19th to Fri 22nd July
– 9am to 12pm $29 per day
– 9am to 3pm $49 per day
Register Your Child:
Go to
Queries: Contact Chris Bryson on [email protected]
We look forward to seeing you soon