Coming Up


Welcome to new students Emily, Samuel, Zachary, Karen, Anahera, Hechu and Helin

Principal Message

Kia ora koutou katoa,

Welcome back to Term Three! Children were certainly blown into school today. The mark of a wet and windy start to term. I hope you all had a lovely term break together and students are ready to launch back into their learning. 

A big welcome to new students and their families starting today across the school and also to Melissa Grant our new Deputy Principal (leader of Team 5/6) and Lauren Hall our new teacher in Room 14. Welcome back also to Emily van Niekirk, teacher in Room 27. We have been very lucky to attract such outstanding staff, who join our team this term.

We have Next Step Interviews on Thursday 28 July and Tuesday 2 August after school. Students will be released from different parts of the school on these afternoons. This Thursday students in:
Year 5 and 6 will be released from the school hall
Year 3 will be released from the PA room
Year 4 will be released from NE Central (Rooms 30-38)
Year 0-2 from their own classrooms.

With the wild weather in the first week of the holidays our joinery project incurred more delays. Rooms 4-6 are scheduled to be completed by the end of this week and Rooms 11 and 12 are scheduled to be completed next week. More information on these timelines will be sent to those classes that are impacted.

Have a wonderful week ahead!

Rachael Taylor


This week we are excited to be launching our WELL-A-thon fundraiser and it starts this Friday 29 July!  Our focus is on student and whanau wellbeing and learning fun health & PE facts for our quiz.

On Friday your child(ren) will bring home a letter explaining how this fundraiser works, the dates and most importantly, how to make a fundraising profile for your child(ren).  After the success of last year, we have partnered again with “Raise It”.

We will have some great fundraising spot prizes up for grabs through our WELL-A-thon too!

Thanks in advance for all your support!
Sarah Whitaker (commmunity engagement leader).

Board Meeting Dates

Tuesday 26 July
Tuesday 30 August
Tuesday 27 September
Tuesday 25 October
Tuesday 29 November

Student Request

One of our students, Xavier and his friend has entered the Solve for Tomorrow Samsung competition and their topic is ‘biking to school’.

They have created a survey trying to learn more about biking to school. The aim is to get more children biking to school.
They have requested that their survey is posted in the newsletter, to help them with their competition, if you have time to complete this they would be most appreciative! Here is the link below.

Uniform Sale

Second hand uniform sale will not be held this week due to the joinery project delays. Watch this space for times in next weeks newsletter.

Student Success

Declan Wu, from Room 5O, performed five piano pieces at the South Auckland Performing Arts Competitions Festival (SAPACS) on 14 July. He won the Hilda Veale Challenge Cup 9 Years & Under Championship (Winner of 9 Years Only Classes). CONGRATULATIONS!

Changes to Kindo

Kindo and ezlunch was built to support families so it is important to us to give you advance notice of a change that could affect how you use myKindo.

The Growth Collective Limited (known as Kindo, myKindo and ezlunch) has recently been classified as a Financial Service Provider. This means that there are additional responsibilities we must undertake, including compliance with the strict regulations imposed under the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act (AML). 

We have negotiated exemptions, which are awaiting approval, however one issue was around the cash withdrawal of account balances. We expect to publish updated Account Holder Terms on or around 31 July 2022 to cover the new arrangements. In summary:

  • If you have received a refund from your school or registered charity, e.g. in relation to a cancelled event, you can withdraw that value to your bank account using the myKindo facility at any time within 12 months of the refund.
  • Otherwise, cash withdrawals will no longer be available, including when you are closing your account.
  • Credit balances may be spent, or you have the option of donating to your school or a registered charity, without undergoing AML due diligence checks.
  • When topping up your myKindo account, please take care to top up only the amount you will be able to use during the time you have a myKindo account. 

There will be a transition period as we change the withdrawal facility to respect these new arrangements. You can expect access to the current withdrawal facility until the new Terms are published.

Thank you for your understanding as we take on these new responsibilities. If you need any assistance, please get in touch with [email protected].

Board Elections

Nominate yourself or someone you know to be a CBS school board member.

All eligible voters will have received an emailed nomination form during the holidays. If you didn’t receive one, or have any questions, please email the Returning Officer: [email protected]

Nominations close at noon on 3 August 2022 and we are looking for five parent representatives for a new three year term.

Please ensure all completed nomination forms, candidate statements and photos (if desired) are received by the deadline.

“School boards bring families, communities and schools together to deliver quality education for our children.”

Sports News

Important Dates for Term Three

Monday 25 July- Year 1&2 Junior Breakers Basketball Semester Two starts- POSTPONED to Monday 1 August
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)

More Players Needed

Our year 1&2 basketball team that plays on a Monday afternoon in the Junior Breakers league is needing two more players for semester two. Semester two is played over term three and four. If you are interested in joining the team, please email Keri Maunder on [email protected]

Student Success

Tennis– Congratulations to George from 5P for winning the Albany winter tennis tournament played during the school holidays. George won the 10&under age group. He was also runner up in the doubles competition. Well done, George! Keep up the good work.
Swimming– Grayson in 6B achieved some amazing results in the pool over the course of term two. The North Shore Swimming Club (NSS) Swimfest Meet was held over the Queens Birthday long weekend and swimmers from clubs all around Auckland, and further, competed in the pool at the National Aquatic Centre. Grayson finished the meet with 5 gold medals and 2 NSS records. Grayson also competed in the Auckland Junior Swim Champs held at Westwave over the first weekend of the holidays. Grayson once again showed his strength in the pool with 8 gold medals and 1 silver. He also achieved 2 more NSS records and an Auckland record. What incredible results, Grayson! We are super proud of you.
Waterpolo– Over the weekend the Rowan Brown Water Polo tournament was played at Millennium. There were teams from as far as Waikato and Tauranga competing in this tournament. We had some CBS students (present and past) representing North Harbour in this tournament. Congratulations to Grayson, Cooper and Charlotte, whose team took out the gold medal for the tournament.Well done to all the past and present CBS students competing in this tournament. We love hearing about your efforts and successes.

Community Notices

The Whitcoulls Kids Top 50 has come around again! You get a chance to vote for your favourite book. Click here to get some inspiration and get your favourite book into the Top Ten list for 2022.

Perhaps you will vote for one of our friends of CBS: like James Russell’s ‘The Dragon Hunters’ or ‘The Dragon Defenders’ or Donovan Bixley’s ‘How Maui Slowed the Sun’ or Matthew Cunningham’s ‘Abigail and the Birth of the Sun’or a Des Hunt book or maybe a Maria Gill or Sue Copsey or Karen McMillan book? The choice is yours. Perhaps you could do a class vote? You only get to vote once but can choose 3 top 3 books of your choice! Have your say.

Click here for the link to vote.