Coming Up


A big welcome to Sienna, Amber and Tyler

Principals Message

Kia ora koutou katoa,

It was fantastic to see some sunshine this weekend followed by today. The school grounds certainly will benefit from a few dry days. The school has been a buzz with learning since the start of the term. Great to see the launch of new inquiries with exciting experiences for our students, such as Science in a Van and Pform. Congratulations to those junior students who have been celebrating their first 100 days at school with a class party. How exciting!

Next week in the newsletter will be a link to a Community Engagement Survey. This survey replicates the survey we have had for the past few years and helps us to capture feedback from you about Campbells Bay School. It informs the strategic goals of the school and captures trends and data, particularly useful for us to ensure we can keep on improving and responding to the changing needs of our school community. Keep an eye out for it.

Our Kahui Ako, made up of local primary schools, Murrays Bay Intermediate and Rangitoto College, work closely together on goals across our communities and schools. One area that continues to require our focus, is the digital world our children are growing up in. An event has been organised by our Kahui Ako, held at Rangitoto College and open for all parents, it is a must see. Please find further down in this newsletter the advertisement for the Kāhui Ako Cyber Safety Evening that will be held at Rangitoto College Auditorium on 29th September (7pm-9pm). Tickets are $10. Available from
Guest speaker, Rob Cope and will cover topics:

  • Understanding the harms our kids are facing online in relation to pornography, predators, social media access, and the 24/7 switched on effect on the developing brain.
  • Learning practical solutions to keep your children safer online.
  • Getting advice on healthy ways to approach these tricky topics.
  • Learning what to do when your child has been exposed to something harmful.
  • This talk also includes an online safety plan tailored to suit your family’s needs.
Tomorrow is the final evening for Next Step Interviews. Please note students in years 3 to 6 will be released for the day from the same locations as last Thursday.
Year 0-2 –
dismissed from their own classroom – usual home time process
Year 3 – PA Room and Library
Year 4 – New Entrant Central
Year 5 – Minor Hall
Year 6 – Major Hall

Finally, a reminder that school board nominations close this Wednesday. Make sure you get your form in asap. See below for more details on how to become a board member at Campbells Bay School.

Have a wonderful week ahead!

Ngā mihi nui
Rachael Taylor

COVID-19 Update

Since the first day of term three we have had six students positive with COVID-19. Thank you for continuing to follow isolation requirements in place by the Ministry of Health. And another thank you for the excellent uptake of mask wearing for students in year 4-6.

Board Elections 2022 – School Board 2022 Nomination Deadline           

Please note that the deadline for receiving your completed School Board nomination is this Wednesday 3 August 2022 @ noon. If you need a nomination form please email the returning officer on the following email address: [email protected]

The original copy of all nomination forms must be delivered to the returning officer @ the Campbells Bay School office by the deadline.

If you are a candidate, you are invited to submit an optional statement (up to 400 words) and photo. Make sure your statement is received (preferably by email) by noon on Wednesday 3 August so that it can be sent to voters with the voting papers if six of more nominations are received.

Our communities need great boards to help build great schools.


For those who have signed children up for ICAS 2022 please find below the dates of these assessments. Please note that the dates have changed due to clashes with other Campbell’s Bay School events. The new dates for assessments are as follows.


Sitting dates

ICASDigital Technologies

Friday 12th of August 2022

ICAS English

Friday 19th August 2022

ICAS Science

Monday 22 August 2022

ICAS Spelling Bee

Thursday 25th August 2022

ICAS Mathematics

Monday 29 August 2022

These assessments will take place during class time. Any questions please contact Harrison at [email protected].nz.

Mulch Request

If you have any mulch needing a home, please get in touch with the office. We could use some after all the rain!

Student Success

Campbells Bay School is incredibly proud of Terry! See the message from the NZ Robot Olympiad below. Well done, Terry!

It is our pleasure to inform you that your student got great success from the New Zealand Robot Olympiad 2022 held in the University of Auckland during the 2nd school break. NZRO will select  the best students who represent NZ to participate in the International NZ Robot Olympiad 2022, which will be held in Phuket, Thailand next January.  

Terry Kim – Primary division

 – Gold medal from the Battle Soccer Primary
– Gold medal from the Physical computing Primary
– Silver medal from the Creative robot Primary
– Bronze medal from the Robot in Movie Primary
– Tech medal from the Line tracer Primary

Congratulations! Please praise his great works.
Best regards,
New Zealand Robot Olympiad Association

Science in a Van

Year 3 and 4 students were excited to have Science in a Van visit last week to launch their inquiry learning for the term.

Sponsorship Request – Oliver Jnr

Every two years the school undertakes a commitment to the Performing Arts for our year five and six school production. If you or your business is interested in sponsoring the school show, starting at $250.00, we would love to hear from you and have your support for this extra special school event [email protected]

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]

Sports News

Important Sporting Dates for the Calendar

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)

Chess Classes – REMINDER

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.

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