Coming Up

The final teacher only day for 2022 is on Friday 2 September. There will be no school for students on this day.


A big welcome and welcome back to Finn, Kaley, Elissa, Athena, Ella and Alex 

Principals Message

Kia ora koutou katoa,

As promised in today’s newsletter, you will find the link to our annual School Community Survey –

A reminder will be put in each newsletter until our closing date, 1 September. This particular survey has been in place for a number of years now, which allows us to compare data trends and focus on and track specific areas of improvement. It was collaboratively developed alongside Educational Consult Jo Robson from Leading Learning. Last year it included questions around the Health Curriculum, which we are required to do every second year. This year it should only take you ten minutes to complete.  Thank you in advance for taking the time. Your voice is important to us, and the information gathered is critical for our ongoing evaluation processes and implementation of school improvement actions.

A big thank you to Rooms 4 and 5 who relocated for our delayed joinery project. The windows and aluminium joinery is installed and looking great, they will be able to move back in soon. Rooms 11 and 12 are next and information will come to those classes when the time comes.

Exciting news is that the leadership team will be able to walk inside our new build, with hard hats! The spaces and classrooms are coming together now, in record time. This build is still on track and scheduled to be completed by the end of December 2022.

Last week the school was a hive of activity with students filling up each other’s buckets and putting into action our Well-A-Thon tasks.
Even the leadership 
meeting started with a wellness focus on the five key areas of wellbeing and how we can look after our teams. Teachers arranged lunchtime yoga, running clubs, a joke stall, and nature walks have all been on offer for students throughout the week and these will continue this week too. Thank you in advance for your support with the main annual fundraiser for our school.

Have a wonderful week ahead!

Ngā mihi nui
Rachael Taylor

COVID-19 Update

Since my last newsletter we have had only four students positive with COVID-19. A reminder that mask wearing is required for students and staff in Years 4 – 6 for the first month of Term Three.

Board Elections 2022 – Voting is now open!

Thank you to the nine candidates that submitted their interest in becoming a parent trustee on the school board. A voting paper is being posted to every eligible voter today, along with a candidate statement to help you with your voting decision.

Please note that you can vote for up to FIVE candidates.  Once completed, the voting paper needs to be returned in the enclosed return envelope and either posted or delivered to the school office by the deadline of Wednesday 7 September 2022.  (Please allow enough time for your vote to be received if you decide to post, as NZ Post can take a week to deliver.)

If you have any questions about this, please email the returning officer on the following email address: [email protected]

Your vote, Your voice

Absent from School?

The office team would like to remind you that you should use the [email protected] email to register your child’s absence from school, please only use the admin email for other matters that do not relate to attendance. 

Lost Property

Please label all uniform and personal items clearly with your child’s name. We have an amazing service at CBS where named lost items that are found, are sorted and returned to the class teacher. Unfortunately, the unnamed items do not experience such service!


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

Acknowledging Service in Action

Hiram (Year 2) has been thinking of helping children the of Ukraine but he couldn’t help them with goods. So his parents gave him some ideas to help others in a practical way. Hiram decided to collect donations at his birthday party instead of presents. Last Friday, he dropped off his donations to Auckland City Mission. The staff at Auckland City Mission warmly welcomed and appreciated his gentle kindness and Hiram told them he will come back again. 

“We really appreciate that CBS teaches students how to show and express their services and caring minds in Community as like school value.” Hiram’s family

Well done Hiram for your throughtfulness, and kindess in action!


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]

Sports News

Important Sporting Dates for the Calendar

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)

Y3 Flippa Ball

Our year 3 flippa ball teams (junior water polo) are looking for 2 to 3 extra players. If you are interested and would like to find out more information, please email Keri Maunder on [email protected]

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]