Coming Up

The final teacher only day for 2022 is on Friday 2 September.

There will be no school for students on this day. SKIDS will be running in the hall


A big welcome to Patrick, Dalton, Zachary and Jacob

Principals Message

Kia ora koutou katoa,

I hope you had a great weekend and enjoyed the warmer weather yesterday.

On Friday, we farewelled Charlotte Borowski as she started her parental leave. We wait with anticipation and excitement for the arrival of her second child. A very warm welcome to Laura Muller a fantastic teacher who we have been lucky enough to recruit for this class.

I have been impressed with the uptake of mask wearing across the school. Thank you for your ongoing support. The Secretary of Education has updated schools about the ongoing requirement of face masks for students and staff in years four to six. Whilst no longer required, face masks are, “strongly recommended by public health officials that face masks are worn by students and staff in Year 4 to 13 when indoors, including combined classes when learning and during indoor assemblies.16 August | Hereturikōkā 2022

In summary:

  • Staff in year 4 to 6 will continue to wear a face mask indoors when it is practical to do so.
  • Students in years 4 to 6 are strongly recommended to continue with their current mask wearing practices.
  • Students of all ages across the school are encouraged to wear a mask should they choose to.
  • Face masks for visitors to the school is encouraged.

Another nudge for you to complete our school survey Thanks in advance for your time and feedback. Survey closes on the first day of spring!

We have our first CBS News to share with you, a video compiled by students showcasing the activities happening. Very talented students! Please check it out here CBS News Round Up-Term 3 week 4

Ngā mihi nui

Rachael Taylor

COVID-19 Update

Since the last newsletter CBS has had three students positive with COVID-19.

Well-A-Thon Update $21,497.00!

It is incredible to see the impact a few activities can have on the general wellness of the school. Students have been so engaged in the conversations, learning and activites associated with our Well-A-Thon! This is the final week for donations. The site closes this Friday.

A MASSIVE shout-out to those families who have collected donations. A phenomenal $21,497 already.
In a time where our international student revenue has been placed on pause due to closed international borders over the past two years. This funding will be put to good use! Resourcing parts of the school beyond the scope of the Ministry of Education, things that make CBS special. This includes resourcing technology to access the digital curriculum, specialist teachers for music, art, sport, additional teacher aide hours and even the upkeep of the community forest. The list could go on. Thank you so much for your support of the school.

School Board Elections – TIME TO VOTE

All eligible voters should have received their voting papers and candidate profiles via a postal delivery. If you have not received your papers, please get in touch with the returning officer at the email address below.

How to vote:

Make your vote count by ensuring you have read and understood the voting process. Firstly, find out about the candidates by reading the profiles, which are included in your voting pack. The voting paper will detail the maximum number of candidates you can vote for (FIVE) – be careful not to vote for more candidates than there are positions, otherwise your vote will be invalid. There are a range of options for returning your voting papers – make sure you get them in on time!

The deadline is 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

Oliver Jnr Tickets on Sale from this Thursday

It is now confirmed that tickets to the year 5 and 6 show to be held at the Bruce Mason Centre, Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 September, will go on sale from Thursday 25 August.Go to TICKET MASTER

Thanks for your patience as we worked through some ticketing delays.

Sponsorship Request – Oliver Jnr

Thank you to those businesses who have already signed up to sponsor!

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]

Second Hand Uniform

Sales are on at school Monday’s and Wednesday’s 2.00pm – 3.00pm in Room 30 (down in New Entrant Central). A big shout-out to parent volunteer extraordinaire, Cassie Atkinson, for all her hard work.

Vote for our Local Hero! A message from Make-A-Wish New Zealand

Westfield Local Heroes are nominated and voted for by their communities. The finalist with the most community votes will become the Westfield Local Hero for 2022, receiving a $20,000 grant for the organisation they represent.

This year we are excited to announce our superstar Wish Volunteer – Rod Cox, a wonderful parent of Campbells Bay School, who will represent Make-A-Wish as the finalist of the Westfield Local Heroes – Albany, and we need your VOTE

Remember voting finishes TODAY, let’s get our votes in by by clicking here.

More about Rod……

Many of you may know Rod however for those that don’t. Rod is a humble man with a huge heart who brings joy to critically ill children and their families through his tireless dedication to Make-A-Wish New Zealand. Nothing is too much trouble for Rod, who has delivered 37 bespoke wishes and thrives on supporting local families in their time of need. Rod has also been an active fundraiser and leads an amazing golf day raising much-needed funds.

“A wish has the power to transform a child’s life and create lifelong memories. It can give them respite from the seemingly never-ending medical procedures, hospital stays, and medical jargon, allowing them to be a child again!” Rod says.

If Rod is successful, all funds will go to Make-A-Wish to support more children and their families and give them a light of hope.
So, please VOTE for Rod!💪

Every vote counts, so please also share with your family, friends, and community by 22nd August.

Thank you for your support!

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!

Sports News

Important Sporting Dates for the Calendar

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)
Friday 26 August- Yr 1-6 Touch Rugby registrations open online via the online payment portal (Kindo)
Monday 29 August- Year 3-6 Winter Hockey finishes
Friday 9 September– Yr 1-6 Touch Rugby registrations close online via the online payment portal (Kindo)
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)

Touch Rugby Term Four

Touch rugby is played during term four and is available to students in years one to six. Registrations for touch rugby will open this Friday 26 August. This Thursday an information letter with all the necessary details will be emailed to all families of students in years one to six. This information letter will also be available on the school website under the Sports tab and by clicking on the Sports Information Letter 2022 link. Registrations will be via the school online payment portal (Kindo). The last day for registrations will be Friday 9 September. Please make sure that you note this closing date. Due to the large number of touch rugby teams and the large volume of administration work involved, late registrations cannot always be guaranteed or accepted.

Year Two Winter Netball Success!

We had two year two winter netball teams participating in the FutureFerns programme and league at Netball North Harbour on a Monday afternoon during terms two and three. All our players can be congratulated on the outstanding effort they put into their skills training and games. They went from never having played netball before to outstanding passing, catching and shooting goals! Our wonderful parent coaches and managers have reported back that it was very impressive to watch and special to be part of it. Well done to all our year students who played in the CBS Blueferns (Amelia B, Nora C, Shiloh B, Tylor M-G, Alice K, Ida F and Alexandra M) and CBS Cubs (Kenzie M, Ivy B, Gemma W, Danielle T, Ava C, Tayla F and Peyton V N ) teams. Thank you to Tori Burns, Min Meder, Di Burnett and Sandra Fitzpatrick, our volunteer managers and coaches. Our students couldn’t have these sorts of opportunities without your help.

Student Success!

In last weeks 2022 Auckland Primary School Ski Competition, Max Shao on behalf of CBS won the First Place. We are so impressed with his achievement. Well done Max!

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