A big welcome to Jana, Leonardo and Kaanha
A message from Student Principal for the morning, Catalina!
“At school I like reading, the playgrounds and playtime! I wish the school had cats and dogs!”
Happy Rāhina and first day of Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.
Our CBS te ao Māori Committee have arranged a host of activities, workshops and experiences for students across the week. This week we are attending the Pīpīwharauroa Festival, a Festival of Mātauranga at Rangitoto College. Hundreds of students from our neighbouring schools will gather together to celebrate and perform. We are taking 120 Y3-6 students who will perform as the CBS Kapa Haka.
In addition, Team 5 and 6 students are gearing up for the school show, Oliver Jnr. Their big performance will be on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 next week at the Bruce Mason Centre. And our junior school are heading to Ambury Farm for school trips. A very exciting week ahead for many of our students!
As you will be aware, the Prime Minister will confirm Cabinet decisions this afternoon following a review of the COVID-19 Protection Framework. Announcements are expected at 4pm. Following this announcement, the Secretary of Education will provide school Principals with more detailed information, likely to be received this evening. We will keep you updated of any changes to school operations once we know more.
An email has been sent to all parents today with the Class Placement Form link. This google form allows you to write three priorities for consideration when the school places your children into their 2023 classrooms. I have linked the form here if you missed the email – https://forms.gle/ow6o25BoUri9a2Xx9
Ngā mihi nui,
Oliver Jnr Tickets on Sale
Secure your seat! Tickets for the Year 5 and 6 Show are on sale now. Tickets will sell out!
Tuesday 20 September
Wednesday 21 September
Jester Pies Fundraiser
Its ‘pie day’ THIS Friday!
School Board Elections
Announcement will be made tomorrow on our elected parent trustees.
Since the last newsletter CBS has again had two students positive with COVID-19.
Campbells Bay School PTA
If you are interested in being an active member of the revival of our Campbells Bay School PTA please complete this google form.
A PTA is a group of volunteers who want to support the running of school in practical ways. They coordinate parent helpers, organise school events, fundraise and help create a strong school community. Because of the formal nature of this type of association, reforming this group will require new volunteers to take on responsibilities such as President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Officers. As well as writing a new constitution for the group before it can operate. There is a bit of mahi to do to set this up again, but if we have commitment for these roles – we are able to make a solid start. You can find general information here http://www.nzpta.org.nz/
More than six years ago, our school had a strong PTA. It was known as the FOCBS (Friends of Campbells Bay School). Our PTA went through a slight dip in interest after some key parent volunteers moved on when their children graduated CBS and there was no parent available to take their place or role. Often feedback has been that our parents are keen to get involved and help with certain activities but are not able to lead or take on one of the formal roles required to run a PTA. The school has done many things to try and keep a PTA including:
– employing a parent to do lead it,
– asking a teacher to lead fundraising events,
– developing a ‘Friend of the Parents’ group, which was less formal for parents to get involved and more about connection then fundraising,
– presently we have a Community Engagement Leader who takes on vast responsibilities, from fundraising, arranging parent reps, to organising events in our school.
With the disruption and disconnection COVID-19 has had on schools over the past two years, we would like to take this opportunity to see if we can resurrect our PTA.
We are excited about reforming this group. And we are keen to find ways to revive the community vibe of Campbells Bay School! Complete this form if you want to get involved.
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).
It’s Calendar Art time again!
The student’s have been busy creating art work that can be made into affordable Calendars, Cards, Diaries, Mouse Mats and Sketch Pads.
Each product is made from your own child’s art.
These make unique Christmas gifts for family and friends and are perfect for posting overseas.
Follow these instructions to place your order online:
1/. Go to www.kidsartworks.com
2/. Use the Entrance Code: KZ798.*….. (add in your entrance code from your welcome letter e.g. “KZ798.xxxxx”)*
3/. Enter your child’s room & name when prompted
Orders are open now until Monday 3rd October
Payment can be made over the website via credit card or account2account.
If you have any questions please email [email protected].
Important Sporting Dates for the Calendar
SATURDAY 24th SEPTEMBER.
11am – 2pm. ONEWA DOMAIN. BBQ. LOTS OF PRIZES!
· Come and try athletics!
· Meet our Commonwealth Games athletes.
· Free sausage sizzle and lolly scramble.
· Amazing prizes – signed t-shirts, hoodies and annual membership and coaching worth $150.
· $25 Rebel Sports vouchers for the first 10 new members to join our Club
· Use the NZ Police speed gun to find out how fast you are!
· Second hand uniforms and running spikes to swap on the day
· Bring your friends and family!