Coming Up


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!”

As Principal Catalina…
– helped write the newsletter
– gave out some certificates
– nominated two deputy’s to join her
– walked around the school
– observed orchestra rehearsal
– played on the senior school playground
– checked in on the joinery project
– had a cuppa in the staffroom chatting about all things school
– reopened the climbing tree!
Well done Catalina!

Principal Message

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 –

Ngā mihi nui,

Rachael Taylor

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!

We have a new fundraiser for Friday 16 September.  Children are invited to order a Jesters pie for lunch and it will be delivered this Friday!
From every pie sold, CBS receives $1.50 to support us to continue to offer amazing opportunities for our tamariki.
Pie Day
Pies will ONLY be delivered on Friday 16 September and will need to be ordered in advance.  Anyone ordering a Jesters pie (not the normal EZ Lunch pies) will be ordering a pie for delivery on Friday 16 September.
Please order through our ‘Online Payment Portal‘ (Where you pay for school fees, aquatics etc through Kindo and there will be a special place for our Pie Fundraiser.)
There is a large range of pie options available from Jesters for the day.
Order closing
The ordering closes at 11am this Thursday 15 September.  This allows Jesters time to process our order and ensure they have the correct quantities.
We thought that this was something a little bit fun for the children and we thank you in advance for your support.
Sarah Whitaker

School Board Elections

Announcement will be made tomorrow on our elected parent trustees.

COVID-19 Update

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 

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).

Calendar Art

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

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].

Sports News

Important Sporting Dates for the Calendar

Monday 12 September– Sports and cultural photos shoot one
Wednesday 14 September-  Sports and cultural photos shoot two
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)

Student Success

Olivia Chen Room 5S participated in the ‘ 2022 Austrail international Evolution Dance Competition’ last week.
1. Top 10 Dancer(8-9ys)
2. R-Open Solo(8-9ys) First Place
3. R-Lyrical Solo(8-9ys) Second Place
4. Classical Ballet(8-9ys) Second Place
5. R-Jazz(8-9ys) Special Mention
6. Qualifying for National Finals in Gold Coast, Australia next year!
It was her first time to take part in an international competition. And we are incredibly proud of her hard work and excellent results!
Well done Olivia!

Takapuna Athletics


·      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!


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