Coming Up

No school on Monday 26 September as it is Queens Memorial Day

Principal Message

Kia ora koutou,

You will be aware that the Government has announced 26 September 2022 as the Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day. This will mean that schools will be closed for instruction that day.

Just a quick reminder about 2023 class placement information, 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 –

The NZ Police were monitoring our bus bay and parts of Aberdeen Road last week. They were checking that children were appropriately restrained in vehicles whether via a car seat or seatbelt. They have asked me to remind our community to please make sure your children are wearing a seatbelt or their carseat restraint correctly until the vehicle has come to a complete stop.

This week, year five and six students have been working incredibly hard and are filled with anticipation for their performance of Oliver Jnr on Tuesday and Wednesday night. We wish them all the best for the show!

Check out the rest of the newsletter this week. There is a lot of news to share and events coming up. A special mention of the Pipiwharauroa Festival, our kapa haka students were incredible. They relished in the opportunity to perform for their peers and the community. As well as watch the older students from the college inspire future performances. The spirit of the festival, whanangatanga was certainly felt by all who attended.

Ngā mihi nui,

Rachael Taylor

School Board Election Results

We were very fortunate to have such a high caliber of people in our community prepared to get involved, and the results this year certainly were very close.

Campbells Bay School – School Board elections 2022 – Declaration of Parent and Staff Election Results

Parent representative votes:

Butlin, Jo                          145
Cai, Mike                          116
Daji, Kim                           157
McKenna, Bronagh          145
Murray, Scott                      90
Ng, Brendon                     135
Palmer, Ros                      131
Wheeler, Luke                   133
Whitaker, Craig                 165
Invalid votes                          1

Staff representative votes:
As only one nomination was received, Sarah Geelen duly elected.

Congratulations to these successful candidates – we are excited to enter a new board term with such a strong team.
Kim Daji
Craig Whitaker
Jo Butlin
Brendon Ng
Bronagh McKenna


Oliver Jnr Tickets on Sale

Secure your seat! Tickets for the Year 5 and 6 Show are on sale now. Door stalls will also be available each night. NO video recordings are allowed at all of the Oliver Jr show, as per our conditions of the license.

Tuesday 20 September

Wednesday 21 September

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].

Jester Pies – Pies, pies and more pies!

We had some seriously delicious lunches last Friday. Thank you to everyone who ordered a pie through our Jesters Pie Fundraiser!  A total of 477 pies were delivered to CBS and distributed to our students on Friday. There were lots of excited children around the school enjoying their pie during lunchtime. CBS will receive $1.50 from each of those pies!

Thank you again for your support! From Sarah Whitaker



If you have an interest in becoming a waterwise instructor with CBS, we would love to have you ‘onboard’.
You need to be able to swim, have a basic knowledge of little boats and be able to volunteer 2-3 times on a Thursday afternoon in terms 1 and 4.
You would be required to be police vetted.
Waterwise is loads of fun in the sun at lake Pupuke for year 6 students. A parent or grandparent of any year can train to be an instructor.
CBS needs instructors and parent helpers to make sure our popular programme continues.
You would need to attend ALL the following dates to complete the course.
Monday Oct 17th ……. 7pm-8.30pm
Wednesday Oct 19th….4pm-8pm
Tuesday Oct 25th ……..4pm-8pm
Sunday Oct 30th ……….9am – 12 noon
Tuesday Nov 1st ……….4pm-8pm
To register your interest please email [email protected]
Or contact Sheryl Rogers on 0274103483 for further information

Jump Jam Community Invitation

Community invitation to see our winning team – CBS Renegades!
We would like to extend an invitation to you, our community, to come along and see the children showcase their routine.  We are preparing a few other routines to share with you too.  Please come along to our covered courts (by the Hall) in our last week of this term to see some, or all, of the following:
Tuesday 27 Sept at 2.40pm – Year 1 Jump Jam routine, followed by a Year 2 Jump Jam routine, finishing with the CBS Renegades (winning competition team).  It will be finished by 3pm.
Wednesday 28 Sept at 2.40pm – Year 5 Jump Jam routine, followed by a Year 6 Jump Jam routine, finishing with the CBS Renegades (winning competition team). It will be finished by 3pm.
We are really excited to show you how much fun Jump Jam is!  Here is a picture of our CBS Renegades team with their trophy.
Hopefully see you there!  From Mrs Whitaker & Mr Padgett

Pipiwharauroa Festival

Ki te whakaoho i te tangata, ki te whakahauora i ngā ngākau. To awaken the people, to reinvigorate wellbeing. 

Last Tuesday our Y3-6 Kapa Haka students attended the inaugural Pīpīwharauroa Festival at Rangitoto College, organised by our Kāhui Ako (Community of Learning).  The purpose of this was to welcome spring with a festival of Mātauranga Māori and to celebrate the lessons of the pīpīwharauroa through art and cultural performances.  Many local schools attended, and it was amazing to see a range of performances from our local ECE centres, Primary Schools, Intermediates, right through to Rangitoto College.  This was a shining example of tuakana-teina in action.

Our 120 strong Kapa Haka group worked incredibly hard over the past month and delivered a polished bracket featuring several waiata, the use of poi and the CBS haka which was led by the senior Kapa Haka boys.  It was very moving to see this group as one on stage performing to such a high standard.  They showed manaakitanga (respect) for themselves and others, clearly understanding the importance of Kapa Haka in Māori culture and delivering our local stories through this lens was impressive.  Tino pai e te whānau!

Congratulations to Finn Lewis and Cristal Cheng in Year 6 who had their art work displayed as part of the Pīpīwharauroa Art Competition.  Special acknowledgement to Finn who was awarded a certificate and pounamu for his artwork.

Thank you to our parents who came along to support us at this festival, we can’t do these events without you.

Melissa Grant


Well done to the four teams who represented CBS at the  Epro8 engineering competition this week. The represented the school with mana. They showed great resilience, persevering, teamwork  and problem solving skills.

The teams had 2.5 hours to complete a challenge. Our school teams made electronic vending machines and a road marker.
Ka pai te mahi tamariki!!!
Two teams clocked the challenge and made it through to the inter school semi finals which will take place this Thursday. Good luck

PTA Expression of Interest

If you are interested in being an active member of the revival of our Campbells Bay School PTA please complete this google form. Apologies for the technical issues last week!

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.

Scholastic Book Fair 2022

Are you reading to read a Tale? Are you looking for Christmas presents for family members? CBS Book Week and Scholastic Book Fair is coming in Term 4.
Important dates –
Book Week – 28th November – 2nd December.
Late night shopping 24th November and 29th November. Pop in without little eyes watching and get some Christmas surprises.
We have lots of authors visiting (via Zoom) and special guests, all promoting the message READING IS FUN.
Watch this space for more information and lets PAWS FOR READING.

Signing Students Out of School

This is a friendly reminder that parents who are taking their children out of school during school hours are to come directly to the school office to sign them out on the Ipad. Thank you.

Mathletes of the Week

Senior Mathlete – Tashni Samarasinghe Loku Kankanamge (6P)

Junior Mathlete – Hiram Kwon (room 3)

Sports News

Important Sporting Dates for the Calendar

Tuesday 20 September- Year 2-6 Spring Netball and Year 0-6 Summer Hockey online registrations open
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) POSTPONED to 18 October

Y3-6 Swim Trials

Swim trials for year 3-6 students for the CBS swim team were due to take place next Monday 26 September. Due to Monday 26 September being a public holiday for the Queen’s memorial day, swim trials have been postponed. Swim trials will now take place on Tuesday 18 October. An information letter with all the necessary details and information will be emailed to families this week.

Year 2-6 Spring Netball and Year 0-6 Summer Hockey

Spring netball and summer hockey are played during term four. Registrations for these sports will open tomorrow via the online payment portal (Kindo). Information letters will be emailed to families. The letters will also be available on the school website under Sport and by clicking on the Sports Information Letters 2022 link.

Community Notices

The Centennial Park Bush Society and Council Parks Proudly present the:

Centennial Park Family Bush Camp 2022

When:  Sat 12 Nov, 2pm – Sunday 13 Nov, 9.30am

Where:  Centennial Park, Rae Road, Campbells Bay

Grab your camping gear and join us in the great outdoors for an evening your kids won’t forget!

Price: $35 per tent site/family (2-4 person tents only) – we have tents available for families without their own tent.

Bookings essential (spaces limited to 20 families)

BBQ dinner, nature walks, environmental activities and campfire under the stars included.

Sorry no pets or alcohol permitted.  Primary aged children only.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information and bookings please contact:

Community Programmes Ranger – Anna Baine

[email protected]

Auckland Libraries Message

Auckland Libraries are offering an amazing opportunity to all Aucklanders. Auckland Libraries is aware that some Aucklanders have outstanding charges on their library cards for lost or damaged books. Until 30th September, Auckland Libraries are offering a fresh start. They will remove all chargers for lost and damaged books from your library account. 

There are some easy ways to clear the charges from your library account. If you still have the library items, you can return them to any of our libraries, including our mobile libraries, and the charges will be automatically removed. Easy!

 If you don’t have the items anymore, that’s all good. Just get in touch with our friendly staff, who will be happy to remove the charges for you.

  •  In-person
  • Visit your local library or mobile library and chat with our staff.
    By phone
  • Phone (09) 377 0209 and speak with our Te Māpuna Library Connect team.
    By email
  • Fill out our online contact form. Be sure to select ‘Library account charges’ on Step 1 of the form. Go to form

Once we’ve cleared your account, we’ll take the opportunity to update your details and sort you out with a brand new library card! There’s so much to explore at your library – and they can’t wait to welcome you back.