No school on Monday 26 September as it is Queens Memorial Day
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 – https://forms.gle/ow6o25BoUri9a2Xx9
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,
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.
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
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].
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!
WATERWISE INSTRUCTORS COURSE TERM 4
Jump Jam Community Invitation
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.
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.
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 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.
Scholastic Book Fair 2022
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
Important Sporting Dates for the Calendar
Y3-6 Swim Trials
Year 2-6 Spring Netball and Year 0-6 Summer Hockey
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
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.
- Visit your local library or mobile library and chat with our staff.
- Phone (09) 377 0209 and speak with our Te Māpuna Library Connect team.
- 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.