Coming Up

Principal Message

Kia ora koutou,

It was a big decision to plan for and then hold an event during a pandemic with little knowledge of the future and within ever changing health parameters. Many of our large events begin planning a year in advance. With much discussion and problem solving for all eventualities, the show must go on! And what a wonderful show it was! Oliver Jnr!

This year, planning for the production looked a bit different as we had to ensure if there was any change in circumstances we could move to a smaller performance, perform with less people and perform without coming together to rehearse (up until a few days before show night). I have to say, these additional measures were really challenging for the teachers, but they knew that the learning and experience for their students would be worth it.

A big thank you to musical director – Sharon Knight, who somehow manages to lead the orchestra and music for the entire show. Another thank you to the director – Sarah Geelen, who did an amazing job directing the show. A massive task to bring so many students together in such a cohesive and successful way, highlighting new passions and strengths for students. Thank you also to the Year 5 and 6 teachers who went above and beyond to give students this experience. Finally, thank you to all those extra staff, parents and volunteers who have supported the show… costume purchasing, designing, prop building and cello tuning. You are all appreciated! A big thank you to our sponsors!

CONGRATULATIONS also to all of our students, cast and chorus for coming together to share your learning and perform for your peers and community. Well done! A folder of photos from the dress rehearsals will be shared with year five and six families. A taster can be found below in the photo gallery.

It has been a delight to see students celebrated at team assemblies with the addition of Principal Awards. Well done to those students who have and will receive this award. We hope we will be in a position next term to be back together for whole school assemblies soon!

This marks the final week of term three, the longest stretch of schooling students have had in some time. We hope they have a wonderful term break and we look forward to seeing you in term four.

Ngā mihi nui,

Rachael Taylor

Ambury Farm – Student Writing

Room 4 Visit to Ambury Farm

First we saw the cute, fluffy, beautiful bunny and the cool, spotty, nervous cow. I got to feel the two fluffy animals. Next I fed the lovely, bright, puffy lambs and we saw the shearing sheep. I got to have a pat of the cute little lambs and feed it with the freezing, cold milk. Last we felt the soft, calm furs on the calves and I saw two black chickens chasing each other. I saw alot of white and black chickens laying on the comfortable, yellow grass.
By Meichen, Rm 4

Students Visit the Construction Site

6Orange construction visit

6O were privileged to have Bronny a quantity surveyor to teach us all about construction. We were put in the shoes of an engineer, architect, quantity surveyor, and much more. We learned about the new awesome build and other things such as how to read the format of a build and what the main features of a reliable and accessible build must contain. Bronny inspired us all to take part in experiments and to be resilient throughout everything. We experienced so much because of her and now I am keen to find out more about the jobs she taught us about. This week, we were able to go onto the site and look around the new build. I want to say thank you on behalf of 6O,  we had so much enjoyment over the past weeks.

Thanks heaps,

Imogen Errington 6O

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].



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


A huge congratulations to the amazing two Epro8 teams who took part in the semi finals last week.Well done to Xavier, Joanna, Cathy and Elizabeth from 6P and Baran, Luke, Julian W and Justina from 6S.  It was so close with only 10 points separating you going through to the finals.

Well done tamariki super proud of your efforts. You represented CBS with pride AMAZING!!!
Mrs Lanning and Mrs Apperley

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.


Lost property will be put out on the deck outside the Rainbow Room from 8.30am to 3.30pm until Thursday this week. Please come and have a look if you can identify any of these when picking up or dropping off your children.

Sports News

Important Sporting Dates for the Calendar

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.

Student Success

Emilie Ajygin-Waked from 5Y attended the Franklin GymSports gymnastics competition in Pukekohe last month.  Five clubs from across the Auckland region attended the competition.  This was Emilie’s first competition outside of her own North Harbour Gymnastics club, and she smashed it!  We are so proud of her strength and courage in attending such a large competition so far from home.  She had fun, was a great teammate and on top of that, had great performances.  As you can see, she came away with a number of awards:  3rd on Floor, 3rd overall Team, 1st on Vault (with a score of 10.00) and 1st place – Gold medal – Overall!  Way to go, Emilie!

Community Notices

For more information please click here.

Supporters of CBS, the Booklover Bookshop is taking part in the wonderful event. Please pop down these holidays and have a hunt and win some book tokens! Good luck!

SB Tennis  is running a holiday camp at Castor Bay Tennis Club in the school holidays
Dates: Week 1: 3rd-5th of October (Mon-Wed)
Time: 9am-12pm
Cost is $30 per day
Bring a water bottle and some morning tea, the holiday camp is on regardless of weather!
Any questions please contact Glen 021-870420 or email [email protected]

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]