Coming Up

Welcome to our new students

Louis and Lucy

Our latest new entrant class is filling up fast!

Welcome to our students and to Mrs Van Vuuren!


Disco Fever and Book Fair advanced viewing 

We are excited to announce that we are holding a ‘Summer Vibes Disco’ in our school Hall, after school, on Thursday 24 November.  Whilst the children are boogieing and partying at the disco parents/ caregivers are invited to an advanced open evening at our CBS Book Fair in the Learning Hub. Here you will find Scholastic books to look through and purchase for Christmas presents/gifts.  This is an advanced opening before our official launch of Book Week the following Monday.
Please lock in the following times in your busy schedules and if you would like to assist with a small job at the disco, please email [email protected]:
Disco Times and Sessions
Year 0, 1, 2 & 3 @ 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Year 4, 5 & 6 @ 5:45pm – 6:45pm
Cost: $5 cash at the door
*Note: the Book Fair will close around 7.30pm

Gumboot Friday Reflection

Thank YOU to those who had a throw of the gumboot last week and those parents who helped set this up. We had a great turn out each day, which supported the messaging around this important fundraiser. Thank you to all the wonderful parent volunteers who made our Gumboot Throwing mornings possible. There was much laughter and fun had by many and even the rain didn’t deter on Friday.

On Friday 4 November our tamariki and kaiako wore their gumboots to school for a gold coin donation. We are always so blown away by the generosity of our CBS community and on this occasion it was the same. You raised $945. This is a true reflection of our school motto. Thank you for your amazing support. Our donations will go to Gumboot Friday who help children receive free and timely counselling.

Travel Wise Challenge – Wheels Day on Friday

The weather is getting better as we approach summer, which makes it the perfect time to try out some more active modes of transport to get you to and from school each day. 

A reminder that this coming Friday 11th November, we will be holding a Wheels Day to kickstart our two week Travelwise Challenge. 

For the following two weeks (14th-25th November), your challenge is to arrive at school using an active mode of transport as many days as you can. Some examples include:

  • Walking
  • Cycling 
  • Public transport 

Live far away? Why don’t you park a bit further away and walk? 

The class with the most students arriving using active transport will win a popcorn and movie afternoon for their class! I’m looking out for a junior, middle and senior school winner. 

There will also be spot prizes handed out throughout the two weeks. 

This could be the perfect opportunity to try out one of our Walking School Buses. More information can be found here

CBS Community Invite – Coffee Mornings next week

We would really love to see as many of you as we can at school before the school year ends. Our classroom doors are always open for our lovely parents to pop in and see what we are learning between 8:30am and 8:55am. To get back into pre-Covid times, we thought we would entice you back into classes by bringing coffee into the school!

We have arranged for the yummy Hero Coffee company to be at school for 3 mornings, so you can buy yourself a morning coffee (hot drink) when you bring your child(ren) to school, then pop along to their classroom and shoot off to work/errands before the school bell rings at 8:55am. The coffee van is coming next week (not this week) and the dates and times are below for you. They have supplied their menu for you to dream of great coffee at school too.
16 November (Wednesday) – 8:20am until 9:10am
17 November (Thursday) – 8:20am until 9:10am
18 November (Friday) – 8:20am until 9:10am

Thank You Morning Tea – Save the Date

You are invited to a special morning tea in the Performing Arts room at 10am on Tuesday 6 December. This invite is extended to all those parents who have volunteered at CBS in 2022. Pop this event in your calendar. We look forward to seeing you there!

School Photos – A message from Photo Life

You have been emailed a unique Key Code to go online to view and purchase 2022 School Photos including the team photos.
***FREE DELIVERY EXPIRES Midnight Sunday 13th NOVEMBER ***


Easier and more efficient  for Parents – “Hi PhotoLife, Thank you for the email.   I have missed out on previous school photos due to not receiving the order form in previous years, but this was a seamless and much easier process, it was amazing!”

Free Delivery Expiry Date is highlighted in the email.  No administration needed by School Office or Teachers in handing out codes.  Emails sent by a “real person” so any queries emailed back from parents are resolved quickly by PhotoLife. 100% more environmentally friendly – minimising paper; printing inks and printing process.  This year a higher number of students were absent so this system does ensure the Key Code gets to the parents regardless


We Learn 2022

On Tuesday the 1st November students from CBS represented the school in the 2022 WeLearn – Student Led Digital Conference.
Students were able to showcase and share what they have been learning with digital technologies at CBS to other year levels.
Year 6 taught the Year 4’s how to use Tinkercad and create a 3D model for printing.
Year 4 taught the Year 6 ‘s how to use Google Jamboard.
Year 5 taught the Y3’s, Scratch Jr elements
Year 3 taught the Year 5’s, Toontastic.
The children spent 30 minutes sharing and teaching their learning with their buddies. Students were then allowed to choose a workshop run by a big Tech company. We had Scrtch Pad in coding MBots, MTA with robot Botzees, Bricks 4 Kids coding lego models, Code Avengers crating digital games, and Kais Clan. coding robots to collect things through Virtual Reality.
The conference had lots of spot prizes to give away as well. Thank you to PB Tech who heped supply some prizes for the conference. It was so amazing to see these kids teaching digital tech to their peers. It was a great day celebrating all amazing things that happen at CBS with digital tech.
Well done tamariki. So super proud of you all. Keep up the great work.
Joe Lanning and Jo Apperley.

Scholastic Book Fair 2022

CBS Book Week – Monday 28 November until Friday 2 December
Monday 8.30am – 4.00pm
Tuesday 8.30am – 8.00pm
Wednesday  8.30am – 4.00pm
Thursday 8.30am – 4.00pm
Friday 8.30am – 11.30am
Key Events
Thursday 1 December – Special Morning for family and special guests
Friday 2 December – Book Parade – Book Character Dress Up Day


Congratulations to the Mathletics Classes of the Week and Mathletes of the Week! 

Senior Mathlete – Julian Zhong (6S)
Junior Mathlete – Hiram Kwon (room 3)
Senior Class of the week – room 6S
Junior Class of the week – room 27


School Policy Reviews

Current review

Review opens
3 October 2022
Review closes
16 December 2022

Review topics this term

Who reviews

Health, Safety, and Welfare Policy (main policy)
Open to all
Safety On and Off School Grounds (section)
Open to all

Sports News

Important Sporting Dates for the Calendar

Wednesday 9 November– NH Primary Schools Gymnastics Competition Year 2-4 and Competitive (Selected students only)
Thursday 10 November– NH Primary Schools Gymnastics Competition Year 5-6 (Selected students only)
Monday 14 November– Sports and Cultural Photos- Final shoot
Thursday 17 November– Year 6 Regatta Day (Selected students only)
Friday 25 November– Year 4-6 Inter School Athletics (Selected students only)
Monday 28 November– Year 4-6 Super Cluster Tennis Tournament (Selected students only)
Saturday 3 December– Year 2-6 Spring netball finishes
Sunday 11 December– Year 3-6 Flippa ball finishes
Monday 12 December– Year 1-6 Summer hockey finishes
Thursday 15 December–  Year 1-6 Touch rugby finishes

Community Notices

Surf Programme