Coming Up

Last Day of School 15 December at 12.30pm

There is no bus service operating in the afternoon.

Principal Message

Kia ora e te whānau,

End of year formal reports will come home with your children today. A special written summary of their progress and achievements this year. Congratulations to all of our students who have worked incredibly hard on their learning in 2022. Our student achievement data shows this excellent progress despite the disruptions students have had to their schooling. Well done!
School finishes this Thursday 15 December at 12.30pm. And we are back officially on the 31 January 2023, with ‘Getting to Know You’ meetings on Thursday 26 January, 2023.
A very big thank you for your support of the school this year. To those staff, students and whānau leaving Campbells Bay School, we wish you all the best for your next adventures.
Have a very happy summer holiday! See you in 2023!
Ngā mihi nui,
Rachael Taylor

Christmas Concert Information

Tuesday 13 December

TIME: 4.30pm – 6pm


ACCESS: Please use the field gate wherever possible

DRESS CODE: Festive – Green, red and white for students

WEATHER CANCELLATION: We will email you and update the school website, if the concert is rained off. At this stage it is all systems go!


Year 0-2 students meet at 4.15pm

  • Students must meet and line up in classes in the courtyard of New Entrant Central, (Rooms 28-38)
  • Middle School Kapa Haka, meet at 4.15pm outside Room 9/10
  • Yr 3/4/5/6 Xmas choir, meet at 4.15pm outside Room 9/10
Senior concert Year 3-6 meet at 4.45pm
  • Students meet
    Year 3:Outside room 7/8
    Year 4:Outside Room 9/10
    Year 5:Basketball Quad
    Year 6: Basketball Quad
  • Dancers meet
    Year 3 dancers: Room 37
    Year 4 dancers: Room 35
    Year 5 dancers: Basketball Quad
    Year 6 dancers: Room 32
  • Soloists: Basketball Quad
  • Senior Kapa Haka: Yr 5 ILE


Please do not come and get your children from the performance space, they will be escorted to the corner of the field for collection.

Parents and whānau
  • Bring a picnic blanket and kai, take a spot on the field and enjoy the holiday spirit.
  • There are no food or drink stalls this year.
  • Please collect your students at the meeting point – not from the stage!
  • Serene Boulton will then close the concert with some additional beautiful singing. Thank you!

On Board

We are coming to the end of our first full year of “in class” teaching in three years. Across the school, we have tracked rapid progress for our students and seen the difference that “in person” teaching and learning makes.

And our students have shown amazing resilience and grit this year to make up for lost time. Their unique interests, and passions show through their achievements and progress. Some things will have come easy for them. Some things would have been hard, and they have had a growth mindset, and persistence to make progress one lesson at a time. Well done to them all!

A huge thank you to our CBS staff, who always put their students’ progress, achievement, and wellbeing first. The rich learning opportunities provided, under continuing difficult circumstances, is a tribute to all our amazing educators and the people who support them.

Our strong school community makes a difference, and we are grateful to the parents and caregivers, grandparents and other special people, who participate in school life every day. Your generosity of time and spirit is important and much appreciated.

Board priorities for next six months

The Board have three main priorities over the next six months

  • Most importantly, we need to recruit our next exceptional Principal ready to start in Term 2 2023. We have already begun the recruitment process, and will keep you informed as it progresses.
  • Effective regular communication with you, using a variety of ways to keep you informed and involved. The new monthly “On Board” section in the school newsletter is our first step with this.
  • Updating the school Strategic Plan. We have some data that helps us understand what is truly important to our school community and your aspirations for your children. You will also have an opportunity to provide more specific feedback and ideas, as our Strategic Plan evolves.

Final thoughts for 2022

We wish our Graduating Year Sixes all the very best for next year and the start of intermediate.

We hope all our students and families enjoy the last few days of 2022 at CBS.

Have a safe and enjoyable summer break and we look forward to seeing what 2023 brings for CBS and our community.

Google Drive – Student Files

Kia ora whanau,
If your child is leaving CBS at the end of the year and would like to take the contents of their google drive with them to their next school please find instructions on how to do this.
This will need to be done by 12:30pm on the 15th December as the google accounts will be suspended for the holidays and accounts will be deleted after that.
Joe Lanning
IT Leader/Manage

Kiwi Spirit Award Winners

We have two amazing students who won the Kiwi Spirit Award this term, well done to Chloe and Roy!

Second Hand Uniform Sales

Today, Monday the 12th will be the last uniform sale for 2022.
There will be another sale on  Thursday the 26th of January 2023 from 11.30am until 1.30pm, this is alongside the “Getting to Know You” meetings with your 2023 teachers.

Leaving CBS this year?

School Leavers – Notice re ezlunch / Kindo School Shop

If your family is leaving our school and has been using ezlunch or Kindo, please make sure to stop any regular automatic payments that have been set up before the school year finishes.  You may also need to transfer or close your account which can be done as follows:

  • Not sure if your new school is using Kindo?  If you’re not sure if your new school is using Kindo, you can either ask them directly or go to “My Details” in your Kindo account and click on the list of schools to see if your new school is listed.
  • New school IS using Kindo.  If your new school is using Kindo, simply click on the new school from the list in “My Details” of your Kindo account and you’ll be attached to the new school’s menu.  Any balance on your Kindo account will remain available to spend with the new school.
  • New school is NOT using Kindo, or you no longer need Kindo.  If you need to close your Kindo account, use the “Close Account” button within the “My Details” section of your Kindo account.  You can either withdraw your account balance or choose to donate your balance to the school.  Please note that all withdrawals will be made via electronic payment to your New Zealand bank account. Kindo is unable to process cash withdrawals.

If you are wanting to withdraw your Kindo account balance or make a donation that exceeds Kindo’s threshold (currently more than $10,000 total within one year), Kindo may need to undertake some identity checks on you to comply with its obligations under the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Countering Financing of Terrorism (CFT) Act 2009.  Please action the withdrawal or donation in your Kindo account as outlined above and if these AML checks are necessary Kindo will advise of the next steps required in this regard. Kindo has endeavoured to make this process as pain-free as possible and appreciates your patience.

Teacher Only Day Announcement

Ministry of Education Announcement – Teacher Only Days
The Ministry have announced that schools will have two teacher only days allocated to them in 2023 for teachers to have professional development changes due to the NZ Curriculum Refresh
They have given guidance around when these can be taken. The first day is scheduled at Campbells Bay School on Monday 24 April, 2023. The second one will be confirmed once the Ministry has released the date to us.

Update from our Ministry of Education 

One more term until we move in!

Construction on the new classroom block will continue over the school holidays as the Term 2 opening date approaches.

When you come back after the summer holidays things may look a little different around the building site with concrete going in at the front and back of the block, a new playground under way, and enabling works started for a bike shed and wooden boardwalk underneath the pōhutukawa trees at the back of the building.

The school’s front vehicle gate will also be widened, and one of the titoki trees removed near the office to allow for the driveway and curbing to be extended for fire and emergency vehicle access. Hopefully we’ll never need fire engines on the school grounds but we’ve been required by Fire and Emergency NZ to improve access width just in case we ever do. As part of the landscaping for the new building we’ll ensure another titoki tree is planted in a nearby location.

If you are using the school grounds in the holidays please be aware some of the construction fence lines may be moved, particulary access down the stairs past the school office to Rooms 7-10.

Fingers crossed for great summer weather so these outdoor concrete pours happen on schedule and we can’t wait to see the progress when school starts again next year.

From your MOE Construction Team

Asbestos Removal

On the 16 December (once school has closed for the year), Room 32 will be demolished. This is a classroom on the field. This Ministry owned temporary classroom was placed on the school site by the Ministry of Education, to accommodate our students while the new classroom block is being completed. The removal of all the classrooms on the field will occur once the new building is open.
The project team decided to remove this one classroom, as it requires a specialist asbestos removal unit, ideal when school has closed for the year. The classroom will be gone within one to two days and fencing will be placed where it once was.
For information pertaining to the removal of this class, please contact Union Demolition on 021 544 905, or the main project Site Manager on 021 545 195.

School Update on Property Works Over the Holidays

In addition to the construction site and class removal, the school will be a hive of activity and maintenance. The joinery project should be completed over the break, it has experienced unprecendented delays due to staff shortages. There are roofing upgrades across the school and internal refurbishments of all prefabs, Rooms 15-17, 24-27 and 18-21. These classrooms will be painted, have new autex, lino and carpet, ready for the new year!
In the long term we have bathroom upgrades scheduled for the main block, and class refurbishments for Rooms 4 – 14. Watch this space!

Book Week 2022

What an amazing time we had prompting reading at Campbells Bay school – READING IS FUN! We had authors special messages to CBS, we had authors visiting us, late night shopping, Kapa Haka blessings, Buddy classes got together, wall displays created, book reviews, colouring competitions and of course our Book Parade.
Thank you to our amazing sponsors – Dominoes Pizza (Forrest Hill), The Book Lover Store (Milford), Countdown (Milford), New World (Milford), The Warehouse (Milford), Campbells Bay Tennis Club and The Millenium who donated prizes and judged competitions.
Thank you to our CBS Whanau for supporting our Book Fair where we sold over $27000. CBS gain an amazing contribution from Scholastic that goes towards enhancing learning for our students and more books. Thank you to those families who also brought a book from our Book Fair to donate to our Library.
The Book Parade costumes were amazing! If you have a costume you would like to donate to our Library for display, please drop it in to the Library before Wednesday lunchtime.
If you have a book(s) to donate to our Library, please send them in now or in the New Year.
Please encourage your child(ren) to read over the holidays! It is a great time to have a family chapter book to read together over the holiday period.
Happy Holidays and Happy Reading!

Missing Scooter

‘If your child has taken a purple scooter like this (without the markings circled in blue) by accident, can you please return to our school office? Thank you.’

Sports News

Important Sporting Dates for the Calendar

Monday 12 December– Year 1-6 Summer hockey finishes
Thursday 15 December–  Year 1-6 Touch rugby finishes
Return of Sports Team Bags and Player of the Day Trophies:
Thank you to all the wonderful parents, siblings and past CBS students who volunteered to coach or manage a CBS sports team this year. We appreciate your time, effort and support with our teams. Could you please return all sports team bags, gear and player of the day trophies to the office or sports office by Wednesday so that these can be packed away. Thank you for your help with this.

Flippa Ball 2022

What a term of flippa ball our CBS teams had this term and what an amazing way to end off the year! Yesterday our flippa ball teams played their final games for 2022. It was so fantastic to have an uninterrupted year of flippa ball and so many of our players showed commitment and dedication to their teams and to CBS flippa ball by signing up to play for all four terms of this year.

It was an exciting day at the pools yesterday, with all our year 4 to year 6 teams finishing in either second or third place in their respective grades. Our year 3 Dolphins team won the gold play off game for their grade and received the champions trophy. Outstanding!

A very big thank you to all the volunteer coaches and managers who helped coach and manage our flippa ball teams this year. We really appreciate your time, effort, and support. Well done to all our students who played flippa ball this year and gave it a go. We hope to see you back in the pool next year.

Congratulations to the following teams on their outstanding results:

3rd-CBS Red (Max B, Michael Y, Johnny C, Grayson C, Lincoln G, Mia S, Chloe B-B, George M and Hajoon L)

2nd-CBS Blue (Lily J, Jack J, Austin J, Arthur H, Charley R, Charlotte G, Jamie W, Ethan W and Alexander W)

3rd-CBS Silver (Maja R, Xinyue W, Elizabeth Y, Ineawa W, Stephanie C, Ava G, Alexander G, Joshua L, Lily-Rose C and Jamie D)

2nd-CBS Stingrays (Isadora A, Archer W, Arthur H, Quinn W, Harry L, Aeryn A, Cameron M, Caleb P and Tyler P)

1st – CBS Dolphins (Margot R, Justin T, Piper M, Evie L, Emily W, Rex W, Isabelle C, Sebastian G, Max Kadlec and Freya H)

Basketball Semester 2, 2022

Last Tuesday our basketball teams played their final games for 2022! All our players, coaches and managers have worked hard over semester one and two this year. Our players have improved their games skills and game understanding and there were some fantastic results to round up the year. It was so good to get a full, uninterrupted year of basketball and sport again. 

A huge thank you to all our volunteer coaches and managers who gave up their time and gave of their energy to coach and manage our teams. We would not be able to have so many students playing basketball without the help of these people. 

Well done to all our students who played basketball this semester and this year. We are proud of your efforts. Congratulations to the following teams who finished in the top three of their respective grades last Tuesday.

Year 5&6

3rd– CBS Red (Kanjiro W, Oscar F, Luke K, Oscar W, Julian W, Julian Z, Josh B and Finn B)

3rd– CBS Green (Ethan T, Easton D, Leo A, Joshua L, Zak D, Ari S, Hugo W and Oscar D)

1st– CBS Maroon (Chauncey D, Lucas C, Ryan L, Austin S, Alistair F, Jake P, Ethan Z, Austin L and Charlie L)

2nd– CBS Pink (Grace M, Neeva H, Emme P, Ava M, Miller M, Ruby G, Holly D, Annabel G and Neve F)

3rd CBS Purple (Charlotte G, Varvara M, Elizabeth Y, Milly B, Mila T, Ava I, Sienna R and Grace H)

Year 3&4

2nd– CBS Lakers (Charles Y, Cody H, Ethan H, Elvin W, Mia W, Josiah C, Adrian V and Grace L)

2nd– CBS Titans (Jaxson l, Oscar M, Jono I, Thomas I, Cooper P, Max C and Marlowe B)

1st– CBS Rockets (Alexander C, Archer W, Allen N, Ethan V, Caleb S, Austin H, Dylan Y and Kimber Y)

Student Success

Outstanding achievement from Jake Ewing! Well done!

North Harbour Basketball Awards

Jake Ewing was awarded the overall “Player of the Year” for the Under 11 North Harbour Representative Basketball Season at the prize giving held at the North Shore Events centre last night.

Student Success

Well done to Sienna!

Sienna won the surf life saving competition for the U10 girls at Omaha representing MBSLC, in both individual and team events a couple of weeks ago and competed again over the summer at more carnivals.

Sienna also passed her 200m ocean swim badge (a timed event off shore to be competed in under 7mins) at the weekend and was first out of the water for MBSLC.

And she has joined and progressed up two squads in 2022 in North Shore Swimming and raced competitively in four competitions with the pinnacle being her first Akl junior swimming  comp in November – nabbing four PB’s. At 9yrs old she competed in the 10&unders.

Well done, we know you have been working hard across many sports!

Student Success

Daniel Ding from Room 8 achieved the North West Orienteering Winner for 2022 in the category of M10.
Congratulations to Danie, so impressive!

Student Success

Congratulations to Xavier!
He has been reselected for the New Zealand Climbing Youth Development Squad for 2022 / 2023, based on the results of the national La Sportiva Youth and Masters Bouldering Championships at Uprising, Christchurch on the 3rd and 4th of December.

Community Notices


Guitar and Ukulele Lessons are available at school next year, with Dave Gatman from Musiqhub.  If you would like more information or register your interest for lessons in Term 1 2023, please contact Dave on 021 2221456 or [email protected].

Jazz School, Christmas Big Band workshop

This will be an exciting two day school holiday workshop where year 6, 7 and 8 students will learn to play in a Jazz Big Band and then perform a concert for family and friends on the final afternoon. The Big Band is for Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone and Clarinet players plus Electric Guitar, Piano, Bass and Drums. The music we play will range from jazz versions of Christmas favourites to modern pop classics with an emphasis on having fun while producing music at a high standard. This workshop will be run by Drew Hutchinson. Students must be playing at grade 2 level or higher, or have had two years of lessons. The workshop is on December the 15th and 16th from 9am – 3pm at King’s School, 258 Remuera Road, Remuera. To register for the workshop please visit or email [email protected] for more information.

Jazz School, Christmas Big Band workshop

This will be an exciting two day school holiday workshop where year 6, 7 and 8 students will learn to play in a Jazz Big Band and then perform a concert for family and friends on the final afternoon. The Big Band is for Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone and Clarinet players plus Electric Guitar, Piano, Bass and Drums. The music we play will range from jazz versions of Christmas favourites to modern pop classics with an emphasis on having fun while producing music at a high standard. December the 15th and 16th. Please visit or email [email protected] for more information.

Best Regards,
Drew Hutchinson

Nutty Scientists have also created a promotion code “CBS” to provide $8.00 discount for families from CBS , just need to enter this Promotion code when you register!!


First Day of School for 2023

Tuesday 31 January 2023, school starts at 8.55am as normal.

School Office 2023


Between 9:00am – 3:00pm

Thursday 26 January

Friday 27 January

Monday 30 January: CLOSED Auckland Anniversary Day

Tuesday 31 January: First Day of School

Monday 6 February: CLOSED Waitangi Day 

Getting to Know You Interviews Before School Starts

Parent / Teacher ‘Getting to Know You’ Meetings Thursday 26 January February  9.00am – 5.00pm.

A great opportunity to meet your child’s teacher for 2023 before school starts. Use this time to build connections and share any information you think would be useful to the teacher to help your child during the year.

The meetings will be held in the new classroom and will be for 12 minutes.

Make sure you book online first!

using code w4rmf

2023 Stationery

Back to School Stationery

Back to school stationery – order now!

We’ve teamed up with OfficeMax to make getting school ready faster! Your child’s class list is available now on the OfficeMax MySchool website – encourage you to order early to ensure your child has all their stationery requirements ready to go in plenty of time for the start of Term 1. Don’t wait until mid-January, order now and avoid the back to school rush.

Laybuy* is also available, so you can pay in 6 weekly, interest-free payments – and still get your order right away. Or you can pay by internet banking, credit card or debit card. When you shop on you’ll receive free delivery on orders over $60*. You will also help our school earn school rewards* that we use to purchase much needed extra resources for our school. 

* Terms & Conditions apply, see for details.


19A Douglas Alexander Parade, Rosedale. 
Phone: 09 477 6300
Email: [email protected]

The hours for the uniform shop over December will remain as they currently are 9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday and 9.00am – 4.00pm Saturday.

Please note: The shop will be closed from 1.00pm Friday 23 December 2022 reopening at 9.00am Wednesday 4 January 2023.

For January and February 2023 the hours will be as follows:

9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday         9.00am – 4.00pm Saturday

Please Note:  Only black shoes or sandals meet the school’s uniform requirements.

Term 1 and Term 4 – Hats are compulsory.