PTA EVENT – Let’s Connect Picnic Friday 10 March, 3pm – 6pm
A chance for our CBS community to come together, connect and have some fun! BYO picnic or take advantage of food trucks.
Non Uniform Day – This Friday – Bring a Gold Coin
Welcome to our new students!
Jandre, Bryan and Lucas
New Classroom Block Update – Opening Coming Soon!
The senior leadership team and project build team met last week and discussed the finalisation of dates for the handover of the new classroom block.
Our beautiful new building is almost ready! With CPU scheduled for 21 March 2023. All going to plan, we will be looking to move our Y0/1 classes into the space at the start of term two.
Before any occupation of the building a pre-dawn kawanga whare/blessing will occur. We will have some information on this once we have a time/date confirmed.
The prefabs (or as we like to call them, New Entrant Central) on the field are temporary. All things going to schedule, these prefabs on the field will be removed in the April school holidays. The students and teachers in these classes will be our lucky first people to get to use the new building. The space being very complimentary to their programme and teaching practice already.
The classroom block is likely to open before the outdoor space is completed. This means there is still some/minimal construction to occur before we get the full hand over.
Within the first half of term two our new turf will begin construction on the field. This turf will have the equivalent of one and half courts for students to use.
An official opening ceremony, with all invited, will be planned for mid-term two. This is so we can see and enjoy the full site (indoors and outdoors) during this event.
We have a refurbishment scheduled for a number of existing classrooms and toilet blocks. Similar to rooms 15-27 that were completely refurbished over the Christmas holidays. This plan will influence the leadership team’s decision on what classes will occupy the rest of the new building for the rest of the year.
Because we have a transition of leadership during this important process of opening the final aspects of the new building, in my absence, Melissa Grant (Deputy Principal) will be leading and overseeing the final logistics and opening of the new building. Christie Birkhead (Deputy Principal of Y0-3) will lead the ‘people’ transition, as it is her team of teachers and students who will be the first to move in.
It has been almost six years in the making…and a very exciting new chapter for our schools learning environment for our students to flourish!
ESKDALE SCHOOL – HAWKES BAY FUNDRAISER
Eskdale School is a growing, semi-rural full primary school situated in the Esk Valley, Hawkes Bay (approximately 300 students from years 1-8). As you know, a team have been working behind the scenes to develop a fundraising initiative that will help in the Hawkes Bay as they recover from such damage and devastation. Students helping students, schools supporting schools.
Eskdale School has been closed due to being assessed as unstable. The school could not host ‘distance learning’ as the majority of students are displaced from their homes. The school is working in portacoms at the local domain.
Big companies, such as Kmart reached out to their families and have provided brand new clothing and some supplies. After speaking with the leadership team, the most helpful thing the school could use at this time, to support students, is a cash donation. As you know storage is at a premium down there with so much damage.
100% of any money raised by Campbells Bay School, will be donated to Eskdale School. They are trying to resource support for student well being and also resources ways to provide some fun and normality back to their students day, with experiences and resources during this time that they are displaced from their homes and school.
Like everyone in the Hawkes Bay, these students are trying to carry on, while processing real stress, uncertainty and loss. We know that partnering up with Eskdale School will help them see that a school in Auckland cares about them and is there to help.
Why Eskdale School?
One of our staff members, Sheryl Rogers, has family friends down in Hawkes Bay. Devastatingly, they have lost absolutely everything. Over the two families they have four children who attend Eskdale School.
How will we raise money for Eskdale School?
We are hosting three fundraisers every Friday for the next three weeks.
1.) Friday 10 March – Non- Uniform DAY (wear your own clothes/non-uniform) and bring a gold coin/s donation. We will place the coins in a big heart to take a photo and send the raised funds to Eskdale School.
2.) Friday 17 March – JESTERS PIES, puchase a pie for lunch on KINDO and $1 will go to Eskdale School. Select Jesters Pies at the bottom of the food options on Kindo. See below for the official flyer.
3.) Friday 24 March – BAKE SALE, Y4-6 students are invited to bring to school some baking to sell. Please could baking be single use and in a container that will not come home…all students bring coins to school to purchase baking, all money raised will go to Eskdale School. The bake sale will occur in parts throughout the day so all students Y0-6 can look and purchase without long queues!
Thanks in advance for your support!
Mrs Rogers and her team!
Shore To Shore
Registrations are now open
At the moment we have 75 entries, including 15 teachers and staff
This year Campbells Bay School will be participating in the Shore to Shore Fun Run/Walk on Sunday 26th March, at 9.00am. The Shore to Shore Fun Run/Walk is a 5km, a fun event for all ages, run by Harbour Sport for all schools in the North Shore and Rodney districts.
There are two entry fees, the $15 fee is for participation in the Fun Run/Walk and the $20 fee also includes a timer for the competitive runners or those who like to keep their time. Also bus tokens are available on registration, $3 each. More details to follow.
Kris Cunningham and his team from Harcourts will be sponsoring a sausage sizzle for our school again at the finish line. There will also be spot prizes for individuals and prizes for the top schools.
This year all entries are made online at www.shoretoshore.co.nz this includes entry and bus tokens. Please make sure you register with the Campbells Bay School team to be included in our end result.
Registrations Close at midnight Sunday 19th March.
Thank you for your support
Campbells Bay School
Shore to Shore Ambassador
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