Principal Message

It is with great excitement that I can tell you that our new build received its Certificate for Public Use (CPU) last Friday. If you have visited the school today, you will have noticed that most of the fencing surrounding the building has been removed. Despite the wild weather today, our new building looks beautiful.

Obtaining the CPU means that we can begin to move into the learning spaces. The move will be staggered, with furniture and resources being moved in first, and our students from next week.

Before our tamariki can use the space for learning, we have invited our iwi, Te Kawerau a Maki to bless our build. As soon as we have confirmation of the date, we will let you know.

The gate access to the field from Aberdeen Road, will be closed this week. The back of the field will be fenced off as New Entrant Central, the area on the field with the porta coms, will begin to be dismantled. The decking and other internal items will be removed over the next couple of days; with the classrooms being removed overnight starting from next week.

School Uniform

A friendly reminder that all students are required to wear full and correct uniform (including shoes) to school, every day.

Please click on this link: CBS Uniforms to view the correct uniform. If for any reason your child is unable to wear the correct uniform, please email the class teacher.

Patricia Meder

Acting Principal


It was a joy to be able to hold our ANZAC commemoration ceremony last Friday morning. An enormous thank you to Commander Mike Peebles, a CBS parent, for working with us to ensure this was the best experience for our tamariki and their whanau. Please enjoy these photos.


It has been brought to our attention that parents are parking illegally on Aberdeen Road during school drop off and pick up, this is a safety issue. Please DO NOT park over driveways or on berms of private property, otherwise you maybe towed away. Thank you.

Reading to our Junior School

We were so fortunate to have AET James Florence from the Royal NZ Navy reading ANZAC picture books you our Year 0-2 students on Friday morning. The children loved the stories and meeting someone from the Navy!

Student Success

Liam Wang competed in the 2023 Oceania BMX Championships race held in Rotorua on the 16th of April, and won the Silver medal in his age group race! Congratulations Liam.

WELCOME – New Students

Andrew, Derek, Albert and Alvin


At the end of term one the Travelwise team held their first event of 2023 with Bike Week.

The team of year 6 students produced a series of safety videos and promoted bike riding as a way to get to school that can reduce traffic congestion around the school. The also monitored how the week of promotion impacted the number of students choosing to ride their bikes to school. The week ended with free juicies for all bike riders!

Before bike week an average of 25 students rode their bikes to school. During bike week we saw this number steadily increase and on the final day the bike racks were overflowing with 89 bikes!

The Travelwise team will continue to monitor the numbers of students biking to school and hopefully we can see our baseline increase over time.


Please ensure that your children’s items are clearly labelled with their first and last name. Our lost property bins are located in Room 22 (adjacent to the Hall). Please come and have a look if your child is missing any item. These bins will be cleared out at the end of the term.


With the Parent Teacher Learning Conversations taking place this week on Tuesday 2 May and Thursday 4 May some of our classes will be released from different spaces to allow teachers to begin their conversations. Please read below so you know where your children will be released from at 3pm on Tuesday and Thursday.

Tuesday 2 May

Rooms 9, 15, 16 & 17 – PA room

Rooms 10, 6O & 6S – Learning Hub

Rooms 7, 8 & 12 – Covered court

5O, 5B, 5G, 5P, 5Y, 6B, 6G, 6P, 6Y – Hall

Thursday 4 May

Rooms 10 & 15 – Learning Hub

Rooms 9, 16 & 17 – PA room

All year 5 & 6 – Hall

Year 1 and 2 will be released from their normal classroom spaces both days. No change for them.

Sports News

Important Sporting Dates for the Calendar

Tuesday 2 May- North Shore Primary Schools Swim Meet (selected students only)
Wednesday 3 May- Year 5&6 winter netball starts
Saturday 6 May- Year 3&4 winter netball starts
Monday 8 May- Year 2 winter netball starts
Monday 8 May- Year 3-6 winter hockey starts
Wednesday 31 May- Year 5&6 inter school badminton tournament (selected students only)
Monday 12 June- Year 4-6 inter school cross country (selected students only)
Wednesday 14 June- SAVE DAY Year 4-6 inter school cross country (selected students only)
Wednesday 21 June- Year 6 netball field days tournament (selected students only)
Friday 23 June- Year 6 boys and year 5&6 girls inter school soccer tournament (selected students only)
Thursday 29 June- SAVE DAY Year 6 boys and year 5&6 girls inter school soccer tournament (selected students only)


Year 3&4 Winter Netball- Looking for more players
Registrations for year 3 and 4 winter netball are still open. We are looking for at least three more year 3 players and three more year 4 players. If your child is interested in playing winter netball for CBS, please email Keri Maunder on [email protected] for more information.
Year 2 Winter Netball
Registrations for year 2 winter netball are now open. An information letter with all the necessary details will be emailed to all families in year 2. A copy of the letter can also be found on the school website under the Sports tab. Click on the Sports Information Letter 2023 link. Please note that the last day to register is this Thursday 30 March.


Year 3-6 Winter Hockey
Registrations for year 3-6 winter hockey are still open. An information letter with all the necessary details was emailed to all families in years 3-6. A copy of the letter can also be found on the school website under the Sports tab. Click on the Sports Information Letter 2023 link. Registrations close tomorrow.

Players needed – Basketball

Year 2 Tuesday Basketball- Extra players needed
Our year 2 basketball team that plays in the Tuesday afternoon Harbour Basketball league is looking for two extra players. If you would like to join the team, please email Keri Maunder on [email protected].nz

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