Principal Message

Blessing of our New Building

Kia ora

This morning, as the sun was rising, our new building was blessed by mana whenua, our iwi, Te Kawerau a Maki. Thank you to the parents, teachers and students who came along to share in this event.

Our new building is the culmination of many years of mahi to ensure that we had a learning space to fit the needs of our CBS tamariki. As the photo’s show – it is truly a remarkable space.

Patricia Meder

Acting Principal

Goodbye New Entrant Central

As we welcome our new building we farewell all the relocatable classrooms on the field. Over the next few days, all of the classrooms will be removed. The site will then be prepared for our tiger turf.

Pōwhiri welcome for our new Tumuaki Bevan Verryt.

We are excited to invite you to the pōwhiri we will holding to formally welcome our new Tumuaki/Principal Bevan Verryt to our school. This will take place in week 5 on Friday the 26th of May at 10am. We ask you to please be seated by 9.50am.

Message from Jo Lanning

Kia Ora,

My name is Joe Lanning from Campbells Bay School and I am the digital leader and love all things tech!!

I run a digital professional group with several North Shore teachers where we meet a few times every term to talk, discuss and share everything tech that our schools and tamariki are doing.

Over the last few years I have coordinated and ran a student led digital conference called WeLearn celebrating a love of learning with digital tech.

This event is an opportunity for schools across the North Shore of Auckland and industry professionals to collaborate and learn from each other. Our student-led conference is underpinned by Tuakana Teina. Tuakana Teina is a concept in te ao Māori and refers to the relationship between an older (tuakana) person and a younger (teina) person. Within teaching and learning contexts, this can take a variety of forms, such as peer to peer, younger to older, expert to learner.

The children teach other children what they have been doing in their school within digital technologies. They will run 2 different workshops teaching other students.

There are over 120 children that attend WeLearn. It is run like a “real” conference with lanyards and a breakout showcase hall to experience up and coming tech and all other cool things tech and steam.

This event would be held at Campbells Bay School Tuesday 24th October.

I am looking at expressions of interest for this event in terms of showcasing tech, donations, printing support, lanyards and prizes. Please see the link below to the form.

WeLearn 2023 Expression of Interest

You can also check out our website that is used across North Shore Schools.

If you have any questions please feel free to drop me an email. [email protected]

We would love you to be part of this in any shape or form. I look forward to hearing from you.

Student Success

Huge congratulations to Olivia from 6B who participated in the Celebration of Dance competition recently. Olivia won the Rising Star award as well as placing: 2nd in classical ballet solo 10 & under 12 years; 3rd in open ballet solo 10 & under 12 years; 3rd in open solo 10 & under 12 years. 6th in pre-teen 10 highest score.

WELCOME – New Students

Ella, Oliver


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.


Our community forest is closed to the public for the foreseeable future, as it is undergoing repairs. Thank you.

Keeping Ourselves Safe

In the second half of this term we will be teaching the personal safety programme Keeping Ourselves Safe. Keeping Ourselves Safe has been designed to give students the skills to cope in situations involving abuse. Please click here to find out more about this programme.

It has three overall aims:

  • to develop and strengthen children’s skills to keep themselves safe with other people;

  • to support and encourage abused children to get help from caring adults;

  • to make teachers and parents/caregivers more aware of the need to keep children safe from abuse by adults or other children.

Keeping Ourselves Safe will be taught by your child’s teacher. To be successful, Keeping Ourselves Safe needs your help and support. Your child may have homework activities to work on with you.

It is important that you participate as much as possible and talk to your child about what they have been learning. This will help reinforce the messages the school is giving, and help your child to use his or her new skills with confidence.

We will be hosting a 30 minute parent information session in the PA Room on Monday the 15th of May at 230pm with Constable Murray Fenton (our police liaison officer) to talk through the programme and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to seeing you there.

Sports News

Important Sporting Dates for the Calendar

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 2 Winter Netball Starts – Today Monday 8th May


Year 3-6 Winter Hockey Starts – Today Monday 8th May

Community Notices