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.
Waiata tautoko will be:  He Hōnere, Haere Mai, Te Iwi E, Tōia Mai Te Waka Nei and Tūtira Mai Ngā Iwi.

Pink Shirt Day – Friday 19 May

CBS is excited to continue bringing the essence of ‘Pink Shirt Day’ alive in our school. The focus for this special day is on celebrating diversity and promoting kindness and inclusion. This aligns with our school values and our tamariki’s continual learning around including others, working together, being kind to each other, helping each other and seeking help when they need it.

Please encourage your child(ren) to wear anything pink to school on Friday as a sign of their support with making CBS a safe and supportive environment for all tamariki.

Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora!

Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying!


WELCOME – New Students



Please ensure that your children’s items are clearly labelled with their first and last name. Our lost property bins are located in Room 30 (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.

Book Week Term 3, Week 3 : July 31 to 4 August

Book Week has moved from Term 4 to Term 3 this year to line up with National Book Week and Kāhui Ako Book Week. Book Week itself will be 31st July to 4th August with visitors and activities happening that week. The focus this year is:

It is your opportunity to get early Christmas Presents or grab some books to read during the wetter winter months.

There is no book parade this year. Year Group will be hosting Mad Hatters Tea parties instead. You will be asked to bring in a place to share and the students will be asked to wear the hats they have made (at school) to the party.

Book Week Sponsor

Would you like to be a Sponsor for Book Week? Do you know anyone who would like to sponsor our Book Week? Please contact [email protected] if you can help.

Donate a book during Book Week

We will have a Donate Table in the Book Fair for books we (students) would love to have in our library. You can buy a book from this table or buy two copies of a book of your choice for one book to be donated to CBS library. This book(s) will have an insert inside the book saying ‘This book was donated by ……’ This can be done at the Fair. Thank you for your support.

Book Week Meeting

The book week committee would like to invite you to our next meeting on Thursday 18th May 1pm in the Library. Everyone is welcome.

Ngā mihi nui,

Jo Apperley

L.I.T. (Learning Innovative Teacher)

Sports News

Important Sporting Dates for the Calendar


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)

Snow Planet School Group

Snow Planet are offering a special deal to schools for a 5-week programme. The deal includes a 1 hour lesson, snow pass, skis/snowboard and helmet for $210. The programme will run on a Thursday from 25 May to 22 June from 5.30pm to 6:30pm. There are groups for first timers, beginners, intermediate and advanced and is suitable for ages 5-12. If you are interested in being part of this, please click on the link below and register for the programme. Our parent contact for this is Richard Biddle 022 0186968 [email protected]. Richard is happy to be contacted if you have any questions or alternatively you can contact Michelle at Snow Planet on [email protected]. The cut off for bookings 22 May 2023. Bookings can be made through the following link

Please see the flyer regarding this, in this newsletter.

Community Notices