Kia ora CBS whānau,

Today is an exciting day as our new Principal Bevan Verryt joins our school.

Those that were able to attend last Friday’s pōwhiri will have seen we enjoyed a beautiful, moving ceremony to welcome him to our community.

A huge thank you to all those that put so much hard work into preparing for the pōwhiri, including all the teachers and children, including mana whenua Te Kawerau a Maki and our Kapa Haka group. A very special mention to Melissa Grant who worked tirelessly to ensure a memorable welcome for Bevan.

We know Bevan is excited to get to know all the children and parents, and you can expect to see him very soon around our school.

Patricia Meder has done a fabulous job of care taking as acting Principal and we are very grateful to her for the seamless transition.

The School Board.


Are you and your whānau protected from measles?

With people traveling overseas again, there’s a risk that someone with measles could unknowingly bring the disease back to Aotearoa.

Measles spreads easily and quickly, usually between people who are unimmunised or only partially immunized. It can be serious and life threatening. In the 2019 measles outbreak in Aotearoa more than 30% of the people infected had to be admitted to hospital.

The best protection against measles is the free MMR vaccine. It will protect you and your whānau, and prevent the virus from spreading.

You will be protected against measles if you:

• had 2 doses of the MMR vaccine

• had measles before

• were born before 1 Jan 1969.

If you’re unsure if you or your tamariki have had any or both doses of the MMR vaccine, check by calling your GP or hauora provider. Alternatively, check your Plunket Well Child Tamariki Ora book. If you’re still not sure, be safe and get immunized – there are no safety concerns with having an extra dose. MMR vaccines are free at your local health provider and many pharmacies.

As measles still occurs in many countries, if you’re traveling overseas these holidays it’s especially important to be immunized to prevent the risk of being unknowingly infected and causing an outbreak in Aotearoa on your return.

Book Week Disco Thursday 3rd August

Opportunity for late night shopping at our Book Fair whilst your child(ren) dance and burn off some excess energy. Late night Thursday 3rd August where there will be a School Disco: Junior 5-6pm and Senior 6:15-7:15pm.

We will need some helpers too so keep an eye on the newsletter for more information.

Life at School
We are pleased to announce the first ‘Life at School’ event, June 14th, 7-8.30pm, being held at Murrays Bay Intermediate.
The information session will be focusing on providing information for new parents whose children will be starting school soon. The Information evening will have a Panel made up of teachers responsible for the Junior classes from our Mid Bay Kahui Ako Primary schools. For more information please see the attached flyer. To register, please click on this link Admission is free.


Kia ora an email was sent to the community this morning regarding NZEI paid union meetings this Wednesday 31 May. Please refer to this email for more information.

Student Success – MATHLETICS

Students of the week
Chelsea – Room 7
Kendall – Room 2
Classes of the week
Room 2 and 6B

WELCOME – New Students

Zoe and Yuqing to our school.


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.

Keeping Ourselves Safe

Next week 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.


Please check your child’s bike. Ryan’s bicycle got mixed up with another one on bike week last term. Ryan’s bike is a near new blue Torpedo 7 with color steel stem valve caps, the bike Ryan got leftover is the same brand and same color with plastic stem valve caps and it is bit rusty. Ryan goes to the bike place to check everyday but no luck yet.

Sports News

Important Sporting Dates for the Calendar



Wednesday 31 May- Year 5&6 inter school badminton tournament (selected students only) POSTPONED

Thursday 1 June- Year 4-6 CBS Competitive Cross Country Race/ CBS Cross Country Trial Run

Friday 2 June- Year 4-6 FUN Run

Thursday 8 June- Year 3&4 Rippa Rugby Tournament (Selected students only)

Friday 9 June- SAVE DAY Year 4-6 FUN Run

Monday 12 June- Year 4-6 inter school cross country (selected students only)

Tuesday 13 June- SAVE DAY Year 3&4 Rippa Rugby Tournament (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 4-6 Cross Country

The competitive/ CBS cross country team trial race has been postponed to this Thursday 1 June. Families of all registered students will be emailed the final arrangements and details on Wednesday.

Community Notices