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Welcome to Campbells Bay School, from Principal John McGowan


Since opening in 1925 our decile ten school has a student roll of between 850-900. The school caters for students between the ages of 5-11 who live within the school’s enrolment zone*. Campbells Bay School also provides a small number of places for international students. Set in park-like grounds the school has many purposeful-built facilities to provide for the needs of our students.

At the heart of the school are people, with our children being at the centre of our attention. Our aim is to grow learners for life. Learners for life are effective communicators, thinkers, self-managers, and citizens who strive for excellence. Our actions are designed to ensure the ambition of growing learners for life is a day to day reality for our students. In this context, the school’s governing body, the Board of Trustees, provides for the overall direction of the school through policy setting and strategic planning and, in consultation with the senior leadership of the school, sets achievement targets. Our current priorities are outlined from the Board of Trustees. 

Our values are respect, resilience and kindness and we are currently implementing a new launch through professional development from Positive Behaviour For Learning to emulate these values in all that we do. 

Assisting with the implementation of these strategic priorities is a well-qualified staff, a supportive community and children who are eager to learn.

Sabbatical Research Paper

How Big is Big – Summary of Sabbatical Research

2018 CBS Whānau Community Engagement Report

*To avoid overcrowding the school has an enrolment scheme that is strictly enforced.

ERO Report

The latest Education Review Office review of CBS is now available for you to read.

2016 ERO report


Click on the links below to find out even more information about CBS (alphabetized)

After School Care

Aquatics Programme


Beginning School

Behaviour Management Procedures at CBS website

Behaviour Management.docx

Civil Defence

Class Trips

Collecting Students during School Hours


Cybersafety Primary Agreement

Dental Care


Google Site

Lost Property



Money at School

Music Tuition

Permission to Administer Medication

Road Patrol

Scholastic Book Orders

School Camps

School Hours



Sun Smart

Support Services


Swimming Pool


Travelling to School


Unwell Students

Use of School Facilities


Voluntary Helpers

Walking School Bus updated May 2015