Cambridge East School



Cambridge Real Estate Family Fireworks

Click on the photo or title to be taken to the Fireworks Facebook Page
The Event is proudly presented by CAMBRIDGE EAST SCHOOL PTA.
The PTA arranges fundraising events to raise funds for extra resources and equipment for the learners at Cambridge East School. We hold events throughout the year including Disco’s, sausage sizzles, winter ball, book fair and family nights. All members are volunteers.
All food stalls will be run by community groups (with the exception of coffee truck – too important to leave out!)
This gives community groups the opportunity to fundraise and widens the benefit to the community.

The Cambridge East School PTA have worked very hard to bring this event to the Waipa Community and look forward to seeing you all there.




BYOD for 2016 (Bring Your Own Device) 

On Wednesday 9th December we held an information evening for parents and caregivers.  We are aware that not everyone was able to make this presentation.  Please click here to taken to a copy of the presentation.


Dates for 2016

Office Hours - Thursday 28th January and Friday 29th January 9.00am - 3.00pm

 Teacher Only Day - Tuesday 2nd February

Term 1 - Wednesday 3rd February to Friday 15th April (Please note Waitangi Day observed on Monday 8th February, Easter Friday 25th March, Easter Monday 28th March and Easter Holiday Tuesday 29th March)

Term 2 - Monday 2nd May to Friday 8th July (Please note Queen's Birthday Monday 6th June)

Term 3 - Monday 25th July to Friday 23rd September

Term 4 - Monday 10th October to Friday 16th December (Please note Labour Day Monday 24th October) 

Out of Zone Enrolments for 2016

As you are probably aware, our school continues to experience growth, as does Cambridge.  In terms of "Out of Zone” enrolments the Board is only in a position to accept those siblings of current students who are out of zone.  If you have a child starting in 2016 and you are currently out of zone, please let the office know as soon as possible by writing a quick letter requesting an "Out of Zone” enrolment.  All other "Out of Zone” enrolments will be dealt with on a case by case basis.  This information will be published next month in the local paper

If you are in our Home Zone, we welcome all new enrolments, please let the office know when your child is turning 5 so we can send out relevant information at the appropriate time and it certainly helps us in terms of planning the opening of our New Entrant Classrooms. 


Redevelopment Plans - Innovative Learning Environment 

One of the big things the school and Board are working on is the redevelopment of Block A which includes Rooms 6-9.  This area will be redeveloped into an Innovative Learning Environment/Space which includes Breakout Areas to aid group work within the classroom settings.  As part of this plan, our teaching staff have been looking at Modern Learning Practices. We have also been looking at how we can change the way we go about our everyday business to further engage, and meet the needs of all learners with a particular focus on Innovative Space.

Please click here for a copy of our Presentation that we did at our Community Information Evening


ERO's findings about the school (click here to download the full report)


Below is one of the statements from ERO's latest visit to our school.  If you would like to download and read the full report, please click on the link above. 

Students learn in a respectful and supportive educational environment where they are well supported by teachers who are committed to their wellbeing and learning. Students, including those needing additional support, engage positively in all areas of the curriculum, and make very good progress as they move through the school.

ERO is likely to carry out the next review in three years.

 Before School Care

Before School Care is now up and running from 7.30am - 8.30am every school day.  This is run out of the After School Care Room with Mrs Shortland overseeing the programme.  This will also include a breakfast club. 

Please ring and book through the school office if you require this service, we will need signed forms before your child(ren) are able to attend.  The cost will be calculated in blocks of either 30 minutes ($2.50) or 1 hour ($5), and billed in the same way as After School Care.

Please note that the school is not open to students until 8.30am every morning. We offer this service due to the number of students arriving earlier and earlier to school and in response to parental requests.  Please respect the 8.30am timing for the school to be open.

Facebook Page

The school now has a Facebook page to help keep parents and caregivers in the loop.  Please visit our Facebook page and like us, as this will mean you will receive our latest posts automatically.  It is an effective way of communicating quickly with our community. Click on the Facebook logo below to go to our Facebook Page.

  Welcome To  Cambridge East
Primary  School
School Motto
                    "Always My Best"                                                          
 We want our students to become:
Effective communicators
Self motivated learners
Inventive thinkers
Respectful citizens
And have a "can do" attitude

Check out our latest Education Review Office report