Join us on our magical journey. Saturday 17 September, 11am - 3pm. Come rain, hail or shine.

Welcome to our Carnival!

Thank you to all who have donated goods, helped in the lead up, on the day, and sponsored our carnival, we couldn't have done it with out you!

Keep checking our website for updates, latest news, and follow us on facebook   Remember to keep sharing the Carnival facebook page to get as many likes as possible. 

Check out our 2015 Carnival video.

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Our Journey

We are very excited to be holding our second Carnival after bringing it back last year from a 19 year lull.

The Carnival Team is headed up by myself (teacher and mother at Cockle Bay) and an amazingly dedicated group of 60 parents.

We are sticking with our theme for the Carnival - it is now a part of our culture. We really wanted the children to be part of planning for the Carnival, so when they brainstormed ideas last year of what they wanted to see at the Carnival, we looked for something in their brainstorm that would make us stand out from the rest… and it soon was apparent…. unicorn rides!

The whole Carnival revolves around the magic of the unicorn, the magic of being a kid and just having fun.

Kirsten Bell, Carnival Project Manager


2015 - Where it all began

Did you say…… unicorn rides??

As soon as our magical theme around the Unicorn was confirmed, we needed the children for the next step: to draw the face of the new-look-logo. We wanted it to be joyous and magical - artwork that clearly was drawn by a child, not a computer.

The competition was fierce, so we just had to award runner-ups at assembly.


  • Most beautiful unicorn
    Parand S

  • Most unique unicorn
    Iush R

  • Most patriotic unicorn
    Liliana M

  • The cutest unicorn
    Lauren M

  • Most artistic unicorn
    Sahib M

  • The winning unicorn
    Brooke C



Carnival Mascot

We had a competition to name our Carnival Mascot, Isla named her Pixie Dust.  Pixie Dust was won in 2015 by the very lucky Yates Family.

Now in 2016 we are excited to announce Pixie Dust has a twin! Trixie Dust!  I'm sure Trixie Dust will be squeeeezzzzed and loved as much as Pixie Dust was in the photos below:






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Sponsorship opportunities

The main goal for our Cockle Bay School Carnival is to make it a fun, exciting and affordable day out for our local families.  Thank  you to all who have sponsored, make no mistake; we couldn't do it without you and your help is certainly be very much appreciated! 

Cockle Bay Parents

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Latest News

Click on the links below to see the latest newsletter (#3), incentive chart and collection calendar:

Newsletter #3
Newsletter #2

Incentive chart

Collection Calendar




Get in touch

Please do not hesitate to touch base should you have any questions about the Carnival.

C/- Cockle Bay School
Sandspit Road
Howick, Auckland 2014