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End of Term Staff Update

As we approach Term 3, I have a few staff updates to make.  Recently the Board of Trustees approved ‘Refreshment Leave’ in Term 3 for Francine Werry.  As Francine will not be with us in Term 3, during this time…


Rm 27’s Amazing 1970 Robots

I was honoured to be invited to Rm 27 yesterday, so the children could share their learning with me.  They have been designing these colourful 1970 Robots as part of their decade inquiry work (related to our centenary year).  As…


A Timely Reminder to Keep Children Safe

After an occurrence in Ellerslie yesterday that is being actively investigated by Police, we have received a reminder from them, outlining some safety measures when walking to and from school, for you to discuss with your children, remembering that we…


Mid Term Update

I hope you all managed to have some well deserved family time during Queen's Birthday weekend.  This post includes information on: Teacher Only Day Parent Discussions Staff Update Support Staff Week Teacher Only Day Update On Friday, teaching staff attended…


Pink Shirt Day

Today, children and staff celebrated ‘Pink Shirt Day’ by standing up together against bullying.  This is more than just an opportunity to wear a t-shirt.  Instead it is a great day to reinforce the very important CPDS value of 'Diversity',…


End of Term 1

This term has been an interesting and challenging one and has it felt a lot longer than normal.  I suppose that is due to a couple of lockdowns, as well as some very difficult challenges that a few of our…


MENZA Songwriting Experience

Earlier this term, we had a number of children working with Francine Werry, writing songs that were submitted to the MENZA songwriting competition.  The group had to face a number of challenges along the way. During Auckland’s two lockdowns earlier…


Celebrating Two of our Walking School Bus Parents

A huge congratulations to two of our Walking School Bus (WSB) Co-ordinators, Campbell Waugh and Ursula Gee. Campbell was a recent winner from Central Auckland, for sharing the most innovative idea to promote and ‘grow’ the walking school bus programme.…


Fantastic Fun Fiesta!!

What a great day we had yesterday at our Family Fun Fiesta. The weather was amazing, especially after the horrible day we had on Saturday, and that we did not have to cancel due to a change in COVID levels. …


CPDS is seeing Purple Today

A huge thank you to all those who supported our Purple day today for Epilepsy awareness. As a school we raised $532.30.  Thanks to Mrs Wood for organising this for us.

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