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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…


Room 27’s Wonder Project Movie

Last Term, Room 27 were involved in a wonder project were the class worked alongside some young university engineers exploring science/technology theory and then applying what they learnt into the practical task of creating and launching rockets. Here is the…


Upcoming Zoom Question and Answer Session

This year, the school is introducing a series of ‘Zoom’ sessions where we can explore different aspects of education at CPDS. Our first session will be hosted by our Senior Leadership Team (Myself, Shanthan and Dawn). This session will take…


FAQ on Learning at Home

Newmarket School is one of the schools CPDS collaborates with as part of our Community of Learning and their Principal Wendy Kofoed, has graciously allowed us permission to publish some answers she has compiled in response to some common questions…


Guidelines for Online Learning that starts tomorrow

Kia ora koutou e te Whanau Tomorrow, we start a new term, in a new way. The teaching staff have just completed a virtual staff meeting and I am pleased to say we are all ready to go online with…


Speech Success

The Year 6 children competed in the school speech competition on Monday.  The standard was extremely high and the eventual winner was Maskil Rm 27 with a great speech on 'Why Teachers Should Get Paid More'.  At this point I…


Science Fair and Art Exhibition

On Tuesday night, Totara and Kauri Teams held a wonderful showcase of student learning.  The evening started with an item from Y3 and 4 children in Hapa Kaka, and a song from the Y3 and 4 Choir.  After these performances…


Chickens in Room 23

Heihei i roto i te akomanga 23 Room 23 experienced some real life learning last week, when they watched some eggs hatch in the incubator. This inspired some fantastic poems and oral language. The following peoms were written by Yaromir, Logan…


2019 Mandarin Language Speech Competition

大家下午好 On Tuesday 3rd September  Cornwall Park District School held its Mandarin Language Speech Competition.  This was open to all Year 5 and Year 6 native speakers. This year we had 7 participants who worked extremely hard and made us very…


An Interesting Read

Nicki, our Librarian, shared this article today about the importance of reading aloud to your children. As I thought many of you may find it interesting, I have linked it here. Thanks Nicki Kind regards Janine

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