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Whakapau kaha – to be better than before.

Nau mai haere mai to our classroom blog! Join us and keep up to date with our exciting learning journey over the year.

Matariki Dawn Ceremony & Breakfast

Kia Ora te Whānau  i te  kura o Maungakiekie,   "Ngā mihi o te tau…

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BOT Update – June 2021

Tēnā koutou katoa.  I'll start with a massive thank you to the parents and caregivers…

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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…

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Greyfriars Eden Epsom Presbyterian Church – Jungle Safari Holiday Programme

12th - 16th July 2021. 9am to 3.30pm, with after-care available till 5pm. Primary School…

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Health and Safety After School

It is important that our children are safe after school. We therefore reviewed our current…

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INITIATE DANCE HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

The Initiate Dance Holiday Programme is coming back to West AND East Auckland! Dance away…

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Gravity NZ Trampoline Park

2 free passes per family - still valid with last year’s date

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ELECTRONIC WASTE DROP OFF DAY

26TH JUNE 2021SATURDAY, 9AM - 3PM Cornwall Park Primary School, Entrance on Wheturangi Road Drop off…

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Centenary Hoodies and T-Shirts

Centenary Hoodies and T-Shirts are now available for order at the School Uniform Centre for…

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A Timely Reminder to Keep Children Safe

After an occurrence in Ellerslie yesterday that is being actively investigated by Police, we have…

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Mid Term Update

I hope you all managed to have some well deserved family time during Queen's Birthday…

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Blues vs Western Force Super Rugby Tickets

Saturday 12th June 2021 - 7.05pm - Eden Park, Auckland Cornwall Park District School has…

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Auckland City Athletes Junior Training

JUNIOR RUNNING COACHING CLUB TUESDAYS @ 4:30 pm Cornwall Park Cricket Ground. Free for ACA…

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Scholastic Lucky Books

Brochures advertising the latest Scholastic Lucky Book Club items were distributed to all rooms yesterday.…

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St Cuthbert’s Year 7 Endeavour Scholarship Applications are now open

St Cuthbert’s Year 7 Endeavour Scholarships for talented girls of Māori or Pasifika descent. Applications…

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Northern Mystics Home Games

After three weeks on the road, the Northern Mystics are returning to The Trusts Arena…

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Pink Shirt Day

Today, children and staff celebrated ‘Pink Shirt Day’ by standing up together against bullying.  This…

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Remuera Intermediate 2022 YEAR 7 ENROLMENT

ENROLMENTS OPEN Monday 10 May 2021 We offer two different ways to enrol for 2022,…

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School Photos 10th & 11th June 2021

We will photograph portraits of all students as well as class photos. You do not…

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Yummy stickers 2021

Just a reminder that the Yummy school sticker promotion is on again for this year…

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New Promotion! FREE Membership upgrade

All Member offers are subject to terms and conditions. Check individual offers on the Entertainment…

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Room 23 Stardome Observatory Visit

On Thursday 3rd June, Room 23 will be visiting the Stardome Observatory & Planetarium, as part…

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Join the Auckland Boys’ Choir

Are you a year 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 student who loves to sing?…

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APOPS- Mousike Performance at CPDS – Thurs May 20th

We are very fortunate to be having a visit from 'Mousike', in Week Three, Term…

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World of Maths for Years 3 & 4

We always look for exciting ways that we can expand on the work we do…

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Encore Theatre Collective production of Seussical The Musical – Starring Jacob, Year 6

Tickets are now on sale for the Encore Theatre Collective production of Seussical The Musical…

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Term 2 Instrumental Music Lessons Year 3-6: Enrolment Reminder

Students continuing with Instrumental Music lessons in Term 2: If you would like your child…

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Y5 and 6 Triathlon and Summer Field Day

Triathlon On Thursday 8 April we held our Year 5/6 Triathlon. Luckily it was a…

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End of Term 1

This term has been an interesting and challenging one and has it felt a lot…

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MENZA Songwriting Experience

Earlier this term, we had a number of children working with Francine Werry, writing songs…

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BOT Update- April 2021

Kia ora tātou,   What a busy term we’ve had. We’ve seen some great work…

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Claiming Your School Donation Tax Rebate

You can claim back 33.33c for every dollar you spend on donations (where donations are…

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Celebrating Two of our Walking School Bus Parents

A huge congratulations to two of our Walking School Bus (WSB) Co-ordinators, Campbell Waugh and…

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Fantastic Fun Fiesta!!

What a great day we had yesterday at our Family Fun Fiesta. The weather was…

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Family Fun Fiesta Newsletter – Week 10

Three sleeps until the Family Fun Fiesta! Below is all the info you need to…

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FAMILY FUN FIESTA AUCTION – is now live!!!

Cornwall District Park School Family Fun Fiesta Auction All proceeds from this auction will benefit Cornwall…

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Family Fun Fiesta Newsletter – Week 9

It’s Easter Sunday this weekend… and the Family Fun Fiesta the next! So lots of…

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Jesters Pie Day Fundraiser 

On Friday 16 April  (the last day of term 1), the CPDS Friends & Family…

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FAMILY FUN FIESTA – NEWSLETTER – WEEK 8

The CPDS Family Fun Fiesta is just a little more than two weeks away! Thank…

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Maths Whizz for Years 3-6

A friendly reminder to those families of Year 3-6 students who have not as yet…

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CPDS is seeing Purple Today

A huge thank you to all those who supported our Purple day today for Epilepsy…

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School Donation Early Bird

A big thank you to those families who have chosen to pay the school donation…

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Swimming Success

On Tuesday the 23 March, we had our Y5/6 swimming team represent us at the…

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Thank you for the Flowers

I would like personally thank all the children and staff who brought along a single…

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Fiesta Newsletter – 18 March

Thanks for the amazing response for the Wear a House T-shirt Day, now we have…

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Congratulations to Tristan

Congratulations to Tristan J- Rm 18, for winning the 2021 National Lead Climbing Competition (in…

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Year 5/6 Netball

As the netball season is fast approaching, we are calling for registrations for netball teams.  …

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Year 3/4 Netball

As the netball season is fast approaching, we are calling for registrations for Year 3/4…

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Family Fun Fiesta Newsletter

We are on countdown to our Family Fun Fiesta – as part of the CPDS…

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2021 SCHOOL DONATION and OTHER CHARGES

What an interesting and challenging start to 2021, with two Level 3 lockdowns already. It…

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Fiesta House Competition

Tuesday the 16 March will be a ‘Bring a bag of Lollies day” As part…

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BOT UPDATE – MARCH 2021

Kia ora CPDS whānau, Well, here we are again, following yet another lockdown. Thank you…

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Instrumental Music Lessons Year 3-6

Dear Parents, Instrumental Music Lessons will resume this week. Fortunately, there are enough weeks remaining…

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Whānau Support

Whānau Support Margaret Muir the Autism “Go To” person for our RTLB Team is inviting…

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Level 3- Learning From Home This Week!

Dear Parents and Caregivers Last night, we heard the news we did not want to…

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Family Fun Fiesta – SAVE THE DATE

The CPDS Family Fun Fiesta is six weeks away, on Sunday April 11. This will…

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CPDS Centennial Family Fun Fiesta – Celebrating 100 years

The CPDS 2021 Centennial Year Has Begun Last week was an exciting start to our…

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Puberty Classes for Year 6 Students

An important part of the Year 6 Health curriculum includes ‘puberty talks’. Due to the…

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Back to School Tomorrow at Level 2

 Dear Parents and Caregivers It was a big relief to hear we are moving back…

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Maths Whizz for Year 3-6 Students

Maths Whizz is an optional programme that provides online maths tuition tailored to meet the…

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Puberty Lessons for Year 6 Students

An important part of the Year 6 Health curriculum includes ‘puberty talks’. Due to the…

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Level Three Learning Online

Dear Parents and Caregivers Teachers have been working hard tonight, since 7pm, getting the neccessary…

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新年快乐 – Happy New Year

Yesterday, at Cornwall Park District School we celebrated Chinese New Year or Spring Festival.  Throughout…

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Being Role Models

Now we are back into the flow of school, I would like to remind everyone…

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Auditions for Auckland Boys’ Choir (for boys aged 8-12 years old)

Auckland Boys Choir will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. During the first term…

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Campbell Park Tennis Club

Adult Tennis Coaching - Wednesday Mornings

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Joyce Fisher Preschool

Come and see how we provoke children's thinking in our inclusive centre

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Head Held High – Epsom Community Centre

SPEECH & DRAMA LESSONS In an ever-changing and fast-paced, technology-addicted world, it can be difficult…

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Recognising 100 Years at our School

  Yesterday afternoon, we all gathered together to officially recognise that our school opened exactly…

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Year 3-6 Instrumental Music Lessons: Enrolment Reminder

  Dear Parents, Enrolments for Year 3-6 Term 1 Instrumental Music lessons are currently available…

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Centennial Message from the Board

I love celebrating milestone birthdays – those moments that feel all the more special and…

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Practising with the Blues

This morning, some of our Year 5 and 6 students were lucky enough to train…

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We are Celebrating 100 years

2021 is the centennial year for our school and throughout the year we have a…

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Year 3-6 Instrumental Music Lessons: Enrolments for Term 1 2021

Cornwall Park District School is fortunate to have the expertise of experienced Music Specialists available…

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Happy New Year 2021 and Getting to Know Your Child Meetings 2 February

It is my great pleasure to welcome all our new and returning families to what…

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

As the school year draws to a close, I would like to wish you all…

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Signing of T-shirts (Year 6 and other leavers)

There has been a long standing tradition at CPDS where children who are leaving our…

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End of Year Walking School Bus Success

It was a great pleasure to be able to join one of the ‘Walking School…

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School Organisation 2021

Dear Parents/ Caregivers From 5pm this afternoon you will be able to find out, on…

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Staff Update

As the end of year draws to a close, I want to update you regarding…

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International Competition Success

I would like to congratulate Mallory R8, who recently entered an International essay competition sponsored…

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Success at Zone Athletics

It has been an extrememly busy couple of weeks and I apologise for taking this…

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Swimming Pool Keytags For Sale

As was communicated on Friday, pool keytags will again be made available for sale to…

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Success at EPRO8 Competition

Last Friday, we had a team participate in the Epro8 grand final Y5-6 , as a…

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Swimming Pool Keytag Health and Safety Meetings

The Cornwall Park District School Pool Keytags for the 2020/2021 season will be available for…

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Congratulations to Lawrence

I was very pleased  to be able to present a $25 gift card to Lawrence…

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Performing Arts Competition

Last Wednesday, our children took part in our annual 'Performing Arts' competition.  The audience was…

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Congratulations to Steven Mills

Last Thursday, some staff represented our school at the 2020 Graduation Ceremony for Provisionally Certificated…

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Stars on Stage

Sophie Rm 17 & Jacob Rm 28 have been rehearsing hard every week since February…

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Table Tennis Success

On Thursday 5 November, we had a group of eight Year 5 and 6 children…

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EPro8 Semi-Finals

Last Friday, three EPro8 groups represented CPDS in the semifinals held at Stanhope Road School. …

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Road Safety Poster Competition

As last week was 'Road Safety' week, we ran a poster competition across the school…

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Outstanding Speech Maker

Last night, I attended the Y5 and 6 Remuera Lions’ Speech Competition along with Gail…

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Walking School Bus (WSB) Update

We are excited to announce we have six routes for our WSB that are up…

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Room 27’s Wonder Project Movie

Last Term, Room 27 were involved in a wonder project were the class worked alongside…

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Dance Performances Friday

Dear Parents and Caregivers We would like to extend a warm welcome to all of…

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Citizenship Awards 2020

It was with great pleasure that myself and Carmen Burns were able to attend the…

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Disco

Last Friday, the Friends and Family of CPDS held the 'Annual School Disco'.  This was…

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Mathematics Success

Recently, a group of our Year 5 and 6 children participated in a national mathematics…

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Champion of Champions Success

Well done to our Year 6 Boys (Peter S, Joe G and Nathan P) gymnastics…

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Cross Country

It was great to hear that the School Cross Country was a great success last…

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Important Message from the Board of Trustees

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whānau,  This is an email we hoped we’d never have to…

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Student Placement for 2021

Please fill out the Student Placement Form for 2021.
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Congratulations

I would like to celebrate the outstanding efforts of some special children who have competed…

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GLOW IN THE DARK DISCO – Friday 30th October

GLOW IN THE DARK SCHOOL DISCO $5 entry Junior Y0-4: 5.00-6.30pm | Senior Y4-6: 6.45-8.15pm Drinks…

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Year 6 Performing Arts Cup: Entries Close Tuesday 20th October

Dear Parents of Year 6 Children Just a reminder that entries for the Performing Arts…

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Keeping our Children Safe

It has been a great week back at school, especially being at level one.  It…

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Term 4 Instrumental Music Lessons: Enrolment Reminder

Dear Parents, Thank you, many of you have already paid for your child’s Term 4…

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Dance Programme

16 October 2020   To All Parents and Caregivers All Student Dance Programme CPDS in…

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Year 6: Performing Arts Cup

Dear Parents of Year 6 Children, It is time to start the process for our…

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Looking Forward to Monday

I hope all of your children managed to have a lovely break over the past…

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Term 4 Instrumental Music Lessons: Enrolments

In the first week/s of Term 4 students will continue with the lesson/s that are…

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Board of Trustees Newsletter – September 24/09

Kia ora whānau,  Well, here we are again in level 2. Thank you for all…

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Term 4 Instrumental Music Lessons

Dear Parents, As you are aware,  our music lessons were disrupted in Term 3, due…

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NZ Chinese Language and NZ Sign Language Week

你好, Ni hao 由于本周是新西兰中文周,我们邀请所有希望参与此次活动的 CPDS 学生们在这个周五穿着 “传统中国服装” 来学校。 这是开放给所有 CPDS 的学生的邀请。 这不是便服日,所以孩子们只能选择穿着 “传统中国服装” 或者是校服来学校。 As…

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End of Term Update

Kia ora  Celebrating Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori This week, the school has been…

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September Update

Kia ora whanau,   We’re all getting a little bit better at dealing with whatever changes…

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Jester’s Pie Day Fundraiser

On Friday 25th September  (the last day of term 3), the CPDS Friends & Family…

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A Request from our House Captains

Sophie Lochead Room 17 Cornwall Park District School 193 Greenlane West  Greenlane Auckland   Tuesday…

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Malo e Lelei

As part of celebrating Tongan Language Week, we encouraged children to wear their Tongan dress…

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School Projects Due to Start

Dear Parents and Caregivers, At the end of 2019, the Government announced the ‘School Infrastructure…

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Uike Kātoanga’i ‘o e Lea Faka-Tonga /TONGAN LANGUAGE WEEK 2020

 Sunday 6 September to Saturday 12 September. Malo e Lelei - Welcome to Tongan Language Week…

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Term 3 Instrumental Music Lessons Resume This Week

Dear Parents, Instrumental Music lessons will be resuming this week. Please assist our transition back…

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Return to School at Level 2

 Dear Parents and Caregivers It was a big relief to hear we are moving back…

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MATARIKI 2020

Kia Ora Whānau, Whilst we were unable to hold our annual Dawn Ceremony and Breakfast…

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Teacher Only Day Friday 28 August -POSTPONED

Dear Parents and Caregivers I have made the decision to postpone our planned Teacher Only…

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Catch Your Child(ren) Being Good

This week we are starting up our 'Level 3 -Caught Being Good' system again Parents…

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Continuation of Level 3

Dear Parents and Caregivers Now that we know that we will continue with online learning…

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Learning Online during Level 3

Dear Parents and Caregivers Teachers have been working hard today getting the neccessary work done,…

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What Level 3 in Auckland means for CPDS

After the COVID announcement made by the Prime Minister last evening, I would like to…

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Upcoming Zoom Question and Answer Session

This year, the school is introducing a series of ‘Zoom’ sessions where we can explore…

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August Update

Kia ora whanau, It’s exciting to see the school back to having kids in classrooms,…

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New Wellbeing/ Behaviour Page on Website

After listening to feedback from some of you we agreed parents need more information relating…

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Upcoming Walking School Bus Event

On Wednesday, we had a special visitor from Auckland Transport come to help promote walking…

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Our Netball Girls Star at Central Pulse Game

Here are our Y5 Diamonds team posing and playing at half time in the Pulse v Magic…

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Upcoming Teacher Only Days

Please put the following dates in your diaries as school will be closed to students…

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Epsom Community Creche

For more information phone 09 623 2200 or visit epsomcommunitycreche.co.nz

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Sports Events 2020

Tuesday 11th August 1:00-3:00 v Kings School and Royal Oak Primary (venues to be confirmed)…

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Travelwise

School is Back – please remember to drive at a safe speed around our school.This…

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Scholastic Lucky Book Club

Brochures advertising the latest Scholastic Lucky Book Club items have been distributed to all rooms…

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Term 3 Instrumental Music Lessons: Urgent reminder

This is an urgent reminder: Payment of $136 for Instrumental Music lessons for students continuing…

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Term 3 Instrumental Music: Enrolment Reminder

Students continuing with Instrumental Music lessons in Term 3: There will be eight lessons in…

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Matariki Celebrations 2020

Kia Ora Whānau, On behalf of all the CPDS staff, I would like to wish you…

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End of Term 2

This term will definitely go down in the history books as one of a kind; with…

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Term 3 Instrumental Music Lessons: Enrolments

  Students continuing with Instrumental Music lessons in Term 3: There will be eight lessons…

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Tree Planting in Cornwall Park

Yesterday I had the privilege of joining in a tree planting ceremony at Cornwall Park.…

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Pick Up/ Drop Off Reminder

Thanks for all the cooperation yesterday in the 'Tennis Club' carpark, as it flowed really…

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Doyle Academy

Join New Zealand's premier Irish Dance studio with classes available for dancers of all ages…

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Important Message – Please Read

Dear Parents and Caregivers I was very concerned to hear about and also to witness…

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Jester’s Pie Day Fundraiser

On Friday 3rd July  (the last day of term 2), the CPDS Friends & Family…

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Justified and Unjustified Absences

Dear Parents and Caregivers You would have seen that we have started to include attendance…

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Reports on Hero

Dear Parents and Caregivers Hopefully, most of you have had an opportunity to go online…

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BOT Update – June 2020

Kia ora whanau, So much has changed in the last few months. For many of…

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Online Reporting Rollout

Dear Parents and Caregivers In preparation for accessing your child(ren)'s reports this Friday, you will…

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2020-Y5 and 6 Camps

Thank you for your recent responses regarding camp and I am pleased to announce that…

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Staff Update

Unfortunately, I need to inform you that Jude O'Sullivan has decided it is time to…

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Our School Centenary is Not Far Away

Dear CPDS Families and Community, We have previously written to let you know that 2021…

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Level 1 Reminder

Dear Parents and Caregivers Even though we are at Level One and it appears New…

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Moving into Level One Tomorrow

I am sure we were all extremely pleased with the anouncement from the Prime Minister…

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Term 2 Reporting and Parent Discussions

Dear Parents and Caregivers Now our children have had time to settle back into school…

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Attendance Reporting to the Ministry of Education

Dear Parents/ Caregivers The Ministry of Education has asked me to past the following message…

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Post Covid Staff Update

Dear Parents and Caregivers I need to inform you of a couple of changes to…

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Change to Pick Up Times Next Week

Dear Parents and Caregivers, Now we have arrived at the end of our first week…

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Instrumental Music Lessons Years 3-6

Instrumental Music Lessons After discussion with Janine, our Principal, we have decided that moving forward,…

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Portrait and Class Photos 4th & 5th June

We will photograph portraits of all students as well as class photos. You do not…

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Update after Day 1 Including Some Changes

Thank you so much for all your cooperation today, as we fine tune our systems. …

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Important-In Preparation for Monday

Dear Parents and Caregivers Below is quite lengthy, but it is extremely important information that…

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Two Important Messages- Please read

1) We have cancelled the 'Teacher Only Day' scheduled for Friday before Queen's Birthday (29th…

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Preparing for Monday

Dear Parents and Caregivers As we prepare to return to school on Monday at Level…

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Important Information As We Approach Level 2

Dear Parents, At last, the moment we have been waiting for!  The time when all…

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Sharing our Outstanding Learning

This is page is to celebrate and share the amazing work our students have produced during online learning. We have a mixture of work to share, ranging from posters, poems, science experiments, writing stories, and video presentations. It has been amazing to see the effort, communication, and connections made through different online applications. We will update this page as we continue to receive work from our learners. Happy browsing!!
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Overdue Library books- Apology.

Kia Ora CPDS families, Today our automated library system sent an overdue notice to all…

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Winners of the Week 3 Lockdown Competition

This competition proved harder than I thought with less than half the entries getting all…

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Lockdown Competition – Week 3 (Pet Day)

This week, we have some pets who would like you to match them to their…

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Level 3 Attendance

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Winners of the Week 2 Lockdown Competition

This proved quite difficult for most. Here are the correct answers of the 'Baby Photo'…

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Level 3 for Schools

Dear Families I am sure you all will be seeing the information online at the…

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Well done!!- You have Survived Day Two of Online learning at Home

I am sure everyone of you have had a different experience with online learning in…

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Successful Songwriters at CPDS

Recently, we had the follwing group of children compete in the MENZA National Annual Songwriting…

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Catching Your Children Being Good

This week we are starting up our 'Level 3 -Caught Being Good' system again Parents…

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Important filtering help from the Ministry and Network for Learning (N4L)

If you have any issues,please contact help@n4l.co.nz directly. Kind regards Janine

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FAQ on Learning at Home

Newmarket School is one of the schools CPDS collaborates with as part of our Community…

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Mrs Irvine’s Lockdown Challenge -Week 2

This week, we have a 'Baby Staff Photo' Competition.  Just match the teacher' or leader's…

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Guidelines for Online Learning that starts tomorrow

Kia ora koutou e te Whanau Tomorrow, we start a new term, in a new…

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CPDS Whānau Positivity Overload Page

During the holidays, Dev Singh has been working extremely hard to build a site where…

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Winners of Week One’s Lockdown Challenge

Thank you to all the great entries submitted, making the decision really hard.  We arrived…

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A quick video message for your children from Mrs Irvine

Hello everyone, from my bubble.  I just wanted to pass on a quick video message…

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A Lockdown Challenge form Mrs Irvine

Over the next few weeks, I am going to run a lockdown competition for families.…

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Home Learning Update

Kia ora koutou e te Whanau Please take the time to read the entire email…

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Message regarding Kapa Haka from Lisa Rolle

Kia Ora Whānau, Many of your tamariki have signed up for Kapa Haka. I am…

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Important Home Learning Information- Every family needs to complete!

Hi Everyone, As we move into home learning online at the start of Term 2,…

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Pause to Reflect During Uncertain Times

The Ministry of Education has clarified the situation moving forward for us.  The page of…

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Essential Businesses

Essential businesses, and those that support them, will continue to provide the necessities of life…

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Some Online Links and Offline Ideas

Dear Parents and Caregivers Today’s announcement stated that there will be a four week ‘holiday’…

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COVID-19 Update

Kia ora koutou Self Isolation This is becoming extremely important, as we know many people…

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Pedestrian Gates

Kia ora If you have been into our school over the past couple of days…

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COVID-19 Update  

Kia ora The school has currently reviewed upcoming events and as one can expect with…

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COVID-19 Update

Kia ora  You may have seen that the World Health Organisation has now declared COVID-19…

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COVID-19 Update

Kia ora  Many of you will be aware that three of the five cases of…

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Latest COVID-19 Update

Information provided by Ministry of Education today. This afternoon, the Director General of Health announced…

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Lastest Update on COVID-19

Dear Parents and Caregivers Please find below important information issued by the Auckland Regional Public…

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COVID-19 Update

Dear Parents and Caregivers, I am concerned with how some of our children have come…

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CPDS Fair 2020

CPDS Fair 2020 Dear Community I’d like to thank all of the people who have…

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Books with Empathy themes

At our Community meeting in Week Two our guest speaker was highlighting the importance of…

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Term 1 Instrumental Music Lessons

Timetables for Term 1 Instrumental Music Lessons have been sent out to all Year 3-6…

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支付学校捐款和其他费用 Ways to Pay for the School Donation & Other Contributions: Mandarin Version

Kindo 是学校家庭支付所有款项的首选方法。在向 Kindo 付款时,您将支付称为 “The Growth Collective” 的公司机构。他们提供3种付款方式。 POLi,网上银行和信用卡。使用信用卡付款需支付额外费用,其他2个选项均免费。 POLI:这是最简单,最直接的付款方式。您将被引导到您的银行网站,以使用网上银行完成付款。参考和代码部分仅供您参考。但是,并非所有银行都与 POLI 挂钩。了解 POLi 的更多信息            有关哪家银行可以使用…

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Ways to Pay for the School Donation & Other Contributions

Kindo is our preferred method for school families to make all  payments. When making a…

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School Donation & Other Charges 2020

2020 SCHOOL DONATION and OTHER CHARGES Even though the year has started with some unexpected…

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Rhyme Rocket Show for All Students

On Tuesday the 18th of February, Joe Chambers from the BBC television show 'The Rhyme…

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FRIENDS & FAMILY PICNIC

Grab a blanket, pack a picnic hamper and meet up with other families on the…

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Term 1 Instrumental Music Lessons: Reminder that enrolments close this Friday

Cornwall Park District School is fortunate to have the expertise of experienced Music Specialists available…

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Ensuring Success for your Child(ren) at School

On Wednesday night (12 February) at 6.30 - 8pm in the school hall there will be a chance to mix and mingle with staff and then hear from 'John Peachey' from the 'Think Farm'. John works with a range of businesses as well as the education sector in New Zealand to help them develop, support and sustain effective leaders and positive work cultures. Through this work, he had great insight into what your child will need in the future and how you as parents can help them to prepare for a successful future.
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Celebrating Chinese New Year

     新年快乐 Happy New Year     Welcome everyone to the Year of the…

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Welcome Back Everyone

It has been great to see everyone back with so much energy to start the…

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IMPORTANT: Coronavirus Update-重要信息:冠状病毒更新 

As our children prepare to return to school tomorrow, we are asking for everyone’s support…

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IMPORTANT: Coronavirus Update 重要信息:冠状病毒更新

Dear Parents and Caregivers With school due to start in just over a week, I…

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Happy New Year 2020 新年快乐 2020

It is my great pleasure to welcome all our new and returning families to what…

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2020 Stationery Packs

Please click here for full information about purchasing 2020 stationery packs

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Merry Christmas

  For my final blog of the 2019 school year,  I would like to start…

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End of Year Bits & Pieces

Dear Parents/ Caregivers This email covers the following items: Frozen Friday Class Photographs Year 5/6…

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String Ensemble Performance in the Town Hall

Congratulations to our 'String Ensemble' who performed in the Town hall recently. Below is a…

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Well done to our Flipperball teams

What a great weekend with all 3 of our Flippa Ball teams won their final…

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Class Organisation for 2020

Please find below the class organisation for next year, including one last minute staff change. …

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Flag Day

Thank you to all the families who attended 'Flag Day' yesterday.   I was extremely impressed…

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No Nga Pihi (Junior Kapa Haka today)

Morena Tamariki, There is no Nga Pihi Kapa Haka today. Remember there is a shared…

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2020 Year 5 Flippaball Trials – Tomorrow

2020 Year 5 Flippaball Trials:   All children please try and come to the Trials if…

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Surprise $400,000 for Maintenance Funding from the Government

The recent news that our school will be receiving a one off payment of $400,000…

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Flag Day Postponed Today – Now Wednesday 4th December

Due to the weather forecast predicting heavy rain this afternoon with possible thunderstorms, we have…

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End of Year-Teacher Update 

As we near the end of the year, I would like to recognise and thank…

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Life Education Classes for Years 3,4,5 & 6

Over the next 2 weeks all Year 3,4,5 and 6 students will be attending Life…

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Process for Selecting ‘Flag Day’ Award Recipients

As we lead into 'Flag Day' next week, I wanted to again circulate the process…

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Kapa Haka Performance at Albert-Eden Festival 2019

Kia Ora Whānau, On the sunny Saturday just past, Cornwall Park students from Nga Pihi…

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2019 APPA Festival of Music

I spent a wonderful evening at the Town Hall last night, watching our Year 6…

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Flag Day / Prize Giving Ceremony 2019

Flag Day/Prize Giving Ceremony is a big event on the school’s calendar and for those…

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BOT Fair Newsletter Nov 2019

Kia ora whanau, The Fair The board are delighted to see that there has been…

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Swimming Pool Keytags For Sale

The Cornwall Park District School Pool Keytags for the 2019/2020 season will be available for…

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Aroha House Reward

Aroha House was named the top house of Term 3, and they all had a…

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No Gardening Club today

Morena Tamariki, No gardening club today as Mrs Singh is away. Mrs Singh

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Kids for Kids Concert

Last night, our Year 5 Choir performed at the annual ‘Kids for Kids’ concert at…

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Disco

  Thanks to the 'Friends and Families' who organised and helped out at the Disco…

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House Captain meeting

Hi house captains, Can you please meet me on Wednesday at morning tea ( so tomorrow, not…

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Our Y6 Lions Citizenship Award Recipients

On Wednesday night, I was privileged to be able to attend the annual 'Lions Citizenship…

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Wednesday Keyboard Lessons

NO  🎹 Keyboard lessons tomorrow as I will be out of school with the Year…

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Happy Diwali

Namaste Today, our school celebrated Diwali, and it was great to see so many parents…

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Fractured Fairy Tales Production

Last night, was the final showing of our Y5 and 6 production for 2019, and…

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Awapuni Nurseries Fundraiser

Now is the time to be planting seedlings in your gardens. Order from www.awapuni.co.nz, enter the…

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School Disco – Friday 8th November

It’s that time of year - put on your dancing shoes and come dressed to…

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Year 5/6 Production Next Week

Written and performed by our very talented students in Year 5 and 6.  This show…

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Auckland Marathon – CPDS Runners Race Report 

It was a glorious day at Victoria Park as the CPDS Runners lined up to…

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Staffing Update for 2020

It has been a very busy time over the past few weeks trying to ensure…

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2019 Chesspower Nationals

On Friday, I was lucky enough to accompany 7 of our Y5 and 6 boys…

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New Staff Term 4

I would like to extend a warm welcome to Adele Park, who has joined us…

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Year 5/6 Production: Fractured Fairy Tales

2019 Year 5/6 production: Fractured Fairy Tales All members of the school community are invited to…

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Special practice on Thursday for Totara-i-ahua

Morena students.  All Year 4-6 kapa haka students performing in the Albert-Eden Festival need to…

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Girl Guides

Have you thought about joining Girl Guides? Guides involves lots of fun and friendship while…

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Helen OGrady

The Difference is DRAMATIC! Confidence, Creativity, Communication Presentation Skills, Public Speaking, Performance Bringing out the…

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Realisticus Art Academy

Try out Realistic Drawing Programme and watch your child discover: FANTASTIC DRAWING SKILLS CREATIVITY, CRITICAL…

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Shine

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BOT Update

Kia ora whanau, You want the fair. I’d like to start off by thanking everyone…

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Lewis Eady Music Contest Placings

On 21 September, we had a number of school groups take part in the 2019 Lewis…

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Congratulations to Hayden C

              Congratulations to Hayden C, who competed in the…

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Y6 Performing Arts Cup

Last night, the school held the annual final for our Performing Arts Cup.  The auditions…

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Success for our Y4 Orcas

Congratulations to the Flippaball Y4 Orcas team (Heidi A, Jacob H, Ellie and Olivia D,…

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Basketball News

This term, we have had three basketball teams playing in the local St Kentigern School…

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Cross Country Zones

On Tuesday, we took a team of 32 children to the Remuera Zone Cross Country…

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Staff Update

Unfortunately, I am writing to inform you that Kelsi Robertson Rm 28, has tendered her…

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Celebrating Jamie and Kayla Y6

In the last holidays the Karate NZ National Champs were held which covered all styles…

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Music Group visits/ Mathex and Gymnastics Update

Community Visits Sorry for a delayed blog, however, the term just seemed to have got…

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Speech Success

The Year 6 children competed in the school speech competition on Monday.  The standard was…

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Science Fair and Art Exhibition

On Tuesday night, Totara and Kauri Teams held a wonderful showcase of student learning.  The…

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Term 4 Flippaball, Mini Polo, Basketball

Payment for Term 4 continuing players of Flippaball, Mini Polo and Basketball can now be…

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End of Term Jesters Pie Day

Jesters Pie Day Fundraiser  On Friday 27 September (the last day of term 3), the…

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Catch up Guitar lessons this Wednesday

There are the following Guitar catch up lessons on Wednesday. All other guitar students have finished…

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Lewis Eady Junior Music Contest

Exciting news! We have entered even more groups this year into the Lewis Eady Junior…

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Chickens in Room 23

Heihei i roto i te akomanga 23 Room 23 experienced some real life learning last…

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Nau mai ki te wiki tuawaru o te wāhanga tuatoru.  Te wiki o Te Reo Māori.

E maha ngā kaupapa e whai ake nei, mai i konei ki te mutunga mai…

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Ski Team Results

Our CPDS Ski Teams did an awesome job and had lots of fun at the…

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2019 Mandarin Language Speech Competition

大家下午好 On Tuesday 3rd September  Cornwall Park District School held its Mandarin Language Speech Competition. …

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Save the Fair / August Board Update

请阅读下面的中文翻译,谢谢  Kia ora whanau,  It’s finally Spring! Phew! It feels like that was a long…

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An Interesting Read

Nicki, our Librarian, shared this article today about the importance of reading aloud to your…

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Tongan Language Week

Malo e lelei, This week is Tongan Language Week, and we started it in style…

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Daffodil Day

It was a very bright yellow day on Friday, with so many children walking around…

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Staff Update

Staff Resignation Unfortunately, I need to inform you that Nicki Boswell, our wonderful librarian has…

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EPro8 Competition

On Monday, we had two Year 6 teams represent our school at the Epro8 Competition.…

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Winter Field Day

A number of our senior children represented our school at the Winter Field Day on…

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Important Measles Outbreak Information

So far, we have had no reported cases of measles at our school.  Please help us…

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Next Out of Zone Ballot

It is a legal requirement for the Board of Trustees to decide how many ballots…

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Gardening Club

Bula Vinaka Tamariki, Gardening Club is on today. Please meet in Room 25 at 12.40pm.…

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Kia Toa – Resilience Performance

Kia Toa – Resilience New Show by Bernard Mangakahia Earlier this year our students attended…

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A Night to Remember

On Tuesday night, we were treated to a 'Night to Remember'. This performance consisted of…

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Maths Week

This week, our children have been totally engaged in all things ‘mathematical’.  There have been…

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Complimentary trial of the NEW 19|20 Entertainment Membership

Cornwall Park District School has organised a complimentary trial of the NEW 19|20 Entertainment Membership…

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July Board Update

7月董事会更新 请阅读英文版下面的中文翻译,谢谢!    Kia ora whānau,  The Board of Trustees met on Tuesday 30th of July.…

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Gymnastics Success

Last Thursday, our school gymnastics teams competed in the Remuera Zone competition at the Tri…

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Green Day Today

                 Supporting Our Principals         …

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Student Led Conferences

Dear Parents/Caregivers Term 3 Student Led Conferences - Tuesday 20th August Booking of interviews will be…

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Important -To and From School Safety Messages

  A few reminders to ensure our children stay safe before and after school:- Only…

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Year 6 Choir APPA Music Festival

This message contains important information regarding the Year 6 Choir performance in the Auckland Town…

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Staff Update

Congratulations I am starting to believe there may be something in the water this year,…

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CPDS Turns 100! Cornwall Park 小学就快 100 周年了!

请阅读英文版下面的中文翻译,谢谢!   In 2021 Cornwall Park District School will celebrate its centenary!! What an exciting year…

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CPDS “A Night to Remember” Concert

“A Night to Remember”-Our annual Performing Arts Concert is on Tuesday August 13 2019 at…

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Well Done to our Y3 and Y4 Netball Teams

On Sunday 28 July, our Year 4 and Year 3 Netball teams took part in…

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Health and Wellbeing Survey

Dear Parents and Caregivers Every three years the school is required to seek feedback from…

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Supporting our Principal

Dear Parents, As some of you may already know, primary school principals across the country…

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Work from some of our Fantastic Year 1 Poets

I wanted to share these wonderful colour poems written by four of our Year One…

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An Important Message – Please read

Welcome back everyone to Term 3, and a special welcome to all our new children…

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Term 3 Instrumental Music Lessons

Term 3 Instrumental Music Lessons begin this week. Violin lessons will take place in the Bunker…

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CPDS Netballers are tough

On Thursday, the netball games (for Y3 and 4) scheduled at Windmill Road Courts for…

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June board update

Kia ora.    After a hotly contested election process, our brand new Board of Trustees…

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School Holiday Aotea Centre Display

You are all welcome to visit the Aotea Centre from July 17-19, where our school…

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Staff Update

Tomorrow, we are farewelling Cynthia Peat (as mentioned in a post earlier this term).  Cynthia…

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Rimu Sharing of the Arts

Tēnā koutou, Nameste, Jambo, Nĭ hăo (你好), Malo e lelei, On Tuesday night, Rimu parents and extended…

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Matariki 2019

                                                                                  Tēnā koutou Whānau O Maungakiekie   What a superb Matariki celebration on Friday.…

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Limited Time Offer – Entertainment Book Bonus $10 eGift Card + WIN Flights to London

ORDER HERE to support Cornwall Park District School and get a BONUS $10 JB HI-FI eGift Card! Holidays coming up??…

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Exciting News

Congratulations to our school chess team who are continuing to succeed. In my last post…

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Jesters Pie Day – Friday 5 July

Jesters Pie Day Fundraiser  On Friday 5th July (the last day of term 2), the CPDS…

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Final Dates Performing Arts/Team Sharing 2019

Upcoming CPDS Performing Arts/ Team Sharing Dates 2019 Please note: This information was correct at…

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Declaration of Cornwall Park District School Board of Trustees Election Results 2019

Cornwall Park District School Board of Trustees Election Declaration of Parent Election Results Parent representatives…

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Janine does us Proud

Last week, over 80 people from the Auckland Central Kāhui Ako (our Community of Schools) attended a professional…

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Electronic devices

As smartwatches are becoming more common for our children to wear to school, we feel it…

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Our Kids Lit Quiz Team were so Successful

  My apologies for not blogging this earlier We are so proud of our Kids…

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Staff Update

There definitely is something in the water this year, as I have another pregnancy announcement…

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Year 5&6 Sports Exchange – 25th June

FOOTBALL NETBALL  RUGBY HOCKEY Venue - College Rifles Venue - College Riffles Venue -College Rifles…

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Our Successful Chess Team

On Tuesday 28th May, our chess team took part in the Zone Chess Comptetion at…

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Planned Lockdown Practice 锁定演习计划

We will be practicing this procedure sometime in the next couple of weeks.  We do…

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Some Reminders for Parents

After School It is very important that children go straight home after school, or to…

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Year 5 & 6 Sports Exchange – 11th June

Rugby Venue 1.20pm DJC v ROPS Dilworth JC Field 1 CPS v VAS Dilworth JC…

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BOARD UPDATE – END MAY 2019年 5月 董事会会议通讯 请看下面的简单翻译, 谢谢

Kia ora. I hope that you’ve all managed to enjoy a really great long weekend.…

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Order your new 2019 | 2020 Entertainment Membership now!

Buy a new Membership and get a BONUS $10 Caltex StarCash Gift Card! Right now,…

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Years 3-6: Looking for Volunteers for Myopia Study

We are looking for volunteers! For a study of “New spectacle lenses for myopia control:…

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Serious Health Concerns

Measles Now it is official that Measles have made it to Auckland, we ask you…

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Staff Update

Staff Appointments I am pleased to announce that we have two new members of staff…

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PHOTODAY: School Portrait & Class Photos – 6th & 7th June

Photo day is on the 6th & 7th June, portrait and class photos will be…

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Two Solid Weeks of Camps

Today brings us to the end of the 2019 Camp season, with all of our…

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A Perk of Being Principal

Today, I was delivered the most devine salad courtesy of our Garden to Table 'Gardening…

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Teacher Only Day-Next Friday 31 May

Dear Parents and Caregivers, The teaching staff are very aware that next week may cause…

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Teachers Strike Wednesday 29 May

As reported by the media recently, teachers in both unions -NZEI (Primary) and PPTA (Secondary),…

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CPDS has never been so Pink!!

Today, our school is a sea of pink as a support for the 'Pink Shirt…

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National Support Staff Day Tomorrow

At Cornwall Park District School we have the most amazing support staff,  and tomorrow is…

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Board Newsletter- May 2019

Hello all, and welcome back after the Easter Break. I hope that you all had…

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Two Big National Campaigns Next Week

Anti-bullying Event Pink Shirt Day is celebrated around the country as a way of drawing…

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A Day in the Life …..of our Kowhai Team Children

Last night, our delightful New Entrant/ Year 1 children presented a number of items to…

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Important News-Please read

Reports and Parent/Teacher Discussions Your child(ren)'s first progress reports for 2019, will be coming home…

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House Captains – brief meeting today

HI team, Please can we meet in Room 22 at the start of lunch -…

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Term 2 Instrumental Music Lessons

Payment for Instrumental Music lessons for students continuing with lessons in Term 2 is required…

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A Poetic Picture of the Fair

Fair Frenzy   Lines of people snaked through the field to enjoy a thrilling ride.…

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A Huge Thank You

Well; the Fair weekend has come and gone and what an amazing day we had.…

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BOT Newsletter – April 2019

Kia ora, CPDS whānau, The board met on Tuesday 26th March.  The ratified minutes for…

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Message for Holders of Swimming Pool Keytags

We trust you’ve enjoyed this summer of fine weather and made the most of your…

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End of Term Sausage Sizzle

Next  Friday 12 April,  the lunchroom will be closed as the Friends & Family (formerly…

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Calling all unwanted Mobile Phones

It would be great if you could rummage around in your drawers and toy boxes…

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Call out for Parent Helpers for the Fair

  I would like to thank each and every one of the 268 parents who…

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School Donations

Thank you to those of you who have already chosen to pay the school donation;…

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Swimming Zones Competition

Last Tuesday 19 March, our Y5 and Y6 Swim Team competed in the Zones Swimming…

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Children Promoting our Fair

Kylie (Rm3) and Oliver (Rm12) have been working hard to raise some money ahead of…

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Y1 and Y2 Biathlon

Yesterday, our Y1 and Y2 children took part in their annual biathlon.  This involed a…

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Visit from Ofa Tu’ungafasi

All Black and Blues Rugby player Ofa Tu'ungafasi visited school on Tuesday. He spent time…

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Colour Our Day

A huge thank you to all our children who donated money today to help families…

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Coming Together as a Country – Mufti Day Tomorrow

  Tomorrow, we want to join together with other schools and take part in a…

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House Captain meeting

Morena house captains,   Please meet in Room 22 with your lunches. We need to…

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Some Information That May Be Of Help

Dear Parents and Caregivers Our deepest sympathy and thoughts goes out to all who have been immediately…

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Our thoughts are with them

With the horrific events that are unfolding in Christchurch tonight, I know you will all…

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First Vlog

We are looking as using Vlogs as another way to communicate with you about programmes. …

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House T-Shirts

Our 'School Houses' were initiated in 2018, to help foster positive relationships across all year…

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Upcoming Teacher Union Meetings next week

Next week, teachers from around New Zealand will be attending paid union meetings in order…

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Staff Update

Unfortunately, I need to let you all know that Kate Ginders (Rm 28), has decided…

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Visiting Performance: Bhangra Beats

The performing duo, BluGuru is coming to Cornwall Park School on Monday 25th March @…

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Ways to Pay for the School Donation and Other Charges

Ways to Pay for the School Donation and Other Charges   Kindo is our preferred…

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BOT Newsletter – March 2019

Tēnā koutou katoa, By way of introduction, my name is Nick, I’m a parent of…

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School Culture

Dear Parents and Caregivers We appreciate the length of this piece, however, please read all…

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A Mid Term Catchup

It is hard to believe we are already half way through the term, and that…

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Garden to Table and Family Picnic

The weather was beautiful and it was great to see so many families come along…

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Friends & Family School Picnic

  Friday 1st March, 5-7pm including   The Official Opening of the 'Garden to Table' area…

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Chinese New Year Celebrations

It was wonderful today visiting classes and seeing children from different class levels working together…

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2019 Fair Proceeds

Over the years we have been able to provide a number of special facilities for…

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Chinese New Year Celebrations

On Friday 15th February, we are celebrating Chinese New Year at Cornwall Park District School.…

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A Chaser to Visit our School

We are very excited to announce that Shaun will be visiting our school next Tuesday…

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Yr 6 Mini Polo Practise

Reminder to Yr 6 Snappers Mini Polo team. Practise today in the school pool at…

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Opening for the Breakers

It was great to see CPDS children playing in the curtain raiser for the Breakers…

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Lantern Festival Success

新年快乐 Happy Chinese New Year and welcome to the Year of the Pig! On Friday…

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Year 6 Puberty Classes

Dear Parents An important part of the Year 6 Health curriculum includes ‘puberty talks’. Due…

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2019 School Donation and Other Charges

2019 is going to be an another exciting year and it is great to start…

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Two Amazing Students

It is only day three, and I am already able to share the amazing achievements…

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Another Successful Second Hand Uniform Sale

I would like to pass on a huge thanks to Kristy Fourie, Natalie O’Brien, Marguerita Tevaga,…

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Watch TV One News

Hi All Just a heads up, that the school may be on TV One News…

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Back to School Tomorrow

I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow. An extra special welcome to all our…

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Inviting Feedback on Strategic Plan

Dear Parents and Caregivers, A very warm welcome to 2019 for all Cornwall Park District…

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Second Hand Uniform Sale

Reminder: Our very popular second hand uniform sale will be held tomorrow, Thursday 24 January, between…

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Happy New Year, 新年快乐

Welcome to all new and returning families.  I hope you have all had a chance…

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2019 Stationery Packs

2019 stationery packs will be available for purchase at Paper Plus Royal Oak Mall from…

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Christmas Wishes

For my final blog of the 2018 school year, I would like to wish all…

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Year 6 Leavers: Closing your Kindo Account

School Leavers – notice re Kindo shop account If your family is leaving our school…

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Cornered!!!

  Even though I had the biggest water pistol -it didn't help when I was…

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Generous Donation and Leader Project

I would like to thank Harry S, for the very generous donation he and his…

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Waterwise 2019

On September 11 2018, a letter was sent out outlining the programme that our Year…

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2019 Class Organisation

Please see below for class organisation for 2019.  Your children visited their new class at…

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Blues Ceremony and Y6 Graduation

On Thursday at 9.30am, we will holding our final Blues Assembly for the year and…

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Flag Day Apology

The Leadership Team, would like to apologise for not communicating to our community prior to…

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Flag Day- Change of Date

Change of Date-Flag Day /Prize Giving Ceremony Now-Friday 7th December 2:15pm - 4:00pm   Due to the…

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Flag Day Information 2018

 Flag Day /Prize Giving Ceremony Tuesday 4th December 2:15pm - 4:00pm   Flag Day/Prize Giving Ceremony is a…

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The CPDS Dragons

This term, we have had a Year 3 and 4 Basketball Team called the 'Dragons',…

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Athletic Zone Success

Well done to our Y5 and 6 children who attended the Remuera Athletic Zones, at…

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Beach Education as a Motivation

Upon a beach… I hear rocks skimming over water with swift speed. I feel the…

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Open Afternoon and Parent Discussions

Open Day Yesterday, Kowhai Team had an open afternoon, where families were invited to come…

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Being Creative Learners in Room 22

I was very lucky to be invited to Room 22 on Friday last week, to…

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Two Names to Watch For

We have had two of our children achieve amazing results recently. Xin-Xin Rm 28, was…

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Christmas Cheer for Others

Each year, Cornwall Park District School ask our families to help support those children and…

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Instrumental Music Lessons

There are the following lessons this week: Recorder and Flute: Lessons have finished for the…

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Boys Choir and Senior Ukulele today

Boys Choir and Senior Ukulele group 10.30am in the Hall today please. Senior Ukulele,  we…

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‘Self-Managing’ New Entrants

In Room 19 today, I came across some very 'self-managing' learners completing their 'Must Do/Can…

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Aria Park Performance

Our Y3/4 Choir and Junior Ukulele Group performed at Aria Park Retirement Village, on Wednesday. …

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Please Respect our Neighbours

Parking I am aware that dropping off and picking up children can be a very…

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Diwali Celebration

On Friday, we all celebrated another wonderful Diwali celebration.  During the day, children across the…

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Kapa Haka Performance at Mt Albert Cultural Festival

Both of our Kapa Haka groups; Nga Pihi and Totara-i-ahua performed beautifully at the recent…

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Pool Keytags For Sale

The Cornwall Park District School Pool Keytags for the 2018/2019 season will be available for…

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APPA Music Festival

Our Year 6 Choir and Ensemble group performed at the Town Hall on Wednesday night,…

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EPro8 Challenge

Last week, Max, Spencer, Antonio, Rory, Tim and Angelo from R28 and Maskill from R27 …

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‘Kids for Kids’ Show

  Last night, I went to see our Year 5 Choir perform at the 'Kids…

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Table Tennis Competition

Last Thursday, Paul Campbell  took a group of twelve table tennis players to the Auckland…

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A Kidsummer Night’s Dream DVD Orders

A DVD recording of our 2018 Year 6 production, "A Kidsummer Night's Dream" is now…

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Well done to our Y6 Performers

It was the final performance of the 2018 Year 6 Production 'Kidsummer Night's Dream' last…

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Calling all old Mobile Phones

Help Sustainable Coastlines look after NZ's coastlines and waterways. It would be great if you…

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Recent Marathon

I want the children who took part in the marathon on Sunday 28 October, to…

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Y6 Production- A Kidsummer Night’s Dream

We have our Year 6 production performances this Wednesday and Thursday night- in our hall…

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EPro8 Challenge

Could all members of the EPro8 Challenge team this coming Friday please meet Mr Collins…

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BOT Newsletter – October 2018

Tena koutou katoa The Board met on Tuesday 23rd October. The Board welcomed Mrs Irvine…

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Y0-2 Cross Country

Last Thursday, our  Y0-2 had their Cross Country, despite the rain.  It was great to…

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Y5 Dance Extravaganza

Year 5 Dance Production I just wanted to recognise the dance extravaganza put on at…

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Thanks For a Great Disco

What a wonderful night the children had on Friday night at their disco.  I was…

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Worm farm

After much behind the scenes organisation, the school now has 4 working worm farms. We…

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School Production Ticket Sales

We are pleased to announce the limited season of our 2018 Year 6 production: A…

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CPDS School FUN RUN 

Thank you to those that have signed up already - WAY TO GO! Please remember…

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End of Year Awards

As promised, I wanted to circulate the process of how we select the recipients of…

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Frozen Fridays are back!

With the warmer weather starting (hopefully), the CPDS Friends and Family will be selling ice…

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2019 Student Placement Form

I apologise for not getting this out yesterday, as promised. If you have more than…

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Black & White Disco

Break out your dancing shoes and come along to the legendary CPDS Disco! $2 entry fee Parents: We need your help! If you are able to help with selling glow sticks, food or setup and cleanup please email pta@cpds.school.nz
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Second Hand Uniform Sale

Another BIG CPDS Friends and Family Second Hand Uniform Sale To Be Held Wednesday 24 October 8.15am – 9.00am in the staffroom
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Welcome to Term 4

What a lovely sunny day to start Term 4.  I am so pleased to be…

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CPDS School FUN RUN

Thank you to those that have signed up already - WAY TO GO! Please remember…

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CPDS School FUN RUN

Thank you to those that have signed up already - WAY TO GO! Please remember…

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Fair Convenor – WE WANT YOU!!

Hi everyone, Due to it being Craig Anderson’s last year at the school as a…

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Pink Ribbon

This year's Pink Ribbon annual appeal is on 12th - 13th October. If you are…

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Awesome Inquiry & Writing

It was very pleasing to see a number of students visiting my office in the…

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WHAT NOW – Incredible Day!!

What an incredible Sunday morning, we had lots of visitors and members of our schooling…

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School Fun Run

Dear Parent/Guardian, We will be holding the School Fun-Run as a major fundraising event this…

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Basketball

Our Aces Basketball team won their grade last Monday with a great win over Three…

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CPDS Snappers

Awesome effort by the CPDS snappers for getting 1st place in the Yr 5 grade…

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Cross Country

Our Cross country team ran extremely well at the zone last Tuesday.  The four races…

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APPA Music Competition

The APPA music competition is one of the most prestigious music competition for primary-intermediate aged…

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Kindo – Online ordering and payment

Today we are pleased to announce our new online ordering and payment method known as…

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Garden Initiative

Garden to Table The garden to table project is something the teachers and learners have…

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BOT Newsletter – September 2018

Tena koutou katoa The Board met on Tuesday 4th of September. Of particular interest in…

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Orchestra Practice – Music Club

Extra Orchestra Practice for soloists and Rhythm Section There will be an extra practice at…

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Speech Competitions

On Thursday 13th September 2018 Elva Zheng represented CPDS at the APPA Native Mandarin Speakers…

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Rugby

On Tuesday our rugby team played in the U50kg Remuera Zone rugby competition. We played…

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Auckland Champion of Champion Gymnastics

On Thursday our Year 4 Boys team and Year 6 Girls team competed in the…

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Amazing Book Week

What a fantastic week of literacy celebrated at our school. We had parents, staff and…

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Performing Arts Cup Competition

Thank you to all the year six students who auditioned for the Performing Arts Cup…

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Daffodil Day

Thank you to all the children who took part in our Daffodil Day campaign last…

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Kauri Team – Eco bags

If you are shopping at Countdown, Greenlane please keep a lookout for Dev Singh and…

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School Photographs

Class, Individual and Sibling Photographs These are being held on Thursday 20th September and Friday…

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Totara Production

Totara Team had their team production last night and it was enjoyed by all who…

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Performance Trip

On Wednesday 5th September, the Boys Choir, Senior Ukulele Group and String Ensemble performed at…

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Tongan Language Week

Malo e lelei! This week was Tongan Language Week. It was great to see our…

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Boys Choir and Ukulele Group

Boys Choir and Ukulele group please meet at 10.30am in the Hall today. Mrs Yu

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Cornwall Park School Book Week

10 - 14 September Book Week is a very special event on our school calendar…

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CPDS Ski Team

CPDS GROMS 2018   Big Congratulations to:  Keira Gentry  Mia Bason  Cooper Sargison  Elliot Schultz   …

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WHAT NOW!!

We would love the school community to be part of our live audience. I have…

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Cross Country

Year 5 and 6 cross country Well done to everyone who took part in the…

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Watties Can Collection

A massive thank you to our school community for getting behind the 2018 Watties Cans…

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Celebrating Learning

I had the privilege of being invited out of my office to meet Room 2 outside…

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Speech Competition

What an event. 12 speakers sat nervously waiting their turn. We had 2 amazing judges…

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Mandarin Speech Competition

2018 Mandarin Language Speech Competition 大家下午好 On Thursday 30th August  Cornwall Park District School held…

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Jack ‘n’ Jill Photos – due to popular demand more spaces are available

Bookings are open till the 31st August - due to popular demand more spaces are available …

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WHAT NOW!!!

What Now - New Zealand's longest running, highest rating and best loved kids TV series…

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Cornwall Park School Book Week

10 - 14 September Book Week is a very special event on our school calendar…

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Year 5 & 6 Cross Country

Next Tuesday the 28th August we will be running the Year 5 and Year 6 Cross Country.…

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Board of Trustees are reviewing the following policies

This term the Board of Trustees are reviewing the following policies, Complaints and Behaviour Management, click read more to find out further information
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Boys Choir today

There will be Boys Choir today in the Hall as tomorrow is Winter Field Day…

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Casual vacancy for an elected trustee – two roles

Cornwall Park District School Board of Trustees Casual vacancy for an elected trustee – two…

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Learner Dispositions

We have had a number of our students displaying our school learner dispositions in their…

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Mrs Wynne’s Ukulele Group today

Don't forget Mrs Wynne's Ukulele Group is on today in the Music Room 12.30pm, bring…

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Jack ‘n’ Jill Photos – Remember to book

Don't forget to book by 31st August. *** If we don't get enough bookings they…

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Learning is Evolving – Get on the ball

The learners in Room 2 have been using Sphero to learn about angles and shapes…

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CPDS Sport Update

It has been a very busy week for sport here at school. On Monday our…

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Gymnastics Zone Day

On Thursday we sent 31 of our gymnasts to the Remuera Zone Gymnastics competition which…

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Student Led Conferences/NZEI Strike/Siyanqi Primary

Student Led Conferences Next Monday, at 3 pm online booking will be open for student-led…

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Student Led Conferences

Dear Parents/Caregivers Term 3 Student Led Conferences - Wednesday 22nd August  Booking of interviews will be…

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Calling all old Mobile Phones

Help Sustainable Coastlines look after NZ's coastlines and waterways. It would be great if you…

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Kauri Team Production

Kauri Team had their team production last night and it was enjoyed by all who…

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Wonderful Writing

I have been overwhelmed by the number of learners that are visiting me during the…

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BOT Newsletter – July 2018

Tena koutou katoa The Board met on Tuesday 31st of July to receive the Principal’s…

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Powhiri – Siyanqi Primary School

We had another amazing powhiri for our visitors from Siyanqi Primary School, Ningbo, China this…

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Ningbo

We are hosting students from our sister school in Ningbo, China in Week 3 (6-10th…

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Jack ‘n’ Jill Photos

Back by popular demand…..you asked and we listened. Saturday 01 September 2018 Cornwall Park District…

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Friends And Family

Please take the time to view our Friends and Family page on our school website,…

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NZEI Teacher Strike

You may be aware of negotiations that have been underway between the Ministry of Education…

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Motivated Learners

  It has been a very busy week for the staff and students. It has…

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Welcome back to Term 3!

We had a wonderful powhiri this morning, welcoming our new students, families & teachers into…

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BOT Newsletter – June 2018

The Board  has meet twice since our last update, so this brings you up to date with our 29 May and our 26 June meetings. The minutes of our Board meetings are also available from the school office and on our web page. 董事会昨晚举行了每月一次的会议,本通讯将为您提供最新的会议讨论内容以及5月29日,上一次会议的讨论内容。 我们的董事会会议记录也可从学校办公室和我们的网页上获取
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Farewell for a Term

Kia ora As most of you are aware I am going a term's sabbatical for…

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Time to Celebrate

This week has been a busy one, starting in the weekend, when our Y3/4 Flippaball…

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No Ensemble Group today

No Ensemble Group today. Enjoy the House Assembly! See you all next term. Mrs Yu…

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Lock Down Practice Completed

Last week, I notified you all that we would have a lock down practice at…

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Recorder, Flute and Keyboard lessons today

Flute and recorder lessons have finished for the term. Keyboard lessons: There are the following…

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A Night To Remember

Congratulations to all of the students who performed at the concert last night. It was…

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Calling all old Mobile Phones

Help Sustainable Coastlines look after NZ's coastlines and waterways. It would be great if you…

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Planned Lock Down Practice

We will be practicing this procedure sometime next week.  We do not want to provide…

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Gymnastics Fun Festival

On Wednesday, our Year 4, 5 and 6 gymnasts competed at the 'Gymnastics Fun Festival' …

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Year 3&4 Choir

Year 3&4 choir rehearsal is still on at 12.30 on Friday in Room 2! Thanks heaps Mrs…

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Senior Ukulele Group

Senior Ukulele Group will meet in the Music Room at 2.30pm today, straight after Assembly.…

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Wig Wednesday

Today, our school took part in Wig Wednesday.  We managed to raise $434.80 for 'Kiwi…

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Matariki 2018

Tēnā koutou Whānau O Maungakiekie, As dawn broke this morning, two hundred gathered inside the…

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Protecting Privacy

Dear Parents and Caregivers, I am aware that social media for many of us, is…

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Ensemble Group

There is Ensemble Group today 1.30pm in Room 22. If you are involved in Assembly…

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Staff Updates for Term 3

I am extremely pleased to announce that we have been successful in securing the three…

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Competitive Sports Games for 12 June- Year 5/6 Tuesday Sports

We have confirmed the following competitive games for next Tuesday.  All games start at 1.30…

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Ensemble group tomorrow

There is Ensemble group tomorrow.  Please remember your instruments and music. Mrs Yu

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Year 6 Choir and Senior Ukulele Group on Friday

Just a reminder for tomorrow: Year 6 Choir - 8.30am in the Hall.  See you…

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NO Keyboard or violin lessons today

Hi Everyone,   There will be no keyboard and no violin lessons today. You will…

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Latou Foliga Manaia

Here is Miss Robertson supporting a couple of our boys (Cooper and Mac) who also…

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Malō soifua

This week, the school has been celebrating 'Samoan Week' with many classes learning basic greetings…

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Delightful Days at Camp

Pigeons gazed with black, beady eyes. Flamboyant peacocks strutted proudly. Innocent quails sniffing curiously for…

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Matariki Dawn Ceremony Invite

Cornwall Park District School warmly invites all students, parents and our wider community to attend…

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BOT Newsletter – May 2018

The Board has met a couple of times since our newsletter in February and this is a catch all for both those meetings – Tuesday 27 March and Tuesday 8 May. The minutes of our Board meetings are also available from the school office and on our web page click here. 自2月份的通讯之后,我们开了两次会议,3月27号和5月8号。我们的董事会会议记录可以从学校办公室和我们的网页上取得。
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Reminder Teacher Only Day/ Queen’s Birthday -School Closed

Teacher Only Day/Queen's Birthday Weekend - School Closed – Friday 1 June and Monday 4…

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Some Recent Events

CAMPS It has been a busy time at camp for our Year 5 and 6…

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Mana – The Spirit of Polynesia Performance

Bernard Mangakahia is coming to Cornwall Park School on Wednesday 13th June 2018 @ 1:45…

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REMINDER-PARENT/STUDENT AND TEACHER CONFERENCES EARLY FINISH TUESDAY 29th MAY 2018

Dear Parents The Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences will be held on Tuesday 29th May and Wednesday 30…

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Staff Leaving us at the End of the Term

I know when you employ good people their skills are going to be sought after…

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Some Powerful Writing

CHOCOLATE  SUPREME   A torrent of gooey goodness pierced the sweet chocolate shell An overwhelming…

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Well done to a Multi-Talented Young Lady

During the recent holidays Xin-Xin Rm 28, competed in the 2018 Tennis Auckland -Autumn Junior…

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School Discussions

www.schoolinterviews.co.nz    Tomorrow, you will be receiving a progress report for child (with the exception…

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A New Beginning

After the meeting last week, it has been decided that while the school is extremely…

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Scholastic Lucky Book Club

Brochures advertising the latest Scholastic Lucky Book Club items have been distributed to all rooms…

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Reminder-‘PTA Brainstorming’ session TONIGHT

  As with all groups, occassionally they need to be reinvented in order to become…

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Y5/6 Triathlon Results

It has been a busy couple of weeks, however, finally I am in a position…

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Receiving Important School Messages

I thought it was timely after the aftermath of the storm earlier in the week…

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Best News Ever- Fair Income Goes Up

Yesterday, we discovered that some of our eftpos transactions had been recorded incorrectly which has…

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School is open

Just to let you all know the school is open today and it is business…

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Yet Another Successful Fair

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2018 House Captains

Today, we announced our successful house captains.  The children nominated were all of a very…

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A Huge Thank You from Viv Quan

Before ​Vivian Quan wanted to say a huge thank you to the community at CPDS…

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Easter Ice Skating

Today, children from Totara Team had a go at ice skating.  From these photos it…

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FAIR RAFFLES & EASTER CLOSURE

Dear Parents   Don't forget to bring back your raffle ticket books - money and…

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School Donation

Thank you to those of you who have already chosen to contribute the school donation;…

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Remuera Zone Swimming Sports

On Tuesday we took a team of 26 Year 5 and 6 children to the…

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PTA Meeting Minutes 8 March 2018

Please click here for the minutes of the meeting held on 8 March 2018. The…

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Well done to our teachers Colleen, Kelsi and Kimberly

Well done to Kelsi, Kimberly and Colleen who competed in the Panasonic People's Triathlon series…

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Congratulations to a past pupil-Te Kahurangi Whata

On behalf of all of us at CPDS, I would like to say how proud…

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Congratulations to a Past Pupil- Harry Butler

  Harry was part of the Selwyn College team who recently won the Harken National…

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Year 5 and 6 Swimming Sports Results

It was great to see both the Year 5 and 6 children take part in…

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A Brave Staff Member is Shaving her Head for Charity

Viv Quan has been part of our staff at Cornwall Park for many years, in…

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BOT Newsletter – March 2018

The Cornwall Park District School Board of Trustees had its first meeting for the year last Tuesday evening. It was a packed evening and this is a brief update of what we discussed, as well as other Board issues going forward into the year. 距离上次发出的简讯已经有一段时间了。希望您有一个美好的夏日假期,也希望您也已经适应了新的一年的到来。 Cornwall Park 学校董事会在上周二晚上举行了第一次会议。董事会议记录可以从学校办公室和我们的网页BOT 会议记录中获得
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Well-Being Focus in 2018

As part of our focus on well-being this year,  all classes are completing the Kia…

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Spelling Review

As part of our cycle of review the teaching staff recently reviewed our spelling programmes.…

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A thank you to our PTA and notice of their next meeting

I would like to thank our PTA, especially Katie and Shelley for putting on a…

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PTA Picnic tonight 5-7pm

The family picnic is on tonight on the school field from 5 pm so come…

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Introducing CPDS Houses

This year, CPDS have decided to reintroduce a house system where all children are grouped,…

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New Disposition Passports

In Term 2, the school is introducing a learner disposition passport that includes our values…

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Happy Chinese New Year – 新年快乐

ni hao                           …

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Updating your School App Details for 2018

Now we are up and running for the year it is a good time to…

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PTA Family Picnic

The PTA have organised a great evening out for families on Friday 2nd March 5-7pm. …

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P.T.A School Picnic

Grab a blanket, pack a picnic hamper and meet up with up with other families…

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Happy Chinese New Year everyone!

Chinese New Year Celebrations On Friday 23 February we are celebrating Chinese New Year at…

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2018 School Donation and Other Charges

2018 is going to be an exciting year, with new staff Shanthan Naidu, Ronelle Clarke,…

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Welcome to our New Staff

It is with much pleasure that I am able to welcome Ronelle Clarke, as the…

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Frozen Friday starts this Friday

The PTA will again be selling $1.00 iceblocks after school on the courts each Friday…

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Swimming Sports Dates 2018

Year 5 Swimming Sports - Monday 26th Feb - 9am-3pm Year 6 Swimming Sports -…

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No Frozen Friday This Week

It is hoped that Frozen Friday iceblocks will be available after school on the courts…

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Flippa Ball Bookings Now Open

Bookings for Flippa Ball are now open. This activity is only available to Year 3-6 children.…

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A huge thanks to our PTA

As you can see from the photo below, the children are loving the new playground…

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Summer Heat

It definitely is a hot return to school and it looks like this heat may…

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Sad News

It is with sadness that I am writing to let you know that David, the…

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Welcome Back to the 2018 School Year

I hope you have all had an enjoyable break with your children. I am sure…

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2018 Stationery Requirments

Please click HERE for full information regarding purchasing CPDS 2018 stationery requirements.

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Merry Christmas

As our school year draws to a close I would like to wish everyone a…

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Staff Announcement- New Associate Principal Appointed

I am very pleased to announce that we have appointed Mr Shanthan Naidu as our…

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Holiday Ideas for Kids

If you are looking for holiday events or ideas of things for your children to…

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Graffiti Problem

Unfortunately, we have been the target of graffiti artists over the past month or so,…

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BOT Newsletter – November 2017

The Cornwall Park District School Board of Trustees had its monthly meeting on Tuesday evening 21 November. This note provides a brief update to parents, whānau and caregivers on both that meeting and any other key Board issues. 11月21日星期二晚上 Cornwall Park 小学举行了每月一次的董事会。这个最新简报是让所有的父母、家庭和看护人了解会议上所讨论的问题。
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Congratulations to Lisa Rolle

I would like to congratulate Lisa Rolle for recently completing the University Qualification ' Transforming…

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Does your school uniform still fit you?

ARE YOU MOVING ON TO ANOTHER SCHOOL? Please support the PTA by donating CPDS Uniform…

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Athletic Zones

  On Tuesday, our Y5/6 athletes competed at the Remuera Athletic Zones.  Below is the…

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Swimming Pool Keytags

We are pleased to once again offer swimming pool keytags for sale to our school…

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Our Totara-i-Ahua Group Perform at Festival

On Saturday, our fantastic Totara-i-Ahua Kapa Haka group performed brilliantly at the Albert-Eden Cultural Festival…

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A Wonderful Powhiri

On Friday, a large contingent of staff, BOT representative and parents, along with Alicia's family…

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2018 School Organisation

I am pleased to announce the organisation for 2018.  I thought that I would be…

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PTA Meeting

Hi everyone,  Just a quick email to remind you all of the PTA meeting this…

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Parent Teacher Interviews – 29th November

Booking of interviews will be open to parents and caregivers at 3.00 on Friday 24th…

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Term 4 Student Led Conferences – Tuesday 28th November 2017

Booking of interviews will open to parents and caregivers at 3.00pm Friday 24th November. Choose…

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Cinderella & Rockerfella DVD Order

A DVD recording of our 2017 Production – Cinderella & Rockerfella is now available for…

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BOT Newsletter – October 2017

The Cornwall Park District School Board of Trustees held its monthly meeting on Tuesday evening 24 October. This note provides a brief update to parents, whānau and caregivers on both that meeting and any other key Board issues. Cornwall Park 小学董事会于10月24日晚召开每月例会。以下是本次会议摘要,主要内容包括给家长,监护人及社区的本次董事会相关事项的最新消息更新
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Wonderful Y6 Production

The last two nights have been great with the Y6 production 'Cinderella and Rockerfella' providing…

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PTA Minutes of October 19 Meeting

Please click here to view the minutes of the 19 October PTA meeting.

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Broken Glass

Parents, please ensure that no glass drink bottles or food containers are brought to school. Broken…

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Don’t miss out on seeing our Y6 Production

This year, our Y6 children are presenting 'Cinderella and Rockerfella' next week on Tuesday and…

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Y6 APPA Festival Performance

Just as the Year 5 children round off a couple of busy weeks, our Year…

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Year 5 Bike Safety lessons

Hi Parents of year 5 students On Monday and Tuesday next week Constable Jude will…

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Parking Restrictions

The school works hard to maintain positive relationships with our neighbours and we always take…

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Y5 Kids For Kids Concert

What a busy time our Year 5 children have had over the past two weeks. …

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Cornwall Park District School – Annual Review of Charter

Cornwall Park District School Annual Review of Charter, we welcome you to participate in giving us feedback on what ‘this looks like to you’ so we can build goals that meet your needs. Please find the feedback form at the bottom of this post.
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CPDS Disco Tonight

Please note: this event is only for current pupils of CPDS. At the conclusion of…

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Kids Marathon

On Sunday, we had a number of children taking part in the Heart Foundation 5Km…

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Year 5 Dance Extravaganza

The Year 5 group put on an amazing 'Trip down Memory Lane' for us on…

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Writing Workshops

Last week, eight Year 6 students took part in a series of creative writing workshops…

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Year 6 Production Tickets Available

Tickets for the Year 6 production of Cinderella & Rockerfella are now available for purchase.…

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IMPORTANT HEALTH ALERT

Dear Parents and Caregivers We are very concerned with the growing number of children being…

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Staff Farewells Approaching at the End of the Year

As we approach the end of the year we are busy organising our staffing for…

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School Library

Our School Library is here for you and your whole family. If you ever have…

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Scholastic Lucky Book Club

A reminder that Lucky Book Club orders close Tuesday 31 October at 5pm. Online orders…

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Diwali Celebration

What a wonderful day we have all had today.  It is great to see the…

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Y0-4 Cross Country Results

Even though we had a couple of showers yesterday, we are pleased we were able…

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Another Welcome

I would like to welcome Vicki Hartstonge back onto our staff in a new capacity.  Vicki…

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Term 4 Reports

Just a reminder that children will be bringing home their Term 4 report tonight.  This…

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Carpark, Crossing and Grounds Reminder

Hi all Just a bit of housekeeping regarding some very important areas of our school.…

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ICAS Results- Mathematics and English

We had a number of children sit the Maths and English ICAS (International Competitions and…

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CPDS Diwali Celebrations

We will be celebrating Diwali on Friday 27th October, 9am-3pm. Everyone is welcome. It is…

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School Disco

Time to get those dancing shoes on for the Stars in Space Disco, Friday 3rd…

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Dental Van Term 4 Visit

The Mobile Dental Van will be visiting our School this term to examine children who…

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Scholastic Lucky Book Club

Brochures have been made available to classes for distribution today. This will be the final…

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Camp Survey

Traditionally students in Years 5 and 6 have had the opportunity annually to attend a…

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Term 4 is Underway

Welcome back everyone! With the first week nearly completed there is no doubt that this…

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School Library Feedback

We would like to get feedback on our Library from all parents in the CPDS school community.…

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PTA Meeting Thursday 19 October

A quick reminder to you all of the PTA meeting this Thursday, 19 October at 7.15pm in the…

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Frozen Fridays Are Back!

With the warmer weather starting (hopefully), the PTA will be selling iceblocks outside Room 30…

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PTA September Meeting Minutes

Please click here to read the PTA minutes of the meeting held in September.

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BOT Newsletter – September 2017

The Cornwall Park District School Board of Trustees had its monthly meeting Tuesday evening 27th…

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Sausage Sizzle Friday 29 September

This Friday (29th Sep) the lunchroom will be closed as the PTA is running their end…

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Helpers Required for End of Term Sausage Sizzle

End of term is upon us again, which means we need some handy helpers for…

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Getting the Important Notices

As with any new system we find the issues once people start to use it,…

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Zone Cross Country Success

Congratulations to our school cross country team who ran very well in extremely muddy conditions…

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Mathex 2017

On Thursday 14 September, we had a number of our students represent CPDS at the…

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Personalised Artwork Calendars, Cards, Diaries, Mouse Mats & Note Pads

PTA FUNDRAISER Due Date: 22 September Thank you to all families who have placed their…

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Horsing around on Thursday!

On Thursday 21st September we have some VERY special local visitors coming to our school…

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BOT Newsletter – August 2017

The Cornwall Park District School Board of Trustees had its monthly meeting Tuesday evening 29th…

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Health Alert- Mumps

  Auckland is experiencing an unprecedented mumps outbreak. There have been over 370 cases with…

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Success at the Gymnastics Competition on Friday

Congratulations to our Year 5 Girl's team consiting of Daniella Van D, Lara T, Mikaela R,…

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Our ‘Te Reo’ Strategy

Ngā mihi o te ahiahi Monday 11- Sunday 17 September, marks the official 'Te Reo'…

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Classroom Music Update

Dear Parents and Caregivers As you are aware we appointed Francine Werry to take over…

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Calendar Art

Personalised Artwork Calendars, Diaries, Mouse Pads, & Note Pads -  PTA Fundraiser Your children have…

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A Delightful Afternoon at the Proms

               What an amazing show!  This Prom was held last…

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Worn with Pasifika Pride

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Staff Update for Term 4

As we approach the end of the term, I have an upcoming staff change to…

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2018 Local Writers’ Festival

Yesterday, we had a group of Y6 budding writers (Tony C, Julian L, Henry W,…

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Mālō e lelei

Mālō e lelei It was great to see Vaitomeilangi and Wilson F,  in their Tongan…

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Health Alert- For Pregnant Mothers

Dear Parents and Caregivers The school currently has a case of slapped cheek, so we…

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Speech Competitions

Last week we ran our Y6 speech competition.  The finalists had a range of topics…

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EPro8 Competition

We had two teams (Year 6-Coen, Oscar, Nathan and Connor) and  (Year 5- Gracie, Maia, Joe…

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Another CPDS Star

Keira G in Year 4 has been a great representative for our school at the North…

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Year 5 and 6 Cross Country

Year 5                          …

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CPDS Afternoon at the Proms

Dear CPDS Parents and Caregivers   On Saturday 9th September the CPDS Orchestra will be…

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Keeping Ourselves Safe Information Meeting

Reminder the Keeping Ourselves Safe Information Meeting begins at 6.00pm tonight in the Staffroom Mrs Wood…

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Adult Kapa Haka & Te Reo Classes

Dear Parents/ Caregivers   Two adult education classes are being offered in September. Beginners Kapa…

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Blues Award Update

Due to the small number of 'Blues' recipients mid year, we have decided to include…

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New Pasifika Group – Starting 30th August

We are beginning a Pasifika group next week (30 August), lead by Kim Jones, our…

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An Outstanding Result for Daffodil Day

Thank you to all the children who took part in our Daffodil Day campaign today…

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Keeping Ourselves Safe

Dear Parents Throughout the next few weeks we will be taking part in “Keeping Ourselves…

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Cultural Concert

It was an extremely busy week last week with the Y4 Choir performing at the…

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Sister School Visit

Last week we had students from our sister school Siyanqi Primary in Ningbo join us.  It…

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Community Meeting

Dear Parents/Caregivers The Board of Trustees and school management invite the school community to a…

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CPDS Board of Trustees Newsletter – 1st August 2017

The Cornwall Park District School Board of Trustees had its monthly meeting on Tuesday evening…

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Y5/6 Winter Field Day

Thank goodness the weather behaved this year allowing some of our Y5/6 children to participate…

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Maths Competition – Siyanqi v CPDS

We have been enjoying a very busy week with our students who have been visiting…

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Replacement of Decile Ratings

At the beginning of the month the government announced that our current decile rating system…

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Gymnastics Zone Competition

  On Thursday our Year 3,4,5 and 6 Gymnastics teams competed at the Remuera Zone…

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Y4 Choir Performance at the Town Hall

Last night Alicia Whata, Kiri Waghorn and I were lucky enough to attend the 'Kids…

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ICAS Science Results

We had a number of children sit the Science ICAS (International Competitions and Assessment for…

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CPDS Performing Arts Dates

Term Three Week 4:  Monday 14th August Kids Sing Competition – Year 4 Choir Competition…

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Kapa Haka Performance

Our lovely Kapa Haka group performed for the school and families last Thursday and we…

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Congratulations

It is time to celebrate the amazing achievements of two of our students. In the…

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PTA Meeting Thursday 7.30pm

Just a quick email to remind you all of the PTA meeting this Thursday, 10 August at 7.30pm in the staffroom.
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Scholastic Book Orders

Brochures come home today. Online orders close Friday 11 August.  

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Another Two Entries

Take a look at our next two entries from Cupcakes on the Way and Blue…

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Welcome Nicky

I would like to extend a warm welcome to Nicky Boswell who started as our…

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Term 3 Student Led Conferences

Booking of interviews will be open to parents and caregivers at 3.00pm today, Monday 31st…

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Newsletter – Principals update

Welcome back to Term 3. I hope you and your children managed to have a great break even though the weather wasn't brilliant for the two weeks.
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Preparing students for the 21st Century

This short 4 1/2 min video provides a small insight into why at CPDS we…

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Fixed V Growth Mindset

Some people believe that your intellect is set while other believe intellect can grow.  Watch…

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The Year 2 Production. A huge success!

What beautiful singing Year 2!

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Japanese Artwork

We have been working super hard to create some Japanese inspired artwork which is on…

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Construction and Stories

What a fantastic castle!

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Year 2 Production Celebrating Different Cultures

Room 5 performed a Haka which was a tribute to the people in the Christchurch…

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Different ways to make 5!

Room 2 have been learning about the different ways to make 5. How many different…

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We are curious learners

Room 1 are learning how to use describing words in our writing to make it more interesting.
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Our Mother’s are Important

We painted and collaged a basket of flowers and wrote a poem to our mum's.

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Weaving and Haka song!!!!!!!

While doing our weaving Room 5 children burst into chorus with their Haka song!!!!!!!

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Wig Wednesday

Here are the Room 5 children who participated in Wig Wednesday.

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Riglets Session provided for us by Snow Planet

A fun learning session with instructors from Snow Planet who provided all the equipment and…

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Matariki Celebrations

Last Friday our whole school had Matariki celebrations. We started bright and early with a…

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Ambury Farm Trip

Last Tuesday we visited Ambury Farm with Room 2. We were able to see Fly…

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Pet Rocks

Look at the pet rocks we created!

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Learn about Verbs

Confused about what a verb is? Watch the YouTube video staring year 2 teachers demonstrating…

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Samoan Language Week!

Talofa lava aiga! In Week 5 it was Samoan Language week. In Room 8 we…

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Introducing Persuasive Writing

Today we started looking at persuasion We were given a statement and then we had…

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CPDS Board of Trustees Newsletter – 12 June 2017

CPDS Board of Trustees Newsletter - 12 June 2017
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Beautiful Soldier

Earlier this term in Room 10, we were exploring ANZAC DAY and the significance of…

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Our Bug is a…

The Leopard reading group investigated the "bug" that we found in our classroom. With help…

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The Lighthouse

They watched in horror as another wave directly hit the lighthouse with all it's might.…

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PMP

PMP is a school based programme. Through movement and motor experiences, your child's perceptions and…

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Talofa Lava!

Samoan Language week Room 1 learnt some new samoan language such as... Talofa! : Hello!…

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Spelling

Room 17 are our buddy class and they come into our class every Friday morning…

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School Uniform

This week we saw a drastic drop in temperature with the recent cold snap. Please…

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Te Reo with Whaea Chloe and Whaea Kim

Room 2 have been learning Te Reo with Whaea Kim and Whaea Chloe. This week…

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Statistics

A Pictograph to show our favourite toys Room 2 have been learning how to make…

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The Little Red Hen

The show was an absolute success! All of the students worked very hard to showcase…

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Can you help us?

Today we found this unusual bug in class. We were all intrigued and some of…

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CPDS Board of Trustees Newsletter – 17 May 2017

CPDS Board of Trustees Newsletter - 17 May 2017
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Statistics

Today we were learning how to sort objects into groups. We were all given different…

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Reading to Each Other

When we are finished our writing, we get into groups of five. We take turns…

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Maths

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Term 2

Welcome back! We had a great start to term two with a few new updates!

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Characteristics of the ANZAC soldiers

In our class we have been talking about the soldiers that went to fight in…

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Singapore

Singapura was it's original name which means Lion City. Tristan's mother came to talk to…

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Hot Cross Buns

What a fun day we had today! Mrs Bell thought it would be nice to…

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Farmyard construction

Look at what these Room 7 boys built on the last day of term 1....

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ANZAC Biscuits

Today we read about how ANZAC biscuits came to be ANZAC biscuits. We then used…

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Pacifica Experience – Log Drums

Beating on the log drums made such an amazing noise. We all got to have a turn.

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Road Safety

Constable Jude came to our class and taught us about how we can be safe…

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Car Safety

We learnt about: sitting in a booster seat till you are seven years old wearing…

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Wacky Wednesday

This was inspired by the book written by Dr Seuss. Room 5 children learnt to…

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Honey Biscuits

On Monday we made delicious Honey Biscuits. We read the book 'Honey Biscuits' by Meredith…

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We made a beautiful enormous heart

We made a beautiful enormous heart for our Big Aroha waiata.

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Problem Solving and Teamwork

Working together is so important in our classroom. It helps us to learn from each…

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Addition and subtraction to adjectives and nouns

Room 1 have been learning about addition and subtraction. We're using the tens frames to…

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Swimming Sports on Monday

Swimming Sports on Monday. Well done Micah for coming second and third in the finals…

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Blending our colours for a sunset

Blending our colours for a sunset. Check out our finished cityscapes in Room 19.

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Captain Taniwha and the Sticky Space Snot – "What happens next?" animated video from Ministry of Education on Vimeo.

Show Not Tell

In Room 8 we have been looking at how we can 'show not tell' in…

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Big Aroha

Today we were super excited to have Ms Werry in Room 3 to teach us…

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Biathlon Training

We're training hard for the Biathlon!

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CPDS Board of Trustees Newsletter – 16 March 2017

CPDS Board of Trustees Newsletter - 16 March 2017
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Discovery

Kowhai team have Discovery every Wednesday. Each class have 4-5 exciting activities based around an…

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What does Maths look like in Room 1?

Kritya know's that if she had five dinosaur eggs and one egg got eaten. There…

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Ripper Rugby!

Room 2 had a go at Ripper Rugby! They all had a great time learning some new skills of dodging and how to run out of the way!
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Update

Hi parents, What an exciting month in Room 19, I can’t believe we are half…

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Mandarin Lesson

We had our first Mandarin lesson with Mrs Rolle. We discussed what we knew about…

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Special Visitor

We were lucky to have Coco the Bird come visit us!

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Another awesome discovery time!

This week in the Kowhai Team we were able to learn more about communication, bees,…

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Creative Maths

In Room 3 we have been learning different ways to make 5. We had so…

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Discovery Time

On Wednesday afternoon the Kowhai team all got together and had discovery time. Here we…

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Word Of The Day

Room 2 were practising writing the word of the day today. How many times can…

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Maths Time

Room 2 have been practising writing their numbers to 10 today. Do you practise your…

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How many words can you write

Room 2 were seeing how many words they could write in 10 minutes today! How…

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C for Cat

Room 2 has been learning that the letter C is for Cat! How many other…

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Letter of the day!

Today's letter is....... Ww

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Room 3 Writing Gallery

We were learning about patterns and how they repeat themselves, so we made our own…

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Becoming Connected Learners

Our poem this week was called "People are Different" and we talked about how we…

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Welcome to Room 3 for 2017!

Nau mai, haere mai, and welcome to Room 3! We are a Year One class…

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