Thursday, 14 September 2017

Room 10's Film Festival Films

If you were not able to make it along to our film festival evenings, here is your chance to see the great Room 10 films that were shared. If you did come along but want to see them again, then you are in luck. Enjoy.

Cornwall Park

Just when you thought you had seen the last of Jurassic World films, ‘Cornwall Park’ delivers a film experience that will set a new bar for dinosaur thrillers. Written, directed and acted by the students of Room 10, this film portrays the bravery and resourcefulness of a group of children when faced with the raw fury of hungry Jurassic beasts. Warning, not for the faint hearted.

The World at our Fingertips

Have you ever truly looked around you and noticed how lucky we are. Join a team of travellers as they set off on their adventure around the globe. Where will they go? What will they see? Join us for an incredible journey full of experiences and enlightenment.


The wait is finally over!!! Two nights of top notch film festival goodness and boy did the audiences love them.
Have a look at the slideshow and see who you can spot on the red carpet.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

CPDS 2017 Film Festival Presents...

With just over a week to go until the festival, things are in full swing. Will you be dressing up and walking the red carpet at the first ever CPDS Film Festival?
If you have not yet got your tickets, now is the time. You wont want to miss this opportunity!!

Saturday, 2 September 2017

EPro8 Technology Challenge

An afternoon of Engineering, Problem Solving , Innovation and most of all COLLABORATION.
We all gathered in the hall excitedly to see stations loaded up with building materials, nuts, bolts, ropes and even battery packs and wires. Not knowing what was going to happen we started our challenge with a Growth Mindset. We Can Do This!!!

It all started with a quick briefing on the basics of using the materials. Our challenge was to construct a theme park ride prototype, which involved a balloon being propelled into the air by fans.

Sometimes it was hard to work together because we all had different ideas to try but we used all of the CPDS dispositions to help us work through the challenge together. It was particularly important to be reflective because we had to make some changes to our model for it to work better than before.

Have a look at some of the photos below of us getting stuck in and constructing our prototype.

Thursday, 31 August 2017

Well Done Keira!

We have missed Keira this week in Room 10 as she has been ripping up the slopes at the North Island Primary Ski Champs, down on the Whakapapa Ski field.

Fortunately we have been sent a couple of videos of her in action.

We can't wait to hear how things have gone for you Keira. Room 10 and CPDS are so proud of you.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017


Wow what fantastic news we had from MacKenzie today!
We will let her share all about it.

I got sent a letter from the Queen. I had sent her a card for her birthday. In it I told her about my family and my cat. I asked her some questions and drew a picture of her and me, which she said she thought was beautiful.

Not many people get sent letters from the Queen anymore so I am very lucky.

Thursday, 24 August 2017

IALT: create an image for the reader, by using descriptive language in my writing.

Check out these great examples of writing from some of the Room 10 students.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Water Safety Session

On Tuesday afternoon, Room 10 joined Moe in the hall to learn about Water Safety.
While we were there we learnt how to put on a life jacket when we are in the water, the difference between swimming in clothes and in togs and knowing what the flags on the beach mean. We can't wait for the water session later in the year. 

"It is important that if there is no lifejacket that fits you, you should not go on the boat". Otis

"We learnt that if there are two flags when the water is rough, we go between them because its the safest place". Jack

"You need to swim on top of the lifejacket and then put the opposite arm in the hole, so that the jacket is not on backwards". Sophie

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

A Visit from our sister school Siyanqi Primary School in Ningbo, China

Siyanqi Students Visiting in Room 10

We were so excited to have visitors in our class, from our sister school in China. Some of the students spoke great English, but that didn't stop us from trying out some conversation in Mandarin.
We spent some time colouring a traditional Māori meeting house (wharenui). These then get folded together to make a 3D model.
It was nice to share with the students about traditional Māori colours and the importance of a wharenui in Māori culture.

Here are just a few pictures of us developing relationships with our Siyanqi School friends.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Student Led Conferences

A huge thank you to all the families that joined us this afternoon for the student led conferences. 
We enjoyed sharing our learning with you, talking about what we were most proud of and also the challenges we had to overcome on our learning journeys.
Please leave us a comment and let us know what you thought.

Here are just a few pictures we snapped throughout the afternoon.

Friday, 23 June 2017

Matariki Dawn Ceremony and Celebration Day

A day of celebrations. Starting early in the morning before the sun rose to say hello to a new day. Kids, Parents, Family members and Teachers gathered in the hall to welcome the Māori New Year. Following the ceremony a breakfast was served. The kai was enjoyed by all!
After a big (and early) start to the day, the celebrations continued throughout the classrooms, we learnt about Matariki and the Seven Stars, traditional Māori games such as Titi Torea (Stick Games), Māori action songs, and we created some fantastic art based on Māori designs.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Beautiful Soldier

Earlier this term in Room 10, we were exploring ANZAC DAY and the significance of this for ourselves, our families and our communities.

We also spent some time learning Sign Language as part of New Zealand sign language week. Did you know that sign language is one of the three official languages of New Zealand?

We combined our learning of New Zealand sign language and ANZAC day, to create a short video of the song Beautiful Soldier.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017


Mr Collins shared the story with us, 'The Seven stars of Matariki'.  After hearing one version of the story of the matariki stars, we looked at how we could create some pastel art to represent the Māori new year.
We talked about how pastels can be blended easily and colours can layer overtop of other colours. It was good to choose colours that complimented each other but we didn't have to.
When we had finished creating our art. Miss Waghorn sliced it into three pieces to be glued onto black paper (this made us a bit worried at first). Pictures cut into three pieces like this are called triptych's.
Learning about the Māori new year let us compare it to other new years celebrations that we already knew about. It was fun and a lot of learning.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

A visit from the WARRIORS thanks to Harvey Norman

What an exciting assembly!!
Two of the Warriors players joined us at CPDS today to share some really important messages. Patrick and Toafofoa Sipley got us all so excited with heaps of games and prizes given out to so many students.
The main messages that we took from the visit were:
- You should make sure you get plenty of sleep every night.
- Water should be drunk before during and after exercise.
- Keeping Fit is important for keeping your body healthy.

Thursday, 25 May 2017

The Day the Crayons Quit!!

WALT: persuade the crayons to come back to the crayon box.

Success Criteria: to be successful we need to

  • respond to what the crayons have complained about
  • give evidence to support our arguments
  • create a powerful closure to make a strong argument

After reading the story 'The Day the Crayons Quit', we each chose one coloured crayon that we were going to try and persuade to come back to the crayon box.

Have a read of some of our work.

How could the crayons possibly say no to these persuasive arguments.