Sunday, November 19, 2017



This week the Kauri Team are undertaking various STEM challenges, in room 21 the challenge is to find out who stole Miss Williams cake.

Check out the crime scene

But there is no reason to fret, the amazing CPDS (Children's Police Department Students) are on the case!

Have a look at the suspects in the fingerprint database

We spent all day analysing the evidence and coming up with theories of who the culprit might be.

We are yet to discover who stole the cake, check back in tomorrow to see if we can catch the thief!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Wizard Soap

Today in Potions class we learnt how to make wizard soap.

Question: What will happen if we cook soap in the microwave?

1 bar of soap
1 microwave safe dish

1. Unwrap the bar of soap and place it in the middle of the microwave safe dish.
2. Place the dish in the microwave and cook the soap on high for 2-3 minutes.
3. Observe what happens

We hypothesised that it would



And now for the results...

We now have a lump of bubbly wizard soap that will clean up even the most stubborn potions, and make sure our hands are clean of all chemicals before we eat our lunch!

Serpentine Sand

Welcome to potions class where, today, we grew snakes from the sand. All we needed was some ground horn of bicorn, powdered basilisk skin, and a little dragon saliva; otherwise known as baking powder, icing sugar, and methylated spirits.

Stay tuned for more Harry Potter science experiments and activities from this week.

CPDS or Hogwarts!?

This week room 21 has undergone a magical makeover, it looks more like the potions dungeon at Hogwarts than a muggle classroom.

That's right... it is Harry Potter week in room 21

We were surprised to come back from Quidditch Practice (PE) on Monday morning to find bubbling liquids around our classroom. We soon learnt that the misty smoke was made by dry ice, or Carbon Dioxide gas.

We decided to experiment with the dry ice to see how we could make the most bubbles and mist.

Check out Riyana's science writing.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Room 20 and 21 Run Assembly

This Friday we will be running the whole school assembly along with room 20.

Make sure you practice the dance

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Presenting 'Oh My Creamy Gosh!'

We have just had 2 very successful nights of the inaugural CPDS Film Festival! So without further ado we can now release to you the film Room 21 have been working on all this term.

We give you... 'Oh My Creamy Gosh!'

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Water-balloon sitting?

It's not what it sounds like.

This week Room 20 and Room 21 have been learning all about how to keep ourselves safe in various situations. As part of our learning we have adopted some babies (water balloons) to look after over the weekend. Check out our family photo below and check in with us again on Monday to see who managed to keep their water balloon babies alive.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Film Posters

The big premiere is coming! September 13
Room 21 have been looking at visual language and advertising. We looked at several posters from movies that we know and noticed some common things. They all had the movie title, a photo or drawing that took up the entire background, the production company, a release date and a tagline.

Check out our posters for our movie below

Oh My Creamy Gosh!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Film Festival Teaser

We are only 3 weeks away from the premiere of "Oh My Creamy Gosh" at the CPDS Film Festival. To peak your interests check our the trailer below!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Filming Day 2

Day 2 of filming and we are 5 scenes in.
Check out the snapshots from today

Monday, August 14, 2017

Visitors from Ningbo

Today we were lucky enough to host some visitors from our sister school in Ningbo, China. While they were in room 21 we learnt all about taniwha.

We drew the taniwha and decorated them with koru patterns.

Filming is underway

Quiet on set



Room 21 are underway creating our film for this years CPDS film festival. Details of the plot are under wraps but check out some action shots from filming today...

Wednesday, August 9, 2017


Today we found a caterpillar in our class. We decided to do some research about the caterpillar to find out what type it was.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Snack Factory Proposals and Prototypes

Each company also put together proposals for logos and packaging, and planned and edited their recipes.

Presenting entries 5 and 6

Blue Beans and Cupcakes On The Way also sent in video snippets

Entry Number 3 and 4

Here we have the video entries from The Flaming Skull Boys and Peter's Pizza

Entry Number 2

Introducing the Cheesie Chew Chews 

Entry Number 1

One of the challenges in the Snack Factory was to create a short video fro the TV producers of a children's cooking show, selling your company and your product.

Here we have the entry from The Chocolate Factory

Snack Factory

Room 20 and 21 spent week 1 this term working collaboratively in the discovery centre. We had nine different companies working to create a snack in our 'Snack Factory Challenge'. Check out what we got up to in the Snack Factory Gallery

Monday, June 26, 2017


Last Friday our school celebrated Matariki with a dawn ceremony, breakfast and a whole day of Matariki activities. Room 21 buddied up with Room 3 to make poi, sing songs about Matariki and create print art.

In the afternoon the whole school gathered together for a special assembly where we shared with each other all the activities we had participated in during the day.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


In room 21 we are lucky enough to have the amazing Wendy come to visit us 4 times a week to teach us Mandarin. We have been learning how to introduce people, to ask how people are feeling, what their zodiac animal is, and much more.

Wig Wednesday

Today is Wig Wednesday, our school have got our crazy hats, wigs and hairstyles out to raise money for the Child Cancer Foundation.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Mufti Day

Today Cornwall Park School had a mufti day to raise funds for the New Zealand Blind Foundation who raise and train guide dogs. 

We found out that guide dogs start service when they are 2 years old and retire when they are 8 years old. That means that a person who needs a guide dog will need many different guide dogs in their life. 

Our school managed to raise over $700 to donate to the NZ Blind Foundation.

Check us out below in our favourite threads!