Roslyn School also offers other opportunities for our students to have new experiences, challenge themselves and enhance their learning.

A regular stalwart of the other opportunities we provide is the EPro8 Challenge for our Year 5-8 students.  This is a technology-based challenge, where students work in teams and are set a 'challenge' that they must use the specific components of their EPro8 technology kit to design a solution for.  This is a great opportunity to not only develop important technological skills and knowledge, but a chance to hone their skills in working collaboratively and in problem-solving - both of which are a must for teams to succeed.  To support our students, we spend plenty of time practising using alternate challenges prior to the event.

Last year we were extremely proud to enter four teams in the event, and one of our teams went right through to the grand finals!

At Roslyn School, we also provide opportunities for our talented Year 5-8 mathematicians to participate in our regional Mathex competition each year, where students work in teams to solve a variety of complex, mathematical problems.  

Extensive extra practice is undertaken prior to the event to help the teams not only ensure they have the mathematical knowledge required to solve the problems, but the ability to clearly identify the problem and the steps involved, as well as work together and collaborate successfully.

A great competition, Mathex is always an enjoyable, motivating and challenging opportunity to extend our mathematicicans at Roslyn School.

Enviroschools is an environmental action based programme where young people are empowered to design and lead sustainability projects in their schools, neighbourhoods and country.

At Roslyn School, we became a Bronze EnviroSchool in 2006, and with lots of hard mahi, we became a Silver enviroschool in 2021.

One of our wonderful pouawhina, Kate, runs this and establishes a working group each year to help us care for the environment of our kura.