Flat Bush

(09) 274 8279 20 Flat Bush Rd Otara, Auckland

 Room 16


Welcome to Room 16 webpage.  We're the 'UNSTOPPABLE YOUNGSTERS'. 

Tongan Language Week 7th to 11th September

Kaveinga - Fakakoloa 'a Aotearoa 'aki 'a e lotu mo'oni

Theme - Enriching Aotearoa New Zealand with prayer and faith

Opening ceremony: Favourite topics learned from the Tongan Language Week:

1. Tonga's favorite drink Otai

2. History of Tonga

3. Song (hiva)

Room 16 + Senior and Middle syndicate students experiencing one of the Tongan handicrafts - making Tongan fan using tapa (ngatu) and feathers:

Wahanga Tuatoru, Wiki Tuawhetu - Term 3, Week 7

Rāpare, te 3rd o Mahuru, 2020

Challenge completed: Rm 17 vs Rm 16 "leg raise challenge"

Congratulations to Tupou from our room who won the leg raise challenge at 2 minutes and 20 secs. From our class we had  Jamis coming in 3rd place and Jovan coming in 2nd place. Toryn  had the longest hold at 1 minute and 40 secs in room 17. Thank you all for taking part in our challenge and practicing over the lock down!!  Here is our leg raise challenge video:

Distance Learning Week 5, Term 3

Super hero Read Aloud Stories - listen to these stories to give some ideas on how to create your own super  hero stories.

Level 3 Super Hero story: 

CRT - Kia Ora Rm 16.      Let the games begin      20/8/20

I hope you are all doing well during this lock down. Unfortunately we will not get the chance to catch up today for CRT so instead Mr Moiho and myself have decided to put forward a challenge for your class. Your class will be challenging Rm 16 in a plank challenge. When we are back at school we will get together and see who can do the longest plank. If you think you can master this, then you may just win the challenge for your class. If you can make a video and send it to your teacher even better: Check the video below for details.

Raj's Distance Learning Activities:

Mahi Ngatahi - we work as a team (Raj is reading a book to his younger brother)

Tupono - We know who we are (Raj's family tree)

Zaibunissa's Distance Learning Activities:

Wk 12         29th June-3rd July

CRT Room 16 - Myths and legends

In the beginning retold by Room 16.

Walt: Make a video, retell a story, Use art work to create different pictures to match the words of the story, Use a loud clear voice, Change voices to be like the characters.

The Unstoppable Youngsters enjoying the Flatbush School Honey with hot milo and toasts.

Black Widow 
Working out more complex, irregular, and/or ambiguous words -
inferring the unknown from the known.

A day to remember during the Pandemic Period.


It was a freezing cold dark night and I was watching YouTube and my mum approached me and said “Siaosi, do you want to go to KFC with your sister?” and I said “YO! I'm going to get ready”. Waiting in the car, I was already having nightmares about the busy drive through the queue. At that time we rarely had any food at home.

A couple of minutes later, my mum and sister hopped into the car. THE EPIC AND LEGENDARY ADVENTURE BEGAN!  We went to Manukau KFC first and ‘oh boy!’  I was a Simpsons animator because I predicted how busy the queue was going to be like.


A couple of KFCs later, we arrived at Otahuhu KFC Drive-Thru and it had the exact same results but my mum gave up and so we waited in the long queue.  Millions of centuries later while waiting, we started playing annoying songs that my sister likes. Billions of centuries later COVID-1000 exists, we´re all robots and we finally got our KFC.KFC | Otahuhu Mainstreet

On the way back home, I begged my mum to eat in the car, and eventually, she said “Yes”.  Sadly we didn't get potato gravy which goes well with wicket wings in case you haven't tried it.

When we got home,  I ate a few wicket wings then continued on with my nonstop watching recommended  YouTube videos sessions. 

In conclusion, I was so excited for the next day to wake up and eat the leftover KFC for breakfast. What a night!

By Siaosi Takai.


On a very dark night at home my cousin, uncle and I were playing on my PS4. We were playing Call of Duty Modern (COD) Warfare 3 players and Zombies Snow Biyom Castle.                                                           

After an hour of playing COD games, we felt hungry so my uncle was getting pizza for us.  Since he ordered the pizza by phone, it took a long time for it to arrive.  

Then finally we heard a knock on the door so we all ran to check if it was the delivery, “YES!” Everyone said. So we all dug in to fill our hungry stomachs and because we were so hungry that we ate the pizza so fast. As soon as we finished the pizza we went back and continued playing our favorite game.

Besides, I began to feel bored playing COD and so we decided to play a different game like Apex.  While we were playing, my uncle wanted to go sleep then it was just me and my cousin that continued to play the game. We got bored fast so we went to sleep since we were also tired.

Phew! What a tiring night we had.

By Vainikolo

Family Lunch

On a very hot morning, my mum got a call from my uncle. He was asking if we could have a small lunch. My mum said, “Ok, come when you're ready”.  We decided to have fish and chips because we were on Alert Level 2.

While we were waiting my sister was making banana bread.  We gathered the ingredients first then me, mum and my sister were making the banana bread altogether.  It was fun but confusing at the same time.  My part was mixing the wet and dry ingredients all together. The smell while it was baking the oven smelt like a bakery.

A few minutes later my uncle arrived with the fish and chips. My heart dropped with overjoy and my mouth started watering and my eyes widened.

Then uncle Tua came with homemade brownies. They were so chocolaty and looked delicious that it caught my eyes. I wanted to grab one and already gobble it down.  My sisters and I decided to eat some brownies because they looked catchy. They were so chocolaty and also delicious. On my first bite, ‘OH!’, the flavours took me over the moon.

Even Though it was getting dark and late, everyone wanted to watch a movie.  I was so excited that I was bragging about the movie that I wanted to watch.

After our first movie, we planned to have a baking challenge so we made chocolate cakes. We gathered the ingredients and I was excited.  My mum was the judge because she has a sweet tooth so my mum tasted everybody's cake and mine was the...BEST.

It was getting late so my uncle had to go home. We were sad because we had to say goodbye and it will be boring without him. So my mum, dad, and I had to clean up the big mess.

In conclusion the day was sensational and I wish we could have a day like this again.

By Zaibunissa Mohammed 

The Family Dinner and Movie Night

On a one gorgeous afternoon, we had a family dinner to celebrate level 2. We had a family dinner in the afternoon because we knew the sunset would be beautiful. We had our dinner at Nana and Papa's house.  It was fun. 

So the first thing I did was set up the ps4 so my family and I can choose what movie to watch on Disney Plus. 

And after that, my aunties and uncles arrived with their homemade food.  My uncles brought chips from the fish and chip shop they work at and my other uncle made 30 of his well-made chicken. Oh MAN!!! that was yummy!! 

I forgot to mention the movie. We were watching Night School and I got to say that's one of my favorite movies I've ever watched.

After we ate I wanted to go play Fortnite while my family was playing bingo and poker but then they called me, “Jamis, come let’s watch another movie”. So I went and we watched the movie which was called Avengers Endgame on Disney Plus.  I felt lovable because I love them even though some of them left.  They're still in my heart.

By: Jamis Hilikehetule

Family Buffet 

On a sunny bright day which was Saturday morning the 30th of April. It was my sister's birthday. She was turning 20. In the morning as I woke up she was already gone but she was gone with her friend's China and Bella. She went to do her hair and nails because we were going to a Buffet that was called Happy Days. My family and I were getting ready to go, so we rushed and did our hair and got dressed. As we were waiting she came back and we drove off to the Buffet.

An hour later, We jumped out of the car and went into the Buffet and everybody there jumped out of their seats and yelled ``SURPRISE!´´, my sister was shocked and happy. As we sat down we sang happy birthday. Later, we went to fill our plates with food and last we cut the cake and ate it. We were so lazy to move and depressed cause we were FULL!

Eventually, before we left we started to take pictures and some of the kids were playing around. After that, we left to go home and have a rest for a while. But my sister's friends came since my parents agreed to have a party for her.

Later on, her friends came and my other relatives came as well. When they were partying the music got loud and my Papa kicked them out and they went to one of my sister's friends houses.

The next day, she came back home and we cleaned the deck and outside. Then we carried on with our day as normal.

In conclusion, I wish we could go to Happy Days for my birthday.


Olenda Lefao

Samoan Language Week:

O Tamaiti o le Potu Sefulu ma le Ono,  faamanatuina o le Gagana Samoa Vaiaso, 2020.

(The Children of Room 16, celebrating the Samoan Language week, 2020.)

O Tamaiti introducing themselves in Samoan.

Jovan's videoJamis's video

Room 16's Window to 2020 Lockdown.



Distance Learning Shared Works 

Week 1

   In my bubble

In my family household, there are six people, two dogs, and four tropical fish. There are my two older brothers Cameron (14yrs old) and Cheydyn (18yrs old tomorrow); my almost-two-year-old sister Bluejay, and my parents Jay (Dad) and Jo (Mum). 

During the lockdown, I have been doing school work that Mum has given me to do from the last term, reading books and stories on my kindle.  We have played board games and card games, watching movies and I sometimes ride my bike around our street. It is easy to do because we live at the end of the cul-de-sac and it is easier to follow the lockdown rules of social distancing and staying in my area. 

My Mum is at home with me and my siblings while my Dad and brother Cheydyn are still working. 

My Dad is the only one who does our shopping and while he is at the supermarket, he does the shopping for my grandma too, that way she stays home and safe.

We watch what we eat during lockdown to make sure our food lasts because Mum and Dad say that some things are hard to get at the supermarket.

By Nivara Pelesitama

What I and my family have been doing throughout the lockdown. 

So what we've been doing is that we always go for a morning walk just to breathe the fresh air and get fit and we would always bring a ball to play soccer. We always bring back timber/stick to make a fire for a lovo/hangi which is a traditional way to cook food so you don't have to cook on the stove. My parents tell my siblings and me that we always have to go for walks every day but we don't go when it's raining. I'm always glad that we didn't go for a walk which meant I was lazy. 

Another activity we do is Roleplaying.  My dad always asks us to roleplay in a story. The first role play we did was the Giving Tree and we had to choose our acts and try to memorize the story. It was tough but we ended doing an okay👌 play. 

Thirdly, is learning the languages, Samoan and Fijian Indian.  This is because I don’t really know that much of my parent's languages. So my mum would teach us Samoan and my dad would teach us Fijian Indian. I'm always getting better and better in both languages every single day. Our parents are our teachers for the language, they would even ask the meanings for in Samoan and Fijian. 

Fourthly, we go in the afternoon and play soccer but I’m not a professional soccer player. It's frustrating for me.  I'd always be raging every day because I don't have the skills and attitude to play soccer and because someone would make fun of me and laugh at me. But I always cool down and ignore them. That's how I can improve every day.

By Raj Kumar

My Bubble

I have 10 family members in my bubble. I have my mum and dad with my brother(12), little sister(2), my 2 aunties, my 2 cousins, and also my Great Grandpa who does his morning prayers every single morning.

My aunty is an essential worker who is a nurse and is currently helping at the Otara center testing for the coronavirus. She is very careful when she comes home, to make sure we are all safe.

I have had so much fun in my bubble, I baked my Nana a chocolate cake and delivered it with my Dad, I was so happy to see her but we were not allowed to go near her which I was sad.

We have done some cool things at home including drawing outside with outdoor chalk, boxing, and tik tok dancing.
My Aunty also set up some fun games and then we had a fun Easter hunt around the house.

I hope all my classmates are safe and well and hope to see them soon.

By Kahsidy Tapumanaia

Life in lockdown….

KiaOra, Talofa, Malo e lelei,  fefe hake and greetings. 

During this four-weeks lock-down, I have been learning how to make pancakes, brownies, chocolate muffins, and pizza. Before 5 pm every day we do our fitness called Spell your name workout and one lap around the house after each letter workout or zuu fitness which is

A - 10 push-ups ,                                                              Zuu fitness

D - 20 burpees,                                                             30secound Frog squats

E - 10squats,                                                                 30secound  Bear crawls

N - 5 sets of stairs,                                                        30 seconds polar press

A - 10push ups,                                                             30secounds Gorillas

L - 20 squats,                                                                30secounds  Kick sits

U - 15 squats,                                                                30 seconds Crab walk

A - 10push ups,

L - 20 squats,                                                               5x sets of 3min workout,

U - 15squats                                                      30 seconds rest in between each set

During the day, I spend time with my family doing all sorts of sports, eating and watching my favorite movies, playing cards, and playing monopoly too. Sometimes I draw something like Bart Simpson, a cup and a big fat panda and other stuff. We have also been doing some activities like spelling and math activities so we can become smarter. I was struggling at the start but now I am getting better at doing my additions & times tables  which I am happy with. 

It has been fun in my bubble.  

By Aden Popata

Other Activities

Awesome works from Raj Kumar.

From Siaosi:

Studyladder | ShareWithUs

Week 1 was basically just me going on the study ladder to do maths or reading or science since I didn't have a Chromebook around that time.

I would usually do maths then spelling after a few hours. During reading/spelling time the activities I did were corrections of misspelled words and would do games like World Series, adding vs a friend or study ladder AI and spelling bee. For reading I read a story about tips and tricks, about what you need for trips to forests and what to be aware of.

Week 2 Shared Works

On Friday night (17.04.20), My Mum and I cooked dinner together. I got to choose what we were having and I call it OUR MINCE BOLOGNESE.


We started off with browning the mince and adding finely chopped onion and stirred garlic and ginger into the mince. While my Mum was doing that, I was preparing the carrots. I peeled them, washed and grate the carrots, and then added them to the mince. 

My Mum prepared the other vegetables while I cooked the spaghetti pasta. 

Once the spaghetti pasta was cooked, I drained it and rinsed it ready to serve on the plate.

By the time this was done, our mince bolognese was cooked.

On Saturday morning, I helped my Mum with washing our windows after we did our normal clean up.

I got a bucket of soapy water, washed the windows with a mop, and then used a window squeegee to blade the water off the windows. 

On Sunday morning, My Dad and I worked on a bike together because I am too big for my old bike. Dad adjusted the gears and the seat so that I could fit the bike properly. I helped my Dad with my new bike, I turned the pedals for him so that he could oil my chain and then clean the excess oil off my chain. Daddy showed me how the gears on my bike worked and how to change them. Once we were done, I went for a ride on my bike.

By Nivara Pelesitama

From Siaosi Takai

My chores haven't changed that much except for vacuuming because I have to do it more often. I am doing the vacuuming more often because my parents usually do it when I'm at school. I usually do the vacuuming around the time before dinner or when the dining table is messy.I do this because it's the easiest chore other than laundry.

The Time I Showed Kindness

The time I showed kindness was when Pakofe got angry at someone and when the duty teacher went away after telling him to go play with a friend to calm down I asked him to cheer him up by having a race and he ended up beating me by a tiny bit.

10 Things I'm thankful for. 

1.My family.

2. Having a school with Chromebooks.

3. Having enough money to buy food.

4. Not having symptoms of COVID-19.

5. Having work sent from school.

6. All the certificates I got.

7.For not being sent to the hospital during the pandemic

8.For not being homeless

9.For the opportunity to study from home

10 Having hard-working siblings.


Food: burgers bananas, sausages, bacon, eggs, and toast


If I will meet an alien, the lessons I will teach will be way harder than I would probably think of.

1. You have to try and teach him/her [if aliens have genders] how to wash his hands, how to play sports, and other stuff that the average human does. How would I teach him though? Is there an alien translator out there? Then again you never know, aliens might do the same stuff as humans.

From Olenda Lefao

Distance learning week 2

Physicals: Went for a walk

Morning: Whakawhanaungatanga:

Create a menu

Breakfast-Toast, Bacon and egg, Pancakes and cereals

Drinks:Water, Coffee, Tea, Milo and hot chocolate

Lunch:Chicken salad, Garden salad and Snacks

Drinks:Fizzy, Juice and water

Dinner:Pasta, Chicken and Soup

Drinks:Ice water and Juice


I went outside and started clapping for all NZ Essential workers for a minute  

Morning Tea: Help clean the house

After morning tea:


Waved to 5 people that were walking


Send my friend an email of how she is doing and what I've been doing during the lockdown

Lunch: I was cleaning my parent's room and they were happy

Tu Pono:

I started to design a room that I WISH I could live in and it has its own gaming room, bathroom and a TV

Mahi Nga Tahi:

Made a list of what I could do outside

Physical activity:

Played captains coming and Go for a walk

Last of all, practice school values at home:

Whakawhanaungatanga, Arohatia, Manaakitanga, Atawhai, Tu Pono, Mahi nga tahi

From Alisi Talakai

From Zaibunissa Mohammed

From Jamis

From Jovan:

In my bubble, I have my mum(Monique),  my dad(Van), my

sister(Ava), and my brother(Jerome). My family is doing really well during this lockdown and I am having lots of fun doing activities with my mum and on other days, I do fun activities with my dad because my mum does homework.

Week 3 shared works

From Nivara:

From Alisi:

From Teysha

Dear Mrs. Fonohema,

What I have been doing in quarantine is going to my nana and papa's house and staying there for a few days. What I did there was playing Fortnite and dodgeball, hide and seek and tag with my brother and uncle. I went to McDonald with my aunties and we celebrated my aunt's birthday. She turned 26 years old on Thursday.

Week 4 Shared Works 

From Jamis

Scaredy book

By:deven selet


Illustrator: kara kane

So there was a girl in a library with peaceful noise. It was warm and comfy safe and she was looking at girls skipping out the door. Then they had wonderful adventures and became friends. The little girl and her friends wanted to go have fun instead of reading peacefully and having quiet time so they did it but the live Book wanted to go so he moved a couple of times and then he thought about coming close. But the book had a brain that reminded himself that the others came back creased. So then when they came back one of the other little girls' friends never returned on the adventure. The book wanted to go on the trip so it could sit on the chair and get sunlight on its pages but he was playing with the ball in a warm cozy and comfy library. And the library was Emma's favorite place to be because she likes to read books and also likes adventures and she liked rescuing people and making them feel better like a giant and that was her lifetime that's what she does.


Clark the shark being a hero

By: Bruce Hale


Illustrator: Guy France

So there was a submarine underwater and it was actually a school bus submarine. And then there was a boat with an octopus and fish going into the boat because that's there school and then they were learning until the big shark came and then he told everyone to go out the school but when he was getting out then school he ran cause the shark was after him and he ran but when he turned around he’d he knew he always wanted to be a hero so he ran straight head to head then kapow!!!!!! down goes the shark and then knows when he punched the shark he got and had the best day of his life because he officially became a hero in the end.   

Superhero  BatCat

By Satoshi Katamura and he's also the  illustrator

So this one late night, there was a witch sneaking quietly into a little boy’s room and she sneezed and the boy woke up in a frightening way. So he got up and ran to his parent's room and then when he told his mum until the cat himself jumped and then kaaaaa!!!!!! Pow!!! Down goes the witch. Do you know the next day, they went out and then there was a robber who was robbing people's food.  Superhero cat never knew until he heard someone screaming because their food got stolen so he went left to right then he was running around him so that made him dizzy so then the family called the police and they took him to jail and that's how he became the superhero BatCat.


From Siaosi Takai

Week 4  Weekly Quiz Answers

  1. Air New Zealand recently celebrated 80 years

  2.  They are launching a new virtual series for small businesses.

  3.  It is false that google reported its strongest revenue growth in nearly 5 years.

  4. Princess Beatrice is the member of the royal family who cancelled her wedding because of COVID-19.

  5.  It is false that the sky city fire was caused by an inexperienced worker.

  6.  Sea turtles are the sea animals who like the smell of plastic rubbish.

  7.  Prince Harry recorded a special message to celebrate 75th anniversary for THOMAS THE TANK ENGINE.

  8.  The streams in the area smell like dead eels and sewage

  9.  23 people were arrested for stealing 112 rental cars

  10.  The coffee shop is using a toy train as their contactless way of serving coffee

  11.  Luna is doing a chicken manure for the festival

  12.  Whittakers is the most trusted NZ brand.

  13.   80 percent of New Zealand businesses are operating

  14. His son was born last week.

  15. Pupu springs is in Golden Bay.

                            By, Siaosi Takai

Week 5 Shared Works

From Persyah:


From Siaosi Takai:

Title : Coronavirus Fighter

New Vocabularies and their meanings

  1. Microscope

Guess: scope to see small thing

Dictionary: Microscope is an instrument used to see objects that are too small to be seen by the naked eye

Sentence - We can see coronavirus from a microscope because it's really small.


Guess:The unusual feelings you have when you're sick.

Dictionary:a physical or mental feature that is regarded as indicating a condition of disease, particularly such a feature that is apparent to the patient.

Sentence -The most popular COVID-19 symptoms are dry cough and fever.


Guess:Nose disease 

Dictionary - identify the nature of (an illness or other problem) by examination of the symptoms.

Sentence -Hundreds of doctors diagnose people with diseases.


Guess: Type of medicine                             

Dictionary: The pharmaceutical industry develops, produces, and markets drugs or rugs for use as medications to be administered (or self-administered) to patients, with the aim to cure them, vaccinate them, or alleviate the symptoms.

Sentence - I hate taking pharmaceutical stuff because of how bad it tastes.


Guess: business

Dictionary meaning: A commercial business

Sentence - Microsoft is a very well known rich company because it has made video game consoles like Xbox 360 and Xbox One.



Dictionary meaning:Drug or other form of medicine that is used to treat or prevent disease

Sentence: There is no medication for COVID-19 since it has been a virus that was found in late 2019. 



Dictionary Meaning: continuously without an end

Sentence - I ceaselessly do work all the way until three o'clock in the afternoon.


Guess:Stuff you do to help u get better.

Dictionary: An online class is a course conducted over the Internet. ..

Sentence: My brother has to do online courses because of coronavirus and the restrictions.



Dictionary:regularly or habitually; often.

"they go abroad frequently"

Sentence: I go to school frequently so that I could learn new things.

6 feet

Guess:2 metres

Dictionary:1.8288 metres.

Sentence: We have to stay 6 feet away from people to keep us safe from the virus.







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