Flat Bush

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

Welcome to the Kakano Team 2021


The teachers in this team are:

Lisa Boyd-Crofskey - Team Leader - Room 1 

Fiona Mafileo - Room 23

Bernadine Russell - Room 2

Cassandra Shoemark - Room 7

Our fabulous teacher aides are:

Fili Tito

Easter Tuiti

Briana Samu-Harris


In the Kakano team, children will have the opportunity to explore, experiment, discover and solve problems in imaginative and playful ways. Our key practice, which is evidence based, involves teachers supporting specific skills, values and knowledge development by intentionally teaching the knowledge, the values and the skills needed by children to advance or extend their learning while they are engaged in play. We have created classrooms and discovery environments with diverse interest areas, that offer rich opportunities for our tamariki to become lifelong learners. We believe that happy and secure children, develop a strong sense of well being and self esteem, in an environment where problem solving and flexible thinking is encouraged. Within the Kakano team, your child will have opportunities to develop their social skills, form friendships and gain an appreciation of our Flat Bush school values.

We hope to develop strong links with your child, your whanau and the wider community, as we work together towards success for all our tamariki. "ka whiti ano, teitahi tātou, ka whiti katoa" when one shines we all shine.

Playful learning is the magic that takes place when we meld a child’s sense of joy and wonder with thoughtfully planned learning experiences. (Playful learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder, Mariah Bruehi, 20.02.2019


Click on the links below, if you are looking for ideas to support your child's learning at home!


Here's some ideas to support your child at home! with reading, writing and maths 


Here's some ideas to support your child at home when learning through play