Flat Bush

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


Ruma tekau ma toru

We are: The Smart Werewolves

Nga Werewolves Maatauranga


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Term Four


Week Seven

Week seven already. Don't forget to pick up your learning packs today between 10:00am and 1:00pm, wear your mask, sign in at the gate. It would be great if someone in our class found the Golden Ticket.

Remember to work out the equation then work out if it is Greater Than, Less Than or Equal To.

Remember to show me how you work it out. We did some like this together last week.

Please look around your house and see if you can find any school readers on your bookshelves. Keep them together until you can come back to school.

3rd December 2021 - Toru o Hakihema.

Friday - Week 7 - Home Learning Activities – CRT

 Hi team our zoom meet today is at 1.30pm Here is the link: Room 13 Meet

Listen to the story below and see if you can answer the following questions relating to the story:

Sylvester and the magic pebble

WALT: make connections between their own experiences and information in the story to make predictions and inferences.

Draw your own picture of your :

Questions:

  1. Where does the story take place?

 

  1. Who are the characters in the story?

 

  1. What is Sylvesters hobby?

 

  1. What did he find?

 

  1. What are some adjectives to describe what he found?

 

  1. How did Sylvester discover it was magic?

 

  1. What did Sylvester have to do to make the magic work?

 

  1. What are some things that Sylvester wished for after he found the magic thing?

 

  1. What happened after he was crossing strawberry hill?

 

  1. What wish did he make to escape?

 

  1. What are 3 better wishes he could have made?

a)

b)

c)

Lets see if you can add to the story map.

 

 

Shared writing. Try to write at least 3 sentences per starting word. Can you add speech marks in your sentence?

First:

 

 

Next:

 

 

Last:

 

Fill in the following chart:

At school we have the resources to create our own rock. For those of you that are at school tomorrow we can create our own special pebble. First design your own rock with patterns. Use paint and the back of a paintbrush. Maybe you could choose a special word or object to paint on. If you have your own paint at home see if you can find a special rock from your garden.

Discus with a partner what you would like to paint on your rock. What are some ideas?

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

 

 

 

 

Maths problems:

 

Week Six

Can you believe it is week six already. Our first full week back at school. Don't forget our Class Google Meets are still on. We had a bit of time clashing but we have sorted it out. Room 13 will have their meets at 1:30pm. Mrs Tuteru had some awesome writers in Room 11 on Monday and Mrs Hira did some Statistic work using Suzie Kato on the Learning Channel. It was a great day.

Some highlights from Tuesday

We had some Lego fun with Miss Paterson and gardening and writing with Mrs Ezekiela.

Follow up to our Google Meet yesterday.

Our new Language Feature:




Week Five

Wow Week Five already. It's going to be Christmas before we know it. For those of you who are coming back to school, we are opening on Wednesday 17th November. Team Whanake will be based in Rooms 11 and 12. For those not coming into school Class Google Meets will still be running same days and same times. Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:00pm check your emails for links.

Today's Kahoots! were Similes and Metaphors and Times tables. Izahbelle was working hard today and managed to win both games. Well Done Izahbelle, I know those divisions threw a few of you but once we turned the question around you all managed very well.

Don't forget to share your work with me to put on the Class Sharing Page. I loved seeing Vailina's work today.


Back to School. Here are the ones that are at school today from Team Whanake. Busy having fun.

On Friday our Team Talanoa is at 11:00am. It will be great to see you there. So our Google class meet will be at 1:30pm

On Monday and Wednesday we will have to have our Google Meets at 10:00am as the teachers at school need to take turns in the classes and with their class Google Meets.

Some of today's activites at Kura. We have sharing, Jump Jam and even a trip out to do some work in the garden. What a beautiful day.

Friday fitness, burpees, push ups, squats, lunges and hopping. Wow what a workout.

Some of us were lucky enough to make some awesome tissue flowers with Whaea Julie.


Week Four

Another week at home. Hope to see the end of our little bubbles soon, stay safe, be kind, be loving, be sharing and be caring.  

Remember to keep up your exercise, get fresh air and Vitamin D from the sun. Vitamin D is good for the brain, keeps us happy and motivated.

Don't forget Mr Avatea's incentive, this week's Engagement Challenge. Join our meets and share your work to go in the draw.

Remember to do your Simile page and make up a simile for every member of your family. Share it with me and your friends.


Don't forget to checkout all these places for up to date information.

Stay in touch with what's happening at FBS by checking out our Facebook page, You Tube channel and Instagram account.

Just click on the links below and they will take you to these platforms.

Please share with your whānau and friends so they can also see what we are up to at FBS.

Flat Bush Forever!!

FBS Facebook page

FBS You Tube channel

FBS Instagram account

Here is our story from Monday. Don't forget to dream, use your imagination and spot those Similes, how many can you find? Don't forget your Whānau similes. Share them with us all.

Remember to dream, Ebere 

Written and read by Cynthia Erivo

Here is this week's fitness videos, get your Whānau to join in and share a photo or video.

Taro Boyz

TAROBOYZ - DAY 3 SELF ISOLATION TRACK - TUMBALA BY CHIMBALA I CHOREO

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3:10

Open preview

TAROBOYZ - DAY 7 SELF ISOLATION TRACK AT HOME - SKALES - SHAKE BODY | CHOREO

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3:40

Open preview

Check out Vailina's family Similes on our sharing page. Well done Vailina, great work.

Don't forget our Google Meet today at 1:00.

Well Done Sisilia for earning this week's Engagement Challenge prize. A family Pizza meal. You deserved it. Great work.


Remember Sunday is Kindness Day. Do something kind for someone in your Whānau, write about it, send me a photo. Be kind, have fun. What are some of the ways that we can show kindness that we saw in our book today?


Week Three

This week is Diwali and on Thursday we are having a special Diwali assembly, that will be so fun.


Don't forget our Google Meet today at 1:00, check your email for the link.

There is a new pack to be picked up between 10:00 and 1:00 today. Don't forget to keep your distance and wear your masks. There are lots of beautiful Diwali activities in there. We will talk about that today.

On Wednesday we have our whole team meet with Mrs Mayerhofler at 12:00 then our class meet at 1:00. We will have a special person taking part this week. You'll have to be there to see who it is.  

Happy Birthday to Tyzhae-Royal. I hope you have a great day. Share some of your photos and I will put them on our sharing page.

Don't forget Mr Avatea's Engagement Challenge. Join our meets and share your work to go in the draw.

Well Done Vailina for receiving this week's Engagement Challenge prize. A family KFC meal. You deserved it. Great Work.

Good morning 

Thank you For the KFC that I received on Friday.
My family enjoyed the KFC 

Wow Vailina your hair is beautiful.

Week Two

Remember Monday is Labour Day. Labour means work. Today is a work free day. Have some fun, play some games, show kindness to everyone in your bubble. Send me pictures of how you spend your day.

This week is also Tokelau Language Week, find out as many things as you can about Tokelau. We will have a Kahoot at the end of the week.

Don't forget to finish your list of Kindness. Who can you be kind to? and how can you show them kindness?

It was really great to see the scores for our Kindness Kahoot!

Don't forget World Kindness Day is coming up on the 13th November.

Keep thinking about ways to show kindness - to your Whānau, friends, teachers, neighbours. 

Don't forget today is our Earthquake Drill. 9:30 am. You told me some great ideas yesterday on how we can stay safe in an Earthquake.


Teach your Whānau how to be safe during an Earthquake.  It is always best to be prepared.

I hope you had a great practice for the Earthquake Drill.

I hope you have had a great week full of Kindness. Kindness that you have given and you have received. Have a great weekend and we will see each other again next week.


Week One

The Holidays are over and we know we all hoped to be back at school but unfortunately here we are starting another term in Lockdown. Welcome to our new friends that will join us when we get back to school. I know it is very sad to say Goodbye to Mrs Crawley but I hope that your term with us in Room 13 will be fun, with some great leaning and awesome friendships. 

This week is Niuean Language Week. See what information you can find and share with us at our next class Google Meet. Look forward to seeing all your faces again soon.

I am going to share some photos that have been taken through the year, I hope that you can remember how much great fun and learning we did together.





Holidays - Don't forget to stay safe, avoid crowds, wear your masks, keep active, stay happy, have fun, be kind. Can't wait to see you in Term 4



Term 3

Week 10

Can you believe it's the last week of the term?? Wow. You have been working hard from home and we have nearly reached the end. Hopefully we will be out of Level 3 soon and you will be able to have a great holiday visiting your Whānau. Please send me some of your photos so that I can put your beautiful faces or your work on our page so that our friends and Whānau can see us and see what we have been up to. Don't forget to watch the Home Learning Chanel for lots of exciting new learning. See you at 1:00.

This week we are lucky enough to be celebrating not one but two Language Weeks.

Chinese Language Week and Tuvalu Language Week.

Can you find out 5 things about each country and share with us at our Google Meet.

It is also Mental Health Awareness Week. Keep checking in with your loved ones. Make sure they are happy and safe.


I hope you remembered all our A, B and C words from yesterday. Today it is D, E and F. Look around the house for all that you can find. Good Luck. Don't forget your Tuvalu and Chinese facts. keep learning them ready for our final Kahoot! on Friday.

Wednesday already. Keep up with your Distance Learning Activities. Check out the Home Learning Channel. There are lots of awesome things there for you to watch and learn. See you at 1:00. Bring your ABC, DEF and today's GHI with you. 

Only two days left of Term Three. I am so proud of all of you for the way that you have been taking responsibility for your learning. Don't forget your Alphabet lists, today's letters are J, K and L. I have enjoyed seeing your faces during these weeks and hearing your stories about your day and how you have been helping your Whānau around the house. Keep up the good work. The holidays are just around the corner. There have been some changes happening at school and I am looking forward to getting back to school to see them. Ka kite.

Last day of Term 3. Join us at 1:00 for our Chinese and Tuvalu Language weeks Kahoot!. Have an amazing holiday. Hope to be with you in class on the first day of Term 4. We will have some new students joining us in Room 13. Can't wait to meet our new class whānau members. Keep watching the Home Learning Channel and try and finish your Alphabet list of things around the home.

Stay safe, look after each other and have a great break.

Thanks for your great research into the Tuvalu and Chinese Language Weeks Izahbelle. Great job.

Week 9

Book Week

Write a short summary of your favourite book. What is the title? Who wrote it? Who are the characters? Where is the setting? What is the problem? What is the solution? Why do you like it?

Book week

Find 5 books in your house. How many are Fiction? How many are Non Fiction? Have you read all of them? Which are your families favourites? Write down the titles and the Authors names.

Wellness Wednesday

Mr Avatea has said that everyone needs a break from all the digital devices. So get those books out, have a read, share with your Whānau. Go outside, get some fresh air, some Vitamin D, do some exercise. Get into the kitchen and create some tasty masterpieces with and for your Whānau, have some fun, make a mess, just remember to clean it up when you are finished. Spend some time together, not doing work but having fun, being together, relaxing, sharing a laugh. 

Take the time to remember that even though we have had a not so great term that we are lucky enough to have each other, to be safe, to be with the people that we love, to spend time together that normally would be spent at school or at work. 

Be a family. 

Live, Laugh, Love and share together. 

With love from my Whānau to yours. Take care.   


Join us today for our special guest book reader. I wonder who it will be. See you at 1:00. Bring your favourite book to our Google meet and we can see if anyone has the same book.

We had the lovely Miss Haynes come and read us an awesome story today. The lion who lost his ROAR, but learnt how to draw. What a great story that was. Thank you Miss Haynes.

You can listen to it here:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZpqdACpnB0

Then we had a Book Week Kahoot! Thanks for joining us Miss Haynes.

The end of another week. The only thing that would have made it better would be if we were at school together. I hope you have had a great Book Week and have enjoyed listening to our special guests read their books to us. Our last guest will be joining us today. Make sure to come at 1:00pm to see who our guest is. 

Week Eight

Maori Language week this week. Don't forget to check out Miss Young's Taonga Competition. What an awesome activity for us. Thanks Miss Young.

https://youtu.be/woiEV2euTt4


Don't forget to come to our Māori Language Moment at 12:00pm. You would have received the link in your emails. Look forward to seeing you all there.



Don't forget to join us today at 12:00 for our Team Whanake Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori Kahoot! It will be great to see you.

We have reached the end of Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori for 2021. I hope you have enjoyed your week and have learnt new kupu (words) that you can use in your everyday korero (talk). I hope you have had fun learning the new games and look forward to playing them with you when we get back to kura (school).

Kia Kaha te Reo Māori - 

Let's make the Māori language strong

Week 7

What a fantastic start to our Tongan Language Week. Thank you to everyone who joined us.

Sisilia spent some time today making her siblings some toasted sandwiches for lunch. What a great big sister.


Today's Kahoot! was very close. Well done everyone.

Don't forget our Tongan Language week Kahoot with Mr Avatea. It will be great to see you all there at 12:00.

What a great Kahoot! that was. Thank you to those who joined us. Congratulations to Elisara for coming over all #1 with 6799 points. What a great effort everyone with your Tongan Knowledge.

Thank you Mrs Hira for remembering to get a photo. I was too excited and completely forgot.

Today's activities are as follows:

 Kahoot! today. Well done Izahbelle for knowing your Whānau names. Mrs Tupou and Miss Browne played today. We managed to get in 4th and 5th place. Mrs Tupou has got a faster hand than me.   

Made Egg Bread today or French Toast.

I use 4 or 5 eggs depending on the size. I always make too much egg for Savana and myself. I like to fry the leftover egg in the butter. There are no measurements just add how much you want. If you make it be careful of the hot frying pan and remember to clean up when you're finished. Enjoy.

Today's activities


It was great having the opportunity to listen to the Author Helen Griffiths today. Seeing her amazing book and having a little online game. Thank you to all those that came. If you get to read her book I am sure that you will really enjoy it. I know I did.

   

Father's Day

Thank you Sisilia for your beautiful words to your awesome Father. I hope you are all having a great day.


Week 6

Hope everyone is staying safe. Don't forget to join us for our google meets at 1pmon Mon, Wed and Fri.    Can't wait to see you all.

Here are our Monday activities. Don't forget to send photos to me to put on the Website.

Stay safe, Be kind

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CRT: Thursday 2/9/21


Thanks Miss Browne for letting me join in on your google meet yesterday. It was awesome to see some of the lovely children in your class. I have posted a video of how we made father's day cards at our house. Maybe you could make a similar one or create your own. Remember you could make one for your Papa, uncle or brother instead if you want too. Don't forget to take a picture and send to your teacher.


 

The weather is going to be good over the next couple of days so this will be a good chance for you to get outside and have a run around. I have added a video of a game I used to play when I was young. All you need is a ball, a bat and your whanau. Hope you give it a go.


For breakfast on Sunday morning I am going to make my Dad some toasties. They are easy to make and they are yummy. Egg and cheese toasties are my Dad's favourite food. Can you make these too? You could also change the ingredients to put in what your Dad likes.

I miss you all and can't wait to see you all back at school Ms Young.

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Today's Google meet we played Kahoot! It was fun but it was hard. Even Miss Browne didn't know some of the answers.




Here is something I saw on Facebook. See if you can give it a go at home. Don't forget to take a photo and share it with me.


Have a great day. See you on Wednesday. Don't forget to check the Website often. 

Izahbelle has shared with us the 10 things that she is grateful for. Thank you for sharing Izahbelle.

Another picture I saw on Facebook. Have a go at making washing people in your house. Don't use the clean washing though. LOL. Use the dirty washing before you put it in the machine to help your Whānau. Don't forget to take a photo of any of your artwork and share it with your teacher.


We had another Google Meet today. So good to see your faces. Also Kahoot! is a blast. Look at those scores.


And while Miss Browne was on the Kahoot! screen we had the super awesome Miss Young join us. Thanks Miss Young.



Today we had the awesome Rush join us for our Google Meet. He shared a story with us about how Jesus has time for everyone no matter how big or small you are. 

Thank you so much Rush.

Man those Kahoots are getting hard. I think I need to create some easier ones. Well Done Begonia for getting the highest score. Rush came in at 6th place. But he tried his best and that is all we can do. Well done Rush.

Excellence is being the best that I can be.


Week 5

Keep checking the Website for new activities to do.

Here is one that you could do at home with your whānau. When you have made your parent their cup of tea when doing something nice for a family member you can keep their tea bag and try this together.

You could plant your apple seeds or if you have a watermelon, tomatoes, pumpkin or any other fruit at home plant the seeds.

Here are today's activities:


Take care, Look after each other.

Next Google Meet will be Wednesday at 1pm - See you there.  

Miss Browne 

Wednesday 28.08.21

Thursday 29.09.21

A lovely Email from Sisilia: Thank you Sisilia.   

Hi Miss Browne it's me Sisilia I wanted to send you this photo I hope you enjoy these photos and yes you can upload these photos to the website best teacher ever in my life I love my beautiful teacher.

Thank you Pryncess for sharing your beautiful game of Snakes and Ladders with us. I hope we can play when we get back to school. Thank you for letting me share them.





Week 4 and we are back to Lockdown. As always; Stay safe, stay in your bubble, look after each other, be kind.

Keep checking back for updates, don't forget to check in on the masked smiley face above. Let me know if you need anything.

karenb@flatbush.school.nz

A google meets has been set up for Friday at 1.00pm, I hope to see many of your faces there.

I will try and get all of our photos up so you can look back on our awesome term so far.

Help teach your Whānau our class Karakia and some of our class games.


Hama - Kupu: Ki runga (Up) Ki raro (Down) Hama (Hit) 

You can play in twos and threes or even try it in fours.   

Stay safe, thinking of you all

Miss Browne



Term 2

We have been having a great time catching up with our friends, finding out what everyone did in their holidays. We are ready to continue our learning Journey and can't wait to learn about the living world around us.

We are going to be looking at how plants grow and what they need to grow big. We will be looking at different animals and what they need to live. eg, food, habitat, safety.

We are having a trip in week 2 to The Botanical Gardens to look at plants and to plant our own seedlings. We can't wait.

Watch this space for all the photos that will be taken and shared during the term.

We are learning new Karakia for the start of our day and the end of our day. You can practice at home and see how good you can get.


Week Eight

This week we have been lucky enough to have some chickens come to live in the hen house up on our driveway. They are so cute. We get to all have a chance to name one as a team. I wonder what names we can come up with for this bossy little cutey.


Tuesday Mrs Browne came in to read us another Winnie the Pooh story. This one was where poor old Eeyore lost his tail. Do you know where they found it??? Ask the children to tell you what happened.


We also managed to do some artwork. We used pastels and rubbing techniques to make our portraits come to life. Come in and have a look when you get the chance. What a mess we made but that's ok, it's easily cleaned.


Week Seven

So much has been happening. It is so good to have everyone back in class.

Friday was our first day of Bible for the year. It is so good to listen to Rush and to know that we are all special and unique. Thanks Rush.


Also on Friday we had a fantastic day, thanks to Miss Young and her team for organising our Have a Go Day. We had so much fun and we even got to finish our time with an iceblock. 


Check out some more awesome pictures here

Week Six

Out of Lockdown and back at school. Yay. We have been doing lots of fun things in class this week. We really enjoy reading and sharing our books with each other.

We are super lucky to have amazing healthy lunches delivered to our door every day. Here is room 13 giving it the thumbs up. Yum.


On Thursday we had Garden to Table. Where we learn that it's not just about the eating. We have to prepare, cook and clean up after ourselves before we can all enjoy the beautiful food we have made.

On Friday we had the Awesome Miss Young and the Amazing Mr Moiho. What a great day we have with them. We even got to go out and learn some great game skills. We must have worked really hard.

Back to Level One!!! Yay

We hope you have an amazing weekend.

Ka kite a Rahina

Week Five

OH NO It's Covid again. 

Don't forget to check in. Click the mask above and fill in the check-in form. Keep checking the Website for updates. Thank you so much to those who have replied to my messages. Please if you are sick go get a test. Otherwise stay home, stay safe, stay in your bubble. I am going to set up Google meets for those of you that can get on to your emails. Every day starting Tuesday 2nd March at 1:00pm. Children remember it is your first name followed by the numbers then you have to put @flatbush.school.nz then enter your password. Please don't share your password. Go into the little envelope at the bottom to get the google meets link.

https://www.flatbush.school.nz/1/pages/131-level-3-fbs-closed

Learning packs for those that didn't get them 2 weeks ago are available from the Library on Tuesday 2nd March from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Thank you to these people for picking up their packs in Week Three: Lizahn, Izahbelle, Isobel, Latu, Sisilia, Begonia, Tyler, Brandan, Maruaao, Tony and Caprece. Please everyone else come down to school and pick up your packs. Don't forget to wear your masks.

https://www.flatbush.school.nz/1/pages/134-learning-packs-pick-up


Click the link below and come and join Miss Browne for one of her 'short' afternoon laps. See if you can walk up and down the driveway for as long as the video goes. Do a little dance to the music as you go. Just so you know the video is 16 minutes long. See if you can spot the awesome man carrying the plastic bag. He is going around the park picking up other people's rubbish. What a great role model.

Don't watch if you get motion sickness. I tried to hold my phone steady but it was a bit hard.

CLICK LINK FOR A WALK →    https://youtu.be/OKHK1TwMYkI

Team Whanake Learning Challenge

There will be one new learning activity each day.  Your challenge is to see if by the end of this week you have completed as many of these activities as possible.  If you can, please share these with me on karenb@flatbush.school.nz

Keep practicing these songs


Tuesday 2 March:

1. Draw your family bubble with names or send a photo. Tell me about your Bubble.

Here is my bubble: Try and share your bubble with me so I can put it here for others to see.

In my bubble I have, Savana, Eden, Akuma, Taco, Blackie, Cassie, Tortilla and lots of fish. Who is in your bubble? Draw a picture, does anyone still have to go to work in your house? Are you getting outside for some Vitamin D? What has been your favourite activity so far? 

2. Learn a dance & send me a photo/video.  Click on the links below and follow a dance routine that you like from the list below or choose one of your own. Don't forget to share it with your Whanau and get the whole house dancing:

Calling all the monsters:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Nzn_1sGuhg

I like to move it move it :   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymigWt5TOV8

Old Town Road:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoYxG0avSfY

Our first class Google Meet for 2021 It was great to see you Begonia.

Wednesday 3 March

Today's activity is to find objects around your home beginning with the letters of the Alphabet. I went around the class today and found what I could. Check out the Class ABC.

Begonia was back on Google Meets today. We read a book together called Jeremy's Magic School Day.

Thursday 4 March

Begonia came back for Google Meets again today. I am so lucky to have you in our class Begonia. We talked about different things and she told me that she had done some of her homework from her Home Learning Pack. Such great news Begonia. Don't forget to send me some photos. Today she read me one of her books instead. It talked about Solar Energy and the things that use Solar and how it can help us. Thank you for reading to me Begonia.

We talked about how our families can help us and how we can help them. I was so grateful this week to have so much help at home from Savana. She has really been helpful between her University online classes.


Friday 5 March

Today I shared with Begonia some new books that I have bought for our class. I was going to read them and record them for you but I thought I will read them next week when all of your beautiful faces are back in our classroom. They are quite funny and I really want to see your faces and hear your laughter as I read them.


I have really missed seeing your faces this week. I was in class all week trying to prepare things for next week without knowing if we would even be back together. I am so glad that it will be possible for us to be together.

I have managed to take walks at the park with Mr Browne (my Dad) and my fur babies Eden and Akuma. I hope you have managed to do some fitness around your house and hopefully had some good old Vitamin D (Sun) it is so good for you.

I hope you all have a great weekend and I can't wait to see you all on Monday morning in Room 13.

Ka kite a Rahina

See you on Monday.


 Week Four

So much going on this week. Every day this week, before school, check out how well our Travelwise Crew were at helping to keep our school gates safe with their signs. On Monday we even met a new friend sitting on the bus sign.

We have started a Team Whanake morning get together where we do karakia, the School Pepeha, waiata and start our day together.


Tuesday we were lucky enough to go and visit Harold in the Life Ed truck. We looked at different emotions and how we can turn our frown upside down. Ask us what we need to do.

Wednesday we had Cricket again. We are getting so good at swinging that bat. Look at those balls go.

Karakia for kai so we could eat our delicious lunches. We are so lucky to be able to have free lunches at school. Healthy food and our fitness helps us to feed our brain.


Week Three

Mama Mia, Here we go again... My my, why can't Covid go away???

HHMMMM Did you sing that because I did. 

But Seriously:

Please stay home. Stay safe. Be kind. Look after each other. Support each other.

Thank you to those you have got in touch with me by replying to my messages, answering phone calls or sending me emails. Still trying to get in touch with a few of you.

Check the Website for all updates and notifications.

https://www.flatbush.school.nz/1/pages/131-fbs-closed

https://www.flatbush.school.nz/1/pages/60-fbs-distance-learning


Click the link to see your Distance Learning Activities for this week.

https://www.flatbush.school.nz/1/pages/132-wk-3-t1-2021

You can contact me on karenb@flatbush.school.nz





Week Two

Our first day with Miss Young and Mr Moiho. We were lucky enough to do some awesome singing, te reo, sports and art. Ask us about the things we learnt today.

Wednesday we had our first session of Cricket for Term 1. We had such a great time. Unfortunately the weather today wasn't that good so we had to learn in the hall. Hopefully next week it is fine so we can smack those balls across the field. We have some pretty great batters in Room 13.


Thursday we finally got a photo of us eating our awesome lunches. Thank you to those who have prepared, supplied and delivered our delicious healthy lunches.


These are our friends that have come back to join us this week. Just waiting on 2 lovelies to come back to school. We can't wait for everyone to be here.

On Friday we had a fabulous Whakatau for all our new friends and their whānau. 

We are lucky enough to have a new school friend in Room 13. 

Please say a big "Kia Ora" to Caprece if you see her around the school. Welcome to our school whānau.


What a week. Meeting new friends, getting to know our teacher, our routines and travelling on our learning journey. Next week begins our Buddy Reading with the AWESOME Room 5 on Mondays and Fridays and our first visit to the Library on Thursday. We can't wait.

Happy Valentine's Day to all our  Whānau and friends for Sunday.


Ka kite a Rahina


Week One

We had many of our friends back at school this week. We can't wait for everyone else to come so we can get to know our new friends and continue our Learning Journey.

If you get the chance head on down to Otara Town Centre and check out the Fresh Gallery. What an amazing talent.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday.

Have an amazing Waitangi weekend. We will be looking more indepth at Waitangi in class. Ask your parents if you can watch the news on Saturday and share with us next week what you remember.

Ka kite a Ratu


Welcome to 2021. I hope you are all as super excited as me to get into our room and kick start our fun and learning for the year.


I am super excited about seeing all our friends back at school on Thursday. It's time to come back and continue our learning journeys together. So much to do, to learn, to teach, to share, to enjoy together.

Get ready to share your wonderful holiday antics, your fabulous whānau activities, your highs and your lows for the last 7 weeks.

I have had a great holiday but I am ready to start this next adventure with you and see all the amazing possibilities and achievements that we can create together.

Your teacher: Miss Browne

Here are a few things that I did in my holiday.

Lots of walking in beautiful places.

Awesome wildlife

Great company

Lots of YUMMY food

An amazing massage. Thank you so much. It was wonderful, relaxing and felt so good. 


My daughter had her 21st and she always loves going to the Zoo for her birthday. It doesn't matter how old she is. 


And I got way too much sun.. Ouch

I hope you enjoyed those photos of my holiday. I look forward to hearing all about yours.

Ka kite a Rāpare.

See you on Thursday.