Flat Bush

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

Term Three 2021 

This week is Book Week and we will be having different teachers joining us on our Google meets to read a story book to us.

On Monday we had Miss Browne read us 

The Dinkey Donkey

Jonathan read a book about Gready Cat and drew a picture.  Check it out.  Well done Jonathan!!

Sina has been a very busy girl during this lockdown.  She had done some great activities to keep up with her learning.

Sarah has been doing some exercises at home and staying active. 

Let's see what she was up to.

Remember to also stay active while also in lock down

Click on the red button below 

jump jam    

The pass word is  lockdownlvl4 

Week 8 and its Maori Language Week!! 

Have a look at what's planned for the week
Have fun playing a Maori game and practise your Te Reo.  Click on the link below and have a go

Hei tama tu tama

Visit this website for more ideas on how we can learn Te Reo Maori.  

It was great joining Mr Avatea and Team Whanake for the Tongan Language Week Kahoot game  

It was fantastic seeing all your lovely faces.

Congratulations to Elisara  for winning, Maata from R14 for coming second, and  Faith from R9 comming out  3rd! 

6 September 2021  and the FBS Value is 

Arohatia - we encourage others

I would love to see how you are displaying this FBS Value at home with your whanau.  Share with me your photos 


Week 7,Term 3 and it's Tongan Language week 

Learn how to say the Tongan Greetings with Mrs Fonohema.  Click on the link below and take a Video of you saying the different greetins and share with me.  

Happy Father's Day

Click the link  below for the 

Father's Day slide show 

Week 7 , 6.9.21 - CRT

It is Tongan language week this week. Try and log in at 9am for the  to the opening assembly. Refer to the DL page  

It was awesome catching up with you all during our google meet. For those that couldn't make it we created some father's day cards with special messages and poems for our Dad's. Here is a picture of the cards some of the class made.

Here is a video that we watched of Miss Youngs kids making their Dad a father's day card.

I also read the class a book called "The giant's ice cream" by Jill Eggleton. Here are some of the questions that you will need to answer. If you haven't read this book you can click on the book to listen to the story  then answer the questions below and send the answer to Mrs Hira. There is also a writing activity too:


How do you know that the giant loved ice cream?

1: Why do you think the giant thought that ice cream made him tough?

3: Why do you think the giant didn’t want to give any icecream to the cat?

4: How do you think the giant could get out of the doorway?

5: What do you think might happen next time the cat asks for ice cream?

6: Do you think this story could be true? Why/ why not? 

Follow up writing activity:


Room 15 have been meeting on Google Meets. Look at all the amazing people that have 

joined in.


Sina has been very busy during the lock down.  Let's see what she has been up to.

Well done Sina!

For our Google Meeting today it was wonderful seeing all your smiling faces again

Elisara has really been busy during this Lock Down

With the lockdown being extending we need to be at home supporting our family.  Following the FB vaules is a good way to support our families at home during this stressful time.  Filemu has been displaying these values at home.

Thank you Filemu for sharing with us

Thank you Sarah for sharing her letter that she wrote to her friend Sina also in Room 15.  Sarah has attempted and completed one of the activities from the FBS Distance Learning Activities.  Well done Sarah.  

She has practising The FBS value Atawhai - We Value others.  

Room 15, I hope that you are all well with your families at home.  During this lockdown time it is important that we do our part to try to contain the Covid virus by staying at home and not bursting our bubble.  We have all been in this situation before and we all know what is expected of us.  

Remember to keep checking your emails because I will be sending you emails to communicate with you.  It would also be great if you could  email me back to let me know how you are doing or if there is something that you would like to share with me.  My email address is pratimah@flatbush.school.nz

Even if we are not together in FBS, lets continue our learning at home.  There have been activities set up on our FBS Distance Learning Page – Click HERE to open.

When you have completed a task you can share it with me.  

Remember you can also work on EP, Study Ladder and you have your Duffy books that you can read.  

I have registered all of you in Room 15 onto Prodigy and an email has been sent to your  school email with your login user name and password.  Give that also a go!

Keep safe and look after each other.

Mrs Hira 

Week 3 we had the New Zealand Maritime Museum come to FBS to teach us about the voyages our ancestors made to come to New Zealand.  

We assembled a waka and moved it on the mat according to the different cardinal points of the compass.  

Term 3 we are doing swimming

Remind your child on Thursdays to bring their togs, clean underwear and a towel in a plastic bag to school.

Week 2 of Term 3 was Cook Island Language week

To get the week started we had The Manurewa Cook Island Dance Group performing at FBS 

On Wednesday it was Room 15s turn to go to the school hall for the Cook Island Art Activities

Room 15 had an absolute ball!!

Welcome Back to Term 3 

For term Three our Student Inquiry is 



For this topic Team Whanake is  focusing on the Olympics.  

It was a really exciting week in FBS this week

On Thursday we had our Celebration for Success.  I had the opportunity of meeting many of our Whanau and here are some of the pics from the evening .

Welcome to Room 15's web Page

Auckland is moving to Level 2 from Sunday, 7 March. School will re-open on Monday,  8 March.  The school gates will be open at 8: 15 to 9:00 and there will be contact tracing at the  gates.  Please wear a face mask when at school.

Jonathan did his last challenge for the lockdown and sent me a photo. He also sent me a pic of him working with his sister.Well done Jonathan for completing all the challenges


Theresa has been very busy during the lockdown.  Lets see what she was up to.

Kura FINALLY  sent me the challenges that he did during the lockdown.  Here is what I received.

Distance Home Learning Activities 
Monday - 1 March 2021
Serve your whanau (community) - do something positive for others. Record what you did in your home learning book or with photos. Share this with me each day if you can.
Tuesday - 2 March 2021

Tu Pono - We know who we are

  1. Draw a picture of everyone in your bubble including any pets.  Art for kids hub - this website has YouTube clips for how to draw different things.

  2. Write a compliment for everyone in your bubble. Compliment means a polite expression of praise or admiration.

e.g. Karen is helpful because she always helps clean the dirty dishes.

  1. Share your picture of everyone in your bubble & with your teachers or bring into school when we are back.

Wednesday - 3 March 2021

Mahi Ngatahi - We work as a team

Work with someone in your bubble - find 26 items around the house. Each item must begin with a different letter of the alphabet. 

Take a photo of your 26 items and email it to me on pratimah@flatbush.school.nz    I will  share this on our class page.

Thursday - 4 March 2021

Atawhai - We value others

Give thanks to someone who you would like to show appreciation for.  Share it in written form such as a thank you  letter/card.  They can either be someone from your bubble or someone who is not.  If they are not in your bubble, you can email it or give it to them at a later stage.  Take a picture of your appreciation item and email it to your teacher to share on the class web page. 

Friday - 5 March 2021

Mahi Ngatahi - List all the ways that you and your whanau work together when you are in a lockdown.

After our scarey interruption this morning Elisara still completed the challenge for today.

Let's see his effort.

Elisara you have been very busy today.

Well Done Elisara!


It was a very eventful meeting this morning.  While we were in the meeting, our phones went off with an Emergency Alert for an evacuation to higher ground if you are close to the coast line.  

I don't think that any of us were near the coast line so I think that we were all safe.  Let's pray that all those that are effected will be safe.  

A quick photo of all those that were in our meeting this morning when we were interrupted by the Emergency Alert before we logged off.

Stay Safe my Beautiful People 

After our Google Meeting today Rm 15 students got busy.  Let's see what they were up to.


Elisara did the Wednesday alphabet challenge.    He found 26 items around his home to match the beginning letter of each alphabet.    

Fantasic job Elisara 

 Can you match each picture to the corresponding letter of the  alphabet?

Elisara then completed the Tuesday challenge and showed us the people in his bubble.

Elisa drew all the members in his bubble.  He used lots of colour and labelled everyone. 

Jonathan was even busy today.  He did today's challenge.

Jonathan did his appreciation card to his mum.  She really deserves it because she has been supporting Jonathan with his learning all the way through this lockdown.

Well done Mum and thank you for all your help!! 

Sarah did her letter of appreciation to her mum.  Her mum did a beautiful flower arrangement for the hallway

 Great effort Sarah and fantastic job mum!

Elisara also sent in his appreciation letter

Thank you Room 15 people for your fantastic effort in doing the daily challenges.

Keep it up!! 

Also, to the amazing whanau behind our beautiful students 

Thank you!!

Today we had a great meeting on Google.  Sombody new joined us again.  It was Theresa 

We all know how to change our backgrounds and have become very good at doing it. Our backgrounds changed a 100 times a minute.  Kura even changed his background to a picture from the class web page.  

Today when we met, we share information about a book we read on Storyline Online yesterday.  It was a task to do from yesterday's meeting.  We also practised skip counting in 5's and then we were using the chat option to chat to each other on Google Meet.  It was fun chatting to each other without talking.

Activity 3 for Wednesday saw Jonathan scanning his home looking for things that he can take a picture of to do the alphabet challenge.  

Well done Jonathan !!  

you are a super star   

Lets see if you can match the labels to the items in the picture

JumperTeapotPhone/photo Water MachineMum
Van EggsDragonKittensBall
Apple SprayIce cream
Hat   Nintendo Switch   

Great News!!

I am receiving more pictures showing your family bubble.  Nyreen and Sarah have been busy. 

 Fantastic effort girls!!

Nyreen's Bubble

Great job  Nyreen on labelling all the people in your buibble.  You even gave us alittle caption on how you are spending your time during this lock down.  

Sarah's Bubble Sarah's Bubble Sarah has also drawn a picture of the people in her bubble.  

She has even labelled eveyone in her bubble.  Well done Sarah!!

Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Room 15 had a great Google Meet session today.  Today, Elisara even joined us.  It was great seeing those beautiful, smiling faces at me.  Today we learnt how to present to others on Google Meet, we did our skip-counting in 2s, we learnt how to change our background and finally, we listened to a story "The Rainbow Fish" on Storyline Online.

Oh, gave out so many Gold Cards today.  Mr Avatea is going to 

be so busy giving Gold stickers to all these amazing people.

I'm looking forward to seeing more of Room 15 people in our Google meetings everyday at 11:00 during the lockdown.

Jonathan was already hard at work drawing his bubble.  Look at his effort.

Jonathan has done a great job labelling his picture so that we know who is who and he even wrote alittle about everyone.

  Great Job Jonathan!!

While you are at home, you can also practise our Welcoming waiata. Click on the Haere Mai link to go to the words and video.  There as a YouTube clip and a videp of Ms Sina demonstrating the actions.  Practise this at home and we will do it in class when we are together again.  

You can also take a video of yourself doing the waiata and share it with me to post on our page.

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

Was great meeting Room 15 students on Google Meet today (Tuesday).  Fantastic job on remembering your logins and your passwords.  We had a great session reading a book and sharing information about who is in our bubble.  Join us again everyday at  11:00pm during the lockdown. 

Yes, if you joined me on google meet, you will be getting Gold Card stickers!!

If you are having trouble logging into your Google account or  unsure on how to access the Google Meet, please email me on pratimah@flatbush.school.nz and I will assist you.

We will be having Google Meets through the lockdown everyday at 11:00

The time has changed to accomodate other classrooms also meeting.

Auckland is in Level 3 Lockdown

School  is   closed 

The Prime Minister announced that Auckland is moving to Level 3 on Sunday, February the 28th at 6am.

Our school will be closed for a whole week from Monday, March the 1st to Friday, March the 5th.

I will be making contact with you via text messaging using the information on the school data base.  If you do not receive a text from me by Monday 4:00pm please contact the school on 09- 274 8279 or email me on pratimah@flatbush.school.nz to update your details.

From Tuesday (2/03/21) there will be daily Google Meetings at 10:30am.  Please encourage your child to log into their Google Flatbush Account using their Flatbush user name and the password they created.  They will need to go to their emails and click to accept the meetings.  Looking forward to meeting you all on Google Meet.


Week 4

It was an exciting time at FBS for Room 15 this week. 

We had Garden to Table.  Half the class were in the kitchen cooking up some yummies while the other half were in the garden .

Look at what we made!!

The other half of the class were also busy in the garden.  Mrs Tupou took us around the garden telling us about the different herbs that are grown there.  We even got to taste some of the herbs.  


This week we had cricket again and this time we were on the field.  

We are back at school now and looking forward to seeing you

School is open 

School  is   closed

On Sunday evening 14 Feb, our Prime Minster, Jacinda Ardern, announced that Auckland will be entering into Level 3 lockdown for 3 days.   The affected  days are 15 Feb, 16 Feb & 17 Feb.  This means that FBS will be closed for those respective days and reopen on Thursday, 18 Feb pending any further announcements by our PM.

Please feel free to contact me via email at pratimah@flatbush.school.nz

Please stay safe in this uncertain time.

Week 2

It has been an exciting Week 2 at FBS.  Room 15 has been learning the routines of class and we even had an  exciting time improving our cricket skills.

On Friday we offically welcomed all new whanau to FBS with a Whakatau.  The whole school sat under the COLA and we listened to Mr Avatea and Papa Jeff extend their warm welcome to the new whanau on behalf of the whole of Flat Bush School.  

Week 1

Welcome to Room 15 and it was great meeting all our new people.  It has been an exciting 2 days this week of getting to know each other and learning about each other.

Faces of Room 15 2021

The exciting new change to FBS has been the yummy free lunches and we have all been enjoying it.

Kio Ora, Bula Vinaka, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Tālofa, Kia orana, Mālō e lelei,  Talofa lava, Tēnā koutou katoa, Namaste, kon’nichiwa, nǐ hǎo and warm greetings to you all.

I am Mrs Hira and will be the teacher for Room 15 this year.  I am looking forward to meeting you and working together with you this year.

We begin our exciting term on Thursday, 4 February 2021.  It is going to be an exciting year of learning with lots of fun incorporated too.

I hope you are as excited as I am to get started this year.

See you on Thursday!

Mrs Hira jump jam