Flat Bush

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




Here are some photos taken from our FIRST day at school - enjoy! 

Thursday 18 November 2021

Wednesday 17 November 2021

Message from teacher -WEDNESDAY 17 November 2021

We are going LIVE TOMORROW with the ONLINE CLASS SESSION. FLATBUSH PRIMARY SCHOOL will officially be OPEN tomorrow, however, we are fully aware that some families may choose to have their child remain at home. 

We are offering ONLINE CLASS through Zoom from 11.00 am to 12 pm from tomorrow onwards. This link will take you to the information needed to download Zoom and what will be taught online. These lessons will be taught by our amazing team from our Team Tupu syndicate. If you have any questions, please text me between 10.30 - 10.45 anytime later, I will not be able to help as I will be in class. I am no I.T tech, but will do my very best to help out.

Thank you and for those of you who will be attending school tomorrow, I can not wait to see you :)

Have a great evening - Mrs Mokalei

Message from teacher -Monday 15 November 2021

Please READ - thank you :)

Hi Room 22, Wow, I can't believe we are now in Week 5. As you have heard FLATBUSH PRIMARY SCHOOL will officially be open on WEDNESDAY 17TH NOVEMBER 2021 a text message will be sent out by our Principal as to how this will look like or click here for the information BACK TO SCHOOL INFORMATION

For our families who would like to keep their children at home, a learning pack will be available tomorrow on MONDAY 15TH NOVEMBER 2021 from 10am to 1pm, pick up at the FLATBUSH ROAD gate. 

ONLINE LEARNING - Yes, online learning will be provided as we have some awesome teachers within our team, who have been amazing teaching online. Anyone from any class from rooms 5, 6, 8, 21 and 22 can join. However, you will need to download on your devices, whether it'll be a phone, ipad, chrome or a laptop the app ZOOM, which I know that a lot of you may be familiar with. This information will be provided closer to the day. 

Learning online through Zoom with Mrs Hou and Ms Heather.

I look forward to seeing you at school on Wednesday x

Message from teacher -Monday 8 November 2021

Please refer to the Term 4, Distance Learning Page for Week 4's learning activity.


Message from teacher -TUESDAY 26 October 2021

Please click on this link - TERM 4 DISTANCE LEARNING PAGE for learning activities for week 2 and please visit our CHILDREN'S WORK DISPLAY page. If you would like to send in your child's work, the emails is attached on the page. Thank you kindly - Mrs Mokalei x

Message from teacher - FRIDAY 22 October 2021

Fakaalofa Lahi Atu Room 22, as we come to the end of week 1, I hope the learning pack have kept you busy and that you were able to check out the extra learning activities on our other page. As we head into week 2, Monday is a public holiday, then we get back into our DISTANCE LEARNING on Tuesday. We have CRT on Wednesday. So please check out the cool videos that Ms Young will be posting up on this page! So from me to you all, take care and enjoy the long weekend. Enjoy counting in Niuean with the Gataloai boys! 

 Counting in Niuean with the Gataloai Boys!

Message from teacher - Thursday 21 October 2021

Fakaalofa Lahi Atu Room 22, hope you are all well? Just letting you know if you want your work display on our class website, like the others have, please email your photos to martham@flatbush.school.nz. and they will be displayed on a separate page that will be dedicated only to you. If you want to send a message or a letter to someone in our class, please feel free to do so! I am sure it will make their day! You'll see in the picture below, I have added another tab. Term 4 - Children's Work Display - Click on it and check it out! Have fun everyone!


Message from teacher - Wednesday 20 October 2021

Fakaalofa Lahi Atu Room 22, hope you are all enjoying the learning pack and the extra learning activities that is on OUR NEW DISTANCE LEARNING PAGE. You will need to go click on Rm 22 and another tab will show up, which says Term 4 - Distance Learning Page. This is where I'll be putting up extra learning activities until we head back to school. You'll see in the picture below the extra tab under Rm 22 - Click on it and check it out!

As we continue to celebrate Niuean Language Week, we would like to say THANK YOU again to the Jackson-Gataloai family. These videos of the boys are AMAZING, it just simply shows how very proud they are of their culture and how we love seeing Haloe perform. He is such a very talented kid, who just loves to dance! Here are a few more video clips of the boys showcasing their love for their culture - Fakaaue lahi Jackson-Gataloai Family. 

Takalo with the Gataloai Boys!

 Niuean Days of the Week

Message from teacher - Monday 18 October 2021

Fakaalofa Lahi Atu Room 22, Welcome back to Term 4, I hope you all were able to take time away from your school work and were able to enjoy your holidays. I know you all were probably excited to be back at school today, I definitely was, however, hopefully with today's announcement, we will all have an idea of when we are able to head back to school. So for now, we will do distance learning at home this week! Please keep checking the website for learning activities to do. LEARNING PACKS are available today from 10am to 1pm. 

I will also being making a courtesy call today and tomorrow to check in with you and to see how you are doing? 

Take care Room 22 and I hope to chat with you real soon - Mrs M Mokalei

Happy Niuean Language Week

What a way to KICK OFF Niuean Language Week, by having our very own Flat Bush learners to lead us into the language week. A big thank you to Mrs Lologa for organising this and to our very own THE JACKSON-GATOLOAI family for this wonderful introduction into the Niuean Language week. Can you spot one of our class member in this clip. We are looking forward to many more clips!!!

Fakaaue Lahi - thank you x

Here are some more activities to learn about this great culture!

Niue Alphabet

How to pronounce the Niuean Alphabet - Have a go!

Learning Niuean - Have a go!

A sweet dedication to Mrs Crawley in Room 9, who leaves us this term! 

Go with all our love and blessings xox

Message from Teacher -Friday 1st October 2021

Ni hao Room 22, as we come to the end of the term, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you so much to the parents and caregivers for supporting your child in their learning. It hasn't been easy as these lockdowns have been a lot longer than expected. Thank you room 22, for your perseverance, your courage and your willingness to continue with your learning especially during these tough times. As the school holiday approaches, please take the time out to relax, have fun and enjoy being with your love ones. Thank you to the families for sending in pictures of your child's work. It is sincerely appreciated. Take care everyone and I hope to see your beautiful faces in Term 4.

Take care & God bless xox

Here is a free website for really fun games to enjoy during the school holidays  Toy Theater

Message from Teacher -Tuesday 28 September 2021

Ni hao Room 22, hope you are all having fun learning about the different cultures, language and other interesting facts about Tuvalu and China. There is a READING COMPETITION that Mrs Zhao has put out, so check out the link and have a go! 

Xièxiè nǐ - thank you!

Activity 1 - Reading 
1. What is the capital of Tuvalu?
2. How many islands are there in Tuvalu?
3. List 3 interesting facts about Tuvalu?
Activity 2 - Reading 
Watch this clip first...
1. What is the capital of China?
2. China is also called what?
3. List 4 interesting facts about China? 
Activity 3 - Math
Have a go at learning the numbers in Chinese from 1 to 10

Activity 4 - Math - Fractions

Message from Teacher -Monday 27 September 2021

Talofa and Ni hao Room 22, this week is very special as we have the opportunity to celebrate two cultures, Tuvalu and Chinese Language Week. So if you have the chance, check the clips below and have a go. Here are some interesting facts about the beautiful island of Tuvalu. 

To celebrate Chinese Language Week - Here is the link that you can click on to check out all the amazing information about China. Remember our very own Mrs Zhao from Room 21 is from China and if you check out her class page, she'll have some great activities and stories that she would love to share with you.

Interesting facts about China  Enjoy learning about all these exciting information about China. 

Welcome to Week 10 - Last Week for Term 3

The last book for the week is called Green Eggs and Ham. This is my second favourite book that was also read to me during my time at Flat Bush. It's funny, lots of rhyming words and it's enjoyable. I hope you've enjoyed reading along to some of these amazing books. So sit back, relax and enjoy Room 22!

Thank you so much Mrs Mayerhofler for taking the time out to read to Room 22 - We appreciate you!

One of Mrs Mayerhofler's favourite books is The Gruffalo. The tricky mouse invents a fantastical creature to get out of difficult situations. Do you know anyone who is good at that? Enjoy....

A Pukeko in a Ponga Tree is a book that was read to me, when I was a student here at Flat Bush Primary School, back in the 1980's. For as long as I can remember this has been and still is my favourite book. I absolutely love this book and I hope you love it too. Enjoy Room 22 :)

Questions - The Pukeko in a Ponga Tree

See if you can answer these questions from the book.

1. What happened on the fourth day of Christmas?

2. What happened on the fifth day of Christmas?

3. What happened on the first day of Christmas?

4. What happened on the seventh day of Christmas?

5. What happened on the ninth day of Christmas?

6. What happened on the second day of Christmas? 

7. What happened on the twelfth day of Christmas?

8. What month do we celebrate Christmas?

9. In 2021, what day will we celebrate Christmas?

Journal Writing

What are you looking forward to when it comes to celebrating Christmas? 

Here are some examples; Is it celebrating with love ones or is it having all your extended family over or going away to the beach or having a really big Christmas feast?

Math - Fractions
Here is a fractions poster to give you an idea of what it looks like. Revisit the video to get an understanding of what fractions are.

Math - Fractions Problems

Have a go at these fraction problems.

Draw a circle carefully, then draw the lines as you see them on the worksheet, draw one at a time. Once you have drawn the lines carefully, then answer the questions.

Colour the circles to match the fractions. 

Questions about the book - Be Kind

See if you can answer these questions from the book.

1. What did Tanisha spill on her new dress?

2. When the children laughed, how do you think Tanisha felt?

3. What did she put over her dress after snack time was over?

4. Name 3 things that are mentioned in the book about showing kindness?

5. What did the little girl do to cheer up Tanisha?

6. Why do you think the little girl went out of her way to cheer up Tanisha?

7. What's the author's message in the story?

8. Draw a picture of your favourite part in the story?

Journal Writing - Be Kind

In your own words, what is the importance of being kind? How do you show kindness? 

 Introduction to Fractions 
This is an introduction into fractions. Watch the clip and I'll put up some simple fractions problems later on.

These are two wonderful reading quotes that encourages the importance of reading by a very famous author, have a read. While reading the quotes, what do you think it means? what is it saying about reading? 

Message from Teacher -Monday 20 September 2021
Hi Room 22, we are now in week 9, which is the second to last week of school. I hope you're all are doing well and are continuing to do the distance learning activities and the activities that are on our webpage. This week I'll be posting up quotes from very famous authors and sharing some of my favourite books. I sincerely miss you all and I can't wait to see you all soon. 

Much love from Mrs Mokalei x

Welcome to Week 9

To finish the week off here is my beautiful niece learning Te Reo Maori - enjoy!

Message from Teacher -Friday 17 September 2021

Kia Ora Room 22, as we come to the end of celebrating Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori, I hope you were able to learn a few phrases in te reo Maori and you were able to kōrero with someone in your bubble. As we head into the weekend, enjoy the break. We have two more weeks of school and then the school holidays begin. Thank you to those who attended this afternoon's school assembly online. Here is a picture of our school assembly online, thanks to Mrs Mayerhofler.

Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori School Assembly 2021


Message from Teacher -Thursday 16 September 2021

Kia Ora Room 22, hope you're all well and are keeping warm inside your bubble. I hope that you're enjoying all the activities and are learning the Maori phrases. Remember to practice it with anyone in your bubble. Remember to have fun, learning another language is amazing. I am grateful that my late grandfather encouraged me to learn and speak my mother tongue which is Samoan. Learning to kōrero in Te reo Maori is something exciting for me. So give it a go!

Saint Paul's taonga - GOOD LUCK FOR FRIDAY!

Saint Paul's learning bubble photos

Amy's birthday celebration photos

Thank you for your letter Amy. Wow, it definitely sounds like you have had an amazing time celebrating your birthday. I love the way you used the word blast and crazy in your letter. 

happy birthday to our September learners in room 22

Happy Birthday Amy, can't believe you'll be 7 years old.
Enjoy your birthday celebration sweet.
Much love from Room 22


Happy Birthday Talia, I know you'll be celebrating your birthday next week.
Happy 7th Birthday Sweet.
Much love from Room 22
Happy Birthday to my man Haloe. I know how excited you are knowing that your birthday is coming up soon.
Happy 8th Birthday Haloe.
Much love from Room 22

Message from Teacher -Monday 13 September 2021

Kia Ora Room 22, hope you are all well and have enjoyed the beautiful sun this weekend. We are now heading into week 8, which means we only have 2 more weeks to go before the school holidays. So please keep up with the activities, which I know that some of you are doing. It's Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori meaning it's Maori Language Week, this week - woohooo! so there will be a lot of activities online that you'll be able to do, so check them out. 

 Karakia matanga - Morning Prayer
 Karakia Whakamutunga - Closing Prayer

Here are some simple phrases that you can practice in Te Reo Maori - have a go!

What is your name? - Ko wai tō ingoa?
Lesson 1
Lesson 2
How are you?
Lesson 3
What is this?

Week 8 - Te Wiki O Te Reo Maori

Ardelle with her brothers in their Tongan Cultural attire.Such a beautiful family x

Ardelle's letter of how proud she is in being a Tongan.Malo Áupito Ardelle x

Great Job to these students for having a go at attempting the Tongan Activities - Awesome!

Well Done Amy - Great to see you attempt the language activities!


Well done Saint Paul in attempting the language activities - Keep it up!
Awesome Effort Alisi!


extra learning activities - Wednesday 8th Sep 2021

These are optional, just select an activity that you would like to do, if you have finished one and would like to show me, please e-mail me your work - martham@flatbush.school.nz

Good Luck - Have fun x


Recount Writing - Fathers Day

Write a recount about Fathers Day. See how many adjectives you can add to make your story interesting.


Journal Writing - How are you feeling?

In your book, I want you to write down how your feeling during this lockdown. Are you happy, sad, lonely, frustrated, angry and write down why you feel this way? 

Here are some words you could use to express how you feel?

sad, happy, excited, angry, frustrated, annoyed, unhappy, lonely, disappointed, delightful, awful, anxious, terrible, overwhelmed, comfortable...

Remember to explain why?


Journal Writing - What are you looking forward to when we go back down to level 2?

In your book, write some of the things that you are looking forward to, like are you looking forward to going back to school or visiting your family members or getting a burger from McDonalds?

Write down 3 or 4 things that you are interested in doing when we go down to level 2 and give reasons.

Example - The things that I am most excited about when we go down to level 2 is spending time with my nieces and nephew and eating a juicy burger from Burger Fuel - yum!

Tell me yours?

Reader - Click on link Haere Atu

You can either listen to the story or download the text and read it on your own.

Can you answer these questions. 

What does the word Haere Atu mean?

What are the names of the characters?

What were they looking for?

What would you do if you were bitten by sandflies? 

Draw a picture of your favourite part in the story.

Reader - Click on link Weta Went Walking

You can either listen to the story or download the text and read it on your own.
Can you answer these questions.

Name the characters in the story?

Where was Weta going?

What was Rat doing in the bush?

What scared Rat?

What is a Ruru?

Draw a picture of your favourite part in the story.

Reader - Click on link The Three Princesses

You can either listen to the story or download the text and read it on your own.

Can you answer these questions.

On page 3, what does the word sturdy mean?

Why did the King and Queen want the Princesses to leave home?

On page 4, what does it mean "The sun sparkled through the leaves"?

In your own opinion, why didn't the youngest take up one of the kingdoms?


Practice skip counting in 3's, 4's and 6's as this will help you to learn the timetables in 3's, 4's and 6's.


Addition - Counting on strategy. When using the counting on strategy, remember to always count from the biggest number - click on the link to help you remember

Addition - Counting On  

Have a go at these number problems

  1. 10 + 5 =
  2. 9 + 3 =
  3. 5 + 7 =
  4. 6 + 8 =
  5. 7 + 10 =
  6. 23 + 7 =
  7. 45 + 6 =
  8. 67 + 5 =
  9. 89 + 7 =
  10. 99 + 4 =
  11. 135 + 5 =
  12. 234 + 6 =
  13. 334 + 8 =
  14. 454 + 4 =
  15. 576 + 4 =

If you want more kindly ask your parents or your big brother or big sister to write out more number problems like the ones above. 

Good Luck!

Subtraction - Counting back from the biggest number.

Subtraction or takeaways hasn't been our biggest strength, however when you takeaway a number, you always takeaway from the biggest number.

Example 10 - 5 = 5

Here is a link to help you remember

Learn to subtract - Basic

Have a go at these number problems

  1. 7 - 3 =
  2. 10 - 4 =
  3. 5 - 4 =
  4. 6 - 3 =
  5. 7 - 4 =
  6. 10 - 3 =
  7. 10 - 5 =
  8. 10 - 2 =
  9. 10 - 9 =
  10. 10 - 1 =
  11. 45 - 2 =
  12. 55 - 6 =
  13. 67 - 4 = 
  14. 33 - 9 =
  15. 88 - 8 =

If you want more kindly ask your parents or your big brother or big sister to write out more number problems like the ones above. 

Good Luck!

Tongan Language Activities
If you're keen to learn a few phrases in Tongan, our very own Mrs Fonomeha has put a clip together to help you out! Have a go!

Malo Áupito -Thank you :)

Tongan Language Readers

To our Tongan families, here is a link that will take you to a website that will have some readers in both languages (English/Tongan)

Message from Teacher -Monday 6 September 2021

Malo e lelei Room 22, Happy Tongan Language Week, I hope you all got up extra early yesterday to make Dad, Granddad or Uncle breakfast in bed. A big thank you to our families for sending in adorable photos of your child with their dad, these are very precious memories and I sincerely thank you for sharing these with us. One of our amazing staff member Mr Savaiínaea was able to collate the fathers day photos together and turn it into a beautiful tribute to our fathers - please check out the Youtube clip below. Today's lesson, please click on this link - Distance Learning Activities.

Have a fabulous day and don't forget to enjoy the sun - remember we're now in Spring - yeah!

Week 7 - Happy Tongan Language Week

Fathers Day - Sunday 5TH OF September  2021

 room 22's Wall of fame 

 Check out these adorable photos of the children from Room 22 and their AMAZING dad's.


Peta with her Dad
Aisa with her Dad

Message from Teacher -Thursday 1 September 2021

Hi Room 22, I would like to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU to the families who have sent in their adorable pictures of themselves with their dad. Our Wall of Fame, celebrating our fathers, looks amazing! I have heard through phone conversations and seen pictures that you are all doing well in your bubble and that you've been busy with your learning. Keep up the fantastic job Room 22!

I miss you all, take care and stay safe in your bubble - Mrs Mokalei x

Alisi and aakelyia's reading recovery photos working online with Mrs togiatu

ardelle's learning bubble photos


Children's learning bubble photos

Massiah working hard during the lockdown.Fantastic effort Massiah, keep up the great job! 
Massiah working on his math work.Keep it up Massiah!
Everyone helping out mum with the dishes.Great job everyone!

Message from Teacher - Tuesday 31 August 2021

Hi Room 22, hope you and your family are doing well during our level 4 lockdown. As you would have heard, it looks like we'll be in lockdown for another 2 more weeks, however we need to go down to level 2 in order to go back to school. KIA KAHA, stay strong, we will all get through this together. I have been so overwhelmed by the amazing photos that I've been receiving from your parents. I am so PROUD of you ALL, keep doing what you're doing and just have fun. I see that you're all enjoying the DISTANCE LEARNING ACTIVITIES, keep it up! I will add other activities that we have already done in class as extras if you're keen to do more. As mentioned below, don't forget it's FATHERS DAY this Sunday. So please send in a photo of yourself with Dad and write a really cool message, send it through and I will post it up here for everyone to see. Let's acknowledge our AMAZING FATHERS, GRANDDADS, UNCLES OR BROTHERS, someone whom you look up to as a father figure in your life. 

I sincerely miss you all so much, please take care of each other and don't forget to spoil dad this Sunday. 

Much love - Mrs M Mokalei


Due to level 4 restrictions, FBS cannot provide food parcels at this current level. However, there are some amazing providers out there within our community that are already providing free food parcels, though you will need to register. Thanks to our amazing Principal Mr Avatea, he was able to source this information.

South Seas Healthcare - South Seas Healthcare website and click on the link to register for assistance. Once you click on the website, scroll down and click onto Food Support Registration. You will need to fill out a form, but it is quite straightforward or call 027 381 2317. 

extra learning activities

Personality - What is he like?
If you can click on the link and download the book of Jack and the Beanstalk. Once you have read it, I want you to write 4 things that best describes his personality. Is Jack, kind, greedy, loving, selfish, rude, nice and give a reason for each one. 
Feel free to pick from the words below.
selfish, rude, kind, loving, caring, lazy, foolish, naughty, greedy, hopeful, trusting, dishonest, sneaky, smart
My interesting facts about DAD

Your task is to write 4 interesting things about your dad. It can be about anything. 

Example - My dad used to be a great piano player, while growing up in Samoa.


Design a really cool Fathers Day Card for Dad. Before you write, think about all the cool things he has done for you. Let him know how very special he is to you.

Have fun and if you have a younger brother or sister, see if they want to help out too.

Feel free to pick from the words below.
grateful, appreciate, hardworking, kind, loving, supportive, helpful, funny, handsome, smart, provider
Sight Word Activity 1

Use any of your sight word colour cards for this activity. Choose any 5 words from your sight word card and write a sentence for each word.

Example: this - This Sunday is Fathers Day.

Sight Word Activity 2

Use any of your sight word colour cards for this activity. Choose any 5 words from your sight word card and write a sentence for each word, but add an adjective to each of your sentence to make it interesting.

Example: this - This incredible Sunday will be Fathers Day.  

Sight Word Activity 3

Challenge yourself!

Use any of your sight word colour cards for this activity. Choose any 5 words from your sight word card and write a sentence for each word, but add 2 adjectives to each of your sentence to make it interesting.

Example: this - This incredible Sunday is going to be an amazing Fathers Day.  


Practice skip counting in 2's, 5's and 10's as this will help you to learn the timetables in 2's, 5's and 10's.


Geometry Activity

See if you can find any sort of 2D or 3D shapes around your house. You can create a list or tell someone in your bubble what sort of shape can you see. 

Example: I see a Cylinder. A Cylinder is a 3D shape.


Geometry Activity

How to draw 3D shapes. Click on the link and learn how to draw 3D shapes. I know you all will have fun with this! 

How to draw 3D shapes

Term 3 - CRT with Ms Young - Week 6

Children's learning bubble photos

Mum: I am thankful for mum because she makes food for us.
Dad: I am thankful for dad because he helps me.
Akeem: I am thankful to Akeen because he taught me how to play fortnite.
Ozara: I am thankful to Ozara because she plays with me.
Well done Aiza for writing down what you are thankful for. Keep up the good work!
Amy's letter in what she is doing during lockdown and what she is looking forward to when she heads back to school.This is awesome Amy. Look at what you have written. I am so proud that you're practising your writing during the lockdown. Keep up the great job Amy!
Love the character writing about the Big Bad Wolf Amy and how you described him as being rude! Well done Amy!


I can see you sounding out initial letter sounds in unknown words Amy! You are amazing! Keep this up sweet!


Oh I forgot you're in Team Blue, you know Team Green is going to take out the trophy this year lol
Great to see what you want to achieve this year Amy! You can do it! 
Well done for using your manners Amy!

Saint Paul with his siblings and his amazing mum :) 
Great team work boys! 

Monday 30th August - CRT

The value today is Te Atawhai - We value others.

Today you could: 

Complete an activity or create one of your own.

Remember to send a photo of what you have done to your teacher

Flat Bush Forever!

Kia Ora everyone, 

I hope you all had a good weekend and are being safe in your bubble. This Sunday it is going to be fathers day. I have made a video of  how you can make a father's day card. If you like you could also design your own cards. Give it a go and make sure you hide it until Sunday to surprise your Dad or Papa. Don't forget to send a picture to your teacher.

Here is a video on how to make your Dad or Papa some yummy cup cakes.

Learning packs pick up from school

LEARNING PACKS FOR YEARS 1 TO 6 will be available tomorrow only!

DATE: WEDNESDAY 25th August 2021

TIME: from 10am to 2pm 

VENUE: FLATBUSH PRIMARY SCHOOL (please come to the front gate only)

1 person per family. 

Please wear a mask and remember to social distance - much appreciated 

Children's learning bubble photos

Love the cover page - looks gorgeous!


A beautiful letter sent in by Ardelle.Thank you so much Ardelle, I am very lucky to have such an amazing learner like yourself in my class. 
Ardelle helping out around the house.


Ardelle being an amazing big sister to her little brother who has been sick in hospital. They are very happy to have him home. You are loving and caring older sister x 
Kayden working hard on his writing.Keep up the amazing job Kayden!


Kayden enjoying reading on his Ipad.Have fun reading Kayden.
This wonderful letter was sent in by Saint Paul.Thank you so much Saint Paul for this wonderful and thoughtful letter. This letter definitely made my day! I am so blessed to be your teacher. 

Message from Teacher - Tuesday 24 August 2021

Hi Room 22, I will keep this message short. As we head into another week of lockdown, I will be putting up learning activities that the children have done previously in class. It's not new to them and they should be able to do it on their own. A reminder - they do NOT need to complete these within a day, these are just extra learning activities that they can do, if they are keen! 

A big THANK YOU to you the parents and caregivers for supporting your child in their learning, I know it's not easy, but just know that you are very much appreciated - with these learning activities, please have FUN with them!

Please reach out anytime on martham@flatbush.school.nz 

Take care and stay safe out there x

extra learning activities


The children have been learning the vowels. This is just another reading strategy to help them to chuck unknown words.

Vowel links

REady to Read links

A big thank you to Mrs Boyd-Crofskey for sharing these reading links for you to enjoy! 

Click on the link and it will take you straight to the website. The link will take you straight to the audio, however if you want to download the book, you sure can. Click on the link that says text. The book will then download for you. You can actually have the audio play in the background, while your child is reading along - how cool is that!

Have lots of fun reading Room 22 x

Red/Yellow/Blue level books

Green level books and up (level 12+)

READING question prompts

Feel free to use these questions as a guide to check in with your child's reading. These simple questions are to check in whether they understand what they are reading.

Magenta level and up (level 1, 2, 3 & up)

  • Look at the front cover. What do you think the story is about?

  • Who is the author of the book? What is an author?

  • Who is the illustrator? What is an illustrator? 

  • Can you predict how the book will end?

  • Can you retell the story in your own words?

  • What does that word mean? Read the words around it to help you figure it out?

  • Who is the main character in the story?

  • Who is your favourite character and why?

  • Who is your least favourite character and why?

  • How do you think that character feels? Why? How would you feel in that situation?

  • Which part of the story did you like the most and why?

  • Which part of the story did you like the least and why?

Green level and up (level 13, 14, 15 & up)

  • Is it fiction or non-fiction text? How do you know that?

  • Can you describe the plot in the story?

  • Can you describe the setting of the story?

  • Tell me 5 interesting things about the story? 

  • What do you think the author is trying to tell you?

Message from Teacher - Monday 23 August 2021

Hi Room 22, hope you are all well and are keeping safe in your family bubble. We are now in Week 5 of our learning week. Please refer to the link (down below) for our learning activities for today. After today's announcement and if Auckland is to remain in lockdown level 4 for another week or so, I will send out a text and will be posting up extra learning activities online to do, but it is by no means compulsory! These learning activities are activities that you child has done in class and can do so independently. I will update the class page daily and if there are any updates that you need to know, I will send this via text through etap. Thank you to the families again, who have emailed me and I'm loving the pictures that you are sending through. I definitely have the MOST AMAZING PARENTS ever - so thank you x

Here are a few jump jam routines that the children love doing especially in the morning - enjoy x

Children's learning bubble photos

Message from Teacher

Hi Room 22, hope you are all well and are keeping safe in your family bubble. I know that lockdowns are never fun, but you got this and we can get through this once again together. Thank you for staying in your bubble. I have sent a link via a text message regarding learning activities that you can do in the comfort of your home. Use this time to help out as much as you can with mum and dad, whether it's cleaning your room, helping around the house or helping out in the kitchen with cooking - how cool! 

Please take good care of each other and be kind to one another. I miss you all and I can't wait to see you all very soon once this virus is contained and it is safe for all of us to be back together. 

Much aroha Room 22 xox

Here is a link to the learning activities - have fun x


Children's learning bubble photos

A big THANK YOU to my amazing families for sending through pictures of their child's work through lockdown. If you would like to send through pictures of your child's work, my email address is martham@flatbush.school.nz

Alisi enjoying her morning tea and doing her school work. She is missing her teacher and her classmates :)
From Alisi's Mum 
Missing you too Alisi - Keep up the great job!
Kayden was very excited about the learning activity for today and wrote a letter to his best friends Tevita and Mason.
From Kayden's Dad
Well done Kayden, look at all that amazing writing! I'm sure both Tevita and Mason are very excited to hear from you - Keep up the fantastic job!
You are definitely are amazing when it comes to drawing Kayden - great job!


Get Well Soon Massiah
I hear that you're not feeling too well buddy. Sending you lots of love and warm cuddles your way sweetie! Much love from your teacher and your classmates x

Week 3 -Let's Siva

Here are some videos taken of our learners from the Let's Siva programme. The children were taught to keep trying and to never give up. On top of that, they thoroughly enjoyed learning a dance routine and were amazing when they performed on Friday.

Week 2 - Cook Island Language Week

Here are some photos taken to celebrate Cook Island Language Week.

Cook Island Market Day - Wednesday

Manurewa High School Performance - Monday

A trip down Memory Lane

Here are some photos that were taken in term 2 during Samoan Language Week. This was during Samoan Market Day, where the children got to experience some of the crafts and cooking experiences. They had a blast!

Term Three, 2021

Week Ten 

 Student Inquiry Presentation

Kiwi Facts

This term the children have learnt many wonderful and interesting information about our Endangered NZ Native Animals. We then narrowed it down to one native animal to focus on and the children were keen and eager to learn about the Kiwi. Usually at the end of the term, the children would draw a picture and write facts, however, we were encouraged to think outside the box in how to present our information. So we used the STOP MOTION APP for the children to create their very first animation movie!

I sincerely want to thank these amazing learners for all their hard work and for bringing to life their chosen information about Kiwis. You would be so amazed at their dedication and how they were able to put a storyboard together, selected their background and then select a member of their team to do the voice over for their fact. I am so humble that I really do have the most amazing, creative and talented learners who are willing to give anything a go! 

These clips are very short, but I hope you appreciate everything from the background, to the movement to the voice over on these clips - We hope you enjoy! 

The white kiwis

The Lightening kiwis

The Thunder kiwis

The Fiery kiwis

Some behind the scene pictures of children creating their background for the Stop Motion Animation recording!

Week Five

Happy Samoan Language Week

Week Four

We sadly had to farewell one of our amazing students Luke Kibtiani. We know that he'll be amazing at his new school. We will sadly miss you Lue, but we know you'll make new friends at your new school. You will always be apart of us here at Flat Bush Primary School especially being in the BEST CLASS in the whole of FLAT BUSH    Take care Luke - go with all our love x

Week Three

This week the children wrote a recount about their experiences at the Auckland Zoo. First up we have Aiza and Cyrius, who will be sharing their recount stories - hope you enjoy it!

On Friday we celebrated Pink Shirt Day. The children came dressed in their pink outfits. A huge thank you to the families who donated a gold coin to this great cause. Here are some pictures of the children who are dressed up in their pink outfits and heading over to the coin trail.

Our Fabulous 6 

These students are our seniors students who come in everyday from Monday to Thursday from 12.15 onwards to read with our learners. They have been amazing and we would like to acknowledge how AWESOME and GRATEFUL we are in Room 22 to have them.

Week Two 

Our Student Inquiry for this term is looking at Native NZ Endangered Animals and part of the inquiry was going to the Auckland Zoo. When the children heard they were going to the Auckland Zoo, they were excited. During their learning at school, the children were able to learn more interesting information about the NZ native animals, what was more buzzing, is that the children were able to see these animals at the zoo. We are very grateful to have our Principal Mr Avatea come along as an helper, together with my amazing TA Ms Katipa and our lovely parent helper Mrs Gatoloai.

Here are some of the pictures from our trip to the Auckland Zoo

Week One

We are very EXCITED, as our inquiry for this term is looking at New Zealand's Endangered Animals. The children's first activity is matching names to the picture of a NZ animal. They had a lot of fun learning and being able to identify NZ native animals for the first time!


Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! It has been awhile and we sure do miss you! 

COME and CHECK out what our fabulous LEARNERS have been learning this term! 

Term Two 2021

Term One, Week 5 - 2021

Distance Learning Activities

Check In Video - Friday

Here is a snippet of the children's amazing learning at home!

Mason and his learning activities

Mason learning to sequence the months of the year.
Well done Mason for learning the months of the year! 
Sequencing Activity
Mason writing a card to his friend Cyrius
I am very sure Cyrius  will love his card from you! Great Job!
Mason learning how to spell 
Wow, this is great Mason, look at all these words you can spell!
Mason making a paper plane
I love your paper plane Mason, it looks cool! 

Saint Paul and his learning activities

Saint Paul sharing a video message to his teacher 

Hi Saint Paul, I definitely am from watching your video :)

I'll see you next week on Monday x

Saint Paul chose his mother to write 5 interesting facts about her.

This is awesome Saint Paul, thank you for sharing your 5 interesting facts about your amazing mum. 

Thank you Ms Heather for the photo :)
Write to your teacher & tell her what you been doing

Amy - Dear Mrs Mokalei thanks for teaching me and I hope you have a good time with your family at level 3 

Thank you Amy for your text. I look forward to seeing you next week on Monday. Take care Amy x

Uriah - Hi Miss, Uriah here, I'm feeling happy because I like staying home and doing my homework. See you on Monday Miss. 

Thank you Uriah for your text. I will see you next week on Monday for sure. Take care Uriah x

Friday Learning Activities

Atawhai - We value others

Activity One

Choose a favourite family member and write 5 interesting facts about him/her.

Find someone in your family that you would like to write about it. Write 5 interesting facts about that person. 

Here is an example: 

My Mum

She is a great cook.

She is a loving mother and grandmother

She has a beautiful heart.

She loves to wear red lipsticks.

She is my best friend. 

Activity Two

Learn our school karakia, morning, night and kai karakia.

A huge THANK YOU to Ms Heather in Room 6, for putting these amazing clips together. Now you can practise the Karakia from the comfort of your home.

Lunch Prayer

Morning Prayer

Closing Prayer   

A special thank you to all the families who have sent texts and pictures of their child's learning. They are where they are because of your amazing love and support, so thank you!

Here is a snippet of the children's amazing learning at home!

Kayden and his learning activities

Kayden working out addition and subtraction number problems. 
Clever boy Kayden, keep it up!
Kayden reading on his iPad. 
Kayden doing more reading.  
Awesome Job Kayden!

Luke and his learning activities

Thank you Luke for your lovely letter. I'm glad that you feel great and that you're having a wonderful time being with your family.
I hope you enjoyed the story Luke. Were you able to answer the questions? I'm sure you did :)

This is amazing Luke - WOW! not only do you know your yellow words but you have learnt all the orange list words too! You are one CLEVER boy! So proud of you Luke!

Aiza and her learning activities

Thank you Miss Shoemark for these photos :)

Aiza writing her story. 

Aiza is learning to sequence the days of the week. 
Awesome Job Aiza
Aiza listening to her teacher read Dragons! Dragons! Dragons! online. 
I hope you enjoyed the story. 

Saint Paul and his learning activities

You are amazing Saint Paul, you were able to answer the questions correctly. Great listening skills! Keep up the fantastic job!
This is awesome Saint Paul. You were able to sequence the months of the year correctly - Wooooohoooo! 
Here is Saint Paul reciting the months of the year in order - you sure do have an amazing memory Saint Paul!
Wow! look at you! These are great sentences Saint Paul, great thinking!

Children's response to the Thursday Check In video

I feel happy because I love learning. I feel perfect because I went to Wendy's with my mum on our date night yesterday. I miss my friends and my teacher.
From Haloe

I'm glad you're feeling happy Haloe. Wow, a dinner date with mum, that is awesome! You are one very lucky boy - thank you for your text x

I am feeling good.
From Cyrius

I'm glad you're feeling good Cyrius - thank you for your text x

I am feeling happy today because I am playing with my brother and sister. I miss going to school. I miss my teacher and my friends. I can't wait to come back school. 
From Massiah

I'm glad you're feeling happy Massiah. You have worked very hard during lockdown - thank you for your text x

I am feeling good. I’m enjoying doing my learning from home. I’ve been doing my reading, writing and math. I miss school and looking forward to coming back. 
Have a good day and take care. 
From Kayden

I'm glad you're feeling good Kayden. I see you've been very busy with your learning - thank you for your email x

Check In Video - Thursday

Talofa Room 22 and to your families. This is our check in video, where I check in to see how you are feeling and why? I would really love to hear from you. So tell mum or dad or whoever you are living with and ask nicely if you could send me an email or a text. I hope to hear from you soon x

Saint Paul and his learning activities 

Saint Paul drawing a picture of his family - I love the drawing of your family Saint Paul - So Cool :)
Saint Paul helping out with serving his family with koko alaisa - I love koko alaisa, it's definitely one of my favourite dishes. Don't forget to invite the teacher next time :)

Saint Paul choosing the paper plane activity - Wow Saint Paul, your paper plan looks good - we need to try it out when we head back to school. 

Massiah and his learning activities

Massiah practising his letter C's - I love how hard you are concentrating Massiah - Awesome Work :)
Massiah having a bit of a down time - Make sure you colour in between the lines - great colouring in :)

Massiah and Saint Paul letters to their classmate

Massiah wrote a letter to Saint Paul hoping that he is safe and how much he misses playing with him and some of the other members of the class. A very lovely letter to Saint Paul, Massiah. I hope you get to see your friends very soon.

Saint Paul wrote a letter to T-Jay, telling him how much he misses him and that he hopes to see him soon. A very cool letter to T-Jay, Saint Paul. I hope you get to see him soon.

Thursday Learning Activities

Shared Reading Book: Dragons! Dragons! Dragons! W.A.L.H.T Identify Punctuation Marks

Question Time - Let's see who has been listening?

Question 1 - What is the name of the book?

Question 2 - How many dragons were there in the story?

Question 3 - Can you name each dragon?

Question 4 - What were the dragons looking for? 

Question 5 - Why do you think people are afraid of the dragons? 

Question 6 - How did the dragons make friends? 

Well done if you answered the questions all correctly! 


Arohatia - We encourage others

Please choose two of the following activities to do:

Write to your teacher & tell her what you been doing

I would really love to hear from you all. You could do this by taking a photo of your letter and sending it through by email or even sending me a quick message through text. But make sure you ask your parents first! 

Read a book with an older sibling or an adult from your Learning Pack.

Find a book that you enjoy from the Learning Pack and read it to a family member.

Listen to a story from Mrs Togiatu’s page on the school website.

Here is a link to Mrs Togiatu's page - check it out and see if you can answer the questions on her page - 

Good Luck!

Reading Activities

A huge thank you to Mrs Lologa in Room 8 for putting these clips together. The children in the Tigers and Leopards reading group, this will be a great opportunity to learn as many words as you can.

Red Word List

Yellow Word List

For the other reading groups, I want you to select 5 words from the Yellow List Word and see if you can write a sentence for each.
Here is an example:
inside -I am tired of staying inside the house.
today - Today I am going to clean the dishes.
had - I had to watch my naughty baby.
Mother - My mother is an amazing cook.
Father - My father loves to watch wrestling.
Give it a go!

Math Activity 

Let's continue with learning the Days of the Week and Month of the Year. Here is a simple and fun way to learn the days of the week and month of the year. 

You will need paper and pen.

Write the month of the year and days of the week on the piece of paper. 

Then once finished, rip the piece of paper carefully. Start with the days of the week. Mixed the days up and see if your child can put the days of the week in order. 

Once they have mastered putting the days of the week in order, challenge your child and see how fast he/she can sequence the days in order. Make it a competition, have someone in your household challenge your child. Try it with months of the year and see how they go. It's easy, simple and a fun way to learn!

Have fun Room 22 with all the learning activities!

Wednesday - Distance Learning Activities

Manaakitanga - We care and respect others

Please choose two of the following activities to do: 

  • Read a story to anyone in your bubble...

  • Show your appreciation for people in your family by doing something nice for them...

  • Make a card for a friend whom you miss in class..

Read a story to anyone in your bubble...

Find someone in your bubble that you can read to, it can be anyone. 

Show your appreciation for people in your family by doing something nice for them...

You can do this in many ways, you could give them a compliment by saying something nice like, "You look stunning today" or "Wow, you look handsome today". You could help out with the cleaning or if you're making yourself a sandwich, make an extra one to give to mum or dad or even to a sibling, now that's showing appreciation!

Make a card for a friend whom you miss in class...

You can make a card or write a letter to a friend whom you miss in class. Once we come out of lockdown, bring your card or letter to school and share it with that friend. I'm sure that person will definitely appreciate it. 

This is a letter Ardelle wrote to Grace in our first lockdown.


Math - For our math lesson today is learning the Days of the Week and Month of the Year.

Click on link Month of the Year (English)

Click on link Month of the Year (Te Reo Maori)

Click on link Days of the Week (English)

Click on link Days of the Week (Te Reo Maori)

Shared Reading Book: The Hole in the King's Sock 
W.A.L.H.T Identify Capital Letters and Full Stops

Let's see if you can answer these questions?

Question 1 - Name the characters in the story?

Question 2 - What was wrong with the King's sock?

Question 3 - Who stitched the sock with gold thread?

Question 4 - Who stitched the sock with dough?

Question 5 - Did the Queen help with stitching the King's sock? 

Question 6 - Can you describe how the King felt when he finished knitting his new sock? 

Send me your answers through an email or a text. Those who do, will get a GOLD CARD and a PRIZE from the prize box - Good Luck!

Please feel free to send through any photos with your child's learning - martham@flatbush.school.nz 

Thank you to all the families who have come through and have collected a learning pack!

Tuesday - Distance Learning Activities

Whakawhanaungatanga -We work for each other

Please choose two of the following activities to do: 

  • Draw a picture of what your learning space looks like...

  • Make paper planes and have a paper plane competition with your family bubble...

  • Write a letter to a family member and tell them how wonderful they are and why...

Math - Here is a link to help your child enjoy and practise counting from one to hundred - numbers

Did you have a go with the learning activities?

Check out the paper plane I made from this YouTube clip - paper plane

How COOL is my paper plane?

Who did you write a letter for?

 I wrote my letter to my mum.

The school will be closed until further notice.

Hi there, as you would probably know that Auckland has gone into another LOCKDOWN.  I know this must be very disheartening especially for our children. However, we must stay strong and know that we can  do this! 

This morning you would have received a text from me, saying if you need anything please feel free to reach out. My email again is martham@flatbush.school.nz.. For now, please use the learning packs that you would have picked up during the last lockdown.  I will be updating this page for learning activities and web page links that you could do with your child, so WATCH this space!  

Stay Safe Room 22

Much love x

Term One, Week 4 - 2021

Here is a snippet of our amazing art this week.

Silhouette Self Portrait Art

Term One, Week 3 - 2021

A big THANK YOU to the families who sent in pictures of their amazing children, who have really enjoyed the learning packs.  It really warms my heart that even during lockdown the children are keen and happy to do school work! I really do have the BEST LEARNERS in the whole of FLATBUSH primary school, not forgetting their families - THANK YOU   

(students below are Ardelle, Saint Paul & Massiah)

A big thank you to Ms Karo (Massiah's mum) for sending these cute pictures of Massiah who loves playing with his little brother. 

Monday 15 February 2021 

Thank you to all the families that I was able to get in contact with and to those who responded back via text.  It was nice to finally chat with you and I'm glad that both you and your family are coping well, especially during these unforeseen circumstance. Not a good start to the term, but I know we CAN DO THIS!

For those who are seeking learning activities to do with their children for the next two days, please click on this button ACTIVITIES  this will take you to a link where there are activities that your child can do independently or with a sibling. If your child has completed an activity, please feel free to send me a picture, where I can display on our class website for everyone to see. 

A message to my amazing Room 22 learners, I miss you all   I can't wait to see all your beautiful faces when this lockdown is over! Please take care and stay safe and I will see you ALL very soon! 

Much love from your classroom teacher - Mrs M Mokalei x

Sunday 14 February 2021

Evening Families, as you would have heard from our Prime Minister this evening, that Auckland is now in ALERT LEVEL 3 - LOCKDOWN, which means all schools across Auckland only will be closed. Tomorrow (Monday 15th February 2021) I will be doing a courtesy call, just to check in and see if you and the family are ok and to answer any questions you might have. If you would like to contact me, my email address is martham@flatbush.school.nz during my phone calls, I will leave you my personal number incase you need to get ahold of me. 

Till then, I look forward to chatting to you all tomorrow. 

Take Care & Stay Safe

Mrs M Mokalei x

Term One, Week 2 - 2021

Here is a snippet of our amazing learning this week.

This week the children were learning about themselves, what they like and what they want to be  when they grow up.  I can definitely say these children have a very BRIGHT future ahead of them!

Here is us taking turns and learning how to give each other a positive compliment.

The children from Room 22 have worked so hard this week, it's a FRIDAY, the sun was out...why not play a game of Hide & Seek to end the day with!  There was a lot of laughter and tears, but at the end it was definitely worth seeing their smiles before they head home! 


 Term One, Week 1 - 2021

A very warm welcome to the students of Room 22. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the lovely parents whom I met on Thursday. I look forward to working alongside you as we navigate a GREAT year of learning for our tamariki. 

I would like to congratulate our Room 22 CLASS CAPTAIN FOR 2021 - Haloe Gatoloai & Ardelle Langi. I know you both will be amazing leaders in leading our classroom this year. 

Here is a snippet of our wonderful learning this week.

A big shout out & a heartfelt thank you to the Ka Ora, Ka Ako lunch programme for the FREE lunches which is provided to ALL FBS learners! They are delicious and very healthy!