Flat Bush

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

Kia ora e te whānau and welcome to Room 1, 2022.

My name is Lisa Boyd-Crofskey and I will be your child's kaiako this year. I am supported by a wonderful team, including Mrs Fili Tito and Miss Sela. 

In Room 1, your child will have the opportunity to learn through play. This means that they get to discover, explore, experiment and problem solve, while having choice and control over what this looks like. I believe that children learn best when they are engaged, happy, secure and have a sense of belonging. I plan to support their learning, by providing activities that challenge and entend on what your child already knows. 

I believe that your child will flourish if we are on this journey together. Your experiences, culture and knowledge are valuable and your support is always appreciated! Please feel free to contact me if I can assist in any way. lisab@flatbush.school.nz or 021 968572. 

 Check out some of our amazing learning experiences below! 

Maria is learning how to order the Numicon shapes - great job Maria!

Exploring with pattern. Rea is making the shapes “fit”.

Making sets to 10, then adding the numerals 1-10. Great counting Heretaunga! Awesome team work Fia.

Learning is fun with you do it with friends!

Great problem solving Maria and Fane! I like the way you are working together to build your cup wall!

Exploring our creative sides through dramatic play and movement!


Reading with our buddies from Room 17 is always lots of fun!

Tuakana Teina means we can learn with and from each other. Our older tuakana supports us and provides us with some expert knowledge. Then we share what we know with them. This is a great way of relationship building within our kura!

Another great example is shown here when an expert from Room 9 supported Heretaunga with his weaving! 


Samoan Language Week, 2022


Trying something new! Yum Yum! It’s fun being a risk taker.

Thanks for helping us!

Working hard to get the banana’s peeled! Great job Fane and Maria.

Learning about the flags that represent each country of the Pacific!

Awesome effort Maria - you were second today!! Great job!

Here we are learning about the different flags that represent the countries of the Pacific. We practiced our Orienteering skills as we hunted for the flags, collected the items related to each flag and raced back to share with our teachers!!


Great skills Frankee - Lee and awesome job persevering at the task! 


Matariki 2022


Learning about Matariki was so much fun! We got to visit the Velodrome for some fun games and then went to Otara kai village for some yummy soup and bread. We learnt more about the significance of this wonderful celebration!

Mānawatia a Matariki (Happy Māori New Year)