Flat Bush

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

Kia ora e te whānau and welcome to Room 1, 2023.

This is me! And, this is my beautiful family. My husbands name is Glen and my two daughters are Brennah (aged 25) and Ruby (aged 19). I can't wait to meet you all!!

My name is Lisa Boyd-Crofskey and I will be your child's kaiako this year. I am supported by a wonderful team of teachers and teaching assistants.

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. 

Some highlights so far this term .....

Cricket fun in Room 1! Let’s go Team!

Each week we get the chance to practice our cricket skills!

Some classroom fun and learning together as a team!

Smiles for Miles!!

On March 23, room 1 and the rest of Team Kakano jumped on the bus and headed off on our Playground visits! We visited Potters Park and The Observatory Playground in One Tree Hill. We all had a blast as you can see from the photos below!

It’s a happy talent to know how to play: Ralph Waldo Emerson 

When children are free to play, the play naturally at the ever advancing edges of their mental or physical abilities: Peter Grey 

Week 9 28 - 31 March

This week our learning was all about “The Gingerbread Man”. We enjoyed reading and talking about this story all week. It is a great story for thinking about problem solving, perseverance and communication. Other skills and learning dispositions developed included:

Language development - being attentive to repeated rhymes helps us to develop our listening and attention skills.

Physical skills (fine and gross motor) - developed when mixing, stirring, rolling, cutting and decorating our own yummy Gingerbread Men. 

Colouring and ordering the Gingerbread Men - being attentive to detail, being careful when colouring inside shapes, sorting and ordering shapes to develop early mathematical skills.

Deeper thinking skills around trust and stranger danger.

Taking risks by trying something new. For many of our class, ginger was a new sensory experience. I was proud of all of us for having a go!

PMP fun! 

The Perceptual Motor Programme is a physical skills programme that aims to increase children’s fine and gross motor skills, coordination, concentration, eye tracking skills and memory through a variety of activities and games.