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Thank you, thank you, thank you so much Oranga Tamariki for the generous koha of googles, lilo's, and art supplies you gifted to our center. Moving into Summer - water safety is something that we all need to be conscious of, so the water items are going to be well used in helping us educate our little ones. As for the Art supplies they always have ...
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Learning is fun in the Future Fern Junior Room!

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Here in the Future Fern Junior room our Tamariki have the opportunity to express themselves and make sense of their world through exploration and play. Our aim is to provide children with a love of learning , where children discover relationships, and communicate with and alongside their peers and teachers as they discover the world around them. Kn...
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How much FUN can we have

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Walking outside on such a sunny beautiful day I was greeted with the sight of green wet sandy children . I could see smiley faces , hear the laughing of some incredibly content little people. Nothing is better on a day like today to get  wet while making a huge sand mess.  
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September madness Nga Teina

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September Nga Teina During the month of September our focus was on sensory science. And a week of Tongan language week. We had a week of making collage Tongan flags, making and tasting some of their traditional sweet foods, colouring in patterns and making our own tapa cloth with wet tea bags and we also made some head bands with beautiful patterns...
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Its gardening time.

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September Nga Tuakana This month our 4 years continued learning about construction and we finished this off with some of the children going on a trip to Bunnings warehouse to do a DIY workshop making bird houses. The children also made some amazing bottle gardens, exploring planting – growing and learning how plants grow and what happens in spring ...
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Let's Swim

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​ I had the privilege today to watch our incredible swimming Instructor engaging with our little tamariki in our heated pool. I was amazed at how she managed to get them blowing bubbles, diving and playing in such a short period of time. She has this gift of letting them feel they can achieve something which think they cannot do, while knowing 100%...
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Totally Wet Fun

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​From my desk I could hear the laughing of little voices as they played and splashed in the water slide set up by our lovely teachers. Its so lovely to see smiling faces  as the sun shone down and we get to explore and investigate the outdoors.
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Engineer's in the Making

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What do you get when you mix water and sand? Incredible fun and lots of creative tamariki. It is so lovely to see their little minds problem solving and working together as a team. Great day!
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Transition to School Visits at Kereru Park Campus

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We have started our fortnight visits to Kereru Park Campus on Thursday mornings and our tamariki are excited when their visits come around.  On the day our tamariki get to put on Kids Count tops and off they go.  They have really done well in their new enviornment being apart of primary school learning and knowing all the fun things they ...
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Fathers Day brunch

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  Wow, what an awesome turn out we had for our Father's Day brunch today. Our tamariki sang some songs then our parents got to eat some yummy food while their children got their faces painted and jumped on the jumpy castle. Then before our parents went home we drew a raffle which had some pretty awesome prizes up for grabs (just for turning up...
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Rising Stars are having fun!!

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​The tamariki in our Rising Stars classroom have been having so much fun this week! Here are a few of their "Wow" moments....
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Fun in the Sun

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​What else do you want to do on a lovely day? Well it looks like sand , sun and play is the answer.
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Making Reading Fun

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​So excited to work with the amazing people at Pukekohe North Mandie and Pauline who gave us a fabulous opportunity to be a part of a great course which gives us as Adults the tools to help our children enjoy reading. Thank you to all the people who turned up, we had a great time, sharing concerns, asking questions and soaking in some amazing ...
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Nga kararehe katoa - All about animals

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Animals, animals, animals an ongoing interest for our tamariki, whether its domisticated, farm, safari or zoo animals its all the same to our tamariki.  When tamariki are outdoors and are visited by an animal, such as cats, or when they enter an animal's space  they feel lucky. It's as if they've been invited into a special world. Br...
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Disco in July

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​Our children had so much fun at our Disco Day. There were lights flashing and music playing in the classrooms and  parents and children were so exctited  when they arrived at school. Throughout the day  teachers and children danced and sang and by the end of the day we had some pretty tired little dancers. We love all the happy face...
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It's Begun

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Its begun..... Pukekohe Kids Count has started the swimming and confidence lessons. You may be asking," Its tooooooooooooooo cold to swim,"  Our reply would be ,"Its an indoor heated pool" To ensure the very best for our little ones, we have a qualified swimming instructor who is able to make water fun and teachable.   Like all of ou...
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Stardome trip

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Our 3 & 4 year olds went on a trip to the Stardome Observatory, we learnt about the stars and we got to go outside and see a couple of rockets get launched which the children really enjoyed watching. We then got to explore and look at all the science and space stuff which the children were really interested in. after they had fin...
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Winter and Matariki (Nga Tuakana)

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It is June and Winter is here and it has been raining almost every day. But this didn't stop our Nga Tuakana children to explore and learn. It has been a busy month as the children were curious to know where the snow comes from. After various experiments and sensory plays and discussions at mat times, children were able to develop an understanding ...
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Celebrating New Zealand Sign Language week

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This week in Kids Count Tawa we celebrated sign language week with our children/ Tamariki and mums.The experience was amazing filled with fun activities and songs for all involved to learn and enjoy.We learnt various sign along with songs, such as the ABC, Old Mac Donald had a farm, Kei te peke ahau, and commands like sit down, finished, please, th...
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Fun Times at Kids Count Marne Road

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The month of June saw our tamariki playing outside a lot and utilizing the beautiful sunshine while it lasted!  Our tamariki enjoyed making lots of new creations in the sandpit and building their climbing skills in the playground. Our children have been engaging with and displaying new interests includin...
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