Graduation Day

Graduation Day

Congratulations to our graduates John Minati, Jordon Webster and Sione Taufa who will be starting a new exciting chapter in their learning journey at Primary School. This is a bitter sweet moment for our team, because we wish them all well and we know that they will be shining stars at school, but at the same time we will miss them all terribl...

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Week 2, Day 4

Chef Day

Chef day 

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Week 2: Day 3 Construction Day

Construction Day

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Week 2:Day 2

Wheels Day

Wheels Day 

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Week 2 of our July Holiday Programme

Kapa Haka Day

Monday 18.07.22 Kia Ora E te whanau Nga Mihi Mahana for coming to our centre and sharing your waiata with our tamariki and kaiako. What a beautiful experience to share with our children and all of us, thank you so very much. Powerful and proud 💚 absolutely so special. At Marne Road we scaffold our children's learning through play. Creating env...

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Day 5: PJ Day

PJ Day

Pajamas and movie day was todays Friday wind down of our busy fun filled week, thank you to all of our whanau getting involved in this weeks holiday programme, we appreciate the excitement behind our tamariki holiday programme this July 💚💚💚 Mana Atua-Well-being Mana Tāngata-Contribution Mana Whenua-Belonging Mana Reo-Communication Mana Aotūroa-Expl...

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Day 4: Teddy Bears Picnic

Teddy Bears Picnic

 Today's the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic.... 

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Day 3: Crazy Hair Day

Crazy Hair Day

Today we had crazy hair day, have a look at our cool ideas that the teachers set up for the children.  There were lots of pampering sessions including foot spa's, massages and new hair styles. 

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Holiday Challenge Day 2: Winter Pool Party

Winter Pool Party @ Marne Road

Today our teachers set up a pool party in the heart of Winter, this was so much fun and our tamariki loved it.  Rising Stars: Babies - 0-2 years  Koru Ferns 2 year old room Kowhai 3 year old room  Hi 5's 4 year old room 

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Holiday Programme Challenge: Day 1: Green Day

 Kia Ora whanau, Everyday we will be posting up pictures and videos of our tamariki and their theme days for the holidays. There is some good competition between the rooms to create amazing spaces for our children to engage in.  Day 1: Green day Green day - Rising stars (Babies Room) Green Koru Ferns(2 year old room)  Kowhai ( 3...

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Congratulations on your Graduation


Today, we had four of our babies graduate to the Koru Ferns 2 year old room. We had a special ceremony to wish them all the best as they continue their learning journey to the big class. Lyric-Diamond Apiata, Kaea Leyland, Rico-John Moke, Hayley Backhouse Smith are our graduates. Congratulations to all our big children and we look forward...

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Holiday Programme @ Marne Road

We have some fun filled activities  planned for the holidays..  Download PDF File Here

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Roasting Marshmallows in Rising Stars


 I tēnei rā, e huihui mai nei I a mātou tamariki o te rūma Rising stars. Kei te Tunu rātou I ētahi marshmallows!! Tino reka!! This week our whanau of Rising stars room gathered together and roasted some delicious marshmallows, they kept warm and shared pakiwaitara/stories and waiata/songs. The sense of whanaungatanga/ relationships, and whakak...

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June/July Newsletter 2022

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Our visit to the Sir Edmund Hillary Papakura Library

We shared a wonderful day with our tamariki attending Matariki Story time, crafts and dancing at Papakura Library with Dianna Ruiterman and Finn today, Nga Mihi Nui Whaea and Matua for sharing your time with our wonderful tamariki and sharing your Mat time with them, our tamariki loved their day out yesterday visiting our amazing activities we...

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Matariki 2022

Matariki is celebrated through the Month of June and July. We experience Matariki and look at how our whanau here at Kids Count Marne Road feel about it. We celebrate it and take part in the customs, prayers and ceremonies. We also listen to individual thoughts and their understanding of Matariki. Our kaiako work together to perform Te wh...

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'Ngā mihi o Matariki, te tau hou Māori'.

Māori belief determines that when an individual dies, their spirit leaves their body and undertakes a journey along Te Ara Wairua, the pathway of the spirits. This journey ends at the northernmost point of the North Island at a place called Te Rerenga Wairua, the departing place of the spirits. The dead travel along the rocky ledge towards the ocea...

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Matariki Celebrations


Matariki is a special occasion in the New Zealand calendar which marks the start of the Māori New Year. Signified by the Matariki cluster of stars reappearing in our night sky, this is a time to reflect on the past year, celebrate the present, and plan for the year ahead. Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars that rises in midwinter, ...

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Samoan Language Week


 Samoa Language Week is Fa'aāuāu le Folauga i le Va'a o Tautai - Continue the Voyage with Competent Wayfinders of the Ocean. Samoa Language Week celebrates the identity, language, and culture of tamariki from Samoa and whose whanau are from Samoa; supporting this group of tamariki to engage and achieve success. This week our center celebrated ...

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Sensory Play, Outdoor Exploration, Counting, Samoan Patterns and so much more...

This week  in our babies room we've been exploring sensory play. We started the week off with sensory bags filled with, water, paint and Pom Pom balls. Tamariki enjoyed this experience, being able to touch and feel the different bags. We followed through the week making cloud dough which is always thoroughly enjoyed by all, this gives tam...

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