Our Magical Environment.


At Kids Count Pukekohe we view our children as confident, capable learners, Our passionate teachers support and empower children to learn alongside one another. Our spacious park like environment and purpose built rooms reflect a sense of exploration, investigation ,literacy and numeracy and have a rich range of experiences...

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Baking Christmas Cookies.


 On Wednesday 23rd December for our Christmas Holiday Programme at Kids Count Pukekohe we explored Baking. The older children were lucky enough to make Christmas cookies with Whaea Marg. The children were very excited as they made and decorated their Christmas cookies. They were able to explore many science concepts alongside each other s...

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Kids Count Pukekohe Children's Christmas Party.


 On Friday the 18th December we celebrated our children's Christmas Party at Kids Count Pukekohe. The weather was great, and the children got to sing and do a short performance for our whanau. There was plenty of kai, drinks, ice blocks, a yummy sausage sizzle to celebrate the coming of togetherness. The bouncy castles were out as well as a ra...

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Celebrating Christmas


On Monday 7 December 2020, we had our annual Christmas Party. Whaea Raewyn and Whaea Shandy decorated the playground and carpark beautifully the day before and everything looked amazing. Kaiako all brought kai to share and the candy floss machine was ready to go. At 10am whanau arrived and the party started. We had a great turn-out and soon Hana Ko...

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Exploring and having so much fun together!


 In the Purerehua room we have been very busy exploring and having so much fun together. Here at Kids Count Pukekohe our wonderful Infant and Toddler room offers an environment that supports your child to feel safe, loved, and secure whilst developing a strong sense of belonging throughout their learning environment. We have wonderful teachers...

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Having fun with the Marble track.


Today we had some fun with our marble run. The children gathered around Whaea Justine and shared their ideas about how the marble track should be built. The children began to show Whaea Justine all the different pieces of the marble track and what colors of the marble track should be joined together.   As the children worke...

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Physical Activity – Korikori


The natural process of Early Childhood Learning and development begins with the body. Movement primes the brain for learning, fostering the neural pathways that form the foundations for cognitive, physical, emotional and spiritual learning. Physical activity builds the body for health and wellbeing, the brain for learning and the confidence to face...

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My Culture, My Identity


 Ni Sa Bula Vinaka, Fakalofa Lahi Atu, Kia Orana, Malo e Lelei, Talofa Lava, Namaste, Tēnā Koutou Katou!  A very warm greetings to you all.  Throughout the month of November we prepared ourselves for our "BIG DAY".  Part of our preparation was putting the children in their own ethnic groups, where they learne...

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Kids Count Pukekohe Twilight Picnic Evening


 Kids Count Pukekohe Picnic Evening.  Whanau Involvement - Whanaungatanga On Friday the 27th November Kids Count Pukekohe enjoyed a fabulous Picnic Evening with our Whanau and Tamariki.  What a great evening we had with lots of fun and laughter, sausage sizzle, games, spot prizes, coloring competitions, music, pamper s...

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Our environment - To tātou taiao


It has never been more important than now to take care of our environment, and here at Kids Count Pukekohe we take great pride in teaching our children to love, respect and care for the world around us.  Our natural environments connect children with nature. We encourage recycling, teach our children about sustainability, and have&nb...

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Health and Safety practices at Marne Road


Here at Marne Road we are very serious about keeping our tamariki safe. To help us with this, we have put some Health and Safety practices in place. Every month we practice our Fire Drill. Tamariki follow the footprints outside in the carpark all the way to the assembly point and listen for their name during the roll-call. We also practice our Eart...

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Exploring the anatomy of apples.


 Science - Putaiao Here at Kids Count Pukekohe the children in Whaea Phidelia's room have been learning all about apples. The different types of apples you can buy and eat. The children learnt that apples come in many different colours, shapes and sizes. Some apples are sweet, and some apples can be sour. However, the children all agreed that ...

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Interactive Tyres


A competition was set out for all Kids Count Centre for each Centre to participate in creating a tyre work of art for tamariki and the appearance of our Centre. Our project leader was Julia and she had a discussion with all our staff about making this project an interactive environment for all our children.  It's awesome to see how all ou...

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On a Tuesday, Nga Tuakana Room attend gymnastic at Te Matariki Clendon Community Centre. Gymnastic is a fundamental  activity that our tamariki participate in for 1 hour. They learn how to develop their gross motor skills by using a range of movements and equipment. Our tamariki love participating in our Tuesday gymnastics.  

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Nuiean Language Week


This week we have had so much fun and excitement learning about "Who I am" and the Niuean language and culture. We coloured the Niuean flag, coloured in and did collage on banana templates. We explored green bananas using our sense of touch and smell and then tasted it when it was cooked, "Yummy for our tummy." We wove mats using flax and paper. We...

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Learning through Play


Ako Here at Kids Count Pukekohe the  children have the opportunity to make sense of their world through exploration and play. We offer a wide range of activities for our tamariki to be able to facilitate their own learning and development. Our tamariki have the opportunities to participate in everyday learning that may be experienced in t...

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Hello from Honey Boo Boo


Hello Kids Count Friends and Whanau My name is Honey Boo Boo. I am a Purebred Miniature Pony, and I am 7-8years old. I am very excited to be living here at KIDSCOUNT Pukekohe with my other farm animal friends.I like to think I am the boss of the animals, and make sure that they do not misbehave. I am beginning to work on my sharing skills and am le...

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Diwali 2020


Today, 13 November 2020, we ended our Diwali program with a big celebration. For the past 2 weeks, tamariki have been learning about Diwali and doing amazing artwork in their rooms. The Kaiako decorated their rooms and showed tamariki how to make rangoli and diya's. One day Whaea Romita made yummy kai for tamariki and taught them how to make l...

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Celebrating Our Culture


Kia Ora Whanau!!  Over the last two months, we celebrated four Language Weeks - Tongan, Te Reo Maori, Fijian and Niuean. We also celebrated the Indian Festival of Lights also known as "Diwali". During these two months, both tamarikis and kaiakos learned new words and phrases from these respective nations and we would use th...

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String Art - Whanau Session


String Art! We provided this experience a few months ago for the children and there was a lot of positive feedback from the staff and whanau about the results. This week we were lucky enough to run a art session with the mothers and children. They have made some stunning pieces of artwork that will be displayed at their prizegiving then can be disp...

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