Graduation 2021

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 On Friday 22nd January, we celebrated with 14 graduations with 4 in the morning and 10 in the afternoon. We had a lot of whanau come into the centre to see the achievement of all our graduating tamariki.  All our children were proud to receive their graduation certificate, learning portfolio and a bag filled with goodies. They all stood ...
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Come and explore with us.

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Welcome to Kids Count Pukekohe Our wonderful outdoor space includes access to a wide range of different natural features such as sand, soil, grass, rocks, nature path walks and beautiful natural shade under the cool shade of our trees. Here at Kids Count Pukekohe we believe in the importance of having an interesting and dynamic outdoor play space w...
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Riding our bikes.

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 We have such a great bike are here at Kids Count Pukekohe it is no wonder the children can't wait to get the bikes out and race around on them together. As they zoom around our park like grounds the children experience different obstacles and gradual levels that really help challenge and extend their gross motor skills and physical skills. Th...
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Face Painting is so much fun.

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 Face painting has become one of our Children's favourite activities to explore here at Kids Count Pukekohe.  The children have a blast as they gather to watch what their peers have chosen to have painted on their face. The children are definitely masters of the moment and love the way it feels as it is being painted on their faces a...
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Relationships - Ngā Hononga

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Our special Friends came to visit from Kids Count Marne Road. We were very excited to welcome them into our environment. As they began to explore their new surroundings on their visit they became very excited to meet the Teachers and some new friends. The children had so much fun playing and building new relationships before we knew it it was ...
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October, November, December 2020

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Kia Ora to all our tamariki and whanau!   During the last 3 months of 2020 we have continued to make the Kids Count philosophy more visible through our tamariki's learning and our Kaiako's teaching practice.  Social competence and contribution were our monthly focus where our tamariki participated in lots of fun learning ac...
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Starting off our holiday programme with a bang!

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The Holiday Programme has officially started! Wow, even though it was a very short week, we did so much! From artwork, to messy play, scavenger hunt and yummy kai, we ended off the week with a new year's party! Happy new year everyone! See you all next week.....  
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Second week of our Holiday Programme

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Even though this was a short week, tamariki had so much fun! It was great to see so many of our friends attending everyday and joining in the fun activities organised by their kaiako. From waterplay activities, arts and crafts and watching movies in our PJ's, there was something for everyone to enjoy. The yoga and origami activities were both chall...
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Busy day before Christmas

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Today, 24 December 2020, we had such a busy day at kindy. Tamariki were all engaged in various activities and enjoying the day with their friends. We also had a little Christmas party for tamariki with yummy kai and ice-cream. When it was time to go home we all wished each other a "Merry Christmas" and hopped on the vans. Wow, what an awesome day w...
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Caring and looking after our Chickens at Kids Count Pukekohe.

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 Our Chickens at Kids Count Pukekohe Our Children have been learning all about the safety and care of our chickens. At kids Count Pukekohe our Tamariki have been learning all about our Chickens. The children are supervised when they are handling our chickens and or feeding them. Part of the awesome learning that we are implementing throughout ...
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Water play and Sand Play our Summer Fun activities.

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 Ask any child under 5 what their favourite activity is, and the chances are, they'll shout out "water play"!  At Kids Count Pukekohe , our teachers enjoy this almost as much as our children, and during the summer months many happy times are spent sprinkling, sloshing, squirting , splashing and laughing as waterplay becomes a focus o...
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Our Magical Environment.

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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.

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 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.

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 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

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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!

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 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.

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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

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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

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 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

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 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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