Welcome to 2022


Happy New Year to all our friends and whanau at Kids Count Marne Road. May this year be a year filled with success and happiness. This year we will be implementing some lovely new ideas and routines to ensure our center is  your home away from home. Our teachers strive to create an environment that is respectful to our children. It i...

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December 2021

The festive season is here! Lots of fun activities for this month, and our inhouse Christmas party.  As we end this year, we would like to wish all our whanau a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! To all our tamariki, stay safe, and we will see you in 2022! 

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Yummy Kiwifruit building relationships with our local community.


 A big thank you to Ron at Punchbowl Kiwifruit Services for donating some yummy Kiwifruit🥝🥝to Kids Count Pukekohe. We are forever grateful for this wonderful resource that our tamariki will benefit hugely from. We look forward to joining your Kiwifruit for schools programme next year.Thank you.From Kids Count Pukekohe Tamariki and team.

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We had an awesome visit from Fulton Hogan.


 We had an awesome visit from Fulton Hogan. Over the covid period Kids Count Pukekohe were able to reach out and help Fulton Hogan as they established their site premises in Pukekohe. In return the Fulton Hogan team made Kids Count Pukekohe some awesome picnic tables. The children sat down on the tables and enjoyed a nice cool ice block whilst...

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Engaged children @ Marne Road


Engagement is a state of being genuinely involved and interested in something. Children learn best when they are deeply engaged in what they are doing or experiencing. When children are engaged, they are more likely to get along with others and be motivated to learn, while being less likely to experience stress. This is what we thrive on here at Ki...

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Hide and Seek - August 2021


Can you help us find what items Julia removed of our blue tray?

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Faikakai Topai - September 2021


 Mālō e Lelei Whaea Leela here and to celebrate Tongan Language week, I thought we could make some yummy Faikakai Topai ! They are super easy to make and are really yummy So come and join me as I make some Faikakai for my household Ma'u ha aho lelei ( Have a good day )

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins


Here is Tracey our center cook baking her banana chocolate chip muffins. Hope you get to make them at home with you whanau.  Recipe from: Edmonds Cookery Book

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Bubble 1 Fun - October 2021


Look what our tamariki made this morning …. MILKSHAKES We made chocolate milkshakes - banana milkshakes & a fruit juice smoothie Kevin & Hunter enjoyed mashing up the bananas, crushing the chocolate and pushing the button on the blender to mix everything together. They loooved the taste of all the milkshakes they made "Cheers big ears" we s...

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Bubble 2 Fun - October 2021


Fun in the sunshine magic painting... Trains and tracks,Thank you Mel, Bridget & Rhiannon we love what you have painted for us ...Treasure hunt and musical chairs all part of filling their days with fun memories 

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Alphabet with our Van team - October 2021


Kia ora koutou the van ladies have been busy making a video of the alphabet for you all. Hope you all enjoy this as much as they enjoyed making it for you. 

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Dinosaur Week - November 2021


Dinosaurs week we having been measuring how high they are with blocks , biggest to smallest with matching cards, and foot print painting. 

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See you later alligator - November 2021


Morena, Come and join your favourite van ladies in a waiata We hope your keeping safe our friends - We can't wait till we can have all of you back with us in centre again. 

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Merry Christmas from Marne Road

Kia Ora Whanau This week has been filled with love, happiness, laughter and festivities. Here at Marne Road we follow practices of showing every child respect. We had our Christmas party on Thursday and set up a traditional Christmas lunch for our tamariki. They has Christmas crackers and a lovely lunch. Some of our tamariki sang a song for us...

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November 2021


Welcome back to a few more of our tamariki who have returned this month! We have continued to explore fun learning activities and implementing our "Healthy Hearts Award" through our gardening, healthy eating and having lots of physical movement daily. We observed emergent interests such as transportation, sensory, and creative play where it involve...

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Getting Ready for Christmas


Kia Ora Whanau We are so excited for Christmas. Our teachers have been busy doing some fun exciting Christmas activities with our children. Our tamariki were doing some problem solving by designing cool Lego designs. It encouraged a lot of thought and critical thinking. Christmas arts and crafts implementing fine motor skills and lots of concentrat...

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Taking time to slow down and appreciate our surroundings at Kids Count Pukekohe.


 A lovely day for a Picnic under our trees taking time to slow down and appreciate our surroundings.  Appreciating all Matua Henry's hard work as he continues to keep our lovely grounds beautiful for our tamariki.  Our Tamariki love to help Matua in the environment.   The relationships that have developed with our tama...

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Web blog for 8th November 2021 to 12th November

This week teachers were busy doing Christmas decoration in their rooms. The learning experiences were also based on Christmas. Children did Magic milk experiment for Christmas. This week water play was also introduced back after lockdown. Tamariki were very excited to play with water. Pinecone painting and wooden stick...

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Collecting and counting our chicken eggs.


WOW today the children collected our chickens eggs......they then sat with Whaea Kathryn and counted the eggs......20 yummy eggs altogether....the tamariki wanted to take some home to share with their Whānau.....two eggs each.....Whānau I hope they survived the car ride home 😍. I wonder how many eggs our beautiful chickens will lay for us tomorrow ...

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Music -Waiata


 Music -Waiata Level 3 Lockdown meant much smaller numbers of children attending, and with a few new rules and regulations in place. But that hasn't stopped us from having fun and sharing some creative activities for the children to explore and have fun with. Today we made some musical instruments together, some shakers and clappers. What grea...

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