Welcome to the Pukeko Patch !

This is the blogging home of the Oh Waily family’s home education journey.  Here you will find posts and updates about all the interesting, mundane and random occurrences of that journey.  In between those there may even be musings about parenting, raising children and anything else that may cross my mind to share.

You can find out a bit about us here and look back at our very early adventures at t’other blog here.

We hope you enjoy your time with us.  Now, on to our latest adventures…


Meet “Leafy”

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When in foreign places expect to meet interesting ‘locals’. Here is “Leafy” who provided much interest and amusement one day. He stayed with us until night fell and then wandered off at his... READ MORE

History here we come

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Starting tomorrow we are giving a new history curriculum a run-through. We did try out a Classical option earlier but found that it wasn’t a really good fit for us. Between the age that... READ MORE

Why choose to home educate?

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There are plenty of reasons why you might choose to home educate your children.  In the 2013 NCHENZ survey the top 5 reasons, in order of the number of responses were: – learning... READ MORE

Family Meetings

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Over this past Christmas and New Year I spent some of my quiet time reading Positive Discipline by Jane Nelsen. I was looking for more ideas on how to positively interact with the small Oh Wailys.... READ MORE

Family Field Trip: Singapore

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Back in October the Oh Waily family had a very short stay in one of my favourite places, Singapore. The kids got to see, feel and enjoy some of the sights. On Orchard... READ MORE