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…


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

An emerging Artist

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And without warning there was Art. Art that did not include masses of paint or crayon colours splashed across the page with abandon and no form. Art that showed previously unseen fine motor... READ MORE

Mount Kaukau walk

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Today, on the invitation of a friend, my two small people and I took a long uphill walk to the top of Mount Kaukau. And what a walk it was.  It’s roughly 2-3... READ MORE

Arts & Crafts

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As you can imagine, we have a fair amount of art materials in the Oh Waily household.  Miss Oh has always been fond of creating her own art, and I have always enjoyed... READ MORE