Te Kōhanga Reo o He Maungarongo - 18/10/2017

1 He Whakamārama

He Kupu Whakataki

Ka whakahaeretia tētahi aromātai tāpiri i runga o te whakataunga ā te Toihau Arotake i Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga.

E aromātai ana Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i te whānuitanga me te whai hua o ngā mahi ā te kōhanga reo ki te whakatutuki i ngā take i whakatakotohia ai i roto i te pūrongo aromātai mātauranga o mua atu i tēnei, me ētahi atu wāhanga rānei i tāutuhia ai whai muri o taua aromātai.

Ngā Whakataunga mō ngā Whakapuakitanga

Ko tēnei aromātai tāpiri i whakaritea i runga i te aromātai o te whakatutukitanga a te whānau i te whakahaeretanga o te kōhanga reo, ki ngā wāhanga i tāutuhia ai e te pūrongo a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga, i mua atu, me ngā take rānei kua tāutuhia whai muri o taua aromātai. Ko ngā whakataunga mō ngā whakapuakitanga e pā ana ki tēnei aromātai, ko te titiro ki:

  • te hōtaka akoranga me te whakawhanaketanga i te reo Māori
  • te whakahaeretanga o te whānau
  • ētahi atu take matua ka pupū ake pea i te wā o te arotake.

2 Te Horopaki

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o He Maungārongo ki Murupara. I tata kati te kōhanga reo i te tīmatanga o te tau, nā te heke o ngā tatauranga tamariki ki te kōhanga reo, me te nui o ngā take i hāngai ai ki te taha pūtea me te whakahaeretanga. I whai wāhi tētahi kaihāpai SELO ki te whakatutuki i aua take i te tau 2016. Kua whakatūngia tētahi kaiako, ā, i whai wāhi nui ia kia pai ake ai ngā whakarerekētanga ki te kōhanga reo.

Whai muri i te pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i te tau 2014, he nui ngā whakapaitanga ki ngā wāhanga matua o ngā whakahaeretanga, arā te whakahaere i te pūtea, ā, ki te hōtaka akoranga me te wāhi ako. E whai wāhi ana te hapori me te tari ā-rohe o te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo ki te tautoko tonu i te kōhanga reo.

3 Ngā Whakaaturanga

Te hōtaka akoranga me te whakawhanaketanga i te reo Māori

E pakari haere ana ngā wheako akoranga o ngā tamariki. He mātanga ngā kaimahi hou, ā, e mōhio ana rātou ki ō rātou tūranga. Ka mahi ngātahi rātou ki te whakarite me te whakahaere i te hōtaka akoranga. Kua whakaritea e rātou ētahi mahinga, kia waia ai, kia tau ai hoki ngā tamariki ki ngā mahi o ia rā. E whakarato ana ngā kaimahi i te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo taumahi ako hei akiaki i ngā tamariki ki te ako mā te tākaro me te taunekeneke anō hoki ki te taha o ō rātou hoa. He mā, he muramura, he ātaahua hoki te taiao akoranga i whakatakotohia ai mō ngā tamariki. He harikoa ngā tamariki hei ākonga.

Ka ngākau nui ngā tamariki ki te ako mā te reo Māori. E whakamahi ana ngā kaimahi i te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo rautaki ka whakawhanake i te reo o ngā tamariki. He matatau ngā kaimahi ki te kōrero i te reo Māori, ā, ka whakatauira hoki rātou i ngā hanganga reo papai. Ka noho ngā kaimahi ki te taha o ngā tamariki ki te pātai me te whakamārama haere i tēnā e mahia ana e rātou. Ko ngā tikanga i te hōtaka akoranga, pērā i ngā karakia, ngā hīmene, ngā waiata, me ngā mihimihi, e hāpai ana i ngā tamariki ki te whakarongo ki ngā tauira reo me ngā tūmomo āheinga reo. Ahakoa ka kōrero ētahi o ngā pēpi i te reo Pākehā, ka whakautu kōrero ngā kaimahi mā te reo Māori i ngā wā katoa. Ka akiaki ngā kaimahi i ngā tamariki tēina ki te whakapuaki kōrero mā te reo ā-tinana, ā, e tohu ana tēnei i tō rātou māramatanga ki te reo Māori. E ako ana ngā tamariki i te reo Māori.

Te whakahaere a te whānau

Hui ai ngā kaimahi ia wā ki te whakamahere, te aroturuki, me te aromātai i ngā putanga ako me te ahu whakamua o ngā tamariki. Ka whakamahia ngā tuhinga o aua whakawhitinga kōrero me aua whakataunga hei tāutu i ngā huarahi ki te whakarato i ngā tini āhuatanga katoa i roto i ngā akoranga a ngā tamariki.

Kua whakatutukihia e te whānau ngā whakapaitanga nui, puta noa i ngā take whakahaere. I whai wāhi mai te tautoko o waho i te tau 2016, ki te whakatutuki i ngā take i tāutuhia ai ki te pūrongo a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i te tau 2014. Kua tū pakari te kaiako ki te ārahi i tā rātou whakatutuki haere i ngā wāhanga i āwangawangatia ai. Kua whakaritea ngā pūnaha katoa e pā ana ki te whakahaere i te tari. E hāngai ana ngā tuhinga ki te wā, ā, he pai te whakaritenga me te whakaputu. Kua tupu ake te rārangi ingoa ki te 15 tamariki, ā, tekau anō hoki ngā tamariki kei te rārangi tatari. He kaha ake i nāianei te ngākau titikaha me te whai wāhi mai o te whānau. Kua tautokohia te kōhanga reo e te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo, hei whakarite i ngā tukanga pūtea e whai hua ake ana. Tāpiri atu i te pūnaha pūtea hou, kua whakaratohia hoki ngā mahi whakangungu ki ngā mema o te whānau e tika ana. Nā te āta whakahaere i te penapena pūtea, nā te āta aroturuki hoki i ngā pūtea, e toitū ana te tūnga o te kōhanga reo i nāianei. E whai hua ana ngā tamariki nā ngā whakapaitanga ki ngā whakaritenga me ngā whakataunga e whakatutukihia ana e te whānau.

4 Te Taunakitanga

I whakawhanakehia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga me te whānau o te kōhanga reo te taunakitanga e whai ake nei, arā:

  • kia whakapakari tonuhia e te whānau ngā whakahaeretanga o te kōhanga reo, hei āta whakatau i te toitū o te kōhanga reo me ngā putanga whai hua mō ngā tamariki.

Hei ā hea Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga aromātai anō ai i te kōhanga reo?

Ka whakahaere anō Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i te aromātai whai muri o Te Kōhanga Reo o He Maungārongoi roto i te toru o ngā tau.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Kaiurungi Whakaturuki Arotake Māori

18 Whiringa ā-nuku, 2017

Ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te kōhanga reo

Te tūwāhi

Kei Murupara

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

41014

Te tau tohu o te kōhanga reo

12F047

Te tūmomo raihana

Te Kōhanga Reo

Kua raihanatia ki te ture

Ngā Ture Mātauranga (Ratonga Kōhungahunga) 2008

Te tokomaha mō te raihana

25 ngā tamariki, kia tekau ki raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te tokomaha kei te rārangi ingoa

15 ngā tamariki, tokoono kei raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro 7

Tama 8

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

100%

Te wā i te kōhanga reo te rōpū arotake

30 Mahuru 2017

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

18 Whiringa ā-nuku, 2017

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga Arotake Tāpiri

Hakihea 2014

Hui-tanguru 2012

Haratua 2007

1 Background

Introduction

A supplementary evaluation is undertaken at the discretion of the Chief Review Officer of the Education Review Office (ERO).

ERO evaluates the extent and effectiveness of actions a kōhanga reo has taken towards addressing issues specified in its previous ERO evaluation and/or any additional areas identified since that evaluation.

Terms of Reference

This supplementary evaluation is based on an evaluation of the performance of the kōhanga reo governing body and management in relation to areas identified in the previous ERO report or issues identified since that evaluation. The terms of reference for this evaluation area to investigate:

  • the learning programme and te reo Māori development

  • whānau whakahaere

  • any other matters that may arise during the course of the review.

2 Context

Te Kōhanga Reo o He Maungārongo is in Murupara. The kōhanga reo was facing closure earlier in the year due to a declining roll, significant financial and management issues. A SELO support person has helped address these in 2016. A kaiako has been appointed who has contributed to positive change in the kōhanga reo.

Since the last ERO report 2014 there have been significant improvements in key areas of operations, financial management, the learning programme and environment. The community, the district office of the Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust (TKRNT) provide ongoing support.

3 Findings

The learning programme and te reo Māori development

Children’s learning experiences are improving. New kaimahi are experienced and knowledgeable in their roles. They work together to organise and manage the learning programme. They have established routines to help familiarise and settle children daily. Kaimahi provide a range of learning activities so that children are encouraged to learn through play and interact with their peers. A clean, bright and inviting learning environment has been created for children. Children appear to be happy learners.

Children enjoy learning in te reo Māori. Kaimahi use a range of strategies develop children’s language. They are fluent speakers of te reo Māori, who model good language structures. Kaimahi sit with children to ask and explain what they are doing. The formal learning programme of karakia, himene, waiata and mihimihi helps children to hear language patterns and language functions. Although some babies speak English, kaimahi respond in te reo Māori at all times. Kaimahi encourage younger children to share messages by using body language, which indicates their understanding of te reo Maori. Children are learners of te reo Māori.

Te whakahaere a te whānau

Kaimahi meet regularly to plan, monitor and evaluate the learning outcomes and progress of the children. Records of their discussions and decisions are used to identify how to provide variety for children’s learning.

Whānau have made significant improvement across operation matters. External support was in place in 2016 to address issues identified in the 2014, ERO report. The kaiako has provided sound leadership in working their way through areas of concern. All administration systems are in place. Documentation is current, well organised and filed. The roll has grown to 15 with a waiting list of 10. The confidence and participation of the whānau has increased. The kōhanga reo has had support from Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust to establish better financial accounting processes. In addition to the new financial system, training has been provided to appropriate whānau members. Cautious budget controls and monitoring have put the kōhanga in a sustainable position. Children benefit from improved whānau practices and decision making.

4 Recommendation

ERO and the kōhanga reo whānau developed the following recommendation:

  • The whānau continue to strengthen kōhanga reo operations to ensure sustainability and positive outcomes for children.

When is ERO likely to evaluate the kōhanga reo again?

The next ERO evaluation of Te Kōhanga Reo o He Maungārongo will be in three years.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Deputy Chief Review Officer Māori

18 October 2017

Information about the Kōhanga Reo

Location

Murupara

Ministry of Education profile number

41014

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

12F047

Licence type

Te Kōhanga Reo

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

25 children, including up to 10 aged under 2

Kōhanga Reo roll

15 children, including up to 6 aged under 2

Gender composition

Girls 7

Boys 8

Ethnic composition

Māori

100%

Review team on site

30 September 2017

Date of this report

18 October 2017

Most recent ERO report(s)

Education Review

Education Review

Supplementary Review

December 2014

February 2012

May 2007