Te Kōhanga Reo o Taneatua - 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, tae atu ki te whakawhanaketanga o te reo Māori mō ngā tamariki
  • te whakahaeretanga o te whānau, tae atu ki te whai wāhi a te whānau, te ārahitanga, te whakamahere rautaki, te whakahaeretanga o ngā kaimahi, te hauora me te haumaru
  • ngā wāhanga kāhore e tutuki ana e ai ki te ture, mō te ako a ngā tamariki, te haumaru ā-tinana me te waiora, me ngā mahi whakahaere a te whānau
  • ētahi atu take matua i tāutuhia ai whai muri i te arotake o mua.

2 Te Horopaki

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Tāneatua ki te hapori o Tāneatua, e pā tata atu ana ki Whakatāne, i te rohe o te Moana a Toi-te-Huatahi.

I tāutuhia ki te pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i te tau 2016, te maha o ngā take i hāngai ai ki te hōtaka akoranga me te whakahaeretanga a te whānau. Mai i taua arotake, kua whakatūngia e te whānau tētahi kaiako hou, ā, he nui tōna mātau, ōna mōhiotanga hoki ki te kaupapa o te kōhanga reo. Kua mahi ia ki te taha o te whānau ki te āwhina i te whakapai haere o ngā whakaritenga whakahaere.

3 Ngā Whakaaturanga

E āhei ana ngā tamariki ki te whakapuaki i ō rātou whakaaro mā te reo Māori. Ka whakamahi ngā kaimahi i ngā rautaki tika e hāpai ana i te whakawhanaketanga reo o ngā tamariki. Ka noho rātou ki te taha o ngā tamariki ki te patapatai, te whakapuaki kōrero akiaki, me te whakawhitiwhiti kōrero mō ā rātou akoranga. Nā tēnei tū āhuatanga, ka rongo ngā tamariki i te reo e whai pānga ana ki ō rātou ngākau nuitanga. He pai te hanganga me ngā rauemi o te hōtaka akoranga, hei whakarato ki ngā tamariki ngā whai wāhitanga papai mō te ako i te reo. E hāpai ana ngā karakia, ngā mihimihi, me ngā waiata i te ako me te taki a ngā tamariki i ngā tauira reo. E whanake ana ngā tamariki ki te kōrero i te reo Māori.

Ko ngā akoranga a ngā tamariki e ārahi ana i ngā mahi whakahaere a te whānau. He mātātoa te whai wāhi atu a te whānau ki ngā whakahaeretanga i te kōhanga reo. Kua whakamāramahia ngā tūranga me ngā kawenga mahi, hei ārahi i ngā tūmanako e pā ana ki te whānau me ngā kaimahi. Kua whakatinanahia e te whānau tētahi aronga nahanaha ki te whakapakari i tō rātou māramatanga i Te Korowai me te kaupapa o te kōhanga reo, hei wāhanga tonu o te whakawhanaketanga o te whānau. Ka hāngai hoki ēnei ki tētahi hōtaka hou mō te whakaurutanga mai ki te kōhanga reo, me te whakatū i ētahi wānanga e pā ana ki Te Korowai. E rapu huarahi ana rātou ki te whakatupu ake i te tatauranga tamariki ki te kōhanga reo. Kua whakawhanaketia tētahi mahere ā-tau hou e te whānau nō nā tata nei. Ko ngā painga mō ngā tamariki e whakamōhio ana i ngā taumahi a te whānau.

Ko te ako a ngā tamariki e noho matua ana. E arotahi ana te kaiako ki te whakatairanga ake i te kounga o ngā akoranga a ngā tamariki, ā, ka whakapuaki ia ki ngā kaimahi ngā tino rautaki e whai pānga ana ki ngā ngākau nuitanga o ngā tamariki. Ka ārahi tonu, ka tautoko tonu i te whakamahere o te hōtaka me te aromātai, hei whakapai ake i ngā whakaritenga. Ka whakarato te kaiako i ngā pūrongo matawhānui i ngā hui ā-whānau mō te hōtaka akoranga me ngā take e pā ana ki ngā tamariki. E whakatairangatia ana ngā wheako akoranga a ngā tamariki.

Kua pai ake te whakahaeretanga a ngā kaimahi. Kua whakaritea ngā pūnaha hei ārahi i ngā whakaritenga a te whānau. Kua whakahoungia ngā tuhinga e pā ana ki ngā kaimahi katoa. Ahakoa kua whakatinanahia te arohaehae, kotahi anake te kaimahi i arohaehaengia ai. Ko tā te kaiako whāinga, he whakaoti i ngā mahi arohaehae a ngā kaimahi katoa i mua i te mutunga o te tau. E whakarite ana te whānau ki te arotake i te pūnaha arohaehae. Ka whakatairangatia te kounga o ngā akoranga a ngā tamariki.

I tāutuhia te pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga ngā wāhanga maha kāhore e tutuki ana e ai ki te ture, heoi, kua whakatutuki katoatia aua āhuatanga i nāianei. I hāngai aua wāhanga ki:

  • te whakapai ake i te kounga o ngā mahi ki te whakapuaki i ngā akoranga a ngā tamariki
  • te whakawhanake i ngā tukanga hei hāpai i te whakatutukitanga o ngā mahi katoa kia noho haumaru ā-tinana ai ngā tamariki
  • te āta tiaki pai i te whare me ngā rawa o te kōhanga reo kia kitea ai mena e āwhinatia ana nga tumomo reanga o ngā tamariki, ā, kia whakatutukihia ngā whakaritenga akuaku me ngā matea ā-tinana hoki o ngā tamariki
  • te whakahaere i te kōhanga reo i runga anō i ngā whakaritenga whakahaere papai, tae atu ki Te Korowai

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 whakatinana ai te māhere ā-tau hou.

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 Tāneatuai 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 Tāneatua

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

40158

Te tau tohu o te kōhanga reo

12C013

Te tūmomo raihana

Te Kōhanga Reo

Kua raihanatia ki te ture

Ngā Ture Mātauranga (Ratonga Kōhungahunga) 2008

Te tokomaha mō te raihana

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

Te tokomaha kei te rārangi ingoa

22 ngā tamariki, tokotoru kei raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro 10

Tama 12

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

100%

Te wā i te kōhanga reo te rōpū arotake

1 Here-turi-kōkā 2017

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

18 Whiringa ā-nuku, 2017

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Tāpiri

Arotake Mātauranga

Haratua 2016

Pipiri 2013

Pipiri 2011

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 including te reo Māori development for children

  • whānau management including whānau participation, leadership, strategic planning, personnel management and health and safety

  • areas of non-compliance relating to children’s learning, physical safety and well-being, and whānau management practices

  • any other significant issues identified since the previous review.

2 Context

Te Kōhanga Reo o Tāneatua is located near Whakatāne in the Eastern Bay of Plenty.

The previous ERO report in 2016 identified a number of concerns related to the learning programme and whānau management. Since that review, the whānau has employed a new kaiako who has extensive experience and knowledge in kōhanga reo. She has worked alongside the whānau to help improvement with management practices.

3 Findings

Children are able to express themselves in te reo Māori. Kaimahi use appropriate strategies to support children’s language development. They sit alongside children and ask questions, provide suggestions and have conversations about their learning. This ensures children hear language that is relevant to their interests. The learning programme is well structured and resourced to provide children with positive language learning opportunities. Karakia, mihimihi and waiata help children to learn and recite language patterns. Children are developing as speakers of te reo Māori.

Children’s learning guides whānau management practices. Whānau actively participate in kōhanga reo operations. Roles and responsibilities have been clarified to guide expectations for whānau and kaimahi. The whānau have implemented a planned approach to strengthen their understanding about Te Korowai and the kaupapa of kōhanga reo as a part of whānau development. This includes a new induction programme, organising wānanga about Te Korowai. They are looking at ways to grow the kōhanga reo roll. An annual plan has been recently developed by the whānau. Children’s interests inform whānau activities.

Children’s learning is important. The kaiako is focussed on raising the quality of children’s learning and shares specific strategies with kaimahi that are based on children’s interests. There is ongoing guidance and support through programme planning and evaluation to improve practices. The kaiako provides comprehensive reports at hui ā-whānau about the learning programme and matters related to children. Children’s learning experiences are enhanced.

Personnel management has improved. Systems are in place to guide whānau practices. Documentation has been updated for all kaimahi. Although appraisal has been implemented it has only been completed for one kaimahi. The kaiako aims to complete appraisal for all kaimahi by the end of the year. The whānau plan to review the appraisal system. Children’s quality of learning is strengthened.

The previous ERO report identified several areas of non-compliance which have now been addressed. These areas included:

  • improving the quality of delivery of children’s learning

  • developing processes to ensure all reasonable steps are taken in the interests of children’s physical safety

  • ensuring the kōhanga reo premises and facilities are catering for the range of children’s age groups, hygienic practices are followed and ensure children’s physical needs are in place

  • managing the kōhanga reo in accordance with good management practices, including Te Korowai

4 Recommendation

ERO and the kōhanga reo whānau developed the following recommendation:

  • that whānau implement their new annual action plan.

When is ERO likely to evaluate the kōhanga reo again?

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

Lynda Pura-Watson

Deputy Chief Review Officer Māori

18 October 2017

Information about the Kōhanga Reo

Location

Tāneatua, Whakatāne

Ministry of Education profile number

40158

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

12C013

Licence type

Te Kōhanga Reo

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

43 children, including up to 10 aged under 2

Kōhanga Reo roll

22 children, including up to 3 aged under 2

Gender composition

Girls 10

Boys 12

Ethnic composition

Māori

100%

Review team on site

1 August 2017

Date of this report

18 October 2017

Most recent ERO report(s)

Education Review

Supplementary Review

Education Review

May 2016

June 2013

June 2011