Te Kōhao Kōhungahunga - 31/08/2017

1 Te Aromātai i te Ratonga

He pēhea te tūnga o Te Kōhao Kōhungahunga ki te whakatairanga i te pai o ngā putanga ako mō ngā tamariki?

Kāhore i te pai te tūnga

Me whakawhanake ake

He pai te tūnga

He tino pai te tūnga

He pēhea rawa te whakaatu a ngā tamariki i tō rātou aronga toi whenuatanga?

Ka kitea ki ngā tamariki tō rātou tino aronga toi whenuatanga, ā, he pai ā rātou taunekeneke ki ētahi atu.

Ko ngā kitenga a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga e whai pānga ana ki tēnei whakataunga i whakarāpopotohia ai ki raro iho nei.

He Whakamārama

E tū ana Te Kōhao Kōhungahunga ki Enderley, i Kirikiriroa, ā, he whare kōhungahunga rumaki reo tēnei. Nō te tau 2015 te whare kōhungahunga i whakatuwheratia ai e Kīngi Tūheitia. He ratonga kōhungahunga tēnei mō te rā katoa, mō ngā tamariki 50, me te āheinga kia kaua e nui ake i te 25 o aua tamariki ki raro i te rua o ngā tau. Ka ahu mai te nuinga o ngā tamariki i ngā hapori e pā tata ana ki te whare kōhungahunga. Koia nei te arotake mātauranga tuatahi o tēnei whare kōhungahunga.

E kāwanatia ana te whare kōhungahunga e Te Kōhao Health Ltd, ā, he kamupene ohaoha tēnei e tū ana ki te marae o Kirikiriroa. Ko ngā uaratanga Māori e pou here ana i te tikanga whakaaro o te whare kōhungahunga, ā, e hāpai ana i te aronga ki te Whānau Ora, te tuakiri o te tamaiti, te reo, me te ahurea o te hapori hoki.

Kei te tumuaki o te whare kōhungahunga te kawenga o ngā whakahaeretanga katoa i ia rā, ā, ka whai wāhi hoki ki te rōpū kaiwhakahaere matua. E whakapakari ana ngā kaiako matua i ō rātou pūmanawa ki te ārahi, hei hāpai ake i ngā whakaritenga ngaio.

2 Ngā Whakaaturanga o te Arotake

E whai wāhi nui ana ngā tamariki ki tētahi taiao ako e poipoi ana i ō rātou matea. Kua whakaritea e ngā kaiako ngā kawa me ngā tikanga e whai atu ai ngā tamariki i ngā mahinga o ia rā. Nā aua tū āhuatanga, e wātea ana ngā tamariki ki te haereere, puta noa i te whare kōhungahunga. E poipoia ana te whakawhiti mai o ngā tamariki ki te whare kōhungahunga, me tā rātou puta atu ki te kura. Ka hāpaitia te whakahoahoa me ngā kaupapa ā-rōpū, kia rongo ai ngā tamariki i te mauritau me te tū pakari ki te whare kōhungahunga. Ka whakatairangatia te oranga kai ki ngā akoranga a ngā tamariki. He kaha te aronga toi whenuatanga o ngā tamariki.

E tautokona ana te ako a ngā tamariki i te reo Māori. He whānui ngā tūmomo rautaki pāhekoheko, whakaongaonga hoki hei whakawhanake i te reo o ngā tamariki, pērā i ngā karakia, ngā mihimihi, me te karakia i ngā wā kai. Ka kōrero ngā kaiako i te reo Māori i te hōtaka o ia rā, ka patapatai, ka whakawhiti kōrero hoki ki ngā tamariki hei hāpai i te whakawhanaketanga o tō rātou reo. Ka kōrero, ka rongo, ka mārama hoki ngā tamariki i te reo Māori me ngā tikanga ki ngā horopaki ōkawa, pērā i ngā wā karakia me ngā wā whāriki. E mārama ana rātou i ngā tohutohu, ā, e whakawhanake ana ngā tamariki tuākana i ngā pūkenga ki te whakamahi i ngā rerenga kōrero māmā. He whai wāhitanga mō ngā tamariki ki te ārahi i ngā taumahi mā te reo Māori. Ka tautoko ngā kaiako i ngā tamariki ki te taki i ngā ingoa o ngā whetū o Matariki. E ako ana ngā tamariki ki te kōrero i te reo Māori ki waenga i a rātou anō, ā, ki ngā kaiako hoki.

He ākonga pākiki ngā pēpi. Kua riro i ngā pēpi nei ngā pūkenga whaiaro ki te whāngai i a rātou anō. E whai wāhi atu ana ngā pēpi ki te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo taumahi e whakawhānui ana i ā rātou wheako ako, ā, he pārekareka ēnei ki a rātou. He pakari tā rātou tūhura haere i te wāhi hihiri nei, ā, he hāneanea, he mārie hoki te wāhi. Ka whai ngā kaiako i ngā ngākau nuitanga o ngā pēpi i a rātou e whakamahere ana i te hōtaka akoranga. He tino māramatanga tō ngā mātua ki tēnā e ākona ana e ā rātou pēpi, ā, e aroturukitia ana hoki tā rātou ahu whakamua i roto i ngā akoranga. He pai te whakawhanaketanga o ngā pēpi, kia tīmata ai te puāwaitanga o tā rātou ako.

Ko ngā kaupapa ako e ngākau nuitia ana e ngā tamariki, ko ō rātou mōhiotanga anō hoki e whai pānga ana ki ngā mahere hōtaka. Ko Te Whāriki, ko te marau ā-hapori e whai pānga ana ki te taiao, ā, ko ngā kaupapa hoki o Tainui e ārahi ana i ngā mahi whakamahere a ngā kaiako. E hono ana ngā paki ako me ngā whakaritenga matua a ngā tamariki ki Te Whāriki. Ka whakamahere, ka aromātai, ka aromatawai hoki ngā kaiako, i runga i te āhua o ngā tūmomo reanga, ngā pēpi, me te noho o te teina me te tuakana. Ka whakamahia Te Whatu Pōkeka hei aromatawai i te ako a ngā tamariki. E whakatakoto ana ngā Kete Ako i ngā tino huarahi ako ā meāke nei hei tirohanga mā ngā whānau, ā, ka whakamōhio i te ahu whakamua o ngā tamariki. E arotahi ana ngā kaiako ki ngā putanga mō ngā tamariki, ā, ka kitea tēnei ki te aronga nahanaha o te aromātai i ā rātou whakaritenga whakaako. E tino tautokona ana te ako a ngā tamariki.

He māramatanga ngātahi tō ngā kaiako ki ō rātou tūranga me ā rātou kawenga i a rātou e mahi ana ki te taha o ngā tamariki. E whakamānawa ana ngā mahi whakawhiti i te ahurea motuhake o ngā tamariki, ā, ka poipoi anō hoki i ō rātou aronga toi whenuatanga. Ka āta whakamahi ngā kaiako i ngā rautaki ka whakapakari ake i te mauritau me te tūmāia o ngā tamariki, kia tau pai ai tō rātou whai wāhi ki tō rātou taiao ako. Ka akiaki rātou i ngā tamariki ki te kōrero mō ā rātou wheako ako, ā, ka whakamana anō hoki i a rātou ki te kawe ake i tō rātou ake waiora. Ko te wāhi ako o waho, o roto hoki e hāpai ana i te whai wāhi a ngā tamariki katoa ki ngā taumahi i tētahi taiao haumaru. Ko te ako a ngā tamariki me tō rātou whakawhanaketanga te aronga matua.

E kāwana ana, e ārahi ana hoki a Te Kōhao Health Ltd mā te aronga e whai pānga nui ana ki te Whānau Ora. He ratonga whānui tā rātou hei hāpai i te reo Māori me te mātauranga o te whānau. Ka whakarato a Te Kōhao Health Ltd i ngā pūnaha tautoko mārama mō ngā Pou Ārahi. Ka whai pānga nui te arotake whaiaro, ā, nā tēnei kua whakatutukihia ngā whakapaitanga ki ngā mahere, te whakaako, ngā hōtaka akoranga, ngā kaupapa here, me te aromātai. He pakari te pūnaha arohaehae i whakaritea ai hei aromātai i te whai wāhi, te āhua mahi, me ngā pūmanawa tika anō hoki o ngā kaimahi.

He pai te whakahaeretanga o te whare kōhungahunga a tētahi kaiwhakahaere, na te mea, e matatau ana hoki ia ki ngā āhuatanga o tēnei tūmomo mahi. E whakanuia ana ia e te whānuitanga o te hapori. E hāngai pū ana tana whakapūmautanga me tōna ngākau nuitanga ki ngā tino painga mō ngā tamariki. He kaha te mahi ngātahi o te tumuaki o te whare kōhungahunga, ā, ka whakatakotohia e ia ngā tūmomo whai wāhitanga ārahi, kia tū ai ngā kaiako ki te ārahi i ngā akoranga. He pai te whakahaeretanga o ngā whakaritenga o ia rā. Arotakengia ai, whakahoungia ai hoki ngā kaupapa here me ngā tukanga i ia te wā. Kua whakaritea tētahi mahere ā-tau. E whakarato ana te tumuaki i ngā pūrongo o ia marama, hei whakamōhio i te kāwana. Ka tuku pūrongo anō hoki i ia te wā ki Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga, i runga anō i te āhua o ngā pūtea ka ahu mai i te kaupapa e hāpai ana i te whai wāhi mai ki te mātauranga. Nā taua pūtea te whare kōhungahunga i whakapuaki ake i ētahi atu tūnga mō ngā tamariki, inarā mō ngā tamariki e noho ana i ngā hapori o Insoll me Enderley. E whiwhi ana ngā tamariki i ngā hua ka puta i te mātauranga e āta aroturukitia ana i ia te wā hei whakapai ake.

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka Whai Ake

Kāhore i te whare kōhungahunga tētahi mahere rautaki. E whakawhanake ana te whakahaeretanga i tētahi mahere rautaki ka tāutu i ngā whāinga me ngā kaupapa matua o te whare kōhungahunga mō meāke nei. Ka hāpai tētahi mahere mahi i tā rātou aroturuki, tā rātou pūrongo anō i te ahu whakamua o ā rātou whāinga rautaki.

Kāhore i te whare kōhungahunga tētahi aronga nahanaha ki te whakapakari ake i te ārahitanga. Ka whai hua te whare kōhungahunga mā te aro nahanaha ki te poipoi i te tauatanga me te rōnakitanga ki te whare kōhungahunga.

3 Ngā Taunakitanga

  • Kia oti i te whare kōhungahunga te mahere rautaki me te mahere mahi
  • Kia aro nahanaha atu te whare kōhungahunga ki te whakapakari i te ārahitanga, hei whakarite i te tauatanga me te rōnakitanga.

4 Te Whakatau a te Whakahaeretanga ki ngā Wāhanga Tautukunga

I te wā o te arotake, i whakamātauhia e te Tari Arotake Mātauranga ngā pūnaha o te ratonga ki te whakahaere i ngā āhuatanga i raro iho nei e whai pānga nui ana ki te waiora o ngā tamariki:

  • te haumaru whatumanawa (tāpiri atu ko te ārahi mauritau, ko te ārai tamariki)
  • te haumaru ā-tinana (tāpiri atu ko te mātakitaki tamariki; ko ngā whakaritenga whakamoe; ko ngā aituā; ko te whāngai rongoā; ko ngā whakaritenga akuaku; ko ngā kaupapa here me ngā tikanga haerenga whakawaho)
  • te tū tika o ngā kaimahi (tae atu ki ngā taumata tohu mātauranga; te arowhai a ngā pirihimana; ngā rēhitatanga kaiako; me te tatauranga ki waenga i te kaiako me te tamaiti)
  • ngā whakaritenga, tikanga hōneatanga e pā ana ki te ahi me te rū whenua.

Ko te tikanga, ka whakatairanga ngā ratonga mātauranga kōhungahunga katoa i te hauora me te haumaru o ngā tamariki, me te arotake anō hoki i ia te wā i tā rātou whakatutukitanga i ngā herenga ā-ture.

5 Te arotake ka whai ake

Hei ā hea Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga arotake anō ai i te ratonga?

Ka arotake anō Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i Te Kōhao Kōhungahunga i roto i ngā tau e toru.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Kaiurungi Whakaturuki Arotake Māori

31 Hereturikōkā, 2017 

Ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te Ratonga Mātauranga Kōhungahunga 

Te tūwāhi

Kei Kirikiriroa

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

46625

Te tūmomo raihana

Hei Ratonga Mātauranga me te Atawhai

Te ture raihana

Ture Mātauranga (Kōhungahunga) 2008

Te tokomaha mō te raihana

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

Te tokomaha kei te rārangi ingoa

56

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro 31

Tama 25

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

100%

Ōrau o ngā kaiako e mau ana i ngā tohu mātauranga

80%

Te tatauranga i pūrongotia ai, ki waenga i ngā kaimahi me ngā tamariki

Ki raro i te rua tau

1:5

E whakatutuki ana i ngā herenga tikanga

Ki runga ake i te rua tau

1:9

E whakatutuki ana i ngā herenga tikanga

Te wā i te whare kōhungahunga te rōpū arotake

Hōngongoi 2017

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

31 Hereturikōkā, 2017

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

NA

1 Evaluation of the Service

How well placed is Te Kōhao Kōhungahunga to promote positive learning outcomes for children?

Not well placed

Requires further development

Well placed

Very well placed

How well do children demonstrate a sense of belonging?

Children show a strong sense of belonging and interact positively with others.

ERO's findings that support this overall judgement are summarised below.

Background

Te Kōhao Kōhungahunga is an immersion Early Learning Centre located in Enderley, Hamilton. It was opened in 2015 by Kīngi Tūheitia. The centre provides a full day service for up to 50 children including up to 25 under 2 years. The majority of children come from the local communities. This is the first Education Review for the centre.

Te Kōhao Health Ltd (TKH), a charitable company based on Kirikiriroa Marae in Hamilton is the governing entity for the centre. Māori values underpin the philosophy of the centre and support the focus of Whānau Ora, identity, language and community culture.

The tumuaki centre manager, who is part of the senior leadership team, has responsibility for daily operations. Senior teachers are building their leadership capabilities to support professional practice.

2 The Review Findings

Children enjoy a learning environment that caters to their needs. Teachers have established kawa and tikanga for children to follow in the daily routines. These enable children to move freely within the centre. Children are nurtured to transition into the service and out to school. Friendships and group activities are fostered to give children a sense of security and confidence in the centre. Healthy eating and nutritious food is promoted in children’s learning. Children have strong sense of belonging.

Children are supported to learn te reo Māori. A range of interactive and stimulating strategies such as karakia, mihimihi and karakia for kai are used to develop children’s language. Teachers speak te reo Māori in the daily programme, ask questions and have conversations with children to support their language development. Children speak, hear and understand te reo Māori me ngā tikanga in formal contexts such as karakia and wā whariki. They understand instructions and tuakana are developing skills to use simple sentence structures. There are opportunities for children to lead activities in te reo Māori. Teachers support children to recite the names of the stars within the Matariki cluster. Children are learning to speak te reo Māori with each other and teachers.

Babies are curious learners. They have self-help skills to enable them feed themselves. Babies enjoy and participate in a variety of activities to extend their learning experiences. They confidently explore in a vibrant, comfortable and calming environment. Teachers follow babies’ interests when planning the learning programme. Parents have a clear understanding of what their babies are learning and monitor their learning progress. Babies are developing well as early learners.

Children’s learning interests and knowledge informs programme planning. Te Whāriki, the local curriculum connected to the environment and significant Tainui kaupapa guides teacher planning. Paki Ako and next steps for children are linked to Te Whāriki. Teachers plan, evaluate, assess work which is appropriate for age-specific, babies, teina and tuakana. Te Whatu Pōkeka is used to assess tamariki learning. Kete Ako provide whānau with clear future learning pathways and inform whānau of children’s progress. Teachers are focussed on outcomes for children which is reflected in the systematic approach of evaluation of their teaching practices. Children’s learning is supported well.

Teachers have a shared understanding of their roles and responsibilities when working with children. Transition practices honour the cultural uniqueness that children bring and nurture their sense of belonging. Teachers intentionally use strategies to build security and confidence in children to settle into their learning environment. They encourage children to talk about their learning experiences and empower them to take responsibility for their personal wellbeing. The outdoor indoor learning space enables children to participate in activities in a safe environment. Children's learning and development is a priority.

Te Kōhao Health (TKH) Limited provides governance and direction underpinned by a Whānau Ora approach. A wrap around service supports te reo Māori and education for whānau. TKH provides clear support systems for Pou Ārahi. There is a strong culture of self-review that has resulted in improvements to planning, teaching, learning programmes, policies and evaluation. The centre has a robust appraisal system in place to evaluate the contribution, performance and relevant attributes of employees.

The centre is managed well by the tumuaki who is a highly experienced manager. She is well respected in the local and wider communities. Her commitment and passion is aimed at positive outcomes for children. The tumuaki is highly collaborative and builds leadership opportunities for teachers to be leaders for learning. The daily operations are managed well. Policies and procedures are reviewed and updated regularly. An annual plan is in place. The tumuaki provides monthly reporting to inform governance. Milestone reports are also provided to the Ministry of Education regarding the start-up funding from the Targeted Assistance for Participation Fund. This funding enabled the centre to create more places for children, in particular those from the neighbouring communities of Insoll and Enderley. Children benefit from an education that is constantly monitored for improvements.

Key Next Steps

The centre does not have a strategic plan. Management is developing a strategic plan to identify the centre future goals and priorities. An action plan will enable them to monitor and report on the progress of their strategic goals.

The centre does not have planned approach to build leadership. The centre would benefit from a planned approach to foster centre succession and sustainability.

3 Recommendations

  • Centre to complete strategic and action plans

  • Centre to take a plan approach to building leadership for succession planning and sustainability.

4 Management Assurance on Legal Requirements

During the review, ERO looked at the service’s systems for managing the following areas that have a potentially high impact on children's wellbeing:

  • emotional safety (including positive guidance and child protection)

  • physical safety (including supervision; sleep procedures; accidents; medication; hygiene; excursion policies and procedures)

  • suitable staffing (including qualification levels; police vetting; teacher registration; ratios)

  • evacuation procedures and practices for fire and earthquake.

All early childhood services are required to promote children's health and safety and to regularly review their compliance with legal requirements.

5 Next Review

When is ERO likely to review the service again?

The next ERO review of Te Kōhao Kōhungahunga will be in three years.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Deputy Chief Review Officer Māori

31 August 2017 

Information about the Early Childhood Service 

Location

Hamilton

Ministry of Education profile number

46625

Licence type

Education & Care Service

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

50 children, including up to 25 aged under 2

Service roll

56

Gender composition

Girls 31

Boys 25

Ethnic composition

Māori

100%

Percentage of qualified teachers

80%

Reported ratios of staff to children

Under 2

1:5

Meets minimum requirements

Over 2

1:9

Meets minimum requirements

Review team on site

July 2017

Date of this report

31 August 2017

Most recent ERO report(s)

NA