Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Nga Uri A Maui - 26/04/2012

1. He Whakamārama

Te Whānuitanga Atu

E aromātai ana te arotake Te Aho Matua i te kounga o te mātauranga e whakawhiwhia ana ki ngā ākonga, me te whakahaere a te poari ki te whakarato i ngā ratonga mātauranga.

Ka tino whai hua ki te whānau te pūrongo i te aromātai e whakaatu mai ana i ngā painga ake i ngā akoranga o ngā ākonga, i te wā e whakarato ana ngā pūrongo i ngā tino mōhiohio e pā ana ki ngā putanga hua ki ngā ākonga.

Ngā Kōrero e pā ana ki te Kura

Kei hea

Kei Tūranga-nui-a-Kiwa

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

Te tūmomo kura

1672

He kura hiato (Tau 1- 13)

Ngā kaiako: mai i te rārangi ā-kura ētahi atu te maha o ngā kaiako

10.10 1 9

Te rārangi ā-kura

117

Hononga ā-iwi

Māori 117

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro 60

Tama tāne 57

Ngā Āhua Motuhake

Te Aho Matua

Te wā i te kura te rōpū Arotake

Mahuru 2011

Te rā o tēnei pūrongo

Paenga-whāwhā 2012

Ngā pūrongo o mua a te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga Te Aho Matua, Pipiri 2008

Arotake Tāpiri Te Aho Matua, Pipiri 2006

Arotake Tāpiri Te Aho Matua, Whiringa-ā-rangi 2004

2. Te Whakarāpopototanga Te Aho Matua

Kia ū ai tātou ki te pupuri i te aka matua o te mātauranga,

kia tae atu ngā tamariki ki te Toi Huarewa,

kia tū pakari ai, tū rangatira ai, ā tātou tamariki

hei raukura mō te iwi.

Ko te tirohanga o te whānau me ngā kaiako ki Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Uri a Māui, kia ū ai ā rātou ākonga ki te pupuri i ngā tino uaratanga o te taunaki taketake a te kura. Ka āhei, ka hāpai hoki tēnei i ngā ākonga ki te eke ki tō rātou pūmanawatanga, kia manawa whakahī ai rātou, me tō rātou iwi ki ō rātou whakatutukitanga.

I tēnei wā, he tumuaki whakakapi tō te kura. He maha ngā rerekētanga ki ngā tūranga kaimahi, puta noa i te tau kua hipa, ā, kua tino piki ake te tatauranga o te rārangi ā-kura, whai muri mai i te arotake o mua. I tēnei wā, e ahu whakamua ana te whānau me ngā kaimahi ki te whakawhanake i tētahi kaupapa whakaako, kaupapa akoranga hou, e kīia ana, ko Te Ngu o Te Wheke. Ka tīmata te kura ki te hanga i ētahi akomanga hou, ētahi rauhanga hou hoki mō ngā ākonga o te wharekura. E noho pūmau ana te whānau ki te whakapai tonu i te kura, ā, kua whakamanatia rātou ki te whai wāhi ki ngā whakahaeretanga ki ngā taumata katoa o te kura.

I whakarite ngātahi te whānau me te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i te reo Māori hei kaupapa mō tēnei aromātai. Ka tāutuhia e te hāpori o te kura ngā tino whāinga me ngā putanga e tūmanakohia ana.

E whakahaerehia ana Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Uri a Māui i runga i ngā mātāpono o Te Aho Matua. Ka whakarato te whānau me ngā kaimahi i te whānuitanga o ngā wheako akoranga, hei akiaki i ngā ākonga ki te tū hei rangatira o Te Tai Rāwhiti ā tōna wā.

Ka aro te titiro ki te whakatakoto i te mōhiotanga o ngā ākonga ki Te Aho Matua, me te tuitui i ngā mātāpono o Te Aho Matua ki ngā āhuatanga katoa o te kura. E tūmanako ana te whānau, kia mau ngā ākonga ki ngā uaratanga me ngā whakapono Māori i tuku iho ai, hei taonga tuku iho anō hoki ki ngā whakatupuranga kei te haere mai.

Ka ako ngā ākonga i ngā tikanga e whai wāhi nui ana ki Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Uri a Māui.

Ka ako, ka whakamahi hoki ngā ākonga i te whānuitanga o ngā karakia, ngā waiata, ngā mōteatea, me ngā haka hei whakaatu i tō rātou mōhiotanga ki te whānau, te hapū, me te iwi.

Ka rangahau ngā ākonga, ā, ka whakapuaki hoki rātou i ā rātou kitenga.

Ka whakapuaki ngā ākonga i ā rātou akoranga ki ō rātou hoa, ki te whānau, ki ngā kaumātua, me te hāpori.

He harikoa te āhua o ngā ākonga, ā, ka whai wāhi hoki rātou ki te taiao akoranga.

Ka whai hua ngā taunekeneke a ngā ākonga hei tuakana, hei taina.

Ka ngākau nui ngā ākonga ki te haere ki te kura.

E rumakina ana ngā ākonga ki te reo Māori, ka rongo i te reo e kōrerohia ana, ā, ka kōrero hoki rātou i te reo.

Ka whakamahi ngā ākonga i te hangarau, hei hāpai i ā rātou akoranga o te reo Māori.

Ka whai wāhi ngā ākonga ki te whānuitanga o ngā whakawhitinga kōrero, tae atu ki ngā kōrero ōkawa, ngā kōrero ōpaki, me te tū hoki ki mua i te whakaminenga.

Ka whakaatu ngā ākonga i te manawa whakahī ki tō rātou tuakiri hei whānau Māori, hei hapū Māori, hei iwi Māori hoki.

Ka tae atu ngā ākonga ki te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo huihuinga Māori o te whānau, te hapū, me te iwi.

He harikoa ngā ākonga ki te taiao akoranga o te whānau.

He manawa whakahī tō ngā ākonga mō ā rātou whakatutukitanga.

Ka whakamātau, ka whakatinana hoki ngā ākonga i ngā tikanga o te Tai Rāwhiti, me tōna pānga ki tō rātou taiao.

E mōhio ana ngā ākonga ki ō rātou tūranga, ā rātou kawenga mahi hoki hei kaitiaki.

Ka ako ngā ākonga i te tātai arorangi.

Whakaritenga Whaimuri

Tērā ka whakahaeretia e te Tari Arotake Mātauranga te arotake whai muri, i roto i ngā tau e toru.

3. Te Whakapuakitanga

Te Tauāki Putanga o Te Aho Matua

Ka whakahaerehia Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Uri a Māui i runga i ngā tikanga me ngā mātāpono o Te Aho Matua. Ka mahi ngātahi te whānau me ngā kaiako ki te whakarato i te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo wheako whakaako, akoranga hoki kia āhei ai ngā ākonga ki te eke angitu, me te whakatutuki i ō rātou pūmanawa, puta noa i ngā taha ā-tangata, ā-wairua, ā-hinengaro, ā-tinana hoki. Ka oke rātou ki te āta whakarite i te mōhio o ngā ākonga ki ngā mātauranga, ngā uaratanga, me ngā whakapono e tika ana, hei ārahi i ā rātou akoranga ā meāke nei, me ō rātou whanaketanga hoki.

Te Tirohanga Te Aho Matua a te Whānau

Kia ū ai tātou ki te pupuri i te aka matua o te mātauranga,

  • kia tae atu ngā tamariki ki te Toi Huarewa,
  • kia tū pakari ai, tū rangatira ai, ā tātou tamariki
  • hei raukura mō te iwi.

Te Kaupapa o te Aromātai

Ko te kaupapa aromātai mō tēnei arotake, ko te reo Māori. I whiriwhiri te tumuaki whakakapi me te poari i te reo Māori hei kaupapa aromātai, nō te mea, ko te aronga o te kura whānui i tēnei wā, ko te whakatairanga i ngā paetae ākonga i roto i te reo Māori.

4. Ngā Whakaaturanga Aromātai o ngā Kaupapa

Ngā Tino Uaratanga

E whakawhanake ana ngā ākonga hei kaikōrero, hei kaipānui, hei kaiwhakaatu, hei kaituhi hoki o te reo Māori.

Te Ira Tangata

Ka whakaatu ngā kaiako me te hāpori whānui i te tino manaaki, te tino tautoko hoki ki ngā ākonga. Ka whakaatu ngā ākonga i ngā whaiaro papai ki te ako. Ka ū pai ngā ākonga ki te whanaungatanga ki waenganui i a rātou anō, ki ngā kaiako, ā, ki te hāpori hoki o te kura. Ka whakatakoto ētahi ākonga i ngā whāinga akoranga, ā, ka kawe hoki i ngā mahi ki te ako i ngā tikanga, pērā i te karakia me te taki waiata. He harikoa ngā pūrongo a ngā mātua me ngā kaiako mō te ngākau nui o ngā ākonga ki te ako.

Ka mau pūmau ngā ākonga ki ngā whakaritenga motuhake e pā ana ki te ahurea o te kura me ngā mahi hei kaitiaki. Ka kawe rātou i ngā mahi hei manaaki i te mauri o te kaupapa whakaako, akoranga hoki o Te Ngu o Te Wheke.

Ka whai wāhi mātātoa te hāpori o te kura ki te whakanui i ngā kaupapa whakahirahira. Ko ngā mema o te whānau e mātau ana ki ētahi tūmomo āhuatanga, ka whai wāhi atu ki te āwhina i te whakaako me te ako. Ka whai wāhi nui hoki rātou ki te whakatauira me te whakapūmau i ngā aria me ngā whakaritenga o ngā tikanga o te takiwā, hei hāpai i ngā akoranga me te tupu o ngā ākonga.

Ka ako ngā ākonga i ngā tikanga e whai wāhi nui ana ki Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Uri a Māui.

Ka ako, ka whakamahi hoki ngā ākonga i te whānuitanga o ngā karakia, ngā waiata, ngā mōteatea, me ngā haka, hei whakaatu i tō rātou mōhiotanga ki te whānau, te hapū, me te iwi.

Ka rangahau ngā ākonga, ā, ka whakapuaki i ā rātou kitenga.

Ka whakapuaki ngā ākonga i ā rātou akoranga ki ō rātou hoa, ki te whānau, ki ngā kaumātua, me te hāpori.

Āhuatanga Ako

Ka whakamahi ngā kaiako i te whānuitanga pai o ngā rautaki whakaako, hei hāpai i ngā ākonga ki te ako i te reo Māori. Ko ētahi o ēnei, ko te whakaako hei rōpū nui, hei rōpū iti anō hoki, ko te whakawhiti whakaaro a tētahi ki tētahi, me te whakamahi i ngā rauemi akoranga hei whakatairanga i ngā hōtaka o te akomanga. E tino pēnei ana mō te whakaako i te reo ā-waha, te reo tuhituhi, me te pānui. Ko ngā matea me ngā āheinga o ngā ākonga i roto i te pānui, e mōhio paitia ana e ngā kaiako. Ka whakamahi ngā kaiako i ngā rautaki aromatawai ōpaki, hei aroturuki, hei hāpai hoki i te ahunga whakamua a ngā ākonga i roto i te reo tuhituhi me te reo ā-waha.

Kua tīmata te whakawhanake ake o tētahi kōkiritanga whakaako, akoranga hou, puta noa i te whānuitanga o te kura. Ko Te Ngu o Te Wheke te marautanga o te kura ake. E hihiri ana te whānau o te kura ki ngā whai wāhitanga ka pupū ake mā tēnei hōtaka hou, ki te whakaaro huritao, te whakamihi, me te whakanui hoki i te horopaki ā-hāpori o te kura, me ngā iwi, ngā hapū hoki o te Tai Rāwhiti. He tino aronga ki tēnei hōtaka, ki te ako i te hāpori o te kura, tae atu ki ngā whānau, ngā hapū, me ngā iwi. He aronga anō hoki ki te ako i te taiao māori. Ko ngā tino tīpuna me ā rātou mahi rangatira, ngā ariā akoranga ki tēnei kōkiritanga hou.

Ka whakatakotohia, ka whakamōhiotia e ngā kaiako ngā tino tūmanako e pā ana ki te whanonga me te ako mō ngā ākonga. E mōhio ana ngā ākonga ki te aronga me te paearu o ngā taumahi akoranga, me ngā mahi kei mua tonu i a rātou. Ka aro te nuinga o ngā ākonga ki ngā mahi ki ngā akomanga. E arotahi ana rātou ki te ako, ā, he pukumahi rātou i ngā wā akoranga.

He harikoa te āhua o ngā ākonga, ā, ka whai wāhi hoki rātou ki te taiao akoranga.

Ka whai hua ngā taunekeneke a ngā ākonga hei tuakana, hei taina.

Ka ngākau nui ngā ākonga ki te haere ki te kura.

Te wāhanga hei whakawhanake

Me whakarite te whānau me ngā kaimahi, i te hāngaitanga o te kaupapa whakaako, akoranga hoki o Te Ngu o Te Wheke, ki ngā kaupapa here me ngā aratohu tukanga o te kura. Kua āta tāutuhia ki te tūtohinga, te aronga ki te arotake i te marautanga, ā, me whakamahi hei ārahi i te arotakenga, te whakarerekē haere, me te whakatinanatanga o te marautanga. Me whakarite te whānau me ngā kaimahi, i te tino hāngaitanga o tēnei whanaketanga marau, ki Te Marautanga o Aotearoa, hei tuhinga tūāpapa marautanga mō te kura.

Te Reo Māori

Kua whakaritea te aronga ki te whānuitanga o te kura, ki te whakatairanga i ngā paetae ākonga ki te reo Māori. Kua whakawhanakehia e ngā kaiako ngā mahere ā-kaupapa, ā, ko te whakatairanga i te whakawhanaketanga reo o ngā ākonga te whāinga. Ka arotahi, ka whakamahere hoki ngā kaiako ki te whakawhanake i te āheinga o ngā ākonga ki te whakamahi i ngā kīwaha, ngā whakataukī, me ngā pepeha, hei āhuatanga tonu o tō rātou whakawhanaketanga i roto i te reo Māori.

He aronga anō hoki ki te whakapai i te whakamahinga a ngā ākonga i te wetereo, me tō rātou āheinga ki te rangahau me te whakaatu i ō rātou whakaaro. Ka ako, ka whakapuaki hoki ngā ākonga i ngā karakia, ngā mōteatea, me ngā waiata. Ka tautoko ngā kaiako i ngā ākonga, ki te ako i ngā tino kupu mā ngā hōtaka akoranga e hāngai pai ana ki te ariā o ngā akoranga. Ko te tino whāinga o ngā kaiako me te whānau, ko te hāpai, te whakanui, me te whakamana hoki i te reo o Ngāti Porou. Ka whakamahi ngā kaiako i ngā hangarau ka hāpai i te whakaako me te ako i te reo Māori. Ka hāpai ngā kaumātua i ngā kaiako ki te aroturuki i te ahunga whakamua a ngā ākonga i roto i te reo tuhituhi, te reo ā-waha anō hoki.

Ko te kaupapa whakaako o tēnei wā, arā Te Ngu o Te Wheke, e aro nui ana ki ngā kōrero o te hāpori e pā ana ki ngā Mareikura, ngā Whatukura, me ngā tīpuna, pērā i a Māui-tikitiki-a-Taranga, hei hāpai i ngā whakaakoranga me ngā akoranga o te reo Māori. Ka whakakoro rātou ki te whakahono i ngā tīpuna rongonui o te Tai Rāwhiti, ki ngā whakaakoranga me ngā akoranga o te reo Māori, ā, ki ngā ākonga hoki mā te whakapapa. E whai pānga ana ngā whakaakoranga me ngā akoranga, ki ngā whānau, ngā hapū, me ngā iwi o ngā ākonga.

E rumakina ana ngā ākonga ki te reo Māori, ka rongo i te reo e kōrerohia ana, ā, ka kōrero hoki rātou i te reo.

Ka whakamahi ngā ākonga i te hangarau, hei hāpai i ā rātou akoranga o te reo Māori.

Ka whai wāhi ngā ākonga ki te whānuitanga o ngā whakawhitinga kōrero, tae atu ki ngā kōrero ōkawa, ngā kōrero ōpaki, me te tū hoki ki mua i te whakaminenga.

Te wāhanga hei whakawhanake

Me whakarite ngā kaiako, ki te whakaemi, te tātari, me te whakamārama i ngā hōtuku aromatawai o te kounga pai, mō te ahunga whakamua o ia ākonga, i roto i te reo tuhituhi me te reo ā-waha.

Ngā Iwi

Ko ngā wheako whakaako me ngā wheako akoranga o ngā ākonga, e hāngai ana ki te ao Māori me te ao whānui.

Ko te harakeke te aronga o te whakaako me te ako mō ngā ākonga inātata nei. Kua hāpaitia ngā ākonga ki te ako i tōna whakahirahiratanga ki ngā tāngata o te Tai Rāwhiti. Ko ngā ringa rehe e mātau ana ki te whakamahi i te harakeke, me ōna tikanga, āna whakaritenga hoki, kua whai wāhi atu ki ngā hōtaka whakaako. Kua tūhura, kua mahi hoki ngā ākonga i ngā tino tikanga, ngā tino whakaritenga e pā ana ki te harakeke. E tino mōhiotia ana ēnei e rātou. Kua ako ngā ākonga i ngā karakia, ngā waiata, me ngā pūrākau e pā ana ki te harakeke. Kua ako hoki ngā ākonga i te āhua o ngā mahi o nehe, ki te kohikohi me te whakariterite i te harakeke.

Kua whai wāhi atu ngā ākonga ki te maha o ngā haerenga, puta noa i te kura, ki roto i te hāpori, ā, kia tua atu anō hoki. He maha ngā pūtake mō ēnei haerenga, tae atu ki a Tamararo, hei wheako i ngā tino whakaaturanga kapa haka, ngā hākinakina, me te haere ki te hui ā-motu o Te Matatini. Ka whakawhanake ngā ākonga i tō rātou mōhiotanga ki ō rātou whakapapa ā-whānau, ā-hapū, ā-iwi hoki.

Kua ako hoki ētahi o ngā ākonga i ngā tauira me ngā toi Māori, mā te tūhura i ngā kōwhaiwhai, me tōna pūtake, ōna tikanga hoki. Ko ngā hononga ā-whānau, ā-hapū, ā-iwi, ka tūhuratia, ā, ka whakanuia.

Ka whakaatu ngā ākonga i te manawa whakahī ki tō rātou tuakiri hei whānau Māori, hei hapū Māori, hei iwi Māori hoki.

Ka tae atu ngā ākonga ki te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo huihuinga Māori o te whānau, te hapū, me te iwi.

He harikoa ngā ākonga ki te taiao akoranga o te whānau.

He manawa whakahī tō ngā ākonga mō ā rātou whakatutukitanga.

Te Ao

Ka ako ngā ākonga i te ao māori me te taiao.

He aronga ā-kaupapa tā ngā kaimahi me te whānau ki ngā whakaakoranga me ngā akoranga e pā ana ki te Ao. Ko ētahi o ngā ariā akoranga nō nā tata tonu nei, ko Te Pārekereke, ā, i ako ngā ākonga i te takenga mai o te kumara, me tōna whakahirahiratanga ki te Māori, me tōna tino hononga ki ngā iwi o te Tai Rāwhiti.

I whakarato ngā hōtaka whakaako i ngā whai wāhitanga mō ngā ākonga ki te ako i Ngā Ahorangi Whetū. Nā te aronga ki te arorangi me te kāhui whetū o Matariki, i āta kite ngā ākonga i te whakahirahiratanga o ngā whetū ki ngā iwi o te Tai Rāwhiti. E ako ngā ākonga i ngā tikanga e pā ana ki te whakatere waka mā ngā whetū, me te hononga ki waenganui i a Matariki, te maramataka, me te whakatō, te hauhake māra, hoki ki te Tai Rāwhiti.

Ko te kaupapa Māori Hīkoi Whenua, i whakawhānui ake i te tirohanga o ngā ākonga ki te ao. I ako ngā ākonga i ngā tino tīpuna o Ngāti Porou, me ā rātou mahi rangatira. Ko ngā haerenga ki ngā marae i whakatūturu anō hoki i ngā akoranga i hāngai ai ki te reo me ngā tikanga. Nā te tūhura i te rōpū o Ngā Tamatoa, me te whakawhiti kōrero mō ngā whakakoro ā-tōrangapū, ā-tangata hoki o tēnei rōpū, i whakaako ki ngā ākonga i te āhua o te noho pūmau, te whakapuaki hoki o te tino rangatiratanga. Kua whai wāhitanga hoki ngā ākonga ki te ako i te Tiriti o Waitangi, me te whai pānga o tēnei tuhinga tūāpapa ki a Māori me te Karauna.

Ka whakamātau, ka whakatinana hoki ngā ākonga i ngā tikanga o te Tai Rāwhiti, me tōna pānga ki tō rātou taiao.

E mōhio ana ngā ākonga ki ō rātou tūranga, ā rātou kawenga mahi hoki hei kaitiaki.

Ka ako ngā ākonga i te tātai arorangi.

5. Ngā Taunakitanga

Hei whakapai i āhua o āna mahi, me tahuri te poari ki te:

  • whakarato tonu i te hōhonutanga, te haere tonutanga hoki o te akoranga ngaio me te whakawhanaketanga ngaio ki te katoa o ngā kaiako me ngā mema o te whānau, mō Te Marautanga o Aotearoa;
  • whakarato i te hōhonutanga, te haere tonutanga hoki o te whakawhanaketanga ngaio me ngā mahi whakangungu ki te katoa o ngā kaiako me ngā mema o te whānau, mō Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori;
  • whai i ngā aratohu tukanga i tuhia ai mō te arotake marautanga, i runga i tēnā i tāutuhia ai ki te tūtohinga o te kura.

6. Whakaritenga Whaimuri

Tērā ka whakahaeretia e te Tari Arotake Mātauranga te arotake whai muri, i roto i ngā tau e toru.

 

Ani Rolleston

Kaiwhakahaere ā-Motu mō ngā Ratonga Arotake Māori (Te Uepū ā-Motu)

26 Paenga-whäwhä 2012

 

1. Background

Introduction

A Te Aho Matua review evaluates the quality of education received by students and the performance of the Board of Trustees in providing education services.

Reported evaluation of improvements in student learning will be most useful to a board where the board is able to provide reliable achievement information.

About the Kura

Location

Gisborne

Ministry of Education profile number

1672

Kura type

Composite (Years 1-13)

Teaching staff: Roll generated entitlement Other Number of teachers

10.10 1 9

Roll number

117

Ethnic composition

Māori 117

Gender composition

Boys 57

Girls 60

Special features

Te Aho Matua

Review team on site

September 2011

Date of this report

April 2012

Previous ERO reports

Te Aho Matua Review, June 2008

Supplementary Te Aho Matua Review, June 2006

Supplementary Te Aho Matua Review, November 2004

2. Te Aho Matua Summary

Kia ū ai tātou ki te pupuri i te aka matua o te mātauranga,

kia tae atu ngā tamariki ki te Toi Huarewa,

kia tū pakari ai, tū rangatira ai, ā tātou tamariki

hei raukura mō te iwi.

The vision for the whānau and kaiako of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Uri a Māui is for their students to be steadfast in upholding the core values of the kura mission statement. This will enable and support students to reach their full potential so that they and their iwi will be proud of their achievements.

The kura currently has an acting principal. There have been many staff changes over the recent past and there has been a significant increase to the kura roll since the previous review. The whānau and staff are currently working toward developing a new teaching and learning kaupapa, Te Ngu o Te Wheke. The kura is about to start building new classrooms and facilities for wharekura students. The whānau is committed to ongoing improvement at the kura and they are empowered to contribute in many levels of kura operations.

The whānau and ERO negotiated te reo Māori as the kaupapa for this evaluation. Specific objectives and expected outcomes are defined by the kura community.

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Uri a Māui operates in accordance with the principles of Te Aho Matua. The whānau and staff provide a range of learning experiences to encourage students to become future leaders of Te Tai Rāwhiti.

Emphasis is placed on creating student awareness of Te Aho Matua and integrating the principles of Te Aho Matua into the life of the kura. The whānau hopes students hold on to traditional Māori values and beliefs, which can then be passed on to future generations.

Students learn tikanga concepts that are important to Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Uri a Māui.

Students learn and use a range of karakia, waiata, mōteatea and haka to show their knowledge of whānau, hapū and iwi.

Students research and share their findings.

Students share learning with peers, whānau, kaumātua and the community.

Students appear happy and involved in the learning environment.

Students interact positively as tuakana and taina.

Students willingly attend kura.

Students are immersed in te reo Māori, hear it spoken and speak it themselves.

Students use technology to support their learning of te reo Māori.

Students engage in a range of verbal exchanges including formal, informal and to an audience.

Students exhibit pride in their Māori whānau, hapū and iwi identity.

Students attend a range of Māori whānau, hapū and iwi events.

Students are happy in the whānau learning environment.

Students are proud of their achievements.

Students practice and apply local Te Tai Rāwhiti tikanga as it applies to their environment.

Students know about their roles and responsibilities as kaitiaki.

Students learn about Māori cosmology.

Future Action

ERO is likely to carry out the next review in three years.

3. Introduction

Te Aho Matua Outcome Statement

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Uri a Māui operates in accordance with the philosophy and principles of Te Aho Matua. The whānau and kaiako work collaboratively to provide a wide range of teaching and learning experiences that allow students to achieve success and realise their potential across cultural, spiritual, academic and physical dimensions. They strive to ensure students are equipped with the necessary knowledge, values and beliefs to guide their future learning and development.

Whānau Te Aho Matua Vision

Kia ū tahi ai tātou ki te pupuri i te aka matua o te mātauranga, kia tae atu ngā tamariki ki te Toi Huarewa, kia tū pakari ai, tū rangatira ai, ā tātou tamariki hei raukura mō te iwi.

Evaluation Kaupapa

The evaluation kaupapa for this review is te reo Māori.The acting principal and the board of trustees selected te reo Māori as their evaluation kaupapa because of the current kura wide focus on raising student achievement in te reo Māori.

4. Evaluation KaupapaFindings

Ngā Tino Uaratanga

Students are developing as speakers, readers, presenters and writers of te reo Māori.

Te Ira Tangata

Kaiako and the wider community show genuine care and support for students. Students demonstrate positive attitudes to learning. Students maintain good relationships with each other, with kaiako and the kura community. Some students set learning goals and take responsibility for learning tikanga practices such as karakia and leading waiata. Parents and kaiako report positively about student’s enthusiasm for learning.

Students uphold unique kura cultural and kaitiaki practices. They take responsibility for caring for the mauri of the teaching and learning kaupapa of Te Ngu o Te Wheke.

The kura community takes an active role in celebrating important events. Whānau members, with expertise in certain areas, are involved in helping with teaching and learning. They also play a significant role in modelling and upholding local tikanga concepts and practices in support of student learning and growth.

  • Students learn tikanga concepts that are important to Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Uri a Māui.
  • Students learn and use a range of karakia, waiata, mōteatea and haka to show their knowledge of whānau, hapū and iwi.
  • Students research and share their findings.
  • Students share learning with peers, whānau, kaumātua and the community.

Āhuatanga Ako

Teachers use a good variety of teaching techniques to support students to learn te reo Māori. These include large and small group teaching, one to one conferencing and using learning resources to enhance class programmes. This is particularly so for teaching oral and written language and reading. Student’s needs and abilities in reading are well known by kaiako. Teachers use informal assessment techniques to monitor and support student progress in written and oral language.

A new school wide teaching and learning initiative has begun to develop. Te Ngu o Te Wheke is the local curriculum of the kura. The kura whānau is excited about the possibilities this new programme provides for reflecting, acknowledging and celebrating the local context of the kura, the local iwi and hapū of Te Tai Rāwhiti. There is a clear focus in this programme of learning about the kura community including whānau, hapū and iwi. There is also a focus on learning about the natural environment. Significant ancestors and their deeds are themes of learning in this new initiative.

Kaiako set and make known to students clear expectations for behaviour and learning. Students know the focus and intent of learning activities and the task ahead. Most students are on task in class. They are focussed on learning and are busy during class times.

  • Students appear happy and involved in the learning environment.
  • Students interact positively as tuakana and taina.
  • Students willingly attend kura.

Area for development

The whānau and staff need to ensure that the teaching and learning kaupapa Te Ngu o Te Wheke reflects kura policy and procedural guidelines. The direction for curriculum review is well defined in the charter and should be used as the guide for curriculum review, adjustment and implementation. The whānau and staff need to ensure that this curriculum development is closely aligned to Te Marautanga o Aotearoa as the foundation curriculum document for the kura.

Te Reo Māori

There is a planned school wide focus on raising student’s achievement in te reo Māori. Kaiako have developed kaupapa plans that aim to enhance student’s language development. Kaiako focus on and plan for developing student’s capability to use kīwaha, whakatauki and pepeha as part of their te reo Māori development.

There is also a focus on improving student’s use of grammar and their ability to research and present ideas. Students learn about and recite karakia, mōteatea and waiata. Kaiako support students to learn specific vocabulary within learning programmes that relate well to the theme of learning. Kaiako and whānau aim specifically to support, celebrate and promote te reo o Ngāti Porou. Kaiako use technology to support te reo Māori teaching and learning. Kaumātua support kaiako to monitor student progress in written and oral language.

The current teaching kaupapa, Te Ngu o Te Wheke, places an emphasis on using local stories of Mareikura, Whatukura and ancestors such as Māui Tikitiki-a-Taranga to support teaching and learning in te reo Māori. They endeavour to link Tairawhiti ancestors of significance to teaching and learning in te reo Māori and to the students who connect with these tipuna through whakapapa. Teaching and learning is relevant to student’s whānau, hapū and iwi.

  • Students are immersed in te reo Māori, hear it spoken and speak it themselves.
  • Students use technology to support their learning of te reo Māori.
  • Students engage in a range of verbal exchanges including verbal, formal, informal and to an audience.

Area for development

The kaiako must ensure that they gather, analyse and interpret good quality assessment data about the progress of individual students in written and oral language.

Ngā Iwi

Teaching and learning experiences for students are based on the Māori world and the wider world.

Harakeke has been a recent focus of teaching and learning for students. The students have been supported to learn about its importance and significance to the people of Te Tai Rāwhiti. Experts in the use of harakeke and in the tikanga concepts and practices that pertain to it have been involved in teaching programmes. Specific harakeke

tikanga concepts and practices have been explored and practiced by students. These are well known to them. Students have learnt karakia, waiata and pūrākau that relate to harakeke. Students have learnt about the ways in which harakeke was traditionally gathered and prepared for use.

Students have participated in numerous trips outside of the kura both locally and further afield. These trips have been for a variety of purposes including the Tamararo to experience top level kapahaka performance, hākinakina and an excursion to the national event Te Matatini. Students develop a sense of their whānau, hapū and iwi origins.

Some students have also been learning about Māori design and motif through exploring kōwhaiwhai patterns, origins and meanings. Connections to whānau, hapū and iwi are investigated and celebrated.

  • Students exhibit pride in their Māori whānau, hapū and iwi identity.
  • Students attend a range of Māori whānau, hapū and iwi events.
  • Students are happy in the whānau learning environment.
  • Students are proud of their achievements.

Te Ao

Students learn about the natural and physical world.

The staff and whānau take a kaupapa based approach to teaching and learning about Te Ao. Recent themes of learning include Te Pārekereke where students learnt about the origins of the kumara, its importance to Māori and its symbolic and intimate relationship with the peoples of Te Tai Rāwhiti.

Teaching programmes provided students with the opportunity to learn about Ngā Ahorangi Whetū. The focus on the universe and the constellation of Matariki provided students with a unique insight into the importance of the stars to Te Tai Rāwhiti people. Students learn about traditional navigation techniques using stars and the relationship between Matariki, the calendar, and planting and harvesting on the Tairawhiti.

The kaupapa Māori Hīkoi Whenua has widened student’s perspective of the world. Students have learnt about significant ancestors of Ngāti Porou and their deeds. Marae visits helped to authenticate te reo and tikanga Māori learning. Students participate in traditional wānanga based learning. Exploring the movement of Ngā Tamatoa and discussing the political and social endeavours of this group has taught students about maintaining and expressing tino rangatiratanga. Students have had opportunities to learn about Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the relevance of this foundation document to Māori and to the Crown.

  • Students practice and apply local Tairawhiti tikanga as it applies to their environment.
  • Students know about their roles and responsibilities as kaitiaki.
  • Students learn about Māori cosmology.

5. Recommendations

In order to improve its performance the board should:

  • provide further in-depth and ongoing professional learning and development to all kaiako and whānau members in Te Marautanga o Aotearoa
  • provide in-depth and ongoing professional development and training in Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori to all kaiako and whānau members
  • follow the documented procedural guidelines for curriculum review as defined in the kura charter.

6. Future Action

ERO is likely to carry out the next review in three years.

 

Ani Rolleston

National Manager Review Services Māori (Te Uepū ā-Motu)

26 April 2012

 

26 April 2012

To the Parents and Community of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Uri A Māui

These are the findings of the Education Review Office’s latest report on Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Uri A Māui.

Kia ū ai tātou ki te pupuri i te aka matua o te mātauranga,

kia tae atu ngā tamariki ki te Toi Huarewa,

kia tū pakari ai, tū rangatira ai, ā tātou tamariki

hei raukura mō te iwi.

The vision for the whānau and kaiako of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Uri a Māui is for their students to be steadfast in upholding the core values of the kura mission statement. This will enable and support students to reach their full potential so that they and their iwi will be proud of their achievements.

The kura currently has an acting principal. There have been many staff changes over the recent past and there has been a significant increase to the kura roll since the previous review. The whānau and staff are currently working toward developing a new teaching and learning kaupapa, Te Ngu o Te Wheke. The kura is about to start building new classrooms and facilities for wharekura students. The whānau is committed to ongoing improvement at the kura and they are empowered to contribute in many levels of kura operations.

The whānau and ERO negotiated te reo Māori as the kaupapa for this evaluation. Specific objectives and expected outcomes are defined by the kura community.

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Uri a Māui operates in accordance with the principles of Te Aho Matua. The whānau and staff provide a range of learning experiences to encourage students to become future leaders of Te Tai Rāwhiti.

Emphasis is placed on creating student awareness of Te Aho Matua and integrating the principles of Te Aho Matua into the life of the kura. The whānau hopes students hold on to traditional Māori values and beliefs, which can then be passed on to future generations.

Students learn tikanga concepts that are important to Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Uri a Māui.

Students learn and use a range of karakia, waiata, mōteatea and haka to show their knowledge of whānau, hapū and iwi.

Students research and share their findings.

Students share learning with peers, whānau, kaumātua and the community.

Students appear happy and involved in the learning environment.

Students interact positively as tuakana and taina.

Students willingly attend kura.

Students are immersed in te reo Māori, hear it spoken and speak it themselves.

Students use technology to support their learning of te reo Māori.

Students engage in a range of verbal exchanges including formal, informal and to an audience.

Students exhibit pride in their Māori whānau, hapū and iwi identity.

Students attend a range of Māori whānau, hapū and iwi events.

Students are happy in the whānau learning environment.

Students are proud of their achievements.

Students practice and apply local Te Tai Rāwhiti tikanga as it applies to their environment.

Students know about their roles and responsibilities as kaitiaki.

Students learn about Māori cosmology.

Future Action

ERO is likely to carry out the next review in three years.

Review Coverage

ERO reviews do not cover every aspect of school performance and each ERO report may cover different issues. The aim is to provide information on aspects that are central to student achievement and useful to this school.

If you would like a copy of the full report, please contact the school or see the ERO web page, http://www.ero.govt.nz.

 

Ani Rolleston

National Manager Review Services Māori (Te Uepū ā-Motu)