Appendix 1: Questions to use in self review

  • How inclusive of the values and beliefs of the parents and whānau of Māori children is our philosophy statement?
  • How can we include the parents and whānau of Māori children in reviewing our service’s philosophy?
  • What evidence of our philosophy in practice do we have?
  • What is the quality and nature of the relationships in our service between management, educators and the parents, whānau of Māori children?
  • What processes do we have to find out about their hopes and aspirations?
  • How do we communicate with the parents and whānau of Māori children?
  • How do we use our self review to evaluate what is working well for Māori children and their whānau and identify what we could do to improve our practice?
  • In what ways is our curriculum bicultural? How are Māori perspectives, te reo Māori, tikanga and values included in the programme?
  • What Māori perspectives, te reo Māori, tikanga and values should we include in the programme?
  • What teaching strategies do our educators use to engage Māori children in learning and support them to become competent and capable learners?
  • How well do our assessment practices notice, recognise and respond to the strengths, interests and needs of Māori children who attend our service?
  • How genuine are our partnerships with whānau of Māori children? What do we know about the impact of these partnerships?