Te Kōhanga Reo ki Ōhau - 02/12/2014

1 Te Aromātai a te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Te Kōhanga Reo ki Ōhau te whare whakaruruhau

Matawhaura te maunga

Te Arawa te iwi

Te Arawa te waka

Te Reo Rangatira te māuri o te mana Māori

E tū pātata ana Te Kōhanga Reo ki Ōhau ki Te Kura o Whangamarino, ki te Tāheke o Okere, ā, e kitea ana a Rotoiti, a Rotorua. He kārangarangatanga te nuinga o te whānau nō Ngāti Pikiao. I te wā o te arotake i hiahia te whānau kia mōhio:

He pēwhea te tū a ngā tamariki ki te whakaāhua i te māiatanga me te mōhiotanga mō tō rātou tuakiritanga?

He māia, he mōhio hoki ngā tamariki ki a rātou anō me ō rātou hononga ki ngā iwi. He maha ngā wā ka whai wāhi atu ngā tamariki ki te whakatōmene, ki te ātamai me te ako i ngā tohu whenua me ngā kōrero-ā-iwi. He pai te whakakoritanga me te tautokotanga o ngā tamariki ki te ako me te whakapakari i ō rātou mōhiotanga me te māiatanga mō te reo Māori. E tino kitea ana tō rātou tau me tō rātou māia i ngā wā ka ako tahi te whānau, arā, ngā wā ka wānanga tahi rātou i ngā kōrero mō te tuakiritanga me te reo.

He pai te māheretanga o te hōtaka ako e whai whakaaro nei ki te tuakiritanga me te whakapapa o Ngāti Pikiao.

Ko ngā kaingākautanga me ngā hiahia o ngā tamariki kei te pokapū o ngā whakahaere a te whānau. E whakamomori ana te whānau ki te whakatinana i ngā akoranga karamatamata me te manaakitanga e tika ana mā ngā tamariki. Mā tā rātou ū me te aronui ki ngā whakahaere whaimana e momona ake ai ngā putanga angitū mā ngā tamariki.

2 Ngā Kaupapa Motuhake o te Arotake

Te Arotahi o te Arotake

I mua o te arotake, i īnoi te whānau kia whai whakaaro ki ā rātou kaupapa motuhake mō te arotake.

Kātahi ka whakaritea ngā tino kaupapa motuhake mō te arotake, whai muri o te whakawhitiwhitinga kōrero i waenga o te rōpū arotake o te Tari Arotake Mātauranga me te whānau.

I whakaritea e te whānau ko tāna kaupapa arotahi ko:

  • Mana Whenua.

Ko te katoa o ngā arotake mātauranga ā te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i roto o ngā kōhanga reo e arotahi ana ki te kounga o te mātauranga. Ki tā te Tari Arotake Mātauranga, kei roto i tēnei ko te kounga o te:

  • arotake whaiaro ā te whānau; me te whakamahere rautaki
  • whakamāherehere hōtaka, te aromatawai me te aromātai.

Ko ngā kitenga ā te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i roto i ēnei wāhanga, kei raro iho nei.

3 Ngā Whakaaturanga

He whakamārama

He pēwhea te tū a ngā tamariki ki te whakaāhua i te māiatanga me te mōhiotanga mō tō rātou tuakiritanga?

He māia, he mōhio hoki ngā tamariki ki a rātou anō me ō rātou hononga ki ngā iwi.

Ngā wāhanga e pai ana te whakahaere

Kei te pakari haere te māiatanga me te mōhiotanga o ngā tamariki mō rātou tonu me tō rātou takenga mai. E whakatina ana te pepehā o ngā tamariki i tō rātou tuakiritanga me tō rātou ūkaipōtanga. Tērā ngā karakia, ngā waiata, ngā mihimihi me ngā whakapapa e whakamahia ana hei wheako ako mā ngā tamariki. E whai wāhi atu ana rātou ki te whakatōmene, ki te ātamai me te ako i ngā tohu whenua me ngā kōrero-ā-iwi. Ko ngā tino āhuatanga o Ngāti Pikiao kei te whakaarotia i roto i te waihangatanga o te hōtaka ako.

He pai te whakakoritanga me te tautokotanga o ngā tamariki ki te ako me te whakapakari i ō rātou mōhiotanga me te māiatanga mō te reo Māori. Ko te reo te tūāpapa o ngā akoranga mā ngā tamariki. Ka whai wāhi rātou ki te tū ki te waiata me te whakaāhua i ngā pūrākau e mōhio nei rātou. E akiakitia ana te kōrerotanga o te reo i roto i ngā kaupapa huhua.

Ko ngā kōrero paki he akoranga mā ngā tamariki e māia ai, e pakari ai hoki rātou ki te reo. E akiakitia ana ngā hui-ā-whānau i ngā tamariki ki te kōrero i te reo Māori i waenganui i a rātou anō. He pārekareka ki ngā tamariki te ako i ō rātou whakapapa mā roto mai i te reo.

E ako ana ngā tamariki ki te manaaki me te whakamataara i tō rātou ake oranga, me ngā mea e karapoti ana i a rātou. Kei te kitea tō rātou mataara mō ngā kai hauora me ngā tikanga akuaku. E whakahaeretia ana ngā tikanga whakarite ki te whakaū i ngā tikanga me ngā āhuatanga o te manaaki. E mahi tahi ana ngā tamariki me te taiao i runga i te manaakitanga me te whakaaro nui.

He takitahi te whakaāhuatanga o ētehi tamariki i tō rātou whakahīhī mō tō rātou ahurea i te kōhanga reo. Kua whakaritea ngā wāhi ako me ngā rauemi kia tukuna ai ngā āhuatanga rerekē mō ngā mea e ngakautia ana, e hiahiatia ana hoki e ngā tamariki. Ka tū rātou hei ākonga māia, motuhake hoki, ā, e mātau ana ki tō rātou ahurea.

E harikoa ana, e māhaki ana hoki ngā tamariki ki te ako i te kōhanga reo.

Te Whakamāherehere me te Aromātai

Ngā wāhanga e pai ana te whakahaere

He pai te whakahaeretanga o te kōhanga reo e ai ki ngā hiahia o ngā tamariki. E kite ana te whānau i ngā hua o te mahi tahi. E kitea ana tēnei i te pai o tā rātou whakahaere i te kōhanga reo me te whakaū anō i ngā here o te tūtohinga. He pūnaha mārama ō te whānau e arahi ana i ngā tikanga whakahaere.

Ko ngā whakatau a te whānau me ngā mahere e aropū ana ki ngā tamariki me te whakapakaritanga o te kōhanga reo me tōna oranga. Ko ngā mahere pai o ngā tino i roto i te rautaki e whakamāro ana i te tū a te whānau me tā rātou anga whakamua.

He tino pai ngā mahere o te hōtaka ako ka whakawhiwhia ki ngā tamariki hei ako mā rātou, hei whakapakari anō i a rātou. Ka whai wāhi atu ngā mema o te whānau ki te waihangatanga me te whakakaupapatanga o te hōtaka ako. E whakamatua ana te ako mā roto mai i te ao Māori. E whakaarotia ana ngā āhuatanga o Ngāti Pikiao.

Ka mātua whai ngā kaimahi i te ara e tika ana ki te whakatau mehemea e whakatutuki ana te hōtaka i ngā hiahia o ngā tamariki. Ia te wiki ka tū ngā hui arotake i runga i te whakaaro ki te whakaniko i te hōtaka ako mā ngā tamariki katoa.

Ngā wāhanga hei whakapai ake

Tērā ngā āhuatanga mō te whaiaro hei whakapakari mā te whānau e māmā ake ai te tuku o ngā kōrero mō:

  • te kokenga o ngā mahere rautaki me ngā tino mea mō te tau
  • te kounga o ngā āhuatanga whakahaere i ngā tātaritanga kaimahi, ā, me te pānga huanui ki ngā akoranga me te manaaki i ngā tamariki
  • te whakapakaritanga o ngā tikanga aromatawai mō ngā pūrongo me ngā mahere.

4 Te Whakatau a te Whānau ki ngā Wāhanga Tautukunga

Te Tirohanga Whānui

I mua o te arotake, i whakakiia e te kaipupuri raihana, te whānau, me ngā kaimahi o okiuh, tētahi Tauāki Kupu Tūturu a te Whānau o te Kōhanga me tētahi Rārangi Tātari Whaiaro. I roto i ēnei tuhinga i oati rātou, i whāia e rātou ngā huarahi whai take hei whakatutuki i ā rātou herenga ā-ture e pā ana ki:

  • ngā whakahaerenga ā te whānau
  • te hauora, te waiora me te whai oranga
  • ngā whakahaerenga kaimahi
  • ngā whakahaerenga pūtea me ngā whakahaerenga rawa.

I te wā o te arotake, i whakamātauhia e te Tari Arotake Mātauranga ngā āhuatanga i raro iho nei, i te mea he nui te pānga o ēnei ki ngā hua ka puta ki ngā tamariki:

  • te haumaru whatumanawa (tāpiri atu ko te whakatau tamariki, ko te ārai i ngā mahi whakaweti, mahi tūkino)
  • te haumaru ā-tinana (tāpiri atu ko te whakatau tamariki; ko ngā whakaritenga whakamoe, tiaki tamariki; ko ngā aituā me te whāngai rongoā; ko ngā whakaritenga akuaku; ko ngā kaupapa here me ngā tikanga haerenga whakawaho)
  • ngā tohu mātauranga me ngā whakaritenga kaimahi
  • ngā whakaritenga, tikanga hōneatanga e pā ana ki te ahi me te rū whenua.

Ko ngā wāhanga e whai ake nei, i tāutuhia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga, ā, kāore i te tutuki ngā herenga ā-ture, me whakatika e te whānau ngā mea e whai ake nei:

  1. kia whakatūturutia te whakapakaritanga o ngā kaimahi i roto i ngā rū me ngā whakatūtū ahi, tae atu ki ētehi atu whakawhiu ohorere, waihoki, ngā whakahaeretanga o ngā tikanga whakatahi. [R24 (3) Education (ECC) Regulations 2008, HS8 Licensing Criteria for Kōhanga Reo affiliated with Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust 2008]

5 Ngā Taunakitanga

Ko te taunakitanga a Te Tari Arotake, kia whakapakaritia tonutia te whaiaro ki te mātakitaki me te mahi pūronga mō te kokenga, mō te whakahaeretanga me te angitūtanga.

Hei ā hea te Tari Arotake Mātauranga arotake anō a i te kōhanga reo?

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

Lynda Pura Watson

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

2 Hakihea 2014

1 The Education Review Office (ERO) Evaluation

Te Kōhanga Reo ki Ōhau te whare whakaruruhau

Matawhaura te maunga

Te Arawa te iwi

Te Arawa te waka

Te Reo Rangatira te mauri o te Mana Māori

Most whānau members affiliate to Ngāti Pikiao. hānau wanted to know:Te Kōhanga Reo ki Ōhau is located next to Whangamarino School, Okere Falls and overlooks Lake Rotoiti, Rotorua.During the review of the kōhanga reo w

How well do children show confidence and knowledge about their identity?

Children show confidence and knowledge in who they are and their cultural connections. They receive range of opportunities to explore, inquire and learn about the local cultural landmarks and iwi history. Children are stimulated and supported well to learn and develop in knowledge and confidence with te reo Māori. Their sense of belonging and confidence is seen especially during whānau learning sessions where they share what they know about their identity and language.

Well planned programmes of learning strongly reflect Ngāti Pikiao identity and heritage.

Children’s interests and needs are at the centre of whānau management. The whānau are committed to providing the best education and care for their children. Their active involvement and focus on effective management will contribute well to ongoing successful outcomes for their children.

2 Review Priorities

The Focus of the Review

Before the review, the whānau were invited to consider its priorities for review.

The priorities for review were then determined following a discussion between the ERO review team and whānau.

The whānau chose as its focus area:

  • Mana Whenua.

All ERO education reviews in kōhanga reo focus on the quality of education. For ERO this includes the quality of:

  • whānau self review and strategic planning
  • programme planning, assessment and evaluation.

ERO’s findings in these areas are set out in the report findings.

3 Findings

Mana Whenua

Background

How well do children show confidence and knowledge about their identity?

Children show confidence and knowledge in who they are and their cultural connections.

Areas of good performance

Children are developing well in confidence and knowledge about who they are and where they come from. Daily pepeha affirm children’s identity and belonging. Karakia, waiata, mihimihi and whakapapa are regular learning experiences for children. They have many opportunities to explore, inquire and learn about the local cultural landmarks and iwi history. Key characteristics of Ngāti Pikiao are considered well in the design of children's learning programmes.

Children are stimulated and supported well to learn and develop in knowledge and confidence with te reo Māori. The language underpins all learning for children. They have opportunities to perform waiata and stories they know. Children are encouraged to use te reo Māori for a variety of situations.

Learning conversations build children’s confidence and capability with the language. Shared whānau sessions encourage children to use te reo Māori with each other. Children enjoy learning about who they are through their language.

Children learn about self care and awareness of their own wellbeing, and their surrounds. They show awareness about healthy kai and hygiene. Routines are managed well to reinforce tīkanga and aspects of self care. Children interact in their environment with respect and consideration.

Individuals show a strong sense of belonging to their kōhanga reo environment. Learning spaces are organised and resourced to provide for the diverse needs and interests of children. They move with confidence as independent learners, and know their environment well.

Children are happy and settled for learning at kōhanga reo.

Planning and Evaluation

Areas of good performance

The kōhanga reo is managed well in the interests of children. Whānau recognise the importance of working together. This is seen in the way they effectively manage their kōhanga reo and uphold charter expectations. The whānau have in place well defined systems which they use to guide management practices.

Whānau decision making and planning is focused on children, continual growth of the kōhanga reo and wellbeing. Well planned strategic priorities place the whānau in good stead with its future direction.

Children receive well planned learning programmes for their learning and development. Whānau members contribute to the design and content of the learning programme. There is strong emphasis on learning through te ao Māori. Ngāti Pikiao key characteristics are also considered.

Kaimahi take deliberate steps to identify whether the programme meets the needs of all the children. Weekly programme evaluation hui are held with a view to improving programmes of learning for all children.

Areas for development

Some aspects of self review can be strengthened so that whānau get regular information on:

  • progress with planned strategic and annual priorities
  • effective management of kaimahi appraisals, and how this is positively impacts on children’s learning and care
  • the ongoing development of assessment practice for reporting and planning.

4 Whānau Management Assurance on Compliance Areas

Overview

Before the review, the licensee, whānau and staff of the kōhanga reo completed an ERO Kōhanga Reo Assurance Statement and Self-Audit Checklist. In these documents, they have attested that they had taken all reasonable steps to meet their legislative obligations related to:

  • administration
  • health, safety and welfare
  • personnel management
  • financial and property management.

During the review, ERO checked the following items because they have a potentially high impact on outcomes for children:

  • emotional safety (including behaviour management, prevention of bullying and abuse)
  • physical safety (including behaviour management, sleeping and supervision practices; accidents and medication; hygiene and routines; travel and excursion policies and procedures)
  • staff qualifications and organisation
  • evacuation procedures and practices for fire and earthquake.

ERO identified the following areas of non-compliance:

  1. ensure that all kaimahi are trained in fire and earthquake drills, and in other emergency procedures, and that regular evacuation drills are carried out. [R24 (3) Education (ECC) Regulations 2008; HS8 Licensing Criteria for Kōhanga Reo affiliated with Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust 2008]

5 Recommendations

ERO recommends that whānau continue to strengthen self review to monitor and report on progress, management and success.

When is ERO likely to review the kōhanga reo again?

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

Lynda Pura Watson

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

2 December 2014

About the Kōhanga Reo

Location

Rotorua

Ministry of Education profile number

40125

Type

Kōhanga Reo

Number licensed for

25 including 5 under 2 years old

Roll number

19 including 4 under 2 years old

Gender composition

Girls 11

Boys 8

Ethnic composition

Māori

100%

Review team on site

August 2014

Date of this report

2 December 2014

Most recent ERO reports

Education Review

Education Review

Discretionary Review

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April 2008

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