Te Kōhanga Reo o Awhina Te Kaahui Nohinohi - 03/09/2019

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:

  • Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira - tae atu ki te Mana Reo me te Mana Aotūroa
  • te whakamahere me te aromātai - tae atu ki te arotake whaiaro, ngā mahi whakahaere a te whānau, te whakamahere, te aromatawai me te aromātai, me te whakahaere i ngā kaimahi
  • ngā wāhanga kāhore e tutuki ana e ai ki te ture - tae atu ki te arotake whaiaro, te marautanga, me ngā pūmanawa tangata, me
  • ētahi atu tino take i tāutuhia ai whai muri i te arotake o mua.

2 Te Horopaki

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Āwhina Te Kaahui Nohinohi ki Naenae, ki Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Mai i te arotake o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga, he nui te whakarerekē haere a te whānau i ngā whakahaeretanga o te kōhanga reo. Kua whai pānga nui mai te tautoko SELO me tētahi kaiwhakahaere ngākau nui ki aua whakarerekētanga. Kua taetae atu ngā kaimahi ki ngā wānanga maha me ngā kaupapa whakangungu maha a te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo, hei whakatairanga ake i ā rātou whakaritenga.

3 Ngā Whakaaturanga

Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira

E rumakina ana ngā tamariki ki tētahi taiao reo Māori. He pakari, he mātau hoki ngā kaimahi ki te kōrero i te reo Māori. Kua whakamōhau ake i te ngākau nui o ngā kaimahi ki te kaupapa o te kōhanga reo, ā, i te ū hoki ki te reo Māori puta noa i te kōhanga reo. Ka whakawhitiwhiti kōrero ngā tamariki tuākana ki ngā kaiako mā te reo Māori. Ka whai ngā pēpi me ngā tēina i ngā tohutohu me ngā rerenga kōrero māmā o te reo Māori. Ka whakahua mai ngā tēina i ngā kupu tū tahi ki te whakawhitiwhiti kōrero ki ngā kaiako. Kua tae atu ngā kaimahi ki ngā wānanga hei hāpai i ā rātou akoranga i roto i te reo Māori. E tīmata ana ngā tamariki ki te ako i te reo Māori.

E ako ana ngā tamariki ki tētahi taiao e āta whakaritea ai hei poipoi i ō rātou matea ako. Ka whakarato ngā kaimahi i te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo taumahi ako mā ngā tamariki. Ka whakapuakihia e ngā kaimahi tētahi taiao ako pai e āta kapo atu ana i ngā ngākau nuitanga o ngā tamariki. He whiringa ā ngā tamariki i roto i ngā taumahi ako. Ka aro nui ngā kaimahi ki ngā matea me ngā ngākau nuitanga o ngā tamariki. Ka kitea te whai wāhi nui o ngā tamariki ki te ako.

Te Whakamahere me te Aromātai

He tukanga ā ngā kaimahi mō te whakamahere, te aromatawai, me te aromātai. Ko ngā aromatawai a tēnā me tēnā o ngā akoranga a ngā tamariki, e hono ana ki ngā mahere. E hāngai ana ngā mahere ki Te Whāriki, ā, ka arotahi ki te kiko o ngā kaupapa me ngā rautaki e whakatairanga ake ai i ngā māramatanga o ngā tamariki ki ētahi tino kaupapa. He muramura, he ātaahua, he hihiri anō hoki te taiao o te kōhanga reo. Kua āta whakapeto ngā kaimahi me te whānau i ō rātou wā, ō rātou manaakitanga, me ō rātou ngākau nuitanga ki te whakatairanga mārika i te taiao ako. Kei te hōriri ngā kaiako, ā, he hihiri te āhua o ngā akoranga e whakapuakihia ana e rātou. Ka whakarerekē haere rātou i te rere o ngā mahi me te āhua o ngā kaupapa mā ngā tamariki, puta noa i te rā. E arotahi ana hoki te whānau ki te whakarato i ngā wheako ako e whai pūtake ana ki ngā tamariki. E whiwhi ana ngā tamariki i ngā hua o tētahi hōtaka akoranga whakahihiri e aro nui ana ki a rātou.

Ngā wāhanga kāhore e tutuki ana, e ai ki te ture

I te pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga, tērā ētahi wāhanga kāhore i te tutuki e ai ki te ture. Heoi anō, kua whakatutukihia aua wāhanga i nāianei.

He nui ngā whakarerekētanga papai kua whakatutukihia i te kōhanga reo, nā ngā whakaritenga o te arotake whaiaro. Ko ētahi o aua tūāhuatanga, ko te whakarato i te kai ki ngā tamariki i te kōhanga reo, ko te tīni i te ārahitanga ki te taha o ngā tamariki, ko te whakatū i tētahi kaiwhakahaere hou, ā, ko te whakapakari i te hōtaka akoranga a ngā tamariki. E noho ngākau nui ana te kaiwhakahaere me te heamana o te kōhanga reo ki te ārahi i aua whakarerekētanga mō te whānau. E whai hua ana tā rātou mahi ngātahi e arotahi ana ki te atawhai i ngā tamariki. Ko te mātauranga me te atawhai o ngā tamariki te aronga matua.

E mōhio ana te whānau ki ō rātou tūranga me ā rātou kawenga mahi. He mātātoa tā rātou whai wāhi atu ki ngā whakataunga i ngā hui ā-whānau o ia marama. Ka whakapuaki te whānau i ō rātou whakaaro, ā, ka whai wāhi atu ki ngā mahi arotake i ia te wā. Kua whai hua rātou nā te tautoko i ahu mai i te kirimana SELO i roto i te kāwana me ngā mahi whakahaere i te kōhanga reo. Ko ngā tamariki kei te pūtake o ngā whakataunga ki te kōhanga reo.

E whakahaerehia ana te tukanga arohaehae e te kaiwhakahaere me te heamana o te kōhanga reo. Kua oti i ngā kaimahi ā rātou arohaehae whaiaro, hei ārahi i te haere tonutanga o tā rātou ako ngaio me tō rātou whakawhanaketanga ngaio. Haere ai ngā kaimahi ki ngā wānanga i ia te wā ki te ārahi i ā rātou whakaritenga. Kei te tākare ngā kaimahi i roto i ā rātou mahi. He pūnaha ā te kaiwhakahaere hei āta whakarite i te hāngaitanga o ngā pūkete kaimahi ki te wā. Ko ngā tamariki te aronga nui.

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:

  • arotake tonuhia e te whānau ngā whakaritenga, kia tutuki ngā whakapaitanga e whai pānga ai ki te ako a ngā tamariki.

5 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 Āwhina Te Kaahui Nohinohi i roto i te toru o ngā tau.

Gloria Takuira

Acting Toka ā-nuku

03 Mahuru, 2019

Ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te kōhanga reo

Te tūwāhi

Kei Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

64015

Te tau tohu o te kōhanga reo

09A014

Te tūmomo raihana

Te Kōhanga Reo

Kua raihanatia ki te ture

Ngā Ture Mātauranga (Ratonga Kōhungahunga) 2008

Te tokomaha mō te raihana

50, kia 12 ki raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te tokomaha kei te rārangi ingoa

42, 11 kei raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro 20

Tama 22

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

Tauiwi

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Te wā i te kōhanga reo te rōpū arotake

31 Hōngongoi 2019

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

03 Mahuru, 2019

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Pipiri 2018

Haratua 2015

Paenga-whāwhā 2012

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:

  • Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira – including Mana Reo and Mana Aotūroa
  • Planning and Evaluation – including self-review, whānau management, planning, assessment and evaluation, and personnel management
  • areas of non-compliance – including self-review, curriculum and human resources
  • and any other significant issues identified since the previous review.

2 Context

Te Kōhanga Reo o Āwhina Te Kaahui Nohinohi is in Naenae, Wellington. Since the previous ERO review, the whānau have made considerable changes to the operations of the kōhanga reo. The introduction of SELO support and a committed kaiwhakahaere have been instrumental to these changes. Kaimahi have attended several wānanga and Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust courses to enhance their practice.

3 Findings

Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira

Children are immersed in a te reo Māori environment. Kaimahi are confident and competent speakers of te reo Māori. Kaimahi have a renewed commitment to the kaupapa of kōhanga reo and the consistent use of te reo Māori throughout the kōhanga reo. Older children engage in conversations in te reo Māori with kaiako. Babies and teina follow instructions and simple sentences in te reo Māori. Teina use single words to communicate with kaiako. Kaimahi have attended wānanga to support their learning in te reo Māori. Children are beginning to learn te reo Māori.

Children learn in an environment that is organised around their learning needs. Kaimahi provide a wide range of learning activities for children. Kaimahi create a positive learning environment that captures children’s interests. Children have choice within the learning activities. Kaimahi are responsive to children’s needs and interests. Children show they are engaged learners.

Planning and Evaluation

Kaimahi have a process in place for planning, assessment and evaluation. Individual assessments of children’s learning are linked to the planning. Planning is based around Te Whāriki and focuses on content and strategies that enhances children’s understanding of certain kaupapa. The kōhanga reo environment is bright, attractive, stimulating. Kaimahi and whānau have invested time, care and dedication into enhancing the learning environment. Kaiako are energetic and provide stimulating learning. They vary the pace and activities for children during the day. Whānau are also focused on providing meaningful learning experiences for children. Children benefit from a learning programme that is responsive and exciting.

Areas of non-compliance

The areas of non-compliance identified in the previous ERO report have been addressed.

Self-review practices have led to several positive changes within the kōhanga reo. These changes include providing children with meals at kōhanga reo, a change in leadership on the floor, the appointing of a new kaiwhakahaere and strengthening the learning programme for children. The kaiwhakahaere and chairperson of the kōhanga reo are committed to leading these changes on behalf of the whānau. They have a positive working relationship focused on children’s care. Children’s education and care is the priority.

Whānau are aware of their roles and responsibilities. They actively participate in decision making at the monthly whānau hui. Whānau contribute their ideas and engage in regular review. They have benefitted from governance and management support from the SELO contract. Children are at the centre of kōhanga reo decision making.

The appraisal process is conducted by the kaiwhakahaere and chairperson of the kōhanga reo. Kaimahi have completed their self appraisal to guide their ongoing professional learning and development. Kaimahi attend wānanga regularly to support their practice. Kaimahi are enthusiastic about their work. The kaiwhakahaere has systems in place to ensure staff personnel files are current. Children are the priority.

4 Recommendation

ERO and the kōhanga reo whānau developed the following recommendation:

  • That the whānau continue to review practice to make improvements for children’s learning.

5 When is ERO likely to evaluate the kōhanga reo again?

The next ERO evaluation of Te Kōhanga Reo o Āwhina Te Kaahui Nohinohi will be in three years.

Gloria Takuira

Acting Toka ā-nuku

3 September 2019

Information about the Kōhanga Reo

Location

Wellington

Ministry of Education profile number

64015

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

09A014

Licence type

Te Kōhanga Reo

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

50 children, including up to 12 aged under 2

Kōhanga Reo roll

42 children, including 11 aged under 2

Gender composition

Girls 20

Boys 22

Ethnic composition

Māori

Other

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Review team on site

31 July 2019

Date of this report

3 September 2019

Most recent ERO report(s)

Education Review

Education Review

Education Review

June 2018

May 2015

April 2012