Te Kōhanga Reo o E Tū Puritia - 30/06/2017

1 He Whakamārama

He Kupu Whakataki

Ka whakahaeretia tētahi aromātai tāpiri i runga o te whakataunga ā te Kaitiriwā Toihau Arotake Māori 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:

  • te Mana Reo – te whakatairanga me te whakawhānui i te whakamahinga me te māramatanga o ngā tamariki i te reo Māori
  • te whakamahere me te tautoko i te ako a ngā tamariki me ngā pēpi
  • te whakahaeretanga a te whānau – te whai wāhi a te whānau ki ngā whakaritenga me ngā whakahaeretanga, te whakahaere i ngā kaimahi, te whakawhanake i ngā kaupapa here, me te aromātai
  • ngā wāhanga kāhore e tutuki ana e ai ki te ture.

2 Te Horopaki

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o E Tū Puritia ki Te Kura Tuatahi o Nōera, i Kirikiriroa. Mai i te tau 2007, kua riro i tēnei kōhanga reo ngā arotake tāpiri.

Whai muri i te pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga, kua pai ake te whakawhanaketanga reo o ngā tamariki, te noho haumaru o ngā pēpi, me ngā akoranga. He iti noa te whai wāhi a te whānau ki te whakahaeretanga o te kōhanga reo. Kua tino heke iho te tatauranga tamariki ki te kōhanga reo, ā, kua pā tēnei ki te āhua o ngā tūnga mahi me te pūtea whakahaere. 

3 Ngā Whakaaturanga

Mana Reo

E ako ana ngā tamariki ki tētahi wāhi e aro matua ana ki te reo Māori. Ka whakarato ngā kaimahi i ngā wheako akoranga ki ngā tamariki hei whakawhānui ake i ā rātou kupu kōrero, hei hāpai i a rātou ki te whakamahi i ngā kupu hou, ā, hei whakamahi i ngā pātai ka whakawhānui ake i ngā whakawhitinga kōrero. E whakawhanake ana ngā tamariki ki te kōrero i te reo Māori.

He wāhi atawhai, he wāhi poipoi tō ngā pēpi, mō ā rātou akoranga. Kua whakaritea te taiao ako hei poipoi i ngā matea ā-tinana, ā-tangata, ā-whatumanawa hoki o ngā pēpi. Ka whakarato ngā kaimahi i ngā taumahi whakahihiri, whakaongaonga hoki mā ngā pēpi. He harikoa, he tau hoki te āhua o ngā pēpi.

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka whai ake

Ahakoa kua tau ngā take i hāngai ai ki te whakawhanaketanga o te reo Māori o ngā tamariki, ngā matea ako o ngā pēpi, me ngā tūnga kaimahi – pērā i ngā tuhinga tūranga mahi me ngā kirimana – i pupū ake ētahi atu take i te wā o te arotake.

Kāhore i te riterite te whakamahere hōtaka me te aromātai. Kāhore ngā matea ako o ngā tamariki tuākana e āta whakaarohia ana ki ngā mahere hōtaka. Kāhore anō ngā kaimahi kia whakatutuki i ngā rerekētanga ka whakapai ake i te kounga o ā rātou whakaritenga. Kāhore te whānau e whai wāhi mai ana ki ngā mahere hōtaka, kāhore hoki aua mahere e whakapakari ake ana i ngā ngākau nuitanga kē, i ngā matea rānei o ngā tamariki. I ētahi wā, he takeo te āhua o ngā tamariki i roto i te hōtaka akoranga, ā, ka tahuri atu rātou i ngā mahi.

Kāhore ngā akoranga a ngā tamariki e aromatawaihia ana. Kāhore ngā kaimahi e aromatawai ōkawa ana i ngā tamariki. Ahakoa he pūkete ā ngā tamariki, kāhore aua pūkete e mau ana i ngā mōhiohio papai e pā ana ki ā rātou akoranga. Kāhore i te tino mārama ngā huarahi e whāia ana hei aroturuki i te ahu whakamua o ngā tamariki, i te āhua rānei o te hōtaka ki te whakatutuki i ō rātou matea.

Kāhore te whānau e whai wāhi atu ana ki ngā whakataunga e pā ana ki te hōtaka o ia rā, ki te whakahaeretanga rānei o te kōhanga reo. I te wā o te arotake, he uaua te rapu i ngā tuhinga matua, pērā i ngā kaupapa here, ngā meneti o ngā hui ā-whānau, me ngā mahere rautaki, mahere ā-tau hoki. Ahakoa i kitea ētahi tuhinga, he āhuatanga tēnei i pupū ake i te āmaimai me te rangirua ki waenga i ngā kaimahi.

Kāhore i te rawaka te aroturuki i te waiora ā-whatumanawa, ā-tinana hoki o ngā tamariki. Kāhore ngā kaimahi e aroturuki ana i ngā whakaritenga hauora me ngā whakaritenga haumaru i tohungia ai ki ā rātou kaupapa here me ā rātou tukanga. He mea nui kia tāutu te whānau me ngā kaimahi i ngā kaupapa matua, ā, kia arotakengia hoki e rātou i ia te wā ngā kaupapa here me ngā tukanga, hei whakatutuki i ngā herenga ā-ture ka whakapai ake i te whakahaeretanga o te kōhanga reo. Kāhore e taea te waiora o ngā tamariki te āta whakatau.

He āwangawanga te whakahaeretanga i ngā kaimahi. Kāhore anō kia whakaritea te arohaehae kaimahi. Me whakatinana te whānau i te tukanga arohaehae ka tāutu i ngā matea whakawhanaketanga ngaio o ngā kaimahi.

Kāhore te tari i te kōhanga reo e āta whakahaerehia ana. He mea nui, kia whakatūngia e te whānau ētahi kaiwhakahaere ka hāpai, ka whakahaere hoki i te kōhanga reo. Waihoki, me tāutu rātou i te ārahitanga ka kawe ake i ngā mahi ki te whakapai ake i te kounga o te hōtaka akoranga.

He whāiti te māramatanga o te whānau ki te pūtake o te aromātai o roto. O ngā wāhanga i tāutuhia ai hei āhuatanga ki te whakapai ake, he maha tonu o ērā kua roa nei e noho pērā ana. Kei te pā tōraro ki ngā tamariki te kore aroturuki, te kore arotake rānei a te whānau i ia te wā i:

  • te whakatinanatanga o ngā kaupapa here me ngā tukanga, ina koa, i ērā e hāngai ana ki te hauora me te haumaru o ngā tamariki, me tā rātou ako
  • ngā matea whakawhanaketanga ngaio o ngā kaimahi, hei whakapai ake i te kounga o te hōtaka akoranga mā te tukanga arohaehae
  • tā rātou kōkiri whakamua, i ā rātou whakatutukitanga anō hoki o ngā whāinga rautaki me ngā whāinga ā-tau
  • te whai huatanga o ngā pūnaha me ngā whakahaeretanga ki te hāpai i te whakahaeretanga i te kōhanga reo i ia rā.

Ngā wāhanga kāhore e tutuki ana e ai ki te ture

Ngā wāhanga e pai ana te whakahaere

Kua whakawhanakehia e te whānau ngā tuhinga tūranga mahi a ngā kaimahi. He kirimana whiwhi mahi ā ngā kaimahi, ā, kua waitohungia hoki ēnei.

Ngā wāhanga hei whakawhanake ake

Kāhore tonu te hauora me te haumaru o ngā tamariki, me te whakatinanatanga hoki o ngā mahi arohaehae e whakatutuki ana i ngā herenga ā-ture.

4 Ngā whakaritenga kia tutukihia ai ngā herenga ā-ture

Te tirohanga whānui

Ko te tikanga, ka whakatairanga ngā kōhanga reo 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. Kia tutukihia e te whānau o te kōhanga reo āna herenga ā-ture, me tahuri rātou ki te:

  • aromātai i te marautanga o te kōhanga reo hei whakarite i te whakatutukitanga o te kounga o te hōtaka ki ngā matea ako o ngā tamariki katoa, tae atu ki ngā pēpi
    [R43ECS 2008/C1-4]
  • arotake me te whakahou ake i ngā kaupapa here me ngā tukanga katoa e pā ana ki te hauora me te haumaru, hei āta whakarite i te whakatutukitanga me te whakapūmautanga o ngā herenga ā-ture katoa e pā ana ki te akoako hōneatanga ohorere, te moe, ngā aituā me ngā maiki, ngā āhuatanga mōrearea, te ārai i ngā tamariki, me te whakahaere i te whanonga, hei painga mō ngā tamariki
    [R46ECS2008/HS1,8,12,25,28]
  • whakapeto ngoi ki te whakarato ki ngā kaimahi katoa e whai wāhi ana ki te kōhanga reo, te tautoko ngaio, ngā whai wāhitanga ki te whakawhanake ngaio, me ngā rauemi
    [R47ECS2008/GM1-12]
  • āta whakatau i te whai huatanga o ngā mahi ki te whakahaere i te kōhanga reo me tōna tari, i runga anō i te āhua o ngā whakaritenga whakahaere papai, i Ngā Pou e Whā, ā, i Te Korowai hoki, heoi, me whakapūmau hoki i te katoa o ngā tikanga whakahaere ki te whakatakoto mōhiohio, te arotake, me te pūrongo.
    [R47ECS2008/GMA1-12]

5 Te Taunakitanga

E taunaki ana Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga kia āta mahi ngā kaimahi ā-rohe o te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo ki te taha o te whānau, ki te whakapakari ake i tō rātou āheinga ki te whakatutuki i ngā whakapaitanga ka whakapūmautia.

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

Ka whakahaere anō Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i te aromātai whai muri o Te Kōhanga Reo E Tū Puritiai roto i te kotahi tau.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Kaiurungi Whakaturuki Arotake Māori

30 Pipiri, 2017

Ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te kōhanga reo 

Te tūwāhi

Kei Kirikiriroa

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

35002

Te tau tohu o te kōhanga reo

04C048

Te tūmomo raihana

Te Kōhanga Reo

Kua raihanatia ki te ture

Ngā Ture Mātauranga (Ratonga Kōhungahunga) 2008

Te tokomaha mō te raihana

30 ngā tamariki, kia tokoono ki raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te tokomaha kei te rārangi ingoa

11 ngā tamariki, tokorua kei raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro 7

Tama 4

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

100%

Te wā i te kōhanga reo te rōpū arotake

22 Haratua 2017

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

30 Pipiri, 2017

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Tāpiri

Arotake Tāpiri

Poutū-te-rangi 2016

Poutū-te-rangi 2013

Mahuru 2011

1 Background

Introduction

A supplementary evaluation is undertaken at the discretion of the Deputy Chief Review Officer Māori in 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: 

  • mana reo -promote and extend children’s use and understanding of te reo Māori
  • planning and supporting children’s and babies learning
  • whānau management- participation of whānau in operations and management , personnel management, policy development, and evaluation
  • areas of non-compliance. 

2 Context

Te Kōhanga Reo o E Tū Puritia is based on Nawton Primary School in Hamilton. There have been consecutive supplementary reviews of this kōhanga reo since 2007.

Since the previous ERO report children’s language development, safety for babies and learning has improved. Whānau participation in the kōhanga reo management is minimal. There has been a significant decrease in the roll which has impacted on the staffing and the operational budget.

3 Findings

Mana Reo

Children learn in an environment where te reo Māori is a priority. Kaimahi provide children with learning experiences to increase their vocabulary, support them to use new words, use questions to extend discussions. Children are developing as speakers of te reo Māori.

Babies have a warm and nurturing place to learn. The learning environment is organised to cater for the physical, social and emotional needs for babies. Kaimahi provide interesting and stimulating activities for babies’. Babies appear happy and comfortable.

Key Next Steps

While children’s development of te reo Maori, babies learning needs and personnel matters such as job descriptions and employment contracts are no longer concerns other issues have emerged during the review.

Programme planning and evaluation is inconsistent. Older children’s learning needs are not considered in programme planning. Kaimahi have not made changes to improve the quality of their practices. Programme planning does not include whānau contributions or build on children’s interests or needs. At times, children appear disinterested and disengaged from the learning programme.

Children’s learning is not assessed. Kaimahi do not formally assess children. Although there are children’s profiles these do not contain any useful information about their learning. It is unclear how children progress is monitored or how the programme meets their needs.

Whānau do not participate in decision making related to the daily programme or the management of the kōhanga reo. Official documentation including policies and whānau hui minutes, strategic and annual planning were difficult to locate during the review. Although some documents were sighted this created stress and confusion for kaimahi.

Children’s emotional and physical is not adequately monitored. Kaimahi do not monitor health and safety practices as reflected in their policies and procedures. It is important that whānau and kaimahi identify priorities, regularly review policies and procedures to meet legislative requirements to improve the kōhanga reo management. Children’s wellbeing cannot be assured.

Personnel management is a concern. Staff appraisal is not in place. It is imperative that the whānau implement the process of appraisal to identify kaimahi professional development needs.

The kōhanga reo administration is not well managed. It is important that whānau employ a kaiwhakahaere to support and management the kōhanga reo. Furthermore they need to identify leadership with responsibility for improving the quality of the learning programme.

The whānau have a limited understanding of the purpose of internal evaluation. Many areas identified for improvement have remained a concern over a long period of time. Children are disadvantaged as whānau do not regularly monitor or review: 

  • the implementation of policy and procedures particularly those that pertain to the health, safety and learning of children
  • professional development needs of kaimahi to improve the quality of the learning programme through the appraisal process
  • their progress and achievement of strategic and annual goals
  • the effectiveness of systems and operations to support the day to day management of the kōhanga reo. 

Areas of non-compliance

Areas of progress

The whānau have developed kaimahi job descriptions. Kaimahi have signed employment contracts.

Areas for further improvement

Health and safety for children and the implementation of appraisal remain non-compliant.

4 Actions of non-compliance

Overview

All kōhanga reo are required to promote children's health and safety and to regularly review their compliance requirements. To improve current practice the whānau must: 

  • evaluate the kōhanga reo curriculum to ensure that the quality of the programme responds to the learning needs of all children including babies
    [R43ECS 2008/ C1-14)
  • review and update all health and safety policies and procedures to ensure requirements for emergence evacuation drills, sleeping, accidents and incidents, hazards, child protection and behaviour management are met and maintained for children
    [R46ECS2008/HS1,8,12,25,28)
  • ensure all reasonable steps are taken to provide staff employed or engaged in the service with professional support, professional development opportunities, and resources
    (R47ECS2008/GM1-12)
  • ensure that the kōhanga reo is effectively managed and administered in accordance with good management practices, Ngā Pou e Whā, Te Korowai and maintain all management requirements for recording, review and reporting.
    [R47ECS2008/ GMA1-12) 

5 Recommendation

ERO recommends that the District TKR staff work closely with the whānau to build their capability bring about sustainable improvements.

When is ERO likely to evaluate the kōhanga reo again?

The next ERO evaluation of Te Kōhanga Reo E Tū Puritia will be within one year.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Deputy Chief Review Officer Māori

30 June 2017 

Information about the Kōhanga Reo 

Location

Kei Kirikiriroa

Ministry of Education profile number

35002

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

04C048

Licence type

Te Kōhanga Reo

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

30 children, including up to 6 aged under 2

Kōhanga Reo roll

11 children, including up to 2 aged under 2

Gender composition

Girls 7

Boys 4

Ethnic composition

Māori

100%

Review team on site

22 May 2017

Date of this report

30 June 2017

Most recent ERO report(s)

Education Reviews

Supplementary Review

Supplementary Review

March 2016

March 2013

September 2011