Te Kōhanga Reo o Iti A Rata - 04/11/2016

1 He Whakamārama

He Kupu Whakataki

Ka whakahaeretia tētahi arotake tāpiri i runga o te whakataunga ā te Kaiurungi Whakaturuki Arotake Māori i Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga.

E aromātai ana te arotake tāpiri 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 arotake mātauranga o mua atu i tēnei, me ētahi atu wāhanga rānei kua tāutuhia whai muri o taua arotake.

Ngā Whakataunga mō ngā Whakapuakitanga

Ko ngā whakataunga mō ngā whakapuakitanga e pā ana ki tēnei arotake, ko:

  • te aromātai o roto me te whakamahere rautaki,
  • te whakamahere hōtaka, te aromātai, me te aromatawai,
  • me ētahi atu take i tāutuhia ai.

2 Te Horopaki

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Iti a Rata ki te taha o te marae o Te Hokinga Mai ki Te Nehenehenui, i Ōtorohanga. I tāutu te pūrongo o mua, ko te aromātai o roto me te whakamahere rautaki ētahi āhuatanga hei whakawhanake ake. Mai i taua wā, kua whakapau kaha te whānau hou ki te whakatutuki haere i ngā whakapaitanga e tika ana. Nō te marama o Whiringa-ā-rangi i te tau 2015, te komiti hou me ngā kaiako hou i whakatūngia ai.

3 Ngā Whakaaturanga

Ahakoa te maha o ngā wero, e āhei ana te whānau i nāianei ki te whakarite i ngā pūnaha ka āta whakatau i te noho mārama o ngā whakahaeretanga ki te kōhanga reo, ā, ka tino ārahi anō hoki i te whānau. Ka kōrerohia ngā wāhanga whakahaere katoa o te whānau, ka āta tuhia ngā whakataunga, ā, ka arotakengia te ahu whakamua i ia te wā. Kua whakatūngia tētahi komiti, ā, ka whakarato rātou i ngā pūrongo ki ngā hui ā-whānau i ia te wā. Ka whakarato hoki te kaiwhakahaere me ngā kaiako i ngā pūrongo i ia te wā.

Kua tāutuhia e te whānau tā rātou tirohanga pae tawhiti mō te whakawhanaketanga o te kōhanga reo. Kua whakapakarihia te hononga ki te marae, ā, ka whai hua mō rātou katoa. Kua tono atu rātou ki Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga, ki te whakapiki ake i te tatauranga tamariki ki tā rātou raihana, hei hāpai ake i ērā e noho tonu ana ki te rārangi tatari. Nā tēnei, kei te rapu pūtea hoki ki te whakawhanake i ngā wāhi ako o roto, o waho hoki mō te whakapikitanga ake o te tatauranga tamariki.

Nā te kawenga takohanga ki te whakahaeretanga pūtea, kua ea te whānau i ngā nama ki te marae me te Tari Tāke. E mahi ana te whānau ki te taha o ngā kaimahi o Te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo, ki te whakapakari ake i te māramatanga o te whānau ki te kaupapa o te kōhanga reo, te tūtohinga, me te arotake kaupapa here. E noho wātea ana ngā tuhinga katoa ki te whānau, ā, kua whakakotahingia te whakaputu. E noho pūmau ana te whānau ki te kōhanga reo, hei āta whakarite i ngā hua mō ngā tamariki.

I tāutu te whānau, e tika ana kia whakapaingia tō rātou māramatanga ki Te Whāriki. Kua pai ake te whakamahere hōtaka. Kua tae atu te whānau ki ngā wānanga i hāngai ai ki ngā mahere, ā, ka whakamahere ngātahi rātou i ngā kaupapa ako. Ka hāngai ngā mahere ki tēnā e whakaakona ana, me ngā rautaki whakaako, ngā rauemi anō hoki e tika ana. Kua whakaritea e te whānau te taiao hei whakatutuki i ngā hiahia o ngā pēpi me ngā tamariki tuākana. Kua āta tuhia ngā whakawhitinga kōrero e pā ana ki te hōtaka akoranga. Ka whakaaro huritao ngā kaimahi hou mō ngā āhuatanga katoa o ā rātou mahi. Ka whakamātau rātou i ngā rautaki, hei āta whakarite i ngā painga mō ngā tamariki. Ka noho ngākau nui ngā tamariki ki tētahi hōtaka akoranga e āta whakahaerehia ana, e āta whakaritea ana hoki hei whakatutuki i ō rātou matea.

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka Whai Ake

Me whakawhanake ake i te aromatawai o ngā akoranga a ngā tamariki. Kāhore i te riterite, kāhore hoki i te auau ngā tuhinga ki ngā pūkete a ngā tamariki. E toro atu ana tonu ngā kaimahi ki te tautoko o waho, hei whakarite i tētahi tukanga aromatawai ka kapo atu i tēnā e mōhiotia ana e ngā tamariki, me tēnā i ākona ai e rātou. E mōhio ana ngā kaimahi, ko te whakawhiti kōrero i ia te wā mō ngā kaupapa ako e hono ana ki ngā mahere, hei whakapakari ake i te aromātai.

Kei te whakawhanake tonuhia te whakamahere rautaki. Kua whakawhiti kōrero te whānau mō tā rātou tirohanga pae tawhiti, ā, he mārama ā rātou kaupapa matua ki a rātou. Kua oti kē ētahi o ngā kaupapa mahi. Kāhore anō te whānau kia whakawhanake i tētahi mahere ā-tau e mau ana i te wātaka, hei hāpai ake i tā rātou aronga hou. Ko te pakari o ngā pūnaha, te pai o ngā hononga, me te tino māramatanga ki te kaupapa, ka hāpai i te whānau ki te whakatutuki i ō rātou wawata.

4 Ngā Taunakitanga

I whakawhanakehia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga me te whānau o te kōhanga reo ngā taunakitanga e whai ake nei, arā, kia:

  • whakapakarihia ngā mahi aromatawai
  • whakawhanakehia, kia whakatinanahia, kia aroturukitia hoki tētahi mahere rautaki
  • haere tonu ngā mahi ki te taha o Te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo, ki te whakapakari ake i te āheinga o te whānau.

Te Whakarāpopototanga

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Iti a Rata ki te tapa o Ōtorohanga. He nui te ahu whakamua a te whānau hou ki te whakatutuki i ngā wāhanga i tāutuhia ai ki te pūrongo o mua. He pai tā rātou mahi tahi ki te āta whakarite i te kounga o ngā painga mō ngā tamariki, ā, i te whai huatanga o ngā mahi mō te kōhanga reo mō te wā kei te heke mai.

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

Ka arotake anō Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i Te Kōhanga Reo o Iti a Rata i roto i te toru o ngā tau.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Kaiurungi Whakaturuki Arotake Māori

04 Whiringa-ā-rangi, 2016

Ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te kōhanga reo

Te tūwāhi

Kei Ōtorohanga

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

35012

Te tau tohu o te kōhanga reo

04D035

Te tūmomo whare

He kōhanga reo

Te raihana

Nga ture Mātauranga (Rātonga Kohungahunga) 2008

Te tokomaha mō te raihana

12, kia tokorua ki raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te tokomaha kei runga i te rārangi ingoa

12, tokorua kei raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro 4

Tama tāne 8

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

100%

Te wā i te kōhanga reo te rōpū arotake

19 Mahuru 2016

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

04 Whiringa-ā-rangi, 2016

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Tāpiri

Hakihea 2014

Pipiri 2010

1 Background

Introduction

A supplementary review is undertaken at the discretion of the Deputy Chief Review Officer Māori in the Education Review Office (ERO).

A supplementary review evaluates the extent and effectiveness of actions a kōhanga reo has taken towards addressing issues specified in its previous ERO review and/or any additional areas identified since that review.

Terms of Reference

The terms of reference for this review are:

  • Internal evaluation and strategic planning,
  • Programme planning, evaluation and assessment,
  • And any other issues identified.

2 Context

Te Kōhanga Reo o Iti a Rata is beside Te Hokinga Mai ki Te Nehenehenui Marae, in Otorohanga. The previous report identified internal evaluation and strategic planning required further development. Since that time there is a new whānau who have worked diligently to create the improvements required. The new committee and kaiako have been in place since November 2015.

3 Findings

Despite several challenges, the whānau are now able to establish systems that will ensure that kōhanga reo operations are transparent and provide clear guidance for the whānau. All areas of whānau management are discussed, decisions are clearly recorded and progress is regularly reviewed. A komiti has been established who provide regular reports at whānau hui. The kaiwhakahaere and kaiako also provide regular reports.

The whānau have identified their long term vision for the development of the kōhanga reo. The relationship with the marae has been restored and is mutually beneficial. They have made application to the Ministry of Education to increase the number of children on their licence to alleviate the waiting list. Consequently funding is being sought to develop the indoor and outdoor learning spaces to accommodate an increase in the roll.

Responsible financial management has enabled the whānau to clear debts to the marae and IRD. The whānau is working with NTKR staff to strengthen whānau understanding of the kaupapa of te kōhanga reo, the charter and policy review. All documentation is easily accessible to whānau and is stored in a central place. Whānau are committed to the kōhanga reo and to ensure positive outcomes for children.

Whānau identified the need to improve their understanding of Te Whāriki. Programme planning has improved. Whānau have attended planning wānanga and plan kaupapa for learning together. Planning includes what is being taught, teaching strategies and required resources. The whānau have organised the environment to cater for the babies and the older children. Discussions around the learning programme are well documented. New kaimahi reflect on all aspects of their work. They trial strategies to establish positive outcomes for children. Children enjoy a learning programme that is well managed and organised to meet their needs.

Key Next Steps

Assessment of children’s learning requires further development. Entries in children’s portfolios are inconsistent and irregular. Kaimahi continue to seek external support to establish an assessment process that will capture what children know and what they have learned. Kaimahi acknowledge that regular discussion on kaupapa ako, linked to planning will strengthen evaluation.

Strategic planning is still developing. Whānau have discussed their long term vision and are clear about their priorities. Some projects have already been completed. Whānau are yet to develop an annual plan with timelines to support their new direction. Robust systems, positive relationships and a sound understanding of the kaupapa will support the whānau to achieve their aspirations.

4 Recommendations

ERO and the kōhanga reo whānau developed the following recommendations:

  • Strengthen assessment practice
  • Develop, implement and monitor a strategic plan
  • Continue to work with TKRNT to strengthen whānau capability.

Conclusion

Te Kōhanga Reo o Iti a Rata is located on the outskirts of Otorohanga. The new whānau have made significant progress with the areas identified in the previous report. They are working well together to ensure quality outcomes for children and a positive future for the kōhanga reo.

When is ERO likely to review the kōhanga reo again?

The next ERO review of Te Kōhanga Reo o Iti a Rata will be in three years.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Deputy Chief Review Officer Māori

4 November 2016 

Information about the Kōhanga Reo

Location

Otorohanga

Ministry of Education profile number

35012

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

04D035

Licence type

Te Kōhanga Reo

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

12 children, including up to 2 aged under 2

Kōhanga Reo roll

12 children, including up to 2 aged under 2

Gender composition

Girls 4

Boys 8

Ethnic composition

Māori

100%

Review team on site

19 September 2016

Date of this report

4 November 2016

Most recent ERO report(s)

Education Review

Supplementary Review

December 2014

June 2010