Te Kōhanga Reo o Kemureti - 15/04/2014

1 Te Aromātai a te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Kei te tāone o Kemureti te kōhanga Reo o Kemureti e tū ana ki te taha o tētahi marae hapori. E tino whai wāhi ana ngā mātua o te whānau me ngā kaumātua o te hau kāinga ki ngā whakahaere me ngā mahi o ia rā i te kōhanga reo, ā, nā tō rātou tino aroha ki ngā tamariki te take i pēnei ai.

I kōwhiritia e te whānauNgā Taumata Whakahirahirahei kaupapa arotahi mō tēnei arotake. He tino mārama ngā moemoeā ō te whānau mō te tipuranga o ā rātou tamariki. E hiahia ana tēnei whānau kia rumaki ai ā rātou tamariki i roto i ngā wheako hīkaka e whakanui nei i ō rātou tuakiri, arā, kia mōhio ai rātou ko wai rātou me te whakapakari ake i ō rātou tūhonohono ki tō rātou ahurea me te whakakaha i tō rātou whanaungatanga.

He te tino pai te tautoko a te whānau me ngā kaimahi kia whakapakari ake i te māiatanga ō ngā tamariki, ō rātou whai koha ki ō rātou ahurea, ngā mahi ā o rātou tūpuna me ngā tino uaratanga. He tino pai te whakahaere a ngā kaimahi me te whānau ki te whakarato i ngā hōtaka akoranga hīkaka e hāngai ana ki ō rātou moemoeā mō ā rātou tamariki. Ko ngā tamariki:

  • e noho rumaki ana i tētahi taiao akoranga whai hua, ā, taiao reo Māori hoki
  • e whakawhanake ana i ō rātou māia, te mātauranga e hāngai ana ki tō rātou tuakiri, tō rātou ahurea me ngā taonga tuku iho
  • e ako ana i te kaupapa nui o te whai koha o te whakaute, te manaaki, me te tiaki tētahi ki tētahi
  • e pai ana te tipu o te māia, te mahira, me te tino whai whakaaro i roto i a rātou
  • ka tino tiakina, ka poipoia ā rātou akoako, ā, ka aroturukitia ō rātou tipuranga i ia te wā, i ia te wā.
  • he ākonga harikoa, he ākonga whakamanawa.

Nā ngā whakahaerenga tōtika a te whānau ka angitu ai ngā tamariki i te wā e ako ana rātou. Kua whakaritea e te whānau tētahi mahere rautaki pai rawa e arotahi ana ki te whakatipunga me te whanaketanga a ngā mema ka tahi, kia āta ronakihia a rātou mahi whakahaere katoa mō ā rātou tamariki, ka rua.

Ko ngā moemoeā o te whānau me ngā whāinga o te tūtohinga te tāhuhu o ngā whakahaerenga katoa, ngā whakamāherehere mō ngā rangi ā meāke nei me te arotake.

2 Ngā Kaupapa Motuhake o te Arotake

Te Arotahi o te Arotake

I mua o te arotake, i īnoitia te whānau o Te Kōhanga Reo o Ngā Mokohuia o te Rautahi kia whai whakaaro ki ā rātou kaupapa motuhake mō te arotake, ā, kia whakamahia ngā aratohu me ngā rauemi i whakaratohia e te Tari Arotake Mātauranga.

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 arotahi tēnei whakawhitiwhitinga ki ngā kōrero i te puritia e te kōhanga (tāpiri atu ki ngā kōrero arotake whaiaro) ā, me te whānui atu o te pānga o ngā take mō te arotake ki ngā hua ka puta ki ngā tamariki o te kōhanga reo.

I whakaritea e te whānau ko tāna kaupapa arotahi ko:

Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira

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:

  • whakamāherehere rautaki me te arotake whaiaro ā te whānau
  • 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

I kōwhiritia e te whānauNgā Taumata Whakahirahirahei kaupapa arotahi mō tēnei arotake mātauranga. E ai ki ngā pūrongo o te whānau me ngā kaimahi e riro ana i ā rātou tamariki ngā wheako akoranga hīkaka e whakanui ana i ō rātou mātauranga, arā, ko wai rātou, ō rātou tūhonohono ki ngā mahi ā ngā tūpuna me ō rātou ahurea, ngā tino uaratanga me ngā mātāpono o te whanaungatanga. I whai wāhi ngā mātua o te whānau ki te waihanga i te pātai aromātai mō te arotake a te Tari Arotake Mātauranga me te kaupapa arotahi o te arotake.

“He pēhea rawa te pai o te tautoko o ā mātou tamariki ki te whakapakari ake i ō rātou māia me ō rātou mātauranga e pā ana ki ō rātou tuakiri ahurea, ngā mahi ā ngā tūpuna me ngā uara?”

Ngā wāhanga e pai ana te whakahaere

Te tuakiri ahurea me ngā mahi a ngā tūpuna.E noho rumaki ana ngā tamariki ki tētahi hōtaka e āhukahukatia ai, e whakahaumakotia ai, e whakanui ana i ō rātou tuakiri ahurea, ō rātou uara me ō rātou māia.E kaha whakaatu ana ngā tamariki i ō rātou hiahia me ō rātou harikoa i te wā e ako ana rātou, ā, i te wā e tūhura haere ana rātou i ō rātou tuakiri me ngā wheako ahurea o ngā tūpuna. E whakarato ana ngā kaimahi i ngā wheako whai take me ngā wheako hihiko. Ko te whakapapa me ngā tikanga e kaha tautoko ana i ngā tūhonotanga a ngā tamariki ki te whānau, te whenua me ngā mahi a ngā tūpuna. Ka kitea te tino āhua reka me te ihi o ngā tamariki i a rātou e ako ai, e tūhura ai i te ahurea o ngā tūpuna me ō rātou tuakiri.

Ngā whanaungatanga.E whakapā atu ana ngā tamariki ki ngā taunekeneke hei whakamana i ngā tangata me ngā taunekeneke manawanui. E kaha poipoi ana ngā kaimahi i te whatumanawa o ngā tamariki kia tū māia ai rātou, ā,me te hāpai i ō rātou māramatanga mō te whanaungatanga. I ngā wā katoa e whakaputa ana ngā kaimahi me te whānau i te ngākau manaaki me te ngākau whai koha o tētahi ki tētahi. Ka whai whakaaro, ka tiaki, ā, ka manaaki ngā tamariki i tō rātou taiao akoranga.

Te whakapakari ake i te māia o ngā tamariki.Kei te piki haere te āheitanga a ngā tamariki ki te ako. He tino pai ngā kaimahi me te whānau ki te whakahaere i ngā āhuatanga o te hōtaka o ia rā tae noa ki ngā takamahi o ia rā, me te wā ka whakawhitiwhiti rātou mai i tēnā ngohe i tēnā ngohe. He ngākau nui tō ngā tamariki ki te whakaputa i ō rātou hiahia mō ngā wheako akoranga ka riro i a rātou.He harikoa, he māia, ā, e hihiko ana ngā tamariki i te wā e ako ana rātou.

Te tiaki i te reo o ngā tamariki.E rumaki ana ngā tamariki ki tētahi taiao akoranga reo Māori, e haumako, e nganga hau te āhua. He whakahikohiko, he whai tikanga tō te hōtaka e whakarato ana e kaimahi hei whakaako ako i te reo. E tino whakaatu ana ngā tamariki i tō rātou tino māia me tō rātou harikoa i te wā e whakamātautau ana rātou i te reo Māori i ngā wheako ōkawa tae noa ki te wā e hōpara haere ana rātou i te reo. Mā ēnei wheako ka whakanuia ngā pūmanawa e pā ana ki te pohewa me ngā akoranga a ngā tamariki, ā, ko te whai pānga me te mahira ngā pūmanawa kua whakanuia. E whakamahi ana ngā kaimahi i ngā rautaki whai hua hei whakawhānui ake i te reo o ngā tamariki, ā, mā ēnei ka piki haere ō rātou māia ki te reo. Ka whakawhanaketia te mātauranga o ngā tamariki ki ō rātou tuakiri mā te reo Māori.

Te wāhanga hei whakapai ake

Ngā akoranga a te whānau.Me whakapakari ake te reo Māori o te whānau. He mea nui mā te whānau kia riro i ā rātou te tautoko hei whakapiki i tō rātou māia me tō rātou mātau ki te reo Māori. Mā tēnei e taea ai te whānau te whakawhānui ake i ngā whakaaro me ngā āheinga o ngā tamariki ki te reo.

Te Whakamāherehere me te Aromātai

He whakamārama

E aromātai ana te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i te whānui me te whai hua o te whānau ki te whakamāherehere, te whakahaere me te arotake i tō rātou kōhanga reo e ai ki ō rātou moemoeā kia piki ake te māiatanga o ngā tamariki ki tō rātou tuakiri, ngā mahi ā ō rātou tūpuna me ngā tino uaratanga kua whakatauria e te whānau.

“He pēhea rawa te pai o te tautoko o ā mātou tamariki ki te whakapakari ake i tō rātou māia me tō rātou mātauranga ki tō rātou taha tuakiri ahurea, ngā mahi ā ngā tūpuna me ngā tino uaratanga?

Ngāwāhanga e pai ana te whakahaere

Ngā whakahaere a te whānau.E tino arotahi ana te whānau ki ngā rautaki whai painga e tautoko ana i te whanaketanga o ngā tamariki. E tino mārama ana ngā mema o te whānau i ngā pūnaha whakahaere katoa. Ka kaha hāpai, ka whakahaeretia, ā, ka aroturukitia ēnei pūnaha e te whānau.

Te ahunga whakamua a te whānau.Ko ngā matea o ngā tamariki me ngā moemoeā o te whānau e kitea ai te reo Māori me ōnā tikanga, ngā mahi ahurea me te tuakiri, ā, e noho ana hei tāhuhu mō te māhere rautaki me te ahunga whakamua o te kōhanga reo. Kua tuhia e te whānau tō rātou whāinga rautaki, ā, e arotahi ana ēnei rautaki ki te tipuranga, te oranga me ngā mahi whai hua mō ngā rangi ā meāke nei. Kua whai whakaaro rātou ki ngā whāinga o tō rātou tūtohinga, ā, he tāhuhu kaha rawa tēnei mō tō rātou māhere rautaki.

Te arotake whaiaro.Kua whakahaeretia e te whānau te arotake whaiaro, ā, kua tino whānaketia ngā wāhanga e pā ana ki te arotake whaiaro. E whakahaere ana te whānau me ngā kaimahi i ngā tukanga ki te whakatakoto i ngā pūrongo ia wā, ia wā. E whakamahi ana te whānau i ngā tukanga tuku pūrongo kia mōhio hōhonu ai rātou mō te whai painga o tō rātou kōhanga reo. Ko ngā whakaritenga kaha rawa e pā ana ki te aroturuki te take e tū pakari ana te whānau ki te tere whakatutuki i ngā matea o ngā tamariki ahakoa ka rerekē haere ngā matea o ngā tamariki i te wa i te wā me te whai ake i ngā mahi hei whakatutuki i ō rātou moemoeā e pā ana ki te tuakiri, ngā mahi ahurea o ngā tūpuna, te reo me ō rātou whakapono.

Te hōtaka whakamāherehere.Kua whakamāheretia ngā matea akoranga me ngā matea pūmanawa o ngā tamariki. E arahi ana ngā hōtaka whakamāherehere i ngā kaimahi i te wā e whakatinana ana rātou i te hōtaka. Kei roto i ēnei hōtaka ngā whāinga whānui me ngā whāinga whāiti mō ngā akoranga a ngā tamariki. Ko ngā ngohe me ngā wheako kua whakamāhereheretia e tautoko ana i te māia o ngā tamariki me ō rātou tuakiri ahurea. E whakawhanake ana ngā tamariki i tō rātou māramatanga mō te whanaungatanga.

Te hōtaka aromātai.Ko ngā hiahia me ngā matea o ngā tamariki te pūtake o ngā whakahaere katoa e pā ana ki te hōtaka aromātai. Ka aromātai ngā kaimahi ia wā, ia wā i te whai painga o ngā hōtaka me ngā whakaritenga o ia rā. Kua tuhia ēnei mōhiohio e rātou, ā, ka noho ngātahi rātou me te whānau ki te tāutu kei te pēhea rawa te pai o ngā hōtaka akoranga mō ngā tamariki.

Te wāhanga hei whakapai ake

Ngā mōhiohio aromatawai.E āhukahuka ana te whānau me ngā kaimahi me pai ake ngā mahi mō te aromatawai. Me whai whakaaro ngā kaimahi me pēhea te whakapakari ake i a rātou mahi ki te āta mau i ngā mōhiohio mō te aromatawai. Me tino whakaatu ngā tukanga i te tipuranga māia o ngā tamariki, tō rātou āheinga ki te reo, ngā mahi ahurea ā ō rātou tūpuna, tō rātou tuakiri me tō rātou whakapono. Mā tēnei, ka whai painga ēnei mōhiohio ki te whānau i te mea kei roto i ēnei kōrero ngā paetae o ia tamaiti me ō rātou putanga angitu.

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.

5 Ngā Taunakitanga

E taunaki ana te Tari Arotake Mātauranga kia:

  • kia haere tonu a rātou rautaki arotake whaiaro ki te aroturuki i te whai painga o te kōhanga reo me te whakaputa pūrongo mō te tipuranga me ngā putanga angitū e ai ki ngā whāinga matua o te māhere rautaki me ngā moemoeā o te whānau.
  • kia tāpiritia te kaupapa whakapiki i te reo Māori hei kaupapa arotahi matua mō ngā mātua katoa kia taea ai e rātou te tautoko i te whanaketanga i te reo Māori o ngā tamariki.

6 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)

15 Paenga-whāwhā 2014

1 The Education Review Office (ERO) Evaluation

Te Kōhanga Reo o Kemureti is located on the outskirts of Cambridge, next to a community based marae. Whānau members, including local kaumātua, are actively involved in the management and operations of the kōhanga reo because of their commitment to children.

The whānau choseNgā Taumata Whakahirahiraas the focus for this review. Whānau are clear about their aspirations for their children’s development. Whānau want their children immersed in stimulating learning opportunities that affirm who they are, makes connections to their cultural heritage and strengthens their sense of whanaungatanga.

Whānau and kaimahi support children well in building their confidence, knowledge and appreciation of their cultural identity, heritage and values. Kaimahi and whānau successfully manage and provide stimulating programmes of learning that strongly reflect their aspirations for the children. Children are:

  • immersed in a rich and meaningful te reo Māori learning environment
  • developing confidence and knowledge in their cultural identity, heritage and traditions
  • learning about the importance of respect, care and manaaki
  • developing well as confident, curious learners and critical thinkers
  • well cared for, nurtured in their learning and regularly monitored in their development
  • happy and stimulated learners.

Children’s success in learning is supported through effective whānau management. Whānau have a well planned strategic direction that is concerned with continual growth, the development of members and sustaining effective management and practice for their children. Whānau aspirations and charter objectives underpin management practices, future planning and review.

2 Review Priorities

The Focus of the Review

Before the review, the whānau were invited to consider its priorities for review using guidelines and resources provided by ERO.

The detailed priorities for review were then determined following a discussion between the ERO review team and whānau. This discussion focused on existing information held by the kōhanga reo (including self-review information) and the extent to which potential issues for review contributed to positive outcomes for children at the kōhanga reo.

The whānau chose as its focus area:

  • Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira

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 below.

3 Findings

Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira

Background

The whānau choseNgā Taumata Whakahirahiraas the focus for this Education Review. The whānau and kaimahi report their children receive stimulating learning experiences that reinforce and support who they are, makes connections to their cultural heritage and values the principles of whanaungatanga. Whānau members participated in the design of the evaluation question for ERO’s review of their focus area.

“How well are our children supported to develop their confidence and knowledge of their cultural identity, heritage and values?”

Areas of good performance

Cultural identity and heritage.Children are immersed in rich, varied and stimulating learning experiences that successfully support the development of their cultural identity, values and confidence. Ngā atua Māori are evident in all children’s learning. Whakapapa and tīkanga reinforce children’s connection to whānau, whenua and ancestral heritage. Children show a strong interest and excitement as they learn and explore their cultural heritage and identity. Kaimahi provide stimulating and meaningful learning experiences.

Whanaungatanga.Children experience positive and affirming interactions. Kaimahi nurture children’s emotional confidence and help build their understanding of whanaungatanga. Kaimahi and whānau consistently foster caring and respectful interactions. Children interact with and treat their learning environment with respect, care and consideration.

Developing children’s confidence.Children are developing well as confident learners. Kaimahi and whānau effectively manage and organise the daily programme including routines and transitions between activities. Children respond well to the range and variety of learning experiences they receive. Children are happy, confident and stimulated in their learning.

Nurturing children’s language.Children are immersed in a rich and vibrant te reo Māori learning environment. Kaimahi provide stimulating and meaningful language learning programmes. Children show a real confidence and excitement as they explore te reo Māori in formal and exploratory ways. These opportunities promote children’s creativity and disciplines for learning which include problem solving and inquiry. Kaimahi use effective language learning strategies that extend children’s language and builds confidence. Children’s developing knowledge of their identity is successfully promoted through te reo Māori.

Area for development

Whānau learning.Whānau learning of te reo Māori needs to be strengthened. It is important for the whānau to receive support to develop their confidence and capability in te reo Māori. This will enable whānau to extend their children’s language capabilities and thinking.

Planning and Evaluation

Background

ERO evaluates the extent to which whānau effectively plan, manage and review their kōhanga reo in line with their shared aspiration for developing their children’s confidence as learners and in their identity, heritage and shared whānau values.

“How well are our children supported to develop their confidence in and knowledge of their cultural identity, heritage and values?”

Areas of good performance

Whānau management.The whānau maintain a clear focus on effective management that supports their children’s development. All management systems are well understood by whānau members. Whānau uphold, effectively implement and regularly monitor these systems.

Whānau strategic direction.The needs of children and whānau aspirations include te reo Māori, tīkanga, heritage and identity and underpins the strategic plan and its direction. Whānau have documented their strategic priorities which emphasise continued growth, sustainability and future development. They have considered their charter objectives which provide a sound foundation for strategic planning.

Self review.Self review is well developed and managed by the whānau. Whānau and kaimahi maintain regular reporting. Whānau use reporting to inform them about the performance of their kōhanga reo. Well developed monitoring practices and systems position the whānau well to respond promptly to children’s changing needs, and maintain progress towards their aspirations including identity, heritage, language and beliefs.

Programme planning.Children’s learning and developmental needs are well planned for. Programme plans guide kaimahi as they implement the programme. They include goals and objectives for children’s learning. Planned activities and experiences help develop children’s confidence and cultural identity. Children are developing an understanding of whanaungatanga.

Programme evaluation. Children’s interests and needs are at the heart of programme evaluation practice. Kaimahi regularly evaluate the effectiveness of programmes and practices. They document this information and with whānau they determine how successful learning programmes are for children.

Area for development

Assessment information.Whānau and kaimahi recognise that more work needs to be done with assessment. Kaimahi should consider how they can strengthen their recording practices. Practices should clearly show children’s developing confidence and capability in their language, heritage, identity and beliefs. This information will be valuable to whānau as it includes each child’s progress and their successes.

4 Whānau Management Assurance on Compliance Areas

Overview

Kōhanga Whānau Assurance Statement Self-Audit ChecklistBefore the review, the licensee, whānau and staff of the kōhanga reo completed an EROand. 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.

5 Recommendations

ERO recommends:

  • continue to use self review to monitor the performance of their kōhanga reo and to report on the growth and success of the planned strategic goals and whānau aspirations
  • include te reo Māori development as a focus area for all members to enable them to support children’s language development.

6 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)

15 April 2014

About the Kōhanga Reo

Location

Cambridge, Waikato

Ministry of Education profile number

35006

Type

Kōhanga Reo

Number licensed for

25 including 3 under 2 years old

Roll number

12 including 3 under 2 years old

Gender composition

Girls 5

Boys 7

Ethnic composition

Māori

100%

Review team on site

February 2014

Date of this report

15 April 2014

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