Te Kōhanga Reo o Manaakitia - 26/06/2019

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:

  • te hōtaka akoranga – tae atu ki te whakatutukitanga o ngā matea ako o ngā tamariki, me ngā whai wāhitanga mō ngā tamariki ki te whakatau i ā rātou ake whiringa i roto i ā rātou ako
  • te whakamahere me te aromātai – tae atu ki te whakamahere hōtaka, te aromātai hōtaka, me te aromatawai, te whakamahere ā-tau, me ngā hononga ki te mahere rautaki
  • ngā wāhanga kāhore e tutuki ana e ai ki te ture – tae atu ki te hauora me te haumaru, te marautanga, me te mahere ā-tau, me
  • ētahi atu take i tāutuhia ai whai muri i te arotake o mua.

2 Te Horopaki

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Manaakitia ki Whangārei. Mai i te arotake o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i te tau 2017, kua whakatutukihia e te kaiako te whakawhanaketanga ngaio hei whakapai ake i te kounga o te hōtaka akoranga mā ngā tamariki. E whanake tonu ana te whānau i ngā pūkenga me ngā mōhiotanga ki te āta whakahaere i ngā whakaritenga o te kōhanga reo kia whai hua ai.

3 Ngā Whakaaturanga

E ako ana ngā tamariki ki tētahi taiao e āta poipoia ana e ngā kaimahi. Kei te tākare, kei te hihiko hoki ngā kaimahi i roto i ā rātou mahi ki te taha o ngā tamariki. Ka akiaki rātou i ngā tamariki ki te whai wāhi atu ki ngā āhuatanga katoa o te hōtaka akoranga. Ka tāutuhia ngā ngākau nuitanga me ngā matea o ngā tamariki e ngā kaimahi. He whai wāhitanga ā ngā tamariki ki te whakatau i ā rātou ake whiringa ako, mā te tīpako i ngā taumahi me ngā rauemi. Ko ngā taiao o roto, o waho hoki i te kōhanga reo, e whakapuaki ana i te tākaro, ngā wero, me te ngahau. Kei te pākiki ngā tamariki hei ākonga.

Kua whai wāhi atu te kaiako ki ngā whakangungu e whakaratohia ana e te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo, hei whakapiki ake i ngā mōhiotanga e pā ana ki Te Whāriki me Te Korowai. Ka whakapuaki ngā kaimahi me ngā mātua i ō rātou whakaaro e pā ana ki ngā mahere o te hōtaka akoranga e whakaatuhia ana ki te papa pānui a te whānau. Kei te tino mōhio te whānau ki tēnā e ākona ana e ngā tamariki. Kua āta tuhia ngā meneti o ngā hui ā-kaimahi, ā, e tohu ana hoki i ngā whakawhitinga kōrero i tēnā e wāhi hua ana, ā, i ngā āhuatanga hoki hei whakapai ake. Kua whai hua nui tēnei tūāhuatanga ki te whakapaitanga ake o te hōtaka akoranga a ngā tamariki. Kua tino whakapai ake hoki ngā mahi aromatawai, ā, he whānui ngā tūmomo huarahi e whāia ana hei whakaemi i ngā akoranga a ngā tamariki, ā, hei whakapuaki anō hoki i aua akoranga ki te taha o ngā mātua. Ka whakaaro nuitia ngā tamariki ki ngā mahi whakamahere, te aromātai, me te aromatawai.

Kei te pakari haere te māramatanga o te whānau ki ngā wāhanga katoa o ngā whakahaeretanga ki te kōhanga reo. Tū ai ngā hui i ia te wā, ā, kei te piki haere te whai wāhi atu a ngā mema o te whānau. Kua whakatinanahia ngā tukanga e arohaehae ai i ngā kaimahi, ā, ka whakapuakihia ngā kōrero urupare e te whānau me ngā kaimahi. Kua whakawhanakehia tētahi mahere ā-tau.

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka Whai Ake

Me whakawhanake, me whakatinana hoki te whānau i te aromātai o roto me ngā tukanga aroturuki e pakari ake ai, hei hāpai ake i tā rātou whakahaere i ngā whakaritenga ki te kōhanga reo. He kaupapa here, he tukanga hoki i te tūtohinga, kāhore e hāngai ana ki tēnei wā. Ahakoa e whakatutuki ana ngā kaupapa here me ngā tukanga o tēnei wā i te nuinga o ngā paerewa e pā ana ki te hauora me te haumaru, mā te arotake tonu i aua tuhinga ka hāpai i te whānau ki te whakahāngai i ērā ki ngā herenga ā-ture o tēnei wā tonu. Kāhore ngā mahere rautaki e arotahi ana ki ngā kaupapa matua mō te whakawhanake tonutanga o te kōhanga reo mō meāke nei. Kua tae ki te wā kia whakarite te whānau i tētahi mahere rautaki e whakaraupapa ana i tētahi rārangi o ngā mahi, hei āta whakarite i te whakatinanatanga o ngā whāinga me ngā wawata.

4 Ngā Taunakitanga

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

  • toro atu te whānau me ngā kaimahi ki te tautoko o ngā kaimahi o te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo ki te:
    • whakapakari i te aromātai o roto me ngā mahi aroturuki
    • arotake i te tūtohinga, me te whakahou ake i ngā kaupapa here matua me ngā tukanga matua
    • arotake i te mahere rautaki, me te whakarite i tētahi mahere mahi.

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 Manaakitia i roto i te toru o ngā tau.

Charles Rolleston

Toka ā-nuku

26 Pipiri, 2019

Ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te kōhanga reo

Te tūwāhi

Kei Whangārei

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

18201

Te tau tohu o te kōhanga reo

09D097

Te tūmomo raihana

Te kōhanga reo

Kua raihanatia ki te ture

Ngā Ture Mātauranga (Ratonga Kōhungahunga) 2008

Te tokomaha mō te raihana

25 ngā tamariki, kia tokorima ki raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te tokomaha kei te rārangi ingoa

10 ngā tamariki, tokorima kei raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro 3

Tama 7

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

100%

Te wā i te kōhanga reo te rōpū arotake

22 Haratua 2019

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

26 Pipiri, 2019

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Paenga-whāwhā 2017

Paenga-whāwhā 2014

Hōngongoi 2011

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:

  • the learning programme - including meeting children’s learning needs and opportunities for children to make choices for their own learning
  • planning and evaluation - including programme planning, programme evaluation and assessment, annual planning and links to the strategic plan
  • areas of non-compliance - including health and safety, the curriculum, and annual plan
  • and any issues identified since the previous review.

2 Context

Te Kōhanga Reo o Manaakitia is based in Whangārei. Since the 2017 ERO review, the kaiako has undertaken professional development to improve the quality of the learning programme for children. The whānau continue to develop skills and knowledge to effectively manage the operations of the kōhanga reo.

3 Findings

Children learn in an environment that is well supported by kaimahi. Kaimahi are enthusiastic and motivated in their work alongside children. They encourage children to participate in all aspects of the learning programme. Children’s interests and needs are identified by kaimahi. Children have opportunities to make choices in their learning by selecting activities and resources. The indoor and outdoor environments of the kōhanga reo foster play, challenge and fun. Children are curious learners.

The kaiako has participated in training provided by Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust to increase knowledge about Te Whāriki and Te Korowai. Kaimahi and parents contribute their ideas to the planning for the learning programme which is displayed on the whānau notice board. The whānau are well aware of what children are learning. Kaimahi hui minutes are well documented and include discussions about what is going well and what needs to improve. Consequently, this has contributed to improving the learning programme for children. Assessment practice has improved significantly with a range of different ways to gather and share children’s learning with parents. Children are well considered in planning, evaluation and assessment practice.

The whānau is developing a greater understanding about all areas of operation of the kōhanga reo. Meetings are held regularly and participation by whānau members is increasing. Appraisal processes for staff have been implemented and feedback is provided to the whānau and staff. An annual plan has been developed.

Key Next Steps

The whānau must develop and implement more robust internal evaluation and monitoring processes that will better support them to manage kōhanga reo operations. The charter contains outdated policies and procedures. While the current policies and procedures meet most minimum health and safety standards, a further review of these documents would support the whānau to align these with current legislation. Strategic planning does not focus on the priorities for the future development of the kōhanga reo. It is time for whānau to establish a strategic plan with a list of actions to ensure the goals and aspirations are realised.

4 Recommendations

ERO and the kōhanga reo whānau developed the following recommendation:

  • the whānau and kaimahi seek support from Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust kaimahi to:
    • strengthen internal evaluation and monitoring
    • review the charter and update key policies and procedures
    • review the strategic plan and establish an action plan.

When is ERO likely to evaluate the kōhanga reo again?

The next ERO evaluation of Te Kōhanga Reo o Manaakitia will be in three years.

Charles Rolleston

Toka ā-nuku

26 June 2019

Information about the Kōhanga Reo

Location

Whangārei

Ministry of Education profile number

18201

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

09D097

Licence type

Te Kōhanga Reo

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

25 children, including up to 5 aged under 2

Kōhanga Reo roll

10 children, including 5 aged under 2

Gender composition

Girls 3

Boys 7

Ethnic composition

Māori

100%

Review team on site

22 May 2019

Date of this report

26 June 2019

Most recent ERO report(s)

Education Review

Education Review

Education Review

April 2017

April 2014

July 2011