Te Kōhanga Reo o Ngā Tikanga Pono - 10/04/2019

1 Te Horopaki

Mahia te mahi kia tika, mā te tika ka pono, mā te pono ka rangimārie.

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Ngā Tikanga Pono ki ngā papa o Te Kura Tuarua o Onewa, ki Tāmaki-makau-rau. Mai i te arotake o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga, kua whakapakarihia e te whānau te reo Māori hei painga mō ngā tamariki me ō rātou whānau. Kua hokihoki mai ētahi ākonga o mua o te kōhanga reo hei mātua, hei kaimahi hoki. Kua whai wāhi atu te whānau me ngā kaimahi ki ngā mahi whakangungu e whakatutuki ai i Te Tohu Whakapakari.

2 Ngā Whakaaturanga o te Aromātai

He pēhea rawa ngā tamariki e whakaatu i te whanaungatanga?

Ka kitea te whakawhanaungatanga o ngā tamariki ki te pai o ō rātou hononga ki ō rātou hoa, ā, ki ētahi atu hoki.

Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira

E whanake ana te mōhiotanga o ngā tamariki ki ō rātou hononga ā-wairua, ā-ahurea hoki. Ka ako ngā tamariki i a Ranginui rāua ko Papatūānuku, ā, i ā rāua tamariki hoki. Ka akiaki ngā kaiako i ngā tamariki ki te kōrero i tēnā e mōhiotia ana e rātou. He kaha ngā tamariki ki te āta whakapuaki i ō rātou whai hononga ki ngā māramatanga o ngā atua Māori. Ka whakapuaki hoki ngā kaiako i ngā karakia me ngā waiata e tika ana, hei whakatairanga i ngā akoranga a ngā tamariki. Ka whakatauira ngā kuia i ngā tikanga e whai pānga ana ki te Mana Atua, ā, ka ārahi i ngā tamariki me te whānau. Kei te mauritau, kei te harikoa hoki ngā tamariki.

E hāpaitia ana te ako a ngā tamariki i ō rātou whānau me ō rātou whakapapa. Ka ako rātou i ō rātou tuakiri me ō rātou tūrangawaewae. Ko te pakari o ngā hononga ā-whānau e whakapūmau ana i ō rātou tuakiri me tō rātou aronga toi whenuatanga i te kōhanga reo. Ka akiaki, ka āwhina hoki ngā kaimahi i ngā tamariki ki te taki i ō rātou pepeha. Kua āta whakatakotohia te tino tūāpapa kia tupu, kia whanake hoki ngā tamariki i ō rātou ngākau titikaha ki tō rātou mana whenua. E whanake ana ngā tamariki i te tino aronga toi whenuatanga.

Ka rongo ngā tamariki i te aroha, te āwhina, me te manaaki. Ka āta whai wāhi atu ngā tamariki katoa ki tō rātou wāhi ako, ki te taha tonu o ētahi atu. He whai wāhitanga mō rātou ki te tū ki te ārahi. Ka whakatauira ngā kuia i te ariā tuku iho o te korowai aroha. Ka hāpai tēnei i ngā kaimahi ki te āta whakatō i te whanaungatanga me ngā uara i a rātou e taunekeneke ana ki te taha o ngā tamariki. He mātātoa te kōkiri ake a ngā tamariki tuākana i tō rātou tautoko ki ō rātou tēina. He ngāwari, he aroha tō ngā taunekeneke katoa a ngā kaimahi. He māhorahora te pupū ake o te whakaute o ngā tamariki ki waenga i a rātou anō, ā, ki te taha hoki o ngā kaiako, te whānau, me ngā manuhiri.

E tino hāpaitia ana te whakawhanaketanga o ngā tamariki i ngā pūkenga reo o te reo Māori. Ka whakakoia, ka whakamihi hoki ngā kuia, ngā kaiako, me ngā kaimahi i ngā whakamātau katoa, i ngā whakawhitinga kōrero hoki a ngā tamariki i roto i te reo Māori. Ka whakatōngia ngā uara Māori mā te whakamahinga o te reo Māori. Ka kitea te whanaungatanga ki te wā karakia, wā mihimihi hoki o te ata. Ka whai wāhi atu ngā pēpi ki taua wāhanga o te hōtaka. Ka kitea tō rātou pārekareka, tō rātou māramatanga hoki mā te āhua o ō rātou kanohi me te reo ā-tinana. E rukuhia ana te reo Māori e ngā tamariki mā te whanaungatanga.

E ākina ana te tūhura o ngā tamariki i ō rātou taiao māoriori, tūturu hoki. E whanake ana rātou i ō rātou mōhiotanga me ō rātou māramatanga ki ō rātou ao mā te tūhura i ngā wheako i tō rātou nā hapori. Ka whakamahi ngā kaimahi i ngā taonga māoriori, kia riro ai i ngā tamariki ngā wheako tairongo. Ka tino whai hua taua tūāhuatanga mō ngā pēpi. E hāpaitia ana ngā tamariki kia tūhonohono rātou ki te aotūroa mā te tākaro, ā, mā ngā taumahi anō hoki i whakamaheretia ai. He ngākau titikaha ō ngā tamariki ki te ako.

Te Whakamahere me te Aromātai

He mātātoa te whai wāhi atu a te whānau ki tō rātou kōhanga reo. Tū ai ngā hui i ia te wā, ā, he pai te taetae atu a te whānau. Kua whakawhanakehia tētahi mahere rautaki matawhānui hei ārahi i te whānau, ā, hei hāpai hoki i te rōnaki tonutanga o te kōhanga reo mō meāke nei. E hāpai ana te mahere ā-tau i te whai huatanga o ā rātou mahi ki te whakahaere i ngā whakaritenga o te kōhanga reo. He pai te whakahaeretanga o ngā take katoa e pā ana ki te hauora me te haumaru. He pai te mahi ngātahi a te whānau hei painga mō ngā tamariki.

Kua whakaaro nuitia ngā mahi i whakamahere ai i te hōtaka, ā, e whai hua ana ngā tamariki nā taua tūāhuatanga. Ka mahi ngātahi ngā kaimahi hei āta whakatau i te noho o ngā tamariki ki te pūtake o ngā mahi katoa i te kōhanga reo. He mārama ngā tuhinga, ā, ka whai kiko hoki mā ngā kaimahi me te whānau. Ka aro atu ki ētahi tino rōpū reanga o ngā tamariki, hei āta whakarite i te hāngaitanga o ngā akoranga katoa ki tō rātou tupu me ō rātou whakawhanaketanga. He mātātoa te whai wāhi nui o ngā tamariki ki ngā akoranga.

Ka aroturukitia te ahu whakamua a ngā tamariki. E kapo atu ana ngā pūkete a ia tamaiti i tēnā e ākona ana e ia. Ka whakatakoto haere ngā kaiako i te ahu whakamua o te ako, mā ngā tūmomo reanga o te tupu me te whakawhanaketanga. Ka whakapuakihia aua mōhiohio ki te taha o ngā whānau i ngā wā e wātea ana rātou. Kei te mōhio te whānau ki tēnā e ākona ana e ā rātou tamariki, ā, ki te āhua anō hoki o ō rātou whakawhanaketanga.

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka Whai Ake

Ko tētahi wāhanga hei whakawhanake ake, ko te haere tonutanga o te arotake whaiaro me te aroturukitanga o ngā whakahaeretanga ki te kōhanga reo. Ahakoa nō nā tata tonu nei ngā tini tuhinga matua i arotakengia ai, kāhore te whānau e tuhi ana i te āhua o te ahu whakamua, i ngā huarahi rānei ka whakapai tonu i aua āhuatanga. Kāhore ngā mahi ki te aromātai i te hōtaka akoranga e tuhia ana. He whāiti noa ngā tuhinga e tohu ana i tēnā e whai hua ana me tēnā anō hoki hei whakapai ake. E mōhio ana ngā kaimahi, ko te tuhi haere i ā rātou whakawhitinga kōrero ka hāpai ake anō hoki i ngā pūrongo ki te whānau i ngā hui.

3 Te Whakatau a te Whānau ki ngā Wāhanga Tautukunga

I te wā o te aromātai, i whakamātauhia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga ngā pūnaha o te kōhanga reo ki te whakahaere i ngā āhuatanga i raro iho nei e whai pānga nui ana ki te waiora o ngā tamariki:

  • te haumaru whatumanawa (tāpiri atu ko te ārahi mauritau, ko te ārai tamariki)
  • te haumaru ā-tinana (tāpiri atu ko te mātakitaki tamariki; ko ngā whakaritenga whakamoe; ko ngā aituā; ko te whāngai rongoā; ko ngā whakaritenga akuaku; ko ngā kaupapa here me ngā tikanga haerenga whakawaho)
  • te tū tika o ngā kaimahi (tae atu ki ngā taumata tohu mātauranga; te arowhai a ngā pirihimana; ngā rēhitatanga kaiako; me te tatauranga ki waenga i te kaiako me te tamaiti)
  • ngā whakaritenga, tikanga hōneatanga e pā ana ki te ahi me te rū whenua.

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.

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 e aroturuki ana i ngā whakahaeretanga katoa o te kōhanga reo, hei tāutu i ngā āhuatanga ki te whakapai ake, ā, hei aru anō hoki i aua tūāhuatanga i ā rātou hui ā-whānau
  • whakatairangatia ngā mahi e aromātai ana i te hōtaka, hei hāpai i ngā whakapai tonutanga o te hōtaka akoranga i ia te wā.

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

Ka aromātai anō Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i Te Kōhanga Reo o Ngā Tikanga Pono i roto i te toru o ngā tau.

Charles Rolleston Toka ā-nuku

10 Paengawhāwhā, 2019

Ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te kōhanga reo

Te tūwāhi

Kei Tāmaki-makau-rau

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

20319

Te tau tohu o Te Kōhanga Reo

02B014

Te tūmomo raihana

He kōhanga reo

Kua raihanatia ki te ture

Ngā Ture Mātauranga (Ratonga Kōhungahunga) 2008

Te tokomaha mō te raihana

24, kia tokowaru ki raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te tokomaha kei te rārangi ingoa

19, tokowhā kei raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro 4

Tama 15

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

100%

Te wā i te kōhanga reo te rōpū arotake

Hui-tanguru 2019

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

10 Paengawhāwhā, 2019

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Hui-tanguru 2016

Kohi-tātea 2013

Hōngongoi 2009

1 Context

Mahia te mahi kia tika, mā te tika ka pono, mā te pono ka rangimārie.

Te Kōhanga Reo o Ngā Tikanga Pono is located on the grounds of Northcote College in Auckland. Since the previous ERO review, the whānau have strengthened te reo Māori for children and their whānau. Graduates of the kōhanga reo have returned as parents and kaimahi. Whānau and kaimahi have participated in training towards attaining Te Tohu Whakapakari.

2 The Evaluation Findings

How well do children demonstrate whanaungatanga?

Children demonstrate whanaungatanga by having positive relationships with their peers and with others.

Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira

Children are developing awareness of their spiritual and cultural connections. Children learn about Ranginui, Papatūānuku and their children. Kaiako encourage children to talk about what they know. Children are expressive in how they relate their understanding of atua Māori. Kaiako integrate relevant karakia and waiata to enhance children’s learning. The kuia model tikanga associated with Mana Atua and guide the children and whānau. Children are settled and happy.

Children are supported to learn about their whānau and whakapapa. They learn about who they are and where they come from. Strong whānau connections reinforce their identity and belonging within the kōhanga reo. Kaimahi prompt and assist children to recite their pepeha. A strong foundation has been established for children to grow and develop confidence in knowing their mana whenua. Children are developing a strong sense of belonging.

Children experience aroha, āwhina and manaaki. All children engage positively in their learning space with others. They are given opportunities to participate in leadership roles. Kuia role model the traditional concept of korowai aroha. This supports kaimahi to instil whanaungatanga and values when interacting with the children. Older children actively and independently support their teina. Kaimahi are gentle and loving in all their interactions. Children naturally show respect for each other, kaiako, whānau and manuhiri.

Children are well supported to develop language skills in te reo Māori. The kuia, kaiako and kaimahi affirm and praise children for all attempts and communication in te reo Māori. Māori values are instilled through the use of te reo Māori. Whanaungatanga is reflected during morning karakia and mihimihi. Babies are included during this part of the programme. They show enjoyment and understanding through facial expression and body language. Children are developing as speakers of te reo Māori immersed in whanaungatanga.

Children are encouraged to explore their natural and physical environments. They are developing their knowledge and understanding of their worlds through explorative experiences in the local area. Kaimahi use natural resources to provide children with important sensory experiences. This works particularly well for the babies. Children are supported to make connections with Te Aotūroa through play and their planned activities. Children are confident learners.

Planning and Evaluation

Whānau are active participants in their kōhanga reo. Regular hui are held and are well attended by whānau. A comprehensive strategic plan has been developed to guide the whānau and support the future of the kōhanga reo. The annual plan supports them to efficiently manage kōhanga reo operations. All health and safety matters are well managed. The whānau work well together in the interests of the children.

Children benefit from a thoughtfully-planned programme. Kaimahi work collaboratively to ensure children remain at the centre of what happens in the kōhanga reo. Documentation is clear and informative for kaimahi and whānau. Attention is given to specific to age groups of children to ensure that all learning is appropriate for their growth and development. Children are active and engaged learners.

Children’s progress is monitored. Individual profile books capture what children are learning. Kaiako record the learning progression through the different stages of growth and development. This information is shared with the whānau as and when they are available. The whānau know what their children are learning and how they are developing.

Key Next Steps

Ongoing self review and monitoring of kōhanga reo operations is an area for development. While significant documentation has recently been reviewed, whānau do not record how things are progressing or can be improved. Evaluation of the learning programme is not recorded. There is limited documentation to show what works well and what could improve. Kaimahi acknowledge how recording their discussions will improve the reporting to whānau at hui.

3 Whānau Management Assurance on Compliance Areas

During the evaluation, ERO looked at the kōhanga reo systems for managing the following areas that have a potentially high impact on children's wellbeing:

  • emotional safety (including positive guidance and child protection)
  • physical safety (including supervision; sleep procedures; accidents; medication; hygiene; excursion policies and procedures)
  • suitable staffing (including qualification levels; police vetting; teacher registration; ratios)
  • evacuation procedures and practices for fire and earthquake.

All kōhanga reo are required to promote children's health and safety and to regularly review their compliance with legal requirements.

4 Recommendations

ERO and the Kōhanga Reo whānau developed the following recommendations:

  • strengthen monitoring of all kōhanga reo operations to identify where improvements can be made and tracking those in their whānau hui
  • enhance programme evaluation practices to support ongoing improvements in the learning programme.

When is ERO likely to evaluate the kōhanga reo again?

The next ERO evaluation of Te Kōhanga Reo o Ngā Tikanga Pono will be in three years.

Charles Rolleston Toka ā-nuku

10 April 2019

Information about the Kōhanga Reo

Location

Auckland

Ministry of Education profile number

20319

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

02B014

Licence type

Te Kōhanga Reo

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

24 children, including up to 8 aged under 2

Kōhanga Reo roll

19 children, including 4 aged under 2

Gender composition

Girls 4

Boys 15

Ethnic composition

Māori

100%

Review team on site

February 2019

Date of this report

10 April 2019

Most recent ERO report(s)

Education Review

Education Review

Education Review

February 2016

January 2013

July 2009