Te Kōhanga Reo o Paparākau Tuarua - 01/02/2016

1 Te Horopaki

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Paparākau Tuarua ki Te Awakairangi ki Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Nā te tū o tēnei kōhanga reo ki te tāone, he wāhi huihuinga tāngata hoki mō te whānau. He wāhi hoki kua whakatō i te hiahia o ngā mātua ki te ako i tō rātou ake ahurea. Nā tēnei he nui te whakawhanaketanga o te whānau, ā, i roto i ngā tau e toru kua pahure ake nei, neke atu i te toru tekau o ngā mātua i whakatutuki ai i te hōtaka o Te Ara Tūāpae a Te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo.

Kua whakapūmautia e te kōhanga reo ngā tūranga kaimahi me te whānau i roto i te roanga o te wā. He roa te rārangi tatari, ā, i tēnei wā e whai whakaaro ana te whānau ki te whakawhanake tonutanga o te kōhanga reo.

Whai muri i te pūrongo o mua, i whakapū te whānau i ā rātou mōhiohio o mua, kia tau ai te māramatanga ki ngā āhuatanga e whai painga ana mō ngā tamariki. Kua oti te whakapū, ā, e arotake ana te whānau i ngā mōhiohio i tēnei wā. 

2 Ngā Whakaaturanga o te Arotake

He pēhea rawa te whakaatu a ngā tamariki i tō rātou aronga toi whenuatanga?

He kaha te aronga toi whenuatanga o ngā tamariki. E mōhio ana rātou ki a rātou anō me tō rātou whai wāhi nui ki te whānau.

Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira

E whakawhanake ana te tūmāia o ngā tamariki ki te kōrero i te reo Māori. Ka whakamahi ngā kaiako i ngā rautaki ako reo e whai hua ana, pērā i te whakatauira me te akiaki reo. Ka taki ngā tamariki i ngā waiata, ngā haka, me ngā mōteatea hei hāpai i ā rātou akoranga. Ka tū ngā tuākana ki te ārahi i ngā karakia me ngā mihimihi. E puāwai ana ngā tamariki nā ngā tūmomo wheako e whakamana ana i tō rātou reo me ā rātou taonga tuku iho.

Ka whakaongaongatia ngā tamariki kia tūhura ai rātou i tō rātou taiao. Kua waihangatia e ngā kaimahi tētahi taiao ako hihiri e hāngai pū ana ki te tamaiti. He nui ngā rauemi ki te kōhanga reo e hāpai ana i te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo matea ako, ngā reanga, me ngā āheinga o ngā tamariki. Ka tiakina ngā rauhanga katoa o roto, o waho hoki. Nā te māra kai me ngā haerenga ki ngā wāhi whakahirahira ka rongo ngā tamariki i te ao māoriori, tūturu hoki. Ka rumakina ngā tamariki ki tētahi taiao akoranga e whakamana ana i tō rātou tūnga motuhake ki te kōhanga reo.

He aroha, he manaakitanga hoki tō ngā hononga ki ngā tamariki. He maha ngā wā ka toro atu rātou ki te tautāwhi me te tautoko hoki o ngā kaimahi, puta noa i te rā. He pārekareka ki ngā tamariki tuākana ā rātou mahi, ā rātou kawenga hoki ki te tiaki i ngā tēina. Ka whakatauira ngā kaimahi i ngā uaratanga o te aroha, te manaaki, me te hūmārie ki ngā tamariki. He harikoa, he tau hoki ngā tamariki, ā, kei te mōhio rātou ki tā rātou whai wāhi nui ki te kōhanga reo.

Ka wheako ngā tamariki i tētahi taiao e whai wāhi mātātoa ai te whānau ki ā rātou akoranga. Ka whakaako ngā tamariki i ngā waiata, ngā kupu hou, me ngā karakia ki ā rātou mātua. Ko ngā tamariki te pūtake i tīmata ai ngā mātua ki te ako i te reo me ngā tikanga Māori. Ko te ako a ngā pākeke tētahi tino āhuatanga nui ki te whānau. E tino tautokona ana ngā tamariki me te whānau ki te kōhanga reo kia ako ko wai rātou.

Te Whakamahere me te Aromātai

E hāpaitia ana te ako a ngā tamariki nā te pakari o te whakamahere hōtaka, te whakamahere rautaki me ngā tukanga e pā ana ki te arotake whaiaro. Ka ārahi Te Ara Tūāpae i te tirohanga rautaki me ngā whāinga rautaki o te kōhanga reo. Kua whakawhanakehia e te whānau tētahi mahere mahi kia tutukihia ai ngā whāinga pae tata, ā, kia whakamahere ai hoki i ngā whāinga pae tawhiti. He pai te whakahaeretanga o ngā tukanga me ngā whakaritenga e pā ana ki te arotake whaiaro a te whānau. He auau ngā pūrongo, ā, ka kapohia atu ngā whakaaro huritao ki ngā meneti a ngā hui ā-whānau. Nō nā tata tonu nei te katoa o ngā kaupapa here me ngā tukanga i arotakengia ai.

Ka whai wāhi ngā tamariki ki ngā taumahi ako e whai pūtake ana, e whakaongaonga ana, ā, i āta whakaarohia ai hoki. He ākonga ngana ngā tamariki. Kei ngā mahere ngā tino whāinga e pā ana ki ngā tamariki.

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka Whai Ake

Me whakamahine ngā whakaritenga e pā ana ki te aromatawai. Kāhore i te tino mārama ētahi āhuatanga o ngā mōhiohio aromatawai. He maha ngā wā, he uaua te mārama i te āhua o ngā akoranga a ngā tamariki i roto i ngā pūrongo.

Kāhore te hōtaka akoranga e tino aromātaihia ana. Ahakoa ka whakatakoto ngā kaimahi i ngā whakaaro huritao a te takitahi me te takirōpū mō te hōtaka akoranga, kāhore ēnei i te riterite i ētahi wā, ā, kāhore hoki e whakamahia ana hei whakapai ake i te hōtaka. 

3 Te Whakataunga a te Kōhanga Reo ki ngā Wāhanga Tautukunga

I te wā o te arotake, 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.

I te wā o te arotake, kāhore i tāutuhia ētahi herenga ā-ture e noho tarepa ana. 

4 Te Taunakitanga

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

  • Kia toro atu Te Kōhanga Reo o Paparākau Tuarua ki te āwhina o te tari ā-rohe o Te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo, ki te whakawhanake i te aromatawai me te aromātai hōtaka.

Te Whakarāpopototanga

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Paparākau Tuarua ki Te Awakairangi, ki Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Ka kitea ki ngā tamariki te kaha o tō rātou aronga toi whenuatanga ki te kōhanga reo. Ka wheako ngā tamariki i tētahi taiao e whai wāhi mātātoa ai te whānau ki ā rātou akoranga. Ka whai wāhi ngā tamariki ki ngā taumahi ako e whai pūtake ana, e whakaongaonga ana, ā, i āta whakaarohia ai hoki. He ākonga ngana ngā tamariki.

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 Paparākau Tuarua i roto i te toru o ngā tau.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Kaiurungi Whakaturuki Arotake Māori

01 Hui-tanguru, 2016 

Ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te kōhanga reo

Te tūwāhi

Kei Te Awakairangi, ki Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

55420

Te tau tohu o Te Kōhanga Reo

09A102

Te tūmomo whare

He kōhanga reo

Te raihana

Ngā Ture Mātauranga (Ratonga Kōhungahunga) 2008

Te tokomaha mō te raihana

50, kia 20 ki raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te tokomaha kei runga i te rārangi ingoa

32, 18 kei raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te ira tangata

Tama tāne 26

Kōtiro 24

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori 46

Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa 4

Te wā i te kōhanga reo te rōpū arotake

24 – 25 Whiringa-ā-rangi 2015

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

01 Hui-tanguru, 2016

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Kawenga Takohanga

Kohi-tātea 2013

Kohi-tātea 2008

Pipiri 2002

1 Context

Te Kōhanga Reo o Paparākau Tuarua is in Lower Hutt Wellington. Due to its urban location the kōhanga reo has become a cultural centre point for whānau. The setting has also inspired parents to learn about their own culture. This has seen a significant whānau development with over thirty parents completing the Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust Te Ara Tuatahi programme over the last three years.

The kōhanga reo has maintain consistent staffing and whānau over a long period of time. There is a substantial waiting list and whānau are currently considering the future development of the kōhanga reo.

Since the previous report the whānau archived their existing information and to understand what contributes to successful outcomes for children. The archiving is complete and the whānau are currently reviewing the information. 

2 The Review Findings

How well do children show a sense of belonging?

Children show a strong sense of belonging. They know who they are and their special place within the whānau.

Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira

Children are developing confidence to speak te reo Māori. Kaiako use effective language learning techniques including modelling and prompting. Children recite waiata, haka and mōteatea to support their learning. Tuakana take lead roles during karakia and mihimihi. Children thrive on experiences that affirm their language and heritage.

Children are stimulated to explorer their environment. Kaimahi have created a vibrant and child centred learning environment. The kōhanga reo is well resourced to support the diverse learning needs, ages and abilities of children. All indoor and outdoor facilities are well maintained. Maara kai and excursions to places of importance expose the children to the natural and physical worlds. Children are immersed in a learning environment that affirms their special place at the kōhanga reo.

Relationships are loving and caring for children. They often seek out kaimahi for emotional and physical support during the day. Older children enjoy their tuakana roles and responsibilities for caring for teina. Kaimahi model to children the whānau values of aroha, manaaki and hūmarie. Children are happy, settled and know they belong to their kōhanga reo.

Children experience an environment where whānau are actively involved in their learning. Children teach their parents waiata, kupu hou and karakia. Children have been a catalyst for parents to begin learning te reo me ngā tikanga Māori. Adult learning has become a significant feature of the whānau. Children and whānau are well supported to learn about who they are at kōhanga reo.

Planning and Evaluation

The children’s learning is supported by robust programme planning, strategic planning and self-review processes. Te Ara Tūāpae guides the strategic vision and goals of the kōhanga reo. The whānau have developed an action plan to achieve short term goals and plan for long-term goals. Whānau self-review processes and practices are managed well. Reporting is regular and reflective thinking is captured in whānau hui minutes. All policies and procedures have been recently reviewed.

Children participate in learning activities that are purposeful, considered, and stimulating. Children are engaged learners. Planning includes clear goals for children.

Key Next Steps

Assessment practices need to be refined. Some elements of assessment information lack clarity. Reporting to parents on how children are learning is often difficult to understand.

The learning programme is not well evaluated. While kaimahi record individual and collective reflections about the learning programme, these can be inconsistent and not used to inform improvements to the programme. 

3 Whānau Management Assurance on Compliance Areas

During the review, 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.

No outstanding non-compliances were identified during the review. 

4 Recommendation

ERO and the Kōhanga Reo whānau developed the following recommendations:

  • Te Kōhanga Reo o Paparākau Tuarua seek help from the local Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust office to develop assessment and programme evaluation.

Conclusion

Te Kōhanga Reo o Paparākau Tuarua is in Lower Hutt, Wellington. Children show a strong sense of belonging to their kōhanga reo. Children experience an environment where whānau are actively involved in their learning. Children participate in learning activities that are purposeful, considered, and stimulating. Children are engaged learners. 

When is ERO likely to review the kōhanga reo again?

The next ERO review of Te Kōhanga Reo o Paparākau Tuarua will be in three years.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Deputy Chief Review Officer Māori

1 February 2016

Information about the Kōhanga Reo

Location

Lower Hutt, Wellington

Ministry of Education profile number

55420

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

09A102

Licence type

Te Kōhanga Reo

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

50 children, including up to 20 aged under 2

Kōhanga Reo roll

32 children, including up to 18 aged under 2

Gender composition

Girls 24

Boys 26

Ethnic composition

Māori

Pacific

46

4

Review team on site

24 - 25 November 2015

Date of this report

1 February 2016

Most recent ERO report(s)

Education Review

Education Review

Accountability Review

January 2013

January 2008

June 2002