Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Kāmaka Mātauranga - 26/02/2016

Te Aromātai

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Kāmaka Mātauranga ki Manurewa, ki Tāmaki-makau-rau ki te tonga. Kua roa nei te kuia e whai wāhi atu ana i te kōhanga reo. Ka whai whakaaro te whānau me ngā kaimahi ki ngā whai wāhitanga me te tautoko a te kuia e whakaratoa ana ki te kōhanga reo. E tipu ana te maioha o ngā tamariki mō te reo Māori me tō rātou taiao ā-rohe.

Ka arotake anō Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Kāmaka Mātauranga i roto ngā tau e rua.

1 Te Horopaki

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Kāmaka Mātauranga ki Manurewa, ki Tāmaki-makau-rau ki te Tonga. Kua roa nei te whānau e whai wāhi atu ana ki te kōhanga reo. He tino kaha tō rātou kuia ki te tautoko i ā rātou whakahaeretanga o te kōhanga reo ā ia rā. Ko te reo me ōna tikanga e pou here ana i ngā akoranga a ngā tamariki. Ka whakaratoa ki a rātou tētahi anga motuhake me te horopaki kia āhei ai rātou te ako i ngā kaupapa e hāngai pū ana ki tō rātou rohe. Ka tino tautokona ngā kaimahi me te whānau i ā rātou tamariki. Kua paiheretia rātou ki te whakarato ki ngā tamariki tētahi taiao e whakatītina i te puāwaitanga me te oranga hoki o ā rātou tamariki.

I tāutu te pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i te maha o ngā wāhanga whakahaere papai, tae atu ki te reo me ngā tikanga Māori, ngā mahinga mā ngā tamariki, te taiao ako, te whakamahere me te aromātai, me ngā whakaritenga e pā ana ki te arotake whaiaro. Ko tētahi Āhuatanga i tāutuhia hei whakapai ake, ko te whakawhanake ake i te aroturuki o ngā akoranga a ngā tamariki.

2 Ngā Whakaaturanga o te Arotake

He pēhea rawa te māramatanga o ngā tamariki ki te reo Māori?

Ka kitea ki ngā tamariki te pai o tō rātou māramatanga ki te reo Māori i a rātou e whai ana i ngā tohutohu me ngā mahinga.

Mana Reo

Ka rongo ngā tamariki i te reo Māori puta noa i te rā. Whakamahi ai ngā kaimahi i te reo Māori i ngā wā katoa. He tino aronga tō rātou ki te whakamahi i ngā hanganga reo e tika ana i ā rātou taunekeneke katoa ki te taha o ngā tamariki. Ko te tāruarua me te whakatauira i ngā kupu me ngā kīanga e whai hua ana ki te whakapakari i ngā mōhiotanga o ngā tamariki. Ka whai ngā tamariki i ngā tohutohu me ngā mahinga.

E tīmata ana ngā tamariki ki te whakamahi i te reo Māori. Ka taea e te nuinga o ngā tamariki ngā kīanga māmā te whakamahi, i a rātou e whakawhiti kōrero ana ki a rātou anō, ki ngā kaiako hoki. He pakari rātou ki te mihi ki ngā manuhiri me te whakautu tika i ngā pātai me ngā whakawhitinga kōrero. Ka kōrero ngā tamariki i te reo Māori i ngā wā kai, i ngā mahinga, me te hōtaka akoranga. Ka whakanui ngā kaimahi i ngā tamariki mō ā rātou whakamātau ki te kōrero i te reo Māori.

Ka kitea ngā akoranga a ngā tamariki puta noa i te taiao. He muramura ngā whakaaturanga, ngā tūtohi, ngā kōwaiwai pakitara me ngā rauemi e whakamahia ana e ngā kaimahi hei whakatairanga i te reo o ngā tamariki. Ka taki ngā tamariki i ngā mahi e tika ana mō te paraihe i ō rātou niho me te whengu i ō rātou ihu. Ka whakaako aua taumahi o ia rā i ngā tamariki ki te tiaki i tō rātou hauora, ā, ka āta whakatauira hoki i te reo e whai pānga ana ki aua mahi. He pārekareka ki ngā tamariki te ako i te reo Māori.

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka Whai Ake

Ka whai wāhi ngā tamariki ki te hanganga o te hōtaka akoranga. He iti noa ā rātou whai wāhitanga ki te kōkiri me te whakahaere i ā rātou ake akoranga me ā rātou ake tākaro. Mā te tāwiriwiri i te āhua o te hōtaka akoranga e hāngai ana ki ngā ngākaunuitanga me ngā matea o te takitahi me te rōpū, ka tāea te whakaongaonga te pākiki i roto i ngā tamariki ki te ako.

Te Whakamahere me te Aromātai

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka Whai Ake

He kōtahi te aro a te whānau me ngā kaimahi ki te wharite i ngā hōtaka akoranga i te tīmatanga o ia wāhanga. E hono ana ēnei ki ngā whāinga o Te Whāriki me Te Korowai. Kā kitea ngā whāinga roa me ngā whāinga poto hoki i roto i te mahere ā-tau, ā-wāhanga, ā-wiki, ā-ia rā, ā, me ngā mahi kua whakamaheretia hei whakatutuki i o rātou whāinga. Heoi, mā te whakawhakawhānui ake i te hanganga o te mahere hei atawhai i ngā ngākau nuitanga me ngā matea o te takitahi, ā, ka taea te whakarākei i te whai wāhitanga o ngā tamariki me te poipoi i tō rātou hiahia ki te ako.

Ka whai hui ngā tukanga o te whānau hei kawe i ngā whakahaeretanga a te kōhanga reo. I arotakengia, ā, i whakamana hoki te Tūtohinga i tērā tau kia whai mana ai te raihana. Kua uru ki roto i tēnei ko te whakahou i te mahere rautaki, nga kaupapa here me ōna whakaritenga me ngā herenga ā-ture. He kaha te tautoko a ngā Kaiwhakahaere ā-Rohe o Te Tari Matua o Te Kōhanga Reo (TKRNT) i te whānau me ngā kaimahi kia whakaratoa tētahi taiao haumaru mō a rātou tamariki.

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka Whai Ake

Kua tautokona te Kaiwhakahaere ā-Rohe i te whānau me ngā kaimahi ki te whakatau he āwangawanga kua pāngia ki tētahi o ngā kaimahi kia tau ai hoki i roto i ngā āhuatanga e tika ana. Heoi, i tino manawa pōuri ētahi mema o te whānau mō te āhua o te mahinga, ā, kua hikina a rātou tamariki i te kōhanga reo. Mā te whakakaha ake i te mōhiotanga o te whānau ki te kaupapa hei whakatau kairiri, kātahi ka pai ake tō rātou aro atū kī ngā pānga ā kō ake nei, ā, kia tau ai hoki i runga i te wairua pai.

Kāore ngā akoranga a ngā tamariki kia āta aroturukihia, kia whakapūketehia rānei. Ahakoa ka kohikohi ngā kaimahi i ētahi tauira mahi a ngā tamariki, kāore e mārama kehokeho ana ngā whakataunga hei whakapai ake i ngā whai wāhitanga ki ngā akoranga mō ngā tamariki. Kāore ngā mōhiohio e hāngai ana ki te aromatawai e āta whakaatu ana i te ahu whakamua me te puāwaitanga hoki a ngā tamariki.

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 tāutuhia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga ngā wāhanga e whai ake nei, kāhore e tutuki ana e ai ki te ture:

  • kia whakarato ngā pākeke i ngā mātauranga me te atawhai ka whakatairanga i ngā akoranga a ngā mokopuna mā ngā taunekeneke e whai pūtake ana, e whai hua ana hoki
    [R 41 Ture Mātauranga (Kōhungahunga) 2008; C1-4 Paearu Raihana mō ngā Kōhanga Reo kei raro i te maru o Te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo 2008]
  • kia whakarite te whānau i te ahunga mai o te marautanga o te kōhanga reo i ngā mahere, te whakatinanatanga, me te aromātai, me te whai pānga o tēnei ki te māramatanga o te ako a te mokopuna, ō rātou ngākau nuitanga, me ngā horopaki o te whānau me te ao
    [Paearu C2 – Te Whakaritenga Ngaio, Ture Mātauranga (Kōhungahunga) 2008]
  • kia arotake i ia te wā i te hōtaka o ngā mahi e whakatutukihia ana ki te kōhanga reo.
    [R 47 (1)(b)(i)(ii) Ture Mātauranga (Kōhungahunga) 2008]

4 Ngā Taunakitanga

I whakaae Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga me te whānau kia toro atu rātou ki te tautoko o Te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo, te whakawhanake tonu i ngā mahi aromatawai me ngā mahi aromātai, hei whakatutuki ake i ngā akoranga me te puāwaitanga ā ngā tamariki .

Te Whakarāpopototanga

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Kāmaka Mātauranga ki Manurewa, ki Tāmaki-makau-rau ki te tonga. Kua roa nei te kuia e whai wāhi atu ana i te kōhanga reo. Ka whai whakaaro te whānau me ngā kaimahi ki ngā whai wāhitanga me te tautoko a te kuia e whakaratoa ana ki te kōhanga reo. E tipu ana te maioha o ngā tamariki mō te reo Māori me tō rātou taiao ā-rohe.

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 Te Kāmaka Mātauranga i roto ngā tau e rua.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Kaiurungi Whakaturuki Arotake Māori

26 Hui-tanguru, 2016

Ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te kōhanga reo

Te tūwāhi

Kei Manurewa, ki Tāmaki-makau-rau ki te tonga

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

25155

Te tau tohu o Te Kōhanga Reo

03H032

Te tūmomo whare

He kōhanga reo

Te raihana

Ngā Ture Mātauranga (Ratonga Kōhungahunga) 2008

Te tokomaha mō te raihana

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

Te tokomaha kei runga i te rārangi ingoa

10, tokorua kei raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro 6

Tama tāne 4

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

100%

Te wā i te kōhanga reo te rōpū arotake

Whiringa-ā-rangi 2015

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

26 Hui-tanguru, 2016

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Tāpiri

Arotake Mātauranga

Whiringa-ā-rangi 2012

2009

Haratua 2008

Evaluation

Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Kāmaka Mātauranga is in Manurewa, South Auckland. The kuia has been involved in the kōhanga reo for a long time. Whānau and kaimahi acknowledged the contributions and support the kuia has provided to the kōhanga reo. Children are developing an appreciation of te reo Māori and their local environment.

The next ERO review of Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Kāmaka Mātauranga will be within two years.

1 Context

Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Kāmaka Mātauranga is in Manurewa, South Auckland. Whānau have been involved with the kōhanga reo for a long time. They are well supported by their kuia in the day- to-day running of the kōhanga reo. Children’s learning is underpinned by te reo and tikanga Māori. It provides them with a unique framework and context in which they are able to learn about kaupapa specific to their rohe. Kaimahi and whānau are supportive of their children. They are committed to providing an environment that foster the growth and wellbeing of their children.

The previous ERO report identified l areas of good performance including te reo me ngā tikanga Māori, routines for tamariki, the learning environment, planning and evaluation and self-review practices. Monitoring of children’s learning was identified as an area for improvement.

2 The Review Findings

How well do children understand te reo Māori?

Children demonstrate that they have a good understanding of te reo Māori as they follow instructions and routines.

Mana Reo

Children hear te reo Māori throughout the day. Kaimahi consistently use te reo Māori. They have a strong focus on using correct language structures in all their interactions with children. Repetition and modelling of vocabulary and phrases is used successfully to build children’s knowledge. Children follow instructions and routines.

Children are beginning to use te reo Māori. Most children can use common phrases when talking with each other and kaiako. They confidently greet visitors and respond appropriately to questions and conversations. Children use te reo Māori at mealtimes, during routines and the learning programme. Kaimahi praise children for their attempts to speak te reo Māori.

Children’s learning is reflected throughout the environment. There are bright displays, charts, murals and resources that kaimahi use to promote children’s language. Children recite the actions for brushing their teeth and blowing their noses. These daily activities teach children how to care for their health and provide them with specific models of language. Children enjoy learning te reo Māori.

Key Next Steps

Children are engaged in a structured learning programme. They have few opportunities to initiate and direct their own learning and play. A more flexible learning programme that is based on individual and group interests and needs would stimulate children’s curiosity to learn.

Planning and Evaluation

Whānau and kaimahi plan programmes of learning together at the beginning of each term. These are linked to Te Whāriki and Te Korowai goals. Annual, term, weekly and daily plans show long and short term objectives with activities planned to achieve these goals. However, extending the planning design to cater to children’s interests and individual needs would heighten engagement and kindle their desire to learn.

Whānau have useful processes to manage kōhanga reo operations. Last year the charter was reviewed and endorsed in order for the kōhanga reo to be relicensed. This included updating the strategic plan, policies and procedures and legislative requirements. Whānau and kaimahi have been well supported by Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust District Manager (TKRNT) to provide a safe environment for their children.

Key Next Steps

Whānau and kaimahi have been working through a personnel concern with TKNT District Manager who have supported them to resolve the issue in an appropriate way. However, some whānau members were unhappy about the incident and have since withdrawn their children from the kōhanga reo. Strengthening whānau understanding about conflict resolution should better prepare them to address future concerns in a more reassuring manner.

Children’s learning is not clearly monitored or documented. While kaimahi gather samples of children’s work, there is no clarity about decisions made to improve learning opportunities for children. Children’s assessment information does not accurately reflect their progress and development.

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.

ERO identified the following areas of non-compliance:

  • adults provide education and care to enhance mokopuna learning through meaningful and positive interactions
    [R41 Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008;C1-4 Licensing Criteria for Kōhanga Reo affiliated with Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust 2008]

  • whānau need to ensure that the curriculum of the kōhanga reo is informed by planning, implementation and evaluation that demonstrates an understanding of mokopuna learning, their interests, whānau and life contexts
    [Criterion C2-Professional Practice, Education (Early Childhood Services ) Regulations 2008]

  • periodically review the programme of activities undertaken at the kōhanga reo.
    [R47 (1) (b) (i) (ii) Education (ECC) Regulations 2008]

4 Recommendation

ERO and whānau agreed that they seek training and support from TKRNT to further strengthen assessment and evaluation practices to better cater for children’s learning and developmental needs.

Conclusion

Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Kāmaka Mātauranga is in Manurewa, South Auckland. The kuia has been involved in the kōhanga reo for a long time. Whānau and kaimahi acknowledged the contributions and support the kuia has provided to the kōhanga reo. Children are developing an appreciation of te reo Māori and their local environment.

When is ERO likely to review the kōhanga reo again?

The next ERO review of Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Kāmaka Mātauranga will be within two years.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Deputy Chief Review Officer Māori

26 February 2016

Information about the Kōhanga Reo

Location

Manurewa, South Auckland

Ministry of Education profile number

25155

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

03H032

Licence type

Te Kōhanga Reo

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

18 children, including up to 2 aged under 2

Kōhanga Reo roll

10 children, including up to 2 aged under 2

Gender composition

Girls 6

Boys 4

Ethnic composition

Māori

100%

Review team on site

November 2016

Date of this report

26 February 2016

Most recent ERO report(s)

Education Review

Supplementary Review

Education Review

November 2012

2009

May 2008