Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Kauri - 10/10/2018

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 whakamahere me te aromātai – tae atu ki te aromatawai, te aromātai hōtaka, te arotake whaiaro, me te whakamahere rautaki
  • ngā wāhanga kāhore e tutuki ana e ai ki te ture – tae atu ki ngā mahi ki te arowhai i ngā āhuatanga mōrearea, ngā akoako hōneatanga inā he rū whenua, me ngā kaupapa here, ngā tukanga hoki e pā ana ki ngā aituā, ngā maiki, me ngā mate hopuhopu, me
  • ētahi atu take i tāutuhia ai i te wā o te arotake.

2 Te Horopaki

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Kauri ki te marae o Te Kauri, ki Rāhui Pōkeka. I te Whiringa-ā-nuku o 2017 te whānau i whakaae ai kia noho kē te kōhanga reo ki raro i te maru o te komiti matua a Takitini, ā, e whakarato ana rātou i te tautoko i nāianei i roto i te kāwanatanga me te whakahaeretanga o te kōhanga reo. Ko te pūrongo a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i te tau 2016 i tāutu ai i ētahi wāhanga e āwangawangatia ana, ā, i hāngai ai ērā ki ngā mahi whakahaere a te whānau. Mai i taua arotake, kua aro te whānau ki te whakatutuki haere i aua take.

3 Ngā Whakaaturanga

Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira

E rumakina ana ngā tamariki ki te reo Māori. Ka whakamahi ngā kaimahi i te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo rautaki e whakapakari ai i te whakawhanaketanga reo o ngā tamariki. Ko ētahi o aua rautaki, ko ngā tongi, ngā mōteatea, me ngā whakataukī o tō rātou takiwā, tae atu hoki ki ngā karakia, ngā hīmene, ngā waiata, ngā pepeha, me ngā mihi. Ka whakarato ngā kaimahi i ngā whai wāhitanga mō ngā tuākana ki te ārahi i ō rātou tēina i roto i ngā waiata. Ka ako anō hoki ngā tamariki i ngā whakapapa me ngā tikanga e whai pānga ana ki Te Kīngitanga. E noho matua ana aua tūāhuatanga ki te māramatanga o ngā tamariki ki tō rātou tuakiri me ō rātou hononga ki a Waikato Tainui. E mōhio ana ngā tamariki tuākana ki ō rātou tātai whakapapa ki a Waikato Tainui. Ka ngākau nui ngā pēpi ki te whai wāhi atu ki te hōtaka akoranga ki te taha o ō rātou tuākana. Ka whakamihia ngā pēpi, ā, ka poipoia anō hoki ki te aroha me te manaaki. E poipoia ana, e tautokona ana hoki ngā tamariki ki te kōhanga reo.

Te Whakamahere me te Aromātai

He tukanga ā ngā kaimahi hei aromātai i te hōtaka akoranga. Kei te mārama ngā kaimahi i te whai pānga nui o te aromātai. Ka whakawhiti kōrero, ka arotake, ka tuhi anō hoki rātou i tēnā i whai hua ai, i ngā take i pērā ai, ā, i ngā whakaritenga ka whai ake i roto i ngā akoranga a ngā tamariki. E arotahi ana te aromātai ki ngā tino painga mō ngā tamariki. Ka whai wāhi atu ngā tamariki ki tētahi hōtaka e whakamahinetia ana, e whakapaitia ana hoki i ia te wā.

Kua whakawhanakehia e te whānau tētahi mahere rautaki e whakaaweawe ana i te aronga whakamua o te kōhanga reo mō meāke nei. Kua āta tāutuhia ngā kaupapa matua o te pae tawhiti. Aroturukitia ai ngā putanga o ngā mahi rautaki i ia te wā. Ka arotake te whānau i tā rātou ahu whakamua ki te whakatutuki haere i ngā whāinga i whakatakotohia ai ki tā rātou mahere rautaki. Ka whai hua ngā tamariki i te wā he mārama te tirohanga me ngā whāinga ā te whānau mō te pae tawhiti o te kōhanga reo.

Kua pai ake te arotake whaiaro. Ka whakaatuhia tētahi mahere arotake nahanaha, kia māmā ai te tirohanga atu. Aroturukitia ai, pūrongotia ai hoki ētahi āhuatanga o ngā whakahaeretanga ki ngā hui ā-whānau. Nā te hanganga kāwana hou, kei te tāutuhia ētahi atu wāhanga o ngā whakahaeretanga hei arotake whaiaro. Ko ngā tamariki kei te pūtake o ngā whakataunga ki te kōhanga reo.

Ngā wāhanga kāhore e tutuki ana e ai ki te ture

I tāutuhia ki te pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga ētahi wāhanga kāhore e tutuki ana e ai ki te ture, heoi, kua whakatutukihia aua wāhanga i nāianei. Ka arotakengia, ka whakahoungia hoki ngā kaupapa here me ngā tukanga, hei whakatutuki i ngā herenga ā-ture o te wā. Kua whakatinanahia e te kaiwhakahaere tētahi pūnaha hei āta whakarite i te whakatinanatanga o ngā tukanga katoa. E whai wāhi ana ngā tamariki ki tētahi taiao ako e aro nui ki tō rātou hauora me tō rātou noho haumaru.

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka Whai Ake

Ko te aromatawai tētahi āhuatanga hei whakawhanake tonu. Me whiwhi ngā kaimahi i te tautoko o waho ki te āta whakarite me te āta whakapūmau i te pakari o ngā mahi e aromatawai ana i te ako a ngā tamariki. Kāhore ngā tukanga aromatawai o tēnei wā e āta whakaatu ana i te ahu whakamua o te ako a ngā tamariki. E taunaki ana Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga kia whakatakotohia e te whānau te tautoko e tika ana ki te whakapakari i ngā mahi aromatawai a ngā kaimahi. Kāhore anō kia whakatakotohia e te whānau ngā tukanga ki te āta whakamōhio i a rātou mō te ako me te ahu whakamua a ā rātou tamariki.

4 Te 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 ki te tautoko e whakapakari ai i ngā mahi aromatawai a ngā kaimahi.

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 Te Kauri i roto i te toru o ngā tau.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Kaiurungi Whakaturuki Arotake Māori

10 Whiringa ā-nuku, 2018

Ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te kōhanga reo

Te tūwāhi

Kei Rāhui Pōkeka

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

35037

Te tau tohu o te kōhanga reo

04A008

Te tūmomo raihana

Te Kōhanga Reo

Kua raihanatia ki te ture

Ngā Ture Mātauranga (Ratonga Kōhungahunga) 2008

Te tokomaha mō te raihana

33 ngā tamariki, kia tokowaru ki raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te tokomaha kei te rārangi ingoa

28 ngā tamariki, tokowaru kei raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro 14

Tama 14

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

100%

Te wā i te kōhanga reo te rōpū arotake

29 Here-turi-kōkā 2018

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

10 Whiringa ā-nuku, 2018

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Tāpiri

Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Tāpiri

Mahuru 2016

Whiringa-ā-rangi 2014

Here-turi-kōkā 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:

  • planning and evaluation – including assessment, programme evaluation, self-review and strategic planning.
  • areas of non-compliance – including hazard checks, earthquake drills, and policies and procedures relating to accidents, incidents and infectious diseases
  • any other issues identified during the course of the review.

2 Context

Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Kauri is located on Te Kauri Marae in Huntly. In October 2017, the whānau agreed to relocate the kōhanga reo under an executive committee, Takitini, which now provides governance and management support. The previous ERO report in 2016 identified areas of concern relating to aspects of whānau management. Since that review, the whānau have worked to address these issues.

3 Findings

Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira

Children are immersed in te reo Māori. Kaimahi use a range of strategies to build children’s language development. These include tongi, mōteatea and whakataukī specific to their location, as well as karakia, hīmene, waiata, pepeha and mihi. Kaimahi provide opportunities for tuākana to lead and guide their tēina in waiata. Children are also learning the whakapapa and values of Te Kīngitanga. This is pivotal to understanding their identity and links to Waikato Tainui. Older children know their whakapapa links to Waikato Tainui. Pēpi enjoy participating in the learning programme alongside their tuakana. Pēpi are praised and nurtured with aroha and manaaki. Children are nurtured and supported in the kōhanga reo.

Planning and Evaluation

Kaimahi have processes in place to evaluate the learning programme. Kaimahi understand the importance of evaluation. They discuss, review and document what worked well, reasons why and where to next for children’s learning. Evaluation is focussed on positive outcomes for children. Children participate in a programme that is regularly refined and improved.

Whānau has developed a strategic plan that influences the future direction for the kōhanga reo. Long term priorities have been clearly identified. The outcomes of the strategic actions are monitored regularly. Whānau review their progress towards the goals in their strategic plan. Children benefit when whānau have clear vision and goals for the future of the kōhanga reo.

Self review has improved. A systematic review plan is displayed for easy access. Some aspects of operations are monitored and reported at whānau hui. Because of the new governance structure, other areas of operations are being identified for self-review. Children are central to decision making in the kōhanga reo.

Areas of non-compliance

The areas of non-compliance identified in the previous ERO report have been addressed. Policies and procedures are reviewed and updated to meet current legislation. The kaiwhakahaere has implemented a system to ensure all procedures are implemented. Children enjoy a learning environment that prioritises their health and safety.

Key Next Steps

Assessment remains an area for development. Kaimahi require external support to establish and maintain robust assessment of children’s learning. The current assessment processes do not reflect the progress of children’s learning. ERO recommend that whānau put in place support for kaimahi to strengthen assessment practices. Whānau do not processes in place to ensure they are well informed of their children’s learning and progress.

4 Recommendation

ERO and the kōhanga reo whānau developed the following recommendation:

  • the whānau must seek support for kaimahi to strengthen assessment practices.

When is ERO likely to evaluate the kōhanga reo again?

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

Lynda Pura-Watson

Deputy Chief Review Officer Māori

10 October 2018

Information about the Kōhanga Reo

Location

Huntly

Ministry of Education profile number

35037

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

04A008

Licence type

Te Kōhanga Reo

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

33 children, including up to 8 aged under 2

Kōhanga Reo roll

28 children, including 8 aged under 2

Gender composition

Girls 14

Boys 14

Ethnic composition

Māori

100%

Review team on site

29 August 2018

Date of this report

10 October 2018

Most recent ERO report(s)

Supplementary Review

Education Review

Supplementary Review

September 2016

November 2014

August 2011