Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Ngahere o Te Rangimārie - 09/03/2017

Te Aromātai

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Ngahere o Te Rangimārie ki te marae o Wainuiōmata, ki Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Ka whakarato te kōhanga reo i te atawhai me te mātauranga ki ngā mokopuna me ō rātou whānau ki te rohe o Wainuiōmata. Ko te reo me ngā tikanga Māori te aronga matua o te whānau. Kei roto katoa i ngā akoranga a ngā tamariki, ko ngā kōrero, ngā toi, me te ahurea Māori i tuku iho ai.

Ka arotake anō Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Ngahere o Te Rangiamārie i roto i te toru o ngā tau.

1 Te Horopaki

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Ngahere o Te Rangimārie ki te marae o Wainuiōmata, ki Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Nō te rohe o Wainuiōmata te nuinga o ngā tamariki me ō rātou whānau. Ka kitea te whanaungatanga ki te tautoko o te whānau i te kōhanga reo me te hapori.

Ko tā te kōhanga reo tirohanga, ko te whakapakari i te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori. Ka whakanui ngā mātāpono me ngā uaratanga o te whānau i te ū tonu ki te whakapakari haere i te kōhanga reo hei painga mō ā rātou tamariki o nāianei, ā, mō meāke nei hoki.

2 Ngā Whakaaturanga o te Arotake

He pēhea rawa ngā tamariki e whakaatu i tō rātou harikoa me tō rātou tūmāia ki te kōhanga reo?

Ka kitea te tupu haere o te tūmāia me te harikoa o ngā tamariki i roto i ā rātou wheako ki te kōhanga reo.

Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira

E ako ana ngā tamariki ki roto i tētahi taiao e mau nei i te reo Māori hei aronga matua. Ka whakamahi ngā kaimahi i te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo rautaki hei whakapiki ake i te whanaketanga reo o ngā tamariki. Ko ētahi o aua rautaki, ko te mahi tāruarua, te whakapuaki i ngā kupu hou, me te whakahāngaitanga o te tautoko ki ngā matea o ia tamaiti. Ka whakahua ngā tamariki i ngā kupu hou i a rātou e whakawhiti kōrero ana. Ka ako rātou i ngā whakatakotoranga reo o ngā mihimihi, ngā pepeha, ngā whakataukī, me ngā waiata. Nā ēnei, ka māia tā rātou whai wāhi ki ngā wā ako ōkawa. E tupu ana te tūmāia o ngā tamariki ki te whakawhiti kōrero ki waenga i a rātou me ngā pākeke mā te reo Māori.

He ākonga ngana ngā tamariki. E mōhio ana ngā kaimahi, ka ako ngā tamariki mā te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo huarahi. Ka ngakau nui ngā tamariki ki ngā whai wāhitanga ki te tūhura me te whakawhānui ake i ō rātou māramatanga mo te ao. Ko te ingoa o te kōhanga reo e tohu ana i te tino tirohanga ki te taiao māoriori me ōna tini āhuatanga katoa. Kua āta whakaritea, kua whakahoungia anō hoki te taiao ako, ā, e tohu ana i te hiahia o te whānau kia ako ngā tamariki i ngā kōrero tuku iho o tēnei hapori. E whakaatuhia ana ngā toi Māori i runga i ngā pakitara, ā, e whakatairanga ana i te whakahirahiratanga o te tuakiri Māori. E ako ana ngā tamariki i tō rātou tūnga ki te ao.

He pai te noho ngatahi me te mahi ngatahi a ngā tamariki ki te taha o ētahi atu. E pou here ana te whanaungatanga i ngā hononga katoa. I ngā wa e mahi tahi ana ngā tamariki, ka kitea te aroha, te whakaute i waenganui ia ratou. Kua āta whakaritea ngā mahinga. Ko te riterite me te tau o te hōtaka akoranga e hāpai ana i te mauritau o ngā tamariki. Ka kawe ake ngā tamariki i ngā mahi ki te tiaki i tō rātou kōhanga reo me ō rātou hoa. Ko te pai o ngā wheako me ngā hononga o ngā tamariki e āta whakatakoto ana i te tino tūāpapa mō ngā akoranga.

Te Whakamahere me te Aromātai

E whanake ana te whakamahere hōtaka me te aromatawai. He hou ngā kaimahi ki te kaupapa o te kōhanga reo. Ka kōkiri tonu rātou kia marama ai ratou ki ngā kaupapa me ngā tūmanako o te kōhanga reo. E pupū ake ana te whakawhanaketanga o tētahi mahere ā-tau, ngā mahere ā-wāhanga, me ngā mahere ā-wiki. He mātanga/matatau tētahi kuia o tēnei hapori ki te reo Māori me te kaupapa o te kōhanga reo, ā, e hāpai ana ia i ngā kaimahi ki te whakarite i ngā hōtaka akoranga me ngā mahi aromatawai e tika ana.

Kua āta whakaritea ētahi wāhanga o ngā mahi whakahaere a te whānau. Kua whakawhanakehia e te whānau tētahi tukanga whakahaere e whakakotahi ana i te whānau, ā, he ngawari ake hoki mō ngā mātua kāhore e taea te āta taetae atu ki ngā hui katoa. Ko te kaha o ngā whakawhitinga kōrero me te mārama hoki o ngā tūmanako, e āta whakarite ana i te whakatutukitanga o te whānau i ngā kawenga matua o te whakahaere i te kōhanga reo. Ko te aronga matua o ngā mahere ā-tau me te arotakenga o ngā pūnaha ki te kōhanga reo, e whakatakoto ana i te waiora me te aronga toi whenuatanga o ngā tamariki ki te pūtake o ngā mahi whakahaere.

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka Whai Ake

Kāhore te aromatawai o ngā tamariki e hāngai ana ki ngā mahere. Kāhore ngā kaimahi e whakahono ana ki ngā putanga ako i roto i ngā hōtaka i whakamaheretia ai, hei huarahi ki te aroturuki i te ahu whakamua a ngā tamariki. E whanake tonu ana tō rātou māramatanga ki ngā huarahi ka tuitui i ngā ngakau nuitanga o ngā tamariki ki ngā mahere. Ka aroturukitia ake ngā akoranga a ngā tamariki, mā te āta whakahono ake i ngā mahere me ngā aromatawai.

Kua tae ki te wā kia whakaritea e te whānau tētahi tukanga arohaehae hei hāpai i te whakawhanaketanga ngaio o ngā kaimahi. Me tahuri hoki ratou ki te whakamahere rautaki. E mōhio ana te whānau, e tika ana kia āta whakamahia ake e rātou te mahere rautaki a te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo. Ka hāpai tēnei i a rātou ki te tāutu i ngā kaupapa matua o te kōhanga reo, mō te paetawhiti me te wā waenga.

3 Te Whakatau a te Whānau 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.

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:

  • whakawhanakehia te aromatawai
  • whakatinanahia tētahi tukanga arohaehae e hāpai ana i te tupu ngaio o ngā kaimahi
  • whakawhanakehia tētahi mahere rautaki.

Te Whakarāpopototanga

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Ngahere o Te Rangimārie ki te marae o Wainuiōmata, ki Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Ka whakarato te kōhanga reo i te atawhai me te mātauranga ki ngā mokopuna me ō rātou whānau ki te rohe o Wainuiōmata. Ko te reo me ngā tikanga Māori te aronga matua o te whānau. Kei roto katoa i ngā akoranga a ngā tamariki, ko ngā kōrero, ngā toi, me te ahurea Māori i tuku iho ai.

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 Ngahere o Te Rangiamārie i roto i te toru o ngā tau.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Kaiurungi Whakaturuki Arotake Māori

09 Poutūterangi, 2017 

Ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te kōhanga reo 

Te tūwāhi

Kei Wainuiōmata

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

64005

Te tau tohu o Te Kōhanga Reo

09A028

Te tūmomo whare

He kōhanga reo

Te raihana

Ngā Ture Mātauranga (Ratonga Kōhungahunga) 2008

Te tokomaha mō te raihana

20, kia tokorima ki raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te tokomaha kei runga i te rārangi ingoa

14, tokowhā kei raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro 6

Tama tāne 8

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

100%

Te wā i te kōhanga reo te rōpū arotake

Kohi-tātea 2017

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

09 Poutūterangi, 2017

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Hui-tanguru 2014

Hui-tanguru 2010

Evaluation

Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Ngahere o Rangimārie is on Wainuiomata marae in Wellington.The kōhanga reo provides care and education to mokopuna and their whānau in Wainuiomata area. Te reo and tikanga Māori are the main focus of the whānau. Children’s learning is steeped in Māori traditional stories, art and culture.

The next ERO review of Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Ngahere o Te Rangiamārie will be in three years.

1 Context

Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Ngahere o Te Rangimārie is on Wainuiomata Marae, in Wellington. Most children and their whānau come from the Wainuiomata area. Whanaungatanga is reflected in the way the whānau support the kōhanga reo and the community.

The vision of this kōhanga reo is to strengthen te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori. Whānau principles and values emphasise the ongoing commitment to strengthening the kōhanga reo to benefit their children now and in to the future.

2 The Review Findings

How well do children show they are happy and confident in the kōhanga reo?

Children show a growing confidence and happiness in their experiences at the kōhanga reo.

Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira

Children learn in an environment where te reo Maori is a priority. Kaimahi use a range of strategies to increase children’s reo development. These include repetition, introduction of new vocabulary and focused individual support. Children include the new kupu in to their conversations. They learn the language structures of mihimihi, pepeha, whakataukī and waiata. This gives them confidence to participate during these formal times of learning. Children are developing confidence to have conversations with each other and with adults in te reo Māori.

Children are engaged learners. Kaimahi recognise that children learn in a variety of ways. Children enjoy the opportunities to explore and expand on their understanding about the world. The name of the kōhanga reo provides a valuable window to the natural environment and elements. The well organised and refreshed learning environment reflects the desire of the whānau for children to learn about the local stories. Māori art adorn the walls and promote the significance and importance of being Māori. Children are learning about their place in the world.

Children work well with and alongside others. Whanaungatanga underpins all relationships. Interactions are positive caring and respectful. Routines are well established. The consistency and familiarity of the learning programme provide children with a sense of security. Children take responsibility for looking after their kōhanga reo and each other. Children’s positive experiences and relationships provide a sound foundation for learning. 

Planning and Evaluation

Programme planning and assessment is developing. Kaimahi are new to the kaupapa of te kōhanga reo. They continue to familiarise themselves with the kaupapa and expectations of kōhanga reo. An annual plan, term plans and weekly plans are in the early developmental stage. A local kuia with a wealth of knowledge in te reo Māori and the kōhanga reo movement provides support to kaimahi to establish suitable learning programmes and assessment practices.

Aspects of whānau management are well organised. The whānau has developed a management process that is inclusive and less onerous for parents who are unable to commit to regular attendance at meetings. Open communication and clear expectations ensure the whānau is meeting key responsibilities in the management of the kōhanga reo. The focused annual plans and review of the kōhanga reo systems places children’s wellbeing and belonging at the centre of operations.

Key Next Steps

Children’s assessments do not reflect planning. Kaimahi do not make links to the learning outcomes in planned programmes as a source for monitoring children’s progress. They are still developing an understanding of how children’s interests can be integrated in to the planning. Children’s learning could be better monitored if planning and assessment were closely linked.

It is time for whānau to establish an appraisal process to support kaimahi in their professional development. Strategic planning also needs some attention. Whānau acknowledge that they need to make better use of Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust’s strategic plan. This will assist them to identify long and medium term priorities for the kōhanga reo.

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.

4 Recommendations

ERO and the Kōhanga Reo whānau developed the following recommendations:

  • Strengthen assessment
  • Implement an appraisal process that supports the professional growth of kaimahi
  • Develop a strategic plan. 

Conclusion

Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Ngahere o Rangimārie is on Wainuiomata marae in Wellington.The kōhanga reo provides care and education to mokopuna and their whānau in Wainuiomata area. Te reo and tikanga Māori are the main focus of the whānau. Children’s learning is steeped in Māori traditional stories, art and culture.

When is ERO likely to review the kōhanga reo again?

The next ERO review of Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Ngahere o Te Rangiamārie will be in three years.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Deputy Chief Review Officer Māori

9 March 2017 

Information about the Kōhanga Reo 

Location

Wainuiomata

Ministry of Education profile number

64005

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

09A028

Licence type

Te Kōhanga Reo

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

20 children, including up 5 aged under 2

Kōhanga Reo roll

14 children, including up to 4 aged under 2

Gender composition

Girls 6

Boys 8

Ethnic composition

Māori

100%

Review team on site

January 2017

Date of this report

9 March 2017

Most recent ERO report(s)

Education Reviews

Education Reviews

February 2014

February 2010