Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Ūpokoiri ki Ōmahu - 01/12/2015

Te Aromātai

E tū pā tata atu ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Ūpokoiri ki Ōmahu, ki Heretaunga. Ka whakamahi te nuinga o ngā tamariki i te reo Māori i a rātou e taunekeneke ki waenga i a rātou anō, ki te whānau hoki. E āhei ana ngā tamariki tēina ki te wāhi i ngā tohutohu māmā. He whakaongaonga, he whakahihiri hoki te hōtaka akoranga mō ngā tamariki. He pai te whakahaeretanga a te whānau i te kōhanga reo.

Ka arotake anō Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i Te Kōhanga Reo o Ūpokoiri ki Ōmahu i roto i te toru o ngā tau.

1 Te Horopaki

E tū pā tata atu ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Ūpokoiri ki Ōmahu, ki Heretaunga, ā, e whakahaerehia ana ki tētahi whare e tū motuhake ana ki te kura o taua hapori. Koia nei te kōhanga reo tuatahi ki te rohe o Heretaunga, ā, nō te tau 1982 i whakatūngia ai.

I tāutuhia ki te pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga, te maha o ngā āhuatanga papai, tae atu ki ngā wā rōpū, ngā taunekeneke, te whai wāhi a te whānau, me te whakamahere rautaki. Ko te whakahaere kaimahi, te whakahaere pūtea, te hauora me te haumaru, te arotake whaiaro, me te aromātai hōtaka hoki ētahi atu wāhanga e whai hua ana. Ko te kōkiri a te tamaiti i āna ake akoranga, ko te reo Māori, ko te whakarato rauemi hoki ētahi wāhanga hei whakapai ake.

2 Ngā Whakaaturanga o te Arotake

He pēhea rawa te whakamahi a ngā tamariki i te reo Māori?

Ka whakamahi te nuinga o ngā tamariki i te reo Māori i a rātou e taunekeneke ana ki waenga i a rātou anō me ngā pākeke. E āhei ana ngā tamariki tēina ki te whai i ngā tohutohu māmā.

Mana Reo

He pakari te nuinga o ngā tamariki ki te kōrero i te reo Māori. Ka whakamahi ngā kaimahi i te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo rautaki ako reo hei akiaki i te whakamahinga me te whakawhanaketanga o te reo Māori. I ngā wā katoa, ka tahuri atu ngā kaimahi ki ngā tamariki ki te whakawhitiwhiti i ngā kōrero o te kounga kairangi, e whai pūtake ana hoki, hei akiaki i te whakapuakitanga o ō rātou whakaaro. Kōrero Māori ai te nuinga o ngā tamariki, puta noa i te rā.

Ka rongo ngā tamariki i ngā pākeke e matatau ana ki te kōrero i te reo Māori. Ko te reo Māori te reo taketake o te kaiako matua me te kuia, ā, ka tino whakatauira rāua i te reo mō ngā tamariki. He kaha rātou ko ngā mema tokomaha o te whānau ki te āta whakawhitiwhiti kōrero me ngā tamariki. Kei te haere tonu ngā mahi a ētahi o ngā kaimahi me te whānau ki te whakapai i tō rātou ake reo Māori mā ngā tūmomo mahi whakangungu. E tino tautokona ana te whakawhanaketanga reo Māori o ngā tamariki.

He mātātoa te whai wāhi atu a ngā tamariki ki ngā wheako akoranga e whai pūtake ana. Kei te tino wātea ki a rātou ngā wāhi akoranga ātaahua o roto, o waho hoki e mau nei i te maha o ngā rauemi. Kei te mōhio ngā tamariki ki ngā tikanga Māori me te āhua e tika ana mō ngā karakia, te kai hauora, te tiaki i a rātou anō, me te whanonga. He whai wāhitanga mō rātou ki te whai i ō rātou ake ngākau nuitanga, me te whai wāhi atu ki ngā kaupapa ako, te ako hoki ki ngā rōpū nui me ngā rōpū iti. Ka whakaongaongatia te rōpū pēpi, mā ngā tairongo o te pā, te rongo ā-ihu, te whakarongo, me te titiro. E tino tautokona ana ngā tamariki e ngā kaimahi i roto i ā rātou akoranga, ā, ka aro nui ngā kaimahi ki ō rātou matea, ka āta akiaki hoki i a rātou ki te ako. Ka whakatutukihia ngā matea ako o ngā tamariki.

Ka rongo ngā tamariki i te atawhai me te aroha i roto i ngā taunekeneke. Ka tautoko te tuakana me te teina i a rāua anō. Ka pērā hoki ngā taunekeneke ki waenga i ngā kaimahi, te whānau, ngā tūpuna, me ngā tūpuna mātua tuarua. Ka whakatauira ngā kaimahi i te whanonga pai, tae atu ki te aroha, te manaaki, te hūmārie ki waenga i a rātou anō me ngā tamariki. He mauritau ngā tamariki.

E whakawhanake ana te mōhiotanga o ngā tamariki ki tō rātou tū hei tangata whenua. Ka mātakitaki, ka whai wāhi atu hoki ngā tamariki ki te taha o ngā kaimahi me te whānau, i a rātou e whakatau manuhiri ana i ngā pōwhiri, tae atu hoki ki ngā mihi whakatau me ngā karakia. He mātātoa tā rātou whai wāhi atu ki ngā waiata pōwhiri, ngā mōteatea, ngā waiata ā-ringa me ngā haka, ā, ka whakamana ēnei āhuatanga i tō rātou tū hei tangata whenua. Ka noho marae ngā tamariki, ā, he pakari tō rātou aronga toi whenuatanga.

Te Whakamahere me te Aromātai

Ka whai hua ngā whakaritenga e pā ana ki te whakamahere hōtaka. He aronga i ngā mahere ki ngā kaupeka o te tau, ngā atua, Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira, me ngā kaupapa ako. Ka whai hua te whakamahinga o ēnei hei ārahi i ngā whakaritenga a ngā kaimahi. Ka whiwhi ngā tamariki i ngā hōtaka akoranga i āta whakamaheretia ai.

He pai te whakahaeretanga a te whānau i te kōhanga reo. He mārama ngā tukanga ā te whānau mō te whakahaeretanga o ngā pūtea, te hauora me te haumaru, te tari, me ngā kaimahi. Ko te reo Māori me ngā tūranga o te whānau, ā rātou kawenga mahi hoki ētahi kaupapa matua i tēnei wā. Tū ai te arotake whaiaro i ia te wā, ā, he pūrongo tuhituhi, he pūrongo ā-waha hoki o roto e hāngai ana ki ngā wāhanga matua o ngā whakahaeretanga. Ko te waiora me ngā painga mō ngā tamariki kei te pūtake o ngā whakataunga.

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka Whai Ake

He whāiti te aromātai hōtaka. Ahakoa ka hui ngā kaimahi i ia te wā, kāhore ā rātou whakawhitinga kōrero e hāngai ana i ngā wā katoa ki te whai huatanga o te hōtaka akoranga a ngā tamariki. He kaha rawa te tahuri atu o ngā whakawhitinga kōrero a ngā kaimahi ki ō rātou ake matea whakangungu. Kāhore ngā matea o ngā tamariki te aronga i ngā wā katoa.

Kāhore ngā mōhiohio aromatawai a ngā tamariki e noho wātea ana ki te whānau i ngā wā katoa. Kāhore ngā kaimahi e whakaemi ana i ngā aromatawai a ngā tamariki ki te wāhi kotahi mō ia tamaiti. Waihoki, kei tēnā tōpito, kei tēnā tōpito o te kōhanga reo ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki ngā tamariki e putu ana.

Kāhore te whānau e pūrongo ana i ia te wā, i ā rātou kaupapa rautaki matua. Kāhore ngā whāinga o te wā roa me te wā poto o ngā tamariki me te reo o te whānau e aroturukitia ana, e whakamahia ana rānei, hei arotake i te ahunga whakamua me ngā whakapaitanga.

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.

Te Whakarāpopototanga

E tū pā tata atu ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Ūpokoiri ki Ōmahu, ki Heretaunga. Ka whakamahi te nuinga o ngā tamariki i te reo Māori i a rātou e taunekeneke ki waenga i a rātou anō, ki te whānau hoki. E āhei ana ngā tamariki tēina ki te wāhi i ngā tohutohu māmā. He whakaongaonga, he whakahihiri hoki te hōtaka akoranga mō ngā tamariki. He pai te whakahaeretanga a te whānau i te kōhanga reo.

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 Ūpokoiri ki Ōmahu i roto i te toru o ngā tau.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Kaiurungi Whakaturuki Arotake Māori

01 Hakihea, 2015

Ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te kōhanga reo

Te tūwāhi

Kei Ōmahu, ki Heretaunga

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

55200

Te tau tohu o Te Kōhanga Reo

08C001

Te tūmomo whare

He kōhanga reo

Te raihana

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 runga i te rārangi ingoa

18, tokotoru kei raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro 10

Tama tāne 8

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

100%

Te wā i te kōhanga reo te rōpū arotake

20 – 21 Whiringa-ā-nuku 2015

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

01 Hakihea, 2015

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Tāpiri

Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Mahuru 2012

Mahuru 2011

Pipiri 2007

Evaluation

Te Kōhanga Reo o Ūpokoiri ki Ōmahu is near Hastings. Most children use te reo Māori in their social interactions with each other and whanau. The younger children are able to follow simple instructions. The learning programme is vibrant and exciting for children. Whānau manage the kōhanga reo well.

The next ERO review of Te Kōhanga Reo o Ūpokoiri ki Ōmahu will be in three years.

1 Context

Te Kōhanga Reo o Ūpokoiri ki Ōmahu is a short distance from Hastings and is in a standalone building next to the local school. It was the first kōhanga reo in the Hastings district and was established in1982.

The previous ERO report identified several positive features including group times, interactions, whānau participation and strategic planning. Staffing, financial management, health and safety, self-review and programme evaluation were other areas of good performance. Child-directed learning, te reo Māori and resource provision were areas that needed improvement.

2 The Review Findings

How well do children use te reo Māori?

Most children use te reo Māori during their social interactions with each other and adults. The younger children are able to follow simple instructions.

Mana Reo

Most children are confident speakers of te reo Māori. Kaimahi use a wide range of language learning strategies to encourage the use and development of te reo Māori. Kaimahi constantly engage children in meaningful, high quality conversations urging them to express their thoughts. Most children speak te reo Māori throughout the day.

Children hear adults who are fluent speakers of te reo Māori. The senior kaiako and kuia are native speakers who are positive language models for children. They, along with a number of whānau readily engage children in purposeful conversations. Some kaimahi and whānau continue to improve their own te reo Māori through training. Children are well supported in their te reo Māori development.

Children actively engage in purposeful learning experiences. They have easy access to a well-presented and resourced learning spaces both inside and outdoors. Children are familiar with tikanga Māori and expectations for karakia, nutrition, personal care and boundaries. They have opportunities to follow their interests, participate in kaupapa ako and learn in large and small groups. The pēpi group are stimulated through touch, smell, hearing and sight. Children are well supported in their learning by kaimahi who are responsive to their needs and motivate them to learn. Children have their learning needs met.

Children experience warm and loving relationships. Tuakana and teina are supportive of each other. Similar interactions occur between kaimahi, whānau, grandparents, and great grandparents. Kaimahi model positive behaviours including aroha, manaaki and hūmarie with each other and children. Children are secure.

Children are developing knowledge of their role as tangata whenua. Children observe and participate alongside kaimahi and whānau when they welcome visitors during pōhiri, mihi whakatau and karakia. They actively participate in waiata pōhiri, mōteatea, waiata-ā-ringa and haka which affirms their place as tangata whenua. Children are welcoming and have a strong sense of belonging.

Planning and Evaluation

Practices for programme planning are effective. Plans include a focus on the seasons, atua, ngā taumata whakahirahira, kaupapa ako. These are used effectively to guide kaimahi practice. Children experience well planned learning programmes.

Whānau manage the kōhanga reo well. Whānau have clear processes for the management of finances, health and safety, office administration and personnel. Te reo Māori and whānau roles and responsibilities are current priorities. Self-review is regular and includes written and verbal reports and covers key parts of the operations. Children’s wellbeing and interests are central to decision making.

Key Next Steps

Programme evaluation is limited. While kaimahi meet on a regular basis, their discussions do not always focus on the effectiveness of the children’s learning programme. There is a tendency for kaimahi to discuss their own training needs. Children’s needs are not always the focus.

Children’s assessment information is not readily available to whānau. Kaimahi do not collate children’s assessments in a central place for each child. Instead, children’s information is stored in different locations throughout the kōhanga reo.

Whānau do not consistently report on their strategic priorities. Long and short term goals for children and the whānau reo are not monitored or used to review progress and improvement.

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.

Conclusion

Te Kōhanga Reo o Ūpokoiri ki Ōmahu is near Hastings. Most children use te reo Māori in their social interactions with each other and whanau. The younger children are able to follow simple instructions. The learning programme is vibrant and exciting for children. Whānau manage the kōhanga reo well.

When is ERO likely to review the kōhanga reo again?

The next ERO review of Te Kōhanga Reo o Ūpokoiri ki Ōmahu will be in three years.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Deputy Chief Review Officer Māori

1 December 2015

Information about the Kōhanga Reo

Location

Omahu, Hastings

Ministry of Education profile number

55200

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

08C001

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

18 children, including up to 3 aged under 2

Gender composition

Girls 10

Boys 8

Ethnic composition

Māori

100%

Review team on site

20 - 21 October 2015

Date of this report

1 December 2015

Most recent ERO report(s)

Supplementary Review

Education Review

Education Review

September 2012

September 2011

June 2007