Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Whetū o te Ao Marama - 07/04/2015

1 He Whakamārama

He Kupu Whakataki

Ka whakahaeretia tētahi arotake tāpiri i runga o te whakataunga ā te Kaiurungi Whakaturuki Arotake Māori o te Tari Arotake Mātauranga.

E aromātai ana te arotake tāpiri 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 arotake mātauranga o mua atu i tēnei, me ētahi atu wāhanga rānei kua tāutuhia whai muri o taua arotake.

Ngā Whakataunga mō ngā Whakapuakitanga

Ko tēnei arotake tāpiri i whakaritea i runga o te aromātaitanga o te whakatutukitanga a te rōpū kāwanatanga, whakahaeretanga o te kōhanga reo, e pā ana ki ngā wāhanga i tāutuhia ai e te pūrongo a te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i te tau 2013, i ngā take rānei kua tāutuhia whai muri o taua arotake. Ko ngā whakataunga mō ngā whakapuakitanga e pā ana ki tēnei arotake, ko te titiro ki:

  • te Mana Whenua – te mātakitaki tamariki
  • te whakamahere hōtaka
  • ngā wāhanga kāhore e tutuki ana e ai ki te ture
  • ētahi atu take i tāutuhia ai whai muri i te arotake o mua.

2 Te Aromātai a te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Whetū o Te Ao Mārama ki Pāharakeke, ki Heretaunga. He tino hononga ā-whakapapa tō ngā tamariki me te whānau. E noho pūmau ana te whānau ki te whakapai ake i ngā putanga mō ā rātou tamariki. He mātātoa te whai wāhi atu a te whānau ki te purapura. Ka arotahi rātou ki te whakatupu haere i ō rātou mōhiotanga ki ō rātou tūranga me ā rātou kawenga mahi, me te ako i ngā whakaritenga papai mō te whakahaere i te kōhanga reo. Ko ā rātou kaupapa matua i tēnei wā, ka hāngai ki te whakapakari ake i te āheinga o te whānau i roto i te reo Māori. He pai te whakahaeretanga o te arotake whaiaro, ā, ka whakamahia kia whakapai tonuhia ngā āhuatanga mō ngā tamariki.

Ka aromātai tēnei arotake a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i te ahunga whakamua a te whānau i roto i ngā wāhanga i tāutuhia ai ki te pūrongo a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i te Poutū-te-rangi o 2013, hei whakawhanake ake. Ko ētahi o aua wāhanga, ko te mātakitaki i ngā tamariki, te whakamahere hōtaka, me te whakapūmau i ngā kēti o te kōhanga reo.

3 Ngā Whakaaturanga

Mana Whenua

He whakamārama

He pēhea te mātakitaki i ngā tamariki puta noa i te rā?

Kei te tino mātakina ngā tamariki i a rātou e whai ana i ō rātou ngākau nuitanga, ā, e tūhura ana hoki ki te kōhanga reo.

Ngā wāhanga e pai ana te whakahaere

He ngāwari te whakawhiti haere a ngā tamariki ki tētahi taiao e āta mātakina ana e ngā kaimahi me te whānau, hei whakatutuki i ā rātou whakaritenga e pā ana ki te mātakitaki tamariki. Ko te kaha tae ā-tinana atu o ngā mema o te whānau ki te kōhanga reo, kua whai pānga ki te tatauranga ki waenga i ngā pākeke me ngā tamariki, me te whai wāhi atu a ngā tamariki ki ngā taumahi. Kua whakawhanakehia e ngā kaimahi me te whānau tētahi rārangi mahi me ētahi aratohu hei hāpai i tā rātou noho pūmau ki ngā whakaritenga e tika ana mō te mātakitaki tamariki. Ka whai hua ngā tamariki nā te whakapaitanga ake o ngā mahi mātakitaki i whakatinanahia ai.

Te Whakamahere me te Aromātai

He whakamārama

He pēhea rawa te noho whakahihiri, whakaongaonga hoki a ngā tamariki ki te hōtaka akoranga?

Ka kōkiri ngā tamariki i a rātou anō, ā, ka whai wāhi atu ki ngā akoranga e whai pūtake ana.

Te wāhanga e pai ana te whakahaere

He tākare, he pukumahi hoki ngā tamariki hei ākonga. Ka whiwhi rātou i ngā hōtaka akoranga whakaongaonga i āta whakamaheretia ai. Ka whai kiko ngā mahere, he tirohanga hoki a te whānau ki ngā mahere, ā, ka whai hua ki te ārahi i te whakapuakitanga ake i ngā kaimahi. He tino aronga ki te ako me te tūhura mā ngā horopaki o te ao Māori. Aroturukitia ai, aromātaihia ai hoki ngā wheako akoranga me ngā mahi angitu a ngā tamariki.

Ngā wāhanga kāhore e tutuki ana e ai ki te ture

He whakamārama

He pēhea te pai o ngā mahi kia noho tonu ai ngā tamariki ki te taiao o te kōhanga reo?

Ka whakapau kaha te whānau kia noho tonu ai ngā tamariki ki te taiao o te kōhanga reo.

Te wāhanga e pai ana te whakahaere

E whakapau kaha ana te whānau ki te āta whakarite i te noho pūmau tonu o ngā tamariki ki te taiao o te kōhanga reo. He raka pūmau e tika ana ki ngā kēti katoa o waho, hei painga mō ngā tamariki. Ka ako ngā tamariki ki tētahi taiao e whakapūmau matua ana i tō rātou noho haumaru.

Te Whakarāpopototanga

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Whetū o Te Ao Mārama ki Pāharakeke, ki Heretaunga. E tino mātakina ana ngā tamariki i a rātou e whai ana i ō rātou ngākau nuitanga, ā, e tūhura haere ana hoki i te kōhanga reo. Ka kōkiri ngā tamariki i a rātou anō, ā, ka whai wāhi atu ki ngā akoranga e whai pūtake ana. Ko te waiora o ngā tamariki me ā rātou akoranga, e wāhi pānga ana ki ngā mahi a te whānau me tā rātou whakatau i ngā whakaritenga. Tērā ka hoki mai anō te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i roto i ngā tau e toru.

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 Kōhanga Reo o Te Whetū o Te Ao Maramai roto i te toru o ngā tau.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Kaiurungi Whakaturuki Arotake Māori

07 Paenga-whāwhā, 2015

Purpose

The Education Review Office (ERO) is the government department that, as part of its work, reviews kōhanga reo throughout Aotearoa. ERO’s reports provide information for whānau, hapū, iwi and communities.

1 Background

Introduction

A supplementary review is undertaken at the discretion of the Deputy Chief Review Officer Māori in the Education Review Office (ERO).

A supplementary review evaluates the extent and effectiveness of actions a kōhanga reo has taken towards addressing issues specified in its previous ERO review and/or any additional areas identified since that review.

Terms of Reference

This supplementary review is based on an evaluation of the performance of the kōhanga reo governing body and management in relation to areas identified in the previous 2013 ERO report or issues identified since that review. The terms of reference for this review are to investigate:

  • Mana Whenua - supervision

  • programme planning

  • areas of non-compliance

  • and any issues identified since the previous review.

2 Context

Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Whetū o Te Ao Marama is in Flaxmere, Hastings. Children and whānau have strong links to each other through whakapapa. Whānau are committed to improving outcomes for their children. Whānau are actively involved in purapura. They are focussed on growing their knowledge of their roles and responsibilities and learning about good practice for managing the kōhanga reo. Their current priorities include building whānau capability in te reo Māori. Self review is managed well and used to inform continual improvements for children.

This ERO review evaluates the progress the whānau have made in the areas for development identified in the ERO report of March 2013. These included the supervision of children, programme planning and the securing of kōhanga reo gates.

3 Findings

Mana Whenua

Background

To what extent are children supervised throughout the day?

Children are well supervised as they follow their interests and explore at kōhanga reo.

Area of progress

Children move with ease in an environment where kaimahi and whānau are vigilant in their supervision practices. The high presence of whānau members has a positive influence on adult to child ratios and children’s engagement in activities. Kaimahi and whānau have developed a schedule and guidelines to assist them maintain effective supervision practices. Children benefit from the improved supervision measures that have been put in place.

Planning and Evaluation

Background

To what extent are children excited and stimulated in the learning programme?

Children are self motivated and engaged in meaningful learning.

Area of progress

Children are enthusiastic and busy learners. They receive well planned, stimulating learning programmes. Plans are detailed, include whānau views and effectively guide kaimahi delivery. There is a strong emphasis on learning and exploration through te ao Māori contexts. Children’s learning experiences and successes are regularly monitored and evaluated.

Areas of non-compliance

Background

How well are children secured within the kōhanga reo boundaries?

Whānau take all reasonable steps to keep children secure within the kōhanga reo boundaries.

Area of progress

The whānau take all reasonable steps to ensure children are secure within the kōhanga reo premises. All exterior gates are fitted with secure and appropriate locks for children. Children learn in an environment where there safety is paramount.

Conclusion

Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Whetū o Te Ao Marama is in Flaxmere, Hastings. Children are well supervised as they follow their interest and explore at kōhanga reo. Children are self motivated and engaged in meaningful learning. Children’s wellbeing and learning influence whānau practice and decision making. ERO is likely to return in three years.

When is ERO likely to review the kōhanga reo again?

The next ERO review of Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Whetū o Te Ao Marama will be in three years.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Deputy Chief Review Officer Māori

7 April 2015

Information about the Kōhanga Reo

Location

Flaxmere, Hastings

Ministry of Education profile number

55326

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

08E077

Licence type

Te Kōhanga Reo

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

20 children, including up to 6 aged under 2

Kōhanga Reo roll

12 children, including up to 4 aged under 2

Gender composition

Girls 6

Boys 6

Ethnic composition

Māori 12

100%

Review team on site

25 February 2015

Date of this report

7 April 2015

Most recent ERO report(s)

Supplementary Review

Education Review

Supplementary Review

March 2013

February 2012

October 2008