Te Kōhanga Reo o Tiehutia Te Waka - 01/05/2013

1 Te Aromātai a te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Tiehutia te wai, ko Whangaehu. Ka hinga te rākau ko Turakina. Tiehutia te waewae ko Rangitikei. Ngā wai herunga a o tātou tipuna. Tihei Mauriora.

E tū ana a Tiehutia Te Kohanga Reo ki te marae o Whangaehu e tata ana ki Whanganui.

E riro ana i ngā tamariki tētahi hōtaka akoranga tino whai hua. Kua tiakina pai rātou e tētahi taiao whai koha o tētahi ki tetahi, e tētahi taiao manaaki, ā, ko te whānau te kaitiaki o te taiao. Mā ngā wheako akoranga e ako ai ngā tamariki i ngā āhuatanga whānui o te ao ō mataora me te ao ō ahupūngao. Ko te tuhura i ngā tūhonohono o ngā tūpuna ki te whenua tētahi atu o ngā wheako whai hua. Ko ngā waiata tētahi rautaki whai hua hei whakaihihi me te whakakoakoa i ngā tamariki ki te whakaputa me te waiata mā te reo Māori. Kua whakaritea e ngā kaimahi tētahi taiao ihiihi mā ngā tamariki.

E whakahaeretia ana e ngā kaimahi me ngā mātua o te whānau ngā whakahaere o te arotake whaiaro ki te whakapai ake me te whakapakari ake i ngā whakahaere a te kōhanga reo i te wā ka puta mai ngā take. Ko te whai whakaaro me te whakatakoto pūrongo e pā ana ki ngā whakahaere o ia rā ētahi atu rautaki e tautoko ai ngā whakaritenga o te arotake whaiaro.

Ka hui ētahi o ngā mātua o te whānau i te wā i te wā ki te whiriwhiri me te whakatau i ngā whakatau e pā ana ki ngā whakaritenga o ia rā mō te kōhanga reo. E tū pakari ana ngā rautaki whakawhitiwhiti kōrero, ā, ka tere whai māramatanga ngā mātua katoa mō ngā take e pā ana ki ngā whakahaere a te kōhanga reo, ngā kaupapa e haere ake nei tae noa ki ngā kaupapa ahu whakamua o te kōhanga reo. E tū pakari ana ngā rautaki whakawhitiwhiti kōrero, ā, ka tere whai māramatanga ngā mātua katoa mō ngā take e pā ana ki ngā whakahaere a te kōhanga reo, ngā kaupapa e haere ake nei tae noa ki ngā kaupapa ahu whakamua o te kōhanga reo.

E hāpai ana ngā tamariki i ngā tūranga tātaki hei whakahaere i te karakia.

E mōhio ana ngā tamariki i ngā whakaritenga o ia rā, ā, e haere ake nei ā rātou ako mō te tiaki i a rātou anō tae noa ki ngā āhuatanga hei whakahaere i a rātou ano.

E whakaatu ana ngā tamariki i ō rātou whai koha tētahi ki tētahi me te whakatauria i ngā uaratanga whai tikanga e pā ana ki te whakawhanaungatanga i waenganui i ngā tuakana me ngā teina.

E whai wāhi atu ana ngā tamariki ki whakawhitiwhiti kōrero māmā mā te reo Māori ki ngā pakeke, ki waenganui i a rātou anō.

E ako ana ngā tamariki mā te tākaro me te tuhura i ngā ngohe o roto me ngā ngohe o waho.

E riro ana i ngā tamariki ngā akoranga whai hua e wero ai te hinengaro me ngā akoranga hei whakaihihi i te whatumanawa.

Ngā Mahi ā Meāke Nei

E whakaae ana Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga kei te whakahaeretia te kōhanga hei painga mō ngā tamariki. Nō reira, ka arotakehia anō e te Tari Arotake Mātauranga te kōhanga hei wāhanga o te huringa arotake o te wā.

2 Ngā Kaupapa Motuhake o Te Arotake

Te Arotahi o te Arotake

I mua o te arotake, i īnoitia te whānau o Te Kohanga Reo o Tiehutia Te Waka kia whai whakaaro ki ā rātou kaupapa motuhake mō te arotake, ā, kia whakamahia ngā aratohu me ngā rauemi i whakaratohia e te Tari Arotake Mātauranga.

Kātahi ka whakaritea ngā tino kaupapa motuhake mō te arotake, whai muri o te whakawhitiwhitinga kōrero i waenga o te rōpū arotake o te Tari Arotake Mātauranga me te whānau. I arotahi tēnei whakawhitiwhitinga ki ngā kōrero i te puritia e te kōhanga (tāpiri atu ki ngā kōrero arotake whaiaro) ā, me te whānui atu o te pānga o ngā take mō te arotake ki ngā hua ka puta ki ngā tamariki o Te Kohanga Reo o Tiehutia Te Waka.

I whakaritea e te whānau ko āna kaupapa arotahi ko:

  • Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira.

Ko te katoa o ngā arotake mātauranga ā te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i roto o ngā kōhanga reo e arotahi ana ki te kounga o te mātauranga. Ki tā te Tari Arotake Mātauranga, kei roto i tēnei ko te kounga o te:

  • whakamāherehere i te māhere rautaki me te arotake whaiaro a te whānau
  • hōtaka whakamāherehere, te aromatawai me te aromātai.

Ko ngā kitenga a te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i roto i ēnei wāhanga, kei raro iho nei.

3 Ngā Whakaaturanga

Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira

He whakamārama

I kōwhiria e te whānau me ngā kaimahiNgā Taumata Whakahirahirahei kaupapa arotahi mō tēnei arotake. He mea whaiora te anga whakahaere hei whakataki i ngā tamariki ki te whānuitanga me te hōhonutanga o ngā akoranga mā te whai atu ite Whārikio te Kōhanga reo.

Ngā wāhanga kei te pai te whakahaere

Mana Whenua.E whai wāhi atu ana ngā tamariki ki ngā wheako akoranga huhua, ā, he akoranga whai hua ēnei wheako. E whai wāhi ana ngā tamariki ki ngā haerenga i waho i te kōhanga reo i ngā wā katoa. Mā ngā wheako akoranga e ako ai ngā tamariki i ngā āhuatanga whānui o te ao ō mataora me te ao ō ahupūngao. Ko te tuhura i ngā tūhonohono o ngā tūpuna ki te whenua tētahi atu o ngā wheako whai hua. E āhei ana ngā tamariki:

  • ki te whakaputa i te pepeha māmā noa mō te rohe
  • ki te noho māia ki te marae ki te ako
  • ako i te kawa o Ngāti Apa, te marae me ngā tikanga Māori
  • te ako i ō rātou tūranga me ō rātou haepapa hei kaitiaki.

Mana Atua.E kaha tautoko ana ngā kaimahi i ngā tamariki ki te taunekeneke me te tākaro i te koanga ngākau i waenganui i a rātou. He angitū ā rātou mahi ki te whakatauria i te taunekeneke me te whakawhanaungatanga ki ngā tamariki me te whakaako anō i ngā tamariki kia whai whakaaro ai rātou ki a rātou anō me ētahi atu. E āhei ana ngā tamariki ki te:

  • hāpai i ngā tūranga tātaki i ngā te wā o te karakia.
  • whai atu i ngā whakaritenga o ia rā me te ako i ngā āhuatanga hei tiaki me te whakahaere i a rātou anō
  • whai koha tētahi ki tētahi me te whakaputa i ngā uara whai tikanga o te whanaungatanga i waenganui i ngā tuakana me ngā teina
  • tākaro i te koanga ngākau ki waenganui i a rātou anō me ngā pakeke.

Mana Reo.Ko ngā waiata tētahi rautaki whai hua hei whakaihihi me te whakakoakoa i ngā tamariki ki te whakaputa me te waiata mā te reo Māori. Kua whakaritea e ngā kaimahi tētahi taiao ihiihi mā ngā tamariki. E whakahaere ana rātou i ngā rautaki whakaako whai hua hei akiaki i ngā tamariki ki te whakaputa i te reo Māori i te kōhanga reo. He mea katakata, ā, he mea harikoa ngā taunekeneke, ngā ngohe me ngā kēmu i roto i te reo Māori mā ngā tamariki. E āhei ana ngā tamariki ki te:

  • whai atu i te reo, ngā tohutohu me ngā whakahau kua kōrerotia e ngā kaimahi
  • whakaputa i te reo Māori māmā noa i te wā e kōrero ana rātou ki a rātou anō me ngā pakeke
  • waiata i ngā waiata o neherā me ngā waiata o ēnei rā tonu, ā, te māia hoki
  • whakahoki kōrero tika ki ngā pātai mā te kōrero i te reo Māori.

Mana Tangata.E kaha rawa ana ngā kaimahi me ngā mātua o te whānau ki te whakarite i tētahi taiao haumaru, tētahi taiao manaaki tae noa ki tētahi taiao kua uhia nei e te aroha.E whai wāhi atu ana ngā tamariki:

  • ki te noho māia, te noho ngākau nui me te noho harikoa i te taiao o te kōhanga reo
  • ki te whiriwhiri i ō rātou whakatau, ā, kua tautokotia rātou
  • ki te whakapā ki nga whanaungatanga whai koha o tētahi ki tētahi i waenganui i a rātou anō tae noa ki ngā pakeke
  • ki te ako i te kawa me ngā tikanga o te marae tae noa ki ngā tūranga me ngā haepapa rerekē o ngā mātua o te whānau.

Mana Aoturoa.Kua tautokotia nui ngā tamariki e ngā kaimahi te tuhura haere i tō rātou taiao e tata ana ki a rātou anō tae noa ki te taiao whānui tonu i waho i te kōhanga reo. E whai wāhi atu ana ngā tamariki:

  • ki te whakapā ki ngā wāhi i tua atu i te kōhanga reo me te whai atu i ngā wheako huhua
  • ki te ako mā te tākaro me te hōpara i ngā ngohe o waho me ngā ngohe o roto
  • ki te whakapā ki ngā akoranga wero hinengaro me ngā akoranga hei whakaihihi i te whatumanawa.

Te Whakamāherehere me te Aromātai

He whakamārama

I ngā wā katoa, ka aromātai te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i te kounga o te whakamāherehere me te aromātai i roto i ngā kōhanga reo hei whakatau i te kounga me te whānuitanga o te whānau o te kōhanga reo ki te whakamāherehere, te whakahaeretanga me te aroturuki i ngā wāhanga whakahaere katoa o te kōhanga reo mā a rātou tamariki me te whānau. Ka āta hāngai te aromātai nei ki te hōtaka whakamāherehere me te aroturuki i te tipuranga a ngā tamariki.

Ngā wāhanga kei te pai te whakahaere

Te hōtaka whakamāherehere.Kua āta whakatūria te hōtaka whakamāherehere. E whai wāhi atu ana ngā mātua o te whānau me ngā kaimahi ki te whakatakoto whakaaro kia tipu ake ai te hōtaka whakamāherehere. Ko te whakatutuki i ngā hiahia, te whakapakari ake i ō rātou kaha meTe Whārikite tūāpapa o te hōtaka whakamāherehere. E haere tonu nei ngā kaimahi me te whānau ki te whakapakari ake i ō rātou mōhio me ngā whakahaere o ia rā ki te whakamāherehere me te whakatinana i ngā hōtaka me te whakaako ngā tamariki i ngā kaupapa huhua o Ngāti Apa. E riro ana i ngā tamariki tētahi marautanga tōtika e whai hua ai.

Te aromatawai.E riro ana i ngā mātua ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki ngā paetae me ngā whakatipuranga ako mō ngā tamariki. Kua whakaritea e nga kaimahi ngā pūkete paetae mō ia tamariki. E whakaatu ana ēnei pūkete aromatawai takitahi i ngā mōhiohio e pā ana i ngā huarahi ako e whaia ai e ngā tamariki. He whānui he whai take ngā rautaki e whakahaeretia ana e ngā kaimahi hei whakatakoto tuhituhi me te pupuri ā-tuhi i ngā wheako akoranga e riro ana i ngā tamariki.

Te arotake whaiaro.E whakahaeretia ana e ngā kaimahi me ngā mātua o te whānau ngā whakahaere o te arotake whaiaro ki te whakapai ake me te whakapakari ake i ngā whakahaere a te kōhanga reo i te wā ka puta mai ngā take. E hāngai ana ngā whakamāherehere mō ngā rangi ā meāke nei ki ngā putanga hua o ngā arotake whaiaro. Ko te whai whakaaro me te whakatakoto pūrongo e pā ana ki ngā whakahaere o ia rā ētahi atu rautaki e tautoko ai ngā whakaritenga o te arotake whaiaro. E whai whakaaro ana ngā arotake whaiaro ki ngā take i waho i te kōhanga reo, ā, ka whai whakaaro ngā arotake ki ngā āheinga me ngā haepapa o te kōhanga reo ki te hiki me te hāpai i te māhere rautaki whānui tonu e pā ana ki te mātauranga o Ngāti Apa.

Te hōtaka aromātai.E tino whakaatu ana ngā kaimahi i ō rātou mōhio mō te pūtake me ngā painga o te hōtaka aromātai. E whakaatu ana ngā kaimahi i ō rātou kaha ki te whakarerekē i ngā tikanga whakahaere hei whakapai ake i te hōtaka, ngā whakaritenga o ia rā, ngā rerekētanga ki te taiao kia pai ake ai ngā wheako akoranga mā ngā tamariki. Kei runga noa tēnei whānau i huarahi hei whakapai ake i ngā wāhanga katoa o te kōhanga reo i ngā wā katoa.

Te whakatakoto i te māhere whāroa.Kote Ara Tūāpaete anga āwhina nui hei arahi i te ahunga whakamua o te kōhanga reo. Kua tautokotia ngā whāinga matua o te kōhanga reo ā-motu, ā, kua whakamāhereheretia ēnei whāinga. Kua whakatakotoria e te whānau tētahi ahunga whai rautaki hei whakapakari ake i te reo me ngā tikanga ā-iwi o Ngāti Apa. E haere ake nei ngā whakaaro o te whānau o te kōhanga reo ki te whakatinana i ngā rautaki hei whakanui, hei tautoko me te whakarangatira i ngā pūrākau o Ngāti Apa, te reo o te haukāinga, te kawa, ngā mōteatea me ngā kaupapa ā-iwi ki roto i ngā wheako akoranga e riro ana i ngā tamariki.

Te whakahaere a te whānau.Ka hui ētahi o ngā mātua o te whānau i te wā i te wā ki te whiriwhiri me te whakatau i ngā whakatau e pā ana ki ngā whakaritenga o ia rā mō te kōhanga reo. Ki te whakarewa tētahi take e tere ana te whānau ki te whakatau i taua take. E tū pakari ana ngā rautaki whakawhitiwhiti kōrero, ā, ka tere whai māramatanga ngā mātua katoa mō ngā take e pā ana ki ngā whakahaere a te kōhanga reo, ngā kaupapa e haere ake nei tae noa ki ngā kaupapa ahu whakamua o te kōhanga reo. E whai wāhi atu ana ngā matua katoa o te whānau ki ngā whakahaere rerekē i te kōhanga reo.

4 Te Whakatau a te Whānau ki ngā Wāhanga Tautukunga

He whakamārama

I mua o te arotake, i whakakīia e te whānau me ngā kaimahi o Te Kōhanga Reo o Tiehutia Te Waka tētahi Tauāki Kupu Tūturu a te Whānau o te Kōhanga me tētahi Rārangi Tātari Whaiaro. I roto i ēnei tuhinga i oati rātou, i whāia e rātou ngā huarahi whai take hei whakatutuki i ā rātou herenga ā-ture e pā ana ki:

  • ngā whakahaerenga a te whānau
  • te hauora, te waiora me te whai oranga
  • ngā whakahaerenga kaimahi
  • ngā whakahaerenga pūtea me ngā whakahaerenga rawa.

I te wā o te arotake, i whakamātauhia e te Tari Arotake Mātauranga ngā āhuatanga i raro iho nei, i te mea he nui te pānga o ēnei ki ngā hua ka puta ki ngā tamariki:

  • te haumaru whatumanawa (tāpiri atu ko te whakatau tamariki, ko te ārai i ngā mahi whakaweti, mahi tūkino)
  • te haumaru ā-tinana (tāpiri atu ko te whakatau tamariki; ko ngā whakaritenga whakamoe, tiaki tamariki; ko ngā aituā me te whāngai rongoā; ko ngā whakaritenga akuaku; ko ngā kaupapa here me ngā tikanga haerenga whakawaho)
  • ngā tohu mātauranga me ngā whakaritenga kaimahi
  • ngā whakaritenga, tikanga hōneatanga e pā ana ki te ahi me te rū whenua.

5 Ngā Tūtohunga

I whakawhanaketia e te Tari Arotake Mātauranga me te whānau o te kōhanga reo te tūtohinga:

  • Me haere tonu te mahi a te whānau me ngā kaimahi ki te whanake i te marautanga o te kāinga mā ngā tamariki hei whakanui i a Ngāti Apa.

6 Ngā Mahi ā Meāke Nei

E whakaae ana Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga kei te whakahaeretia te kōhanga hei painga mō ngā tamariki. Nō reira, ka arotakehia anō e te Tari Arotake Mātauranga te kōhanga reo hei wāhanga o te huringa arotake o te wā.

Makere Smith

Kaiwhakahaere ā-Motu mō ngā Ratonga Arotake Māori (Te Uepū ā-Motu)

15 Haratua 2013

About the Kōhanga Reo

Location

Whanganui

Ministry of Education profile number

52794

Type

Kōhanga Reo

Number licensed for

30 including 15 under two years old

Roll number

19 including 6 under two years old

Gender composition

Girls 10 Boys 9

Ethnic composition

Māori 19

Review team onsite

March 2013

Date of this report

May 2013

Previous ERO reports

Education Review, May 2009

Supplementary Review, July 2005

Education Review, March 2004

1 The Education Review Office (ERO) Evaluation

Tiehutia te wai, ko Whangaehu. Ka hinga te rākau ko Turakina. Tiehutia te waewae ko Rangitikei. Ngā wai herunga a o tātou tipuna. Tihei Mauriora.

Tiehutia Te Kōhanga Reo is located at Whangaehu Marae near Whanganui.

Children are provided with a high quality learning programme. They are well cared for in a nurturing, caring, whānau environment. Learning experiences teach children about aspects of the natural and physical world. Ancestral connections to the land are explored.

Children learn and use te reo Maori. Staff members use waiata to good effect to stimulate and excite children to use and sing te reo Māori. Staff members provide an exciting learning environment for children.

The staff and whānau members use self review to refine and improve aspects of kōhanga reo operations as needed. Self review includes considering and reporting on day to day operations and programme review.

Some whānau members meet regularly to make decisions about kōhanga reo operations. Communication channels are well established. Whānau members are kept well informed about kōhanga reo operations, developments and future direction.

Children take lead roles in managing karakia times.

Children know daily routines and are continuing to learn about self care and self management.

Children demonstrate respect for each other and show positive tuakana and teina relationships.

Children engage in basic te reo Māori conversations with adults and each other.

Children learn through play and exploration in indoor and outdoor activities.

Children are provided with suitable and ongoing learning challenge and stimulation.

Future Action

ERO is confident that the kōhanga reo is being managed in the interests of the children. Therefore ERO will review the kōhanga reo again as part of the regular review cycle.

2 Review Priorities

The Focus of the Review

Te Kōhanga Reo o Tiehutia Te WakaBefore the review, the whānau ofwas invited to consider its priorities for review using guidelines and resources provided by ERO.

Te Kōhanga Reo o Tiehutia Te WakaThe detailed priorities for review were then determined following a discussion between the ERO review team and whānau. This discussion focused on existing information held by the kōhanga reo (including self-review information) and the extent to which potential issues for review contributed to positive outcomes for children at.

The whānau chose as its focus area:

  • Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira.

All ERO education reviews in kōhanga reo focus on the quality of education. For ERO this includes the quality of:

  • whānau self review and strategic planning
  • programme planning, assessment and evaluation.

ERO’s findings in these areas are set out below.

3 Findings

Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira Background

The whānau and staff selected Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira as the focus for this review. There is a holistic approach used to introduce children to the breadth and depth of learning available through Te Whāriki o te Kōhanga Reo.

Areas of good performance

Mana Whenua.Children are provided with many high quality learning experiences. Excursions occur often for children. Learning experiences teach children about aspects of the natural and physical world. Ancestral connections to the land are explored. Children can:

  • recite a basic pepeha about the local area
  • confidently participate in marae based learning
  • learn about the kawa of Ngati Apa, the marae and tikanga Māori
  • learn about their roles and responsibilities as kaitiaki.

Mana Atua.The staff successfully supports children to interact and play well with each other. They model positive interactions and relationships and teach children about taking responsibility for themselves and others. Children:

  • take lead roles in managing karakia times
  • know routines and are continuing to learn about self care and self management
  • demonstrate respect for each other and show positive tuakana and teina relationships
  • play happily with each other and with adults.

Mana Reo.Waiata are used to good effect to stimulate and excite children into using and singing in te reo Māori. Staff members provide an exciting learning environment for children. They use effective teaching strategies that encourage children to use te reo Māori at kōhanga reo. The te reo Māori interactions, activities and games are fun and enjoyable for children. Children:

  • are receptive to the language, instructions and commands used by staff
  • engage in basic te reo Māori conversations with adults and each other
  • sing a variety of traditional and contemporary songs with confidence
  • respond appropriately to questions in te reo Māori.

Mana Tangata. Staff and whānau members make every effort to provide a safe, nurturing and loving environment for children. Children are:

  • confident, comfortable and enthusiastic in the kōhanga reo environment
  • supported to make their own decisions
  • experience warm and caring relationships with each other and with adults
  • learn about tikanga and kawa on the marae including the various roles and responsibilities of whānau members.

Mana Aoturoa. Children are well supported to explore in their immediate environment and beyond. Children:

  • experience a wide range of excursions beyond the kōhanga reo
  • learn through play and exploration in indoor and outdoor activities
  • are provided with suitable and ongoing learning challenge and stimulation.

Planning and Evaluation

Background

ERO always evaluates the quality of planning and evaluation in kōhanga reo to determine the quality and extent to which the kōhanga reo whānau plans, manages and monitors all areas of kōhanga reo operations for their children and whānau. Planning and evaluation includes programme planning and monitoring children’s development.

Areas of good performance

Programme planning.Programme planning is well established. Whānau and staff members contribute to the development of the learning programme. Catering to children’s interests, developing their strengths andTe Whārikiare the foundation for the learning programmes provided. The staff and whānau members continue to improve their capability and practices to plan and implement programmes that teach children about Ngati Apa. Children are provided with a meaningful and relevant curriculum.

Assessment.Parents are well informed about children’s progress and development. Individual assessment portfolios have been developed by the staff for each child. These portfolios present information about children’s learning journeys. Staff members use a good variety of methods to document and record the learning experiences provided for children.

Self review.The staff and whānau members use self review to refine and improve aspects of kōhanga reo operations as needed. Future planning and direction is based on the findings of self review. Self review practices include considering and reporting on day to day operations and programme review. Review is extended beyond the immediate kōhanga reo environment to consider kōhanga reo responsiveness and responsibilities to help realise the wider strategic education priorities of Ngāti Apa.

Programme evaluation.Staff members clearly show that they understand the purpose and use of programme evaluation. Staff demonstrate a reflective culture where changes are made to the programme, routines or to the environment to improve the learning experiences provided for children. This kōhanga reo is on a journey of continual improvement.

Long term planning.Te Ara Tūāpae is used to help guide the future direction of the kōhanga reo. National kōhanga reo priorities are supported and planned for. Whānau members also have a strategic direction that aims to strengthen the language and cultural capability of Ngāti Apa people. The kōhanga reo whānau is continuing to consider and implement ways of promoting, supporting and celebrating Ngati Apa stories of significance, language, kawa, mōteatea and iwi icons into the learning experiences provided for children.

Whānau management.Some whānau members meet regularly to make decisions about kōhanga operations. Issues are raised and are addressed quickly. Communication channels are well established where all whānau members are informed about kōhanga operations, developments and future direction. Whānau members participate and are included in kōhanga operations in a variety of ways.

4 Whānau Management Assurance on Compliance Areas

Overview

Te Kōhanga Reo o Tiehutia Te Waka Before the review, the licensee, whānau and staff ofcompleted an EROKōhanga Whānau Assurance StatementandSelf-Audit Checklist. In these documents they have attested that they had taken all reasonable steps to meet their legislative obligations related to:

  • administration
  • health, safety and welfare
  • personnel management
  • financial and property management.

During the review, ERO checked the following itemsbecause they have a potentially high impact on outcomes for children:

  • emotional safety (including behaviour management, prevention of bullying and abuse)
  • physical safety (including behaviour management, sleeping and supervision practices; accidents and medication; hygiene and routines; travel and excursion policies and procedures)
  • staff qualifications and organisation
  • evacuation procedures and practices for fire and earthquake.

Recommendation

ERO and the kōhanga reo whānau developed the following recommendation:

that the whānau and staff continue to develop a local curriculum for children that promotes, supports and celebrates Ngāti Apa.

6 Future Action

ERO is confident that the kōhanga reo is being managed in the interests of the children. Therefore ERO will review the kōhanga reo again as part of the regular review cycle.

Makere Smith

National Manager Review Services Māori (Te Uepū ā-Motu)

15/5/2013

To the Parents and Community of Te Kōhanga Reo o Tiehutia Te Waka

These are the findings of the Education Review Office’s latest report on Te Kōhanga Reo o Tiehutia Te Waka.

Tiehutia te wai, ko Whangaehu. Ka hinga te rākau ko Turakina. Tiehutia te waewae ko Rangitikei. Ngā wai herunga a o tātou tipuna. Tihei Mauriora.

Tiehutia Te Kohanga Reo is located at Whangaehu Marae near Whanganui.

Children are provided with a high quality learning programme. They are well cared for in a nurturing, caring, whānau environment. Learning experiences teach children about aspects of the natural and physical world. Ancestral connections to the land are explored.

Children learn and use te reo Maori. Staff members use waiata to good effect to stimulate and excite children to use and sing te reo Māori. Staff members provide an exciting learning environment for children.

The staff and whānau members use self review to refine and improve aspects of kōhanga reo operations as needed. Self review includes considering and reporting on day to day operations and programme review.

Some whānau members meet regularly to make decisions about kōhanga reo operations. Communication channels are well established. Whānau members are kept well informed about kōhanga reo operations, developments and future direction.

Children take lead roles in managing karakia times.

Children know daily routines and are continuing to learn about self care and self management.

Children demonstrate respect for each other and show positive tuakana and teina relationships.

Children engage in basic te reo Māori conversations with adults and each other

Children learn through play and exploration in indoor and outdoor activities.

Children are provided with suitable and ongoing learning challenge and stimulation.

Future Action

ERO is confident that the kōhanga reo is being managed in the interests of the children. Therefore ERO will review the kōhanga reo again as part of the regular review cycle.

Review Coverage

ERO reviews do not cover every aspect of kōhanga reo performance and each ERO report may cover different issues. The aim is to provide information on aspects that are central to student achievement and useful to this kōhanga reo.

If you would like a copy of the full report, please contact the kōhanga reo or see the ERO web page, http://www.ero.govt.nz.

Makere Smith

National Manager Review Services Māori (Te Uepū ā-Motu)