Te Kōhanga Reo o Tumanako - 29/08/2016

Te Aromātai

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Tūmanako ki Kawerau. E noho pūmau ana te whānau ki ō rātou whakaaro e pā ana ki te reo Māori. I hiahia rātou ki te mōhio ki te whakawhanaketanga o ngā tamariki ki te kōrero i te reo Māori. Ko tā Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga titiro, kei te tika ake, kei te pakari ake te whakamahinga a ngā tamariki i te reo Māori, puta noa i ngā āhuatanga katoa o ā rātou mahi.

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

1 Te Horopaki

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Tūmanako ki Kawerau. He kōhanga reo tēnei mō ngā hau e whā, ā, e whakaaro nui ana hoki ki te mana whenua. Mai i te whakatūnga o te kōhanga reo, ko te reo o Tūhoe tōna reo matua. Ko te whāinga o te hōtaka akoranga, kia ū ngā taonga tuku iho me te reo Māori mō ngā tamariki me ngā whānau.

2 Ngā Whakaaturanga o te Arotake

He pēhea rawa te whakaatu a ngā tamariki i tō rātou pakari ki te whakawhiti kōrero mā te reo Māori?

Ka kitea ki ngā tamariki, kua tika ake, kua māia ake hoki tā rātou whakamahinga i te reo Māori.

Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira

He pai te taunekeneke a ngā tamariki ki ētahi atu. Ka whai pānga matua ngā uaratanga o te manaaki me te aroha ki te hōtaka akoranga. He pai te aro nui o ngā kaimahi ki ngā matea me te atawhai o ia tamaiti. Ka ākina te whakaute o ngā tamariki ki ō rātou hoa me ngā pākeke. He whai wāhitanga mō ngā tamariki ki te mahi ngātahi hei tuakana, hei teina, ā, ki te taunekeneke hoki ki ngā pākeke. Ka tuitui ngā kaimahi i ngā atua Māori ki te hōtaka akoranga, hei whakawhanake i te māramatanga o ngā tamariki ki tō rātou tūnga, ō rātou hononga hoki ki te ao māoriori. Ka whakamanahia e ngā kaimahi ngā mōhiotanga me ngā māramatanga o ngā tamariki. Ka whakaaro nui ngā tamariki ki ētahi atu, ki te taiao māoriori hoki.

He māia ake ngā tamariki ki te whakamahi i te reo Māori. Ka poipoi ngā kaimahi i ngā tamariki ki te tūhura i te reo ki tētahi taiao e hāpai ana i a rātou. Ka āta mahi takitahi rātou ki te taha o ētahi tamariki, hei whakapuaki i ngā whakawhitinga kōrero e pā ana ki ā rātou taumahi, ā, ka patapatai hei whakawhanake i ā rātou akoranga me te whakawhānui ake hoki i tō rātou reo Māori. He mārie, he pono, he whakaaro nui hoki tō te whakatauira a ngā kaimahi i te ako reo ki ngā tamariki, hei hāpai i tō rātou whakawhanaketanga. Nā ngā taumahi mā te whānau, ka rongo rātou i ngā tamariki e whakapuaki ana i ā rātou akoranga mā te reo Māori. Ka ākina te whai wāhi a ngā pēpi ki ngā whakawhitinga kōrero ki te taha o ngā kaimahi, mā te whakapuaki i te kupu me te reo ā-tinana hei whakaatu i tō rātou māramatanga. He pārekareka ki ngā tamariki te ako i te reo Māori.

E whakawhanake ana te aronga toi whenuatanga o ngā tamariki. Ka whakarato ngā kaimahi i ngā whai wāhitanga mō ngā tamariki ki te ako i tō rātou tuakiri me tō rātou aronga toi whenuatanga. Ka hāpai rātou i ngā tamariki ki te ako i tō rātou waka, tō rātou awa, tō rātou maunga, me tō rātou marae. E ākina ana te taki a ngā tamariki i ngā karakia, ngā mōteatea, me ngā waiata. Ka whakarato ngā kaimahi i ngā wheako e poipoi ana i te māramatanga o ngā tamariki ki tō rātou tū hei tangata whenua. Ka whakatinana ngā tamariki i ā rātou akoranga o te tikanga me te kawa, i a rātou e whai wāhi atu ana ki ngā whakatau. Ka whakapūmau ngā kaimahi i ngā tūmanako o te whanonga pai ki ngā tamariki, ā, ka akiaki anō hoki i ngā nekeneke ngāwari, mārie hoki ki te kōhanga reo. Ka ako ngā tamariki ki tētahi taiao e poipoi ana i a rātou.

Te Whakamahere me te Aromātai

Ka ārahi te ako a ngā tamariki i ngā mahi whakahaere a te whānau. Ka whai pānga te ārahitanga a te whānau ki te whakatau ngātahi i ngā whakaritenga. Ka arotahi rātou ki te whakarato i te mātauranga e ahu mai ana i te kaupapa o te kōhanga reo me te noho haumaru. He pai te taetae atu ki ngā hui ā-whānau. Nā te arotake whaiaro, ka whakahou ake te whānau i ngā kaupapa here me ngā tukanga e pā ana ki te hauora, te haumaru, me te whakahaeretanga a ngā kaimahi. Kua whakaritea, kua waitohungia hoki ngā whakaritenga me ngā tuhinga e pā ana ki te arowhai a ngā pirihimana, ngā tuhinga tūranga mahi, me te arohaehae. He mahere rautaki tā te whānau hei tāutu i ngā kaupapa matua o te pae tawhiti, ā, ka tohu tēnei i tā rātou whakariterite mō te rōnakitanga o te kōhanga reo. Ka whai hua ngā tamariki nā ngā whakaritenga e whai pānga ana ki te whakapai ake i ngā whakahaeretanga me ngā whakaritenga.

Kua whakaritea ngā tukanga e pā ana ki te whakamahere me te aromatawai. Kei ngā mahere a ngā kaimahi tētahi tirohanga ā-tau, me te aronga o ia wāhanga. Ka tāutu rātou i ngā rauemi ka hāpai i te whakapuakitanga o ngā hōtaka akoranga. Ka whai pānga matua te aromatawai ki ngā mahi a ngā kaimahi. Ka whakaemi rātou i ngā mōhiohio mā te mātakitaki me te tuhi i ngā kōrerorero e pā ana ki ngā tamariki. Ko te aronga matua o te aromatawai, ko tēnā e mōhiotia ana e ngā tamariki, me tēnā e ākona ana. Nā te aromatawai me ngā mahere, he pai te whakamōhio a ngā kaimahi i ngā whānau mō te āhua o te ako a ā rātou tamariki, me tā rātou ahu whakamua. Ka noho matua te ako a ngā tamariki.

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka Whai Ake

Kāhore i te whānau tētahi mahere ā-tau hei hāpai i te haere tonutanga o ngā pūrongo me ngā whāinga. E ākina ana te whānau, kia whakawhanake rātou i tētahi mahere ā-tau hei aroturuki i te ahu whakamua ki te whakatutuki i ā rātou kaupapa matua.

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.

4 Ngā Taunakitanga

I whakawhanakehia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga me te whānau o te kōhanga reo te taunakitanga e whai ake nei, arā, kia:

  • whakatinanahia tētahi mahere mahi mō te tau kotahi, hei tāutu i ngā putanga matua o ngā whakahaeretanga a te whānau.

Te Whakarāpopototanga

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Tūmanako ki Kawerau. E noho pūmau ana te whānau ki ō rātou whakaaro e pā ana ki te reo Māori. I hiahia rātou ki te mōhio ki te whakawhanaketanga o ngā tamariki ki te kōrero i te reo Māori. Ko tā Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga titiro, kei te tika ake, kei te pakari ake te whakamahinga a ngā tamariki i te reo Māori, puta noa i ngā āhuatanga katoa o ā rātou mahi.

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 Tūmanako i roto i te toru o ngā tau.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Kaiurungi Whakaturuki Arotake Māori

29 Here-turi-kōkā, 2016

Ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te kōhanga reo

Te tūwāhi

Kei Kawerau

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

40213

Te tau tohu o Te Kōhanga Reo

12C041

Te tūmomo whare

He kōhanga reo

Te raihana

Ngā Ture Mātauranga (Ratonga Kōhungahunga) 2008

Te tokomaha mō te raihana

40, kia tekau ki raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te tokomaha kei runga i te rārangi ingoa

19, tokowhitu kei raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro 12

Tama tāne 7

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

100%

Te wā i te kōhanga reo te rōpū arotake

Hōngongoi 2016

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

29 Here-turi-kōkā, 2016

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Hakihea 2013

Mahuru 2010

Whiringa-ā-nuku 2006

Pipiri 2000

Evaluation

Te Kōhanga Reo o Tūmanako is in Kawerau. The whānau are strong in their beliefs about te reo Māori. They were keen to know how well children are developing to speak te reo Māori. ERO’s observations are that children use te reo Māori with increased accuracy and confidence across all aspects of their work.

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

1 Context

Te Kōhanga Reo o Tūmanako is in Kawerau. The kōhanga reo caters for ngā hau e whā and acknowledges the mana whenua. Since the kōhanga reo was established, te reo o Tūhoe has been the language of the kōhanga reo. The aim of the learning programme is to maintain Māori traditions and language for children and whānau.

2 The Review Findings

To what extent do children show their confidence to communicate in te reo Māori?

Children show they are using te reo Māori with more accuracy and confidence.

Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira

Children interact positively with others. Values of manaaki and aroha are an integral part of the learning programme. Kaimahi respond positively to the needs and care of each child. Children are encouraged to be respectful of their peers and adults. There are opportunities for children to work co-operatively as tuakana and teina, and interact with adults. Kaimahi integrate ngā atua Māori into the learning programme to develop children’s understanding about their place and relationships in the natural world. Kaimahi are affirming of what children know and understand. Children respect others and the natural world.

Children are using te reo Māori more confidently. Kaimahi allow children to explore language in a supportive environment. They deliberately work with individuals to engage them in conversations about their activity, and ask questions to develop their learning and extend their te reo Māori. Kaimahi model language learning in a calm, sincere and respectful manner for children to support their development. Activities for whānau enable them to hear children sharing their learning in te reo Māori. Babies are encouraged to participate in conversations with kaimahi using one word answers and body language to express their understanding. Children enjoy learning te reo Māori.

Children are developing a sense of belonging. Kaimahi provide children with opportunities to learn about their identity and belonging. They support children to learn about their waka, awa, maunga and marae. Children are encouraged to lead karakia, mōteatea and waiata. Kaimahi provide experiences to foster children’s understanding about their role as tangata whenua. Children apply their learning of tikanga and kawa when they participate in whakatau. Kaimahi reinforce expectations about positive behaviour for children and encourage quiet movements in the kōhanga reo. Children learn in a nurturing environment.

Planning and Evaluation

Children’s learning guides whānau management practices. Whānau leadership contributes to collective decision making. They focus on providing children with an education based on the kaupapa of kōhanga reo and safety. Whānau hui are well attended. Internal review enable whānau to update policies and procedures related to health and safety and personnel management. Practices and documentation for police vetting, job descriptions and appraisal are signed and in place. The whānau has a strategic plan identifying long term priorities and indicating that they are planning for the future of the kōhanga reo. Children benefit from practices that are based on improvements in operations and practice.

Planning and assessment processes are in place. Kaimahi planning practices include a year overview and the term focus. They identify resources to support the delivery of learning programmes. Assessment is an integral part of kaimahi practices. They gather information using observations and anecdotal notes about children. The emphasis of assessment is about what children know and what they are learning. Assessment and planning enable kaimahi to keep whānau informed of their children’s learning and progress. Children’s learning is important.

Key Next Steps

Whānau do not have an annual plan to support ongoing reporting and goals. The whānau are encouraged to develop an annual plan to monitor progress towards achieving their priorities.

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 Recommendation

ERO and the kōhanga reo whānau developed the following recommendation:

  • Implement a twelve month action plan to identify key outcomes for whānau operations.

Conclusion

Te Kōhanga Reo o Tūmanako is in Kawerau. The whānau are strong in their beliefs about te reo Māori. They were keen to know how well children are developing to speak te reo Māori. ERO’s observations are that children use te reo Māori with increased accuracy and confidence across all aspects of their work.

When is ERO likely to review the kōhanga reo again?

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

Lynda Pura-Watson

Deputy Chief Review Officer Māori

29 August 2016 

Information about the Kōhanga Reo

Location

Kawerau

Ministry of Education profile number

40213

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

12C041

Licence type

Te Kōhanga Reo

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

40 children, including up to 10 aged under 2

Kōhanga Reo roll

19 children, including up to 7 aged under 2

Gender composition

Girls 12

Boys 7

Ethnic composition

Māori

100%

Review team on site

July 2016

Date of this report

29 August 2016

Most recent ERO report(s)

Education Review

Education Review

Education Review

Education Review

December 2013

September 2010

October 2006

June 2000