Te Kōhanga Reo o Whakapiripiri Ki Te Iwi - 28/09/2017

1 He Whakamārama

He Kupu Whakataki

Ka whakahaeretia tētahi aromātai tāpiri i runga o te whakataunga ā te Toihau Arotake i Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga.

E aromātai ana Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga 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 pūrongo aromātai mātauranga o mua atu i tēnei, me ētahi atu wāhanga rānei i tāutuhia ai whai muri o taua aromātai.

Ngā Whakataunga mō ngā Whakapuakitanga

Ko tēnei aromātai tāpiri i whakaritea i runga i te aromātai o te whakatutukitanga a te whānau i te whakahaeretanga o te kōhanga reo, ki ngā wāhanga i tāutuhia ai e te pūrongo a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga, i mua atu, me ngā take rānei kua tāutuhia whai muri o taua aromātai. Ko ngā whakataunga mō ngā whakapuakitanga e pā ana ki tēnei aromātai, ko te titiro ki:

  • te Mana Reo;
  • te Whakamahere me Aromātai – tae atu ki ngā kawenga whakahaere a te whānau me ngā whakaritenga aromātai o roto; me
  • ētahi atu take ka pupū ake pea i te wā o te arotake.

2 Te Horopaki

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Whakapiripiri ki te Iwi, ki te hapori o Enderley, i Kirikiriroa. He tokomaha ngā tamariki me ngā whānau o te kōhanga reo nei e hono ā-whakapapa ana ki a Tainui. Whai muri i te pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i te tau 2016, kua mahi te whānau ki te taha o te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo ki te whakatutuki i ngā take i hāngai ai ki ngā tūranga whakahaere o te whānau, ā rātou kawenga whakahaere anō hoki, ngā mahi whakahaere me ngā mahere rautaki. E whakahaere tonu ana te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo i ngā take pūtea e whai pānga ana ki ngā rauemi me ngā whakawhanaketanga ako. Nō te Haratua o te tau 2017 tētahi whakaratonga SELO i whakatūngia ai, ā, kua mahi ki te taha o te whānau me ngā kaimahi ki te whakapai ake i te kounga o ngā akoranga a ngā tamariki.

3 Ngā Whakaaturanga

Mana Reo

E pihi ana te ako a ngā tamariki kōhungahunga nei i te reo Māori. Ka whakamahi ngā kaimahi i te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo taumahi reo hei whakawhanake i te reo o ngā tamariki. Ka whakamahi ngā kaimahi i ngā karakia, ngā waiata, me ngā pepeha hei whakatakoto haere i ngā hanganga reo papai mā ngā tamariki. He whai wāhitanga kei ngā kēmu kia kōrerorero ngā kaimahi ki ngā tamariki mā te reo Māori, mō te āhua o ā rātou akoranga. Ka akiaki ngā kaimahi i ngā tamariki ki te whakapuaki i ngā karakia e mōhiotia ana e rātou, ki te waiata, ā, ki te pānui pukapuka hoki ki te taha o te whānau, i a rātou e whanake haere ana i tō rātou māramatanga, tā rātou whakamahinga anō hoki i te reo Māori. Ka kohe ngā tamariki nohinohi, ka whakamahi hoki i te reo tinana hei whakapuaki i ō rātou whakaaro ki ētahi atu. Ka taea e ētahi o ngā tamariki te whakawhiti kōrero mā te reo Māori.

Te Whakamahere me te Aromātai

E ārahi ana ngā matea whanaketanga o ngā tamariki i te hōtaka akoranga. Kua mahi tētahi ratonga SELO ki te taha o ngā kaimahi, ki te whakapai ake i ngā whakaritenga e pā ana ki te whakamahere hōtaka, te aromātai, me te aromatawai. Ka tāutu ngā mahere i ngā whāinga o te pae tata me te pae tawhiti, i te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo taumahi, ā, i ngā kupu hou, ngā hanganga reo anō hoki. E hono ana aua mahere ki Te Whāriki, ā, e whakamahia ana hei whakatinana haere i ngā hōtaka akoranga. Kua tīmata ngā kaimahi ki te whakaemi i ngā whakaahua me te whakatau haere i ngā kitenga e pā ana ki ia tamaiti, i a rātou e whakawhanake ana i ngā whakaritenga ka whakapai ake anō hoki i ā rātou mahi aromatawai. He aronga ki te whakarato i ngā hōtaka akoranga e poipoi ana i ngā tamariki nohinohi me ngā tamariki kōhungahunga. Ahakoa he ngohengohe te whakapuakitanga o ngā kaimahi i ngā kaupapa mahi, he whāiti noa ngā whai wāhitanga mō ngā tamariki nohinohi ki te whakawhānui ake i ā rātou wheako ako. Ka whai whakaarohia ngā matea ako o ētahi o ngā tamariki.

Ko tētahi āhuatanga e noho matua ana ki te whānau, ko te waiora o ngā tamariki. Kua tīmata te whānau ki te whakawhanake i ngā kaupapa here me ngā tukanga ka whakapūmau i te noho haumaru me te waiora o ngā tamariki, engari me whakawhanake tonu hei whakatutuki i ngā herenga ā-ture. Ahakoa kua ahu whakamua te whānau i roto i te whakahaeretanga o ngā kaimahi – tae atu ki ngā tuhinga tūranga mahi me te arowhai a ngā pirihimana i ngā kaimahi – kāhore anō te arohaehae kaimahi kia oti. E whai whakaaro ana ki te noho haumaru o ngā tamariki.

Ka whakamanahia ngā tamariki ki te aronga rautaki a te kōhanga reo. Nā te arotake i te tūtohinga, he tuhinga tā te whānau e whakaraupapa ana i ngā uaratanga me ngā tikanga Māori e hāpai ana i ngā whakahaeretanga o te kōhanga reo. Kua whakaritea Te Ara Tūāpae me ngā mahere ā-tau. E tāutu ana te mahere ā-tau i ngā whāinga me ngā kaupapa matua ka whai ake ā meāke nei. Ko te aronga o ngā akoranga a ngā tamariki ā meāke nei, e noho matua ana.

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka Whai Ake

Me whakawhanake ake i ngā mahi ki te whakamahere mō ngā matea o ia tamaiti. Kāhore i ngā kaimahi tētahi tino tukanga ki te tāutu i ngā matea ako o ngā tamariki, me te whakawhanake i ngā rautaki me ngā hōtaka ka whakawero, ka whakawhānui ake hoki i ā rātou akoranga. Kāhore anō kia whakaritea te aromātai hōtaka, hei aroturuki, hei arotake hoki i te hōtaka akoranga. Kāhore anō te ako a ngā tamariki e āta aroturukitia ana.

E mōhio ana te whānau, me whakawhanake tonu i ngā whakaritenga whakahaere. Ahakoa ka arotake rātou i ngā kaupapa here, kāhore anō kia whakahāngaitia ēnei ki ngā herenga ā-ture e tika ana. Kāhore anō kia oti te kaupapa here, te whakatinanatanga anō hoki o te arohaehae, ā, kāhore anō hoki kia whakamahia hei whakatakoto haere i tētahi hōtaka whakawhanaketanga ngaio mā ngā kaimahi.

Ngā wāhanga kāhore e tutuki ana e ai ki te ture

Ngā wāhanga e pai ana te whakahaere

Kua whakatutukihia ngā wāhanga herenga ā-ture i tāutuhia ai ki te pūrongo o mua hei whakapai ake. Kua whakawhanakehia e te whānau tētahi mahere mahi e whakaraupapa ana i ngā mahi me te huarahi ka whai ake i roto i aua āhuatanga. Heoi, kua pupū ake ētahi atu wāhanga kāhore e tutuki ana e ai ki te ture.

4 Ngā whakaritenga kia tutukihia ai ngā herenga ā-ture

Te tirohanga whānui

I tāutuhia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga ngā wāhanga kāhore e tutuki ana e ai ki ngā ture. Kia whakatutukihia e te whānau o te kōhanga reo āna herenga ā-ture, me tahuri rātou ki te:

  • whakarato i te ārahitanga me te tautoko ki ngā kaimahi, kia aromātaihia ai i ia te wā te kounga o te whakapuakitanga, hei poipoi i te ako a ngā tamariki me tō rātou whakawhanaketanga
    [R 43 Ture Mātauranga (Kōhungahunga) 2008; C1-13 Paearu Raihana mō ngā Kōhanga Reo kei raro i te maru o Te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo 2008]
  • āta whakarite i te aronga o ngā mahi whakahaere ki te whakapaitanga ake mā ngā tamariki.
    [R 47 Ture Mātauranga (Kōhungahunga) 2008; C1-2 Paearu Raihana mō ngā Kōhanga Reo kei raro i te maru o Te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo 2008]

5 Te Taunakitanga

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

  • kia whakawhanakehia, kia whakatinanahia ngā whakaritenga e pā ana ki te aromātai o roto, hei whakapai i te kounga o te hōtaka, inā koa, i te whakapuakitanga o te hōtaka me ngā whakaritenga whakahaere a te whānau, hei painga mō ngā tamariki.

Hei ā hea Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga aromātai anō ai i te kōhanga reo?

Ka whakahaere anō Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i te aromātai whai muri o Te Kōhanga Reo o Whakapiripiri ki te iwii roto ngā tau e rua.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Kaiurungi Whakaturuki Arotake Māori

28 Mahuru, 2017

Ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te kōhanga reo

Te tūwāhi

Kei Kirikiriroa

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

35053

Te tau tohu o te kōhanga reo

04C030

Te tūmomo raihana

Te Kōhanga Reo

Kua raihanatia ki te ture

Ngā Ture Mātauranga (Ratonga Kōhungahunga) 2008

Te tokomaha mō te raihana

23 ngā tamariki, kia tokotoru ki raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te tokomaha kei te rārangi ingoa

16 ngā tamariki, tokotoru kei raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro 6

Tama 10

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

100%

Te wā i te kōhanga reo te rōpū arotake

31 Hōngongoi 2017

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

28 Mahuru, 2017

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Tāpiri

Arotake Tāpiri

Pipiri 2013

Hōngongoi 2016

1 Background

Introduction

A supplementary evaluation is undertaken at the discretion of the Chief Review Officer of the Education Review Office (ERO).

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

Terms of Reference

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

  • Mana Reo

  • Planning and Evaluation – including whānau management responsibilities and internal evaluation practices

  • and any other issues that may arise during the course of the review.

2 Context

Te Kōhanga Reo o Whakapiripiri Ki Te Iwi is in Enderley, Hamilton. Many children and whānau have whakapapa links to Tainui. Since the 2016 ERO report, the whānau has been working with Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust (TKRNT) to address the issues related to whānau management roles and responsibilities, management practices and strategic planning. TKRNT continue to manage financial matters related to resources and learning developments. A SELO provider was appointed in May 2017 and has been working with whānau and kaimahi to improve the quality of children’s learning.

3 Findings

Mana Reo

Children are early learners of te reo Māori. Kaimahi use a variety of language activities to develop children’s language. Kaimahi use karakia, waiata and pepehā to provide children with good language learning structures. Games allow opportunities for kaimahi to talk with children in te reo Māori about their learning. Kaimahi encourage children to share karakia they know, sing waiata and read books with whānau as they develop their language understanding and use. Younger children also babble and use body language to communicate with others. Some children can communicate using te reo Māori.

Planning and Evaluation

Children’s developmental needs guide the learning programme. A SELO provider has been working with staff to improve programme planning, evaluation and assessment practices. Planning identifies long term and short term goals, a range of different activities, and new vocabulary and language structures. These plans are linked to Te Whāriki and are used to inform the programmes of learning. Staff have begun to gather photos and make observations about individual children, as they develop practices to improve their assessment practices. There is a focus to provide learning programmes that cater for younger and older children. Although staff are flexible in their delivery, there are limited opportunities for younger children to extend their learning experiences. Some children’s learning needs are considered.

Children’s well-being is important to whānau. The whānau has begun developing policies and procedures related to maintain children’s safety and well-being, however further development is needed to meet legislative requirements. Although the whānau has made progress with personnel management including job descriptions and police vetting, staff appraisal has not been completed. Children’s safety is considered.

Children are acknowledged in the strategic direction for the kōhanga reo. As a result of the charter review, the whānau has a document that outlines values and tikanga Māori to support kōhanga reo operations. Te Ara Tūāpae and annual planning is in place. The annual plan identifies future goals and priorities. The future of children’s learning is important.

Key Next Steps

Planning for the needs of individual children requires further development. Staff do not have a clear process to identify children’s learning needs, to then develop strategies and programmes to challenge and extend their learning. Programme evaluation is not yet in place to monitor and review the programme of learning. Children’s learning is not yet well monitored.

The whānau acknowledge management practices need further development. While they review policies, these have not been aligned to the relevant regulations. Appraisal policy and implementation has not been completed, and neither has it been used to inform a programme of professional development for staff.

Areas of non-compliance

Areas of progress

Areas of non-compliance identified in the previous report have been addressed. The whānau has developed an action plan to show actions and how progress will be made in these areas. Nevertheless there are further matters of non-compliance.

4 Actions of non-compliance

Overview

ERO identified areas of non-compliance. In order for the kōhanga reo whānau to meet compliance requirements they need to:

  • provide guidance and support for staff to regularly evaluate the quality of delivery to cater for children’s learning and development [Regulations 43 (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008; C1-13 Licensing Criteria for Kōhanga Reo affiliated with Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust 2008]

  • ensure that good management practices are focussed on improvement for children. [Regulation 47 (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008; C1-2 Licensing Criteria for Kōhanga Reo affiliated with Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust 2008]

5 Recommendation

ERO and the kōhanga reo whānau developed the following recommendation:

  • develop and implement internal evaluation practices to improve the quality of programme, in particular programme delivery and whānau management practices for children.

When is ERO likely to review the kōhanga reo again?

The next ERO evaluation of Te Kōhanga Reo o Whakapiripiri ki te iwi will be within two years.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Deputy Chief Review Officer Māori

28 September 2017

Information about the Kōhanga Reo

Location

Hamilton

Ministry of Education profile number

35053

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

04C030

Licence type

Te Kōhanga Reo

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

23 children, including up to 3 aged under 2

Kōhanga Reo roll

16 children, including up to 3 aged under 2

Gender composition

Girls 6

Boys 10

Ethnic composition

Māori

100%

Review team on site

31 July 2017

Date of this report

28 September 2017

Most recent ERO report(s)

Supplementary Report

Supplementary Report

June 2013

July 2016