Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Otara - 17/08/2016

Ngā Whakaaturanga

E tū ana Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Piripono ki Ōtara. Ahakoa kua ahu whakamua te whānau, ngā kaiako, te tumuaki me te poari, ko te kāwanatanga, te ārahitanga me te whakahaeretanga ētahi wāhanga hei whakawhanake tonu. Kei te whakaritea ngā tino hononga ki waenga i te whānau, me ērā anō hoki ki te hapori me ētahi atu kura kaupapa Māori, hei hāpai i te rōnakitanga o te ahu whakamua me ngā whakapai tonutanga.

Tērā ka whakahaeretia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga te arotake whai muri o Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Piripono i roto i te kotahi ki te rua o ngā tau, arā, mā Te Pupuketanga.

1 Ko ngā Whakamāramatanga me te Horopaki

Ko tā te tauāki taketake o Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Piripono e kī ana, ‘kia poipoi, kia whakatupu hoki i ngā tamariki e āta whāngaihia ana ki te mātauranga, e tū pakari ana, e tū reo rua ana ki tētahi taiao akoranga haumaru e hāpai ana i a rātou.’

Mai i te tau 2004, he wawaotanga manatū ki te kura. I te tau 2011 te tumuaki o tēnei wā i whakatūngia ai, ā, kua whai wāhi hoki tētahi Kaiwhakahaere Manatū ā-wā. Ahakoa te iti noa o ngā rauemi i ngā tau e rima kua pahure ake nei, kua aro te titiro a te tumuaki ki te whakatairanga ake i te kounga o te mātauranga mā ngā ākonga. Kua āta pā mai ētahi whakapaitanga ki te taiao ako, te kounga o ngā hōtaka whakaako, hōtaka ako hoki, te ārahitanga, te whakahaeretanga, me te kāwanatanga. Kua piki ake te tatauranga o te rārangi ingoa ki te kura, ā, he mātātoa te whai wāhi atu a ngā ākonga ki ngā kaupapa i te hapori, te hapū, me te iwi.

E hāngai ana te aromātai a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga ki ngā wāhanga i whakatakotohia ai ki te pūrongo o te tau 2013, hei take āwangawanga, arā, ko:

  • Te Ira Tangata – ngā hononga ki te whānau, ngā kōhanga reo o tēnei hapori, me te whai pānga o tēnei ki te tupu o te rārangi ingoa ki te kura
  • Te Reo Māori – te whakawhanaketanga i te reo Māori, puta noa i te kura
  • Āhuatanga Ako – te whakamahinga o ngā hōtuku i te reo matatini me te pāngarau, hei whakamahere, hei whakatinana hoki i ngā hōtaka e tika ana, ā, e aro ana ki ngā matea ako o ngā ākonga
  • Ngā tūmanako e pā ana ki ngā pūrongo – te pūrongo i te ahu whakamua me ngā whakatutukitanga o ngā ākonga
  • Te ārahitanga me te whakahaeretanga – te tautoko i te ārahitanga me te whakahaeretanga o te tumuaki
  • Te kāwanatanga – te mārama o ngā kaitiaki i ō rātou tūranga kāwana, ā rātou kawenga kāwana anō hoki
  • Wānanga Te Aho Matua – te whakamahere, te whai wāhi hoki i ia te wā, hei whakatō i ngā mātāpono o Te Aho Matua, puta noa i te kura. 

2 Te Whanaketanga

He pēhea rawa te tautoko i ngā ākonga, kia tutuki i a rātou ngā putanga angitu?

Kei te ahu whakamua te whānau o te kura i roto i te nuinga o ngā wāhanga hei arotake, hei whakawhanake anō. He kaha ake te aronga ki te whakapai ake i te eke angitu o ngā ākonga.

Ngā Wāhanga o Te Aho Matua

Te Ira Tangata

Ngā wāhanga e ahu whakamua ana

Ka ako ngā ākonga ki tētahi taiao mauritau. Kua whakaritea e ngā kaiārahi o te kura ngā hononga ngaio e arotahi ana ki te whakapai ake i ngā akoranga a ngā ākonga. Ka whakamahere ngā kaiako i ētahi rautaki e hāngai pū ana ki te hāpai i te whakawhanaketanga o ngā ākonga i ngā hononga papai ki ētahi atu i te akomanga, i te hapori, ā, tae atu hoki ki te hapori whānui. Ka mahi ngātahi ngā kaiako hei whakatairanga i te ahu whakamua o ngā akoranga a ngā ākonga. He whai wāhitanga mō ngā ākonga ki te mahi takitahi, me te mahi takirōpū. Ka whai pūtake ngā hononga ka whakatutukihia e ngā ākonga i a rātou e ako ana.

He mātātoa te tautoko o te whānau i te ako a ngā akoranga, ā, ka whai wāhi rātou ki te whakamahere mō te kura whānui. Kua whakapakarihia e te tumuaki me ngā kaiako ngā hononga ki te whānau, ngā kaumātua, me te hapori. Kua whai wāhi te whānau ki ngā wānanga o Te Aho Matua e kōkirihia ana e Te Rūnanga Nui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa. He pai te tae ā-tinana atu ki aua hui, ā, kua whakapiki ake te māramatanga o te whānau mō tō rātou whai pānga nui ki te kura. Ka whai wāhi nui te whānau ki ngā whakawhanaketanga puta noa i te kura.

Te Reo Māori

Te wāhanga hei whakawhanake

Me kaha ake te tautoko i ngā ākonga he iti noa te reo Māori. Ahakoa ka whakapau kaha ngā kaiako ki te ū ki te reo Māori, he iti noa te āheinga reo o ētahi o ngā ākonga. Me whai whakaaro ngā kaiako ki te whānuitanga ake o ngā rautaki me ngā hōtaka ka kōkiri i te hopu reo Māori o ngā ākonga. E whanake ana te mōhiotanga o ngā ākonga ki te reo Māori, me tā rātou whakamahi.

Āhuatanga Ako

Ngā wāhanga e ahu whakamua ana

E tino whakaarohia ana ngā matea ako o ngā ākonga. E arotahi ana te rōpū kaiārahi ki te whakatairanga i ngā paetae ākonga me tā rātou eke angitu. He mārama ngā aratohu mō te aromatawai i ngā ākonga, me te tātari me te pūrongo i ngā paetae ākonga. Ka whakamahi ngā kaiako i aua aratohu hei whakamōhio i ngā paetae reo matatini, pāngarau hoki puta noa i te kura. Kei te pai haere te whakamahere mō ngā matea o ia tamaiti, i runga anō i ngā aromatawai. Ka whai wāhi ngā kaiako ki te ako ngaio me te whakawhanaketanga ngaio e hāngai pū ana ki a rātou. Kua pai ake te ahu whakamua me ngā whakatutukitanga o ngā ākonga.

Te ārahitanga me te whakahaeretanga 

Ngā wāhanga hei whakawhanake

Kei te tīmatanga te whakapai ake i te ārahitanga me te whakahaeretanga i runga anō i ngā mātāpono o Te Aho Matua. He whāiti noa te māramatanga o te tumuaki ki tōna tūnga hei kaiārahi ki tētahi horopaki rumaki reo o Te Aho Matua, ā, ki te kawe i ngā herenga ā-ture o te kura. Kua mahi ngātahi te whānau, te poari me te tumuaki ki te whakapai ake i te wāhi ako, te kounga o te mātauranga, ā, ki te whakatō hoki i ngā mātāpono o Te Aho Matua. He aronga tā te tumuaki ki te whakatairanga i ngā tūmanako o ngā kaiako, hei whakapai ake i ngā putanga mō ngā ākonga. Kua whakaritea ngā pūnaha ka hāpai i te whakawhanaketanga o te marau hei whakatairanga i te kounga o te mātauranga puta noa i te kura.

Te kāwanatanga / Te whakahaere a te whānau

Ngā wāhanga e ahu whakamua ana

Kei te Kaiwhakahaere Manatū ā-wā ngā kawenga e pā ana ki te whakahaeretanga o ngā kaimahi me ngā pūtea. Mai i te tau 2014, kua hāpai ia i te poari i whakatūngia ai, hei whakapakari ake i tō rātou āheinga ki te whakatutuki i ngā tūranga me ngā kawenga mahi e pā ana ki te kāwanatanga. Kua mahi ia ki te taha o te tumuaki ki te whakatutuki i te nuinga o ngā kawenga whakahaere.

Nō te tau 2014 te poari i whakatūngia ai. I tāutu ngā whakawhitinga kōrero a te poari, e tika ana kia whakapakarihia tō rātou āheinga ki te āta kāwana i te kura. I aro te titiro a te heamana o te poari me te Kaiwhakahaere Manatū ā-wā ki te whakarite i ngā hononga papai ki waenga i te whānau me tō rātou māramatanga ki tā rātou whai wāhi ki ngā whakataunga. Kua āta whakapai ake i roto i ngā marama e ono kua pahure ake nei.

Ngā wāhanga hei whakawhanake

Me arotahi ki te whakahaeretanga o te āhua mahi. Ahakoa kua tīmata te huringa arohaehae o ngā kaiako me te tumuaki, i te wā o te arotake, kāhore anō kia oti. Kua whakawhanakehia tētahi tukanga arohaehae mō te tumuaki, ā, e hāngai ana tēnei ki ngā herenga ā-ture me ngā tūmanako o te Matatū Aotearoa. Ko te whakaoti i ngā arohaehae a ngā kaimahi katoa tētahi kaupapa matua.

Ko te whakahaere i te pūtea tētahi kaupapa matua. He ngoikore te tūnga pūtea o te kura nā te iti noa o ngā pūtea ka hāpai te whakawhanaketanga i te kura whānui. Ka pā tōraro pea tēnei ki ngā ākonga.

He whāiti te whakamahere rautaki. Kāhore anō te poari kia whakawhanake i tētahi mahere mō te whakapakari ake i te whai huatanga o te kāwanatanga me te whakahaeretanga, mō te rōnakitanga rānei o ngā whakapaitanga. Me kaha ake te taumata o te kāwana me whakahaere i ngā whakaritenga o te kura whānui, hei whakapai ake i te kounga o te mātauranga mō ngā ākonga.

3 Te arotake whaiaro me te rōnakitanga o ngā mahi a te kura

He pēhea rawa te whānuitanga o te arotake whaiaro ki te whakamōhio i ngā whakatau whakaritenga, me te rōnakitanga o te āhua o ngā mahi?

Kei te tupu te ahurea whakaaro huritao puta noa i ngā whakaritenga i te kura, ā, e arotahi ana ki te whakapai ake i ngā putanga mō ngā ākonga. Ka whakaemi te tumuaki i ngā mōhiohio, mai i te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo āhuatanga, hei hāpai i te aromātai o roto. Tāpiri atu ki tēnei, ko ngā whakaaro huritao o ngā kaiako me te whānau e whakamōhio ana i te whakamahere me ngā whakataunga, puta noa i te kura. He rite tonu tā te tumuaki pūrongo i ngā paetae ākonga me ngā take whakahaere ki te poari, hei whakamōhio i ngā whakataunga.  

4 Te Whakatau a te Whānau ki ngā Wāhanga Tautukunga

I mua o te arotake i whakatutukitia e te whānau me te tumuaki te Tauāki Kupu Tūturu a te Whānau mā Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga, me tētahi Rārangi Arowhai Tātari Whaiaro. I roto i ēnei tuhinga i oati rātou i whāia e rātou ngā huarahi whai take hei whakatutuki i ō rātou herenga ā-ture e pā ana ki:

  • ngā whakahaerenga ā te poari
  • te marautanga
  • ngā whakahaerenga e pā ana ki te hauora, te haumaru me te oranga tinana
  • ngā whakahaerenga e pā ana ki ngā kaimahi
  • ngā whakahaerenga pūtea
  • ngā whakahaerenga e pā ana ki ngā 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 te paetae o ngā ākonga:

  • te haumaru aronganui o ngā ākonga (tāpiri atu ki te ārai i ngā mahi whakawetiweti me ngā mahi whakaaito)
  • te haumaru ā-tinana o ngā ākonga
  • te rēhitatanga o ngā kaiako
  • te whakaunu, te aukati, te pana me te whakarerenga
  • te tae ā-tinana atu o ngā ākonga ki te kura.

5 Ngā Taunakitanga

Kia mahi te whānau ki te taha o Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga me Te Rūnanga Nui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa, ki te āta:

  • whakatō i Te Aho Matua ki ngā mahi kāwana, mahi whakahaere hoki
  • whakarato i ngā pou whakawhirinaki ka hāpai i te tūnga o te tumuaki hei kaiārahi i te horopaki rumaki reo o Te Aho Matua
  • whakapakari i te āheinga ki te aromātai o roto, hei whakahonohono i te whakamahere rautaki me te whakapaitanga ake i te kounga o te mātauranga mō ngā ākonga.

Te Whakarāpopototanga

E tū ana Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Piripono ki Ōtara. Ahakoa kua ahu whakamua te whānau, ngā kaiako, te tumuaki me te poari, ko te kāwanatanga, te ārahitanga me te whakahaeretanga ētahi wāhanga hei whakawhanake tonu. Kei te whakaritea ngā tino hononga ki waenga i te whānau, me ērā anō hoki ki te hapori me ētahi atu kura kaupapa Māori, hei hāpai i te rōnakitanga o te ahu whakamua me ngā whakapai tonutanga.

Hei ā hea Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga arotake anō ai i te kura?

Tērā ka whakahaeretia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga te arotake whai muri o Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Piripono i roto i te kotahi ki te rua o ngā tau, arā, mā Te Pupuketanga. 

Lynda Pura-Watson

Kaitiriwā Toihau Arotake 

17 Here-turi-kōkā, 2016

Ngā Kōrero e pā ana ki te kura 

Te tūwāhi

Otara, Auckland

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

4205

Te tūmomo kura

Tau 1-8

Te tokomaha o ngā ākonga o te kura

65

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro 33

Tāne 32 

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

100%

Ngā āhuatanga motuhake

Te Aho Matua

Te wā i te kura te rōpū arotake

11 Paenga-whāwhā 2016

Te rā o tēnei pūrongo

17 Here-turi-kōkā, 2016

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga 

Arotake Te Pupuketanga

Arotake Te Pupuketanga

Whiringa-ā-nuku 2013

Whiringa-ā-nuku 2013

Findings

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Piripono is located in Otara. Although whānau, kaiako, tumuaki and board made some progress, governance, leadership and management remain areas for further development. Strong whānau relationships, community and kura kaupapa Māori partnerships are being established to support the sustainability of progress and ongoing improvement.

The next ERO review of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Piripono will be over the course of one-to-two years - Te Pūpuketanga – Development Evaluation.

1 Background and Context

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Piripono mission statement is to ‘nurture and grow well educated, confident, bilingual tamariki in a safe, supportive learning environment.’

The school has a history of statutory intervention, since 2004. Since the current Tumuaki appointment in 2011 a Limited statutory manager has been in place. Despite limited resourcing in the last five years the principal has focussed on raising the quality of education for students. There have been some gradual improvements to the learning environment, the quality of teaching and learning programmes, leadership, management and governance. The roll has increased and students actively participate in community, hapū and iwi events.

ERO’s evaluation focus is based on areas of concern raised in the previous report in 2013 which include:

  • Te Ira Tangata - relationships with whānau, local kōhanga reo and its impact on roll growth
  • Te Reo Māori - te reo Māori development school wide
  • Āhuatanga Ako - use of literacy and numeracy data to plan and implement appropriate programmes that respond to students’ learning needs
  • Reporting expectations - reporting student progress and achievement
  • Leadership and management-leadership and management support for the principal
  • Governance-board members understanding their governance roles and responsibilities
  • Wānanga Te Aho Matua – planning and participating regularly to embed Te Aho Matua philosophies school wide.

2 Development

How well are students supported to achieve successful outcomes?

The kura whānau are making progress with most areas for review and development. There is a stronger focus on improving student achievement.

Ngā Wāhanga o Te Aho Matua

Te Ira Tangata

Areas of progress

Students learn in a settled environment. Kura leaders have established professional relationships that focus on improving students learning. Kaiako plan deliberate strategies that help students develop positive relationships with others in the classroom, the local and wider communities. Kaiako work collaboratively with each other to optimise students’ learning progress. Students have opportunities to work independently and co-operatively in groups. Students make meaningful connections as learners.

The whānau actively support students learning and contribute to school wide planning. The tumuaki and kaiako have strengthened relationships with whānau, kaumātua and the community. Whānau have participated in wānanga Te Aho Matua facilitated by Te Runanga Nui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori (TRN). These are well attended and whānau have increased their understanding about their role and contribution in the kura. Whānau are engaged and contribute to kura-wide developments.

Te Reo Māori

Area for development

Students’ with limited te reo Māori required greater support. Although kaiako work hard to maintain te reo Māori some students have limited language ability. Kaiako need to consider a wider range of strategies and programmes to accelerate students’ acquisition of te reo Māori. Students’ knowledge and use of te reo Māori is developing.

Āhuatanga Ako

Area of progress

Student’s learning needs are well considered. The leadership team are focussed on raising student achievement and success. There are clear guidelines for assessing students, analysing and reporting achievement information. Kaiako use this to inform kura-wide literacy and numeracy achievement. Planning for the individual needs of students based on assessment is improving. Kaiako participate in targeted professional learning and development. Students’ progress and achievements have improved.

Leadership and management

Areas for development

Leadership and management based on the expectations of Te Aho Matua is at the early stages of improvement. The tumuaki has limited understanding of his role as a leader in a Te Aho Matua immersion setting and managing the legislative responsibilities of the kura. Whānau, board and the tumuaki have worked collaboratively to improve the learning environment, the quality of education and embed the philosophies of Te Aho Matua. The tumuaki has a focus on raising teacher expectations to improve outcomes for students. Systems to support curriculum development are in place to enhance the quality of education throughout the kura.

Governance / Whānau Whakahaere

Area of progress

The Limited Statutory Manager (LSM) has delegated responsibilities for personnel and financial management. Since 2014 he has provided support to the elected board to build their capability in their governance roles and responsibilities. He has worked with the tumuaki to fulfil most management responsibilities.

The board was elected in 2014. Board discussions identified the need to build their capability to govern the kura effectively. The board chairperson and LSM worked towards establishing positive whānau relationships and understanding their role in decision making. There has been gradual improvement in the last six months.

Areas for development

Performance management requires attention. Although the cycle for appraisal of kaiako and tumuaki has begun, at the time of the review it had not been completed. An appraisal process for the tumuaki has been developed that is consistent with legislative requirements and the Teacher’s Education Council expectations. Completion of appraisal for all staff is a priority.

Financial management is a priority. The financial position of the kura is tenuous as there are limited finances to support kura-wide development. Students may be disadvantaged.

Strategic planning is limited. The board have not developed a plan for building effective governance and management or sustaining improvement. Kura-wide practices require higher levels of governance and management to improve the quality of education for students.

3 Internal Evaluation and sustainable performance

To what extent does internal-evaluation inform decision making and support sustained improvement?

There is a growing culture of reflective practice throughout the kura that is focussed on improving outcomes for students. The tumuaki gathers information from a range of sources to support internal evaluation. In addition kaiako and whānau reflections inform kura-wide planning and decision making. The tumuaki regularly reports student achievement and management matters to the board to inform decision making.

4 Whānau assurance on legal requirements

Before the review, the whānau and tumuaki completed the ERO Whānau Assurance Statement and Self-Audit Checklists. In these documents they attested that they had taken all reasonable steps to meet their legislative obligations related to:

  • board administration
  • curriculum
  • management of health, safety and welfare
  • personnel management
  • financial management
  • asset management.

During the review, ERO checked the following items because they have a potentially high impact on student achievement:

  • emotional safety of students (including prevention of bullying and sexual harassment)
  • physical safety of students
  • teacher registration
  • processes for appointing staff
  • stand-downs, suspensions, expulsions and exclusions
  • attendance

5 Recommendations

That the whānau work with the Ministry of Education and Te Rūnanganui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori to focus on:

  • embedding the philosophy of Te Aho Matua into governance and management practices
  • the provision of mentoring and coaching for the tumuaki in his leadership role in a Te Aho Matua immersion setting
  • building internal evaluation capability to draw links between strategic planning and improving the quality of education for students.

Conclusion

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Piripono is located in Otara. Although whānau, kaiako, tumuaki and board made some progress, governance, leadership and management remain areas for further development. Strong whānau relationships, community and kura kaupapa Māori partnerships are being established to support the sustainability of progress and ongoing improvement.

When is ERO likely to review the kura again?

The next ERO review of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Piripono will be over the course of one-to-two years - Te Pūpuketanga – Development Evaluation. 

Lynda Pura-Watson
Deputy Chief Review Officer Māori

17 August 2016 

Information about the Kura 

Location

Otara, Auckland

Ministry of Education profile number

4205

Kura type

Years 1-8

Kura roll

65

Gender composition

Girls 33

Boys 32 

Ethnic composition

Māori

100%

Special features

Te Aho Matua

Review team on site

11 April 2016

Date of this report

17 August 2016

Most recent ERO report(s)

Pupuketanga Review

Pupuketanga Review

October 2013

October 2010