Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Taumarere - 18/10/2012

1 He Whakamārama

Te Whānuitanga Atu

E aromātai ana te arotake Te Aho Matua i te kounga o te mātauranga e whakawhiwhia ana ki ngā ākonga, me te whakahaere a te poari ki te whakarato i ngā ratonga mātauranga.

Ka tino whai hua ki te whānau te pūrongo i te aromātai e whakaatu mai ana i ngā painga ake i ngā akoranga o ngā ākonga, i te wā e whakarato ana ngā pūrongo i ngā tino mōhiohio e pā ana ki ngā putanga hua ki ngā ākonga.

2 Te Whakarāpopototanga Te Aho Matua

Kia maumahara ki tōu mana āhua ake

E ai ki te whānau o te kura, ‘ka whakapūmau, ka whakanui hoki te pepeha o te kura nei i ngā wawata me ngā tūmanako o te whānau o te kura me te hapori, mō ā rātou tamariki, ā rātou mokopuna hoki e haere ana ki Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Taumārere. Ko te hōhonutanga o tēnei whakataukī e mea ana, kia poipoia ia tangata i te kura, e te whakaute, e te aroha, e ngā akoranga hoki, hei ārahi i tēnā me tēnā o tātou ki te tū tangata, ki te tū motuhake, ā, ki te tū māia.’

E tū ana Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Taumārere ki te tāone iti o Moerewa, ki te Tai Tokerau. Haere tawhiti mai ai ētahi o ngā ākonga ki tēnei tāone, kuraina ai. Kātahi anō ētahi atu ākonga ka tīmata i te kura, whai muri i te katinga o te hōtaka wharekura i te Kura o Moerewa. He pakari te ārahitanga i te kura, me te hononga hoki ki te poari whakahaere. He mātātoa te whai wāhi atu o ngā mātua me te whānau ki ngā nekehanga katoa o te kura.

E whakahaerehia ana Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Taumārere i raro i ngā mātāpono o Te Aho Matua. E pou here ana aua mātāpono i te ngākau nuitanga o te whānau, te poari, me ngā kaimahi ki te whakarato i tētahi taiao akoranga e whakawātea ana i ngā ākonga ki te eke mārika ki tō rātou pūmanawa – ā-mātauranga, ā-ahurea, ā-tangata, ā-wairua hoki. E whanake ana te mātau me te pakari o ngā ākonga ki te taha o tō whānau, tō rātou hapū, tō rātou iwi hoki, i raro i te maru o Te Aho Matua.

Ko te tirohanga mō ngā ākonga o Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Taumārere, kia whakaratohia ki a rātou tētahi taiao akoranga o te reo Māori me ngā tikanga o Ngāti Hine, kia mauritau ia ākonga, kia whakawhanake hoki rātou i ō rātou ake tirohanga ki te ao Māori, kia whai wāhi atu ki te kākano rua o Aotearoa, ā, kia noho whakaute rātou ki ngā ao me te mana āhua ake o ētahi atu. Ka whakanui rātou i te tuakiri o te whānau, te hapū, me te iwi.

Ko te manaakitanga, te whanaungatanga, te tuku ihotanga, te mana motuhake, me Te Aho Matua ngā tino uaratanga ki te whakatutuki i ngā wawata me ngā tūmanako e pā ana ki ngā ākonga.

Whakaritenga Whaimuri

E whakapono ana te Tari Arotake Mātauranga e āhei ana te poari ki te whakahaere i te kura, i runga i te whai whakaarotanga nui ki ngā ākonga me te Karauna, ā, e āhei ana hoki rātou ki te whakatinana i ngā whakapainga i tāutuhia ai ki tēnei pūrongo.

Ka arotakehia anō e te Tari Arotake Mātauranga te kura, hei wāhanga o te huringa arotake o te wā.

3 He Whakamārama

Te Tauāki o Ngā Putanga o Te Aho Matua

E whakahaerehia ana Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Taumārere i raro i ngā mātāpono o Te Aho Matua. E pou here ana aua mātāpono i te ngākau nuitanga o te whānau, te poari, me ngā kaimahi ki te whakarato i tētahi taiao akoranga e whakawātea ana i ngā ākonga ki te eke mārika ki tō rātou pūmanawa – ā-mātauranga, ā-ahurea, ā-tangata, ā-wairua hoki.

Te Tirohanga a te Whānau mō Te Aho Matua

Ko te tirohanga mō ngā ākonga o Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Taumārere, kia pakari tā rātou kōrero i te reo Māori, tae atu ki ngā tītahanga, te reo ā-iwi, me te whakakata e noho motuhake ana ki a Ngāti Hine i roto i tō rātou reo kōrero. Ka tino mōhio hoki rātou ki a rātou anō, ki tō rātou toi whenuatanga hoki.

Te Kaupapa Aromātai

I whiriwhiri te whānau me ngā kaimahi i te reo me ngā tikanga o Ngāti Hine hei kaupapa aromātai mō tēnei arotake. Ko ngā tino whāinga me ngā putanga ākonga e hāngai ana ki tēnei kaupapa aromātai, i tāutuhia ai mō ia wāhanga o Te Aho Matua.

4 Ngā Whakaaturanga Aromātai o ngā Kaupapa

Ngā Tino Uaratanga

He tau ngā ākonga i roto i tō rātou mōhiotanga ki ō rātou hononga ā-whakapapa, i raro i te maru o Te Aho Matua.

Te whakamahere rautaki me te arotake whaiaro

Ko te mahere rautaki a te kura mō ngā tau 2012 ki te 2014 e pou herea ana e te tauāki taketake a te tūtohinga, te tauāki tirohanga hoki e hāpaitia ana e Te Aho Matua. Ko te tino pūtake, te tino whāinga hoki, ko te whakapai i ngā akoranga, te ahunga whakamua, me ngā whakatutukitanga o ngā ākonga. Kua tuhia ngā putanga o ngā rōpū reanga e tūmanakohia ana. Ka hāngai ēnei hei aratohu, hei tūmanako hoki mō te whānau, ngā kaitiaki, me ngā kaimahi kia whai wāhi ngātahi ai rātou ki te whakatutuki i ngā putanga. Ko te arotake whaiaro me te whakaaro whaiaro, e whai wāhi matua ana ki te whakahaeretanga o te mahere rautaki.

Te Ira Tangata

Ka pēhea te manaaki, te whakaaro nui, me te noho ngātahi o ngā ākonga?

E whakaatu ana ngā ākonga i ngā tūmanako ki te whakatinana i te manaaki me te whanaungatanga. Ka whakawhiti kōrero ngā kaiako me ngā ākonga mō te whai huatanga o te whakahaere i tō rātou āheinga ki te whai whakaaro nui ki ētahi atu. I ngā wā katoa ka whakaratarata, ka whakaute ngā ākonga i ngā manuhiri, puta noa i te kura. Ka whakatinanahia hoki ngā uaratanga o te tuakana me te tēina, ā, e pou herea ana ēnei e ngā mātāpono o Te Aho Matua. Kua āta whakaritea ngā mahinga puta noa i te kura, ā, he pai hoki te whakahaeretanga. He pai, he hihiri hoki ngā taunekeneke o roto, o waho hoki i te akomanga. He pakari ngā ākonga ki te whakawhiti kōrero i roto i te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo horopaki. Ka whakamihi, ka whakanui hoki te whānau i ngā whanonga papai. He tau, he harikoa hoki ngā ākonga.

Ngā putanga ākonga

  • Ka whakaatuhia e ngā ākonga ngā whaiaro papai i roto i te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo kaupapa, horopaki hoki.
  • Ka whakaatu ngā ākonga i te aroha me te whakaute ki ō rātou hoa.
  • He tākare ngā ākonga ki te whai wāhi atu ki te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo taumahi.

Āhuatanga Ako

Pēhea te māia o ngā ākonga i roto i ā rātou akoranga?

Ka tino rite ngā ākonga ki te ako i ia rā. Ka whakatakoto ngā karakia i te rangimārie mō te rā. Ka patapatai ngā kaiako i ngā ākonga hei whakahoki atu ki ngā akoranga o mua, otirā, hei whakapakari haere i ō rātou mōhiotanga. Ka tautoko ngā kaiako i ngā ākonga ki te whakaaro huritao me te whakawhanake i ngā pūkenga whakaaro, mā te whakatauira i tēnei āhuatanga, puta noa i te rā. He hihiri ngā ākonga, ā, ka whakakipakipa i ngā ākonga ki te ako.

He ātaahua ngā akomanga whakaongaonga hei taiao akoranga. Ka whakanuia ngā mahi a ngā ākonga, ā, ka kitea ā rātou kaupapa ki ngā whakaaturanga puta noa i te kura. Ka tāutuhia ngā ākonga hei āwhina ake, hei whakawhānui ake rānei.

I ngā kaimahi te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo whai wāhitanga whakawhanaketanga ngaio. Nō nā tata tonu nei te tukanga arohaehae i tīmata ai, ā, kei te whakapakari haere te tīmatanga. Ka whai kiko te whakamahere me te aromātai o te hōtaka, ā, ka whai hua ki te ārahi i ngā kaiako ki te whakatinana i ngā hōtaka mō ngā ākonga. Ko ngā rautaki whakaako o te rōpū iti, te takitahi, me te akomanga, ka whakamahia puta noa i te kura.

Kua tīmata te whakatinana haere i ngā hōtaka o ia ākonga o te wharekura. Kua hui tahi ngā ākonga katoa ki te taha o te tumuaki ki te tāutu i ā rātou whāinga mō meāke nei. E whakawhanake ana rātou i ā rātou ake mahere ako, mā te tautoko o te tautapa o te tumuaki mō te toenga o te tau.

Kua whakahāngai tōtikatia te kaupapa ā-kura, a Hineāmaru, ki ia rōpū reanga, puta noa i te kura. E ākina ana ngā ākonga ki te rangahau ki ngā reanga e tika ana.

Ka whiwhi te whānau i ngā mōhiohio papai e pā ana ki ngā akoranga a ngā ākonga mā te pūrongo me te pānui i ia te wā. Ka whakamōhiotia te poari mō ngā paetae ākonga ki te kura teina, i roto i te pānui, te tuhituhi, te pāngarau, me te reo Māori. E tino tohu ana aua hōtuku i te āhua o ngā whakatutukitanga a ngā ākonga. He pai ngā whakatutukitanga a te nuinga, ā, e poipoia ana rātou hei āta tautoko ake. He rawaka te whakarato a te poari i ngā rauemi mō ngā hōtaka whakaako, ako hoki. E ngākau nui ana rātou ki te whakatairanga i ngā paetae ākonga.

Ngā putanga ākonga

  • He mātātoa ngā ākonga ki te tūhura i te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo wheako akoranga.
  • He mātātoa te whai wāhi atu o ngā ākonga ki ā rātou akoranga.
  • Kua tuituia a Ngāti Hine, a Hineāmaru hoki ki te marautanga katoa.
  • Ko ngā mātāpono o Te Aho Matua e pou here ana i ngā akoranga me ngā whakaakoranga.

Te Reo Māori

Ka pēhea te whānuitanga o te rumaki o ngā ākonga ki te reo me ngā tikanga o Ngāti Hine?

Ko te reo me ngā tikanga o Ngāti Hine te āhuatanga pakari o te whakaako me te ako ki te kura. Ka whakatauira ngā kaiako i te whānuitanga o te reo i a rātou e whakapuaki ana i ngā tohutohu ōkawa, ōpaki hoki. Ka whakamahi rātou i ngā tohu, te manawa reka, ngā kīwaha, te reo ā-iwi, me te reo pukapuka. He hōhonu ngā wheako akoranga a ngā ākonga. E akiaki ana, e tautoko ana hoki te taiao ako reo i te kōrero, te whakarongo, te pānui, me te tuhituhi, mā te reo Māori.

Ka whakamahia te reo o Ngāti Hine i ngā wā katoa, e ngā kaimahi me ngā ākonga, puta noa i te kura.

Ka whakapūmautia te kura e te whānau, hei wāhi kōrero Māori. E ngākau nui ana rātou ki te tiaki i te noho motuhake o te reo Māori ki tō rātou wāhi. He manawa whakahī tō rātou mō ā rātou tamariki, me tō rātou āheinga ki te kōrero i te reo Māori. E ākina ana te whānau ki te ako me te whakamahi i te reo Māori hei hāpai i te reo o ngā ākonga ki ō rātou kāinga.

Ka kitea te tikanga, puta noa i te hōtaka o ia rā. Ka ārahi ngā ākonga i ngā mahi tikanga i te kura. Ko ngā karakia, ngā hīmene, ngā waiata, me ngā waiata tawhito, he wā mō te whānau me ngā ākonga ki te whakanui, me te tū pakari hoki hei Māori. He pai te whakawhanaketanga o te reo Māori o ngā ākonga.

Ngā putanga ākonga

  • He pakari ngā ākonga ki te whakawhitiwhiti kōrero.
  • Ka wheako ngā ākonga i te hōhonutanga o te reo.
  • Ka whakaatu ngā ākonga i te mōhiotanga me te whakamahinga o te reo e motuhake ana ki tō rātou whānau, tō rātou hapū, tō rātou iwi.
  • E mārama ana ngā ākonga, he taonga te reo Māori.

Ngā Iwi

Pēhea te āhua o te manawa whakahī e whakaatuhia ana e ngā ākonga mō ō rātou whānau, ō rātou hapū, ō rātou iwi hoki?

E mōhio ana ngā ākonga ki te whakahirahira me te motuhake o Ngāti Hine. E whakawhanake ana rātou i ngā tino tikanga e pā ana ki a Ngāti Hine, ā, e whakakī ana hoki i ō rātou puna mātauranga e pā ana ki a Ngāti Hine. E mōhio ana rātou ki ō rātou whakapapa, pepeha hoki, me ngā hononga o ēnei ki ngā tūpuna rongonui me ngā whakahirahira o te whānau. Ko ngā kaupapa ako he whai wāhitanga mō ngā ākonga ki te ako i tō rātou tupuna, i a Hineāmaru, i a rātou e aru ana, e tūhura ana, e wheako ana hoki i Te Hīkoi a Hineāmaru. Ko ngā haerenga ki ngā wāhi whakahirahira, me te rongo i ngā kōrero tuku iho, e whakatō ana i te aronga toi whenuatanga me te manawa whakahī o ngā ākonga.

Ka kite ngā ākonga i ngā tikanga me ngā kawa o te hapū e whakatinanahia ana ki ngā huihuinga o te kura, o te marae, o te hapori hoki. Ko te āheinga me te mōhiotanga o ngā ākonga ki ngā tikanga me ngā kawa e āta whakawhanakehia nā te poipoi o te whānau i a rātou. E kōkiri tonu ana ngā tuākana ki te whakawhanake i ō rātou pūkenga hei tuakana, hei kaiārahi hoki, puta noa i te kura.

E puāwai ake ana tō rātou mōhiotanga ki ngā ritenga me ngā rerekētanga o ētahi atu hapū, o ētahi atu iwi hoki.

He manawa whakahī tō ngā ākonga ki tō rātou tū Ngāti Hine.

Ngā putanga ākonga

  • E mōhio ana ngā ākonga ki te whakahirahiratanga o Ngāti Hine, o ō rātou whānau, o ō rātou hapū, me ō rātou iwi.
  • Haere ai ngā ākonga ki te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo huihuinga o te whānau, te hapū, me te iwi.
  • He pakari te aronga toi whenuatanga o ngā ākonga.

Te Ao

Pēhea te whānuitanga o ngā ākonga ki te whai pānga atu ki tō rātou tū ki te ao Māori, ā, ki tua atu hoki?

Ko te arotahi o ngā akoranga me ngā whakaakoranga mō Ngāti Hine, e whakatakoto ana i te tuakiri me te manatū e hāngai ana ki tō rātou hapori, otirā, tō rātou taiao. E hāpaitia ana ngā ākonga e tā rātou hōtaka, hei ako i ngā tino āhuatanga o tō rātou taiao, pērā i ngā kai tūturu o te taiao māori. E ako ana, e tūhura ana hoki rātou i ngā whakaaro pērā i te noho whakarawe, me te tiaki i ā rātou rauemi. E ako ana ngā ākonga i tō rātou tūnga hei kaitiaki.

Ka whai wāhi atu, ka tautoko hoki ngā ākonga i ngā kaupapa o te hapori. Ka whai wāhi atu, ka whakataetae hoki ki ngā ahurei kapa haka, ngā mahi hākinakina hoki o te rohe. Kua whiriwhirihia ētahi o ngā ākonga mō ngā tīma hākinakina o te motu. Ka kawe rātou i tō rātou tino aronga toi whenuatanga ki a Ngāti Hine.

Ka āta whakaritea e te whānau kia eke angitu, kia whakatutuki hoki ngā ākonga i roto i te mātauranga, i te ahurea, i te hākinakina hoki. Ka hāngai mārika tēnei ki ngā wawata o te whānau e whakatakotohia ana ki te tirohanga me te tūtohinga o te kura.

E hāpai tōtikatia ana ngā ākonga tuākana ki te whakawhanake i ngā ara umanga me te ahu whakamua ki te whakatutuki i tō rātou pūmanawatanga. E wātea ana ki a rātou te whānui me te hōhonu o ngā rangahau me ngā mōhiohio e pā ana ki a Ngāti Hine. Ka hāpai tēnei i ā rātou mahi ki te kōkiri i ā rātou ake rangahau. He puna mātauranga te kaiako o te wharekura mō ngā mātauranga o Ngāti Hine, ā, ka whakapuakihia ki ngā ākonga i te wharekura. Ko te aronga nahanaha ki te tuitui ngātahi i ngā hōtaka o te wharekura me te kura teina, tērā ka whakapakari i te tū kotahi me te tuakiri o te kura katoa.

He tau ngā ākonga ki te ao Māori, ki tua atu hoki.

Ngā putanga ākonga

  • Ka kitea te ngākau nui me te pākiki o ngā ākonga mō te ao.
  • E mōhio ana ngā ākonga ki tō rātou whenua.
  • Ka tū pakari ngā ākonga hei Māori i roto i te ao whānui.

5 Te Whakatau Te Aho Matua a te Whānau ki ngā Wāhanga Tautukunga

Te Tirohanga Whānui

I te wā o te arotake, i oti i te poari o Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Taumārere, tētahiTauāki Kupu Tūturu o te Whānau Te Aho Matuame tētahiRārangi Arowhai Tātari Whaiaro. I roto i aua tuhinga, kua oati rātou i tō rātou kaha ki te whakatutuki i ā rātou hanganga ture, me ērā kua tohungia ki ngā tuhinga o te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga, me ētahi atu tuhinga e pā ana ki ngā mātāpono e ono o Te Aho Matua.

I titiro te Tari Arotake Mātauranga ki ēnei āhuatanga e whai ake nei, nō te mea, he nui te whai wāhitanga atu ki ngā putanga mō ngā ākonga:

  • te haumaru o te aronganui (tae atu hoki ki te whakahaere i te whanonga, te ārai i ngā mahi whakawetiweti, me ngā mahi whakaaito, me ngā tukanga e pā ana ki ngā amuamu)
  • te haumaru ā-tinana (tae atu hoki ki ngā kaupapa here me ngā tukanga e pā ana ki ngā Mātauranga i Waho atu i te Kura, te tohu i ngā mōrearea, te ārai i ngā tūkinotanga ā-tinana, ngā aituā me ngā rongoā)
  • ngā tohu mātauranga me ngā whakaritenga o ngā kaiako
  • te whakaunu, te aukati, te pana me te whakarerenga
  • te aroturuki i te tae ā-tinana atu a ngā ākonga ki te kura.

6 Ngā Taunakitanga

Hei whakapakari i te āhua o āna mahi, me whai whakaaro te poari ki ngā tūmomo huarahi kia āhei ai te whānau ki te whakapakari tonu i ngā pūnaha me ngā whakaritenga i te kura.

7 Whakaritenga Whaimuri

E whakapono ana te Tari Arotake Mātauranga e āhei ana te poari ki te whakahaere i te kura, i runga i te whai whakaarotanga nui ki ngā ākonga me te Karauna, ā, e āhei ana hoki rātou ki te whakatinana i ngā whakapainga i tāutuhia ai ki tēnei pūrongo.

Ka arotakehia anō e te Tari Arotake Mātauranga te kura, hei wāhanga o te huringa arotake o te wā.

Ani Rolleston

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

18 Whiringa-ä-nuku 2012

1 Background

Introduction

A Te Aho Matua review evaluates the quality of education received by students and the performance of the Board of Trustees in providing education services.

Reported evaluation of improvements in student learning will be most useful to a board where the board is able to provide reliable achievement information.

2 Te Aho Matua Summary

Kia maumahara ki tōu mana āhua ake

Be steadfast in your unique identity and authority

The kura whānau says, “Te Pepeha o te Kura maintains and promotes the dreams and aspirations of our kura whānau and community for their tamariki, mokopuna who are enrolled at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Taumārere. Its proverbial wisdom requires that each individual at the kura is duly accorded respect, unconditional love, and learning that guides each of us to be truly awesome, independent and brave.”

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Taumārere is located in the small township of Moerewa, Northland. Some students travel from beyond the immediate area. Others have recently entered the kura following the closure of the wharekura programme at Moerewa School. The kura has strong leadership along with a good working relationship with the board of trustees. Parents and whānau are actively engaged in the life of the kura.

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Taumārere operates in accordance with the principles of Te Aho Matua. These principles underpin the commitment of the whānau, the board of trustees and staff to provide a learning environment which enables students to reach their full potential in all aspects of academic, cultural, social and spiritual life. Students are developing as competent and confident learners with their whānau, hapū and iwi under the mantle of Te Aho Matua.

The vision for students of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Taumārere is that they will be provided with a te reo Māori and tikanga o Ngāti Hine learning environment that enables each student to be at ease with themselves, develop their own Māori world view, engage in the bicultural heritage of Aotearoa and respect the worlds and lives of others. They will celebrate whānau, hapū and iwi identity.

Manaakitanga, Whanaungatanga, Tuku Ihotanga, Mana Motuhake and Te Aho Matua are key values for achieving the dreams and aspirations for students.

Future Action

ERO is confident that the board of trustees can manage the kura in the interests of the students and the Crown and bring about the improvements outlined in this report.

ERO will review the kura again as part of the regular review cycle.

3 Introduction

Te Aho Matua Outcome Statement

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Taumārere operates in accordance with the principles of Te Aho Matua. These principles underpin the commitment of the whānau, the board of trustees and staff to provide a learning environment which enables students to reach their full potential in all aspects of academic, cultural, social and spiritual life.

Whānau Te Aho Matua Vision

The vision for students of Te Kura Kaupapa o Taumārere is that students will be good speakers of te reo Māori, confidently incorporating the nuances, dialect and humour unique to Ngāti Hine into their oral language. They will also have a sound knowledge of who they are and where they come from.

Evaluation Kaupapa

The whānau and staff chose Te reo me ngā tikanga o Ngāti Hine as the evaluation kaupapa for this review. Focused objectives and expected student outcomes relating to this evaluation kaupapa were defined for each of the wāhanga of Te Aho Matua.

4 Evaluation Kaupapa Findings

Ngā Tino Uaratanga

Students are secure in the knowledge of their ancestral links under the mantle of Te Aho Matua.

Strategic Planning and Self-Review

The kura strategic plan 2012-2014 is underpinned by the charter mission and vision statement supported by Te Aho Matua philosophy. The central purpose and aim is to improve student learning, progress and achievement. Expected outcomes for year groups are documented. These include guidelines and expectations for the whānau, trustees and staff to contribute to as a collective to realise outcomes. Self review and reflections are an integral part of the management of the strategic plan.

Te Ira Tangata

To what extent are students caring, considerate and cooperative?

Students reflect the expectations to practise manaaki and whanaungatanga. Kaiako and students discuss the benefits of managing their ability to show consideration of others. Students are consistently friendly and respectful to visitors throughout the kura. Tuakana/teina values are practised and these are underpinned by Te Aho Matua principles. Routines across the kura are well established and managed. Interactions in and out of the classroom are positive and exuberant. Students communicate confidently in a range of contexts. The whānau acknowledges and compliments the positive behaviours. Students are settled and happy.

Student outcomes

  • Students display positive attitudes in a range of different circumstances and situations.
  • Students display aroha and respect for each other.
  • Students are eager to be involved in a range of activities.

Āhuatanga Ako

How confident are students in their learning?

Students are well prepared for learning each day. Karakia sets the tone for the day. Kaiako prompt students with questions to revisit prior learning so that they can build on their knowledge. Kaiako support students to be reflective and develop thinking skills by modelling this throughout the day. Staff are animated and energetic and motivate students to learn.

Classrooms are attractive and stimulating learning environments. Student’s work is celebrated and their kaupapa is reflected in the displays throughout the kura. Those students who require extra help or extension are identified.

Kaimahi have had a range of professional development opportunities. The appraisal process has recently begun and is in its early stages. Planning and evaluation of the programme is detailed and effectively guides teachers to implement programmes for students. Small group, individual and whole class teaching strategies are used consistently across the kura.

Individualised programmes for wharekura students have begun. All students have met with the principal to identify their future goals. They are developing individual learning plans with the support of the principal’s nominee for the remainder of the year.

The kura-wide kaupapa Hineamaru, is appropriately differentiated for each of the age groups across the kura. Students are encouraged to undertake research at appropriate levels.

Whānau receive good information about student learning through regular reporting and pānui. The board is informed of student achievement in the kura teina for reading, writing, maths and te reo Māori. This data clearly shows how well students are achieving. Most are achieving well and those who require extra support are catered for. The board provides adequate resourcing for teaching and learning programmes. They are committed to raising student achievement.

Student outcomes

  • Students actively explore in a range of different learning experiences.
  • Students are active participants in their learning.
  • Ngāti Hine, Hineamaru is integrated well throughout the curriculum.
  • Te Aho Matua principles underpin learning and teaching.

Te Reo Māori

To what extent are students immersed in te reo me ngā tikanga o Ngāti Hine?

Te reo me ngā tikanga o Ngāti Hine is the strength of teaching and learning at the kura. Kaiako model a variety of language while delivering formal or informal instructions. They use symbolism, humour, inference, kīwaha, specific dialect and the language of books. Students have rich language experiences. The language learning environment encourages and supports speaking, listening, reading and writing in te reo Māori.

Te reo o Ngāti Hine is used consistently by kaimahi and students across the kura.

The whānau reinforces the kura as a Māori speaking zone. They are committed to protecting their context as a te reo Māori only zone. They are proud of their children and their ability as speakers of te reo Māori. Whānau are encouraged to learn and use te reo Māori to support student’s language at home.

Tikanga is evident in the daily programme. Students practise leadership roles in tikanga. Karakia, hīmene, waiata and waiata tawhito provide a time when whānau and students celebrate and enjoy being Māori. Students’ te reo Māori is developing well.

Student outcomes

  • Students are confident communicators.
  • Students experience rich language.
  • Students demonstrate language knowledge and use that is unique to their whānau, hapū, iwi.
  • Students understand that te reo Māori is a taonga.

Ngā Iwi

How well do students exhibit personal pride in their whānau, hapū, iwi?

Students know the importance and uniqueness of Ngāti Hine. They are developing sound practices and accumulating knowledge about Ngāti Hine. They know about whakapapa, pepeha and how these are linked to important ancestors and places to form an authentic base for the whānau. Learning kaupapa give student’s opportunities to learn about their ancestor Hineamaru, as they follow, explore and experience Te Hīkoi a Hineamaru. Visits to these significant places, and hearing stories, instils in students a sense of pride and belonging.

Students see hapū specific tikanga and kawa modelled at the kura, marae and community events. Student’s ability and skill in practising tikanga and kawa under the care of whānau is developing well. Senior students are continuing to develop their skills as tuakana and leaders throughout the kura.

They are becoming more aware of the similarities and differences of other hapū and iwi.

Students are proud members of Ngāti Hine.

Student outcomes

  • Students know the importance of Ngāti Hine their whānau, hapū and iwi.
  • Students attend a range of whānau, hapū, iwi events.
  • Students have a strong sense of belonging.

Te Ao

To what extent do students acknowledge their place in te ao Māori and beyond?

Focussed learning and teaching about Ngāti Hine establishes identity and authority in and about their local environment. Students are supported through their programme to learn about specific aspects of their environment such as traditional kai within the natural environment. They are gaining knowledge and exploring ideas such as self sufficiency and protection of their resources. Students are learning about their role as kaitiaki.

Students contribute to and support community events. They participate and compete in kapa haka and sport at a regional level. Some students have been selected as sports representatives in national teams. They take with them a strong sense of belonging to Ngāti Hine.

Whānau ensure that students achieve academic, cultural and sporting achievements and success. This reflects the aspirations of the whānau that is expressed in the kura vision and charter.

Senior students are well supported to develop career pathways and work towards achieving their potential. They have access to a significant body of research and information about Ngāti Hine. This supports their independent research studies. The wharekura kaiako has a wealth of knowledge about Ngāti Hine that is shared with students in the wharekura. A planned approach to bringing the wharekura and kura teina programmes together is likely to strengthen the whole kura profile and sense of kura identity.

Students feel equally comfortable in te ao Māori and beyond.

Student outcomes

  • Students show interest and are curious about the physical world.
  • Students know their whenua.
  • Students are confident as Māori in the context of the wider world.

5 Te Aho Matua Whānau Assurance on Compliance Areas

Overview

During the review, the board of trustees of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Taumārere completed theTe Aho Matua Whānau Assurance Statement and Self-Audit Checklist.In this document they have attested that they had taken all reasonable steps to meet their legislative requirements including those detailed in Ministry of Education Circulars and other documents related to the six mātāpono of Te Aho Matua.

ERO checked the following items because they have a potentially high impact on outcomes for children:

  • emotional safety (including behaviour management, prevention of bullying and abuse, complaints procedures)
  • physical safety (including policies and procedures relating to EOTC, hazard identification, prevention of physical harm, accidents and medication)
  • staff qualifications and organisation
  • stand-downs, suspensions, expulsions and exclusions
  • monitoring of student attendance.

6 Recommendation

In order to improve its performance the board should consider how the whānau can continue to strengthen systems and practices in the kura.

7 Future Action

ERO is confident that the board of trustees can manage the kura in the interests of the students and the Crown and bring about the improvements outlined in this report.

ERO will review the kura again as part of the regular review cycle.

Ani Rolleston

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

18 October 2012

About the Kura

Location

Moerewa

Ministry of Education profile number

2104

Kura type

Area School (Yr 1-13)

Teaching staff:

Roll generated entitlement

Other

Number of teachers

 

11.19

 

11

Roll number

103

Ethnic composition

Māori 100%

Gender composition

Boys 37 Girls 66

Special features

Kura Kaupapa Māori Te Aho Matua

Review team on site

August 2012

Date of this report

October 2012

Previous ERO reports

Te Aho Matua Review, May 2009

Supplementary Te Aho Matua Review, June 2005

Supplementary Te Aho Matua Review, June 2003

To the Parents and Community of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Taumārere

These are the findings of the Education Review Office’s latest report on Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Taumārere

Kia maumahara ki tōu mana āhua ake

Be steadfast in your unique identity and authority

The kura whānau says, “Te Pepeha o te Kura maintains and promotes the dreams and aspirations of our kura whānau and community for their tamariki, mokopuna who are enrolled at Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Taumārere. Its proverbial wisdom requires that each individual at the kura is duly accorded respect, unconditional love, and learning that guides each of us to be truly awesome, independent and brave.”

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Taumārere is located in the small township of Moerewa, Northland. Some students travel from beyond the immediate area. Others have recently entered the kura following the closure of the wharekura programme at Moerewa School. The kura has strong leadership along with a good working relationship with the board of trustees. Parents and whānau are actively engaged in the life of the kura.

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Taumārere operates in accordance with the principles of Te Aho Matua. These principles underpin the commitment of the whānau, the board of trustees and staff to provide a learning environment which enables students to reach their full potential in all aspects of academic, cultural, social and spiritual life. Students are developing as competent and confident learners with their whānau, hapū and iwi under the mantle of Te Aho Matua.

The vision for students of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Taumārere is that they will be provided with a te reo Māori and tikanga o Ngāti Hine learning environment that enables each student to be at ease with themselves, develop their own Māori world view, engage in the bicultural heritage of Aotearoa and respect the worlds and lives of others. They will celebrate whānau, hapū and iwi identity.

Manaakitanga, Whanaungatanga, Tuku Ihotanga, Mana Motuhake and Te Aho Matua are key values for achieving the dreams and aspirations for students.

Future Action

ERO is confident that the board of trustees can manage the kura in the interests of the students and the Crown and bring about the improvements outlined in this report.

ERO will review the kura again as part of the regular review cycle.

Review Coverage

ERO reviews do not cover every aspect of school 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 school.

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

Ani Rolleston

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