Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Tonga o Hokianga - 08/12/2014

1. Te Horopaki

He kura kaupapa Te Aho Matua Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Tonga o Hokianga kei Whiranaki, kei Hokianga e tū ana.

Ahakoa ngā piki me ngā heke o te tū motuhake ki te taiwhenua i te rohenga o te tai tokerau, he whai mana tā te whānau whakatakoto i ngā huarahi ako mā ngā tauira me ngā kaiako. He tautoko takitahi nei, ā-rōpū hoki ō ngā tauira e tutuki ai ngā āwhero ako. Ka tautoko te whānau i ngā tauira me ā rātou ara ako, tatū atu ki a rātou anō.

E tino ū ana te whānau me te hāpori ki roto i ngā āhuatanga katoa o te kura. E tino whai wāhi atu ana rātou ki ngā āhuatanga mātauranga o ā rātou tamariki, mokopuna. He pai ngā kōrero a te hāpori mō te kounga o te mātauranga me te manaakitanga o ngā tauira, te kokenga, ngā angitūtanga, me te kounga o ngā putanga mā ngā tauira.

He tino pai te whakahaeretanga o te kura, ā, e arahitia ana e ētehi mātāpono motuhake nei. He pai te mahi ngātahi a ngā tumuaki tokorua nei me ō rāua pūkenga, ō rāua pūmanawa hoki. E mahi ngātahi ana ngā tumuaki me ngā kaiako, tatū atu ki te hāpori whānui. Kei te akiaki, kei te whakatenatena hoki rāua i ngā kaiako me te hāpori kia whakapaua ō rātou kaha ki te tautoko i ia tauira kia puta ai ō rātou ihu hei Māori.

E tākoha ana te whānau i ngā āhuatanga papai ki ngā akoranga a ngā tauira, ki te oranga, ki te kokenga me te putanga o ō rātou ihu. Kua māro te whai wāhi atu a ngā kaumātua me ngā kuia ki te ahurea o te kura. He tauira pai rātou mō ngā tauira me te whānau.

He nui kē atu ngā tūmanako kia tutuki ai, kia koke ai ngā tauira.

2. Te Tino Uaratanga

He pēwhea rawa te angitū o ngā tauira, e whakatauira ana i ngā wawata me ngā moemoeā o te iwi?

He tauira angitū ēnei e whatauira ana i ngā wawata me ngā moemoeā o te iwi.

Te Ira Tangata

He pēwhea tā ngā tauira whanake i roto i tō rātou oranga kikokiko, oranga wairua, oranga-ā-iwi, me tō rātou oranga ngākau?

He pai te whanake o ngā tauira i roto i tō rātou oranga kikokiko, oranga wairua, oranga-ā-iwi, me tō rātou oranga ngākau.

Ko te tikanga te tūāpapa o ngā āhuatanga ako katoa o te tauira. Kua whakakairotia te manaakitanga me te whanaungatanga ki ngā poupou o te ahurea kura. Ka akiaki ngā kaiako i ngā tauira kia tīmatahia te rā ki ngā karakia Māori tūturu. Mā tēnei e arotahi ai ngā tauira mō te rā. Ka tito, ka tū hoki ngā tauira ki te mōteatea me te waiata e ū ai tō rātou tino mārama ki te kaitiakitanga me te taha wairua. Ka whakatinanahia e rātou ēnei mahi i runga i te whakahīhī me te māia.

He māro te hononga o ngā tauira i waenganui i a rātou me te hāpori whānui. He tino māia tā rātou whai wāhi atu ki te whānuitanga o ngā kaupapa o te kāinga, o ngā kaupapa-ā-rohe, ā-motu hoki. Ka haere rātou ki ngā hui nui whakaharahara a te Māori e whai hua ana hei horopaki ako tūturu nei. E mōhio ana ngā tauira ko wai rātou, nō whea hoki rātou.

E tino tautokohia ana ngā tauira kia pakari ai tō rātou oranga kikokiko. Kei te whakatairanga, kei te tautoko, kei te whakamihi hoki te whānau i te hauora, i ngā hākinakina me ngā mahi a te rēhia. E akiaki ana rātou, ā, e whakahau ana hoki kia kounga te whai wāhi atu me te whakatutukitanga. He mea noa iho te whakakanohitanga o ngā tauira ā-rohe, ā-motu i roto i ngā hākinakina takitahi, takitini hoki. E pakari haere ana ngā tauira hei tauira motuhake e manawanui ana ki ngā hākinakina takitahi, takitini hoki.

He rawe ki ngā tauira, ā, e tino ū ana hoki rātou ki te mau rākau i raro i ngā rekereke o tētehi toa, he kirikawa ki te rākau. E whakawhiwhia ana ki ngā tauira tokomaha ngā tohu kairangi mō te mau rākau he whakaāhuatanga tēnei o tā rātou whakapau kaha ki te ako, ki te whai mātauranga me ngā pūkenga o te ika-ā-whiro.

Te Reo

He pēwhea te pai o ngā tauira ki te pānui, ki te tuhi, me te kōrero i te reo Māori me te reo Pākehā?

He mōhio ngā tauira ki te pānui, ki te tuhi, me te kōrero i te reo Māori me te reo Pākehā.

E rumakitia ana ngā tauira i roto i te reo Māori. Ka whai wāhi atu ngā kaumātua ki ngā whakahaere o te kura. Ka whakatauira rātou i ngā tikanga a te iwi me te reo-ā-iwi. Ka whakahuia ngā tauira me ō rātou whānau ki te wānanga i te reo Māori. E whakaūngia ana te reo o te kāinga mā ngā tauira i a rātou ka puta ki ngā hui o te rohe. Kei te puta ngā ihu o ngā tauira i roto i ngā whakataetae manu kōrero a-kāinga, a-rohe, a-motu hoki.

Ko te nuinga o ngā tauira e eke ana ki te taumata, e eke ana rānei ki taumata kē atu. E whakatairanga ana ngā kaiako i te angitū me te koke whakamua mā roto mai i te kounga o te hōtaka ka whakaakona e rātou. He tau ngā kaiako, ā, ka whakahāngaitia e rātou te hōtaka kia whai pānga ki ngā hiahia o ia tauira. He mahea te kite atu i roto i ngā raraunga mō te kura teina, e puta ana ngā ihu i roto i ngā mahi tuhituhi, i ngā mahi pānui, i te pāngarau me ngā reo-ā-waha. E whai wāhi atu ana ngā tauira o te wharekura ki ngā akoranga i waho atu o ngā hāora kura. E eke panuku ana ngā tauira i roto i ngā aromatawai-ā-kura me ngā aromatawai o waho atu, tatū atu ki ngā tohu. E eke Tangaroa ana ngā tauira i roto i te NCEA mō te reo Māori. Ko te nuinga o ngā tauira o te wharekura e whiwhi ana i ō rātou heke Mātauranga Māori me te mana ki te kuhu ki ngā whare wānanga.

Ngā Iwi

He pēwhea tā ngā tauira whakamana i te iwi, i te hapū me te whānau, ā, me te whakatinana i ō rātou pūkenga i roto i ā rātou mahi me ā rātou takohanga?

Kei te whakamana ngā tauira i te iwi, i te hapū me te whānau, ā, kei te whakatinana hoki i ō rātou pūkenga i roto i ā rātou mahi me ā rātou takohanga.

Ka whakatōmene, ka ako hoki ngā tauira mō tō rātou taiao, ō rātou hapū, me ō rātou kōrero-ā-iwi, tae atu ki ngā tūtohu whenua mananui. Ka whai wāhi atu ngā tauira ki ngā hui whakaharahara o te kāinga, tae atu ki ngā hui kereme a te taraipiunara. E hura ana ki a rātou ngā kōrero matatini mō te whakapapa me ō rātou hononga ki te whenua. E ako ana ngā tauira mō tō rātou tūrangawaewae i te ao, ā, e tau ana tā rātou tū hei tangata whenua, hei kaitiaki hoki.

Kei te whakatinana ngā tauira i te manaakitanga, i te whanaungatanga, i te hūmarie me te aroha. E koa ana, e matakuikui ana hoki rātou i roto i ngā taiao ako ā-whānau nei. Kei te whakatinana ngā tauira i ngā pūmanawa me te hiahia ki te tū hei ranagatira.

Te Ao

He pēwhea te pai o ngā tauira ki te whakatōmene i ngā matatini o te ao tūroa me te ao mārama?

He kaha ngā tauira ki te whakatōmene i ngā matatini o te ao tūroa me te ao mārama.

He whai mana te hono atu a ngā tauira ki te ao tūroa me te ao mārama. Ka whakaratotia e te whānau he hōtaka ako whānui e ako ai ngā tauira mō te taiao o te kāinga me te ao hurihuri. Kua tomo ngā tauira ki roto i te rangahau ako mō te moana me te whenua.

Ka ako ngā tauira mō ngā ara e whai mahi ai rātou. E wātea ana ki ngā tauira o te wharekura te hōtaka Tomokanga (Gateway). E mōhio ana ngā tauira ki ō rātou hononga ki a rātou anō, ki tō rātou tūrangawaewae me te ao hurihuri.

Āhuatanga Ako

He pēwhea rawa te māia o ngā tauira ki te ako me te kaha ki te tomo ki roto i ngā akoranga?

He māia ngā tauira ki te ako, he kaha hoki ki te tomo ki roto i ngā akoranga.

He ākonga ū ngā tauira. He āhua pai ake te kounga o te whakaako me ako. He pai te takatū o ngā kaiako me ngā whakaritenga. Kei ngā kaiako ngā retōtanga o te mātanga ako me ngā ara whanawhanake e kounga kē atu ai ō rātou pūkenga ki te whakaako. Ka whakatinanahia e ngā kaiako ngā taumata ikeike o te tohungatanga me te ū ki te tautoko i ngā tauira. Ka whakatinanahia e ngā kaiako me ngā mema o te whānau tētehi hōtaka me tētehi taiao harikoa, whakakori hoki mā ngā tauira. Ka whakatairanga, ka whakatauira hoki ngā kaiako he ahurea o te angitū me te kairangitanga. He māia, he tau hoki ngā tauira i roto i te taiao ako.

Kei te whai wheako angitū ngā tauira. Kei te whakamahi ngā kaiako i ngā āhutanga maha o te aromatawai me te whakahāngai hei whakaāhua i te motuhaketanga o tō rātou horopaki. He whai hua te whakamahinga o ngā raraunga aromatawai ki te whakatairanga i te kokenga me ngā whakatutukitanga. He whai hua te whakamahinga o ngā hangarau puna kōrero, tuku kōrero hoki ki te whakatairanga i te ū o te tauira me te tautoko mō te ara ako.

Ko te putanga o ngā tauira me ō rātou pitomata ngā āwhintanga i te māhere rautaki. He whānui ngā tūmanako o te whānau, ā, he mahea te aro o te rautaki. He māro te pakari o te marau ako e tautoko ana i ngā tauira ki te whai i ngā ara ako huahua. He tauira ū, whakamomori hoki ki te eke ki te ikeiketanga.

Ngā wāhanga i tāutuhia ai e te kura hei whakawhanake ake

Kei te koke tonu te whānau e tata mai ai ō rātou wawata me ō rātou whakaaro ki te whakatū whare ki tētehi wāhi hou.

3. Te arotake whaiaro me te ārahitanga

He tino whai hua te arotake whaiaro. E whakamahia ana hei waihanga i te huarahi ki te whakanikotanga, haere ake nei. Kua whakaāhuatia e te whānau tō rātou mātau ki te whakatinana tonu i ngā tikanga kounga e kitea ana puta noa i te kura. Kei te kaha tonu te whānau me ngā kaiako ki te kimi i ngā huarahi e tapatahi ai tā rātou aro, e kounga hoki ai ngā ahuatanga ki ngā tauira. E mārama ana ki a rātou te mana o te arotake whaiaro mō te whakaniko me te wāhi ki a rātou. Ko te aronui he whakarato i ngā āhuatanga katoa hei tautoko i te koke o ngā tauira ki te angitū. Tērā tētehi kaimahi tūturu, he whānau hoki e pūmau ana, tatū atu ki tētehi rōpū kaiarahi hei tautoko i ngā tauira. Ko te aronui o te arahitanga he whakatairanga i te angitū o ngā tauira, i te kokenga me te pakaritanga hoki.

Te Whakatau a te Whānau ki ngā Wāhanga Tautukunga

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

  • ngā whakahaere a te poari
  • te marautanga
  • ngā whakahaere mō te hauora, te haumaru me te orange tinana
  • ngā whakahaere o ngā kaimahi
  • ngā whakahaere o te pūtea
  • ngā whakahaere o ngā rawa me ngā taonga.

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 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 a ngā ākonga ki te kura.

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

Ka hoki atu pea Te Tari Arotake kia hori te whā ki te rima tau.

Lynda Pura Watson

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

8 Hakihea 2014

1. Context

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Tonga o Hokianga is a Te Aho Matua kura kaupapa Māori situated in Whirinaki, Hokianga.

Despite the challenges of being in an isolated rural area in the far north, the whānau provide meaningful education pathways for their teachers and students. Students have one to one and small group support to enable them to achieve their learning goals. Whānau support students and their learning and are also there to support each other.

The whānau and community are highly engaged in all aspects of kura operations. They participate effectively in the education of their children and mokopuna. The community reports very positively about the quality of education and care their students receive, the progress made, achievements gained and high quality student outcomes.

The kura is well managed and led by a unique dual principal arrangement. The two principals complement each other well with their respective skills and talents. The principals work collaboratively with teachers and the wider community. They encourage and motivate teachers and the community to make every effort to support each student to succeed as Māori.

Whānau contribute in positive ways to student learning, well being, progress and achievement. Kaumatua and kuia are deeply involved in the life of the kura. They are positive role models for students and whānau members.

There is a strong expectation for students to succeed and excel.

2. Te Tino Uaratanga

To what extent are students high achievers, who exemplify the hopes and aspirations of their people?

Students are high achievers who exemplify the hopes and aspirations of their people.

Te Ira Tangata

How well do students develop in their physical, spiritual, cultural and emotional wellbeing?

Students develop well in their physical, spiritual, cultural and emotional wellbeing.

Tikanga Māori underpins all aspects of students’ education. Manaakitanga and whanaungatanga are deeply embedded in the culture of the kura. Teachers encourage students to begin the day with traditional karakia. This focuses students for the day ahead. Students also compose and perform mōteatea and waiata that reinforce their strong understanding of kaitiakitanga and “te taha wairua”. They undertake these activities with pride and confidence.

Students have a strong sense of connection to each other and the wider community. They confidently participate in a wide range of local, regional and national events. They attend significant Māori gatherings which are valued as authentic learning contexts. Students know who they are and where they come from.

Students are well supported to develop physical wellbeing. Healthy living, sports and recreation are promoted, supported and celebrated by the whānau. They encourage and expect high levels of participation and achievement. Regional and national representation for individual sporting pursuits and team sports is common. Students are developing as individuals who value and enjoy team and individual sports.

Students enjoy and participate fully in mau rākau alongside a highly competent and expert tutor. Many students gain high qualifications in the art of mau rākau that reflects their commitment to learning and their knowledge and skill.

Te Reo

How well do students read, write, and speak in te reo Māori and English?

Students are capable readers, writers and speakers of te reo Māori and English.

Students are immersed in te reo Māori. Kaumātua participate in the daily life of the kura. They model the local tikanga and dialect. Te reo Māori wānanga are held regularly for students and the wider whānau. “Te reo o te kainga” is reinforced for students when they attend local gatherings. Students regularly achieve success at local, regional and national level speech competitions.

Most students are achieving at or above their expected levels of achievement. Teachers provide high quality learning programmes that promote achievement and progress. Teachers are competent and provide tailored programmes that meet the individual needs of students. School data clearly shows achievement in writing, reading, mathematics and oral language in the junior school. Wharekura students are able to access extra teaching and learning outside of school hours. Students achieve high results in internal and external examinations and qualifications. Wharekura students are achieving very well in NCEA te reo Maori. Most senior wharekura students achieve a diploma of Mātauranga Māori and university entrance.

Ngā Iwi

How well do students acknowledge iwi, hapū, and whānau and demonstrate capability across a range of roles and responsibilities?

Students acknowledge iwi, hapū, and whānau and demonstrate capability across a range of roles and responsibilities.

Students explore and learn about their environment, hāpu and iwi histories and places of significance. Students participate in significant local hui including tribunal claims meetings. They are exposed to complex knowledge about their whakapapa and their connections to the land. Students learn about their place in the world and they competently fulfil their role as tangata whenua and kaitiaki.

Students demonstrate manaakitanga, whanaungatanga, hūmarie and aroha. They are happy and joyful in a whānau learning environment. Students show natural talent and willingness to take on leadership roles.

Te Ao

How well do students actively explore the complex natural and physical worlds?

Students actively explore the complex natural and physical worlds.

Students connect to the natural and physical worlds in meaningful ways. The whānau provides a wide range of teaching and learning programmes that enable students to learn about the local environment and wider world. Students have been engaged in research and learning about the sea and land.

Students learn about career pathways for employment. Gateway programmes are available to wharekura students. Students are aware of the connections between themselves, their place and the wider world.

Ᾱhuatanga ako

To what extent are students confident learners who are actively engaged in learning?

Students are confident learners who are actively engaged in learning.

Students are focussed learners. The quality of teaching and learning is generally high. Teachers are well prepared and organised. Teachers have in-depth professional learning and development to enable them to improve their teaching skills. Teachers demonstrate a high level of professionalism and commitment to supporting the students. Teachers and whānau members provide exciting, stimulating programmes and environments for students. Teachers promote and model a culture of success and excellence. Students are confident and secure in their learning environment.

Students experience success. Teachers use a wide range of assessment tools that are refined to reflect their unique context. Assessment data is used to good effect to promote progress and achievement. Information and communication technologies are used effectively to promote student engagement and to support academic pathways.

Student achievement and potential influences strategic planning. The whānau has high expectations and a clear strategic direction. They have a well developed curriculum that supports students to pursue multiple education pathways. Students are conscientious and motivated to achieve success.

Kura-identified areas of development

The whānau is continuing to progress their aspirations and plans to build on a new site.

3. Self Review and leadership

Self review is highly effective. It is used in constructive ways to lead ongoing improvement. The whānau demonstrates the ability to sustain the high quality practices that are evident throughout the kura. Whānau and teachers constantly look at ways to sharpen their focus and to deliver the very best they can for their students. They understand the importance of self review for improvement and accountability. They aim to provide the best to support high levels of student achievement. There is a stable staff, dedicated whānau and a strong senior leadership team to support students. Leadership is focussed on promoting student achievement, progress and development.

Whānau assurance on legal requirements

Before the review, the board of trustees and principal 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.

When is ERO likely to review the kura again?

ERO is likely to carry out the next review in four-to-five years.

Lynda Pura-Watson

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

8 December 2014

About the Kura

Location

Whirinaki

Ministry of Education profile number

3117

Kura type

Composite (Year 1-15)

Kura roll

106

Gender composition

Girls 58

Boys 48

 

Māori 106

100%

Special features

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Review team on site

August 2014

Date of this report

8 December 2014

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