Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Waitaha - 18/10/2019

Ngā Whakaaturanga

E tū ana Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Waitaha ki Ōtautahi. E tupu ana ngā ākonga i ngā āhuatanga tuku iho o ō rātou ake pūmanawa. E whiwhi ana rātou i ngā hua ka puta i te arotake whaiaro i ia te wā me te ārahitanga e arotahi ana ki te whakapai tonutanga. Kei te whai wāhi nui ngā ākonga ki ngā akoranga.

Tērā ka whakahaeretia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga te arotake whai muri o Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Waitaha i roto i ngā tau e toru, arā, ko Te Rākeitanga.

1 Te Horopaki

E tū ana Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Waitaha ki Ōtautahi. Koia nei tētahi o ngā kura kaupapa Māori e rua i tēnei tāone nui. Whai muri te arotake o mua, kua whakatūngia tētahi tumuaki hou, ā, kua tino piki ake te tatauranga o ngā tamariki ki te kura. Kei te whai oranga tonu te whānau whai muri i ngā taumahatanga o ngā rū whenua i ngā tau 2010-2011, me te parekura nui nō nā noa nei i pā ai ki ngā whare Kōrana. E tatari ana kia tū ngā whare hou, hei whakamauru i te noho kōpā ki ngā wāhi whakaako. E whakarite ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Ōterepo ki te hūnuku ki te kura hei te tīmatanga o te tau e heke mai ana. Ka hāpai tēnei i te whakatakotoranga o te huarahi mātauranga rumaki reo Māori.

2 Te Tino Uaratanga

He pēhea rawa ngā ākonga e tupu i ngā āhuatanga tuku iho o ō rātou ake pūmanawa?

E hāpaitia ana ngā ākonga kia tupu ngā āhuatanga tuku iho o ō rātou ake pūmanawa.

Te Ira Tangata

E whakarato ana ki ngā ākonga ngā wheako e whakawhanake ana i ō rātou ngākau titikaha. Ko ngā uara o te kura – pērā i te rangatiratanga, te toiora, te aroha, me te tūhuratanga – e kitea ana puta noa i ngā whakahaeretanga katoa. E whakatairanga ana te whānau i te aronga torowhānui ki te ako. Arotake ai rātou i ā rātou whakaritenga i ia te wā, hei āhuatanga tonu o tā rātou arotahi ki te whai i te hiranga. Ka tuituia ki te hōtaka ko ngā tino rautaki hei whakawhanake i te oranga ā-wairua. Ko ētahi o aua rautaki ko te whakaaroaro nohopuku me ngā wāhi hoki i āta waihangatia ai. Ko te kori tinana i ia rā tētahi atu āhuatanga matua e whakapakari ana, e whakapūmau ana hoki i te oranga ā-tinana. He whai wāhitanga anō hoki tēnei ki te whakapūmau i te noho tahi a te tuakana me te teina, i ngā tuākana e ārahi ana, e hāpai ana hoki i ngā tēina. Kei te hokihoki mai ngā raukura hei mātua, hei kaimahi hoki.

Te Reo

E ako ana ngā ākonga mā te reo Māori. Kua whakawhanakehia e te whānau tētahi rautaki ki te whakatairanga ake i te taumata o te reo Māori ki te kura, ki ngā kāinga, ā, ki tua atu hoki. Kei te tīmata rātou ki te whakatinana haere i taua rautaki. Kua tāutuhia e rātou te tupu o te reo i roto i te whānau. Kei te matatau ngā pouako ki te kōrero i te reo Māori. E whai hua ana ā rātou mahi ki te whakatinana i te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo rautaki hopu reo ki ā rātou whakaritenga o ia rā. Ka whakatakoto ngā ākonga i ngā whāinga kia whai wāhi atu ai rātou ki ngā kaupapa ā-rohe, kaupapa ā-motu hoki e whai pānga ana ki te reo Māori. He pakari tā rātou tū ki te ārahi i ngā tūmomo āhuatanga reo o te ata ki te taha o te whānau o te kura. Ka ako rātou i ngā kīwaha, ngā whakataukī, ngā waiata, ngā haka, ngā karakia, me ngā pūrākau o ngā iwi whānui. Ka rongo rātou i te whānuitanga o ngā reo ake o ngā kaimahi nō ngā tōpito tonu o Aotearoa. Whakawhiti kōrero ai ngā ākonga mā te reo Māori.

Ngā Iwi

E kitea ana ki ngā ākonga te pai o tō rātou whakawhanaungatanga. E noho kotahi ana te whānau, ā, kua ū tō rātou ngākau nui ki te kaupapa, ahakoa ngā taumahatanga nō nā noa nei. E poipoi ana Te Aho Matua me ngā uara o te kura i ngā hononga e mau ana i te whakawhirinakitanga, te manaakitanga, me te whakaute. E tautoko mārikatia ana te kura e te whānau, e te tokomaha hoki o ngā raukura. Ka whakarato rātou katoa i te tini o ngā whai wāhitanga mō ngā ākonga ki te tūhura i te taiao, te marae, ā, i tua atu hoki. Ka toro atu hoki rātou ki te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo rautaki e whai hua ana ki te hāpai i ngā ākonga me te hapori whānui. Ka whakatauira anō hoki rātou i te mahi ngātahi me te ngākau aroha. E whakatinana ana rātou i ngā pūkenga me ngā pūmanawa e hāpai ai i ētahi atu ki te tū pakari tonu ahakoa ngā taumahatanga. Kei te mauritau, kei te tūmāia hoki te āhua o ngā ākonga i a rātou e taunekeneke ana ki ētahi atu.

Te Ao

Ka whakatewhatewha, ka tūhura hoki ngā ākonga i tō rātou taiao ako. Ko te tae ā-tinana atu ki ngā kaupapa ahurea e poipoi ana i te whai wāhi nui o ngā ākonga ki te hapori whānui. Ka ako rātou i ētahi atu iwi, ā, i ngā tāngata taketake hoki o tāwāhi. E whakawhanake ana taua tūāhuatanga i tō rātou noho maioha ki te ako i ngā āhuatanga e pā ana ki ētahi atu. Ka tūhonohono pū i Te Aho Matua me te tupu haere o ngā mōhiotanga o ngā ākonga ki te ao Māori. Ko te ako ki te manaaki i tō rātou taiao tētahi āhuatanga nui o ngā kaupapa i te kura. Ko ētahi o ngā tauira o taua tūāhuatanga, ko te whakatewhatewha i te parakino ka pā ki te moana me te āngi; ko te hangarua, ko te whakarauora i te oneone, ā, ko ngā pāmu noke hoki. Ko ngā pūnaha whakawhiti ā-matihiko e hāpai ana i ngā ākonga ki te tūhonohono ki ētahi atu i te kura, ā, ki tua atu hoki. Ko ngā matihiko i te kāinga e hāpai ana hoki i te haere tonutanga o ngā hononga ako ki waho atu i ngā haora o te kura. Kei te pākiki te āhua o ngā ākonga mō tō rātou ao.

Āhuatanga Ako

Kei te whai wāhi mātātoa atu ngā ākonga ki ngā akoranga. E whai wāhi atu ana rātou ki ētahi taiao ako ātaahua. Ko tō te whānau wawata, kia eke angitu ā rātou tamariki ki ngā taumata teitei. Ko Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua te marau e ārahi ana i te whānau. Ka tāutu te Ngākau Whitawhita i ngā ngākau nuitanga o ngā ākonga i te kura teina. Ka tūhura ngā pouako i ngā tūmomo huarahi whānui kia puta ai ngā wheako ako e whai hua ai ki ngā ākonga katoa. Mā ngā mahere mātauranga o ia ākonga ka tāutuhia ngā matea ako o rātou hei āta hāpai ake. Ka tāutu ngā pouako i ngā matea ako o ia ākonga, o ia rōpū ākonga hoki, ā, ka whakarerekē haere i ngā aronga whakaako i ngā wā e tika ana. Ka whakarato hoki i ngā whai wāhitanga mō ngā ākonga ki te whakamātau i ngā pūkenga hou kia tutuki mārika. Ka whakamahia ngā taputapu matihiko hei rauemi ako. Kei te tūmāia, kei te tākare hoki te ako a ngā ākonga.

Te Wharekura

E hāpaitia ana te toro atu a ngā ākonga ki ngā huarahi e tika ana kia whakatutukihia ai ō rātou wawata umanga. Ko ngā pātuitanga ako e poipoi ana i te whai kawenga ngātahi o ia ākonga me te pouako. Ahakoa ngā mahi aroturuki, mahi aru hoki e tāutu ana, ā, e whakanui ana hoki i ngā huarahi ake o ia ākonga i te Tau 9 ki te Tau 13, he mea nui kia āta whakatinanahia taua tukanga.

E whakarato ana ngā putanga o Te Taumata Mātauranga ā-Motu kua Taea i te āhua o ngā paetae a ngā ākonga. Me whai whakaaro whānui tonu ngā pouako ki ngā hōtuku, heoi, me mārama hoki rātou i ngā tautuhi, ā, me aro ki ngā matea o ngā ākonga katoa. Kua whakawhanakehia e te nuinga o ngā ākonga ngā pūkenga ki te kōkiri i a rātou anō, ki te whakatakoto i ā rātou ake whāinga, ki te mahi ngātahi, ā, ki te whakamahere hoki kia whai hua.

Ngā wāhanga i tāutuhia ai e te whānau hei whakawhanake ake

E whanake ana ngā pūkenga reo Māori o te whānau. Hei āhuatanga tonu o te arotake e pā ana ki te reo Māori, e mōhio ana te whānau e tika ana kia whakawhanakehia te ako i te reo ki ngā kāinga. E mōhio ana rātou, ka hāpai tēnei i tā rātou whakapiki ake i te matatau ki te reo.

E wawata ana te whānau ki te whakapuaki ake i tētahi hōtaka ki te wharekura e hāngai ana ki ngā pūmanawa. I tēnei wā e hāngai ana te marau ki Te Taumata Mātauranga ā-Motu kua Taea. I a rātou e kōkiri ana i taua hōtaka, me aro pū hoki ki ngā kaupapa matua o Te Taumata Mātauranga ā-Motu kua Taea.

3 Te Arotake Whaiaro me te Ārahitanga

E whakamōhio ana te arotake whaiaro i te nuinga o ngā whakataunga. E whakatutukihia ana te āta whakamahere mō te rōnakitanga mā te whakapūmau i ētahi o ngā kaitiaki o te poari, me te whakauru mai i ētahi atu, hei whakawhanake i ō rātou pūmanawa. Kei roto ngā mema o te whānau i ngā ohu, ā, ka whai kawenga rātou i roto i ngā whakahaeretanga o te kura. Ko te arotake i ngā whakaritenga ngaio me ngā matea o ngā pouako, e ahu mai ana i te pakirehua me te aronga ki te whakapai tonu i ngā wā katoa. Kua āta tuhia ngā kitenga me te rere o ngā tūmomo whakawhitinga whakaaro. Ka arotake ngā paetae ākonga ā-kura ki ngā hui pouako, ā, ka whakamōhio ēnei i ngā mahere whakaako. E whakarato ana ngā pūnaha i te wharekura i ētahi mōhiohio e pā ana ki ngā paetae.

Ko ngā tino mahi ārahi e whakakotahi ana, e whakapakari ana hoki i ngā hononga ki waenga i ngā pouako me te whānau. Ko te whai wāhi o tēnā me tēnā ki ngā āhuatanga ārahi e whakatōpū ana i te katoa. Ka whakatauira ngā kaiārahi i te ngākau nuitanga, ā, ka whakaū rātou i ngā tino tūmanako mō ngā ākonga, te whānau, me ngā kaimahi. He mārama ngā whakawhitinga kōrero, he riterite hoki, ā, ka whakatauirahia. Ka āta whakawhirinaki atu tētahi i tētahi, ā, ka oke tonu ki te hiranga. Ka whakanuia ngā pūmanawa me ngā pūkenga o ngā pouako. He pakari te tautoko ngaio i ngā kaiārahi ki te kura, ā, ki waho atu hoki.

4 Te Whakatau a te Whānau ki ngā Wāhanga Tautukunga

I mua atu i te whakahaerenga o te arotake i whakatutukihia e te poari me te tumuaki he 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 ā rātou herenga ā-ture e pā ana ki:

  • ngā whakahaere a te poari
  • te marautanga
  • ngā whakahaere mō te hauora, te haumaru, me te oranga 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
  • ngā tukanga ki te whakatū kaimahi
  • te whakaunu, te aukati, te pana me te whakarerenga
  • te tae ā-tinana atu a ngā ākonga ki te kura.

5 Ngā Taunakitanga

Kia whakawhanakehia e te whānau ngā rautaki:

  • kia tutuki ai ngā wāhanga whakawhanaketanga i tāutuhia ai e rātou, otirā, i whakarārangitia ai hoki ki tēnei pūrongo
  • e āta whakatinana i ngā mahi aroturuki, mahi aru hoki ki te wharekura, kia hāngai ai ngā kaupapa katoa ki ngā matea.

Te Whakarāpopototanga

E tū ana Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Waitaha ki Ōtautahi. E tupu ana ngā ākonga i ngā āhuatanga tuku iho o ō rātou ake pūmanawa. E whiwhi ana rātou i ngā hua ka puta i te arotake whaiaro i ia te wā me te ārahitanga e arotahi ana ki te whakapai tonutanga. Kei te whai wāhi nui ngā ākonga ki ngā akoranga.

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 Waitaha i roto i ngā tau e toru, arā, ko Te Rākeitanga.

Gloria Takuira

Toka ā-nuku Whakakapi

18 Whiringa ā-nuku, 2019

Ngā Kōrero e pā ana ki te kura

Te tūwāhi

Kei Ōtautahi

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

4212

Te tūmomo kura

Kura Kaupapa Māori Te Aho Matua

Te tokomaha o ngā ākonga o te kura

108

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro 57

Tama tāne 51

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

100%

Ngā āhuatanga motuhake

Te Aho Matua

Te wā i te kura te rōpū arotake

2 Mahuru 2019

Te rā o tēnei pūrongo

18 Whiringa ā-nuku, 2019

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga Te Aho Matua

Arotake Mātauranga Te Aho Matua

Arotake Mātauranga Te Aho Matua

Here-turi-kōkā 2015

Here-turi-kōkā 2010

Paenga-whāwhā 2008

Findings

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Waitaha is located in Christchurch. Students advance their individual talents. They benefit from regular self-review and improvement focused leadership. Students appear engaged in learning.

The next ERO review of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Waitaha will be in three years – Te Rākeitanga – Expansive Evaluation. 

1 Context

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Waitaha is in Christchurch. It is one of two kura kaupapa Māori in the city. Since the previous review a new principal has been appointed and the roll has grown significantly. Whānau are still recovering from the after effects of the 2010-2011 earthquakes and the recent mosque shootings. There is a wait for new buildings to ease congested teaching spaces. Te Kōhanga Reo o Oterepo is planned to be sited at the kura early next year. This will support the provision of a Māori medium pathway.

2 Te Tino Uaratanga

How well do students advance their individual talents?

Students are supported to advance their individual talents.

Te Ira Tangata

Students are provided with experiences to develop their confidence. The kura values of rangatiratanga, toiora, aroha and tūhuratanga are reflected across all operations. Whānau promote a holistic approach to learning. They continually review their practices as they focus on their pursuit of excellence. Deliberate strategies to develop spiritual wellbeing are integrated into the programme. This includes meditation and specifically designed spaces. Daily exercise is an integral part of building and maintaining physical wellbeing. It also provides opportunities for tuakana teina relationships to be reinforced as older students guide and support the younger ones. Raukura are returning as parents and staff.

Te Reo

Students learn through the medium of te reo Māori. Whānau have developed a strategy to raise the level of te reo Māori in the kura, homes and beyond. They are in the early stages of implementing this strategy. They have identified language growth within the whānau. The teaching staff are speakers of te reo Māori. They successfully apply a wide range of language acquisition strategies in their daily practices. Students set goals for participation in te reo Māori events regionally and nationally. They confidently lead different language aspects of the morning with the kura whānau. They learn kīwaha, whakataukī, waiata, haka, karakia and pūrākau from different iwi. They hear a variety of language nuances from staff who are from around Aotearoa. Students communicate in te reo Māori.

Ngā Iwi

Students demonstrate positive relationships. Whānau are united and have remained committed despite recent traumatic events. Te Aho Matua and the kura values engender trusting, caring and respectful relationships. Whānau, including a number of raukura, provide a high level of support to the kura. They provide multiple opportunities for students to explore the environment, marae and beyond. They also utilise a variety of successful strategies to support students and the wider community. They role model collaboration and empathy. They demonstrate the skills and attributes that support others to manage crisis. Students appear secure and confident when interacting with others.

Te Ao

Students investigate and explore their learning environment. Attendance at cultural events fosters wide community engagement for students. They learn about other iwi and indigenous people from abroad. This develops an appreciation for learning about others. Explicit links are made between Te Aho Matua and students growing knowledge of Te Ao Māori. Learning to care for their environment is a prominent feature of kura activities. Examples of this include investigation of sea and air pollution; recycling, soil regeneration and worm farming. Digital communication platforms enable students to connect with others within and beyond the kura. Electronic devices in homes also enable learning connections to continue outside of the hours of kura. Students appear curious and inquisitive about their world.

Āhuatanga Ako

Students are actively engaged in learning. They experience an attractive learning environment. Whānau aspire for their children to be high achievers. Te Marautanga o Te Aho Matua is the guiding curriculum for whānau. Ngākau whitawhita is based on identifying student interests and passions in the kura teina. Pouako explore diverse ways of creating successful learning experiences for all students. Individual education plans help to identify learning needs for those requiring additional learning focus. Pouako identify individual and group learning needs and modify teaching approaches as required. Opportunities are provided for students to practice new skills towards mastery. Electronic devices are used as learning tools. Students are confident and enthusiastic learners.

Wharekura

Students are supported to seek pathways to achieve their career aspirations. Learning partnerships foster shared responsibility between each student and pouako. Although there is monitoring and tracking that identifies and acknowledges individual student pathways from Year 9 through to Year 13, it is necessary to rigorously implement this process.

NCEA results provide information about how well students are doing. Pouako while considering data broadly, must understand the specifics and respond to the needs of all students. Most students have developed skills of self agency, goal setting, collaborative effort and planning for success.

Whānau-identified areas of development

Whānau capability in te reo Māori is developing. As part of the te reo Māori language review, whānau acknowledge the need to develop language learning in homes. They are aware that this will support them to increase language fluency.

Whānau desire to introduce a strengths and passion-based programme for wharekura. The current curriculum is NCEA focussed. As they work on that programme, attention is also required to core NCEA subject areas.

3 Self-Review and leadership

Self-review informs most decisions making. Deliberate succession planning is achieved by retaining some board members and bringing on others to develop their capability. Ohu made up of whānau members take responsibility for school operations. Review of professional practice and pouako needs is based on inquiry with a view to continual improvement. Observations and ongoing dialogue are well documented. Review of kura wide student achievement at hui pouako informs instructional planning. Wharekura systems provide some level of information about achievement.

Deliberate leadership actions unite and strengthen pouako and whānau relationships. A distributive leadership culture is inclusive. Leaders model dedication and uphold high expectations for students, whānau and kaimahi. There is clear communication, consistency and role modelling. They operate a high trust model and maintain a continual strive for excellence. Pouako strengths and skills are valued. Leaders have a strong professional support network internally and externally.

4 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.

5 Recommendations

Whānau develop strategies to:

  • achieve their self-identified areas of development as listed in this report
  • rigorously implement monitoring and tracking in wharekura to that all subject areas respond to need.

Conclusion

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Waitaha is located in Christchurch. Students advance their individual talents. They benefit from regular self-review and improvement focused leadership. Students appear engaged in learning.

When is ERO likely to review the kura again?

The next ERO review of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Waitaha will be in three years – Te Rākeitanga – Expansive Evaluation.

Gloria Takuira

Acting Toka ā-nuku

18 October 2019

Information about the Kura

Location

Christchurch

Ministry of Education profile number

4212

Kura type

Kura Kaupapa Māori Te Aho Matua

Kura roll

108

Gender composition

Girls 57

Boys 51

Ethnic composition

Māori

100%

Special features

Te Aho Matua

Review team on site

2 September 2019

Date of this report

18 October 2019

Most recent ERO report(s)

Arotake Te Aho Matua

Arotake Te Aho Matua

Arotake Te Aho Matua

August 2015

August 2010

April 2008