Te Kura Mana Maori o Matahi - 20/05/2020

1  Te Horopaki

E tū ana Te Kura Mana Māori o Matahī ki te whārua o Matahī. Kei te tomokanga o Te Urewera e tū ana. He tino tātai hono tō te whānau o tēnei hapori ki te whārua nei, otirā, ki waenganui hoki i a rātou anō. Ko ngā uara tikanga whakaaro, ko ngā whakapono hoki o Rua Kēnana me te hāhi Iharaira te tūāpapa o ngā hononga me te whanonga. Ko tō te whānau wawata, kia tū ā rātou tamariki hei kaiārahi o te hapū me te iwi.

2  Te Ako

He pēhea rawa te whakatinanatanga o ngā ākonga i te whai hononga me te aronga toi whenuatanga?

Ka kitea ki ngā ākonga tō rātou whai hononga me tō rātou aronga toi whenuatanga ki ngā tāngata me te āhua noho o te whārua o Matahī.

Te Whakaako me te Ako

Kāhore i te rawaka te whakaako me te ako i te whānuitanga o te marau. Kāhore e āta māramahia ana e ngā kaiako ngā whakaritenga o ki te marau, me ngā āhuatanga e whai wāhi nui ana ki te kounga o te whakaako me te ako, tae atu hoki ki ngā whakaritenga kia whai hua ai te aromatawai. Ahakoa kua whakaemihia ētahi hōtuku e pā ana ki ngā ākonga tēina, kāhore aua hōtuku e whakamahia ana hei tāutu, hei poipoi hoki i ngā matea ake o ia ākonga. I te wā o tēnei arotake, kāhore he hōtuku e pā ana ki ngā ākonga tuākana. Ahakoa kua whai wāhi atu te kura ki ētahi āhuatanga o te whakawhanaketanga ngaio, he iti noa ngā whakaaturanga e tohu ai i ngā whakapaitanga, i te whai huatanga rānei o ngā whakatairanga ki te hōtaka whakaako me te hōtaka akoranga. Tāpiri atu ki tēnā, he nui ngā take nā te kore taetae mai o ngā ākonga ki te kura, ā, he āhuatanga tēnei e pā tōraro ana ki te angitu me ngā paetae o ngā ākonga.

Te Ārahitanga

E whakarato ana te tumuaki i ōna tino mātauranga me ana mākohakoha i roto i te reo Māori, ngā tikanga, ngā karakia, me ngā waiata koroua.

Engari, kāhore e tino māramahia ana tana mōhio ki ngā āhuatanga matatini o tōna tūnga ngaio, tana āheinga rānei ki te whakarato i te ārahitanga ngaio e tika ana.

Nā te korenga o ngā mōhiotanga ngaio whānui me te whakapuakitanga o te mātauranga matawhānui, kāhore e taea e te poari te āta whakatau ngā putanga o te kounga kairangi ki ngā ākonga.

Te kāwana i te kura

Kāhore te poari kaitiaki e tino mārama ana i ō rātou tūranga kāwana. Ahakoa kei te whakawhanake rātou i ngā mōhiotanga e pā ana ki te kāwana o te kura, kāhore rātou e whakatutuki ana i ngā kawenga me ngā tūmanako o tō rātou hapori. Ko ētahi o ngā take matua hei tirohanga wawe, ko ngā āhuatanga e whai ake nei, arā, ko:

  • te kāwana i te kura, tae atu ki te āta whakatinanatanga o ngā kaupapa here
  • ngā whakahaeretanga o te kura me te ārahitanga ngaio
  • te kounga o te mātauranga mō ngā ākonga katoa
  • te whakahaeretanga i ngā kaimahi, tae atu hoki ki te pakari o ngā mahi arohaehae.

Te Whakatau a te Whānau ki ngā Wāhanga Tautukunga

I mua atu i te whakahaerenga o te aromātai 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 aromātai, 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.

Ngā Whakaritenga hei whai atu

  • Kia whakapūmautia tētahi hōtaka e haere tonu ana i ngā wā katoa mō te arotake whaiaro e whai pānga ana ki ngā kaupapa here, ngā mahere, me ngā hōtaka, tae atu hoki ki te aromātai i ngā mōhiohio aromatawai o te kounga pai e pā ana ki te ahu whakamua a ngā ākonga me ā rātou whakatutukitanga
    [Ngā Aratohu Whakahaere Mātauranga ā-Motu 2(b)]
  • Kia whakawhanakehia, kia whakatinanahia hoki ngā hōtaka whakaako me ngā hōtaka akoranga: hei whakarato ki ngā ākonga katoa o ngā tau 1 ki te 10 ngā whai wāhitanga ki te eke angitu
    [Ngā Aratohu Whakahaere Mātauranga ā-Motu 1(a) (i)]
  • Kia whakawhanakehia, kia whakatinanahia hoki ngā kaupapa here me ngā tukanga e pā ana ki te whai mahi me te whakahaeretanga o te āhua mahi o ngā kaimahi
    [s77c Te Ture Kaimahi Kāwanatanga 1998; Te Kahiti o Aotearoa me ngā Kirimini ā-tōpū mō te Whiwhi Mahi e whai pānga ana] 
  • Kia āta tuhi, kia aroturuki, kia whai atu hoki i te taetae mai o ngā ākonga ki te kura
    [s25 Ture Mātauranga; Ngā Aratohu Whakahaere Mātauranga ā-Motu 6; Ngā Ture mātauranga mō te Tae atu o ngā Ākonga ki te kura 1951]
  • Kia whakawhanakehia ngā whakaritenga mō te whakahaeretanga o ngā pūmanawa tāngata, hei whakarato i te tautoko ki ngā kaiako.
    [s77a Te Ture Kaimahi Kāwanatanga 1998; ngā Aratohu a Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga]

Te Taunakitanga

I whakawhanakehia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga te taunakitanga e whai ake nei, arā, kia:

  • kia whakaarohia e Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga te wawaotanga i raro i te Wāhanga 7A o te Ture Mātauranga 1989, hei whakatutuki i ngā whakapaitanga e pā ana ki te kāwana me te whakahaeretanga i te kura, ā, ki te kounga hoki o te mātauranga.

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

Tērā ka whakahaeretia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga te aromātai whai muri o Te Kura Mana Māori o Matahī i roto i te kotahi ki te rua o ngā tau. 

Gloria Takuira
Toku ā-nuku Whakakapi
Te Uepū ā-Motu - Māori Review Services

20 Haratua, 2020 

Ngā Kōrero e pā ana ki te kura

Te tūwāhi

Kei Waimana 

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

1809

Te tūmomo kura

He kura tuatahi (Tau 1-8)

Te tokomaha o ngā ākonga o te kura

22

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro 12

Tama tāne 10

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

100%

Te wā i te kura te rōpū arotake

Hui-tanguru 2020

Te rā o tēnei pūrongo

20 Haratua 2020

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga 

Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Here-turi-kōkā 2016

Paenga-whāwhā 2013

1  Context

Te Kura Mana Māori o Matahī is located in the Matahī Valley. It is situated at the entrance to the Urewera National Park. Whānau in this community have strong connections to the valley and to each other. The philosophical values and beliefs of Rua Kenana and the Iharaira are fundamental to relationships and behaviour. Whānau aspire for their children to become hapū and iwi leaders.

2  Learning

To what extent do students demonstrate connection and belonging?

Students show connectedness and belonging to the people and life of Matahi valley.

Teaching and Learning

Teaching and learning across the curriculum requires immediate attention. Kaiako are not clear about the requirements of the curriculum, the components of quality teaching and learning and practices for good assessment. Although some primary student data has been collected, the available data is not used to identify and respond to the individual needs of students. During the course of this review there was no data available for the senior students. While the school has had some professional development, there is limited evidence to show improvement or a positive impact on the teaching and learning programme. In addition, there are significant issues as a result of absenteeism, which in turn impacts negatively on student success and achievement.

Leadership

The tūmuaki provides valued knowledge and expertise in te reo Māori, tikanga, karakia and waiata koroua. However, it is unclear that he is able to provide sufficient professional leadership.

In the absence of a wide range of professional knowledge and the delivery of a comprehensive education, the board of trustees cannot be assured about high quality outcomes for students.

Governance

The board of trustees lacks clarity about their governance roles. While they are developing their school governance knowledge, they are not attending to the responsibilities and expectations of their community. Key matters requiring immediate attention include the following.

  • school governance, including rigorous policy implementation
  • school operations and professional leadership
  • the quality of education for all students
  • personnel management including rigorous appraisal.

Board assurance on legal requirements

Before the evaluation, the board of trustees and principal of the school completed the ERO Board 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 evaluation, ERO checked the following items because they have a potentially high impact on students' 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.

Actions required

  • maintain an on-going programme of self-review in relation to policies, plans and programmes, including evaluation of good quality assessment information on student progress and achievement
    [NAG 2(b)]
  • develop and implement teaching and learning programmes: providing all students in years 1-10 with opportunities to achieve for success
    [NAG 1(a) (i)]
  • develop and implement policies and procedures for employment and performance management of staff
    [section 77C State Sector Act 1988; NZ Gazette and relevant Collective Employment Agreement]
  • correctly record, monitor and follow up the attendance of students
    [section 25 Education Act; NAG 6; education School Attendance Regulations 1951]
  • develop human resource management practices that provide support for teachers.
    [section 77A State Sector Act; MoE Guidelines

Recommendation

ERO has developed the following recommendation that:

  • the Ministry of Education consider intervention in accordance with Part 7A of the Education Act 1989, to bring about improvements in kura governance, management and the quality of education.

When is ERO likely to evaluate the kura again?

The next ERO evaluation of Te Kura Mana Māori o Matahī will be over the course of 1-2 years. 

Gloria Takuira
Acting Toka ā-nuku
Te Uepū ā-Motu - Māori Review Services 

20 May 2020 

Information about the Kura 

Location

Kei Waimana

Ministry of Education profile number

1809

Kura type

Full Primary (Year 1-8)

Kura roll

22

Gender composition

Girls 12
Boys 10

Ethnic composition

Māori

100%

Review team on site

February 2020

Date of this report

20 May 2020

Most recent ERO report(s)

Education Review

Education Review

August 2016

April 2013