We carry out evaluations and reviews at kōhanga reo, puna reo, immersion services, kura and wharekura. This team also conducts evaluation and research and develops evaluation methodology for Māori-Medium settings.
We provide an overarching structure for ERO's working groups that serve Māori
Our structure is both physically and philosophically dynamic as it connects to and for the different working groups within ERO that serve the Māori-medium paradigm and those environments in English-medium where te reo Māori provides an immersion option / choice for learners.
Our work groups
Within Te Tāhū Whare we have five work groups.
- Te Uepū ā-Motu – The evaluation and review team.
- Te Pou Tūārongo – The methodology and professional practice group
- Te Pou Mataaho – The evaluation and research group
- Te Pou Wāharoa – The He Taura Here Tangata support for all ERO
- Iwituaroa – The business management and support
The purpose of each ohu is to work in partnership with our people (Māori) to fulfil their aspirations to achieve educational success as Māori.
Our work is done by Māori, with Māori, for Māori, as Māori and in te reo Māori.
By Māori – our work is undertaken by our Māori-medium workforce
With Māori – Māori-medium providers, and the governing bodies from Te Rūnanga Nui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori, Ngā Kura ā-Iwi, the National Te Kōhanga reo Trust and Puna reo.
For Māori - We work for Māori across the education system, sharing insights that influence and benefit transformation
As Māori – te ao Māori influences all we do, how we work, how we connect and how we respond
In te reo Māori – both in the field and across the publications
What we focus on
We are committed to evaluation and research that influences priority learner outcomes across Māori-Medium.
We affirm our responsibility to uphold and honour Te Titiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi. Our strong relationships with Peak Bodies and our kaupapa Māori evaluation approaches position us well to undertake evaluations, research and reviews of Māori-medium settings. This also ensures we are able to respond to the te ao Māori context.
We also advocate for social justice and educational equity for tamariki Māori, their whānau, iwi and hapū.
Who we work with
Each ohu in Te Tāhū Whare work with a range of organisations such as Māori-Medium educational institutions, government departments, whānau, hapū and iwi.
These partnerships and relationships are critical as we join together to support tamariki Māori and their whānau to enjoy and achieve education success as Māori.