TKKM o Nga Mokopuna

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1 He Kupu Arataki

Kua mahi ngātahi Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga, ngā whānau, ngā kaiārahi, me ngā hapori ki te whakatakoto i ngā tirohanga aromātai e whai wāhi nui ai ki te hāpai i ngā whakapaitanga, ki te tautuhi i te ahu whakamua, ā, ki te whakapakari ake hoki i te āheinga ki te aromātai.

2 Te Horopaki

E whā ngā tau, mai i te tau 2014 ki te tau 2017 i kaha rongo ai Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna i te whakariuka, kātahi, i te tau 2018 te tumuaki o mua i rīhaina ai. Ko ngā whakaritenga whakahaere mō te toenga o te tau o 2018, i kaha pēhi tonu i ngā kaimahi, i ngā hononga, i ngā pūtea, i te whakawhanaketanga marau kia whai hua ai, tae atu ki ngā hanganga kāwana me ngā hanganga whakahaere o te kura.

I te whakatūnga o te tumuaki hou i tau te kura, ā, i whai rautaki te aronga atu o te ārahitanga me te kāwanatanga i te kura.

3 Te Aronga o te Aromātai

He pēhea rawa te whai pānga atu o ngā wheako me ngā whai wāhitanga o ngā ākonga hei hāpai i tā rātou eke angitu i roto i ā rātou akoranga?

Ka noho mātua rā ngā ākonga ki ngā whakaritenga a te whānau whakahaere me te ārahitanga o te kura. Nā tēnei, he aronga nahanaha, he aronga whai pūtake tonu ki te whakawhānui ake i ngā whai wāhitanga me ngā wheako e whakaratohia ana mā rātou.

4 Ngā Whakaaturanga

Te arotake whaiaro

E hāpai ana te arotake whaiaro i te whānau whakahaere me te ārahitanga ki te whai aronga i roto i ngā whakataunga. Ko tā rātou angamahi mō te arotake whaiaro me te aronga rautaki e tautuhi ana i ngā whāinga, i ngā mahi, me ngā putanga e tūmanakohia ana, tae atu hoki ki ngā wātaka, me ngā tūmanako e pā ki te ahu whakamua me ngā paetae. Kua arotakengia ngā kaupapa here ki te wā, ā, kua whakaritea tētahi hōtaka kia arotakengia i ia te wā. He nui ake ngā whai wāhitanga mō te whānau ki te hāpai i ngā wāhanga whakahaere katoa. Ka whakanuia te arotake whaiaro, ā, ka whai pānga nui ki te hanganga o te whānau whakahaere. He kaihautū tā ia ohu, ā, ka whakamahi ngā kaihautū i ngā mōhiohio ki te whakatakoto i ngā taunakitanga ki mua i te whānau whakahaere. Ka hāngai pū ngā taunakitanga katoa ki ngā putanga ako e whai hua ake ai. Nā taua tūāhuatanga kua whai māramatanga ngā pūrongo mō te āhua tonu o ngā mahi a Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna ki te whakatutuki i ngā wawata o te whānau. E whai wāhi nui ana te aromātai o roto ki ngā whakataunga e aro ana ki te ako a ngā ākonga.

He aronga nui tā ngā mahere rautaki me ngā mahere ā-tau, ā, ka āta kitea te aronga pū, te aronga tūturu hoki ki te whakapai tonutanga. He maha ngā wāhanga arotahi i roto i ngā mahere o te wā. Ko ētahi o aua wāhanga ko:

  • ngā wānanga e pā ana ki Te Aho Matua
  • te whai wāhi nui a te whānau, puta noa i ngā wāhanga katoa o te kura
  • te ahurea ngaio o ngā kaimahi
  • te nui ake o ngā whai wāhitanga ki te uru atu ki ngā hōtaka whakaako mātanga
  • te whakawhanaketanga ngaio e poipoi ai i ngā matea o te takitahi me te takitini o ngā kaimahi
  • te whakapūmau i ngā pūnaha i āta whakaritea ai mō te whakahaeretanga o ngā pūtea
  • ngā whakawhitinga kōrero e whai hua ana ki te tāutu me te aro matua hoki ki ngā matea ako me ngā whakatutukitanga ako o ngā ākonga katoa.

Kua whakahou ake, kua tuhi anōtia hoki te pūnaha pūtea, ā, he mārō hoki ngā tūmanako. Nā taua tūāhuatanga, kua tīni mai i te pūtea takarepa ki te pūtea tino tuwhene. E tohu ana taua ahunga i ngā wawata o te whānau, ā, i te aronga hoki ki te whakarato i te mātauranga o te kounga kairangi.

Te ārahitanga

Ko te ārahitanga ngaio, te ārahitanga rautaki te tūāpapa whakaioio mō ngā whakarerekētanga me ngā whakapaitanga. He mātau, he whakaaweawe hoki te tumuaki, ā, ka hāngai pū ki ngā painga mō ngā ākonga. E whai hua ana ia hei kaiārahi, hei kaiwhakahaere hoki e arotahi ana ki te whakatairanga ake me te hāpai ake i ngā mahi kāwana i te kura. Tāpiri atu ki tēnā, kua whakatūngia e te poari tētahi hanganga ohu. Tokowhā ngā kaihautū o ngā ohu, ā, he kawenga, he haepapa mahi ā rātou. Nā taua huarahi kua whai māramatanga, kua whai pūtake hoki ngā mahi, ā, ka hāngai pū te titiro ki ngā ākonga. Ka whakanuia ngā kaiako matua, ā, e ako ana rātou i a rātou e whai wāhi atu ana ki te rōpū kaiārahi ngaio. E kōkirihia ana e ngā kaiārahi katoa te aronga ki te whakatairanga ake i te ahurea ngaio. He aronga ngātahi, he aronga huarewa tonu te ārahitanga.

Te marautanga

Kua āta whakaritea ki te kura tā rātou marau ā-kura e kīia nei, ko Manawa Mauriora. Ka whakatauirahia, ka whakamahinetia, ka whakawhanakehia hoki ngā tūmanako mō tōna whakatinanatanga. E hāpai ana te whakamahere ngātahi i te kore tū takitahi noa o ngā whakaritenga mahi a tēnā me tēnā, ā, e whakapakari ana i te ahurea ngaio kia hāngai pū ai te aronga o ngā kaimahi ki ngā matea o ngā ākonga. He tino aronga ki Ngā Hua o te Ako, arā, ki ngā aromatawai. Nā taua tūāhuatanga he kaha te aronga o te kura katoa ki te whakawhanake i tētahi hanganga e aroturuki ana i te ahu whakamua me ngā whakatutukitanga. He mārama ngā tūmanako kia pūrongohia te ahu whakamua ki ngā whānau i ia wāhanga. Ka whai wāhi atu ki te aronga, ko te pūtaiao, ko te pāngarau, ko te reo Māori – ā-waha, ā-tuhi hoki, me te rauemi aromatawai o te Manu Kōrero. I te wā o te KOWHEORI 19 i whakaritea ngā akoranga ā-kapua ipurangi, ā, e whai wāhi tonu ana aua huarahi ako ki te hōtaka. E tohu ana ngā putanga o Te Taumata Mātauranga ā-Motu kua Taea i ngā whakatutukitanga me ngā mahi angitu a ngā ākonga o te wharekura. Ka āta kitea ki te marau, ko ngā wawata o te whānau, me te aronga nui kia angitu te ako a ngā ākonga.

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka whai ake

Kua tāutuhia e te whānau whakahaere me te tumuaki ā rātou whakaritenga ka whai ake. Ko te kaha o te hōtaka arotake whaiaro, ka whakaaweawe tonu i ngā āhuatanga e whakaraupapahia ai e tēnā me tēnā, i roto tonu i te wā e tika ana. 

5 Te Whakatau ki ngā Wāhanga Tautukunga

I mua atu i te whakahaerenga o te arotake i whakatutukihia e te whānau 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; me
  • te tae ā-tinana atu a ngā ākonga ki te kura.

Darcy Te Hau
Toka-ā-Nuku
Te Uepū ā-Motu - Māori Review Services
2 Pipiri, 2021 

6 Ngā Kōrero e pā ana ki te kura

Te tūwāhi

Kei Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

1143

Te tūmomo kura

He kura whakahiato (Tau 1-15)

Te tokomaha o ngā ākonga o te kura

82

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro    41

Tama     41

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

100%

Ngā āhuatanga motuhake

Te Aho Matua 

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

2 Pipiri 2021

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 2018

Pipiri 2015

Paenga-whāwhā 2012

1 Introduction

The Education Review Office, whānau, leaders and communities have collaborated to provide evaluation insights that foster improvement, identify progress and build evaluation capability.

2 Context

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna experienced four consecutive years of unrest from 2014 to 2017 which culminated in 2018, with the resignation of the former tumuaki. Interim management arrangements for the remainder of 2018 continued to put huge pressure on personnel, relationships, finances, effective curriculum development and the governance and management structures of the kura.

With the appointment of the new tumuaki came stability and a strategic approach to the leadership and governance of the kura.

3 Evaluation Focus

To what extent do students' experiences and opportunities lead to their success as learners?

Students are prioritised by the whānau whakahaere and kura leadership. This has led to a deliberate and planned approach to expand the opportunities and experiences provided to them.

4 Findings

Self-Review

Self- review supports the whānau whakahaere and leadership with responsive decision making. Their self-review and strategic framework, defines goals, actions and expected outcomes alongside timeframes, with progress and achievement expectations. Policy review is up to date with an ongoing programme of review established. Whānau have increased opportunity to contribute across all areas of operation. Self-review is valued and has influenced the structure of the whānau whakahaere. Each ohu has a kaihautū who uses information to make recommendations to the whānau whakahaere. All recommendations target directly improved learner outcomes. This has led to clarity when reporting about how Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna seeks to respond to whānau aspirations. Internal evaluation influences decision making focused on student learning.

Strategic and annual planning is responsive and reflects a directed and authentic approach to ongoing improvement. There are several areas of focus within the current planning. These include:

  • Te Aho Matua Wananga
  • whānau participation and contribution across all areas of the kura
  • a professional culture amongst staff
  • more opportunities for specialist teaching programmes
  • professional development for the individual and collective needs of staff
  • maintaining the established systems for financial management
  • effective communication identifying and prioritising the learning needs and successes of all students.

The finance system has been revisited and rewritten, with strict expectations. This has seen a shift from deficit to a substantial surplus. This direction reflects the aspirations of whānau and the response to the provision of high-quality education.

Leadership

Professional and strategic leadership provides a sound basis for change and improvement. The tumuaki is experienced, influential and focused on learner outcomes. He is an effective leader and manager who also focuses on upskilling and supporting kura governance. In addition, the board has established an ohu structure. There are four ohu kaihautū who have responsibilities and delegations. This approach has led to clarity, purpose and focus on learners. Senior kaiako are valued and learning as part of a professional leadership team. The focus on building a professional culture is led by all leaders. Leadership is collaborative and transformative.

Curriculum

The kura has an established marau a kura called Manawa Mauriora. Implementation expectations are modelled refined and developed. Collaborative planning supports the de-privatisation of practice and builds the professional culture for staff to ensure they are focused on the needs of students.

There is a strong focus on Ngā Hua o te Ako, aromatawai. This has seen a strong school wide approach to develop a structure that monitors progress and achievement. There are clear expectations for reporting progress to whanau each term. Focus includes pūtaiao, pāngarau, te reo Māori both oral, written and the Manu Kōrero assessment tool. Cloud based learning established as a response to COVID 19 is an ongoing part of the programme as well. NCEA results show achievement and success for wharekura students. The curriculum reflects whānau aspirations and responds to students learning success. 

Key Next Steps

The whānau whakahaere and the tumuaki have defined their next steps. The strong self-review programme should continue to influence what is prioritised by whom and within a specified time fame.

5 Assurance on Legal Requirement

Actions for Compliance

Before the evaluation, the whānau and Tumuaki 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 evaluation, 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. 

Darcy Te Hau
Toka-ā-Nuku
– Director
Te Uepū ā-Motu – Māori Review Services

2 June 2021

6 Information about the Kura

Location

Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Ministry of Education profile number

1143

Kura type

Composite (Years 1-15)

Kura roll

82

Gender composition

Female 41

Male      41

Ethnic composition

Māori

100%

Special features

Te Aho Matua

Date of this report

2 June 2021

Most recent ERO report(s)

Education Review

Education Review

Education Review

August 2018

June 2015

April 2012

Ngā Whakaaturanga

E tū ana Te Kura Kaupapa Māori Ngā Mokopuna ki Te Whanganui-a-Tara. E whakatinana ana ngā ākonga i ngā mātāpono o Te Aho Matua ki te āhua o ā rātou whakawhitinga kōrero me tō rātou whakawhanaunga atu ki ētahi atu. He pakari tā rātou whakawhitiwhiti whakaaro mā te reo Māori, ā, he hononga papai ō rātou ki ō rātou hoa, ki ētahi atu hoki. Me hāngai ake te tautoko kia tutuki ngā whakapaitanga ki te whakatinanatanga o te marau, ngā whakaritenga ngaio me te ahurea ngaio, te ārahitanga, me ngā mahi kāwana a te whānau.

Tērā ka whakahaeretia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga te arotake whai muri o Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna i roto i te kotahi ki te rua o ngā tau, arā, ko Te Pupuketanga.

1 Te Horopaki

Ko Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna tētahi kura hiato mō ngā tau 1 ki te 15 ki Maraenui, i Te Whanganui-a-Tara. Kua tautapaina te kura kia whakahaerehia mā ngā mātāpono ārahi o Te Aho Matua, i raro i te wāhanga 155 o te Ture Mātauranga o 1989. E 90 ngā ākonga i te wā o tēnei arotake.

Whai muri i te arotake o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i te tau 2015, he nui ngā whakarerekētanga ki te ārahitanga me te kāwanatanga. I tēnei wā e whai huarahi ana te whānau ki te whakatū i tētahi tumuaki hou ki te tūnga tūturu, ā, kua whakaaetia te whakakapi tārewa o ngā tumuaki tokorua mō tēnei wā. Nō nā tata tonu nei tētahi Kaiwhakahaere Manatū ā-wā i whakatūngia ai ki te kura, ā, māna te whānau e hāpai ki te whakatika i ngā take e pā ana ki te pūtea me ngā kaimahi, me te āwhina hoki i te whakahaeretanga o te marau.

2 Te Tino Uaratanga

He pēhea rawa ngā ākonga e whakatinana i ngā wawata o te whānau mō Te Aho Matua?

E whakatinana ana ngā ākonga i ngā mātāpono o Te Aho Matua mā te āhua o tā rātou whakawhitiwhiti kōrero, me tō rātou whakawhanaunga ki ētahi atu.

Te Ira Tangata

Kia mauritau ngā tamariki

Ka kitea ki ngā ākonga tō rātou aronga toi whenuatanga ki te kura. Ko te whakawhanake i ngā hononga mā te whakawhanaungatanga tētahi āhuatanga motuhake ki te whānau. Ka whakatauira rātou i tēnei tū āhuatanga ki ngā ākonga, mā tō rātou tautoko me tā rātou whai wāhi atu ki te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo kaupapa hākinakina, kaupapa ahurea hoki, ngā hui ā-ohu, me ngā wānanga. Ka kitea ki ngā ākonga ō rātou ngākau titikaha i roto i ā rātou taunekeneke i ngā horopaki ōkawa, me ngā horopaki ōpaki. Ko te tikanga o te tuakana me te teina e hāpai ana i ngā huarahi e ako tahi ai ngā ākonga hei whānau. Ka āta whakapuaki, ka āta whakatauira hoki ngā ākonga o te wharekura i ō rātou tūranga me ā rātou kawenga hei tuākana. Ka whakamihia, ka whakanuia hoki ngā mahi angitu me ngā whakatutukitanga o ngā ākonga i te kura, ā, i ngā huihuinga ake pērā i ngā pō whakanui me ngā hui whakanui. Kei te harikoa, kei te mauritau hoki ngā ākonga.

Te Reo

E taunga ana ngā ākonga ko te reo Māori tō rātou kōwhiringa reo tuatahi ki te kura.

He pakari ngā ākonga ki te whakawhitiwhiti kōrero mā te reo Māori. Ko te whakawhanaketanga o te reo Māori tētahi aronga matua a ngā mātua me te whānau. E mōhio ana rātou, kei te noho matua te reo Māori ki te whakapakari i tō rātou māramatanga ki Te Aho Matua, ā, kua kōkirihia e rātou te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo rautaki e whakatairanga ana, e whakapiki ake ana hoki i te whakamahinga o te reo Māori i ō rātou kāinga ake, ā, i te kura hoki. Ko ētahi o aua rautaki, ko ngā wānanga reo, ngā akoranga reo, me ētahi atu kōkiritanga reo i te hapori. Ko te reo Māori me ngā tikanga e aro nuitia ana i te marau ā-kura hou. Tae atu ai ngā ākonga o te wharekura i ia te wā ki ngā kura reo, ki te taha o ngā ākonga o ētahi atu kura Māori. Whai wāhi atu ai ngā ākonga katoa ki te whakataetae o Ngā Manu Kōrero i te kura i ia tau. Ko te reo Māori te reo whakawhitiwhiti whakaaro o ngā ākonga i te kura.

Ngā Iwi

Ahakoa he kura tāone, he kura mātāwaka, e mōhio ana, e mārama ana ngā ākonga i ō rātou ake pepeha.

E mōhio ana ngā ākonga ki a rātou anō, ki ō rātou tūrangawaewae hoki. Ka whakanuia, ka whakamanahia hoki i te kura ngā tikanga o ngā iwi me te mana whenua o konei. Kua tāutuhia e te whānau me ngā kaiako te kiko o tā rātou marau ā-hapori, hei āta whakatau i te āheinga o ngā ākonga ki te ako i te iwi whenua, i ngā hītori, me ngā tino pou whenua o te wāhi nei. Ko te tini o ngā hononga ā-iwi o ngā ākonga me ō rātou whānau tētahi āhuatanga papai ki tā te kura titiro, hei whai wāhitanga mō ngā ākonga ki te ako i ngā hononga ki ētahi atu iwi. E ākina ana te tūhonohono me te whai wāhi atu a ngā ākonga ki te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo kaupapa i te hapori. Ka whakarato ngā kaiako i ngā whai wāhitanga mō ngā ākonga ki te ārahi i te kura me te hapori whānui. Ka kitea ki ngā ākonga ō rātou manawa whakahī mō tō rātou tuakiri hei Māori, ā, mō ō rātou hononga anō hoki ki ō rātou iwi.

Te Ao

Ko te whanga te hā oranga e pīkau nei ki te ao, arā, te tāhuhu e korowai ki Te Aho Matua.

Ka whakatutuki haere ngā ākonga i ngā rangahau e whakawhanake ana i tō rātou mōhiotanga me tō rātou māramatanga ki te kaitiakitanga. Kua ū te kura ki ngā hononga tauutuutu ki ētahi atu ratonga o waho, ā, e whakawhānui ana tēnei i te ako a ngā ākonga i tō rātou taiao māoriori. Hei āhuatanga o te kaupapa Kura Moana, ka ako ngā ākonga i te rōnaki tonutanga o te taiao me te whakarauoratanga o te hauropi i tō rātou hapori tonu. Mā ngā tūmomo kaupapa pēnei, ka tīmata te māramatanga o ngā ākonga ki ā rātou ake kawenga takitahi, takirōpū hoki ki te whakamana me te tiaki i te taiao. Ka kitea ki ngā ākonga o te wharekura tō rātou ngākau nui, tā rātou kawe nui hoki i ngā mahi ki te whakatairanga i te waiora o te hapori me te taiao. Kei te mārama ngā ākonga i ā rātou kawenga hei kaitiaki.

Āhuatanga Ako

Kua kaha te aro o ngā ākonga ki ā rātou mahi, ahakoa te aha.

E ngākau nui ana ngā ākonga ki ā rātou akoranga. Ka whakarato ngā kaiako i ngā hōtaka akoranga e akiaki ana i ngā ākonga ki te ako ngātahi ki tētahi taiao e hāpai ana i a rātou. Ko tētahi āhuatanga nui o te marau ā-kura, ko ngā wheako me ngā whai wāhitanga ki te ako ki tua atu i te akomanga. Ka aroturuki ia kaiako i te ahu whakamua me ngā whakatutukitanga o ngā ākonga o ō rātou akomanga, ā, ka whakapuaki rātou i aua mōhiohio ki ngā mātua me ngā whānau. Ka whakamahia hoki aua mōhiohio ki te panoni haere i ngā mahere o te akomanga, hei whakatutuki i ngā matea o ia ākonga. Ka whakapuaki ngā ākonga i ā rātou wheako ako, ā, ka tū tangata rātou mā te ngākau titikaha me te manawa whakahī.

Te mātauranga i te wharekura

Ka kitea ki ngā ākonga o te wharekura tō rātou ngākau titikaha hei ākonga e kōkiri ai i a rātou anō. Kei te tākare rātou ki te kōkiri me te ārahi i ngā kaupapa ā-kura, ā, he maha ā rātou whai wāhitanga i ia te wā ki te whakawhanake me te whakawhānui i ō rātou pūkenga rangahau. Ka taea e rātou ō rātou whakaaro ake te whakapuaki mō ngā take o te ao hurihuri, me te whai pānga anō hoki o aua take ki tā te tirohanga Māori ki te ao. Ko ngā putanga mō ngā Taumata 1 ki te 3 o Te Taumata Mātauranga ā-Motu kua Taea mō te tau 2017 e tohu ana i te eke angitu o ētahi ākonga ake. E whakamātau ana ngā kaiako i ngā aronga hou ki te pūrongo i ngā paetae ākonga, ā, ko te whakapiki ake i te whai wāhi mai o ngā ākonga me ō rātou whānau tētahi o aua aronga.

Ngā wāhanga i tāutuhia ai e te kura hei whakawhanake ake

Ko te whakatinanatanga me te arotakenga o te marau tētahi kaupapa e noho matua ana. Whai muri i te arotake o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga, kua whakawhanakehia e te whānau me ngā kaimahi te marau ā-kura e kīia ana ko Manawa Mouriora, ā, ko ō rātou wawata mō ngā ākonga o te kura nei tōna tūāpapa. Kei te tīmatanga tonu o te whakapuakitanga ki te kura te marau ā-kura nei, engari ko ngā take e pā ana ki te āheinga ngaio me te ārahitanga i pā tōraro ai ki te ahu whakamua o te kaupapa nei. He ngoikore te ārahitanga, te hanganga, me ngā pūnaha hei ārahi i te whakatinanatanga, ā, hei whakatakoto anō hoki i te tino aronga mō ngā kaiako. Ka āta kitea taua tū āhuatanga ki ngā ākonga o te wharekura me te nui o ngā mahi e tika ana kia whai atu hei tuitui, hei whakahāngai anō hoki i te marau ā-kura ki ngā whakaritenga e pā ana ki Te Taumata Mātauranga ā-Motu kua Taea.

Nā te kore noho pūmau o te ārahitanga e whai kounga ana, kua ara ake ētahi tino āwangawanga mō te ahurea ngaio me ngā tūmanako ngaio o ngā kaimahi. E mahi takitahi ana te nuinga o ngā kaiako, ā, kāhore i te mātātoa tā rātou kapo atu i ngā whai wāhitanga ki te mahi ngātahi me ō rātou hoa mahi. Kua pā tōraro taua āhuatanga ki:

  • tō rātou āheinga, tō rātou hiahia hoki ki te whakatinana ngātahi i te marau ā-kura
  • te riterite me te kounga o ngā whakaaturanga puta noa i te kura, hei hāpai i ngā mahi whakapae e pā ana ki ngā akoranga
  • te āhua o te whakapuaki o aua whakaaturanga ki te taha o ngā ākonga me ō rātou whānau, ā, ki
  • te whai huatanga o ngā mahi ki te poipoi i te kōkiri ake o ngā ākonga i ā rātou ake akoranga i roto i te marau ā-kura.

Nā tēnei, he whāiti noa ngā tātari, ngā pūrongo hoki e whai kiko ana mō te ahu whakamua o ngā ākonga me ā rātou whakatutukitanga, puta noa i te kura. Kāhore ngā whakaritenga ngaio o tēnei wā e whakapūmau ana, e whakaatu ana rānei i ngā mātāpono o Te Aho Matua.

3 Te Arotake Whaiaro me te Ārahitanga

Me āta tirotiro te ārahitanga. Whai muri i te rīhainatanga o te tumuaki o mua i te tīmatanga tonu o tēnei tau, he nui ngā wero i pāpā mai ki te whakatū i te tumuaki hou, tūranga tūturu nei. Ko tētahi rautaki whakakapi o tēnei wā, hei hāpai i ngā whakahaeretanga o ia rā ki te kura, ko te mahi ngātahi o ngā kaimahi tokorua ki te whakatutuki i te tūranga o te tumuaki me ngā tūmomo kawenga mahi. Ahakoa e tautokona ana aua kaimahi tokorua, ko te kore riterite o te ārahitanga ngaio ki ngā take e hāngai ana ki te whakatinanatanga o te marau, te waiora me te ahurea o ngā kaimahi, me te whakapūmautanga o ngā pūnaha me ngā tukanga rāroto kia whai hua ai. Hei whāinga matua te whakatū i tētahi tumuaki tūturu kia pakari ai te ārahi me te whakahaere i te kura.

E whakarite anōtia ana ngā mahi kāwana a te whānau, hei hāpai ake i te whai huatanga o te arotake whaiaro. Nō te Here-turi-kōkā o 2018 tētahi Kaiwhakahaere Manatū ā-wā i whakatūngia ai, hei kawe i ngā wāhanga e pā ana ki te whiwhi mahi, te marau, ngā whakawhitinga kōrero, me ngā whakahaeretanga o te pūtea. E mahi ana ngā kaihautū ā-ohu ki te taha o te Kaiwhakahaere Manatū ā-wā ki te whakatutuki i ngā take i tāutuhia ai ki te kura. Kua whakawhanakehia e rātou tētahi mahere mahi, ā, kua whakaraupapahia hoki ngā mahi matua hei āta whakatau i tō rātou tūnga ki te whakarato i te mātauranga kairangi o Te Aho Matua. E toro atu ana tonu rātou ki ngā tohutohu me te ārahitanga o Te Rūnanga Nui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa me Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga ki te whakapakari ake i ngā whakaritenga a te whānau me ngā mahi kāwana. E whakatinanahia ana ngā pūnaha hou hei whakapai ake i ngā mahi kāwana a te whānau. Me whiwhi tonu i te aronga o waho ki te whakapakari anō i te āheinga o te whānau me te āta whakatō i ngā mahi arotake whaiaro e noho rōnaki ana.

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 ako 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 Te Taunakitanga

E taunaki ana Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga kia mahi te whānau ki te taha o te Kaiwhakahaere Manatū ā-wā me Te Rūnanga Nui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa ki te whakatutuki i ngā wāhanga matua i tāutuhia ai ki tēnei pūrongo hei whakawhanake ake.

Te Whakarāpopototanga

E tū ana Te Kura Kaupapa Māori Ngā Mokopuna ki Te Whanganui-a-Tara. E whakatinana ana ngā ākonga i ngā mātāpono o Te Aho Matua ki te āhua o ā rātou whakawhitinga kōrero me tō rātou whakawhanaunga atu ki ētahi atu. He pakari tā rātou whakawhitiwhiti whakaaro mā te reo Māori, ā, he hononga papai ō rātou ki ō rātou hoa, ki ētahi atu hoki. Me hāngai ake te tautoko kia tutuki ngā whakapaitanga ki te whakatinanatanga o te marau, ngā whakaritenga ngaio me te ahurea ngaio, te ārahitanga, me ngā mahi kāwana a te whānau.

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 Ngā Mokopuna i roto i te kotahi ki te rua o ngā tau, arā, ko Te Pupuketanga.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Kaiurungi Whakaturuki Arotake Māori

26 Whiringa ā-nuku, 2018

Ngā Kōrero e pā ana ki te kura

Te tūwāhi

Kei Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

1143

Te tūmomo kura

He kura hiato (Tau 1 ki te 15)

Te tokomaha o ngā ākonga o te kura

90

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro 60

Tama tāne 30

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

100%

Ngā āhuatanga motuhake

Te Aho Matua

Te wā i te kura te rōpū arotake

28 Here-turi-kōkā 2018

Te rā o tēnei pūrongo

26 Whiringa ā-nuku, 2018

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga Te Aho Matua

Arotake Mātauranga Te Aho Matua

Arotake Mātauranga Te Aho Matua

Pipiri 2015

Paenga-whāwhā 2012

Poutū-te-rangi 2008

Findings

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna is in Wellington. Students demonstrate the principles of Te Aho Matua in the way they communicate and relate to others. They confidently communicate in te reo Māori and have positive relationships with their peers and others. Focussed support is required to bring about improvements in curriculum implementation, professional practice and culture, leadership and whānau governance.

The next ERO review of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna will be over the course of one-to-two years - Te Pupuketanga – Development Evaluation. 

1 Context

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna is a Year 1 to 15 composite kura located in the suburb of Seatoun, Wellington. The kura is designated under section 155 of the Education Act 1989 to operate in accordance with the guiding principles of Te Aho Matua. At the time of this review, there were 90 students.

Since the previous ERO review in 2015, there have been significant changes in leadership and governance. The whānau is in the process of recruiting a new permanent tumuaki and has agreed to an interim dual principal structure. A Limited Statutory Manager (LSM) was also recently appointed to the kura and will support the whānau to resolve financial and personnel issues, as well as assist with curriculum management.

2 Te Tino Uaratanga

To what extent do students demonstrate whānau aspirations for Te Aho Matua?

Students demonstrate the principles of Te Aho Matua in the way they communicate and relate to others.

Te Ira Tangata

Kua mauritau ngā tamariki

Students demonstrate a sense of belonging to their kura. Developing relationships based on whanaungatanga is important to the whānau. They model this for students through their support and participation in a range of sporting activities, cultural events, ohu meetings and wānanga. Students show confidence in their interactions in both formal and informal situations. The concept of tuakana teina allows regular opportunities for students to learn together in a whānau setting. Wharekura students clearly articulate and model their roles and responsibilities as tuākana. Students’ successes and achievements are acknowledged and celebrated within the kura and on specific occasions such as pō whakanui and hui whakanui. Students are happy and settled.

Te Reo

E taunga ana ngā ākonga ko te reo Māori tō rātou kōwhiringa reo tuatahi ki te kura.

Students confidently communicate in te reo Māori. The development of te reo Māori is a priority for parents and whānau. They recognise te reo Māori is integral to strengthening their understanding of Te Aho Matua and have initiated a range of strategies to promote and increase the use of te reo Māori in their own homes and the kura. These strategies include reo wānanga, language classes and other community language initiatives. Te reo Māori and tikanga are key focus areas in the new marau ā-kura. Wharekura students regularly attend kura reo alongside students from other kura Māori. All students participate in the annual Manu Kōrero competition within the kura. Students use te reo Māori as their language of communication in the kura.

Ngā Iwi

Ahakoa he kura tāone, he kura mātāwaka, e mōhio ana, e mārama ana ngā ākonga i ō rātou ake pepeha.

Students know who they are and where they come from. Protocols of local iwi and mana whenua are acknowledged and valued within the kura. Whānau and kaiako have identified content for their local curriculum to ensure students can learn about local iwi, history and important landmarks. The diversity of iwi affiliations amongst students and their whānau is also considered a strength for the kura so opportunities are provided for students to learn about connections to other iwi. Students are encouraged to connect with and contribute to a range of local community events. Kaiako provide opportunities for students to take lead roles in the kura and wider community. Students exhibit personal pride in their identity as Māori and their connections to their iwi.

Te Ao

Ko te whanga te hā oranga nui e pīkau nei ki te ao, arā, te tāhuhu e korowai ki Te Aho Matua.

Students carry out research that develops their awareness and understanding of kaitiakitanga. The kura has maintained reciprocal relationships with external organisations which extend students’ learning about the natural environment. As part of the Kura Moana initiative, students learn about environmental sustainability and ecological restoration within their local community. Through projects such as this, students begin to understand their individual and collective responsibilities to respect and care for the environment. Wharekura students show interest and initiative to promote community and environmental wellbeing. Students understand their responsibilities as kaitiaki.

Āhuatanga Ako

Kua kaha te aro o ngā ākonga ki ā rātou mahi, ahakoa te aha.

Students are passionate about their learning. Kaiako provide learning programmes that encourage students to learn alongside others in a supportive environment. Experiences and opportunities to learn outside of the classroom are an integral part of the marau ā-kura. Each kaiako monitors student progress and achievement in their classroom and shares this information with parents and whānau. This information is also used to adapt classroom planning to meet the needs of individual students. Students share their learning experiences and conduct themselves with confidence and pride.

Wharekura education

Wharekura students show that they are confident and independent learners. They are keen to initiate and lead kura-wide projects and have regular opportunities to develop and extend their research skills. They can articulate their perspectives on contemporary issues and how these relate to a Māori world view. Results for NCEA Levels 1 to 3 for 2017 show that individual students are achieving success. Kaiako are trialling new approaches to report student achievement that include greater engagement by students and their whānau.

Kura-identified areas of development

Curriculum implementation and review is a high priority. Since the previous ERO review, the whānau and kaimahi have developed their marau ā-kura Manawa Mouriora based on their aspirations for students of this kura. The marau ā-kura is in the early stages of implementation within the kura, however issues with professional capability and leadership have hindered progress. There is a lack of leadership, structure and systems to guide implementation and provide clear direction for kaiako. This is particularly evident for wharekura students where significant work is needed to integrate and align the marau ā-kura with requirements for NCEA.

The absence of sustained quality leadership has resulted in serious concerns about the professional culture and expectations for staff. Most kaiako are working in isolation and do not actively seek opportunities to collaborate with their colleagues. This has impacted negatively on:

  • their capacity and willingness to collectively implement the marau ā-kura

  • the consistency and quality of evidence across the kura to support judgments about learning

  • how this evidence is shared with students and their whānau, and

  • how well student agency in their learning is fostered within the marau ā-kura.

Consequently, there is limited reliable analysis and reporting of student progress and achievement across the kura. Current professional practices do not uphold or reflect the principles of Te Aho Matua.

3 Self Review and Leadership

Leadership requires attention. Following the resignation of the previous tumuaki earlier this year, there have been ongoing challenges in finding a suitable permanent replacement. As an interim strategy to support the day to day operations of the kura, the roles and responsibilities of the tumuaki are currently shared and allocated to two staff members. While support is provided to these staff members, the lack of consistent professional leadership over an extended period has further compounded issues relating to curriculum implementation, staff wellbeing and culture, and maintaining effective internal systems and processes. The appointment of a permanent tumuaki is critical to provide stable leadership and management within the kura.

Whānau governance practices to support effective self review are being re-established. An LSM was appointed in August 2018 with authority over employment, curriculum, communications and financial operations. The ohu kaihautū is working with the LSM to address identified issues in the kura. They have developed an action plan and prioritised key tasks to ensure they are well placed to provide high quality Te Aho Matua education. They continue to seek advice and guidance from Te Rūnanga Nui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa and the Ministry of Education to strengthen whānau and governance practices. New systems are being implemented to improve whānau governance. Ongoing external direction is required to rebuild whānau capability and embed sustainable self-review practices.

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 Recommendation

ERO recommends that the whānau work with the LSM and Te Rūnanga Nui o Ngā Kura Kaupapa Māori o Aotearoa to address the key areas for development identified in this report.

Conclusion

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna is in Wellington. Students demonstrate the principles of Te Aho Matua in the way they communicate and relate to others. They confidently communicate in te reo Māori and have positive relationships with their peers and others. Focussed support is required to bring about improvements in curriculum implementation, professional practice and culture, leadership and whānau governance.

When is ERO likely to review the kura again?

The next ERO review of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngā Mokopuna will be over the course of one-to-two years - Te Pupuketanga – Development Evaluation.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Deputy Chief Review Officer Māori

26 October 2018

Information about the Kura

Location

Wellington

Ministry of Education profile number

1143

Kura type

Composite (Year 1 - 15)

Kura roll

90

Gender composition

Girls 60

Boys 30

Ethnic composition

Māori

100%

Special features

Te Aho Matua

Review team on site

28 August 2018

Date of this report

26 October 2018

Most recent ERO report(s)

Te Aho Matua Review

Te Aho Matua Review

Te Aho Matua Review

June 2015

April 2012

March 2008