TKKM o Te Raki Paewhenua

We maintain a regular review programme to evaluate and report on the education and care of young people in schools.

We are in the process of shifting from event-based external reviews to supporting each school in a process of continuous improvement.

There may be delays between reviews for some schools and kura due to Covid-19 and while we transition to our new way of reviewing.

Read more about our new processes and why we changed the way we review schools and kura.

Find out which schools have upcoming reviews.

Ngā Whakaaturanga

E whakaongaongatia ana ngā hinengaro o ngā ākonga o Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Raki Paewhenua, ā, he ākonga hihiri rātou. E tino whakatinana ana rātou i ngā pūmanawa o te ngākau tapatahi, hei whakapūmau i ngā mātāpono o Te Aho Matua. Ko te piki ake i te whai wāhi o te whānau ki ngā wāhanga katoa o te whakahaeretanga ki te kura e hāpai ana i te noho mōhio me te kotahitanga i roto i ngā whakataunga, ā, i te whakatairanga ake anō hoki i ngā putanga ako o ngā ākonga.

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

1 Te Horopaki

Tōku reo, tōku ohooho

Tōku reo, tōku māpihi maurea

Tōku reo, tōku whakakai marihi.’!

E tū ana Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Raki Paewhenua ki Tāmaki-makau-rau, ki Te Raki Paewhenua. Kei ngā papa nei tētahi kōhanga reo, tētahi kura tuatahi, tētahi wharenui, me tētahi whare hākinakina. Nā aua ratonga, he nui ake te mātauranga, he maha ake anō hoki ngā whiringa ako mā te hapori, te whānau, me ngā ākonga. Ka whakarato te kura i te mātauranga mō ngā ākonga o ngā Tau 1 ki te 15. I tēnei wā, kei ngā reanga o ngā Tau 1 ki te 13 ngā ākonga. Kua whakaritea te wharekura hei whakapuaki i te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo wheako akoranga mō ngā ākonga tuākana o ngā tau 9 ki te 13. Ka ārahi Te Aho Matua i te tirohanga me ngā whāinga mō ngā whakaakoranga, ngā akoranga, me ngā paetae ākonga.

2 Te Tino Uaratanga

Ka oke ngā ākonga ki te whakatutuki i ngā tūmanako o tō rātou whānau. Ka kitea tō rātou tūmāia me tō rātou mātau haere ki te reo Māori.

Te Ira Tangata

E puāwai ana ngā ākonga ki tētahi taiao e aro matua ana ki te whakawhanaketanga o te katoa o te tamaiti. Whakatinanahia ai ngā ariā o te wairua, te mauri, me te tapu i ia rā. Nō nā tata tonu nei te kura i whakatinana ai i tētahi hōtaka hei hāpai i ngā ākonga ki te whiriwhiri me te whakatau i ā rātou whakaritenga i runga anō i te noho mōhio, ā, e whai pānga ana tēnei ki ō rātou āhua me ā rātou taunekeneke ki waenga i a rātou anō, ki te taha anō hoki o ngā pākeke. Ka āta aroturuki ngā kaimahi i te whai o ngā ākonga i ngā tūmanako o te kura. E whakawhanake ana ngā ākonga i tō rātou tūmāia me tō rātou āheinga ki te hāpai i ō rātou whānau, ō rātou hapū, ō rātou iwi, me ō rātou hapori. Kei te mārama rātou i te whakahirahiratanga o te waiora me te oranga o te katoa o te tangata, hei painga mōna, hei painga anō hoki mō te whānau. Ka ako ngā ākonga i tō rātou mana āhua ake.

Te Reo

Kei te ahu whakamua tonu te whakawhanake i te reo Māori o ngā ākonga. Ko te eke angitu o ngā ākonga i roto i te reo Māori te aronga matua tonu o ngā whakaakoranga, ngā akoranga, me ngā whakatutukitanga. Ka whakarato ngā kaiako i ngā hōtaka akoranga i āta whakaarohia ai, i āta whakamaheretia ai hoki, ā, kua waihangatia ēnei hei āta hāpai i te whakawhanaketanga reo, ā, hei whakatairanga anō hoki i ngā mōhiotanga me ngā māramatanga. Ka kawe ake ngā ākonga i ngā tūranga ārahi, ā, ka whakatinana rātou i tēnā e mōhiotia ana e rātou mō ngā tūmomo horopaki, tae atu ki te akomanga, te kura whānui, ā, ki tua atu anō hoki i te kura. Kua whakatōngia ngā hononga o te tuakana me te teina ki ngā akomanga hei hāpai i te ako reo o tēnā me tēnā. Ka whakamahi, ka ako hoki ngā ākonga i te reo me ngā tikanga ki te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo horopaki tuku iho, me ērā anō hoki o te ao hurihuri. Ka pūrongotia, ka whakanuia hoki tā rātou whai wāhi atu me tā rātou ahu whakamua mā ngā huarahi ōkawa me ngā huarahi ōpaki. He pakari te whakawhiti kōrero a ngā ākonga, ka kōkiri rātou i ngā whakawhitinga whakaaro, ā, ka whai wāhi hoki rātou ki ngā kōrerorero e pā ana ki ngā akoranga.

Ka whakatairangatia ngā putanga ako reo a ngā ākonga nā ngā kōkiritanga reo ā-kura ka tāpirihia hei whakapakari ake i te āheinga reo Māori o ngā kaiako me te whānau. E arotahi ana te kura ki te whakamāoriori i te whakamahinga o te reo Māori ki ngā taumata katoa, tae atu ki te kāwanatanga me te whakahaeretanga. Ka whai wāhi nui, he tākare anō hoki te ako a ngā ākonga i te reo Māori mā tō rātou taiao akoranga o te ao Māori.

Ngā Iwi

Ka kitea te tūmāia me te āheinga ake o ngā ākonga ki te whakatutuki i ngā tūmomo tūranga me ngā tūmomo kawenga mahi ki ngā horopaki Māori me tō rātou hapori whānui. E whakawhanake ana tō rātou urutau ki te whakamahi i te reo Māori me ōna tikanga mō te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo pūtake, ā, ki te whānuitanga anō hoki o ngā tūmomo horopaki. Ka āta whai wāhi nui ngā ākonga ki ngā kaupapa hākinakina me ngā kaupapa ahurea o te hapori. He whai wāhitanga mō rātou ki te tae atu ki ngā hui o te motu me te ao. Ka whakarato te whānau i ngā rauemi me ngā wāhi ako o te kounga pai mō ngā kaiako me ngā ākonga. E tino tautokona ana te whakawhanake o ngā ākonga i ngā pūkenga me ō rātou mōhiotanga e pā ana ki te hangarau, ā, ka whakawhānui ake tēnei i tō rātou āheinga ki te pakirehua me te whakawhiti whakaaro mā ngā huarahi maha. Ka kitea te manawa whakahī o ia ākonga mō ō rātou whānau, ō rātou hapū, me ō rātou iwi, ā, hei mema anō hoki o tō rātou whānau ā-kura.

Te Ao

He pārekareka ki ngā ākonga te ako i te ao Māori me te ao whānui mā te pakirehua. Kua āta tuitui i te hangarau mōhiohio puta noa i te kura, hei hāpai i te ako ā-akomanga, me te ako a ngā ākonga. Kua whakamaheretia ngā wheako akoranga, ā, kua waihangatia ēnei hei whakawhānui i ngā mōhiotanga o ngā ākonga, hei whakawero i ngā pūkenga me ngā whakaaro e pā ana ki te ao, mā ngā tirohanga o te ao hurihuri me ngā tirohanga tuku iho. He maha ngā huarahi mō ngā ākonga ki te whakapuaki i tō rātou māramatanga ki tō rātou tūnga, tō rātou tātai whakapapa anō hoki ki te ao whānui, mā te reo Māori. Ka kitea te tino mōhio, te tino maioha anō hoki o ngā ākonga ki ngā tikanga me ngā mātāpono o Te Aho Matua, i a rātou e taunekeneke ana ki te ao māoriori me te ao tūturu. E pou here ana te whanaungatanga i te ako a ngā ākonga i te ao. Ka kitea te whakaaro nui o ngā ākonga ki ngā hononga ki waenga i a rātou anō, ki tō rātou tū ki te ao Māori, ā, ki te ao whānui tonu.

Āhuatanga Ako

He mātātoa te whai wāhi atu a ngā ākonga ki ngā akoranga. He hihiri, he aronga nui hoki tō rātou ki te whakatutuki haere i ngā mahi e whakawero ana i a rātou. Ka ū ngā kaiako ki te tino ahurea ako i ngā akomanga, ā, e hāpai ana tēnei i te ahu whakamua me te eke angitu i roto i ngā akoranga. Ka āta hāpaitia te ako a ngā ākonga, mā ngā hōtaka taumahi whakahihiri i āta whakamaheretia ai, i āta whakahāngaitia ai hoki, ā, ka whakawero ēnei i ngā ākonga, ka arotahi hoki ki te ahu whakamua. He whai wāhitanga mō ngā ākonga ki te whakawhiti whakaaro mō ā rātou akoranga me tā rātou ahu whakamua ki te taha o ngā kaiako me ō rātou hoa. He mātātoa te hāpai o ngā tuākana i ō rātou tēina, puta noa i te taiao ako. Ka ngākau nui ngā ākonga ki te whai wāhi mai o te whānau ki te hōtaka akoranga. Ka aro atu ngā tēina o te kura ki ngā ākonga o te wharekura hei tino tauira mō rātou i roto i ngā akoranga me ngā paetae. Ka ngākau nui ngā ākonga ki te whai wāhi mātātoa ki ā rātou akoranga, ā, ki te oke hoki hei whakatutuki i ā rātou whāinga ako.

Ka whai hua ngā ākonga nā ngā hōtaka akoranga i whakahāngaitia ai mā ia ākonga. Ko ngā mahi whakamahere me ngā mahi aroturuki i te akomanga me te kura whānui i āta whakawhanakehia ai mō ngā akoranga a ngā ākonga, me tā rātou whai wāhi atu, tā rātou eke angitu hoki. He whānui ngā tūmomo mahi aromatawai e whakamahia ana hei aroturuki i te ahu whakamua me ngā paetae ākonga, tae atu hoki ki ngā whakawhanāketanga ā-motu, ā-kura hoki. Pūrongotia ai te ako, te whai wāhi, me te ahu whakamua a ngā ākonga ki te poari i ia te wā. Whiwhi ai ngā whānau i ngā pūrongo i ia te wā, mō te āhua o te ahu whakamua a ā rātou tamariki, me ā rātou whakatutukitanga puta noa i te marautanga o te kura, mā te whakamahinga o tētahi angamahi i waihangatia ai e te kura mō te ahu whakamua me ngā paetae ākonga. Ko te aromātai a ngā kaiako i ia te wā i ngā whakaritenga me ngā hōtaka ka whakamōhio i ngā mahi whakaako me ngā matea e pā ana ki te ako ngaio me te whakawhanaketanga ngaio. Ka whai atu ngā ākonga me ō rātou whānau i te angitu me ngā paetae i roto i ngā akoranga.

Ngā wāhanga i tāutuhia ai e te kura hei whakawhanake ake

Kua tāutuhia e te kura ngā kaupapa matua mō te whakawhanake tonutanga hei whakatairanga i ngā paetae ākonga, inā koa, i roto i te reo Māori, te pāngarau, me ngā taumata o Te Taumata Mātauranga ā-Motu kua Taea ki te Tau 13. Ka tahuri hoki rātou ki te:

  • ata titiro ki ngā whakaritenga ā-akomanga, ā-kura hoki i roto i ngā mahi tātari
  • whakawhānui i tō rātou māramatanga ki ngā hōtuku o ngā paetae ākonga i whakaemihia ai, hei hāpai tonu i te pūrongo i te ahu whakamua
  • whakamahi i aua mōhiohio hei whakatinana i ngā whakaakoranga me ngā akoranga, kia hāngai ai ēnei ki ngā paetae ā-kura i whakamaheretia ai
  • whakamahi i ā rātou whakaritenga aromātai o roto, hei aroturuki ake i te whānuitanga me te āhua o ngā mahi whakaako me ngā hōtaka e kōkiri ana i te eke angitu o ngā ākonga ki ngā taumata.

E tautoko ana Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i te aronga o te kura ki te kōkiri i ngā paetae ākonga puta noa i te katoa o ngā reanga.

3 Te Arotake Whaiaro me te Ārahitanga

Ko te ako, te whai wāhi me ngā paetae o ngā ākonga te aronga o te kāwanatanga, te whakahaere, me te kounga o te mātauranga. Ka ū te poari me te tumuaki ki te ahurea ngaio o te mahi ngātahi me te whakaaro huritao. Kei te pai te tūnga o te kura ki te whakatutuki i ā rātou whakaritenga matua ka whai ake, nā te aronga riterite o ngā pūrongo me te aromātai o roto ki te ako, te whai wāhi, me ngā whakatutukitanga o ngā ākonga. E kōkiri ana te ako me ngā paetae ākonga i ngā whakataunga, ngā mahere, te ako ngaio me te whakawhanaketanga ngaio. He pai te whakahaeretanga o te kura i te aromātai o roto. Ka whakapūmau te whai hua o te ārahi i te ahurea o te ako ngātahi, ā, e pou here ana hoki i ngā mātāpono o Te Aho Matua. Ka ākina, ka aroturukitia e ngā kaiako te ārahi ngātahi. Ka hāpai tēnei i te kura ki te whakapūmau i te kāwanatanga me te ārahitanga e whai hua 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 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 whakamahi tonu te whānau o te kura i te aromātai o roto e whai hua ana, hei whakamōhio, hei aroturuki hoki i te ahu whakamua o ngā kaupapa matua i te tūtohinga, tae atu ki te tupu o te reo Māori ki waenga i te whānau.

Te Whakarāpopototanga

E whakaongaongatia ana ngā hinengaro o ngā ākonga o Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Raki Paewhenua, ā, he ākonga hihiri rātou. E tino whakatinana ana rātou i ngā pūmanawa o te ngākau tapatahi, hei whakapūmau i ngā mātāpono o Te Aho Matua. Ko te piki ake i te whai wāhi o te whānau ki ngā wāhanga katoa o te whakahaeretanga ki te kura e hāpai ana i te noho mōhio me te kotahitanga i roto i ngā whakataunga, ā, i te whakatairanga ake anō hoki i ngā putanga ako o ngā ākonga.

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

Lynda Pura-Watson

Kaiurungi Whakaturuki Arotake Māori

02 Hakihea, 2016

Ngā Kōrero e pā ana ki te kura

Te tūwāhi

Kei te whanga o Mairangi, ki Tāmaki-makau-rau

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

1584

Te tūmomo kura

He kura hiato (Tau 1 ki te 15)

Te tokomaha o ngā ākonga o te kura

101

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro 47

Tama tāne 54

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

100%

Ngā āhuatanga motuhake

Kura Kaupapa Māori Te Aho Matua

Te wā i te kura te rōpū arotake

Mahuru 2016

Te rā o tēnei pūrongo

02 Hakihea, 2016

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga Te Aho Matua

Arotake Mātauranga Te Aho Matua

Arotake Tāpiri Te Aho Matua

Haratua 2013

Whiringa-ā-nuku 2009

Here-turi-kōkā 2006

Findings

Students of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Raki Paewhenua are intellectually stimulated and motivated learners. They exemplify characteristics of personal integrity in upholding the principles of Te Aho Matua. Increased whānau participation at all levels of kura management is contributing to an informed and inclusive culture for decision making and raising learning outcomes for students.

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

1 Context

Tōku reo, tōku ohooho Tōku reo, tōku māpihi maurea Tōku reo, tōku whakakai marihi.’

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Raki Paewhenua is on the North Shore of Auckland. The grounds include a kōhanga reo, a primary school, a wharenui and a sport stadium. These offer the local community, whānau and students with more education and learning choices. The kura provides education for students from Years 1 to 15. They currently have students enrolled from Years 1 to 13. The Wharekura is set up to deliver a range of learning experiences for senior students from Years 9 to 13. Te Aho Matua guides the vision and goals for teaching, learning and student achievement.

2 Te Tino Uaratanga

Students strive to meet the expectations of their whanau. They show confidence and growing competence in te reo Māori.

Te Ira Tangata

Students thrive in an environment where their holistic development is a priority. Concepts of wairua, mauri, and tapu are practiced daily. The kura has recently implemented a programme for supporting students to make informed choices and decisions about their conduct and interactions with each other and with adults. Staff diligently monitor how students follow the kura expectations. Students are developing their confidence and ability to contribute to their whānau, hapū, iwi and the communities. They understand the importance of holistic wellbeing and wellness for self and whānau. Students learn about themselves as unique individuals.

Te Reo

Students te reo Māori development continues to progress. Te reo Māori success for students remains at the forefront of priorities for teaching, learning and achievement. Kaiako provide well considered and planned programmes of learning designed to effectively scaffold language development and enrich knowledge and understanding. Students assume leadership roles that require them to apply what they know for different situations, including classroom, kura wide and beyond. Tuakana-teina relationships are embedded in classrooms to support each with language learning. Students use and learn about the language and its customs in a wide variety of contemporary and traditional settings. Their participation and progress is reported and celebrated formally and informally. Students converse confidently, initiate conversation and contribute to discussions about learning.

Student language learning outcomes are enhanced through the additional kura language initiatives provided to build kaiako and whānau te reo Māori capability. The kura is focused on normalising te reo Māori at all levels, including governance and management. Students are well engaged and enthusiastic learners of te reo Māori, in their Te Ao Māori learning environment.

Ngā Iwi

Students show confidence and increased ability to carry out a number of roles and responsibilities in Māori contexts, and their wider community. They are developing versatility and adaptability in using te reo Māori me ōna tikanga for different purposes and settings. Students are heavily involved in community sports and cultural activities. They have opportunities to participate in national and international conferences. Whānau provide good quality resources and learning environments for kaiako and students. Students are well supported to develop technology skills and knowledge that extends their capability to inquire and communicate in a number of ways. Students show personal pride in their whānau, hapū, iwi and as members of their kura whānau.

Te Ao

Students enjoy learning through inquiry about Te Ao Māori and the wider world. Information technology across the kura is well integrated to support classroom and student learning. Planned learning experiences are designed to extend student knowledge and challenge skills and thinking about the world, contemporary and traditional views. There are many ways in which students can express through te reo Māori their understanding of their place in the whakapapa of the world. Students show a strong awareness and appreciation for tikanga and Te Aho Matua principles when interacting with the natural and physical worlds. Whanaungatanga underpins student learning of Te Ao. Students show regard for connections between themselves, their place in Te Ao Māori, and the world.

Āhuatanga Ako

Students are actively engaged in learning. They are motivated and focused on working through challenging tasks. Kaiako maintain a strong classroom learning culture that supports progress and learning success. Student learning is effectively supported through well planned and targeted programmes of activities that are interesting, challenge learners and focused on progress. There are opportunities for students to discuss their learning and progress with kaiako and peers. Tuākana actively support their teīna across the learning environment. Students enjoy whānau involvement in the learning programme. Teīna of the kura look to their Wharekura student’s as positive role models of learning and achievement. Student enjoy contributing as active learners and strive to achieve their learning goals.

Students benefit from the individualised learning programmes. Classroom and kura wide planning and monitoring practices for student learning, engagement and achievement are well developed. There are a range of assessments practices used to monitor student progress and achievement, including national and kura developed. Student learning, engagement and progress is reported regularly to the board. Whānau receive regular reports about how well their children are progressing and achieving across the kura marautanga using a kura designed progress and achievement framework. Regular kaiako evaluation of practice and programmes inform teaching practice and professional learning and development needs. Students and their whānau pursue learning success and achievement.

Kura-identified areas of development

The kura has identified key priorities for ongoing development to raise student achievement particularly in te reo Māori, pangarau and NCEA levels to Y13. These include that they will:

  • examine classroom and kura wide practice for analysis
  • expand their interpretation of collated student achievement data to further assist in reporting progress
  • use this information to inform teaching and learning for kura planned achievement targets
  • use their internal evaluation practices to further monitor the extent to which and what teaching practice and programmes accelerate student achievement towards targets.

ERO supports the kura direction that focuses on accelerating student achievement across all year groups.

3 Internal Evaluation and leadership

Student learning, engagement and achievement is the focus for governance, management and the quality of education. The board and principal maintain a collaborative and professionally reflective culture. Consistent reporting and internal evaluation practices focused on student learning, engagement and achievement has positioned the kura well for their next key steps. Student learning and achievement drives decision making, planning and professional learning and development. Kura manage internal evaluation well. Effective leadership maintains a collaborative learning culture underpinned by the principles of Te Aho Matua. Shared leadership is encouraged and monitored amongst kaiako. This supports this kura to sustain effective governance and leadership.

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 the kura whānau continue to use effective internal evaluation to inform and monitor progress with charter priorities, including whānau growth with te reo Māori.

Conclusion

Students of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Raki Paewhenua are intellectually stimulated and motivated learners. They exemplify characteristics of personal integrity in upholding the principles of Te Aho Matua. Increased whānau participation at all levels of kura management is contributing to an informed and inclusive culture for decision making and raising learning outcomes for students.

When is ERO likely to review the kura again?

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

Lynda Pura-Watson

Deputy Chief Review Officer Māori

2 December 2016 

Information about the Kura

Location

Mairangi Bay, Auckland

Ministry of Education profile number

1584

Kura type

Composite (Y1-15)

Kura roll

101

Gender composition

Girls 47

Boys 54

Ethnic composition

Māori

100%

Special features

Kura Kaupapa Māori Te Aho Matua

Review team on site

September 2016

Date of this report

2 December 2016

Most recent ERO report(s)

Te Aho Matua Review

Te Aho Matua Review

Te Aho Matua Supplementary Review

May 2013

October 2009

August 2006



1 He Whakamārama

Te Whānuitanga Atu

E aromātai ana te arotake Te Aho Matua i te kounga o te mātauranga e whakawhiwhia ana ki ngā ākonga, me te whakahaere a te poari ki te whakarato i ngā ratonga mātauranga.

Ka tino whai hua ki te whānau te pūrongo i te aromātai e whakaatu mai ana i ngā painga ake i ngā akoranga o ngā ākonga, i te wā e whakarato ana ngā pūrongo i ngā tino mōhiohio e pā ana ki ngā putanga hua ki ngā ākonga.

Ngā Kōrero mō te Kura

Kei hea

Kei Tāmaki-makau-rau

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

1584

Te tūmomo kura

He kura hiato

Ngā kaiako: mai i te rārangi ā-kura ētahi atu te maha o ngā kaiako

8.80 10

Te rārangi ā-kura

86

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori 86

Te ira tangata

Tama tāne 40 Kōtiro 46

Ngā āhuatanga motuhake

He Kura Kaupapa Māori Te Aho Matua

Te wā i te kura te rōpū arotake

Poutū-te-rangi 2013

Te rā o tēnei pūrongo

Haratua 2013

Ngā pūrongo o mua a te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga Te Aho Matua, Whiringa-ā-nuku 2009

Arotake Tāpiri Te Aho Matua, Here-turi-kōkā 2006

Arotake Tāpiri Te Aho Matua, Pipiri 2000

2 Te Whakarāpopototanga Te Aho Matua

‘Whāia kia mau rawa’

Ko tā te tirohanga a te whānau me ngā kaimahi o Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Raki Paewhenua, kia mahi ngātahi te whānau me ngā kaimahi, ā, kia whai wāhi nui rātou ki te angitu o te whakaako, te ako hoki o te katoa o te tamaiti, ā, kia pou herea tēnei e te tikanga, e ngā mātāpono hoki o Te Aho Matua, mā te reo Māori.

Ko te whānau me ngā kaimahi:

  • e tautoko ana i te tiaki, i te whakawhānuitanga haere hoki o te reo Māori
  • e whakanuia ana ngā mātāpono o Te Aho Matua ki ngā āhuatanga katoa o te ao o te kura
  • e poipoi ana i ngā matea ā-hinengaro, ā-wairua, ā-whatumanawa, ā-tinana hoki o te katoa
  • e whakapūmau ana, e whakanui ana hoki i ā rātou uaratanga
  • e whakatauira ana i te kounga o te ako me te whakaako, kia angitu ai, kia oke ai hoki ngā ākonga katoa ki te hiranga
  • e whakamana ana, e whakanui ana, e hāpai ana hoki i ngā tāngata katoa
  • e whakanui ana, e whakaaro huritao ana, e akiaki ana, e ārahi ana, e whai pānga ana hoki ki te angitu ā meāke nei.

I whakaritea e te whānau me ngā kaimahi ko Te Raukura o te Kura tā rātou kaupapa aromātai mō tēnei arotake. Ka tautuhi ia mātāpono i ngā tino whāinga me ngā putanga ākonga e tūmanakohia ana, i runga i Te Raukura o te Kura.

E whakahaerehia ana Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Raki Paewhenua i runga i ngā mātāpono o Te Aho Matua. Ka kitea aua mātāpono ki te noho pūmau o te whānau me ngā kaimahi ki te whakarato i te mātauranga o te kounga kairangi mō ngā ākonga. Kua tino whakatōngia te whanaungatanga ki te kura.

He tākare te whakatewhatewha, te tūhura hoki a ngā ākonga i te ao Māori me te ao whānui.

Ka kitea te pakari o te tuakiri o ngā ākonga, me tō rātou kaha ki te whakatinana haere i ā rātou whāinga me ō rātou wawata.

He pakari te whakamahinga a ngā ākonga i te reo Māori, ā, e whakawhanake haere ana tō rātou mātau ki te reo Pākehā.

Ka whakaongaongatia ngā hinengaro o ngā ākonga, ā, he hihiri tō rātou ki te ako.

Ka whakatauira ngā ākonga i ngā āhuatanga o ō rātou ngākau tapatahi ki te whakapūmau i ngā mātāpono o Te Aho Matua.

Whakaritenga Whaimuri

E whakapono ana te Tari Arotake Mātauranga e āhei ana te poari ki te whakahaere i te kura, i runga i te whai whakaarotanga nui ki ngā ākonga me te Karauna, ā, e āhei ana hoki rātou ki te whakatinana i ngā whakapainga i tāutuhia ai ki tēnei pūrongo.

Tērā ka whakahaeretia e te Tari Arotake Mātauranga te arotake whai muri, i roto i ngā tau e toru.

3 Ngā Whakaaturanga Aromātai o ngā Kaupapa

Ngā Tino Uaratanga

He mauritau ngā ākonga i roto i tō rātou mōhiotanga ki ō rātou tātai whakapapa.

Ka kitea ngā mahi arotake whaiaro ki ngā wāhanga katoa o te kura, me te whānuitanga o ngā tuhinga, tae atu ki te tūtohinga me te mahere ā-tau, ngā meneti, ngā kōrero urupare a ngā kaimahi, ngā kaupapa whakamahere, te whakamahere marautanga, ngā kaupapa here me ngā tukanga, me ngā pūrongo e pā ana ki te arohaehae kaimahi.

He momoho te kura nā te whakamahinga o te arotake whaiaro ki te āta whakapūmau i te ahunga whakamua ki te whakatutuki i ngā whāinga. Ka whāia ngā taumata ka whakatakotohia, ā, ka āta aroturukitia. Ko te kiko o ngā mōhiohio i kitea ai ki te tūtohinga o te kura e komokomo ana i ngā whāinga paetae rautaki ki te mahere ā-tau, ā, ka hono ake anō hoki ēnā ki ngā aromatawai a ngā ākonga. He ihupuku te poari ki te whakapūmau i ngā pūnaha ka whakatutuki i te pai o ngā putanga whānui, puta noa i ngā whakahaeretanga katoa ki te kura.

He matawhānui te aromatawai i ngā ākonga, ā, ka whai kiko, ka āta whakaritea hoki. Ka whakamahia te whānuitanga o ngā huarahi aromatawai e tika ana ki ngā wāhanga o te marautanga, tae atu hoki ki te reo matatini me te pāngarau. Ka āta aroturukitia, ka whakahou akehia hoki ngā hōtaka mātauranga o ia ākonga. He riterite te tuku pūrongo. Ka pērā hoki te tuhi me te pūrongo i ngā aromatawai a ngā ākonga tuākana. He pai te kounga o te whakaemi hōtuku, te tātari, me te whakarite hoki i ngā taumata. Ka whakarite hoki i ngā whai wāhitanga e pā ana ki te whakawhanaketanga ngaio, hei hāpai ake i ngā kaimahi. Ko ngā putanga a ngā ākonga, ka hāngai ki te ngākau nui o ngā kaimahi kia eke angitu ngā ākonga.

Te Ira Tangata

Ko te ahurea o te kura ka whakanui, ka whakamana hoki i ngā ākonga ki te whakatutuki, me te eke angitu.

Kua āta whakatōngia te whanaungatanga. Kua whakaritea te whakawhirinakitanga ki ngā hononga, nā ngā rautaki i āta whakarite paitia ai. He mārama ki ngā ākonga ki te āhua o te whai wāhi atu hei mema o te whānau. Ka kitea te whakaute ki ngā whakawhitinga kōrero, ngā taunekeneke hoki a ngā ākonga ki ngā kaimahi, ki ō rātou hoa hoki.

Ko te noho a te tuakana me te teina tētahi āhuatanga nui o te kura. I ngā wā katoa, ka whakatauira ngā tuākana i te pai o ngā whanonga, te ārahitanga, me te āheinga ki te eke angitu. Ka wawata ngā tēina ki te eke angitu nā te whakatauira o ngā tuākana i te pūmanawa. Ka arotahi ngā ākonga, ā, ka tino kawe i ngā mahi ārahi.

He nui ngā tūmanako ka whakatakotohia e ngā kaimahi. Ka tino mōhio rātou ki tēnā me tēnā o ā rātou ākonga. Ka kawe ngā kaimahi katoa i ngā mahi hei āta poipoi i ngā ākonga, mai i tā rātou tīmatanga, tae atu ki te wā ka puta i te kura. I ngā wā katoa, e rapu ana ngā kaimahi i ngā rautaki ki te whakawhiti ngāwari ki ia wāhanga. Ko ngā huarahi katoa ki te whakatutuki i tēnei āhuatanga, ka kōrerohia, ka tūhuratia, ka tuhia hoki.

Ka whakaritea te kiko o ngā hōtaka mātauranga o ia ākonga, nā te whānuitanga o ngā putanga aromatawai. Ka aroturukitia ēnei i ia te wā, ā, ka pūrongohia ki te poari me te whānau. Ko ngā mōhiohio o te kounga kairangi ka whai wāhi ki te waihanga tika o te marautanga, kia whakatutuki pai ai ngā kaimahi i ngā akoranga a ngā ākonga. He nui te aronga ki te whakatakoto me te whakatutuki i ngā whāinga o tēnā me tēnā.

Ka wheako ngā ākonga i te angitu, ā, e whakawhanake haere ana i ō rātou ake pūmanawa.

Ka kōkiri ngā ākonga i a rātou anō ki te ako.

Ka whai whakaaro nui, ka mahi ngātahi hoki ngā ākonga ki ētahi atu.

Ka kitea te tākare o ngā ākonga ki te ako.

Ka whai wāhi ngā ākonga, ā, he hihiri hoki rātou.

E mōhio ana ngā ākonga o te wharekura i ō rātou huarahi mātauranga ka whāia e rātou.

Ka whakawhiti kōrero te whānau mō te whai huatanga o te taiao e poipoi ana i ngā ākonga.

Āhuatanga Ako

Ka tino whakatutukihia te whakaako, me te whakatairanga i ngā akoranga a ngā ākonga.

Ko te āta aro ki te ahunga whakamua me ngā whakatutukitanga o ia ākonga tētahi tino kaupapa matua ki te whānau me ngā kaimahi. Ko te āta tuhi i ngā mahere e whakatakoto ana i ngā taumata teitei mō te ako a ngā ākonga me te whakaako. Ka whakamahia te whānuitanga o ngā huarahi aromatawai hei tātari i te whakatakotoranga o te tautoko me te ārahi. Ka whakaritea ngā hōtaka mātauranga o tēnā me tēnā o ngā ākonga katoa. Ka tohu ngā hōtuku o Ngā Whanaketanga i te pai o te ahunga whakamua me ngā whakatutukitanga i te reo matatini me te pāngarau i roto i te roanga o te wā.

Kua wheako ngā ākonga tuākana o te wharekura i te angitu, ā, he pai ā rātou putanga i Te Taumata Mātauranga ā-Motu Kua Taea. Ka eke angitu anō hoki rātou i ngā kaupapa hākinakina, ahurea hoki, i ngā whakataetae ā-hapori, ā-rohe, ā-motu hoki. He pai te mahi ngātahi a te whānau me ngā kaimahi kia pārekareka ai ki ngā ākonga ā rātou akoranga, ā, kia āhei ai rātou ki te whakawhanake hoki i ō rātou pūkenga, ō rātou ngākau nuitanga mā ngā kaupapa o Te Aho Matua.

Nō te tau 2010 i huri ai te kura ki tētahi kura hiato mō ngā ākonga o te Tau 1 ki te Tau 15. E āwangawanga ana te whānau nā te kore ahu whakamua o ngā whakawhanaketanga ki ngā whare me ngā rauhanga o tō rātou wharekura. Nā tēnei, kāhore e taea e te kura tāna marautanga me ngā wheako akoranga te whakawhānui ake ki tērā e hiahiatia ana. Ka hāngai hoki tēnei ki te āheinga ki te whakarato i ngā whakaakoranga mātanga, ngā akoranga mātanga hoki i ngā kaupapa pērā i te pūtaiao, ngā toi, me te kori tinana, tae atu ki te whakarato anō hoki i tētahi wāhi motuhake mō te reo Pākehā ki te kura. E rapu tonu ana ngā kaimahi me te whānau i te ahunga whakamua, hei whakarite i te hāpaitanga o ā rātou tamariki ki te eke ki ō rātou ake pūmanawatanga.

Ka kitea ki ngā mahi whakaako, ko te pakari o ngā akoranga ngaio, te whanaketanga ngaio hoki. Ka aro, ka ngana atu hoki ngā ākonga. He pai ngā rauemi ki ngā akoranga. He mauritau ngā akomanga nā te whanaungatanga. Ko te whanaungatanga e poipoi ana i te taiao mārie, pai hoki. E manaaki tōtikatia ana ngā ākonga. He tau, he harikoa hoki rātou.

Ka whakapuaki, ka whai hoki ngā ākonga i ō rātou huarahi akoranga i tāutuhia ai.

Ka whakaatu hoki ngā ākonga i te ngākau nui ki te ako.

Ka whai wāhi ngā ākonga ki te whakatau i ngā whakaritenga e pā ana ki ā rātou akoranga.

Ka whakarato ngā kaiako i ngā taumahi me ngā rauemi hei whakatairanga i ngā akoranga.

Ka whakamahi ngā kaiako i ngā aromatawai ōkawa, ōpaki hoki, i ngā mātakina hoki e whai pūtake ana, hei tātari i ngā matea akoranga o ngā ākonga.

Ka aro ngā kaiako ki ngā matea akoranga o ia ākonga.

Ngā Reo

Ko te whakapūmau i te reo Māori tētahi kaupapa matua tonu ki te kura.

Kua āta whakapūmau paitia te reo Māori, ā, e pou herea ana e ngā tikanga. Ka whakamahi ngā ākonga i te reo Māori i ngā wā katoa, ki te whānuitanga o ngā horopaki. Ka hāngai ēnei ki ngā hui ōkawa, ngā mihimihi, me te whakaatu, te whakawhiti kōrero hoki mō ngā kaupapa. Kei te taumata teitei ngā whakawhitinga kōrero ki waenga i ngā kaimahi, ngā hoa, me ētahi atu. Ko te reo Māori te reo whakawhiti kōrero.

He pai ngā kaimahi me te whānau ki te whakatauira i te reo. Ka whakaako tonu, ka whakawhanake tonu hoki rātou i te reo pāngarau ki ngā ākonga tuākana, hei whakatairanga i tō rātou māramatanga ki ngā ariā pāngarau. Ko te pai o te ako ngaio, te whakawhanake ngaio hoki ki te pāngarau, ka hāpai i ngā kaimahi ki te whakatutuki ake i ngā matea ako o ngā ākonga. Kua whakapuakihia te reo Pākehā hei kaupapa mō ngā ākonga o te wharekura. Ka whai rautaki te whakawhiti i aua ākonga ki te reo Pākehā. He maioha ngā ākonga ki ngā reo, ā, he māramatanga hoki tō rātou ki ngā hua o aua reo.

He manawa whakahī tō ngā ākonga ki te eke angitu i roto i ngā reo.

He tauira ngā ākonga i te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori.

Ka rapu ngā ākonga i ngā wāhi ka hāpai i te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori.

Ka whakamahi ngā ākonga i te reo Māori me te reo Pākehā ki te whakapuaki i ō rātou tuakiri.

E mōhio ana ngā ākonga ki te hua o te ako me te kōrero i te reo Māori.

Kua āta whakatōngia ki ngā ākonga, ko tō rātou reo, ko tō rātou ahurea hoki.

He mātau te whakamahinga a ngā ākonga i te reo Māori ki te whānuitanga o ngā horopaki.

Ngā Iwi

He pai te ahunga whakamua o ngā kaupapa rautaki ngātahi kia whai wāhi ai te whānau hei painga mō te ngana, te whakatutukitanga, me te ahu whakamua a ngā ākonga.

He auaha te ārahitanga e whakatutukihia ana mā ngā tukanga e whai whakaaro ana ki ngā mema, ā, e whai hua ana anō hoki ki te whakaemi i ngā mōhiohio me te tātari, te pūrongo hoki i aua mōhiohio ki te whānau. Ko ngā Whāiti e kōkiri whakamua ana i ngā whanaketanga a te kura, ngā kaimahi, me te whānau. Ka āta whakamahia e rātou ngā tūmomo pūkenga o ngā mema. I roto i te whakawhanaketanga i Te Raukura o te Kura, he whānui ngā whakawhitinga kōrero ki ngā whānau, ngā kaimahi, me ngā ākonga, i te roanga o te wā. Ko te putanga, ko te whakamanatanga i te tika, te whai pūtaketanga, me te whānui hoki o te pūmanawa kia eke angitu ngā ākonga. E whakaae katoa ana te poari, ko ngā ākonga ka āta whakarite ki te wheako i te angitu, ā, ka hāpaitia, ka arahina hoki i runga i tō rātou huarahi, ka whakatutuki i ō rātou wawata. Kua mahi ngātahi te whānau me ngā kaimahi ki te whakarite i te huarahi ako angitu mō ā rātou ākonga.

Ka whakawhiti kōrero ngā ākonga me te whānau mō ō rātou wawata i roto i ngā akoranga.

Ka kitea te tuakiri Māori, ā-whānau, ā-hapū, ā-iwi hoki o ngā ākonga.

Ka kitea te māramatanga o ngā ākonga ki ngā tikanga me ngā kawa, nā runga i te āhua o ā rātou mahi.

He pūmanawa tō ngā ākonga ka kitea ki ngā whai wāhitanga ki te ārahi.

Te Ao

‘Tū māia i te ao.’ Ka whakarato te whānau i te tirohanga, te aronga, me ngā whakaritenga e whakatairanga ana i te ako a ngā ākonga.

Ka āta whakaritea ngā ākonga ki ngā āhuatanga e pā ana ki te ao Māori me ngā tikanga. He pakari tā rātou kawe i ngā mātāpono o te ao Māori ki roto i te ao whānui. Ka tū kaha hoki rātou nā tō rātou tuakiri, tō rātou ahurea hoki. Nō nā tata tonu nei, nā te angitu o Te Raukura o te Kura, i tū pakari ai tētahi ākonga o mua ki tāwāhi, me tōna rumaki ki tētahi ahurea anō, ki tētahi reo anō. Nā te hangarau, ka whakapā mai te whānau i ia te wā. Kua wheako ngā ākonga i te maha o ngā haerenga ki tāwāhi, ā, e āhei ana rātou ki te whakataurite pai i ngā ahurea me ngā reo. He whai wāhitanga anō hoki ki te whakapā atu ki te ao. Nā tētahi aronga pūtaiao, i tūhura ngā ākonga i ngā taiao o mua, me ngā taiao o nāianei, me te whai pānga o ēnei ki te ao Māori me te ao whānui. Ka tautoko, ka mārama hoki ngā ākonga ki te tikanga o te kaitiakitanga.

Ka whakatewhatewha, ka tūhura hoki ngā ākonga mā te pūtaiao me te hangarau.

Ka kite ngā ākonga i te hononga ki waenga i a rātou me tō rātou tūrangawaewae.

Ka tautoko te whānau i ngā ākonga ki te ako i tō rātou hononga ā-whakapapa ki te ao.

Ka whai wāhi ngā tamariki ki ngā haerenga me ngā kaupapa e whakatairanga ana i ngā akoranga.

4 Te Whakatau Te Aho Matua a te Whānau ki ngā Wāhanga Tautukunga

I mua o te arotake i whakatutukihia e te poari whakahaere me te tumuaki o Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Raki Paewhenua heTauāki Kupu Tūturu Te Aho Matua a te Whānau mā te Tari Arotake Mātauranga, me tētahiRārangi 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 whakahaerenga ā te poari
  • te marautanga
  • ngā whakahaerenga e pā ana ki te hauora, te haumaru, me te oranga tinana
  • ngā whakahaerenga e pā ana ki ngā kaimahi
  • ngā whakahaerenga pūtea
  • ngā whakahaerenga e pā ana ki ngā rawa.

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 whakahaere whanonga, te ārai i ngā mahi whakawetiweti me ngā mahi whakaaito, me ngā tukanga amuamu);
  • te haumaru ā-tinana o ngā ākonga (tae atu ki ngā kaupapa here me ngā tukanga e pā ana ki ngā akoranga ki waho i te akomanga, te tāutu i ngā āhuatanga mōrearea, te ārai i ngā whara, ngā aituā, me ngā rongoā);
  • 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.

5 Te Taunakitanga

E taunaki ana te Tari Arotake Mātauranga kia:

  • tūhura tonu te whānau me ngā kaimahi i te whakawhanaketanga o Te Manukura o te Kura, hei whakamahi ngātahi me te tuhinga whai hua a Te Raukura o te Kura.

6 Whakaritenga Whaimuri

E whakapono ana te Tari Arotake Mātauranga e āhei ana te poari ki te whakahaere i te kura, i runga i te whai whakaarotanga nui ki ngā ākonga me te Karauna, ā, e āhei ana hoki rātou ki te whakatinana i ngā whakapainga i tāutuhia ai ki tēnei pūrongo.

Tērā ka whakahaeretia e te Tari Arotake Mātauranga te arotake whai muri, i roto i ngā tau e toru.

Makere Smith Kaiwhakahaere ā-Motu mō ngā Ratonga Arotake Māori (Te Uepū ā-Motu)

10 Haratua 2013

1 Background

Introduction

A Te Aho Matua review evaluates the quality of education received by students and the performance of the Board of Trustees in providing education services.

Reported evaluation of improvements in student learning will be most useful to a board where the board is able to provide reliable achievement information.

About the Kura

Location

Auckland

Ministry of Education profile number

1584

Kura type

Composite

Teaching staff: Roll generated entitlement Other Number of teachers

8.80 10

Roll number

86

Ethnic composition

Māori 100%

Gender composition

Boys 40 Girls 46

Special features

Kura Kaupapa Māori Te Aho Matua

Review team on site

March 2013

Date of this report

May 2013

Previous ERO report

Te Aho Matua Review, October 2009

Te Aho Matua Supplementary Review, August 2006

Te Aho Matua Supplementary Review, June 2005

2 Te Aho Matua Summary

‘Whaia kia mau rawa’

The vision for the whānau and staff of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Raki Paewhenua is for the whānau and staff to work collaboratively and be instrumental in the successful teaching and learning of the whole child underpinned by the philosophy and principles of Te Aho Matua through te reo Māori.

The whānau and staff:

  • support the maintenance and ongoing extension of te reo Māori

  • recognise the principles of Te Aho Matua are integral throughout all aspects of kura life

  • nurture the mind, spiritual, emotional and physical needs of everyone

  • maintain and promote their values

  • exemplify quality learning and teaching where all students succeed and strive for excellence

  • empower, value and support everyone

  • acknowledge, reflect, encourage, guide and inform future success.

The whānau and staff chose Te Raukura o te Kura as their evaluation kaupapa for this review. Each of the mātāpono defines specific objectives and expected student outcomes relating to Te Raukura o te Kura.

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Raki Paewhenua operates in accordance with the principles of Te Aho Matua. These principles are reflected in the commitment of the whānau and staff to provide high quality education for students. The kura culture is firmly grounded in the principles of whanaungatanga.

Students enthusiastically investigate and explore te ao Māori and te ao whānui.

Students demonstrate a strong sense of identity and aspire to uphold their aims and aspirations.

Students confidently use te reo Māori and are developing competence in English.

Students are intellectually stimulated and motivated learners.

Students exemplify characteristics of personal integrity in upholding the principles of Te Aho Matua.

Future Action

ERO is confident that the board of trustees can govern the school in the interest of the students and the Crown and bring about the improvements outlined in this report. ERO is likely to carry out the next review in three years.

3 Evaluation Kaupapa Findings

Nga Tino Uaratanga

Students are secure in the knowledge of their ancestral links.

Self review practices across all areas of the kura are evident in a range of documents including the kura charter and annual plan, minutes, staff feedback, planning projects, curriculum planning, policies and procedures, and staff appraisal reports.

The kura thrives on self review as a vehicle for maintaining progress to reaching goals. Next steps are followed up and monitored closely. Detailed information sighted in the kura charter, incorporates strategic achievement objectives, in to the annual plan and further links these to target students’ assessment. The board is conscientious in maintaining systems to achieve positive overall outcomes across kura operations.

Student assessment material is comprehensive, detailed and organised well. A wide range of assessment tools appropriate to curriculum areas as well as literacy and numeracy is used. Individual Education Programmes (IEP) for each student are carefully monitored and updated. Reporting is consistent. Senior student assessments are documented and reported in the same manner. Quality of data collation, analysis and target preparation is well done. Professional development opportunities to further support staff are targeted. Students’ results reflect staff commitment to students achieving.

Te Ira Tangata

The kura culture promotes and empowers students to achieve and succeed.

Whanaungatanga is firmly embedded. Trusting relationships are established through effectively planned strategies. Students understand the reality of being a contributing whānau member. Mutual respect is seen in the way students communicate and interact with staff and their peers.

Tuakana/ teina roles are a feature of the kura. Tuakana consistently model ideal behaviours, leadership and the ability to succeed. Teina aspire to be successful as tuakana model potential. Students are focused and confidently accept leadership roles.

Staff set high expectations. They know each of their students well. All staff take responsibility to ensure students are nurtured from enrolment to graduation. Staff continue to seek strategies to make the transition across each area a smooth process. All possible avenues for this to occur are discussed, explored and documented.

Detailed IEP are prepared based on a wide range of assessment results. These are monitored regularly and reported to the board and whānau. High quality information contributes to appropriate curriculum design that enables staff to cater well for student learning. High priority is given to setting and meeting individual goals.

Students experience success and are developing unique characters.

Students are self motivated learners.

Students are considerate and co-operative.

Students show enthusiasm towards learning.

Students are involved and motivated.

Wharekura students know the academic pathways they intend to follow.

Whānau discuss the value of a nurturing environment.

Āhuatanga Ako

Teaching and promoting student learning is diligently practised.

Focussed attention on progress and achievement of every student is a priority for whānau and staff. Meticulous planning documentation sets high standards for students learning and teaching. A wide range of assessment tools are utilised well to ascertain where support and guidance will be placed. Individual Education Programmes are prepared for all students. Ngā Whanaketanga data shows positive progress and achievement in literacy and numeracy over time.

Senior students in the wharekura have experienced success with positive NCEA results. They also excel in sports and cultural activities at local, regional and national levels. Whānau and staff work well together to ensure students enjoy their learning and can develop their skills and interests within the kaupapa of Te Aho Matua.

The kura became a composite school for Years 1 to 15 students in 2010. Whānau are concerned at the lack of progress being made to develop their wharekura buildings and facilities. Consequently the kura has not been able to extend its curriculum and learning experiences in the way it had hoped. This includes the ability to provide specialist teaching and learning in courses such as science, the arts and physical education, as well as the physical space to maintain a distinct English language domain within the kura. The staff and whānau continue to seek a way forward to ensure their children are well supported to achieve their potential.

Teaching practices reflect sound professional learning and development. Students are attentive and responsive. Lessons are well resourced. Whanaungatanga in classrooms sets a positive tone. Warm relationships foster a calm yet positive learning environment. Students are well cared for. They are settled and happy.

Students articulate and follow their defined learning paths.

Students demonstrate a keen interest in learning.

Students contribute to decision making about their learning.

Teachers provide activities and resources to enhance learning.

Teachers use formal and informal assessment, alongside purposeful observation, to determine the learning needs of students.

Teachers respond to the learning needs of individual students.

Ngā Reo

Embedding te reo Māori continues to be the kura priority.

Te reo Māori is embedded well and underpinned by tikanga. Students use te reo Māori at all times and in various ways. These include formal meeting and greeting, presenting and discussing kaupapa. Conversations with staff, peers and others are of a high standard. It is the language of communication

Staff and whānau model language use well. They continue to teach and develop the language of mathematics to senior students to enhance their understanding of mathematical terms. Good professional learning and development in mathematics support staff to better cater for student learning needs. English has been introduced as a subject for wharekura students. Transition for these students to English medium is a strategic move. Students have an appreciation for ngā reo and understand their value. Students show pride in achieving ngā reo.

Students are ambassadors for te reo Māori and tikanga Māori.

Students seek environments that support te reo Māori and tikanga Māori.

Students use te reo Māori and English to express their identity.

Students know the value of learning and speaking te reo Māori.

Students are well grounded in their language and culture.

Students use te reo Māori competently in a range of different situations.

Nga Iwi

Strategic collaborative activity to involve whānau participation to benefit student engagement, achievement and progress is progressing well.

Innovative leadership management is achieved through processes that accommodate members yet effectively collate information, analyse these and report back to whānau. The Whāiti keep kura, staff and whānau developments to the forefront. They capitalise on the various skills of their members. The development of Te Raukura o te Kura involved a wide consultation with whānau, staff and students over a period of time. The result has given justification to a positive, purposeful and far reaching potential for students to successfully reach their goals. The board agree that students who are prepared well to experience success and are supported and guided along their journey can realise their aspirations. Whānau and staff have worked collaboratively to prepare a successful learning pathway for their students.

Students and whānau discuss their aspirations for learning.

Students exhibit pride in Māori, whānau, hapū and iwi identity.

Students demonstrate their understanding of tikanga and kawa through their actions.

Students show natural talent for leadership opportunities.

Te Ao

’Tū maia i te ao’–Stand tall in this world. The whānau provides vision, direction and decisions that promote student learning.

Students are well prepared in te ao Māori and tikanga. They take the underpinning principles of te ao Māori confidently into the wider world. They are well grounded in their own identity and culture. The success of Te Raukura o te Kura has seen a recent graduate of the kura cope well in a foreign country and immersed in another culture and language. Technology allows the whānau to have regular contact. Students have experienced many trips overseas and are able to compare culture and language in positive ways. They have opportunities to access te ao. A science focus has enabled students to explore traditional and contemporary environments and how these impact on te ao Māori and te ao whānui. Students accept and understand the concept of kaitiakitanga.

Students investigate and explore through science and technology.

Students see a connection between themselves and their place in the world.

Whānau support students to learn their place in the whakapapa of the world.

Students participate in trips and events that enhance learning.

4 Te Aho Matua Whānau Assurance on Compliance Areas

During the review, the board and principal of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Raki Paewhenua completed theTe Aho Matua Whānau Assurance Statement and Self-Audit Checklist. In this document they attested they had taken all reasonable steps to meet the legislative requirements related to:

  • board administration

  • curriculum

  • management of health, safety and welfare

  • personnel management

  • financial management

  • asset management.

ERO checked the following items because they have a potentially high impact on outcomes for children:

  • emotional safety (including behaviour management, prevention of bullying and abuse, complaints procedures)

  • physical safety (including policies and procedures relating to EOTC, hazard identification, prevention of physical harm, accidents and medication)

  • staff qualifications and organisation

  • stand-downs, suspensions, expulsions and exclusions

  • monitoring of student attendance.

5 Recommendation

ERO recommends:

  • the whānau and staff continue their exploration of developing a Te Manukura o te Kura document to use in tandem with the successful Te Raukura o te Kura document.

6 Future Action

ERO is confident that the board of trustees can govern the school in the interest of the students and the Crown and bring about the improvements outlined in this report. ERO is likely to carry out the next review in three years.

Makere Smith

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

10/5/2013

To the Parents and Community of >Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Raki Paewhenua

These are the findings of the Education Review Office’s latest report on

‘Whaia kia mau rawa’

The vision for the whānau and staff of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Raki Paewhenua is for the whānau and staff to work collaboratively and be instrumental in the successful teaching and learning of the whole child underpinned by the philosophy and principles of Te Aho Matua through te reo Māori.

The whānau and staff:

  • support the maintenance and ongoing extension of te reo Māori

  • recognise the principles of Te Aho Matua are integral throughout all aspects of kura life

  • nurture the mind, spiritual, emotional and physical needs of everyone

  • maintain and promote their values

  • exemplify quality learning and teaching where all students succeed and strive for excellence

  • empower, value and support everyone

  • acknowledge, reflect, encourage, guide and inform future success.

The whānau and staff chose Te Raukura o te Kura as their evaluation kaupapa for this review. Each of the mātāpono defines specific objectives and expected student outcomes relating to Te Raukura o te Kura.

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Te Raki Paewhenua operates in accordance with the principles of Te Aho Matua. These principles are reflected in the commitment of the whānau and staff to provide high quality education for students. The kura culture is firmly grounded in the principles of whanaungatanga.

Students enthusiastically investigate and explore te ao Māori and te ao whānui.

Students demonstrate a strong sense of identity and aspire to uphold their aims and aspirations.

Students confidently use te reo Māori and are developing competence in English.

Students are intellectually stimulated and motivated learners.

Students exemplify characteristics of personal integrity in upholding the principles of Te Aho Matua.

Future Action

ERO is confident that the board of trustees can govern the school in the interest of the students and the Crown and bring about the improvements outlined in this report. ERO is likely to carry out the next review in three years.

Review Coverage

ERO reviews do not cover every aspect of school performance and each ERO report may cover different issues. The aim is to provide information on aspects that are central to student achievement and useful to this school.

If you would like a copy of the full report, please contact the school or see the ERO web page, http://www.ero.govt.nz.

Makere Smith

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