TKKM o Ngati Kahungunu o Te Wairoa

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Education institution number:
1616
School type:
Composite
School gender:
Co-Educational
Definition:
Kura Kaupapa Maori
Total roll:
143
Telephone:
Address:

41 Kitchener Street, Wairoa

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1 Te Horopaki

E whakarato ana Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngāti Kahungunu o Te Wairoa i ngā mātauranga o Te Aho Matua ki ngā ākonga o ngā tau 1 ki te 13. He tino hononga ō te whānau ki a Ngāti Kahungunu.

I te wā o tēnei arotake i tohungia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga te maha o ngā tino take e pā tōraro ana ki te mātauranga e whakaratohia ai mā ngā ākonga. Ka hāngai aua take ki te kāwanatanga i te kura, te ārahitanga, me te whakahaeretanga, tae atu hoki ki te kounga o te whakaako me te ako. Nā aua tūāhuatanga, kei te taumaha anō hoki ngā hononga e pā tōraro ana ki te whānau me ngā ākonga.

2 Te Tino Uaratanga

Ahakoa i whakawhanakehia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga tētahi pātai aromātai mā te hui tuatahi ki te taha o te whānau, e tika ana kia tahuri kē atu ki te arotahi ake ki te kāwanatanga i te kura, te ārahitanga, te whakaako, me te ako.

Te kāwanatanga i te kura

Kei te takarepa ngā mahi kāwana i te kura. Kātahi anō te poari kaitiaki kia whakatūngia, ā, kāhore rātou e mōhio mārika ana ki ō rātou tūranga me ā rātou kawenga ki te kāwana i te kura. He maha ngā wāhanga hei tirohanga wawe.

Kāhore he kaupapa here, he tukanga, he whakaritenga hoki mō te arotake whaiaro hei āta whakarite i te whai mōhiohio o ngā whakataunga e pā ana ki te kāwanatanga i te kura. Kāhore hoki he mahere rautaki, he tūtohinga, he pārongo kōrero hoki hei hāpai i ngā mahi whakamahere me ngā mahi pūrongo. Kei te whakakōroiroi aua tūāhuatanga i tō rātou āheinga ki te whakatutuki haere i ngā mahi hei painga mō te whānau me ngā ākonga.

Kua pā tōraro ngā take kaimahi o mua ki te kura me te hapori. Ahakoa kua āhua ahu whakamua ki te whakatutuki haere i ngā take, kei te tārewa tonuhia ētahi tūāhuatanga. I whakakapia te tūranga tumuaki i te wehenga atu o te tumuaki o mua. Kua tū tonu te tūranga whakakapi, ki tua atu i te wā i takune tuatahitia ai. Me whai te poari i te tukanga e tika ana ki te whakatū i tētahi tumuaki hou. Waihoki, he mea nui kia arotakengia e te poari te katoa o ngā kaupapa here me ngā tukanga e pā ana ki ngā kaimahi, tae atu ki te whakatū kaimahi, te whakawhanaketanga ngaio, me te whai kawenga takohanga.

Ahakoa te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo kaupapa here, tukanga hoki e pā ana ki hauora me te haumaru, kāhore e āta kitea ana te whakatinanatanga mārika o aua āhuatanga hei āta whakatau i te noho haumaru me te oranga ā-whatumanawa, ā-tinana hoki o ngā ākonga. E tika ana kia tautokona ngā ākonga, ā, kia rangona e rātou te āhurutanga i tō rātou kura i ngā wā katoa.

Te ārahitanga me te whakahaeretanga

Kāhore i te pakari te whakahaeretanga me te ārahitanga ngaio ki te kura. He maha ngā rerekētanga ki te ārahitanga i te kura i roto i te roanga o ngā tau, ā, nā tēnei kāhore i te pakari, kāhore hoki i te riterite ngā tūāhuatanga puta noa i te kura. Kua whakakorengia te rōpū kaiwhakahaere matua, ā, kāhore he ārahitanga, he tautoko rānei mō ngā kaiako i roto i te marautanga. E pā tōraro ana hoki tēnei ki te ahurea o te kura me te aronga ngātahi ki te whakarato i te mātauranga o te kounga kairangi.

Āhuatanga Ako

Kāhore i te rawaka te kounga o ngā whakaakoranga me ngā akoranga puta noa i te kura. Ahakoa he tau te āhua o ngā ākonga, kāhore e āta kitea ana te whakatutukitanga o ō rātou matea ā-hinengaro. He iti noa ngā mahi ki te whakamahere, te aromatawai, te aroturuki, me te aromātai i te hōtaka. Nā te mea kāhore he ārahitanga ngaio, e mahi takitahi noa ana ngā kaiako, ā, kāhore he hononga ki waenga i te kura teina me te wharekura. Kei te pā tōraro aua tūāhuatanga ki ngā ākonga.

Ko tētahi atu āwangawanga, e noho kumukumu ana te whakatutukitanga o ngā kaiako i ā rātou kawenga mō Te Mana Tohu Mātauranga o Aotearoa. Kei te pā tōraro tēnei ki ngā ākonga e whai ana i Te Taumata Mātauranga ā-Motu kua Taea.

3 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.

Ngā Taunakitanga

E taunaki ana Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga kia whakaritea e Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga te wawaotanga manatū, ā, me whai whakaaro hoki ki te tautoko o waho i runga anō i te wāhanga 78T o te Ture Mātauranga 1989. Me whai pānga te taumata o te wawaotanga ki te Wāhanga 7A o te Ture Mātauranga 1989, ā, me whakatutuki mārika i ēnei tūāhuatanga kei raro iho nei, tae atu anō hoki ki ētahi atu, arā:

  • ko ngā āhuatanga katoa o te kāwanatanga i te kura, te ārahitanga, me te whakahaeretanga
  • ko te whakaratonga o te mātauranga o te kounga kairangi i te kura me te wharekura
  • ko te haumaru me te oranga ā-tinana, ā-whatumanawa hoki 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 Ngāti Kahungunu o Te Wairoa i roto i te kotahi ki te rua o ngā tau, arā, ko Te Pupuketanga.

Gloria Takuira

Toka ā-nuku Whakakapi

17 Whiringa ā-nuku, 2019

Ngā Kōrero e pā ana ki te kura

Te tūwāhi

Kei Wairoa

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

1616

Te tūmomo kura

Mātauranga Rumaki Reo Māori

Te tokomaha o ngā ākonga o te kura

110

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro 55

Tama tāne 55

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

Iwi kē

109

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Ngā āhuatanga motuhake

Te Aho Matua

Te wā i te kura te rōpū arotake

25 Pipiri 2019

Te rā o tēnei pūrongo

17 Whiringa ā-nuku, 2019

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga Te Aho Matua

Arotake Mātauranga Te Aho Matua

Arotake Mātauranga Te Aho Matua

Mahuru 2015

Whiringa-ā-Nuku 2012

Hui-tanguru 2009

1 Context

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngāti Kahungunu o Te Wairoa provides Te Aho Matua education for Year 1-13 students. Whānau have strong links to Ngāti Kahungunu.

During this review, ERO highlighted a number of significant matters that impact negatively on the education provided for students. These include, governance, leadership and management, and the quality of teaching and learning. Consequently, relationships are strained and have had a negative impact on whānau and students.

2 Te Tino Uaratanga

Although ERO developed an evaluative question based on an initial meeting with whānau, there was a need to refocus on governance, leadership and management, and teaching and learning.

Governance

Governance is inadequate. Although, the board of trustees are newly elected, they lack sufficient depth of knowledge about their school governance roles and responsibilities. There are a number of areas requiring immediate attention.

There are no self review policies, processes and practices to ensure that governance decisions are well informed. Nor do they have strategic planning, a charter and information for planning and reporting. This limits their ability to act in a responsive way for whānau and students.

Previous personnel matters have impacted negatively on the school and the community. While there has been some progress to resolve matters, some areas are still outstanding. The departure of the previous tūmuaki resulted in an acting appointment. This has continued beyond the timeframe originally intended. The board must follow due process for the appointment of a new tūmuaki. Further, it is important that the board review all personnel policies and procedures including appointment of staff, professional development and accountability.

While, there are a range of policies and procedures for health and safety, it is not evident that these are rigorously implemented to ensure the safe emotional and physical wellbeing of students. Students must be provided with support and feel secure at all times.

Leadership and management

The school lacks sufficient management and professional leadership. There have been changes in leadership for a number of years which has resulted in instability and inconsistency across the school. The senior leadership team has been disbanded and kaiako lack curriculum leadership and support. This also impacts negatively on the school culture and the collective response to the provision of high-quality education.

Āhuatanga Ako

School wide, the quality of teaching and learning is inadequate. Although, students appear content, it is not clear that their intellectual needs are being met. There is limited planning, assessment, monitoring or programme evaluation. In the absence of professional leadership, teachers work in isolation and there is no connection between the kura teina and the wharekura. Consequently, students are disadvantaged.

Of further concern is the uncertainty that teachers are fulfilling their responsibilities to meet NZQA requirements. This impacts negatively on students pursuing NCEA.

3 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.

Recommendations

ERO recommends that the Ministry of Education establish a statutory intervention and consider external support in line with section 78T of the Education Act 1989. The level of intervention under Part 7A of the Education Act 1989 should not be limited to, but could include:

  • All aspects of school governance, leadership and management

  • The provision of high-quality education for kura and wharekura

  • Safe physical and emotional wellbeing of students.

When is ERO likely to review the kura again

The next ERO review of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngāti Kahungunu o Te Wairoa will be over the course of one-to-two years - Te Pūpuketanga – Development Evaluation.

Gloria Takuira

Acting Toka ā-nuku

17 October 2019

Information about the Kura

Location

Wairoa

Ministry of Education profile number

1616

Kura type

Māori Medium

Kura roll

110

Gender composition

Girls 55

Boys 55

Ethnic composition

Māori

Other

109

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Special features

Te Aho Matua

Review team on site

25 June 2019

Date of this report

17 October 2019

Most recent ERO report(s)

Te Aho Matua Review

Te Aho Matua Review

Te Aho Matua Review

September 2015

October 2012

February 2009

1 Te Horopaki

Ko Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngāti Kahungunu o Te Wairoa tētahi kura hiato mō ngā tau 1 ki te 13, ā, e tū ana ki Wairoa. E whakahaerehia ana te kura i runga i ngā tirohanga me te tauāki taketake o tōna tūtohinga, ngā mātāpono o Te Aho Matua, me ngā herenga ā-ture katoa e tika ana. Ko te horopaki o ngā akoranga ka kitea ki te tauāki a te kura, e whai ake nei, arā:

Kia tū rangatira ai ngā ākonga hei raukura mō tōna whānau, hapū, iwi.

Ko ngā uaratanga o te whanaungatanga, te aroha, me te manaaki ētahi āhuatanga motuhake o tēnei kura. Ka whakanui te whānau i tō rātou tātai whakapapa ki a Ngāti Kahungunu, ā, ki ētahi atu iwi hoki. Ka whakarato rātou i ngā whai wāhitanga mō ngā ākonga ki te whakaatu i ō rātou mana āhua ake, me ā rātou taonga tuku iho.

Ka whai pānga te marautanga o te kura ki ngā uaratanga me ngā whakapono o te ao Māori. Ka arotahi ngā kaiako ki te whakapakari i ngā pūkenga, ngā mōhiotanga, me ngā māramatanga o ngā ākonga, kia tū pakari ai rātou ki te whai atu i ō rātou ake huarahi.

2 Te Tino Uaratanga

Ka kitea te pūmanawa o ngā ākonga ki te ārahi i roto i ō rātou tūmomo reanga ako, ā rātou tūmomo whai wāhitanga atu ki te kura.

Te Ira Tangata

Ka kitea te tū pakari me te kiritau o ngā ākonga. Ko ngā whakapono me ngā tikanga o te iwi e whai pānga ana ki te āhua o ngā mahi ka whakatutukihia ki te kura. He manawa whakahī tō ngā ākonga mō tō rātou tuakiri. Ka whakarato te whānau me ngā kaimahi i ngā akoranga e hāpai ana i te waiora o ngā ākonga. Ko te hononga o te tuakana me te teina e whai wāhi nui ana ki ngā akoranga a ngā ākonga. Ka whakarato te whānau me ngā kaimahi i tētahi taiao e poipoi ana, e manaaki ana hoki i ngā ākonga. He tau, he harikoa hoki rātou hei ākonga.

Te Reo

Ka rumakina ngā ākonga ki te reo me ngā tikanga Māori. Ko tētahi kaupapa matua o te kura, ko te whakatairanga ake i te āheinga o ngā ākonga ki te kōrero mārika i te reo Māori. E tino hāpaitia ana rātou e te whānau me ngā kaiako. Ko ngā wānanga tētahi whai wāhitanga mō ngā ākonga ki te whakapakari ake i tō rātou mātau ki te reo. Ka whakamahere ngā kaiako i ngā taumahi ka akiaki i ngā ākonga ki te whakamahi i te reo Māori ki te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo horopaki. Ka ako te whānau ki te taha o ā rātou tamariki. Ka tuitui ngā kaiako i ngā tikanga o te reo Māori ki ngā hōtaka akoranga. He pai te whakawhanaketanga o te tū māia, te āheinga hoki o ngā ākonga ki te whakawhiti whakaaro mā te reo Māori.

Ngā Iwi

Ka kitea ki ngā ākonga te whai huatanga o ngā hononga ki roto i te kura, ki roto hoki i te hapori. Ka whakarato ngā kaiako me te whānau i ngā whai wāhitanga mō ngā ākonga ki te tūhonohono ki ētahi atu, ki te whānau o te kura, ki ngā hapū hoki o te takiwā, me te iwi. Ka tū rātou hei kanohi mō tō rātou kura, ō rātou marae, mō tō rātou iwi hoki. Ko tētahi āhuatanga matua o ngā akoranga o ngā ākonga, ko te tautāwhi i ngā hononga ki te whenua, ngā pou whenua matua, me ngā tāngata. Ka kitea te whakaute, te aroha, me te manaaki o ngā ākonga mō te tangata.

Te Ao

Ka ākina ngā ākonga kia whakatewhatewha, kia tūhura hoki rātou i tō rātou taiao ake. Ka hāngai ngā hōtaka akoranga ki te kaitiakitanga. Ka ako ngā ākonga i ngā tikanga e whai pānga ana ki te kohi kai ki tō rātou hapori. Ka whakarato ngā kaiako i ngā whai wāhitanga mō ngā ākonga ki te tūhura haere ki tua atu i tō rātou hapori ake. Ka kitea te maioha o ngā ākonga mō te taiao tūturu, māoriori hoki.

Āhuatanga Ako

Ka āta whakaaro nuitia ana ngā matea ako o ia ākonga. Ka whakamahere ngā kaiako i ngā hōtaka akoranga e aro nui ana ki ngā ākonga. Ka waihanga rātou i ngā taumahi e hāpai ana i ngā akoranga o ngā tūmomo reanga, ngā tūmomo āhua ako hoki. He ōkawa, he ōpaki hoki ngā kitenga, ā, e whai pūtake nui ana ki te tāutu i ngā matea ako me ngā ngākau nuitanga o ia ākonga. Ka ārahi aua mōhiohio i ngā mahere. Ko te taiao ako o te ao hou nei e hāpai ana i ngā kaiako ki te whakapuaki i ō rātou pūkenga, ō rātou mōhiotanga, me ō rātou mātanga ki te taha o ngā ākonga. Ka whai wāhi nui ngā ākonga ki ngā akoranga.

Te Mātauranga ki te Wharekura

Ko ngā whiringa umanga a ngā ākonga e whai pānga ana ki te āhua o ā rātou akoranga. Ka whakamahere ngā kaiako i ngā hōtaka akoranga e hāngai ana ki ngā ara umanga o ngā ākonga. Kua waihangatia ngā whiringa kaupapa mō ngā tūmomo umanga me ngā tūmomo matea ako. E whakawhanake ana ngā kaiako i ngā pūnaha me ngā tukanga ka whakapai ake i ā rātou whakaritenga. Kua whakaritea tētahi pūnaha whakahaere o te kounga pai, hei hāpai i ngā kaiako ki te whakamahine me te aroturuki i ngā tūmanako o Te Taumata Mātauranga ā-Motu kua Taea mō tēnei wā. Ko ngā whanake tonutanga ki te wharekura e hāpai tonu ana i ngā whakapaitanga ake mō ngā ākonga. Ka wheako ngā ākonga i te angitu i roto i ā rātou akoranga.

Ngā wāhanga i tāutuhia ai e te kura hei whakawhanake ake

Kāhore ngā ākonga e aro matua ana ki ngā mahi ki te taiao ako hou nei. He kaha rawa tā rātou aro ki kaupapa kē atu i roto i tēnei horopaki hou. He wero mō ngā kaiako ki te whakapūmau i te aronga a ngā ākonga ki ā rātou akoranga i roto i tēnei horopaki. E noho pūmau ana ngā kaiako ki te whakarerekē haere i ā rātou whakaritenga, hei whakapai ake i ngā putanga mō ngā ākonga.

3 Te Arotake Whaiaro me te Ārahitanga

E whanake ana te arotake whaiaro. E arotahi ana te tumuaki ki te whakapai ake. Kua whakaritea e ia ngā pūnaha me ngā tukanga ka whakamōhio i te arotake whaiaro. Ka whakarato ngā kaiako me te poari i ngā mōhiohio e hono ana ki ngā whāinga rautaki, hei tāutu i ngā whakarerekētanga. Ka ārahi ngā paetae ākonga i te aronga rautaki. Ko te whakatairanga ake i ngā paetae ākonga tētahi kaupapa matua.

Kei te whakapakari te tumuaki i tētahi rōpū ka ārahi ngātahi. Ka tautokona ia tangata hei whakawhanake i ngā pūkenga e whai pānga nui ana ki te ārahi. Ko te pūrongo i ia te wā i te ahu whakamua o ngā paetae ākonga e hāpai ana i ngā whakaritenga a ngā kaiako me ngā matea ako.

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

  • te whakawhanake, te whakatinana hoki i te arohaehae ā-tau mo ngā kaimahi katoa
  • te whakatinana, te aroturuki, me te pūrongo ki te whānau, i ngā whakawhanaketanga o te rautaki a te kura mō te reo Māori
  • te whakawhanake, me te whakatinana i tētahi arotake whaiaro auau, puta noa i ngā whakahaeretanga katoa o te kura.

Te Whakarāpopototanga

Kei Wairoa Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngāti Kahungunu o Te Wairoa e tū ana. Ka kitea ngā pūmanawa o ngā ākonga ki te tū hei rangatira mō tō rātou kura me tō rātou iwi. Ka tūmāia rātou, ā, he pai hoki tō rātou kiritau. Ka kitea te whakaute o ngā ākonga mō ngā mātauranga o te ao Māori. Ko te tau o te arotake whaiaro me te ārahitanga e whai pānga nui ana ki ngā putanga hua 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 Ngāti Kahungunu o Te Wairoa, i roto i ngā tau e toru, arā, he arotake Te Rākeitanga.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Kaiurungi Whakaturuki Arotake Māori

Ngā Kōrero e pā ana ki te kura

Te tūwāhi

Kei Wairoa

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

1616

Te tūmomo kura

He kura hiato (Tau 1 ki te 13)

Te tokomaha o ngā ākonga o te kura

75

Te ira tangata

Tama tāne 39

Kōtiro 36

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori 100%

Ngā āhuatanga motuhake

Te Aho Matua

Te wā i te kura te rōpū arotake

1 Hōngongoi 2015

Te rā o tēnei pūrongo

25 Mahuru 2015

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga Te Aho Matua Here-turi-kōkā 2012

Arotake Mātauranga Te Aho Matua Hui-tanguru 2009

1 Context

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngāti Kahungunu o Te Wairoa is a composite (Year 1 - 13) school is Wairoa. The kura operates in accordance with the vision and mission in its charter, the guiding principles of Te Aho Matua and all relevant statutory requirements. The context for learning is reflected in the following kura statement:

Kia tū rangatira ai ngā ākonga hei raukura mō tōna whānau, hapū, iwi.

The values of whanaungatanga, aroha and manaaki are special features of this kura. The whānau celebrate their whakapapa to Ngāti Kahungungu and other iwi. They provide opportunities for students to demonstrate their uniqueness and histories.

The kura curriculum reflects te ao Māori values and beliefs. Kaiako focus on building student’s skills, knowledge and understanding in order to be confident in the pathways they pursue.

2  Te Tino Uaratanga

Students display leadership qualities at different stages of their learning and involvement at kura.

Te Ira Tangata

Students display confidence and self esteem. Iwi beliefs and practices influence how things are done at the kura. Students are proud of their identity. Whānau and kaimahi provide learning to support students’ wellbeing. Tuakana, teina relationships are an integral part of students learning. Whānau and kaimahi provide an environment where students are nurtured and cared for. Students are settled, happy learners.

Te Reo

Students are immersed in te reo me ngā tikanga Māori. A kura priority is to raise student’s ability to speak te reo Māori confidently. They are well supported by whānau and kaiako. Wānanga provide students with opportunities to increase their level of competency. Kaiako plan activities to encourage students to use te reo Māori in different contexts. Whānau learn alongside their children. Kaiako integrate the tikanga of te reo Māori into learning programmes. Student’s confidence and ability to communicate in te reo Māori is developing well.

Ngā Iwi

Students demonstrate effective relationships in the school and community. Kaiako and whānau provide opportunities for students to establish relationships with each other, kura whānau, and local hapū and iwi. They are ambassadors for their kura, marae and iwi. An integral part of student learning is to embrace connections with the land, significant landmarks and people. Students show respect, aroha and manaaki for people.

Te Ao

Students are encouraged to investigate and explore their physical environment. Learning programmes are based on kaitiakitanga. Students learn tikanga relating to the gathering of kai in the local area. Kaiako provide students with opportunities to explore beyond the local environment. Students display appreciation for the physical and natural environments.

Āhuatanga Ako

Students’ individual learning needs are effectively considered. Kaiako plan responsive learning programmes. They create activities that support learning for different age groups and learning styles. Formal, informal and purposeful observations identify student learning needs and interests. This information guides planning. The modern learning environment supports kaiako to share their skills, knowledge and experience with students. Students are engaged in learning.

Wharekura Education

Students’ career options influence their learning. Kaiako plan learning programmes based on future pathways for students. Subject options are designed for specific careers and learning needs. Kaiako are developing systems and processes to improve their practices. A quality management system is in place to support kaiako to refine and monitor current National Certificate of Education Achievement (NCEA) expectations. Ongoing developments in wharekura continue to support improvement for students. Students experience success with learning.

Kura-identified area of development

Students are not task oriented in the new learning environment. They are easily distracted by the modern setting. Kaiako face challenges to keep students engaged in learning in this setting. Kaiako are committed to adapting their practices to improve outcomes for students.

3 Self Review and leadership

Internal review is developing. The principal is focused on improvement. He has established systems and processes to inform internal review. Kaiako and board provide information linked to strategic goals to determine changes. Student achievement guides the strategic direction. Raising student achievement is a priority.

The principal is building a collaborative leadership team. Individuals are supported to develop skills to fulfil leadership expectations. Regular reporting about student achievement progress supports kaiako practices and learning needs. 

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

  1. Develop and implement appraisal annuallyfor all staff
  2. Implement, monitor and reportto whānau developments of the kura te reo Māori strategy
  3. Develop and implement a regular cycle of internal review across all areas of kura operations.

Conclusion

Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngāti Kahungunu o Te Wairoa is in Wairoa. Students display qualities of being leaders for their kura and iwi. They are confident with positive self esteem. Students show respect for te ao Māori knowledge. Sound internal review and leadership contributes to positive outcomes for students.

When is ERO likely to review the kura again?

The next ERO review of Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Ngāti Kahungunu o Te Wairoa will be in three years - Te Rākeitanga - Expansive Evaluaiton .

Lynda Pura-Watson

Deputy Chief Review Officer Māori

Information about the Kura

Location

Wairoa

Ministry of Education profile number

1616

Kura type

Composite (Years 1 - 13)

Kura roll

75

Gender composition

Boys 39

Girls 36

Ethnic composition

Māori 100%

Special features

Te Aho Matua

Review team on site

1 July 2015

Date of this report

 25 September 2015

Most recent ERO report(s)

Te Aho Matua Review August 2012

Te Aho Matua Review February 2009