Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Puna O Te Aroha

Education institution number:
41001
Service type:
Te Kōhanga Reo
Definition:
Not Applicable
Total roll:
26
Telephone:
Address:

Waioeka Marae, Opotiki

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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 tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Puna o Te Aroha ki te marae o Ōpeke, ki Waiōeka. He hononga pai tō te kōhanga reo ki Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Waiōeka, ki ngā whānau, ā, ki ngā hapū hoki. Manaaki te tangata ahakoa ko wai.

3 Te Aronga o te Aromātai

He pēhea rawa te whakaatu mai o ngā mokopuna i tō rātou harikoa i roto i ā rātou akoranga? 

E whai wāhi nui ana ngā mokopuna ki ā rātou akoranga, ā, he tākare hoki rātou.

4 Ngā Whakaaturanga

E rumakina ana ngā mokopuna ki ngā akoranga e whakakoia ana i te manaakitanga. Ka whai whakaaro nui ngā tuākana i a rātou e taunekeneke ana ki ō rātou tēina. Ka whakatauira rātou i te whanonga e tika ana ki te taha o ngā pēpi. Ka whakamahi ngā kaimahi i te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo rautaki e akiaki ana i ngā mokopuna ki te whakamahi i te reo Māori. E ako ana ngā mokopuna i ō rātou whakapapa me ō rātou hononga ki te whānau, ki te hapū, ā, ki te iwi. Ka ākina, ka hāpaitia hoki tā rātou whakapuaki i ō rātou pepeha. He ngākau titikaha ō ngā mokopuna tuākana ki te tū hei kaiārahi i ngā wā pērā i te karakia me ngā wā mihimihi. Ka toro atu ki te waiata me te kori tinana hei rautaki e hāpai ai i te whakawhanaketanga o te manawataki me te korikori o ngā mokopuna. Whakamihi ai ngā kaimahi i ngā mokopuna i ia te wā. Kei te harikoa, kei te mauritau hoki ngā mokopuna ki tō rātou taiao ako.

Kua whakaritea e ngā kaimahi ngā tukanga e pā ana ki te whakamahere hōtaka, te aromatawai, me te aromātai hōtaka. E whai kiko ana, kua āta whakaritea hoki ngā mahere. Ka ārahi ēnei i te whakatinanatanga o ngā kaimahi i te hōtaka, ā, ka āta whakatau hoki i te whai aronga me te whai pūtaketanga o te hōtaka. Ka whakaemihia, ka kapohia hoki ngā mōhiohio aromatawai ki ngā pūkete a ngā mokopuna. Ka tuhia te ahu whakamua a ngā mokopuna me tō rātou whakawhanaketanga ki ngā Mātai Tamaiti. Ka whakapuakihia te whakawhanaketanga o ia mokopuna ki te taha o te whānau. Aromātai ai ngā kaimahi i te hōtaka i ia te wā, hei panoni haere kia whai hua ai. E whai wāhi atu ana ngā mokopuna ki tētahi hōtaka akoranga i āta whakaritea ai, i āta whakahaerehia ai hoki.

E whakahaere ana te whānau i te kōhanga reo hei tino painga mō ngā mokopuna, ā, ka āta tautokona hoki rātou e te kura e tū pā tata mai ana. Tū ai ngā hui ā-whānau i ia te wā, ā, he kaha te taetae atu. E whai mōhiohio ana, he mārama hoki ngā pūrongo e pā ana ki te nuinga o ngā wāhanga whakahaere, e āta whakahaerehia ana ngā pūtea, ā, i te noho wātea hoki ngā tahua i tātarihia ai. Kua whakahoungia ngā tukanga e pā ana ki ngā kaimahi, ā, e whai wāhi atu ana ki ēnei, ko ngā herenga ā-ture o te wā e pā ana ki te utu, te arowhai a ngā pirihimana, me te arohaehae. E whakaraupapa ana te mahere rautaki i ngā whāinga o te whānau mō ngā tau e rua kei te heke mai, ā, e kōkirihia ana te ahu whakamua ki te whakatū i tētahi whare hou mā te tautoko o Te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo. Ko ngā kaupapa here me ngā tukanga mō te hauora me te haumaru, me te whakahaeretanga o ngā kaimahi, e hāngai katoa ana ki ngā herenga ā-ture o tēnei wā. Kua oti te arohaehae kaimahi, ā, he aronga pūmau ki te whakawhanaketanga ngaio. Tū ai ngā akoako ohotata i ia te wā hei āta whakatau i te noho mōhio o ngā mokopuna me ngā kaiako ki ngā tukanga me ngā whakaritenga e whai wāhi atu ana ki te noho haumaru o ngā mokopuna. Ko ngā mokopuna kei te pūtake o ngā mahi whakahaere a te whānau.

5 Te Whakatau ki ngā Wāhanga Tautukunga

I te wā o te arotake, i tirohia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga ngā pūnaha ki te whakahaere i ngā wāhanga e whai ake nei, arā, ki:

  • te haumaru ā-whatumanawa, tae atu ki te ārahi mauritau me te ārai tamariki
  • te haumaru ā-tinana, tae atu ki te mātakitaki tamariki, ngā whakaritenga whakamoe, ngā aituā, te whāngai rongoā; me ngā kaupapa here, ngā tukanga hoki mō ngā haerenga whakawaho
  • te tū tika o ngā kaimahi, tae atu ki te tika o ngā tohu mātauranga, ngā mahi arowhai a ngā pirihimana, me te tatauranga ki waenga i te kaiako me te tamaiti 
  • ngā whakaritenga ohotata me ngā tikanga ohotata e pā ana ki te rū whenua, te ahi, te waipuke, te tai āniwhaniwha, me te mate urutā.

6 Te Taunakitanga

I whakawhanakehia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga me te whānau o te kōhanga reo te taunakitanga e whai ake nei:

Kua tautuhia te arotake kaupapa here hei wāhanga whakapai, ā, e tautokona ana ngā kaimahi o te tari ki te whakatinana i tētahi mahere, hei āta whakatau i te whakatutukitanga o taua mahi i ia te wā.

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

20 Mahuru, 2021

7 Ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te Kōhanga Reo

Te tūwāhi

Kei Ōpōtiki   

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

41001

Te tau tohu o Te Kōhanga Reo

12B035

Te tūmomo whare

He kōhanga reo

Te raihana

Ngā Ture Mātauranga (Ratonga Kōhungahunga) 2008

Te tokomaha mō te raihana

30, kia tokorima ki raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te tokomaha kei runga i te rārangi ingoa

27, tokorima kei raro i te rua o ngā tau

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori 27

Te wā i te kōhanga reo te rōpū arotake

Pipiri 2021

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

20 Mahuru 2021

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga 

Arotake Mātauranga, Hakihea 2016; Arotake Mātauranga, Whiringa-ā-nuku 2013; Arotake Tāpiri, Whiringa-ā-nuku 2009

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 Kōhanga Reo o Te Puna o Te Aroha is on Opeke Marae at Waioeka. The Kōhanga Reo has a good relationship with Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Waioeka, whānau, and hapū. Manaaki te tangata ahakoa ko wai.

3 Evaluation Focus

How well do mokopuna show they are happy in their learning?

Mokopuna are engaged and enthusiastic in their learning.

4 Findings

Mokopuna are immersed in learning that affirms manaakitanga. Tuakana are considerate when interacting with their tēina. They model appropriate behaviour when around the pēpi. Kaimahi use a range of strategies to encourage mokopuna to use te reo Māori. Mokopuna are learning about their whakapapa and connections to whānau hapū and iwi. They are encouraged and supported to share their pepeha. Older mokopuna are confident to take on leadership roles such as karakia and mihimihi. Waiata and kori tinana are methods used to help mokopuna develop rhythm and active movement. Kaimahi frequently praise mokopuna successes. Mokopuna are happy and settled in their leaning environment.

Kaimahi have in place processes for programme planning, assessment, and programme evaluation.   Planning is detailed and organised. This guides kaimahi programme implementation and ensures the programme is focussed and purposeful. Assessment information is gathered and captured in mokopuna profile books. Mokopuna progress and development are documented in mātai tamaiti. Individual development of each mokopuna is shared with whānau. Kaimahi evaluate the programme regularly to make positive changes. Mokopuna experience a learning programme that is organised and managed.

Whānau manage the kōhanga reo in the best interests of mokopuna, with the close support of the nearby kura. Whānau hui are held regularly and well attended. Reporting across most areas of operation are informative and clear, finances are well managed and audited accounts were available. Personnel processes have been updated and include current pay legislation, police vetting and appraisal. A strategic plan outlines whānau goals for the next two years, and progress towards the building of a new whare is being facilitated with the support of Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust. Health and safety and personnel management policies and procedures align to current legislation. Kaimahi appraisals are completed with an ongoing focus of professional development. Emergency drills are practiced regularly to ensure that mokopuna and kaiako are aware of procedures and practices that contribute to mokopuna safety. Mokopuna are at the heart of whānau management.

5 Assurance on Legal Requirement

Actions for Compliance

During the evaluation, ERO looked at systems for managing the following areas:

  • emotional safety including positive guidance and child protection
  • physical safety including supervision, sleep procedures, accidents, medication, excursion policy and procedures
  • suitable staffing including appropriate qualifications, police vetting, ratios
  • emergency procedures and practices for earthquakes, fire, flood, tsunami, and pandemic.

6 Recommendation

ERO and the (kōhanga reo whānau/kura board) developed the following recommendation:

Policy review is identified as an area of improvement and the kaimahi tari is being supported to implement a plan to ensure this is carried out in a regular planned manner.

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

20 September 2021

Information about the Kōhanga Reo

Location

Ōpōtiki

Ministry of Education profile number

41001

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

12B035

Licence type

Te Kōhanga Reo

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

30 children, including up to 5 aged under 2

Kōhanga Reo roll

27 children, including up to 5 aged under 2

Ethnic composition

Māori 27 

Review team on site

June 2021

Date of this report

20 September 2021

Most recent ERO report(s) 
 

Education Review, December 2016; Education Review, October 2013; Supplementary Review, October 2009

1 He Whakamārama

He Kupu Whakataki

Ka whakahaeretia tētahi arotake tāpiri i runga o te whakataunga ā te Kaiurungi Whakaturuki Arotake Māori i Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga.

E aromātai ana te arotake tāpiri i te whānuitanga me te whai hua o ngā mahi ā te kōhanga reo ki te whakatutuki i ngā take i whakatakotohia ai i roto i te arotake mātauranga o mua atu i tēnei, me ētahi atu wāhanga rānei kua tāutuhia whai muri o taua arotake.

Ngā Whakataunga mō ngā Whakapuakitanga

Ko tēnei arotake tāpiri i whakaritea i runga o te aromātai o te whakatutukitanga a te whānau i te whakahaeretanga o te kōhanga reo, ki ngā wāhanga i tāutuhia ai e te pūrongo a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga, i mua atu, me ngā take rānei kua tāutuhia whai muri o taua arotake. Ko ngā whakataunga mō ngā whakapuakitanga e pā ana ki tēnei arotake, ko te titiro ki:

  • te whakamahere me te aromātai, tae atu ki te hauora me te haumaru
  • ētahi atu take i tāutuhia ai i te wā o te arotake.

2 Te Horopaki

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Puna o Te Aroha ki te marae o Ōpeke, ki Waioeka. I te tīmatanga o te tau i tata whakatā te kōhanga reo. I āta hāpai ake Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Waioeka, te whānau, me te hapū kia kore ai te kōhanga reo e kati. Nā te whakatūnga o tētahi komiti hou, me te whakatūnga anō hoki i ētahi kaimahi hou, kua tau te kōhanga reo. Whai muri i te arotake o mua, kua piki ake te tatauranga ki te rārangi ingoa. Ka whakapau kaha ngā kaimahi me te whānau ki te whakapūmau i te tokomaha o ngā tamariki ki te kōhanga reo.

3 Ngā Whakaaturanga

Ka whai hua ngā tamariki nā tētahi hōtaka i āta whakamaheretia ai. Ka whakamahere ngātahi ngā kaimahi, ā, ka tonoa hoki te whānau kia whai wāhi mai. Ka whakaatuhia ngā mahere ā-kaupapa, ā, e mau nei hoki i ngā whakaahua kia noho mōhio ai ngā tamariki me te whānau. Ka hāngai ngā mahi a ngā tamariki e whakaatuhia ai ki ngā mahere. He muramura, he karakara hoki te taiao, ā, he pai te whakaritenga. Kei te mārama ngā kaimahi ki ngā tūhonohono ki waenga i ngā mahere, te aromatawai, me te aromātai i te hōtaka akoranga. 

I tāutu te pūrongo o mua i te maha o ngā wāhanga kāhore e tutuki ana e ai ki te ture. Kua mahi te whānau ki te āta whakatutuki i aua take katoa i hāngai ake ai ki:

  • te moe
  • te tīni kope
  • te akoako hōneatanga ohorere
  • ngā whara me ngā maiki
  • ngā whakatō kano ārai mate
  • te arowhai i ngā āhuatanga mōrearea (i ia rā me ia marama)
  • ngā rongoā (tae atu ki ngā mate pāwera, me te tiaki i ngā tamariki e mau nei i ngā mate whakapoke)
  • te tukanga e pā ana ki ngā amuamu.

Ko te hauora me te haumaru o ngā tamariki tētahi aronga matua a te whānau. Ka whakahaerehia te kōhanga reo hei painga mō ngā tamariki.

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka Whai Ake

Whakawhiti kōrero ai ngā kaimahi mō te hōtaka akoranga i ia te wā. Ko te tuhi i aua whakawhitinga kōrero ka hāpaitia e rātou ki te whakapai ake i te kounga, me te aroturuki i te ahu whakamua. E mōhio ana ngā kaimahi ki ngā hua ka pupū ake nā te whakaōkawa i aua whakawhitinga kōrero.

4 Ngā Taunakitanga

I whakawhanakehia Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga me te whānau o te kōhanga reo ngā taunakitanga e whai ake nei:

  • Kia whakapakarihia te aromātai hōtaka
  • Kia whakapakarihia te whakahaeretanga a te whānau, i ngā mahi puta noa i ngā wāhanga katoa.

Te Whakarāpopototanga

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Puna o Te Aroha ki Ōpōtiki. He nui te ahu whakamua a te whānau hou i roto i ngā wāhanga i tāutuhia ai ki te pūrongo o mua. He pai tā rātou mahi ngātahi hei āta whakarite i te kounga o ngā painga mō ngā tamariki, me te ahu whakamua tonu o te kōhanga reo ā meāke nei.

Hei ā hea Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga arotake anō ai i te kōhanga reo?

Ka arotake anō Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Puna o Te Aroha i roto i te toru o ngā tau.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Kaiurungi Whakaturuki Arotake Māori

15 Hakihea, 2016

Ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te kōhanga reo 

Te tūwāhi

Kei Ōpōtiki

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

41001

Te tau tohu o te kōhanga reo

12B035

Te tūmomo whare

He kōhanga reo

Te raihana

(Ngā Ture Mātauranga Ratonga Kōhungahunga) 2008

Te tokomaha mō te raihana

30, kia tokoiwa ki raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te tokomaha kei runga i te rārangi ingoa

14, tokorima kei raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro 8

Tama tāne 6

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

100%

Te wā i te kōhanga reo te rōpū arotake

1 Whiringa-ā-rangi 2016

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

15 Hakihea, 2016

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Tāpiri

Arotake Mātauranga

Whiringa-ā-nuku 2013

Whiringa-ā-nuku 2009

Whiringa-ā-rangi 2007

1 Background

Introduction

A supplementary review is undertaken at the discretion of the Deputy Chief Review Officer Māori in the Education Review Office (ERO).

A supplementary review evaluates the extent and effectiveness of actions a kōhanga reo has taken towards addressing issues specified in its previous ERO review and/or any additional areas identified since that review.

Terms of Reference

This supplementary review is based on an evaluation of the performance of the kōhanga reo governing body and management in relation to areas identified in the previous ERO report or issues identified since that review. The terms of reference for this review are to investigate:

  • Planning and evaluation including health and safety

  • Any other issues identified during the course of the review.

2 Context

Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Puna o Te Aroha is on Opeke Marae at Waioeka. The kōhanga reo was in danger of going into recess earlier in the year. Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Waioeka, whānau, and hapū provided assistance to ensure this did not happen. With the establishment of a new committee and the further appointment of new kaimahi the kōhanga reo is experiencing stability. Since the previous review the roll has increased. Kaimahi and whānau work to maintain consistency in the number of children attending the kōhanga reo.

3 Findings

Children benefit from a well-planned programme. Kaimahi plan together and whānau are invited to contribute. Kaupapa planning is on display and has pictures which support children and whānau to keep informed. Children’s work on display align to the planning. The environment is bright, colourful and well organised. Kaimahi understand the links between planning, assessment and evaluation of the learning programme.

The previous report identified a number of areas of noncompliance. The whānau have worked to successfully address all these concerns which includes the following registers:

  • Sleeping

  • nappy changing

  • emergency evacuation drills

  • Accidents/incidents

  • Immunisation

  • Hazard checks (daily and monthly)

  • Medicines (including allergies and managing children with infectious diseases)

  • Complaints procedure.

Children’s health and safety is a priority for the whānau. The kōhanga reo is managed in the interests of the children.

Key Next Steps

Kaimahi regularly discuss the learning programme. Recording these discussions will assist them to improve the quality and monitor progress. Kaimahi acknowledge the benefits of formalising these discussions.

4 Recommendations

ERO and the kōhanga reo whānau developed the following recommendation:

  • Strengthen programme evaluation

  • whānau management across all areas of operation.

Conclusion

Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Puna o Te Aroha is in Opotiki. The new whānau have made significant progress with the areas identified in the previous report. They are working well together to ensure quality outcomes for children and a positive future for the kōhanga reo.

When is ERO likely to review the kōhanga reo again?

The next ERO review of Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Puna o Te Aroha will be in three years.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Deputy Chief Review Officer Māori

15 December 2016 

Information about the Kōhanga Reo 

Location

Opotiki

Ministry of Education profile number

41001

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

12B035

Licence type

Te Kōhanga Reo

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

30 children, including up to 9 aged under 2

Kōhanga Reo roll

14 children, including up to 5 aged under 2

Gender composition

Girls 8

Boys 6

Ethnic composition

Māori

100%

Review team on site

1 November 2016

Date of this report

15 December 2016

Most recent ERO report(s)

Education Review

Supplementary Review

Education Review

October 2013

October 2009

November 2007