Te Kōhanga Reo o Tāwhaki

Education institution number:
41007
Service type:
Te Kōhanga Reo
Definition:
Not Applicable
Total roll:
30
Telephone:
Address:

Kohanga Reo 286 Ngahina Road, Ruatoki

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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 Tāwhaki ki te taha o te marae o Ngāhina, ki Rūātoki. He kōhanga reo rahi tēnei e poipoi ana i ngā mokopuna 70. He tino hononga tō te whānau ki te marae, ki te kura o te hapori nei, ā, ki Te Puna Hauora hoki. Tokotoru ngā tāngata o te kōhanga reo kua whiwhi i ā rātou Tohu Whakapakari.

3 Te Aronga o te Aromātai

He pēhea rawa te whakaatu mai o ngā mokopuna i ō rātou mōhiotanga ki te reo Māori?

E whanake ana ngā mokopuna ki te kōrero i te reo Māori.

4 Ngā Whakaaturanga

He nui ngā rauemi e hāpai ana i ngā mokopuna ki te ako i te reo Māori. Ka rongo rātou i te reo ā-iwi o tō rātou iwi. He tino pakari ngā pou kōrero o te whānau e kōrero ana i te reo Māori, ā, ka noho tahi rātou ko ngā mokopuna i ia rā. Ka whai wāhi hoki ki te whakawhanaketanga o te reo o ngā mokopuna, ko ngā waiata me ngā karakia Ringatū. Ka rongo ngā mokopuna i te kounga o te reo Māori tūturu e kōrerohia ana e ngā tāngata matatau, pērā i ngā kuia me ngā kaumātua e whakatauira ana, e whakamahi ana hoki i te reo o te kāinga. He pai ngā taunekeneke a ngā mokopuna ki ētahi atu. Kei te mārama ngā tamariki tuākana i ō rātou tūranga hei tuakana. Ka manaaki rātou i ngā tēina. Ka aro atu ngā kaimahi ki ngā whakawhitinga kōrero a ngā mokopuna mā te atawhai me te aroha. Ka whakarato ngā kaimahi i te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo taumahi mā ngā mokopuna, hei whakatairanga ake i te whakaaro pākiki, i te whakatewhatewha, i te auaha hoki. Mō ia wheako akoranga hou, ka ako anō hoki ngā mokopuna i ngā kupu e hāngai ana ki aua kaupapa. E whanake ana ngā mokopuna ki te kōrero i te reo Māori.

E tāutu ana ngā mahere a ngā kaimahi i te aronga o te hōtaka, ā, i te huarahi ki te whakatinana i te kiko me ngā taumahi o roto. Kua whakawhanakehia e ngā kaimahi ngā taputapu aromatawai e tika ana, hei ine i te korahi o ngā akoranga a ngā mokopuna. He whai wāhitanga mō te whānau ki te whakapuaki whakaaro, ki te kōrero urupare hoki mō te ahu whakamua o ngā mokopuna. Ka whai wāhi atu ngā mokopuna ki tētahi hōtaka akoranga e poipoi ana i ō rātou matea ako.

He pai te whakahaere a te whānau i tō rātou kōhanga reo. He mātātoa te whai wāhi atu a ngā mema o te whānau ki te whakahaeretanga o ngā mahi ki te kōhanga reo. Tū ai ngā hui i ia marama, ā, he kaha te taetae atu. Pūrongotia ai i ia te wā, puta noa i ngā whakahaeretanga. E tautuhi ana te tūtohinga i ngā tukanga ki te whakahaere i ngā whakaritenga ki te kōhanga reo, ā, e whakaraupapa ana i te aronga nahanaha, i te huarahi tonu mō te whānau. Kua whakatakotohia hoki ngā kaupapa here matua me ngā tukanga matua e pā ana ki te hauora me te haumaru. Kei ngā tuhinga kaimahi, ko ngā kirimini mahi, ko ngā tuhinga tūranga mahi e hāngai pū ana ki ia tūranga ake, ko ngā tohu mātauranga a ngā kaimahi, me te whakatutukitanga o ngā mahi e arowhai ana i te haumaru o te kaimahi, hei ea i ngā tikanga ki te Children’s Act 2014. Kei te mahere rautaki te tirohanga me ngā wawata o te whānau, ā, kua whakamōhiotia ki Te Ara Tūāpae. Kua tautuhia e te whānau, ko te reo Māori te kaupapa matua a te whānau. E ārahi ana te mahere ā-tau i te whakatinanatanga o ngā mahi ki te tari. Ka aroturuki, ka āta whakarite te kaiwhakahaere i te whakatutukitanga o ngā mahi i roto i te wā e tika ana. Ko ngā mokopuna kei te pūtake o ngā mahi whakahaere a te whānau.

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka whai ake

Kua tautuhia e te whānau ā rātou whāinga me ō rātou wawata ki tā rātou mahere rautaki, heoi, he mea nui hoki kia tuhia, kia aroturuki hoki te whānau i te ahu whakamua ki te whakatutuki i ō rātou wawata. Ka whai hua ngā mokopuna i te wā e aroturukitia ana, e whakaaro nuitia ana hoki ō rātou matea mō te paetawhiti.

Kāhore anō kia oti ngā mahi e arohaehae ana i ngā kaimahi. Kia āhei ai ngā kaimahi ki te whakapā atu ki te whakawhanaketanga ngaio, me whakaoti te arohaehae i te āhua mahi. Ka whakatairanga ake te kounga o ngā whakaritenga a ngā kaimahi mā te haere tonutanga o ngā mahi arohaehae i ia te wā.

Me whakapakari ake i te aromātai hōtaka. Kāhore e āta kitea ana te huarahi e whāia ana e ngā kaimahi ki te aroturuki i te whai huatanga o te hōtaka akoranga. E mōhio ana ngā kaimahi ki te whai pānga o te aromātai ki ngā mahere me ngā aromatawai.

5 Te Whakatau ki ngā Wāhanga Tautukunga

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

  • 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.

Kia tutuki i a rātou ngā herenga ā-ture, me tahuri te whānau ki te:

  • whakatinana i tētahi pūnaha kia arohaehaengia ngā kaimahi i ia te wā, ā, me whakarato hoki i te whakawhanaketanga ngaio i āta tautuhia ai, i āta whakahāngaitia ai
    [R47 Ture Mātauranga (Kōhungahunga) 2008; GMA7 Paearu Raihana mō ngā Kōhanga Reo kei raro i te maru o Te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo 2008] 
  • whakatinana me te whakarite i tētahi tukanga e aromātai ai i te whai huatanga o te hōtaka akoranga
    [R43 Ture Mātauranga (Kōhungahunga) 2008; C1 Paearu Raihana mō ngā Kōhanga Reo kei raro i te maru o Te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo 2008]  

6 Te Taunakitanga

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

  • whakatinanahia ngā arohaehae hei whakatairanga ake i ngā whakaritenga a ngā kaimahi
  • whakawhanake tonuhia te aromātai hōtaka.

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

01 Hōngongoi, 2021

7 Ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te kōhanga reo

Te tūwāhi

Kei Rūātoki 

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

41007

Te tau tohu o Te Kōhanga Reo

12C045

Te tūmomo whare

He kōhanga reo

Te raihana

Ngā Ture Mātauranga (Ratonga Kōhungahunga) 2008

Te tokomaha mō te raihana

70, kia 20 ki raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te tokomaha kei runga i te rārangi ingoa

30, 15 kei raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro    17

Tama     13

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

30

Te wā i te kōhanga reo te rōpū arotake

Haratua 2021

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

1 Hōngongoi 2021

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga 

Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga  

Poutū-te-rangi 2017

Pipiri 2014

Mahuru 2011

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 Tāwhaki is next to Te Marae o Ngāhina in Ruatoki. It’s a large kōhanga reo that caters for 70 mokopuna. Whānau have a close association with the marae, local kura and Te Puna Hauora. The kōhanga reo has three Tohu Whakapakari graduates.

3 Evaluation Focus

How well do mokopuna show their knowledge of te reo Māori?

Mokopuna are developing as speakers of te reo Māori.

4 Findings

Mokopuna are well resourced to learn te reo Maori. They hear the dialect specific to their iwi. Whānau have strong Māori speaking role models who mokopuna have access to on a daily basis.  Waiata and Ringatu karakia support mokopuna language development. Mokopuna are exposed to quality authentic te reo Māori speakers such as kuia and kaumatua who model and use te reo o te kāinga. Mokopuna interact in positive ways with others. The older children understand their roles as tuākana. They care for the teina. Kaimahi respond to mokopuna communication with warmth and love. They provide mokopuna with a range of activities that promote curiosity, investigation and creativity. With every new learning experience, mokopuna learn kupu that is specific to these encounters. Mokopuna are developing as speakers of te reo Māori.

Kaimahi planning identifies the focus for the programme and how the content and activities are to be implemented. Kaimahi have developed appropriate assessment tools to measure the extent of mokopuna learning. Whānau have opportunities to comment and provide feedback on mokopuna progress. Mokopuna participate in a learning programme that caters to their learning needs.

Whānau manage their kōhanga reo well. Whānau members actively participate in the management of the kōhanga reo operations. Monthly hui are held and well attended. There is regular reporting across operations. The Tūtohinga defines processes to manage kōhanga reo operations and sets out a planned approach and direction for whānau. Core health and safety policies and procedures are present. Personnel documentation includes employment agreements, job descriptions specific to position, kaimahi qualifications and safety checks for kaimahi in accordance with the Children’s Act 2014. The strategic plan includes the vision and aspirations of the whānau and is informed by Te Ara Tuapae. The whānau have identified te reo Māori as a key whānau priority. The annual plan guides the implementation of administrative tasks. The kaiwhakahaere monitors and ensures required tasks are carried out in a timely manner. Mokopuna are at the heart of whānau whakahaere

Key Next Steps

Whānau have identified their goals and aspirations in their strategic plan, it’s important that the whānau record and monitor progress in relation to their aspirations. Mokopuna benefit when their future needs are monitored and considered.

Kaimahi appraisals are yet to be completed. In order for kaimahi to access professional development, performance appraisals must be completed. The quality of kaimahi practice would be enhanced through ongoing appraisals. 

Programme evaluation requires strengthening. It is not clear how kaimahi monitor the effectiveness of the learning programme. Kaimahi are aware of how evaluation informs planning and assessment.

5 Assurance on Legal Requirement

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.

To meet compliance requirements, they must: 

  • implement a system of regular appraisal of kaimahi, and provide well defined and targeted professional development
    [Regulation 47 Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008; GMA7 Licensing Criteria for Kōhanga Reo affiliated with Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust 2008]
  • implement and establish a process to evaluate the effectiveness of the learning programme.
    [Regulation 43 Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008; C1 Licensing Criteria for Kōhanga Reo affiliated with Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust 2008]

6 Recommendation

ERO and the kōhanga reo whānau developed the following recommendations:

  • implement appraisals to enhance kaimahi practice
  • continue to develop programme evaluation.

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

1 July 2021

7 Information about the Kōhanga Reo

Location

Rūātoki

Ministry of Education profile number

41007

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

12C045

Licence type

Te Kōhanga Reo

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

70 children, including up to 20 aged under 2

Kōhanga Reo roll

30 children, including up to 15 aged under 2

Gender composition

Girls       17  

Boys       13

Ethnic composition

Māori

100%

Review team on site

May 2021

Date of this report

1 July 2021

Most recent ERO report(s)

Education Review

Education Review

Education Review

March 2017

June 2014

September 2011

Te Aromātai

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo Tāwhaki ki te taha o te marae o Ngāhina, ki Rūātoki. Ko te reo me ngā tikanga o Tūhoe te aronga matua o te whānau. Ka whakaongaongatia ngā tamariki hei ākonga, ā, he ngana, he tau hoki. Ka kitea tō rātou tūmāia ki te taunekeneke ki ētahi atu me te tūhura i te taiao o te kōhanga reo. E arotahi ana te whānau ki te whakapai tonu hei painga mō ngā tamariki.

Ka arotake anō Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i Te Kōhanga Reo o Tāwhaki i roto i ngā tau e toru. 

1 Te Horopaki

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Tāwhaki ki te taha o te marae o Ngāhina, ki Rūātoki. Ko te reo me ngā tikanga o Tūhoe te aronga matua o te whānau. Kua roa nei te kōhanga reo e whiwhi ana i ngā pūrongo papai. Whai muri i te pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i te tau 2014, kua arotahi te whānau ki te whakawhanake me te whakatinana i ngā tukanga mārama ka whakapai ake i ngā whakaritenga e whakahaere ana i ngā kaimahi.

2 Ngā Whakaaturanga o te Arotake

He pēhea rawa te whakaatu a ngā tamariki i te tūmāia ki te ako?

Ka kitea te tino tūmāia o ngā tamariki ki te ako ki te taha o te whānau.

Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira

Ka rongo ngā tamariki i te pai o ngā hononga me ngā taunekeneke. Ka whakatauira ngā kaimahi i ngā taunekeneke e whai pānga nui ana ki ngā uaratanga o te whānau, pērā i te manaaki, te aroha, me te awhi. Ka kitea te manaaki, te manawa nui, me te whakaute o ngā tamariki ki waenga i a rātou anō. E whakawhanake ana rātou ki te kōkiri i tō rātou atawhai ake. Ko ngā taunekeneke ki waenga i te tuakana me te teina e whakatairanga ana i ngā hononga o ngā tamariki, ā, e poipoi ana i te tūmāia o ia tamaiti ki te whai wāhi atu. Whakamihi ai, whakanui ai, whakakoia ai hoki ngā kaimahi i ia te wā, i ngā whai wāhitanga o ngā tamariki. He tau, he harikoa hoki ngā tamariki ki tō rātou taiao ako ā-whānau.

Ka whakaongaongatia te ako a ngā tamariki. He mātātoa tā rātou whai wāhi atu ki te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo taumahi mō te takitini me te takitahi. Ka hāngai ngā taumahi o te hōtaka o ia rā ki ngā ngākau nuitanga me ngā matea o ngā tamariki. He pakari tā rātou tūhura haere ki te taha o ō rātou hoa. He ngāwari tā rātou whakawhitiwhiti haere ki ngā tūmomo taumahi o roto, o waho hoki. Kua waia rātou ki ngā mahinga o ia rā me ngā tūmanako e pā ana ki te ako. He pai ki ngā tamariki tuākana te āwhina i ngā pākeke ki te whakahoki i ngā rauemi ki ngā wāhi e tika ana i te kōhanga reo. Ka kitea te tūmāia o ngā tamariki ki te kōkiri me te whakahaere i ā rātou ake akoranga.

Ka rumakina ngā tamariki ki ngā akoranga e whakakoia ana i ō rātou hononga ki te whānau, te marae, me te iwi. Ka whakarato ngā kaimahi i ngā taumahi ako ā-kaupapa e whai pūtake ana, ā, ka tūhura, ka pakirehua ngā tamariki i ngā hononga ki te whenua, ki ngā atua Māori, ki te whānau, ā, ki tua atu hoki. Ka whai pānga matua ngā tikanga me ngā whakapono o te hāhi Ringatū ki ngā akoranga. Ka aro nui ngā hōtaka akoranga ki te whakatairanga i te tuakiri me ngā tātai whakapapa o ngā tamariki. Kei te tūmāia haere ngā tamariki ki te taunekeneke ki ngā manuhiri. E ako ana rātou i tō rātou tū hei tangata whenua. Ka kitea te aronga toi whenuatanga o ngā tamariki.

He hihiri te ako a ngā tamariki i te reo Māori. Ka āta arahina tā rātou whakamahinga, tā rātou tūhura hoki i te reo Māori e ngā kaimahi. E āta hāpaitia ana te whakawhanaketanga reo o ngā tamariki mā te whakarato i te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo taumahi whakaongaonga. He māia ngā pēpi ki te whakapuaki whakaaro, ā, ka kitea tā rātou whai wāhi atu mā te reo ā-tinana. Ka kitea te tūmāia me te pakari haere o ngā tamariki tuākana ki te whakamahi i te reo ki te whakawhiti kōrero ki waenga i a rātou anō. He pai te aro nui o ngā tamariki ki ngā karakia me ngā mihimihi. Ka whakatairanga ngā kaimahi i te rangimārie, te whakawhetai, me te whakakotahi i aua wā. He pakari ngā tamariki ki tō rātou taiao rumaki reo Māori.

Te Whakamahere me te Aromātai

E āta whakaarohia ana, e āta whakamaheretia ana hoki ngā painga mō ngā tamariki. Ka hāngai ngā mahere hōtaka ki te whakawhanaketanga o te reo Māori hei kaupapa matua, me te whakawhanaketanga o ngā tamariki hei ākonga tūmāia. Ka whakamahia te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo huarahi aromatawai hei whakatakoto, hei whakapuaki anō hoki i ngā wheako akoranga a ā rātou tamariki i te kōhanga reo, ki te taha o ō rātou whānau. Ka whai pānga anō hoki ngā kōrero urupare a ngā whānau ki te tukanga whakamahere ngātahi. Ko te whakamahere i ngā hōtaka akoranga e whai pūtake ana, ā, ka whakahāngaitia hoki ki ngā matea o ngā tamariki.

E noho pūmau ana te whānau kia whiwhi ai ngā tamariki i te kounga kairangi o te mātauranga me te atawhai mā te reo Māori. Ka hāngai te tauāki taketake me ngā whāinga a te whānau ki aua tūmanako. Tū ai ngā hui ā-whānau i ia te wā, ā, ka āta tuhia, ka arotahi anō hoki ki te whakapai tonutanga mō ngā tamariki. Ka tautoko anō hoki te purapura me te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo i te whānau i ngā wā e tika ana. Kua āta tāutuhia ngā pūnaha whakahaere e whakamahia ana e te whānau, hei ārahi i ngā mahi whakahaere.

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka Whai Ake

Me whakapakari ngā mahi aromātai o roto, puta noa i te kōhanga reo. Hei āhuatanga hoki o te aromātai, me titiro hoki ki ngā kaupapa here matua me ngā tukanga matua, tae atu anō hoki ki ērā e pā ana ki ngā kaimahi. E mōhio ana te whānau, me whakapakari i ngā mahi e pā ana ki te aromātai me te pūrongo hei whakamōhio i ngā mahi whakamahere me ngā whakataunga a te whānau.

Ahakoa he mahere whakahaere ā-tau tā rātou, kāhore te whānau e whakamahi ana i taua mahere hei ārahi i ngā whakapaitanga mō ngā tamariki. 

3 Te Whakatau a te Whānau ki ngā Wāhanga Tautukunga

I te wā o te arotake, i whakamātauhia e te Tari Arotake Mātauranga ngā pūnaha o te ratonga ki te whakahaere i ngā āhuatanga i raro iho nei e whai pānga nui ana ki te waiora o ngā tamariki:

  • te haumaru whatumanawa (tāpiri atu ko te ārahi mauritau, ko te ārai tamariki)
  • te haumaru ā-tinana (tāpiri atu ko te mātakitaki tamariki; ko ngā whakaritenga whakamoe; ko ngā aituā; ko te whāngai rongoā; ko ngā whakaritenga akuaku; ko ngā kaupapa here me ngā tikanga haerenga whakawaho)
  • te tū tika o ngā kaimahi (tae atu ki ngā taumata tohu mātauranga; te arowhai a ngā pirihimana; ngā rēhitatanga kaiako; me te tatauranga ki waenga i te kaiako me te tamaiti)
  • ngā whakaritenga, tikanga hōneatanga e pā ana ki te ahi me te rū whenua.

Ko te tikanga, ka whakatairanga ngā kōhanga reo katoa i te hauora me te haumaru o ngā tamariki, me te arotake anō hoki i ia te wā i tā rātou whakatutukitanga i ngā herenga ā-ture.

4 Ngā Taunakitanga

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

  • whakatutukihia e te whānau ngā whakaritenga matua katoa hei whai ake, arā, ko ērā i tāutuhia ai ki tēnei pūrongo a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga.

Te Whakarāpopototanga

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo Tāwhaki ki te taha o te marae o Ngāhina, ki Rūātoki. Ko te reo me ngā tikanga o Tūhoe te aronga matua o te whānau. Ka whakaongaongatia ngā tamariki hei ākonga, ā, he ngana, he tau hoki. Ka kitea tō rātou tūmāia ki te taunekeneke ki ētahi atu me te tūhura i te taiao o te kōhanga reo. E arotahi ana te whānau ki te whakapai tonu hei painga mō ngā tamariki.

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 Tāwhaki i roto i ngā tau e toru.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Kaiurungi Whakaturuki Arotake Māori

27 Poutūterangi, 2017 

Ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te kōhanga reo 

Te tūwāhi

Kei Rūātoki

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

41007

Te tau tohu o Te Kōhanga Reo

12C045

Te tūmomo whare

He kōhanga reo

Te raihana

Ngā Ture Mātauranga (Ratonga Kōhungahunga) 2008

Te tokomaha mō te raihana

70, kia 20 ki raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te tokomaha kei runga i te rārangi ingoa

18, tokotoru kei raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro 9

Tama tāne 9

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

100%

Te wā i te kōhanga reo te rōpū arotake

Hui-tanguru 2017

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

27 Poutūterangi, 2017

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga Arotake Mātauranga Arotake Mātauranga

Pipiri 2014 Mahuru 2011 Pipiri 2007

Evaluation

Te Kōhanga Reo o Tāwhaki is next to Ngahina Marae in Ruatoki. Te reo and tikanga Māori o Tūhoe is a whānau priority. Children are stimulated, engaged and settled as learners. They demonstrate confidence to interact with others and explore the kōhanga reo environment. The whānau are focused on continual improvement in the interests of children.

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

1 Context

Te Kōhanga Reo o Tāwhaki is next to Ngahina Marae in Ruatoki. Te reo and tikanga Māori o Tūhoe is a priority for the whānau. The kōhanga reo has a good reporting history. Since last ERO report 2014, the whānau has focussed on developing and implementing clear processes to improve personnel management practices.

2 The Review Findings

How well do children demonstrate confidence with learning?

Children demonstrate a high level of confidence to learn alongside whānau.

Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira

Children experience positive relationships and interactions. Kaimahi model interactions that reflect whānau values of manaaki, aroha and awhi. Children show care, patience and respect towards each other. They are developing independence to self-care. Tuakana-teina interactions enhance relationships for children and nurtures individual’s confidence to contribute. Kaimahi frequently praise, acknowledge and affirm children’s contributions. Children are settled and happy in their whānau learning environment.

Children are stimulated to learn. They are actively involved in a range of activities, including shared and independent. The daily programme of activities reflect children’s interests and needs. They confidently explore alongside their peers. Children move with ease between activities inside and outside. They are familiar with daily routines and expectations for learning. Older children like to help adults return resources to their designated place in the kōhanga reo. Children show confidence to self-determine and manage their own learning.

Children are immersed in learning that affirms their connections to whanau, marae and iwi. Kaimahi provide purposeful kaupapa learning activities where children can explore and inquire about connections to whenua, atua Māori, whānau and beyond. Ringatū practices and beliefs are integral to learning. Learning programmes place emphasis on promoting children’s identity and whakapapa links. Children are developing confidence to interact with manuhiri. They are learning about their roles as tangata whenua. Children display a sense of belonging.

Children are motivated te reo Māori learners. They are guided well by kaimahi to use and explore te reo Māori. Children’s development of the language is well supported through the provision of a wide range of stimulating activities. Babies confidently express themselves and show their participation through body language. Older children show confidence and growing ability to use language in social conversation with each other. Children respond well to karakia and mihimihi. Kaimahi promote these as spaces of peace, thanks and unity. Children are confident in their te reo Māori immersion environment.

Planning and Evaluation

Children’s interests are well considered and planned for. Programme plans reflect te reo Māori development as priority, and children’s development as confident learners. A range of assessment practices are used to record and share with whānau about their children’s learning experiences at kōhanga reo. A collaborative planning process includes whānau feedback. Planning programmes of learning is meaningful and tailored to children’s needs.

Whānau are committed to children receiving high quality education and care in a Māori speaking environment. The whānau mission statement and objectives reflect these expectations. Regular whānau hui are well documented and focus on continual improvement for children. The purapura and Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust (TKRNT) provide additional support for the whānau as the need arises. Defined management systems are used by whānau to guide management practices.

Key Next Steps

Internal evaluation practices across the kōhanga reo need strengthening. As part of evaluation, there are key policies and procedures that need attention, including personnel. Whānau acknowledge the need to strengthen evaluation and reporting practices to inform whānau planning and decision-making.

While there is a management annual plan in place, whānau do not use this to guide improvements for children.

3 Whānau Management Assurance on Compliance Areas

During the review, ERO looked at the service’s systems for managing the following areas that have a potentially high impact on children's wellbeing:

  • emotional safety (including positive guidance and child protection)

  • physical safety (including supervision; sleep procedures; accidents; medication; hygiene; excursion policies and procedures)

  • suitable staffing (including qualification levels; police vetting; teacher registration; ratios)

  • evacuation procedures and practices for fire and earthquake.

All kōhanga reo are required to promote children's health and safety and to regularly review their compliance with legal requirements.

4 Recommendation

ERO and the Kōhanga Reo whānau developed the following recommendation:

  • whānau address all key next steps identified in this ERO report.

Conclusion

Te Kōhanga Reo o Tāwhaki is next to Ngahina Marae in Ruatoki. Te reo and tikanga Māori o Tūhoe is a whānau priority. Children are stimulated, engaged and settled as learners. They demonstrate confidence to interact with others and explore the kōhanga reo environment. The whānau are focused on continual improvement in the interests of children.

When is ERO likely to review the kōhanga reo again?

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

Lynda Pura-Watson

Deputy Chief Review Officer Māori

27 March 2017 

Information about the Kōhanga Reo 

Location

Ruatoki

Ministry of Education profile number

41007

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

12CO45

Licence type

Te Kōhanga Reo

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Centres) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

70 children, including up to 20 aged under 2

Kōhanga Reo roll

18 children, including up to 3 aged under 2

Gender composition

Girls 9

Boys 9

Ethnic composition

Māori

100%

Review team on site

February 2017

Date of this report

27 March 2017

Most recent ERO report(s)

Education Review

Education Review

Education Review

June 2014

September 2011

June 2007