Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Taurahere ki te Ao

Education institution number:
45728
Service type:
Te Kōhanga Reo
Definition:
Not Applicable
Total roll:
34
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Address:

24 York Street, Eltham

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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 Taurahere ki te Ao ki te hapori o Eltham, ki Taranaki. Ko Ngā Ruahinerangi rāua ko Ngāti Ruanui ngā iwi. I hangaia te whare hei puna reo. Ia rā, ka haereere ngā wēne mō ngā tamariki ki ngā tāone e pā tata atu ana. He rārangi tatari tā te kōhanga reo. He kaha te tautoko mai o ngā kaumātua. He tokomaha ngā mokopuna ki te kōhanga reo.

3 Te Aronga o te Aromātai

He pēhea rawa te whakaatu mai o ngā mokopuna i ō rātou ngākau titikaha hei ākonga?

Ka whakaatuhia e ngā mokopuna te ngākau titikaha i a rātou e tūhura ana i tō rātou kōhanga reo.

4 Ngā Whakaaturanga

E whai wāhi atu ana ngā mokopuna ki tētahi taiao e whakawātea ana i a rātou ki te whai i ō rātou ake ngākau nuitanga. Kua whakaratohia e te whānau ngā rauemi maha me te tangongitanga o ngā tūmomo wāhi ako e poipoi ana i te taha pākiki o ngā mokopuna. Ka ārahi ngā kaimahi i te aronga kia ako ngā mokopuna mā te tākaro. E ākina ana te tūhura haere. Ka whai wāhi atu ana mokopuna ki te taha o ētahi atu, ā, he tau anō hoki ētahi ki te tūhura takitahi. Ka whakawhiti haere ngā kaimahi, ā, ka aro atu ki ngā matea o ngā mokopuna i te wā ka pupū ake. Ka hāngai hoki ki tēnei, ko te whakarato i ngā tauira reo e hāpai ana i te taha tūhura. He nui te awhi, te manaaki, me te aroha i ngā mokopuna. I kitea ngā mokopuna e noho ngākau nui ana ki te tangongitanga o ngā tūmomo taumahi e whakakipakipa ana i ō rātou whakaaro pākiki me te hīraurau hopanga. Ka taea e rātou ā rātou ake kaupapa te kōkiri, me te aro nui ki te kaupapa mō te wā roa. I whakapuakihia e ngā mokopuna tō rātou ngākau nui, tō rātou pārekareka i a rātou e mahi ana.

E tino hāpaitia ana te ako a ngā mokopuna i te reo Māori. Ka āta whakarite te whānau kia noho mātua rā ko te ako i te mita o Taranaki. Ka toro atu ngā kaimahi ki te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo rautaki reo e hāpai ai i te whakawhanaketanga reo o ngā mokopuna. Ko ētahi o aua rautaki, ko ngā whaikōrero, ngā waiata, ngā whakataukī, ngā pātai, me ngā tohutohu. Ka whakatauira ngā kaimahi i te aroha ki te waiata. He tākare te whai atu a ngā tēina i ngā mahi ā-ringa a ō rātou tuākana, i a rātou e waiata ana. Ka whai wāhi atu hoki ngā pēpi i aua wā mā te whakapuaki oro, mā te āhua hoki o ō rātou kanohi. E tīmata ana ngā mokopuna ki te ako i te reo Māori.

Kua whakatakotohia ngā tukanga e pā ana ki te whakamahere me te aromatawai. He mahi ngātahi te whakamahere, ā, e whakarato ana i ngā aratohu mō te whakatinanatanga o te hōtaka. I ngā wā e tika ana, e whai wāhi atu ana hoki ki ngā whakaaro o ngā kaimahi, ko te tautoko o waho. He ngohengohe te aronga atu a ngā kaimahi ki te hōtaka o ia rā, ā, e pai ana ki a rātou te panoni haere i te pupūtanga ake o ētahi atu whai wāhitanga. Ko te tākaro māhorahora, ko te tīwhiri taumahi hoki te aronga o te hōtaka akoranga. Kua whakatakotohia ngā tukanga e pā ana ki te aromatawai. Ko te paki ako te tino huarahi mō te whakatakoto haere i ngā akoranga a ngā mokopuna. Ka whakatakotohia aua kōrero ki ngā pūkete a ia tamaiti. He kawenga mahi tēnei mā ngā kaimahi katoa. E whiwhi ana ngā mokopuna i ngā akoranga e whakatutuki ana i ō rātou matea.

He pai te whakahaeretanga a te whānau i te kōhanga reo. Tū ai ngā hui i ia marama, ā, he pai hoki te tuhi i ngā kaupapa i kōrerohia ai. He komiti anō hoki tā rātou e kawe ana i ngā mahi katoa e pā ana ki te whakahaeretanga o te tari. Kua whakawhanakehia te pūnaha arohaehae e ngā kaimahi, mā te mahi ngātahi ki te whānau. Ka taea e ngā kaimahi te whakawhanaketanga ngaio te whakapā atu mā Te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo, hei hāpai i tō rātou tupu whaiaro. Kua whakahoungia ngā tuhinga tūranga mahi katoa, ā, e hāngai katoa ana ki te wā. Arotakengia ai i ia te wā, ko ngā pūtea i tuhia ai ki ngā meneti o mua. Tērā ētahi whakaaturanga e tohu ana i te arotakenga o te kaupapa here, heoi, e hāngai ana te katoa o ngā kaupapa here ki te wā me ngā herenga ā-ture o tēnei wā tonu. Kua whakatakotohia te mahere ā-tau. E whakatakoto ana taua mahere i ngā tino aratohu mō te whakatinanatanga me te aroturukitanga o ngā mahi whakahaere matua. Ko ngā mokopuna kei te pūtake o ngā whakataunga katoa.

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka whai ake

Me whakapakari ake i te aromātai hōtaka. Ka hui ngā kaimahi ki te whakawhiti kōrero mō tēnā i whāia e rātou i roto i ngā wiki kua pahure, engari he iti noa ngā tuhinga e pā ana ki aua hui. He mea nui kia whakatakotohia aua kōrero hei hāpai i ngā whakapaitanga me ngā mahere ka whai ake. Ka whai hua ngā mokopuna i ngā whakaritenga aromātai hōtaka.

Kāhore te hōtaka akoranga e hāngai ana ki Te Whāriki o Te Kōhanga Reo. He mea nui kia āta mōhio te whānau ki te kaupapa o te kōhanga reo mā ngā akoranga me ngā māramatanga i Te Korowai. Ka hāpai taua mahi i ngā kaimahi ki te whakamahere i tētahi hōtaka e tuitui ana i te kaupapa puta noa i te hōtaka akoranga.

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.

I tautuhia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga te wāhanga e whai ake nei, kāhore e tutuki ana e ai ki te ture. Hei whakapai ake i ngā whakaritenga o tēnei wā, me tahuri te whānau ki te:

  • āta whakarite, kia whakamahere, kia whakatinana, kia aromātai hoki ngā kaimahi i te marau o Te Whāriki o Te Kōhanga Reo, hei whakarato i te pai o ngā wheako akoranga mā ngā tamariki.
    [R43 Ture Mātauranga (Kōhungahunga) 2008; C1-13 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 te taunakitanga e whai ake nei, arā, kia:

  • mahi te whānau ki te taha o te tari ā-rohe o te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo ki te whakawhanake i tētahi mahere mahi e whakatutuki ai i ngā whakaritenga matua i tautuhia ai ki tēnei pūrongo kia whai ake.

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 Eltham, ki Taranaki  

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

45728

Te tau tohu o Te Kōhanga Reo

07B097

Te tūmomo whare

He kōhanga reo

Te raihana

Ngā Ture Mātauranga (Ratonga Kōhungahunga) 2008

Te tokomaha mō te raihana

45, kia 15 ki raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te tokomaha kei runga i te rārangi ingoa

36, tokoiwa kei raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro    20

Tama     16

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

36

Te wā i te kōhanga reo te rōpū arotake

Pipiri 2021

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

1 Hōngongoi 2021

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga 

Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Whiringa-ā-nuku 2016

Here-turi-kōkā 2013

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 Taura Here i te Ao is in Eltham, Taranaki. The iwi are Ngā Ruahinerangi and Ngāti Ruanui. Van runs go to neighbouring towns daily. Whanau have a waiting list. There is good kaumātua support. There are a high number of mokopuna in the kōhanga reo.

3 Evaluation Focus

How well do mokopuna display confidence as learners?

Mokopuna display confidence as they explore their kōhanga reo.

4 Findings

Mokopuna experience an environment where they have autonomy to pursue their interests. Whānau have provided many resources and a variety of learning spaces that foster mokopuna curiosity. Kaimahi lead a play-based approach to learning with mokopuna. Exploring is encouraged. Mokopuna engage alongside others while some are content to explore by themselves. Kaimahi move around and respond to mokopuna needs as they arise. This includes providing language models that support exploration. There is plenty of awhi, manaaki and aroha for the mokopuna. Mokopuna were observed enjoying a wide range of activities that stimulated their curiosity and problem-solving.   They were able to initiate their own their own projects and remain engaged for a sustained period. Mokopuna expressed pleasure and enjoy as they worked.

Mokopuna are well supported to learn te reo Māori. Whānau ensure that learning te mita o Taranaki is the priority. Kaimahi draw on a variety of language strategies to support mokopuna language development. These include whaikorero, waiata, whakatauki, pātai and tohutohu. Kaimahi model a love for waiata. Teina eagerly follow the actions of their tuākana while performing waiata. Babies respond by making sounds and using facial expressions. Mokopuna are early learners of te reo Māori.

Planning and assessment processes are in place. Planning is a collaborative activity that provides guidelines for programme implementation. External support supplements kaimahi whakaaro as required. Kaimahi have a flexible approach to the daily programme and are happy to change when other opportunities arise. Free play and choice of activities is the focus of learning programme. Assessment processes are in place. The learning story is the main method for recording mokopuna learning. These are recorded in individual profile books. Responsibility for this is shared amongst kaimahi. Mokopuna experience learning that meets their needs.

Whānau manage kōhanga reo operations well. Monthly hui are held and is well documented. They have in place a committee to deal with all administration tasks. The appraisal system has been developed by kaimahi in collaboration with whānau. Kaimahi can access professional development through Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust to support their personal growth. All employee documentation is current and up to date. Finance in previous minutes are regularly reviewed. There is some evidence of policy review although all policies are up to date and align to current legislative requirements. An annual plan is in place. This provides clear guidelines for the implementation and monitoring of key operational tasks. Mokopuna are at the centre of all decision making.

Key Next Steps

Programme evaluation requires strengthening. Kaimahi meet to discuss what has happened over-previous weeks but there is limited documentation. It is important that discussions are recorded for any improvements and influence further planning. Mokopuna benefit from programme evaluation practices.

The learning programme does not align with Te Whāriki o Te Kōhanga Reo. It is Important that whānau are clear about the kaupapa of the kōhanga reo through learning and understanding Te Korowai. This will enable the kaimahi to plan a programme where the kaupapa is integrated throughout the learning programme.

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.

ERO identified the following area of non-compliance. To improve current practice, the whānau must:

  • ensure kaimahi plan, implement, and evaluate Te Whāriki o Te Kōhanga Reo curriculum to provide positive learning experiences for children.
    [Regulation 43 (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008; C1-13 Licensing Criteria for Kōhanga Reo affiliated with Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust 2008]

6 Recommendation

ERO and the kōhanga reo whānau developed the following recommendation:

  • that whānau work with the District Office to develop an action plan to address the key next steps identified in this report.

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

1 July 2021

7    Information about the Kōhanga Reo

Location

Taranaki

Ministry of Education profile number

45728

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

07B097

Licence type

Te Kōhanga Reo

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

45 children, including up to 15 aged under 2

Kōhanga Reo roll

36 children, including up to 9 aged under 2

Gender composition

Girls       20

Boys       16

Ethnic composition

Māori

36

Review team on site

June 2021

Date of this report

1 July 2021

Most recent ERO report(s)

Education Review

Education Review

October 2016

August 2013

Te Aromātai

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Taurahere ki te Ao ki Eltham, ki Taranaki. Ko ētahi o ngā kaupapa matua a te whānau, ko te kounga o ngā wheako akoranga me te whakawhanaketanga o ngā tamariki. E pou here ana te whanaungatanga i te āhua o ngā mahi whakahaere ki te kōhanga reo. Ka whakaatu ngā tamariki i te manaaki, te aroha, me te whanaungatanga mā te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo huarahi, ki te taha o ō rātou hoa me tō rātou whānau.

Ka arotake anō Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Taurahere ki te Ao i roto i te toru o ngā tau.

1 Te Horopaki

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Taurahere ki te Ao ki Eltham, ki Taranaki. Ko Ngā Ruahinerangi rāua ko Ngāti Ruanui ngā iwi. Ka kawea mai ngā tamariki i ngā hapori e karapoti ana i te kōhanga reo. He tokomaha ngā tamariki ki te rārangi ingoa.

2 Ngā Whakaaturanga o te Arotake

He pēhea rawa ngā tamariki e āta whakaatu i nga ahuatanga o te whanaungatanga?

Ka whakaatu ngā tamariki i te manaaki, te aroha, me te whanaungatanga, ā, ka whiwhi hoki rātou i ngā taunekeneke papai ki te taha o ō rātou hoa me tō rātou whānau.

Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira

He whai wāhitanga mō ngā tamariki ki te tūhura i te ao e noho nei rātou. Ka whakarato ngā kaimahi i ngā whai wāhitanga mō ngā tamariki ki te tūhura i te ao Māori me te ao whānui. Ka whakarato rātou i tētahi taiao ako whakaongaonga mō ngā tamariki, me ngā whai wāhitanga anō hoki ki te kite, te pā, te hongihongi, me te rongo i te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo taonga. Ka whakapuakihia ngā mātauranga e pā ana ki ngā atua Māori, hei hāpai i te whakawhanaketanga o te whakaute me te manaaki o ngā tamariki mō te taiao māoriori, tūturu hoki. Ka akiaki, ka hāpai hoki ngā kaimahi i ngā tamariki ki te korikori tinana, me te ako i te oranga kai. He ākonga pakari, he ākonga pākiki hoki ngā tamariki.

Ka ako ngā tamariki i tō rātou tuakiri. Ka hāpai ngā kaimahi i ngā tamariki ki te whakapuaki i ō rātou pepeha, ngā waiata, me ngā karakia hoki o tō rātou takiwā. Kawe atu ai ngā kaimahi i ngā tamariki i ia te wā, ki te kite i ngā pouwhenua o te hapori me ngā wāhi whakahirahira hoki, hei whakatairanga i te ako i te hapori whānui. E hāpaitia ana te ako a ngā tamariki i tō rātou tū hei tangata whenua, hei manuhiri anō hoki ki ngā tūmomo horopaki. Ka āta whakarite ngā kaimahi kia whiwhi ai ngā tamariki i ngā whai wāhitanga i ia rā ki te noho ki te taha o ō rātou kaumātua, me te rongo i ngā kōrero e pā ana ki tō rātou iwi. E mōhio ana ngā tamariki ki a rātou anō, ki tō rātou tūrangawaewae anō hoki.

Ka whiwhi ngā tamariki i te pai o ngā taunekeneke ki te kōhanga reo. Ka whakakoia, ka whakamihi anō hoki ngā kaimahi i ngā whakapuakitanga me ngā whakamātau a ngā tamariki. Ka hāpai rātou i ngā tamariki ki te whai i ō rātou ake ngākau nuitanga, i runga anō i te rere o ngā mahi e tika ana ki a rātou. Ka ārahi ngā kaimahi i ngā tamariki ki te waia haere ki ngā tūmanako, ngā mahinga, me ngā tikanga, puta noa i te rā. He harikoakoa te tākaro ngātahi a ngā tamariki, mō ngā wā roa. Ka tiaki ngā tuākana i ō rātou tēina, ā, ka whakatauira anō hoki i ngā whanonga e tika ana. He kaha te nukunuku haere o ngā pēpi ki te wāhi ako i āta waihangatia ai mō rātou. He tau, he hāneanea hoki ngā tamariki ki tō rātou taiao.

E whakawhanake ana ngā tamariki i tō rātou māramatanga ki te reo Māori. Kōrero Māori ai ngā kaimahi puta noa i te rā. Ka akiaki rātou i ngā tamariki ki te whakamahi i ngā kupu, ngā kīanga, me ngā rerenga kōrero māmā o te reo Māori. Ka kōkiri ngā tamariki tuākana i ngā whakawhitinga kōrero ki te taha o ō rātou hoa, ā, ki ētahi atu hoki. Ka whakapuaki kōrero ngā pēpi mā te reo ā-tinana, me ngā mahi ā-ringa. E āhei ana ngā tamariki ki te whakahāngai i ngā kupu ki ngā pikitia, ngā tāngata, me ētahi mea. He pārekareka ki a rātou ngā pukapuka e pānuihia ana, ā, he mātātoa tā rātou whai wāhi atu ki ngā wā pānui i te taha o ngā kaimahi. He pakari ngā tamariki ki te whakawhiti whakaaro.

Te Whakamahere me te Aromātai

Ka whakahaere te whānau i te kōhanga reo hei painga mō ngā tamariki. He tirohanga ngātahi, he tino aronga anō hoki ki te whakapai haere, puta noa i ngā wāhanga katoa o ngā whakahaeretanga. Ko te whakawhanaketanga o ngā kaimahi me te whānau tētahi kaupapa rautaki matua. Ka whakamaheretia, ka aroturukitia hoki te whakawhanaketanga ngaio o ngā kaimahi. He mātātoa te whai wāhi a te whānau ki te kura me ētahi atu ratonga ako o te hapori. He pakari ngā pūnaha, ā, ka arotakengia i ia te wā. Ka noho matua te ako a ngā tamariki.

Ko te ako a ngā tamariki e pou here ana i te whakamaheretanga o te hōtaka. Kei ngā mahere te kiko o ngā mōhiohio hei ārahi i te whakatinanatanga o te hōtaka. Kei te tino mōhio ngā kaimahi ki ngā tamariki, ā, ka whakaaro huritao rātou i ia te wā, i te whai huatanga o te hōtaka me ngā whakaritenga ki te whakatutuki i ngā matea o ngā tamariki. Ka tahuri hoki ngā kaimahi i roto i te hōtaka akoranga, ki te āta poipoi i ngā tamariki e mau ana i ngā matea ake. He pārekareka ki ngā tamariki te ako ki te kōhanga reo.

Ka āta aroturukitia te ako a ngā tamariki. Ka whakarato ngā kaimahi i te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo mōhiohio ki te whānau, mō te āhua o ngā akoranga a ā rātou tamariki. Kua āta whakatakotohia ā-tuhi nei ngā mōhiohio aromatawai, mā ngā kitenga, ngā paki ako, ngā pūkete a ia tamaiti, me ngā whakaahua. Ka whai hua ngā mahi a ngā kaimahi ki te arotake i te hōtaka akoranga, hei āta whakarite i te whakatutukitanga o tēnei i ngā matea o ngā tamariki. Ka whakatutukihia ngā matea ako me ngā matea whanake o ngā tamariki.

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka Whai Ake

Kāhore ngā mahere, ngā pūrongo, me ngā mahi aroturuki e hāngai ana ki ngā kaupapa rautaki matua o te kōhanga reo. Kāhore ngā whāinga ā-tau e aroturukitia ana, e pūrongotia ana rānei hei whakamōhio i te whānau mō te ahu whakamua ki te whakatutuki i aua whāinga. E mōhio ana te whānau ki te whai pānga nui, te whai pānga matua hoki o te tuitui ake i te kaupapa o te kōhanga reo ki ngā wāhanga katoa.

He ōpaki kē te pūrongo i te ako me te whakawhanaketanga o ngā tamariki ki ngā mātua. Ahakoa kei te mārama ngā kaimahi he mea nui te pūrongo i te ahu whakamua a ngā tamariki ki ngā whānau, kāhore he tukanga ōkawa hei āta whakarite i te whakatutukitanga o tēnei mahi.

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 kōhanga reo 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 ngā taunakitanga e whai ake nei, arā, kia:

  • whakamahere, kia whakatinana hoki i tētahi huarahi ki te pūrongo i ngā akoranga a ngā tamariki i ia te wā
  • whakahāngai ake i ngā wāhanga katoa o te whakahaeretanga ki te kaupapa o te kōhanga reo, i runga anō i ngā tikanga i whakaraupapahia ai e Te Poari Matua o Ngā Kōhanga Reo.

Te Whakarāpopototanga

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Taurahere ki te Ao ki Eltham, ki Taranaki. Ko ētahi o ngā kaupapa matua a te whānau, ko te kounga o ngā wheako akoranga me te whakawhanaketanga o ngā tamariki. E pou here ana te whanaungatanga i te āhua o ngā mahi whakahaere ki te kōhanga reo. Ka whakaatu ngā tamariki i te manaaki, te aroha, me te whanaungatanga mā te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo huarahi, ki te taha o ō rātou hoa me tō rātou whānau.

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 Taurahere ki te Ao i roto i te toru o ngā tau.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Kaiurungi Whakaturuki Arotake Māori

31 Whiringa-ā-nuku, 2016

Ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te kōhanga reo

Te tūwāhi

Kei Eltham, ki Taranaki

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

45728

Te tau tohu o Te Kōhanga Reo

07B097

Te tūmomo whare

He kōhanga reo

Te raihana

Ngā Ture Mātauranga (Ratonga Kōhungahunga) 2008

Te tokomaha mō te raihana

45, kia 15 ki raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te tokomaha kei runga i te rārangi ingoa

40, tokorima kei raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te ira tangata

Kōtiro 17

Tama tāne 23

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori

100%

Te wā i te kōhanga reo te rōpū arotake

31 Here-turi-kōkā – 1 Mahuru 2016

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

31 Whiringa-ā-nuku, 2016

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga

Arotake Mātauranga

Here-turi-kōkā 2013

Evaluation

Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Taurahere ki te Ao is in Eltham, Taranaki. Whānau priorities include quality learning experiences and children’s development. Whānaungatanga underpins the way in which the kōhanga reo is managed. Children demonstrate manaaki, aroha and whānaungatanga in a variety of ways, with their peers and whānau.

The next ERO review of Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Taurahere ki te Ao will be in three years.

1 Context

Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Taurahere ki te Ao is in Eltham, Taranaki. The iwi are Ngā Ruahinerangi and Ngāti Ruanui. Children are transported from neighbouring areas to the kōhanga reo. There is a high number of children on the roll.

2 The Review Findings

To what extent do children demonstrate whānaungatanga?

Children demonstrate manaaki, aroha and whānaungatanga and experience positive interactions with their peers and whānau.

Ngā Taumata Whakahirahira

Children have opportunities to explore the world around them. Kaimahi provide opportunities for children to explore te ao Māori and the wider world. They provide a stimulating learning environment for children where they have opportunities to see, touch, smell and feel a range of resources. Information about atua Māori is shared with children to help with developing respect and care for the natural and physical environment. Kaimahi encourage and support children to be active and learn about healthy eating habits. Children are confident and curious learners.

Children’s learn about their identity. Kaimahi support children to recite their pepeha, sing waiata and karakia from their area. Kaimahi regularly take children to visit local landmarks and places of significance to enhance learning about the local area. Children are supported to learn about their role as tangata whenua and manuhiri in different situations. Kaimahi ensure that children have daily opportunities to interact with their kaumatua and hear stories of their iwi. Children know who they are and where they are from.

Children experience positive interactions at kōhanga reo. Kaimahi affirm and praise children’s contributions and efforts. They support children to follow their interests at their own pace. Kaimahi guide children to become familiar with expectations, routines and tikanga throughout the day. Children play happily together for long periods of time. Tuakana take care of and model appropriate behaviours to their teina. Babies move confidently around their own designated learning space. Children are secure and comfortable in their environment.

Children are developing their understanding of te reo Māori. Kaimahi speak te reo Māori throughout the day. They encourage children to use simple words, phrases and sentences in te reo Māori. Older children initiate conversations with their peers and others. Babies use body language and hand gestures to convey messages. Children can associate words with pictures, people and things. They enjoy being read to and actively engage in shared reading with kaimahi. Children are confident communicators.

Planning and Evaluation

The whānau manage the kōhanga reo in the interests of children. There is a shared vision and a strong focus on improvement across all areas of operations. Kaimahi and whānau development is included as a strategic priority. Professional development for kaimahi is planned and monitored. The whānau actively participate with the kura and other local learning providers. Systems are robust and regularly reviewed. Children’s learning is important.

Children’s learning underpins programme planning. Plans provide detailed information to guide the implementation of the programme. Kaimahi know the children well and constantly reflect on how the programme and practices meet the needs of children. Kaimahi prioritise support for children with additional needs in the learning programme. Children enjoy learning at kōhanga reo.

Children’s learning is well monitored. Kaimahi provide a range of information to whānau about how their children are learning. Assessment information is well documented through observations, learning stories, individual profiles and photographs. Kaimahi effectively review the learning programme to ensure it is meeting children’s needs. Children’s learning and development needs are met.

Key Next Steps

Planning, reporting and monitoring does not align to the strategic priorities of the kōhanga reo. Annual goals are not monitored or reported to inform whānau of progress towards achieving these goals. Whānau acknowledge the relevance and importance of incorporating more of the kaupapa of kōhanga reo in all areas.

Reporting to parents on their children’s learning and development occurs informally. While kaimahi understand the importance of reporting children’s progress to whānau there is no formal process to ensure this occurs.

3 Whānau Management Assurance on Compliance Areas

During the review, ERO looked at the kōhanga reo 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 Recommendations

ERO and the Kōhanga Reo whānau developed the following recommendations:

  • plan and implement a regular method of reporting about children’s learning

  • align all areas of operation more closely to the kaupapa of kōhanga reo as outlined by Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust.

Conclusion

Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Taurahere ki te Ao is in Eltham, Taranaki. Whānau priorities include quality learning experiences and children’s development. Whānaungatanga underpins the way in which the kōhanga reo is managed. Children demonstrate manaaki, aroha and whānaungatanga in a variety of ways, with their peers and whānau.

When is ERO likely to review the kōhanga reo again?

The next ERO review of Te Kōhanga Reo o Te Taurahere ki te Ao will be in three years.

Lynda Pura-Watson

Deputy Chief Review Officer Māori

31 October 2016 

Information about the Kōhanga Reo

Location

Eltham, Taranaki

Ministry of Education profile number

45728

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

07B097

Licence type

Te Kōhanga Reo

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

45 children, including up to 15 aged under 2

Kōhanga Reo roll

40 children, including up to 5 aged under 2

Gender composition

Girls 17

Boys 23

Ethnic composition

Māori

100%

Review team on site

31 August – 1 September 2016

Date of this report

31 October 2016

Most recent ERO report(s)

Education Review

August 2013