Ngā Taiātea Wharekura

Education institution number:
488
School type:
Secondary (Year 9-15)
School gender:
Co-Educational
Definition:
Designated Character School
Total roll:
283
Telephone:
Address:

134 Rotokauri Road, Nawton, Hamilton

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Ngā Taiātea Wharekura

1 He Kupu Arataki

Kua mahi ngātahi Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga, ngā whānau, ngā kaiārahi, ngā kaimahi me ngā hapori ki te whakawhanake i ngā tirohanga aromātai e whai wāhi nui ai ki te hāpai i te kawenga takohanga me te whakapaitanga, ki te tautuhi i te ahu whakamua, ā, ki te whakapakari ake hoki i te āheinga ki te aromātai. E hāngai ana tēnei pūrongo ki ā rātou pūnaha, ki ā rātou whakaritenga, me ā rātou mahi whakahaere. Ka whakarato ngā pūrongo a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i ngā mōhiohio mātuatua mā whānau, mā ngā hapū me ngā iwi. 

2 Te Horopaki 

“E puta ki Taiātea”

E tū ana a Ngā Taiātea Wharekura ki Rotokauri, ki Kirikiriroa. E whakarato ana te kura i te mātauranga kaupapa Māori ki ngā uri o ngā tau 9 ki te 13.  E ngākau pono ana te kura ki te mana whenua, ko Ngāti Māhanga me te whakapūmau i ngā uara me ngā mātāpono o Te Kīngitanga. Ko ‘E puta ki Taiātea’ te kōrero e whakapuaki ana i te tirohanga kia rite pai ngā uri katoa ki te mahi, ki te hāpai, ki te ārahi hoki. 

3 Te Aronga o te Aromātai

He pēhea rawa te eke panuku o te uri hei kaiārahi whakapau werawera mō te tangata, e whakaū ana i tōna mauri ki onamata, me tōna aronga ki anamata?

E poipoi ana te marau me te taiao o te kura i te whakawhanaketanga o te uri hei kaiārahi whakapau werawera mō te tangata, e whakaū ana i tōna mauri ki onamata, me tōna aronga ki anamata. 

4 Ngā Whakaaturanga - Mana Poumarumaru

E tino arahina ana ngā whakaritenga kāwana ki ngā Pūkenga Ako, ki ngā Uaratanga, ki te Tukuihotanga, me te Ara Whai Oranga (PUTA). Kei te mātātoa te tū, te whakapau werawera hoki o ngā poumarumaru, hei painga mō ngā uri, ngā whānau, me te kura. E whakatairanga ana te tauākī taketake a te kura i tētahi taiao ako e hāpai ana i te eke panuku o ngā uri, i tō rātou tū anō hoki hei kaiārahi e whakapau werawera ana mō te tangata. Ka whakatinana Te Poumarumaru – tae atu hoki ki ngā uri o roto – i te tirohanga a te kura. Kei waenga i a rātou te tangongitanga o ngā mōhiotanga me ngā pūkenga e whakapuakihia ana ki ō rātou tūranga me ā rātou kawenga. E whai mōhiohio ana ngā whakataunga, ā, e whakaaro nuitia ana, e whakautea ana hoki ngā tirohanga a ngā uri, ngā whānau, me te hapori. Kei te pūtake o ngā hononga ki waenga i ngā poumarumaru me ngā kaiārahi ngaio, ko te whakawhirinakitanga, te ngākau pono, me te mākohakoha. E whakarato ana Te Poumarumaru i te tautoko papai ki ngā kaiārahi o te kura, hei āta whakatau i te whakatinanatanga o ngā putanga e whai hua ana ki ngā uri. 

Ka whakatinanahia e te ohu kaitiaki tētahi aronga ngātahi ki te whakapai ake i te ako ngaio me ngā whakaritenga ngaio. Kua kawe mai ngā mema hou o te ohu i te hiringa kia auaha, kia panoni. Kua waihangatia e ngā kaiārahi tētahi wāhi e hāpai ana i te puāwaitanga o te waiora me ngā pūkenga ngaio o te kaiako. Ko tā te tukanga Rautaki Ako mahi, he whakapakari i te ngaiotanga me ngā pūkenga whakaako o ia kaiako. Kei te tūāpapa o te tukanga, ko te arataki, te pakirehua, me te aro atu ki ngā whakaaturanga. 

Ka whai pānga matua ngā wawata o ngā uri, ngā kaiako, me te whānau whānui, ā, ka whai wāhi nui ki ngā whakataunga me te whakaraupapatanga o ngā whāinga me ngā taumata. Ka whakapakarihia e te ohu kaitiaki te whakawhirinakitanga me ngā pūkenga ārahi ki waenga i ngā kaimahi katoa, ā, ka whakamanahia te tū o ngā kaiako katoa hei kaiārahi. Ka rongo ngā uri i ngā tūmanako nunui mō rātou, ā, e whanake ana hei tino tauira, hei tino kaiārahi hoki.

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka whai ake

I tēnei wā e arotake ana te ohu kaitiaki me ngā kaiako i ngā whakaritenga aromatawai, hei whakariterite mō te whakatinanatanga o ngā paerewa paetae Taumata 1 o Te Taumata Mātauranga ā-Motu kua Taea hei te tau 2024. Ko tētahi atu aronga anō hoki o te arotakenga o roto, ko ngā hōtaka whakaako me ngā hōtaka ako o ngā tau 9 me te tau 10. E whakakoia ana te aromātai a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i aua tūāhuatanga hei kaupapa whakawhanaketanga matua. 

Nō nā noa nei te kura i whakawhiti ai ki te whakamahi i te School Docs. I tēnei wā, kei te waia haere rātou ki ngā herenga ā-ture me ngā tūmanako o te wā, me te whakahāngai pū i ērā ki te horopaki ake o te kura. 

5 Te Whakatau a Te Poumarumaru ki ngā Wāhanga Tautukunga

I te wā o te aromātai, i whakamātauhia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga ngā āhuatanga i raro iho nei:

  • 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 ki te kura
  • ngā kaupapa here e pā ana ki te whakatutukitanga o ngā herenga o te Children’s Act 2014.

6 Ngā Taunakitanga

I whakawhanakehia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga me te ohu kaitiaki ngā taunakitanga e whai ake nei, arā, kia:

  • arotakengia ngā whakaritenga aromatawai o tēnei wā, hei whakariterite mō te whakatinanatanga o ngā paerewa paetae hou hei te tau 2024, ā, kia
  • arotakengia ngā hōtaka whakaako me ngā hōtaka akoranga mō te tau 9 me te tau 10. 

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

20 Poutūterangi, 2024

7 Ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te Kura

Te tūwāhiKei Rotokauri, ki Kirikiriroa
Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga 488
Te tūmomo kuraHe kura tuarua (Tau 9 – 13)
Te tokomaha o ngā ākonga o te kura275
Ngā hononga ā-iwiMāori 100%
Ngā āhuatanga motuhakeNgā Kura-ā-Iwi
Te wā i te kura te rōpū arotakeWhiringa-ā-rangi 2023
Te wā o tēnei pūrongo 20 Poutūterangi 2024
Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake MātaurangaArotake Mātauranga, Kohi-tātea 2020; Arotake Mātauranga, Pipiri 2013

1 Introduction

The Education Review Office (ERO) in collaboration with whānau, leaders, kaimahi and their communities develop evaluation insights that foster accountability and improvement, identify progress and build evaluation capability. This report reflects their systems, operations and management practices. ERO’s reports provide important information for whānau, hapū and iwi. 

2 Context 

E Puta Ki Taiātea”

Ngā Taiātea Wharekura is situated in Rotokauri, Kirikiriroa. The kura provides kaupapa Māori education to uri in Years 9-13. Ngā Taiātea Wharekura holds a significant place within the mana whenua of Ngāti Māhanga, contributing to the aspirations of Kīngitanga and the wider Tainui waka. ‘E puta ki Taiātea’ expresses the vision that all uri will be prepared to serve, uplift and lead.

3 Evaluation Focus

How well do uri achieve to their full potential as servant leaders who are ancestrally driven and future focussed?

The kura curriculum and environment fosters uri to develop as servant leaders who are ancestrally driven and future focused.

4 Mana Poumarumaru – Key Findings

Pūkenga Ako, Uaratanga, Tukuihotanga and Ara Whai Oranga (PUTA) guide governance practices well. The poumarumaru actively represent and serve uri, whānau and the kura. The kura mission promotes a learning environment for uri to achieve to their full potential and act as servant leaders. The poumarumaru, including uri members, enact the kura vision. They bring a diverse range of knowledge and skills to their collective roles and responsibilities. Decision making is well informed and uri, whānau and community views are considered and respected. Relationships between members of the poumarumaru and professional leaders are based on trust, integrity and openness. The poumarumaru provide good support to kura leaders to ensure positive outcomes for uri are realised. 

The ohu kaitiaki, leadership team implement a coherent approach to improving professional learning and practice. New members to the ohu have provided an impetus for innovation and change. Leaders have created an environment where kaiako wellbeing and professional capability can thrive. The Rautaki Ako process, builds individual’s professional and teaching capability. The process is formative, inquiring and evidence based.   

The aspirations of uri, kaiako, and the wider whānau are to the fore and contribute to decision making and the prioritisation of goals and targets. The ohu kaitiaki build relational trust and leadership capability amongst all staff and recognise that all kaiako are leaders. Uri experience high expectations for and are developing as positive role models and leaders. 

Key Next Steps

The ohu kaitiaki and kaiako are currently reviewing assessment practices in preparation for the implementation of the Level 1 National Certificates in Educational Achievement (NCEA) standards in 2024. Teaching and learning programmes for Years 9 and 10 are also a focus of internal review. ERO’s evaluation affirms these as development priorities.

The school have recently moved to using School Docs. They are in the process of familiarising themselves with current legislation and expectations and personalising these to the kura context.

5 Poumarumaru Assurance on Legal Requirement

During the evaluation, ERO checked at the following areas:

  • 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
  • school policies in relation to meeting the requirements of the Children’s Act 2014.

6 Recommendations

ERO and the ohu kaitiaki developed the following recommendations:

  • review current assessment practices in preparation for the implementation of new achievement standards in 2024, and
  • review teaching and learning programmes in Years 9 & 10.

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

20 March 2024

7 Information about the Kura

LocationRotokauri, Hamilton
Ministry of Education profile number488
Kura typeSecondary (Years 9-13)
Kura roll275
Ethnic compositionMāori 100 %
Special featuresNgā Kura-ā-Iwi
Review online process November 2023
Date of this report20 March 2024
Most recent ERO report(s)
 
Education Review, January 2020; Education Review, June 2013

Nga Taiatea Wharekura - 30/01/2020

Te Pūrongo Arotake Mātauranga Kura ā-Iwi

Te Kura ā-Iwi

Ngā Taiātea Wharekura

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

488

Te tūwāhi

Kei Kirikiriroa

Te Pūtake

E mahi ngātahi ana Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga me Ngā Kura ā-Iwi o Aotearoa ki te kapo atu mā te kaupapa nei a Whāia ngā ara painga kia angitu ai, i te huarahi mātauranga o ngā ākonga i poipoia ki te mātauranga o Ngā Kura ā-Iwi.

Te Horopaki

E tū ana a Ngā Taiātea Wharekura ki Rotokauri, i Kirikiriroa. Ka aro nui te kura ki te whakawhanaketanga torowhānui (arā, ki te ahurea, te hinengaro, te tinana, te wairua me te whānau o te ākonga), tae atu ki te oranga me te kōkiri whakamua o ngā ākonga katoa. E noho ngākau nui ana a Ngā Taiātea ki te whakapūmau i ngā tikanga o Te Kīngitanga, me ngā taonga kāmehameha a Tainui. He tino mārama te pūtake me te tirohanga e āta mōhiotia ana e te katoa e whai wāhi atu ana ki te wharekura. Ko te whakataukī, ‘E puta ki Taiātea’ e whakamārama ana i te tirohanga kia rite ngā ākonga katoa ki te whakarato, te hāpai, me te ārahi i ngā wā e tika ana.

Te Tauāki a te Whānau

“Maa te hoohonu o te tuuaapapa ka inea taatou peehea te teitei. I roto i ngaa tau i aata whakaritea te whaanau nei i te puutake o te kaupapa, o teenei Wharekura kia eke ai ngaa aakonga ki te taumata, e kii ana, kua eke te aakonga ki toona ake taumata, araa, ki te tihi o Angitu. Ko te paatai ia, he aha te tuuaapapa? Tuatahi ake ko te reo me ngaa tikanga. Ka rua, ko PoUtuWhaKaAro, araa, ngaa uaratanga o te kura e aarahi nei i a maatou. Ka toru, ko te whakapono o ngaa kaimahi, o ngaa kaiako, o ngaa pou o te Poari, ki te pitomata o te kaupapa whaanui, otiraa ko te whakapono ki te pitomata o ngaa aakonga, o ngaa whaanau, o ngaa hapuu me te iwi Maaori whaanui. Ko taa maatou mahi ko te poipoi, te tautoko me te kaha akiaki nei i ngaa aakonga kia eke ki taumata tiketike ahakoa kei whea, ahakoa te kaupapa kia tuu pakari, kia tuu Maaori raatou hei Manu Taaiko moo te whaanau, moo te hapuu, mo te iwi anoo hoki.”

Ngā Kōrero a ngā Manu Tāiko

I kite ahau i te hua o te ako i te reo Māori me te ao Māori. He āhuru mōwai mōku.

He whanaunga mātou katoa o tēnei kura. He kura tēnei mō te hapori. He kura e whai hononga ana ki te marae, nō reira i whakatupu mātou katoa mā ngā mātāpono o te Kīngitanga.

He aronga ki ngā tāngata Māori katoa, ehara ki a Waikato anake. He whānui, he hōhonu te whanaungatanga, te manaakitanga, me te tiakitanga mō ngā ākonga katoa.

Te Whakarāpopototanga o ngā Whakaaturanga

Te Tauāki I tāutuhia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga ngā wāhanga arotahinga me ngā whai pānga matua. 
Ngā Wāhanga Arotahinga
Ngā Huarahi Pakirehua  

Ngā Whai Pānga
I tāutuhia ēnei āhuatanga matua i te wā o te arotake. 

Te Whai Tukuihotanga me te Whakaaweawe
  • Te marau ā-iwi
  • Te Kīngitanga
  • Te reo ā-iwi
  • Te tū tangata hei uri o te iwi
  • Te whai wāhi atu ki te hapori
  • Ngā tikanga a te iwi
  • Te reo Māori
  • Ngā whai wāhitanga kei tua atu i te marau
  • Ngā rautaki whakaako
Te pakari o te tinana, te whatumanawa, me te tū tangata   
  • Ngā hononga
  • Toka Tū
  • Te whanaungatanga
  • Ngā uara
  • Ngā kaumātua
  • Ngā wheako ako
  • Ngā whai wāhitanga i roto i ngā mahi hākinakina
  • Ngā taunekeneke
  • Te ako mā ngā horopaki 
Te kōkiri a te ākonga i a ia anō, ā-hinengaro, ā-mātauranga hoki
  • Ngā hōtaka akoranga
  • Ngā rautaki whakaako
  • Te ako mā ngā ngākau nuitanga
  • Ngā akoranga e arotahi ana ki anamata
  • Te whakanui i te angitu
  • Te takakawe ki te hiranga
  • Ngā huarahi
  • Te whakatōpū
  • Ngā marae
  • Ngā hononga 
He kaiwhakatau e whai wāhi nui ana ki te pāpori
  • Ngā horopaki ā-hapori
  • He kanohi kitea
  • Te hapori, ngā marae
  • Te Kīngitanga
  • Ngā whai wāhitanga i te rohe, i te motu, ā, i te ao whānui hoki
  • Ngā huarahi
  • Te whakarato
  • Ngā uara
Te Whānau

-        Te whanaungatanga

-        Ngā whakapapa

-        Kei te mātātoa

-        Te kotahitanga

-        Te whakatōpū

-        Ka kaha te whakawhirinaki

-        Te aronga toi whenuatanga

-        E noho ngākau nui ana

-        E noho pūmau ana

-        Te tautoko

Ngā uaratanga
Te Ārahitanga 
  • Te mahitahi
  • Ngā tikanga me ngā kawa
  • Te Kīngitanga
  • E whai hua ana
  • Te tautoko
  • E ngākau nui ana
  • Te whakatōpū
  • Ngā hononga
  • He inati
  • Ka whakatinana i ngā wawata
  • Te whai pātuitanga
  • Kei anamata te tirohanga
  • E whakaaweawe ana
  • Te whai wāhi mai a te whānau, ngā hapū, me te iwi
  • Ngā uara
  • He ringa raupā
  • Te whanaungatanga
  • Ngā whakapapa
  • Ngā pūnaha
  • Ka kōtui i te mahitahi
  • He nui ngā tūmanako
  • Ngā huarahi
  • He hakune

Te Whakarāpopototanga Whānui

I kitea e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga:

  • e whakatinana ana ngā Manu Pīrere i te angitu
  • ko te mātauranga rumaki reo Māori, he mātauranga huarewa
  • ka uru atu, ka whakaaweawe, ka ārahi, ka whai wāhi mātātoa atu te whānau ki te angitu o te mātauranga
  • ka kitea ki ngā kaiārahi tūtoro paetawhiti nei te ngākau nui me te pūkeke kia whakaahuatia
  • he kaihuawaere ngā kaiako e arotahi atu ana ki te whakarato i ngā whakaakoranga me ngā akoranga o te kounga kairangi
  • ka noho mātua rā ko te oranga ā-whatumanawa, ā-tinana, ā-wairua, ā-hinengaro hoki.

Tērā ka whakahaeretia e Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga te arotake whai muri o Ngā Taiātea Wharekura, hei aromātai Wai-pūau nui.

Wai
Te awa e rere atu ana i te mātāpuna ki te moana.

Wai-hōpua
‘te mātāpuna o te wai’
E whakanui ana i te pitomata.

Wai-kāuru
‘te hōkikitanga’
Ka puta te wai i te hōpua, ā, ka tīmata tana kōpikopiko. 

Wai-kōmiro
‘ngā au tere’
Kua puta te awa, ā, ka kōmiro haere. 

Wai-pūau nui
‘te pūau nui o te awa’
Kua tae atu te awa ki te moana. Kei te toitū te awa, ko tōna au kaha e ahu mai ana i te tini o ōna hikuawa. He mana tōna, ā, e rangona ana āna taiheke i tana whāroa, i tana whānui, heoi anō rā, i tua atu rā ki te moana waiwai. 

Te Whakatau a te Poari 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 Poumarumaru 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.

Gloria Takuira

Toka ā-nuku Whakakapi

Te Uepū ā-Motu

30 Kohitātea, 2020

Ngā Kura ā Iwi Education Review Report

Kura ā-Iwi

Ngā Taiātea Wharekura

Ministry of Education Profile Number

488

Location

Hamilton

Our purpose

The Education Review Office (ERO) and Ngā Kura ā-Iwi (NKāI) are working together to capture the journey of learners who have experienced a Ngā Kura ā-Iwi education, Whaia Ngā Ara Painga Kia Angitu Ai.

Background

Ngā Taiātea Wharekura is in Rotokauri, Hamilton. The kura concentrates on the holistic (cultural, intellectual, physical, spiritual and whānau) development, well-being and advancement of all students. Ngā Taiātea is committed to upholding the tikanga of the Kingitanga and those things that are precious to Tainui. There is a clear purpose and vision that is very well understood by all who are involved in the wharekura. “E puta ki Taiātea” expresses the vision that all students will be well prepared to serve, uplift and lead when required.

Whānau statement

Maa te hoohonu o te tuuaapapa ka inea taatou peehea te teitei. I roto i ngaa tau i aata whakaritea te whaanau nei i te puutake o te kaupapa, o teenei Wharekura kia eke ai ngaa aakonga ki te taumata, e kii ana, kua eke te aakonga ki toona ake taumata, araa, ki te tihi o Angitu. Ko te paatai ia, he aha te tuuaapapa? Tuatahi ake ko te reo me ngaa tikanga. Ka rua, ko PoUtuWhaKaAro, araa, ngaa uaratanga o te kura e aarahi nei i a maatou. Ka toru, ko te whakapono o ngaa kaimahi, o ngaa kaiako, o ngaa pou o te Poari, ki te pitomata o te kaupapa whaanui, otiraa ko te whakapono ki te pitomata o ngaa aakonga, o ngaa whaanau, o ngaa hapuu me te iwi Maaori whaanui. Ko taa maatou mahi ko te poipoi, te tautoko me te kaha akiaki nei i ngaa aakonga kia eke ki taumata tiketike ahakoa kei whea, ahakoa te kaupapa kia tuu pakari, kia tuu Maaori raatou hei Manu Taaiko moo te whaanau, moo te hapuu, mo te iwi anoo hoki.”

Manu Tāiko Kōrero

I saw the value of learning te reo and about te ao Māori. It made me warm and comfortable.

It is a kura where everyone is related. It is a kura for the community. It is a kura that is connected to the marae, therefore we were all raised within the principles of the Kīngitanga.

There was a focus on all Māori, not just Waikato. There was wide and deep whanaungatanga, manaakitanga and tiakitanga for all students.

Summary of Findings

Statement The Education Review Office identified areas of focus and key elements of influence.

Areas of Focus
Lines of Inquiry

Elements of influence
These core components were identified during the review.

Cultural autonomous and influential
  • Iwi curriculum
  • Kīngitanga
  • Iwi dialect
  • Iwi identity
  • Community engagement
  • Iwi tikanga
  • Te Reo Māori
  • Extra curricula opportunities
  • Teaching strategies
Physical, emotional and social intelligence
  • Relationships
  • Toka Tū
  • Whanaungatanga
  • Ngā uara
  • Kaumātua
  • Learning experiences
  • Sporting opportunities
  • Interactions
  • Contextual learning
Intellectual and academic independence
  • Learning programmes
  • Teaching strategies
  • Passion based learning
  • Future focussed learning
  • Celebrate success
  • Strive for excellence
  • Pathways
  • Collaboration
  • Marae
  • Connections
Decision makers contribute to society
  • Local contexts
  • Kanohi kitea
  • Community, marae
  • Kīngitanga
  • Local, national and global opportunities
  • Pathways
  • Service
  • Ngā uara
Whānau 
  • Whanaungatanga
  • Whakapapa
  • Active
  • Collective
  • Collaborative
  • High trust
  • Sense of belonging
  • Dedicated
  • Committed
  • Support
  • Uaratanga
Leadership
  • Mahitahi
  • Tikanga, kawa
  • Kīngitanga
  • Effective
  • Support
  • Passionate
  • Collaborative
  • Relationships
  • Extraordinary
  • Whakatinana i ngā wawata
  • Connections
  • Future focus
  • Inspirational
  • Whānau, hapū iwi contribution
  • Uara
  • Ringa raupā
  • Whanaungatanga
  • Whakapapa
  • Systems
  • Kōtui te mahitahi
  • High expectations
  • Pathways
  • Strategic 

Overarching Conclusion

The Education Review Office found that:

  • Manu Pīrere epitomise success
  • te reo Māori immersion education is transformational
  • whānau, hapū and iwi participate, influence, lead and actively contribute to education success
  • leaders as visionaries display commitment and drive for a transformation
  • kaiako as facilitators focus on the provision of high-quality teaching and learning
  • emotional, physical, spiritual and intellectual wellbeing are paramount.

The next ERO review of Ngā Taiātea Wharekura will be a Wai pūaunui–Evaluation.

LEVEL CONCEPT - Water
The river that makes it’s way from the source heading to the sea.

Wai-hōpua
‘source of water’
Acknowledging potential.

Wai-kāuru
‘head waters’
The river emerges from the source and begins a meandering course.

Wai-kōmiro
‘swift waters’
The river has emerged and begins to build momentum.

Wai-pūaunui
‘great river mouth’
The river has reached the sea. It is sustainable, it draws it’s strength from more than one source. It is influential, as it’s current it felt across it’s length and breadth and beyond to the ocean.

Board assurance on legal requirements

Before the evaluation, the board of trustees and principal completed the ERO Te Poumarumaru 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.

Gloria Takuira

Acting Toka ā Nuku

Te Uepū-ā-Motu – Māori Review Services

30 January 2020