Te Kōhanga Reo o Ngā Pekanga

Education institution number:
52703
Service type:
Te Kōhanga Reo
Definition:
Not Applicable
Total roll:
24
Telephone:
Address:

35A Princess Street, Waitara

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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. Ka whakarato ngā pūrongo a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i ngā mōhiohio mātuatua mā ngā hapū me ngā iwi.

2 Te Horopaki

“Ko tāu kupu kōrero ko tāku kupu kōrero. Utaina mai ki runga i te takapou kōrero. Ki runga hoki i te takapou wānanga. Koirā horahia e ora ai uki whai muri”

E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Ngā Pekanga ki te tāone o Waitara, ki Taranaki. Ko te reo Māori, ngā tikanga Māori, te mātauranga Māori, me te ako i te papakāinga me te reo o Taranaki e noho mātuatua ana ki te whānau.

I kitea ki te aromātai Mana Whakahaere a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga i te Hakihea o tau 2021, te pai o te whakahaeretanga o ngā whakaritenga i te kōhanga reo, ā, i te āta hāpaitia te whakatutukitanga o ngā kaimahi i ō rātou tūranga. Tū ai ngā wānanga i ia te wā, ā, i poipoi ēnei i ngā hononga ki ngā kaumātua me te hapori. Ko te waiora o ngā mokopuna, ā rātou akoranga, me te whakatairanga ake hoki i tō rātou aronga toi whenuatanga, kei te pūtake o ngā whakataunga.  

3 Te Aronga o te Aromātai

He pēhea rawa te whakaatu mai o ngā mokopuna i tō rātou māramatanga ki te whanaungatanga?

E whanake ana ngā mokopuna i ngā uara o te manaaki, te aroha, me te tiaki mō rātou anō, ā, mō ētahi atu hoki.  

4 Ngā Whakaaturanga – Mana Mokopuna

E rumakina ana ngā mokopuna ki te whanaungatanga. Ka āta whakarite ngā kaimahi, kia poipoi, kia whai manaaki hoki ngā taunekeneke katoa ki waenga i ngā pakeke me ngā mokopuna. Ka whai whakaaro nui ngā tuākana, i a rātou e taunekeneke ana ki ō rātou tēina. He ngāwari te reo atawhai o ngā kaimahi i a rātou e kōrero ana ki ngā mokopuna. Ka whakamihi rātou i ngā mokopuna mō ā rātou mahi angitu i ia te wā. Ka whakamahi ngā kaimahi i te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo rautaki e hāpai ai i te whakawhanaketanga reo o ngā mokopuna. Ko ētahi o aua rautaki, ko te tāruarua, te tohutohu, te whāngai kupu, me te whakatauira haere i ngā hanganga reo e tika ana. E hāpaitia ana te whai wāhi atu a ngā mokopuna ki ngā wāhanga ōkawa o te hōtaka akoranga, pērā i te whakatau, i ngā karakia, i ngā hīmene, me ngā mihimihi. Mā tēnei, ka mātakitaki, ka whai wāhi atu ngā mokopuna i te whakatinanatanga o ngā tikanga me ngā kawa. Kua whakaritea ngā mahinga o ia rā. E hāpaitia ana te whai a ngā mokopuna i ō rātou ake ngākau nuitanga.

E hāpai ana te wāhi o waho i te tūhura haere, ā, ka whai wāhi hoki ngā mokopuna ki taunekeneke ki waenga i a rātou anō mā te tangongitanga o ngā taumahi. Kei te pērā anō hoki te wāhi o roto, he muramura, he hihiri, ā, ka noho rāhiri. E mōhio ana ngā mokopuna ki ō rātou wāhi ako, ā, he pārekareka ki a rātou te taiao i āta whakawhanakehia ai me te nui o ngā rauemi. He māmā noa ki ngā mokopuna te whakapā atu ki te whānuitanga o ngā tūmomo rauemi e whakaongaonga ai i tō rātou whakawhanaketanga, i ō rātou ngākau nuitanga hoki.

Ka noho mātua rā te whanaungatanga ki ngā whakaritenga a ngā kaimahi me te whānau. Ka whakatauira ngā kaimahi i te aroha, te manaaki, me te whakaute i rātou e taunekeneke ana ki ngā mokopuna. Kei te tino mōhio rātou ki ngā mokopuna, ā, ka whakakoro ki te poipoi i ō rātou matea ake. Kei te mauritau, kei te harikoa hoki ngā mokopuna, ā, he pai ō rātou hononga ki ētahi atu.  

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka whai ake 

Kia whakatairanga tonu te whānau i ngā whakaritenga, kia nui ake ai ngā putanga whai hua ki ngā mokopuna.  

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

E taunaki ana Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga me te whānau o te kōhanga reo, kia whakatairanga tonu i te pakari ngātahi o te whānau, hei whakanui tonu atu i te kounga o te ako me ngā putanga mā ngā mokopuna.  

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

13 Paengawhāwhā, 2022

7 Ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te Kōhanga Reo

Te tūwāhi

Kei Waitara, ki Taranaki

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

52703

Te tau tohu o Te Kōhanga Reo

07A022

Te tūmomo whare

He kōhanga reo

Te raihana

Ngā Ture Mātauranga (Ratonga Kōhungahunga) 2008

Te tokomaha mō te raihana

50, kia 16 ki raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te tokomaha kei runga i te rārangi ingoa

25, tokoono kei raro i te rua o ngā tau

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori 25

Te wā i te kōhanga reo te rōpū arotake

Poutū-te-rangi 2022

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

13 Paengawhāwhā 2022

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga 

Arotake Mātauranga – Mana Whakahaere, Hakihea 2021; Arotake Mātauranga, Kohi-tātea 2018; Arotake Mātauranga,    Hakihea 2014

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. ERO’s reports provides important information for hapū and iwi.

2 Context

“Ko tāu kupu kōrero ko tāku kupu kōrero.  Ūtaina mai ki runga I te takapou kōrero.  Ki runga hoki i te takapou wānanga.  Koirā horahia e ora ai uki whai muri”

Te Kōhanga Reo o Ngā Pekanga is in the Taranaki township of Waitara. Te reo Māori, tikanga Māori, mātauranga Māori, learning about the papakainga, and Taranaki dialect are important to whānau.

The ERO December 2021 evaluation of Mana Whakahaere practices found kōhanga operations were being managed well and kaimahi were well supported to carry out their roles. Wānanga that fostered connections with kaumātua and the community were held regularly. Mokopuna wellbeing, learning and promoting their sense of belonging was the focus of decision making.

3 Evaluation Focus

How well do mokopuna show their understanding of whanaungatanga?

Mokopuna are developing values of manaaki, aroha and tiaki for self and others. 

4 Findings - Mana Whakahaere

Mokopuna are immersed in whanaungatanga. Kaimahi ensure all interactions between adults and mokopuna are nurturing and caring. Tuakana are considerate when interacting with their tēina. The tone and way kaimahi talk with mokopuna is gentle and affectionate. They consistently praise mokopuna for their successes. Kaimahi use a range of strategies to support mokopuna language development. These include repetition, instruction, prompts and modelling correct language structure. Mokopuna are supported to participate in formal parts of the learning programme such as whakatau, karakia, himene and mihimihi. Through this, mokopuna observe and participate in tikanga and kawa practices. Daily routines are established. Mokopuna are supported to follow their own interests. 

The outdoor area encourages exploration that allows mokopuna to interact with each other in a range of activities. The indoor learning space is equally as colourful, vibrant and inviting. Mokopuna know their learning spaces and enjoy the well-developed and resourced environment. Mokopuna can easily access a wide range of resources to stimulate their development and interests.

Whanaungatanga is integral to kaimahi and whānau practices. Kaimahi model aroha, manaaki and respect when interacting with mokopuna. They know their mokopuna well and endeavour to cater for their specific needs. Mokopuna are settled, happy and share positive relationships with others. 

Key Next Steps

Whānau continue to enhance practices to further increase positive outcomes for mokopuna.

5 Kōhanga Whānau 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.

Recommendation

ERO and the kōhanga reo whānau recommends continuing to enhance the collective strength of the whānau to further increase the quality of learning and outcomes for mokopuna.

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

13 April 2022

7 Information about the Kōhanga Reo

Location

Waitara, Taranaki

Ministry of Education profile number

52703

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

07A022

Licence type

Te Kōhanga Reo

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

50 children, including up to 16 aged under 2

Kōhanga Reo roll

25 children, including 6 aged under 2

Ethnic composition

Māori 25

Review team on site

March 2022

Date of this report

13 April 2022

Most recent ERO report(s) 

Education Review – Mana Whakahaere, December 2021; Education Review, January 2018; Education Review, December 2014

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 ngā hapū me ngā iwi.

2 Te Horopaki

 E tū ana Te Kōhanga Reo o Ngā Pekanga ki te tāone o Waitara, ki Taranaki. Ko te reo Māori, ngā tikanga Māori, te mātauranga Māori, me te ako i te papakāinga me te reo o Taranaki e noho mātuatua ana ki te whānau. E tū ana ngā kuia, ngā kaumātua, me ngā toa o te ao Māori hei kawau mārō mō te reo Māori.

3 Te Aronga o te Aromātai

 He pēhea rawa te whakapuaki mai o ngā mokopuna i tō rātou māramatanga ki te reo me ngā tikanga Māori?

Kua whakapuakihia e Te Kōhanga Reo o Ngā Pekanga tētahi taiao e rumaki ana i ngā mokopuna ki te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori.

4 Ngā Whakaaturanga – Mana Whakahaere

 He matawhānui ngā mahere rautaki, ā, e whakaraupapa ana hoki i te tirohanga me ngā wawata o te whānau mō ngā mokopuna. He aronga pūmau ki te tupu tonu me te whakapai tonu. E tāutu ana te mahere mahi i ngā kaupapa matua me ngā whāinga hei āta whakatau i te rōnakitanga mō meāke nei. Ka kawe ngātahi te whānau i ngā mahi e whakatutuki ai i ngā take whakahaere. Ka whakatau te whānau i ngā whakaritenga e hāngai pū ana ki ngā mokopuna.

He pai te whakahaeretanga o ngā whakaritenga ki te kōhanga reo. He kaha te taetae atu ki ngā hui ā-whānau, ā, ka whakapuakihia ngā mōhiohio ki te katoa. E whai hua ana ngā tukanga me ngā whakaritenga, ā, e hāngai ana hoki ki te ahurea o te kōhanga reo. He pai te aroturuki i aua tūāhuatanga, ā, ka pūrongohia hoki mā te whānau. Kua whakatakotohia ngā whakaritenga papai mō te whakahaeretanga o te pūtea. Arotake ai te whānau i ngā kaupapa here me ngā tukanga i ia te wā, hei āta whakatau i tā rātou whakatutuki i ngā herenga ā-ture. Ko te ako a ngā mokopuna me tō rātou waiora kei te pūtake o ngā whakataunga.

He pai te whakahaeretanga o ngā take e pā ana ki ngā kaimahi. Kua whakatutukihia te arohaehae kaimahi, ā, ka arotahi ēnā ki te whakatairanga i te reo me ngā tikanga Māori. He aronga ki te whakapakari i ngā pūkenga me ngā pūmanawa o ngā kaimahi, kia whai hua ai rātou hei kaiārahi ā tōna wā. Tae atu ai te whānau me ngā kaimahi ki ngā wānanga i ia te wā, ā, ka āta poipoi i ngā hononga ki te hapori me ngā kaumātua o te hapori. Ka whai wāhi ki taua tūāhuatanga, ko te kapa haka, ko te ako i ngā whakapapa o ngā waiata, o ngā karakia, o ngā pūrākau hoki e noho motuhake ana ki tō rātou rohe. Ka kite, ka rongo hoki ngā mokopuna i te reo me ngā tikanga Māori e whakatinanahia ana e te whānau.

Ko ngā mahere, ngā aromatawai, me ngā aromātai a ngā kaimahi e pou herea ana ki ngā uara o te whanaungatanga. Ko tētahi āhuatanga o ia rā mō ngā mokopuna, ko ngā wheako ako e poipoi ana i tō rātou māramatanga ki ngā tikanga Māori mā te reo Māori. Ko te ahu whakamua me te ako a ngā mokopuna, ka kapohia ki ngā pūkete e whakatakoto ana i ngā mōhiohio papai e pā ana ki te huarahi ako o ia tamaiti. Kua āta whakaritea te aromātai hōtaka. Hui ai ngā kaimahi i ia te wā ki te whakaaro huritao mō te hōtaka me ā rātou whakaritenga. He pai te āta whakamōhio i te whānau ki tēnā e mahia ana, e ākona ana hoki e ngā mokopuna.

I ngā wā o te urutā Kowheori-19 i te tau 2020 me te tau 2021, i mahi ā-matihiko ngā kaimahi ki te taha o ētahi atu kōhanga reo o tō rātou purapura, hei āwhina i ngā mokopuna me ngā whānau ki te ako tonu i ngā kāinga. Ko te whakamahinga o te hangarau hei rauemi ako a ngā mokopuna, i āta whakamaheretia, i āta tautokona hoki. E haere tonu ana ngā mahi a ngā kaimahi me te whānau ki te whakawhanake i ngā rauemi me te whakamahere mō ngā akoranga ā-ipurangi. Ka ako tonu ngā mokopuna i te taiao o te kōhanga reo me te kāinga.

Ngā Whakaritenga Matua ka whai ake 

 Ko te whakaritenga matua ka whai ake, kia whakapakari tonuhia e te whānau te aromātai o roto, hei whakarahi ake tonu i ngā tino putanga ki ngā mokopuna.

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, arā, kia:

  • whakatairanga tonuhia te pūmanawa ngātahi o te whānau, hei whakarahi tonu i ngā tino putanga e whai hua ai ki ngā mokopuna.

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

23 Hakihea, 2021

7 Ngā kōrero e pā ana ki te Kōhanga Reo

Te tūwāhi

Kei Waitara    

Te tau a te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

52703

Te tau tohu o Te Kōhanga Reo

07A022

Te tūmomo whare

He kōhanga reo

Te raihana

Ngā Ture Mātauranga (Ratonga Kōhungahunga) 2008

Te tokomaha mō te raihana

50, kia 16 ki raro i te rua o ngā tau

Te tokomaha kei runga i te rārangi ingoa

25, tokoono kei raro i te rua o ngā tau

Ngā hononga ā-iwi

Māori 25

Te wā i te kōhanga reo te rōpū arotake

Whiringa-ā-nuku 2021

Te wā o tēnei pūrongo

23 Hakihea 2021

Ngā pūrongo o mua a Te Tari Arotake Mātauranga 

Arotake Mātauranga, Kohi-tātea 2018; Arotake Mātauranga, Hakihea 2014; Arotake Mātauranga, Hakihea 2011

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 reports provide important information for hapū and iwi.

2 Context

Te Kōhanga Reo o Ngā Pekanga is in the Taranaki township of Waitara. Te reo Māori, tikanga Māori, mātauranga Māori, learning about the papakainga, and Taranaki dialect are important to whānau.  Kuia, kaumatua and te Ao Māori champions are language advocates for te reo Māori.

3 Evaluation Focus

How well do mokopuna express their understanding of te reo and tikanga Māori?

Te Kohanga Reo o Ngā Pekanga has created an environment that immerses mokopuna in te reo Māori and tikanga Māori.

4 Findings - Mana Whakahaere

 Strategic planning is comprehensive and includes the vision and aspirations whānau hold for mokopuna. There is a focus on continual growth and improvement. An action plan defines identified priorities and goals to ensure sustainability for the future. Whānau share responsibilities to meet operational matters.  Whānau make decisions that focus on mokopuna.

The operations of the kōhanga reo are well managed. Whānau hui are well attended and information is shared. Effective processes and procedures reflect the culture of the kōhanga reo. These are well monitored and reported to whānau. Good financial management practices are in place. The whānau regularly review policies and procedures to ensure they meet legislation. Mokopuna learning and wellbeing is the focus of decision making.

Personnel matters are well managed. Kaimahi appraisals are completed and focus on enhancing te reo and tikanga Māori. There is a focus on building kaimahi skill and capability to become effective, future leaders. Whānau and kaimahi regularly attend wananga that foster connections with the community and local kaumātua. This includes kapa haka, learning the whakapapa of waiata, karakia and pūrākau unique to their rohe.  Mokopuna observe te reo and tikanga Māori practices amongst whānau.

Kaimahi planning, assessment and evaluation is underpinned by values of whanaungatanga. Learning experiences that nurture mokopuna understanding of tikanga Māori through te reo Māori are part of their daily experiences. Mokopuna progress and learning are captured in portfolios that contain good information about their individual learning journey. Programme evaluation is well established. Kaimahi meet regularly to reflect on the programme and their practices. Whānau are well informed of what mokopuna are doing and learning.

During the COVID 19 pandemic of 2020 and 2021, kaimahi worked digitally, alongside other kōhanga in their purapura to support mokopuna and whānau to continue learning at home. The use of technology as a learning resource for mokopuna has been well-planned and supported. Kaimahi and whānau continue to develop resources and plan for online learning. Mokopuna experience continuity of learning between the kōhanga environment and the home.

Key Next Steps

The key next step for the whānau is to continue to strengthen internal evaluation to further increase positive outcomes for mokopuna.

5 Assurance on Legal Requirements

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 developed the following recommendation:

  • continue to enhance the collective capability of the whānau to further increase positive outcomes for mokopuna.

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

23 December 2021

 

7 Information about the Kōhanga Reo

Location

Taranaki

Ministry of Education profile number

52703

Kōhanga Reo Identification Number

07A022

Licence type

Te Kōhanga Reo

Licensed under

Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008

Number licensed for

50 children, including up to 16 aged under 2

Kōhanga Reo roll

25 children, including up to 6 aged under 2

Ethnic composition

Māori 25

Review team pre on site

October 2021

Date of this report

23 December 2021

Most recent ERO report(s) 

Education Review, January 2018; Education Review, December 2014; Education Review, December 2011.